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Malawi Issues Warrant Of Arrest For Ex-President Banda

Blantyre - Malawi police on Monday issued an arrest warrant for former president Joyce Banda in connection with the country's "Cashgate" corruption scandal, which involved ... Full story

Bikita Man Cheats Death, Fights Hyenas With Bare Hands

BIKITA - A brave man recently involved himself in a drama of Biblical Samson-style proportions and became a local model of a Thai warrior when ... Full story

Gunmen Storm Kenyan Deputy President's Home, Gunshots Fired

Unidentified gunmen have stormed into the house of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto in Sugoi, in the Uasin Gishu County on Saturday hours after the ... Full story

Joice Mujuru Seeks Leadership Legitimacy

AFTER two false starts, former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s opposition National People’s Party (NPP) has now fixed a date for its inaugural convention to endorse the ... Full story

Johannesburg Football Stadium Crush Kills Two

At least two people have been killed and 17 injured in a crush at South Africa's biggest stadium, football officials say. It took place during ... Full story

Zanu PF Officials Are Donkeys: Chipanga

Zanu PF youth leader Kudzai Chipanga on Saturday described ruling party officials as donkeys that are only useful when they are of service to President ... Full story

Mugabe Blocked Me From Resigning: Mujuru

Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ex-deputy, Joice Mujuru, says her former boss refused her a chance to resign when she was still in government ... Full story

I Am Not Dying Yet, Says President Mugabe

By Staff Reporter Chinhoyi, July 29, 2017 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has told rivals to stop dreaming about his imminent death saying he was still fit ... Full story

Grace Humiliates Charamba Over State Media Capture

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace on Saturday paraded Presidential spokesperson George Charamba before a Zanu PF rally attended by thousands and dressed him down for ... Full story

Shuvai Mahofa In Poaching Storm

CHIREDZI – Powerful Zanu PF politician and Minister of State for Masvingo, Shuvai Ben Mahofa is in the eye of a storm after two rhinos ... Full story

Mugabe To Appoint Third VP

President Robert Mugabe Thursday said he was toying with the idea of appointing a third Vice-President to manage the Zanu PF succession conundrum, as his ... Full story

Witchcraft Fears Over Dead Hyena With Missing Nose, Tail

MBERENGWA – There is a superstition-driven fear in parts of the district after a dead hyena was found on the side of the Zvishavane – ... Full story

Govt Moots Resurrecting Zimdollar: VP

Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed that the defunct Zimbabwean dollar could soon be resurrected, as the government is gradually piling up gold and diamond reserves ... Full story

Mberengwa Sex Workers Want Pension Fund

MBERENGWA - Commercial sex workers in the district have recommended that they be helped to set up a Commercial Sex Workers Pension Fund (CSWPF) which ... Full story

Outrage Over Zanu PF Sponsored Constitutional Amendment

Harare - Prominent Zimbabweans Wednesday took to social media to slam a vote by MPs from President Robert Mugabe’s party to change the constitution, just ... Full story

Mujuru Says Won't Refuse Nomination As Coalition Leader

Harare – President Robert Mugabe’s ex-deputy, Joice Mujuru, who now leads the opposition National People’s Party (NPP), has denied accusations that she was not committed ... Full story

‘Killer’ MDC-T Activists Denied Bail

THE three MDC-T activists arrested in Harare last month over the death of a riot police officer, Talkmore Phiri, were on Wednesday denied bail by ... Full story

South Africans Spend 80% More On Mental Health

Cape Town - Mental health spend has increased by more than 80% in the past five years, reaching R2bn in 2016 with hospitalisation claims amounting ... Full story

Late Chidyausiku's Son Touches Women's Butt In Pub Brawl

THE late Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku’s son, Tadzimirwa Bernard, Tuesday appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court charged with indecent assault after he allegedly fondled a ... Full story

Cop Murder Accused MDC-T Trio In Freedom Bid

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 26, 2017 – THE High Court is this Wednesday set to rule on a bail application by three MDC-T activists who ... Full story

Zanu PF Bulldozes Passing Of Constitutional Amendment Bill

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 26, 2017 – ZANU PF legislators Tuesday combined their numbers to pass through the legislative assembly Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 1) ... Full story

Welshman Ncube In Wife Battering Storm

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 25, 2017 – MDC President Welshman Ncube is reported to have assaulted his wife who later withdrew her domestic violence complaints ... Full story

Mangoma Should Swallow Pride And Rejoin MDC: Muchauraya

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, July 25, 2017 – FORMER Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) spokesperson Pishai Muchauraya MDC-T has described his recent return to the main ... Full story

'Controversy' As Zambia's PF Wants Lungu To Run For Re-Election In 2021

Lusaka – Zambian leader Edgar Lungu has been re-nominated to run as the Patriotic Front (PF) presidential candidate in 2021, a move that could trigger ... Full story

Mvurwi Car Crash Leaves 11 Burnt Beyond Recognition

ELEVEN people were on Monday burnt to death while 14 others were injured after two vehicles were involved in a head on collision at the ... Full story

Nigeria Releases First Photo Of Ailing President In Almost 80 Days

ABUJA – Nigeria released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, the first in almost three months after he left the country on May ... Full story

Former MP Dumps Mangoma, Rejoins Tsvangirai

FORMER MDC-T Manicaland provincial spokesperson, Pishai Muchauraya, has dumped Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader Elton Mangoma and rejoined the Morgan Tsvangirai-led opposition party, whom ... Full story

Cancer Striken Tsvangirai Says Ready For 2018

Harare - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his cancer treatment is going well, and he’s fit enough to take on President Robert Mugabe in ... Full story

Government Will Support Private Community Newspapers: Mahoso

Kwekwe – The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) Dr Tafataona Mahoso has assured the Community Newspapers Association of Zimbabwe (CNAZ) ... Full story

Maiduguri: Living In Boko Haram Territory

MAIDUGURI - Mangoes and watermelons, prayer mats and Chinese-made utensils are again filling the stalls of Maiduguri's markets, as they recover after years of Boko ... Full story

'Our Loving Mother': Praise Singers Go Into Overdrive As Grace Turns 52

Harare - Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe turned 52 on Sunday, and state officials and media went into overdrive to sing her praises. “A mother, a ... Full story

'I'll Jump For Joy (If My Legs Hold Out)': Ageing Mugabe Acknowledges Frailty

Lupane - In a rare acknowledgement of his frailty, President Robert Mugabe has said he will jump for joy at the loyalty and love shown ... Full story

Jazz Legend Ray Phiri Laid To Rest

Renowned South African Jazz legend Ray Phiri was on Saturday laid to rest at the Heroes' Acre in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. Musicians, actors, politicians and music ... Full story

Zim Deploys 150 Rangers, Police After Latest Cyanide Killings In National Park

Hwange - Zimbabwe has deployed 150 parks rangers, police officers and environmental clean-up personnel in the wake of the latest suspected poisoning incident in Hwange ... Full story

Six Teenage Burundi Students Disappear During US Trip

WASHINGTON - US law enforcement authorities on Friday were seeking six teenagers from Burundi who went missing after a robotics competition in Washington, two of ... Full story

Angola Adopts Law Limiting Power Of Future Presidents

Luanda - Angola's parliament passed a law on Friday that will drastically limit the powers of the country's future presidents in matters of security and ... Full story

Emergency Powers In Zambia Threaten Media Freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over the imposition of emergency powers in Zambia and recent comments made by the inspector-general of police ... Full story

100 Nigerian Engineers Sacked in Etisalat Crisis

Crisis plagued telco 9Mobile (previously known as Etisalat Nigeria) is embroiled in yet another controversy as one of its key strategic partners, Huawei Technology, sacked over 100 ... Full story

Trophy Hunter Shoots Dead Cecil The Lion's Cub

Johannesburg - A trophy hunter in Zimbabwe has shot dead a cub of Cecil the lion whose death in 2015 caused worldwide outrage, researchers tracking ... Full story

Mugabe In Hate Speech Storm, Urges Mob Justice On Party Imposters

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, July 21, 2017 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe Friday vowed peace but was soon to urge party supporters to beat up Zanu PF ... Full story

Companies Retrench 160 More

EIGHT companies registered their agreements to lay-off workers with the Retrenchment Board earlier this month, affecting at least 160 employees, businessdigest has learnt. This adds to ... Full story

'Dr Kaunda Not Dead', Says Office Of Zambian Commissioner In SA

Cape Town – The office of the Zambian high commissioner in South Africa has refuted social media reports that veteran leader Kenneth Kaunda has died. ... Full story

Chinamasa presents ‘empty’ budget review

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa Thursday said government would soon consider rationalising and cutting foreign travel costs, and maintain a civil service jobs and wage freeze, ... Full story

Mugabe's Son-In-Law Eyes Parly Seat

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s political dynasty seems to be growing with each passing day, amid claims that his son-in-law, Simba Chikore, is eyeing a parliamentary seat ... Full story

Call For Boko Haram Peace Talks Masks Ethnic Tensions

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram has waged a bloody eight-year insurgency are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks, ... Full story

Anti-MDC Violence A Sign Of Worse To Come: ZPP

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 20, 2017 – THE Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has urged police and the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission to urgently investigate recent ... Full story

Grace Mugabe Is Selfish: Mujuru

FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru has hit out at First Lady Grace Mugabe, describing her as a selfish person, with no regard for suffering Zimbabweans. The First ... Full story

No Sex On Eve Of Polls - Kenya's Opposition Leader Tells Supporters

Kenya’s main opposition leader Raila Odinga has called on his supporters not to have sex on the eve of the elections on August 8. The National ... Full story

Govt To 'Soon' Give War collaborators Incentives

War collaborators could soon start receiving incentives like their war veterans counterparts as government intensifies the registration of such cadres which shall be followed by ... Full story

Chipinge Man Burns Children To Death

CHIPINGE - In a horrific incident that left the Maunganidze villagers of Chipinge shell shocked, a 44-year-old man allegedly burnt his two children to death. The ... Full story

CAF Mulls AFCON Switch To June

The Africa Cup of Nations could be moved to June or July as part of changes being discussed by the continent's ruling body. The Nations Cup's ... Full story

Mujuru Takes Dig At 'Full Of Themselves' Tsvangirai

PROSPECTS of an opposition coalition against President Robert Mugabe continue to hit turbulence, with National People’s Party (NPP) leader, Joice Mujuru on Tuesday distancing herself ... Full story

Mberengwa Villagers Rubbish Nkosana Moyo Presidential Bid

MBERENGWA – Some villagers in this impoverished district feel that the decision by Nkosana Moyo to launch his political outfit called the Alliance for People's ... Full story

More Coalition Doubt As MDC-T Mulls Going Solo

THE opposition MDC-T has said it is ready to go it alone in next year’s harmonised elections if its intended coalition partners develop cold feet, ... Full story

Widowed Mujuru Says Won't Remarry

Harare – President Robert Mugabe’s former deputy Joice Mujuru says the southern African country’s strongman is not worried about factionalism in his ruling Zanu-PF party, ... Full story

Tshinga Dube Savages 'Mercenaries' Chimene, Mlala

By Staff Reporter Bulawayo, July 17, 2017 – WAR Veterans Minister Tshinga Dube Sunday railed war veterans faction leader Mandi Chimene and her deputy George Mlala ... Full story

Mushohwe Threatens ‘Critical’ Private Media

MEDIA, Information and Broadcasting Services minister, Christopher Mushohwe has threatened to tighten screws on private media houses deemed too critical of government programmes. Mushohwe told NewsDay ... Full story

Mbeki Provokes The Ire Of Zimbabwean Opposition

Harare - Former president Thabo Mbeki has provoked the ire of Zimbabwean opposition parties after he claimed that the British regime change policy on Zimbabwe ... Full story

Illegal Money Changers Now Zimbabwe's Optional Purse

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, Zimbabwe - Earning a monthly wage of $250, 38-year-old Shylet Rukweza has always wanted all her money at once as her landlord ... Full story

Nkosana Moyo Speaks On Gukurahundi, Mnangagwa

Former Industry and International Trade minister Nkosana Moyo has been laying out his plans, which he believes will help him to sweep aside the world’s ... Full story

At Least Eight Dead In Senegal Stadium Crush

Dakar - Eight people were killed during Senegal's football league cup final in Dakar on Saturday in a stampede that broke out following clashes between ... Full story

More Details On Grace Accident

President Mugabe returned on Saturday morning from a routine medical check-up in Singapore, but the arrival was not without incident as First Lady, Grace Mugabe ... Full story

Grace Injures Ankle In 'Freak' Car Accident

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace was injured in what officials called a freak accident as she left the airport with her ... Full story

Trump Caught On Tape Complimenting Macron's Wife's Body

Washington — President Donald Trump was captured complimenting the French president's wife's appearance on Thursday as he toured a famous Paris landmark. Video footage posted on ... Full story

MDC-T Says Not Moved By Double-Faced Mujuru

MDC-T has said coalition talks with National People’s Party (NPP) leader, Joice Mujuru are still on despite recent developments, where the former Vice-President is seeking ... Full story

ZEC Urged To Be More Transparent

By Moses Chibaya Harare, July 15, 2017 – THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) has insisted the country's electoral processes must be conducted in a transparent and ... Full story

'Retraining' For Mugabe's Son-In-Law Beckons As Air Zim Board Gets Tough On Staff

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's son-in-law could be sent for retraining on how "to work for a parastatal", as struggling Air Zimbabwe embarks on a ... Full story

Mnangagwa Aims At 'Disrespectful' Moyo

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Wednesday slammed Zanu PF officials, who were disrespectful of the party leadership and the electorate, saying such elements should be booted out ... Full story

Govt Pushes For Once Off Payment To Pensioners

The government through the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has appealed to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to allow banks to ... Full story

Protests Will Not Change Country's Democratic Processes: Makarau

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says political parties must desist from engaging in protests as they will not change any democratic electoral processes in the ... Full story

133 Percent Surge In Mutare Housing Demand In Three Years

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, July 13, 2017 - RESIDENTS in the eastern border city are faced with a serious housing crisis as the local authority is currently ... Full story

Journalist Killed In DRC

Bunia - A Congolese journalist working for state broadcaster RTNC was killed by an unknown assailant at his home in the northeast of the country ... Full story

DRC Reaffirms Commitment to Fighting Sexual Violence

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reaffirmed its commitment to fighting sexual violence in conflict with the launch of a Military ... Full story

Harare Vendors Charged For Cop's Death

Vendors operating in Harare’s central business district reportedly teamed up, attacked and killed a riot police officer last week, as they protested their continued harassment ... Full story

Zim Struggles With Teenage Pregnancies

Teenage pregnancies and early marriages continue to be a major concern as one in every 10 young girls between the ages of 15-19 falls pregnant ... Full story

Zim Mulls Legalising Mbanje Production To Lure Investment

Harare - Zimbabwe is considering legalising the production of cannabis for medical purposes to lure investors keen to grow the drug, a cabinet minister says. Investment ... Full story

War Veterans Vow Zanu PF Support For 2018

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 10, 2017 – OUSTED War Veterans minister and current war veterans chair, Christopher Mutsvangwa says the former liberators will campaign for ... Full story

New ‘Ndebele King’ Trashes Unity Accord

SELF-IMPOSED new Ndebele King — Stanley Tshuma — has trashed the 1987 Unity Accord signed between Zanu PF and former PF Zapu, and declared that ... Full story

Biti's Party Savages Grace For Grabing Mazowe Dam

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 09, 2017 – FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti’s party has launched a withering attack at President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace who ... Full story

Female Rapists Leave Teacher For Dead

A 39-year-old Macheke man is admitted at Wedza Hospital after three suspected female rapists allegedly took turns to sexually abuse him. Police are trying to track ... Full story

‘Gun Totting’ Pregnant Robber Arrested

MWENEZI –Two female robbers including a seven-month pregnant woman were arrested after robbing a truck driver at Lundi Business Centre in Mwenezi on June 26, ... Full story

Zim Imports Maize Worth $82m Despite 'Bumper Harvest'

Harare – Zimbabwe has imported maize worth $82 million in the first five months of 2017, despite boasting a bumper harvest. The report said that the ... Full story

Nkosana Moyo Backs Mnangagwa, Trashes Coalition

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 08, 2017 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s newest challenger Nkosana Moyo has expressed admiration for Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa while likening ongoing ... Full story

Mutare City To Acquire Machinery, Vehicles Worth $500,000

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, July 08, 2017 - MUTARE  City Council is expected to purchase machinery and utility vehicles worth half a million dollars in its ... Full story

Mugabe's Foreign Trips Gobble $50 Million

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's office spent more than $50 million on foreign travel last year, official figures show. According to a financial statement published in ... Full story

Hungwe Sulks Over Being Denied Mupfumira Ministry

MASVINGO – The Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education Josiah Hungwe has given his clearest hint yet that he was not ... Full story

Zim Businesses Feel The Pinch Of Cash Shortages - Poll

Harare - Cash challenges have had a significant impact on Zimbabwean businesses, a KPMG poll found. This comes as cash circulation in the formal sector ... Full story

Red Flag Over Unlicenced Petro-Dealers

By Kenneth Matimaire Mutare, July 17, 2017 – ZIMBABWE’S petroleum sector has been hit by an alarming rise of unscrupulous dealers that are threatening both the ... Full story

Zanu PF MP In Surprise Poll Reforms Call

By Moses Chibaya Harare, July 07, 2017 - ZANU PF MP and former Justice Deputy Minister, Fortune Chasi, has publicly admitted there was need for electoral ... Full story

Uproar As Zec Puts Fewer Reg Centres In Opposition Strongholds

OPPOSITION parties are up in arms with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) after the electoral body announced that of the over 9 600 voter registration ... Full story

Niger Army Kills 14 Civilians Mistaken For Boko Haram

Niger's army has killed 14 civilians who were mistaken for militants of the Islamist group Boko Haram in the remote southeast, officials say. The victims, all ... Full story

Eight Killed, 62 Injured In Malawi Stadium Stampede

Lilongwe - Seven children and one adult were killed in a stampede at Malawi's national stadium on Thursday as large crowds gathered for independence day ... Full story

Gukurahundi Victims To Be Reburied...But No Compensation: VP Mphoko

Harare - Zimbabwe's vice president says the government will rebury victims of a 1980s military crackdown in the west of the country and help descendants ... Full story

Tsvangirai Signs Pre-Coalition Pact With Transform Zimbabwe

By Staff Reporter Harare, July 06, 2017 – MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai’s attempts to centre an opposition coalition around his party received a boost Wednesday after ... Full story

Mugabe ‘Geriatric, Yesterday’s Man’ – Tsvangirai

Harare, July 06, 2017 - MDC-T leader Wednesday through punches at old foe, President Robert Mugabe, describing him a geriatric who should be stopped from ... Full story

Lungu Invokes State Of Emergency After Market Fire Incident

Lusaka - Zambian President Edgar Lungu declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after a series of apparent arson attacks, in a move likely to ... Full story

Zanu-PF Distances Self From White Farmer Eviction

Rusape – Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly distanced itself from last week's farm invasion that saw a white commercial farmer, Robert Smart, being evicted ... Full story

Command Agric Funding Doubled

Zimbabwe showed its commitment to regain the bread basket status as government this Tuesday announced double figures amounting to over half a billion dollars to ... Full story

MDC-T Slams Mugabe's Land Grab Comments

Harare – THE Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has expressed concern over President Robert Mugabe's recent call for the seizure of land still occupied ... Full story

Boko Haram Kidnaps 37 Women, Slits Throats Of 9 Others In Niger

Niamey - Boko Haram jihadists have kidnapped 37 women and slit the throats of nine other people at a village in southeastern Niger, the regional ... Full story

We Have Failed, Says Shuvai Mahofa

Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Masvingo Shuvai Mahofa has openly acknowledged that the President Robert Mugabe-led government has totally failed and quickly urged ... Full story

What You Need To Know About Mugabe's 'Newest' Challenger

Harare - Zimbabwe's former industry minister, Nkosana Moyo, has just announced he will run for president in next year’s elections as an independent. This will pit ... Full story