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Fifa Honours Zimbabwe's Charles Mabika

HARARE, October 31, 2010 -POPULAR radio and television football commentator Charles “CNN” Mabika is revelling in glory after landing a prestigious place among international panellists to select the inaugural Fifa World Footballer of the Year award next year, The Sunday Mail reported. ... Full story

Zuma Fires Seven Ministers In Reshuffle

PRETORIA, October 31, 2010 -President Jacob Zuma on Sunday announced his cabinet reshuffle which saw some ministers lose their jobs and additional appointments of deputy ministers to some ministries. ... Full story

Border Chaos As Zimra Workers Embark On Go Slow

HARARE, October 31, 2010 - Workers at the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) have embarked on a low intensity strike to force management to review their salaries in a move that has slowed down business at the country’s busiest port of entry- Beitbridge. ... Full story

Somali Parliament Elects New Prime Minister

MOGADISHU, OCTOBER 31, 2010 - Somali legislators approved the appointment of Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Sunday, voting overwhelmingly for the president's nominee. ... Full story

Rebels Abduct Census Agents

BANGUI, October 31, 2010- Rebels in the Central African Republic have abducted 21 census agents updating voters' rolls for forthcoming elections, an election official and a senior military source told AFP on Saturday. ... Full story

Two Journalists Arrested At COPAC Meeting

HARARE, October 31, 2010 – Police on Saturday arrested two journalists who were covering outreach consultations on the new constitution as violence and chaos continued to dog the resumption of the process in the city. ... Full story

Maradona Celebrates His “Saddest” Birthday

BUENOS AIRES, October 30, 2010 –Football legend Diego Maradona turned 50 on Saturday with little fanfare, calling it the "saddest birthday of my life." ... Full story

HIV Infections On The Rise Among Married Couples: Study

KADOMA, October 30, 2010- A study by the country,s HIV and AIDS watchdog has found that marriage is no longer a safe haven from the disease as more and more couples are being infected in their matrimonial homes According to the National Aids Council (NAC) ... Full story

Angola Urged To Investigate Congo Expulsion Rapes

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2010 -Angola should investigate the alleged rapes of women deported to Democratic Republic of Congo, the US State Department has said. ... Full story

Vavi Must Be Cut Down To Size: Malema

FRANSCHHOEK, October 30, 2010 -ANC Youth League president Julius Malema launched a stinging attack on Cosatu secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi on Friday night saying the trade unionist must be cut down to size. ... Full story

US Bound Bomb Typical Of Al-Qaeda

DUBAI, October 30, 2010 -A US bound parcel bomb intercepted in Dubai was laced with the powerful PETN explosive and bore the hallmarks of the global terror network al-Qaeda, police in the Gulf emirate said on Saturday. ... Full story

Manicaland Chiefs Accuse Mutasa Of Frustrating ZANU(PF) Members

MUTARE, October 30, 2010 – Presidential Affairs Minister and one of ZANU(PF) political heavyweights Didymus Mutasa has incurred the wrath of traditional chiefs in Manicaland accussing him of destroying the party in the province. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Gold Ranking Declines

HARARE, October 30,2010 –Zimbabwe,s gold mining industry, once the third biggest in Africa in the late 90s has dropped in its rankings, according to a secret report by world famous Fraser and Fraser International from Canada. ... Full story

Rule of law still lacks in Zim: civil society

Harare, October 29, 2010 – A group of civil society organizations which is monitoring the implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) which brought the unity government has said the government has failed to improve the respect for the rule of law by police and the office of the Attorney General. ... Full story

Tsvangirai says Matebeleland water project to be implemented

Bulawayo, October 29,2010—Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday said the inclusive government will make sure the National Matabeleland Zambezi Water Project (NMZWP) which has been on the cards for decades get full implemented as soon as possible. ... Full story

Anxious World Cup Bidders Await Outcome Of FIFA Meeting

Zurich, October 29, 2010 - Bidding nations for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will seek an eagerly awaited measure of clarity when FIFA considers the troubled process at a meeting on Friday. ... Full story

Sudan Independence Vote Needs Miracle: Commissioner

Khartoum, October 29, 2010 - It will be a miracle if Sudan's southern referendum on independence takes place on time, the head of the commission planning the vote -- which is expected to divide Africa's largest country -- said on Thursday. ... Full story

Argentina enters new political era as Kirchner dies

Buenos Aires, October 29, 2010 - Tens of thousands of Argentines paid tribute on Thursday to former President Nestor Kirchner, whose death rallied markets but robbed his wife and successor President Cristina Fernandez of her closest adviser. ... Full story

Warriors To Play Mozambique

Harare, October 29, 2010 - Zimbabwe's Warriors will on November 17 play Mozambique as part of their preparations for the 2012 African Cup of Nations campaign. ... Full story

Mariah Carey Expecting Her First Baby

October 29, 2010 - US singer Mariah Carey has confirmed that she and her husband, America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon, are expecting their first child. ... Full story

Zim Police On Radio Sets Raid Spree

Harare, October 29, 2010 – Police in Mashonaland East have launched a blitz confiscating Short Wave radio sets parcelled out to villagers by non-governmental organisations campaigning for the freeing of the airwaves. ... Full story

Mugabe Hits At West Again

Harare, October 29, 2010 - President Robert Mugabe on Thursday hit at Britain and America again, calling them damn fools who were saying Zimbabwe had not done much in the implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA). ... Full story

Bulawayo Zanu (PF) Youth Chairman Under Fire

Bulawayo, October 29, 2010 - Zanu (PF) Bulawayo provincial youth league executive members have demanded the suspension of their chairman Butho Gatsi from the party saying he has turned into “dangerous thug”. ... Full story

Murambatsvina Contributed To Homlessness In Zimbabwe

Harare, October 29, 2010 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Thursday the disastrous clean up exercise in 2005 dubbed Operation Murambatsvina contributed to the long list of home seekers on waiting lists in towns and cities around the country. ... Full story

Bennett Lawyers Protest Against Fresh Persecution

Harare, Oct 29, 2010 - Lawyers representing Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Treasurer and Deputy Agriculture Minister-Designate Roy Bennett have described as mischievous reports alleging that their client supplied the High Court with a false address. ... Full story

Dismantled GNU, Independent Journalists Scaring Investors

Harare, October 28, 2010 - The dismantling of the short-lived but successful Government of National Unity (GNU), to hold elections next year, could scare away potential investors, a top United Kingdom (UK) -based businessman has boldly predicted. ... Full story

Three Arrested For Blocking Mugabe's Motorcade

Bulawayo,October 28,2010 - Police on Wednesday arrested three Zanu (PF) youth for blocking President Robert Mugabe’s motorcade in Bulawayo last Friday. ... Full story

Fifty Zim Villagers Left Homeless

Hurungwe, October 28, 2010 - Members of the Hurungwe lands committee on Tuesday set ablaze 50 homesteads belonging to resettled farmers who occupied Mazhake farm near Tengwe three years ago. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Lawyers Craft Model Constitution

Harare, October 27 – The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has come up with a model constitution which it wants the coalition government to consider as the country pushes ahead with the crafting of a new supreme law of the country. ... Full story

Election Will Spur Investment, Says Tapiwa Mashakada

Harare, October 27, 2010 - A clear winner in the election penciled in for next year will be able to provide sufficient safety to investors, the Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion, Tapiwa Mashakada, has promised. ... Full story

CFU Says Killing Signals Escalation Of Pre-election Violence

HARARE, October 27 – THE white dominated Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) says the shooting at point blank range of another white farmer in the Selous district of Zimbabwe again highlights the deteriorating situation currently being faced in the rural farming areas. Kobus Joubert, who was in his sixties and was a former president of the Zimbabwe Tobacco Association (ZTA), was killed on Monday night by unknown assailants on his farm, Scotsdale, about 95 kilometres south west of Harare. ... Full story

MDC Defies Police Ban

Harare, October 27, 2010 - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Tuesday moved swiftly to defy a police ban on their consultative meeting that was scheduled for the Cyril Jennings Hall in Highfield claiming that there was no curfew in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

South Sudan Army Blasts UN, Wants Troops Monitored

Khartoum. October 27, 2010 - South Sudan's army accused the United Nations on Tuesday of failing to report a massive build-up of northern troops around sensitive border areas, warning war could erupt. ... Full story

ZIFA Chief Fired

Johannesburg, October 27, 2010 - The Zimbabwe Football Association's (ZIFA) chief executive was fired on Tuesday after being found guilty of sending the national team to play unauthorised matches in Asia last year. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Lobbies SADC Heads

Harare, October 27, 2010 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai left Harare Tuesday morning to meet Zambian president Rupiah Banda as he steps up effort to urge southern African leaders to reign in on president Robert Mugabe. ... Full story

Air Zim Losing Millions

Harare, October 27, 2010 - Air Zimbabwe is losing about US$1 million per annum in interlining fees as a direct result from suspension from the Air Transport Association (IATA)’s clearing house because of mounting debts. ... Full story

Abandoned Harare Constitution Meetings To Resume

Harare, October 26, 2010 – The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has resolved to hold the outstanding Harare outreach exercise this Saturday and Sunday after there were abandoned last month due to political violence and intimidation. ... Full story

World Cup Phenomenon Paul The Octopus Dies

One of the stars of the World Cup, Paul the Octopus, has passed away after a short but successful career as a tipster. ... Full story

Saddam Aide Tariq Aziz Sentenced To Hang

Baghdad, October 26, 2010 — Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties under the former regime. ... Full story

Female Condom Not Sexy, Claim Women

Harare, October 26, 2010 - Women HIV/Aids activists had their male counterparts in stitches when they revealed that the female condom was "not sexy" and is "taking away" their pleasure. ... Full story

I Never Battled For My Life - Kaseke

HARARE, October 25, 2010 - THE Chief Executive of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), Karikoga Kaseke, says despite having a serious accident he never battled for his life as alleged by local and international journalists. ... Full story

Minister Attacks Former Fugitive Zim Businessman

Harare, October 25,2010- Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa has declared that former fugitive businessman, Mutumwa Mawere who recently returned in the country after six years in exile in South Africa does not own any stake in the disputed mining giant Shabanie Mashava Mine (SMM). ... Full story

This Madness Must Stop

October 25, 2010 - Last week there were media reports that Phillip Chiyangwa had written to his uncle, President Robert Mugabe to take over Zisco Steel. ... Full story

Coalition Govt A Mixture Of Oil And Water: Tsvangirai

Masvingo, October 25, 2010 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has described the coalition government as 'a mixture of oil and water' an experiment whose outcome is well predicted. ... Full story

Confusion In Zanu (PF) As Mugabe Pushes For Early Election

Harare, October 25, 2010 – There is confusion in Zanu (PF) ahead of polls next year amid indications that President Robert Mugabe made the elections announcement without consulting his party on its readiness. ... Full story

Worries Follow SA Trial

LAGOS,October 24,2010 - When authorities arrested suspected arms dealer Henry Okah in 2006, militants in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta launched attacks that drastically cut crude production and sent world markets wobbling. ... Full story

ANC Wants'Kill The Boer'Back

Johannesburg - The ANC filed an application for leave to appeal against the ban on the controversial song Dubul' iBhunu (shoot the Boer), the Sunday Independent reported. ... Full story

Kenyan PM Wants Audit Into Stadium Tragedy

NAIROBI,0ctober 24,2010-Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Sunday sent a message of condolences to relatives and friends of the seven soccer fans who were trampled to death during Saturday night's Kenya Premier League match in Nairobi. Odinga regretted the tragic incident but appealed for calm when he visited and consoled the casualties of the stadium chaos at the Kenyatta National Hospital. ... Full story

Vote 'YES'In Referendum: Mujuru

Harare,October 24,2010- President Robert Mugabe's Zanu(PF) has already started campaigning for a 'YES' vote for a constitutional referendum expected to be held mid-next year. ... Full story

Freshlyground Wants To Perform In Zimbabwe Again

CAPE TOWN, October 24, 2010- Popular and award winning South African band, freshlyground which was banned in Zimbabwe after releasing its controversial music video “ chicken to change ” says it has not given up on staging a big show for its fans in the country. ... Full story

US Turned Blind Eye To Iraq Torture

WASHINGTON, October 23,2010 -WikiLeaks released nearly 400 000 classified US files on the Iraq war on Friday some detailing gruesome cases of prisoner abuse by Iraqi forces that the US military knew about but did not seem to investigate. ... Full story

Teachers Forced To Join Zanu(PF)

MASVINGO,October 23,2010- Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has claimed that liberation war veterans here are forcing its members to join ZANU(PF) and to attend party meetings during working hours. ... Full story

Injiva Create Chaos At Bulawayo Passport Office

BULAWAYO,October 23,2010 –The decision by the South African government to give Zimbabwean immigrants the deadline of December 31 to regularise their stay in the country has created chaos and confusion at the Bulawayo passport office. ... Full story

Mugabe’s Cousin Grabs Chieftainship

Gutu, October 22, 2010 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s distant cousin has grabbed the Serima chieftainship from its rightful owners in a move that has incensed the locals who feel they have been robbed. ... Full story

Chinese actress stars in local soap

Harare, October 23, 2010 - She carried herself with the absolute majesty of a queen when the Chinese actress Wendy Yang debuted on Zimbabwe television in the soap opera Studio 263 recently. ... Full story

Bulawayo hit by serious ARV shortage

Bulawayo, October 23, 2010 Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo has been hit by a shortage of Antiretroviral (ARV’s) amid indications that only 22 000 out of 46 000 HIV/Aids infected patients are receiving the life prolonging drugs. ... Full story

2011 elections a fresh reminder of the 2008 violence

BY POTERAI BAKASA - HURUNGWE - Shamiso, not her real name, is afraid of strangers after news filtered in her rural area that Zimbabwe will go for elections next year. She hates men. She lost trust when those she knew well did not assist her after she was raped in the political violence of 2008. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Women Calling For Violence

BY MILLIE PHIRI - HARARE- When the Zanu (PF) Women's League announced last Sunday that it wanted President Robert Mugabe to stand for elections next year and ‘rule forever’, it was in fact calling for violence. ... Full story

Mutambara Under Fire From Main MDC Faction

Harare, October 22, 2010 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has launched a scathing attack on Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the smaller faction of the MDC, Arthur Mutambara for siding with President Robert Mugabe in the controversial appointment of provincial governors. ... Full story

Comrades Marathon Trainer Blasts Zimbabwe

Durban, October 22, 2010 - The trainer of the reigning Comrades Marathon champion has blasted Zimbabwe sports bodies and the government for not doing enough to promote the abundant talent in the country. ... Full story

WOZA Members Summoned To Court

Harare, October 21, 2010 - The Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) on Thursday condemned state harassment of its human rights defenders when police summoned them to court for charges arising from a demonstration held in May 2008. ... Full story

Zim Diamond Researcher And Activist Set Free

Harare, October 21, 2010 - A Harare Magistrate on Thursday set free Centre for Research and Development Director, Farai Maguwu who was facing charges of leaking a document on human rights abuses at Chiadzwa Diamond Fields. ... Full story

Zim Students Hospitalised After Brutal Police Assault

Masvingo, October 21, 2010- About 10 students from Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) are battling for their lives in Masvingo General Hospital after they were brutally assaulted by the police on Wednesday for allegedly trying to influence others to boycott lectures. ... Full story

SA Company Fined For Spilling Acid

Gweru, October 21, 2010 - A South African Company, Stonetrading, has been slapped with a US$800 fine by the Gweru Environmental Management Agency, (EMA) because its truck ferrying the substance to Kadoma had spilt the acid. ... Full story

Activity detected at North Korea nuclear test site - report

Seoul, October 21, 2010 - A U.S. satellite has detected increased activity at a North Korean nuclear weapons test site, suggesting it could be preparing for a third test, a South Korean government source was quoted as saying on Thursday. ... Full story

Southern Africa Life Expectancy Rising Slightly: UN

United Nations, October 21, 2010 - A dramatic fall in life expectancy in southern Africa caused by AIDS in the 1990s appears to have bottomed out, with new treatments bringing a slight rise in recent years, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Punish Officers Involved In Zim Match Fixing - FIFA

Harare, October 21, 2010 – Zimbabwe’s match fixing scandal deepened on Wednesday when World Football governing body, Fifa ordered the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) to take stern action against those involved. ... Full story

Police Bar MDC To Hold Public Meetings

Harare, October 21, 2010 – Police on Wednesday barred the Movement Democratic Change party led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai from holding a consultative meeting. ... Full story

SA Court To Probe Zim Diamonds

Johannesburg, October 21, 2010 – Rights groups said on Wednesday they had asked a South African court to force the company mining diamonds in Zimbabwe's controversial Marange fields to reveal how it uses its earnings. ... Full story

Chiyangwa Seeks Mugabe's Favours To Get Zisco Steel

Harare, October 20, 2010 - Industry and Commerce Minister, Welshman Ncube said Native Investments Group (NIG) led by controversial businessman Philip Chiyangwa did not tender for a stake in Zimbabwe and Iron and Steel Company (Ziscosteel) and will not be considered despite seeking the intervention of President Robert Mugabe. ... Full story

Christians To Boycott Woolworths

Cape Town, October 20, 2010 - Christians are threatening to boycott Woolworths after its decision to pull religious magazines from its shelves ... Full story

MDC Treasurer's Anti-Mugabe Slur Trial Set For November

Bindura, October 20, 2010 - Magistrate Charles Murove on Wednesday postponed the trial of Gilbert Kagodora, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) treasurer for Mashonaland Central Province on charges of undermining the authority of or insulting President Robert Mugabe. ... Full story

Zim Companies To Get Loans

Harare, October 20, 2010 – The Ministry of Finance has invited Zimbabwe companies to benefit from the US$70 million loan facility to revive industry. ... Full story

Zim Halts Issuing Of Ordinary Passports

Gwanda, October 20, 2010 – Zimbabwe’s Home Affairs department has reportedly suspended the processing of ordinary passports hardly two months since government slashed passport fees. ... Full story

Africa Is Next Big Thing - Zuma

Cape Town, October 20, 2010 - There is no doubt that the developing world is poised to play a key role in shaping the new world order, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. ... Full story

FIFA Official Expects Vindication In Vote-Selling Probe

Zurich, October 20, 2010 - FIFA vice-president Reynald Temarii is confident an investigation into allegations he offered to sell his votes on the bidding to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will clear him of any wrongdoing. ... Full story

Massmart May Ditch Zimbabwe Over Black Ownership

Johannesburg, October 20, 2010 - Massmart, the South African retailer Wal-Mart is in talks to acquire, said it could pull out of Zimbabwe if that country goes ahead with current plans to increase black ownership of foreign firms. ... Full story

Pentagon Tells Recruiters: You Must Accept Gays

Washington, October 20, 2010 - The Pentagon said on Tuesday it had told U.S. military recruiters to allow gays and lesbians to apply for service, as gay veterans tested a court order striking down the military's ban on openly serving homosexuals. ... Full story

Welshman Ncube Blasts Zanu (PF) And MDC

Harare, October 20, 2010 - The Arthur Mutambara Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-M) Secretary General, Welshman Ncube has accused Zanu (PF) and the main MDC faction of using the Global Political Agreement (GPA) as a bargaining tool at the expense of progress. ... Full story

Match Fixing Details

Harare, October 19, 2010 - The plot is thickening on ZIFA officials who took part in betting using the senior national team over the past two years. ... Full story

Zim Constitutional Process Hit By Financial Crisis

Harare, October 19, 2010 - The Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC) has failed to raise US$260 000 needed to hold the remaining 42 meetings in Harare. ... Full story

Kenyan Tea Workers Strike Over New Technology

Nairobi, October 19, 2010 - About 80 000 workers in Kenya's tea farms went on strike on Monday over the use of tea plucking machines which they said could cost them their jobs, the country's top union official said. ... Full story

Gun Battles Rage In Parliament Of Russia's Chechnya

Grozny, October 19, 2010 - Armed insurgents mounted a brazen attack on the local parliament in Russia's southern republic of Chechnya on Tuesday, killing at least four people in battles with security forces. ... Full story

EU Gives Funds To Improve Zim Prison Conditions

Harare, October 19, 2010 - The European Union (EU) has released US$700 000 aimed at improving overcrowded filthy prison conditions in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Mbeki Says GPA The Only Solution To Zimbabwe

Johannesburg, October 19, 2010 - Former South African President and the man who brokered a solution to Zimbabwe’s long drawn political crisis, Thabo Mbeki, said the Global Political Agreement (GPA) still remained the most viable route to end the country's political crisis. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Prepares For Election

HARARE, October 18, 2010 – As Zimbabwe gets into election gear, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai will tomorrow kick start countrywide consultative meetings with his party structures as he prepares for elections next year. ... Full story

Massive Voter Electoral Education Needed In Zim

Harare, October 18, 2010 - The Centre for Community Development of Zimbabwe (CCDZ) has called for civic society organisations to be allowed to carry out voter education among Zimbabwe's electorate ahead of the much talked about 2011 elections. ... Full story

Court Throws Off Case Against Top Zim Cops

Harare, October 18, 2010 - The Supreme Court has struck off an appeal filed by Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) secretary-general Tendai Biti challenging his prolonged detention on treason charges two years ago by two policemen notorious for torturing political and human rights activists. ... Full story

Nigeria Arrests Okah Brother After Bomb Threat: Source

Abuja, October 18, 2010 - Nigeria's secret service has arrested the brother of militant leader Henry Okah a day after a warning was emailed to media that another bomb attack was planned for the capital Abuja, a security source said on Sunday. ... Full story

Little Hope For Miners In Latest China Disaster

Beijing, October 18, 2010 - There is little hope of finding alive 11 missing coal miners trapped after a gas leak in central China that already killed 26 people, state media said Monday of the country's latest mining disaster. ... Full story

South Africa Crush Zimbabwe By Eight wickets

Potchefstroom, South Africa, October 18, 2010 - Rusty Theron took five wickets and Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers hit centuries as South Africa crushed Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the second one-day international at Senwes Park on Sunday. ... Full story

Uti Wins Big Brother’s US$200 000

Johanessburg, October 18, 2010 - Nigerian musician and actor, Uti Nwachukwu, on Sunday won the reality TV senatation, Big Brother Africa - the All stars edition. ... Full story

Cope Calls Malema "Village Idiot"

JOHANNESBURG, October 17, 2010- Opposition Congress of The People (COPE) has called on the African National Congress(ANC) to reign in its controversial youth league leader Julius Malema describing him as a " village ideot."COPE spOkesman Phillip Dexter said it was high time Malema was returned to where he came from. ... Full story

Kezi Man Jailed For " I Hate Mugabe " Remarks

BULAWAYO,October 17, 2010 - A 36 year old man from Kezi district in Matabeleland South has been sentenced to three months in jail for his " I hate Mugabe " statement. ... Full story

ZANU(PF) Women's League Wants Mugabe To Rule Forever

HARARE, October 16, 2010- ZANU(PF) Women,s League has declared President Robert Mugabe the party,s sole candidate for the next elections and rule Zimbabwe forever, according to state media. ... Full story

Fifa Probes Vote-Selling Claims

LONDON, OCTOBER 17, 2010 -The world football governing body Fifa is investigating allegations that two of its officials offered to sell their votes in the contest to host the 2018 World Cup. ... Full story

ZCTU Boss Matombo Clashes With Employers Body Over Chinese Illtreatment Of Workers

HARARE, October 16, 2010 - THE President of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Lovemore Matombo, has clashed with members from the Employers Conferederation of Zimbabaewe (EMCOZ) and Chinese nationals working in Zimbabwe saying they are frustrating and abusing their workers. ... Full story

Sudan Rebukes UN Over Border Plan

Khartoum, October 16 -Sudan's army has rebuked the UN over plans to set up a buffer zone along the country's north-south border ahead of a politically sensitive referendum, saying the move was a sign of either ignorance or interference. ... Full story

Rescued Miners: Grim Details Surface

Copiapo, October 16, 2010 -Amid the relief and euphoria over the rescue of Chile's trapped miners, the grim details of the men's darkest days underground are coming to light. ... Full story

CAF Snubs Zimbabwe Nations Cup Bid

Harare,October 16,2010- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the closure of application of bids for the hosting rights for the 2015 and 2017 Orange Africa Cup of Nations. ... Full story

Angry Masvingo Chiefs Blast Security Agents for Being Overprotective of Mugabe

MASVINGO, October 16, 2010- Traditional chiefs here have accussed some agents of the Central Intelligence Organisation( CIO) of being overzealous and ‘overprotective ’ of President Robert Mugabe at local gatherings. ... Full story

Cholera Outbreak Looms In Harare

Harare, October 16, 2010 - Cholera outbreak is looming in Harare's Warren Park suburb as the city council is failing to collect garbage in the area. ... Full story

UN Fails To Back "Land Grabs" Code Of Conduct

Rome, October 15, 2010 - A top U.N. inter-governmental body on food security has failed to endorse a code of conduct on foreign land investments, in a blow to efforts to draft international guidelines to regulate so-called "land grabs". ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Music Star Zhakata Calls For The Freeing Of The Airwaves

Harare, October 15, 2010 – Talented Zimbabwean musician, Leonard Zhakata has called for the freeing of the country's airwaves. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Bids For 2014 Nations Cup

Harare, October 15, 2010 - Ten years after the 2 000 Soccer African Cup of Nations hosting was controversially taken away from Zimbabwe, the country is trying its third time luck by bidding to hold the 2014 tournament. ... Full story

Mugabe Tightens Security

Masvingo, October 15, 2010 - Masvingo Town came to a halt on Friday as President Robert Mugabe's long motorcade caused a stir and traffic jam. ... Full story

Chiadzwa Community Faces Starvation

Mutare, October 15, 2010 - Starvation is looming in the diamond – rich area of Chiadzwa following poor harvests due to erratic rains last season. ... Full story

Zim Parliament Faces Critical Shortage Of Funds

BULAWAYO,October 14,2010---Clerk of Parliament Austin Zvoma said Zimbabwe Parliament is currently facing critical shortage of funds. ... Full story

Mugabe Says He Will Not Extend Life Of Inclusive Government

Harare, October 14, 2010 -President Robert Mugabe says he is reluctant to extend the life of the inclusive government when it expires next February because the MDC political formations were “selling out” to the whites. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Boycotts Cabinet

Harare, October 14, 2010 -Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday boycotted cabinet over the ongoing impasse in the inclusive government created by the unilateral re-appointments of governors and envoys by President Robert Mugabe. ... Full story

World Currency War Warning

Cape Town, October 14, 2010 - South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday the world was heading towards a "currency war" unless developed nations gave ground in negotiations at the Group of 20 (G20). ... Full story

Rescued Chile Miners Recover, Face Celebrity Status

Copiapo, Chile. October 14, 2010 - Chile's 33 newly rescued miners recovered from their ordeal on Thursday while also pondering the celebrity status they have gained following a more than two-month entrapment deep under a remote desert. ... Full story

Zuma Sends Envoys To Rescue Shaky Zimbabwe Power-Sharing Deal

Harare, October 14, 2010 - South African President Jacob Zuma has sent a delegation to Zimbabwe to rescue what appears to be a cracking power-sharing government formed last year by President Robert Mugabe and his former political foe, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, reports CNN. ... Full story

Jubilation As First Of Chile's 33 Miners Rescued

Coplap, Chile, October 13, 2010 - The first of Chile's 33 trapped miners were hoisted to safety in a capsule barely wider than a man's shoulders on Wednesday, cheering, punching the air and hugging their families after two months deep underground. ... Full story

South Africa To Join UN Council

United Nations, October 13, 2010 - The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday elected Germany, India, South Africa and Colombia to two-year seats on the U.N. Security Council, while Canada and Portugal went to a second round of voting. ... Full story

Zim Railways To Retrench 4 000 workers

Bulawayo ,October 13,2010 - Struggling state owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is to retrench 4000 workers as it faces viability problems. ... Full story

MDC-M Rocked By Power Struggles

Harare, October 12, 2010 - The Movement for Democratic Change party led by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara has accused the party’s Secretary General Welshman Ncube and senior official Priscilla Misihairabwi of conniving to usurp power. ... Full story

There Will Be No Compromise With Mugabe - Tsvangirai

Harare, October 12, 2010 – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Tuesday told civil society members, churches and diplomats that his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) will not compromise with President Robert Mugabe’s ‘unilateral and unconstitutional actions’ in the unity government. ... Full story

One Million Zim Children Orphaned By Aids

Harare, October 12, 2010 – Over one million children have been orphaned by the HIV and AIDS pandemic, the National Aids Council (NAC) has said. ... Full story

Second Nigerian Tests Positive For Stimulant

New Dehli, October 12, 2010 - Nigerian sprint hurdler Samuel Okon has tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine, Games Federation chief Mike Fennell said on Tuesday. ... Full story

SA Land Reforms Threaten Competitiveness

Johannesburg, October 12, 2010 - South Africa risks losing its status as Africa's agriculture hub as uncertainty over its land reform programme undermines its competitiveness on the continent, the deputy agriculture minister said. ... Full story

Chinese Mines In Zim Face Closure

Guruve, October 12, 2010 -Two Chinese chrome mining companies operating in the Guruve area are facing closure for operating without undergoing an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure. ... Full story

Zim Finance Minister Drags Notorius Police Officers To Court

Harare, October 12, 2010 - Finance Minister Tendai Biti has dragged two policemen notorious for torturing political and human rights activists to court. ... Full story

Wild Life Slaughtered For Mugabe Rally

Gokwe, October 12 2010, Three Elephants, three bufalloes and a number of other wildlife which include impalas and warthogs were slaughtered to feed people who attended President Robert Mugabe's rally in Gokwe recently. ... Full story

Mbeki Launches Drive For Africa

Johannesburg, October 11, 2010 - POVERTY and underdevelopment in Africa can only be eradicated if the continent's leaders work with the masses instead of seeing themselves as liberators, says former president Thabo Mbeki. ... Full story

Heavy Presence Of Soldiers Terrifies Zim Villagers

Masvingo, October 11, 2010 - Thousands of heavily armed soldiers in full army regalia were deployed in Masvingo West constituency on Saturday, leaving villagers terrified. ... Full story

senior zanu pf officials defect to zapu

MUTARE - Zanu PF politburo member, Stanley Sakupwanya and former Manicaland governor, Tineyi Chigudu have crossed the floor to join the revived Zapu political party. ... Full story

Pressure Group calls for Zim debt audit

A social and economic justice organisation says parliament must audit the country’s financial debt to determine the legitimacy of the debt. The Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development says parliament must launch a debt audit. ... Full story

No to death penalty- Amnesty International

HARARE- The Zimbabwe coalition government has been challenged to take advantage of constitution reform process to abolish death penalty. ... Full story

Zim To Hold Constitution Referendum Next June

Harare, October 9, 2010 – Zimbabwe will hold a referendum on the new constitution next year on June 30, the Constitution Select Committee (Copac) has announced. ... Full story

Cairns Foods Reduces Working Hours/Slashes Salaries

Bulawayo, October 09 2010 - Cairns Foods Limited is facing serious operational viability problems, resulting in the company cutting salaries of workers and reducing working hours for its Bulawayo workforce by 50 percent, Radio VOP has learnt. ... Full story

Top UN Post For Deputy Prime Minister Khupe

Harare, October 9, 2010 - Deputy Prime Minister, Thoko Khupe, has been elected President for the United Nations Aids/Global Women Power Network for Africa. ... Full story

Where are those newspapers – Shamu

HARARE- October 9, 2010- Minister of Media and Information Webster Shamu has told journalists that the government is surprised that three out of the four newspapers which were given licences by the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) are not yet operating and ‘yet they were crying to be licensed’. ... Full story

Wife Of The Late Josiah Tungamirai Dies

HARARE - Pamela Christine Tungamirai, wife to the late former Air Force commander and national hero Josiah Tungamirai, has died. She was 56. ... Full story

Chaos At Zanu (PF) Official Burial

Karoi, October 08, 2010 - There were running battles between Zanu (PF) rival camps at a night vigil of their late member on Wednesday in Karoi's Chikangwe high density surburb. ... Full story

Nobel Winner Liu Sought Change

Beijing, October 08, 2010 - Liu Xiaobo, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, has been a vocal champion for greater democracy and human rights protection in China for decades. ... Full story

X Factor's Gamu To Fight Deportation Ruling

October 08, 2010 - X Factor reject Gamu Nhenghu will fight the government ruling which this week decided she and her family must leave Scotland, and return to Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Calls For Indigenisation Awareness Campaign

Bulawayo, October 08, 2010 Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai has called for a national awareness campaign to educate Zimbabweans about the black empowerment programme to block few politicians in the top echelons of power from benefiting alone. ... Full story

EU To Review Zim Sanctions In January

Harare, October 8, 2010 - The European Union (EU) will meet in January to discuss the current sanctions slapped on Zimbabwe, the German Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Albrecht Conze, has confirmed. ... Full story

MDC Calls For SADC Intervention

Harare, October 07, 2010 - The Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) on Thursday appealed to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the international community to condemn the unilateral appointments of all senior government positions done by President Robert Mugabe after the formation of the inclusive government. ... Full story

Lady Gaga Tops In Forbes List Of World's Most Powerful Women

October 07, 2010 - Michelle Obama replaces Angela Merkel as the most powerful woman in the world in the latest list from Forbes magazine ... Full story

Anti-Apartheid Hero Tutu Quits Public Life

07 October, 2010 - Nobel Prize winner and hero of the South African anti-apartheid movement Archbishop Desmond Tutu is officially retiring from public life. ... Full story

Chiefs, Army, Farmers "Plotting Mugabe Victory"

Harare, 07 October, 2010 - Traditional chiefs, new farmers and senior army commanders are expected to meet Friday at an army barrack in Harare, to plan how to secure President Robert Mugabe's grip on power after the expected 2011 elections despite short party funds. ... Full story

Zim Youth Demand Younger Minister

Harare, October 7, 2010 - The Zimbabwe Youth Council (ZYC) said they want the new constitution of Zimbabwe to specifically state that the new Minister of Youth and Employment Creation must be less than 35 years old. ... Full story

Prime Minister Protocol Officials Not Recognised

Harare, October 07, 2010 - Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs officials have been ordered to ignore Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s protocol officers despite being part of the inclusive government, sources have revealed. ... Full story

Mabhena Family Snubs Hero Status

Harare, October 07, 2010 - The family of the late former Matabeleland North Governor Welshman Mabhena has snubbed Zanu (PF) offer to bury the veteran nationalist at the controversial Heroes Acre. ... Full story

City of Cape Town takes over Zim gvt property

Cape Town - The city of Cape Town has taken over a property in the city belonging to the Zimbabwean government and drove out hundreds of homeless Zimbabweans who had found sanctuary on it saying it is not fit for human habitation. ... Full story

Madinda Ndlovu appointed Warriors caretaker coach

HARARE- Warriors legend Madinda Ndlovu have been appointed the Zimbabwe caretaker coach in the absence of Tom Saintfiet who was deported on Tuesday night for working without a permit. Benedict Moyo, the Zifa board member in charge of competitions said Ndlovu was briefly appointed to take charge of the Warriors while the Zifa sort out Saintfiet's permit. ... Full story

Catholic Experts Slam Nobel Prize Decision

06, October, 2010 - Catholic experts condemned a decision to award the 2010 Nobel Prize for Medicine to Robert Edwards for his pioneering research into IVF, highlighting a sensitive grey area between religion and science. ... Full story

MDC Man Was Threatened With Death To Join Zanu (PF)

Masvingo, October 06, 2010 – Partson Zvirevo, The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)-T official in Zaka who over the weekend claimed to have defected to Zanu (PF) was in fact paid by the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) and threatened with death if he did not rejoin the former ruling party. ... Full story

Abandoned Constitution Meetings Resume Next Week

Harare, October 6, 2010 – Zimbabwe has rescheduled constitutional meetings disrupted by Zanu (PF) supporters last month and resulted in the death of an Movement for Democratic Change activist. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Deports Soccer Coach

Harare, October 06, 2010 - Zimbabwe immigration authorities have ordered the deportation of the new national coach Tom Saintfiet for working without a permit, state media reported on Wednesday. ... Full story

Zimbabwean Prisoners Escape From SA Jail

Musina, October 06, 2010 - Six Zimbabwean prisoners who escaped from the Musina police cells on Monday have not yet been found, Limpopo police said on Tuesday. ... Full story

X Factor Contestant Gamu Faces Deportation

An X Factor contestant who narrowly missed out on a place for the live finals of the show is facing deportation from the UK. ... Full story

Botswana urges end to Zimbabwe sanctions

PRETORIA (AFP) – Botswana President Ian Khama on Tuesday urged Western nations to lift their sanctions on Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, saying they should recognise progress made by the unity government in Harare. ... Full story

Welshman Mabhena dies

HARARE, OCTOBER 5, 2010 -One of the few men who dared cross the path of President Robert Mugabe in Zanu pf, Welshman Mabhena has died. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Women's Bank To Start Operating Next Year

Harare, October 5, 2010 - The Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Development, Olivia Muchena, said the proposed women's commercial bank will operate next year as directors are now being selected for appointment. ... Full story

Korans Burnt In West Bank Mosque Attack

Beit Fajjar, West Bank, October 05, 2010 - Jewish settlers opposed to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians were accused of setting fire to a mosque in the West Bank on Monday, burning the Koran and scrawling threats in Hebrew on its walls. ... Full story

Nigeria Suspended Over Government Interference

Berne, October 05, 2010 - FIFA suspended Nigeria from international soccer on Monday because of government interference in the sport. ... Full story

SA Charges Nigeria Militant Okah Over bombing

Johannesburg, October 05, 2010 - South African prosecutors brought terrorism charges against Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah on Monday for deadly bomb blasts in the Nigerian capital. ... Full story

Zim Parliament Resumes

Harare, October 05, 2010 – The Zimbabwe Parliament resumes sitting on Tuesday at a time when most members have died. ... Full story

Zim MP Uses Fund For Healing Programme

Mrewa, October 05, 2010 - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC -T) Murewa west legislator Ward Nezi is using the US$50 000 Constituency Development funding (CDF) to unite both perpetrators and victims of 2008 political violence to work together on development projects in his constituency. ... Full story

No Pay Rise For Zimbabwe Civil Servants

Harare, October 04, 2010 - Zimbabwe’s troubled civil servants can brace for worse times after Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Monday that treasury was not yet ready to use the windfall accrued from the country’s recent diamond sale to meet their salary demands. ... Full story

Half Of Zim Rural People Use Bush As Toilet - UN

Harare, October 04, 2010 - The United Nations says 50 percent of the Zimbabwe’s rural population have no toilets and use the bush. ... Full story

New Zim Soccer Coach Conducts First Training Session

Harare, October 04, 2010 - Newly appointed Zimbabwe national soccer team coach Tom Saintief on Monday conducted his first training session with the Warriors at the National Sports Stadium and told the players that he was not going to bring in too many changes but would carry on from where former coach Norman Mapeza left. ... Full story

MDC Rallies Banned In Gutu

Gutu, October 4, 2010 – A top official of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party under Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is furious after a traditional chief who assaulted the party’s activist last week banned the party from holding rallies in his area. ... Full story

Mutambara And Chombo Clash Over GNU

Harare, October 4, 2010 - Deputy Prime Minister, Arthur Mutambara and the Minister of Housing and National Development, Ignatious Chombo, clashed on government's performance to-date with Minister Chombo claiming that the Government of National Unity (GNU) was not "confused and struggling to survive" as being claimed by countries from the West. ... Full story

Grain Marketing Board To Fire 1 650 Workers

Bulawayo, October 04, 2010 - Zimbabwe’s grain parastatal is set to retrench 1 650 employees before December as part of its turnaround programme amid revelations that its expenditure exceeded overall income. ... Full story

ZBC Labels Journalists Terrorists

Harare, October 4, 2010 - The state-run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has labelled the five journalists it fired two years ago as terrorists and is refusing to rehire them as recommended by an arbitration court. ... Full story

Air Zimbabwe bosses want Chikumba out

Harare - Some members of the Air Zimbabwe board of directors are said to be demanding that the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Chikumba, be axed for allegedly failing to handle the recent strike by pilots in a manner that could have avoided the two week impasse which brought the airline’s business to a halt. ... Full story

'Mugabe Must Go To Hell Man' Rearrested

BULAWAYO, October 03, 2010---Heavily armed police officers on Saturday raided a company owned by a man who once said President Mugabe must go to hell and re-arrested him on new charges. ... Full story

British Parliamentary Group To Fight Aids

London, October 03,2010 A British parliamentarian, Simon Kirby has said that the “All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS” APPG, is lobbying for the inclusion of sexual health and HIV as an important national public health priority within the Public Health White Paper. ... Full story

Nigeria Bomb Toll Rises

Abuja,October 03,2010 - The death toll from car bombs that exploded near a parade marking Nigeria's 50th anniversary of independence rose to 12 on Saturday and authorities admitted they had been warned of the attack. ... Full story

Govt to demolish two schools

Bulawayo:- Government is set to demolish two schools in Lupane, Matabeleland North province to pave way for the construction of a dam – a situation that will see affected school children traveling 50 kilometers to the nearest schools. ... Full story

MDC Says It Will Have Nothing To Do With Heroes Acre

Harare, October 02, 2010 – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change says it will not attend any burial of heroes at the national shrine after President Robert Mugabe said it was exclusively for people who fought in the liberation struggle which brought about Zimbabwe's independence in 1980. ... Full story

Zim Deadline Won't Be Extended

Johannesburg, October 01, 2010 - The December 31deadline for the process of officially documenting Zimbabweans in South Africa will not be extended, Home Affairs Deputy Minister Malusi Gigaba has said. ... Full story

Tsvangirai To Remain MDC Leader

HARARE -Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will remain the leader of the MDC-T until the party achieves its core mission of delivering political change in Zimbabwe, the party has said. ... Full story

Mwonzora Gives Snapshot Of New Zim Constitution

Harare, October, 01, 2010 - A member of a Commitee of Parliament (COPAC) leading the constitution making process on Thursday gave a glimpse of what Zimbabweans should expect in the new draft constitution. ... Full story

Ecuador President Hurt During 'Coup Attempt'

Ecuador, October 01, 2010 - A state of emergency has been declared in Ecuador after President Rafael Correa was hurt during protests led by members of his security forces ... Full story