Harare Production Centre For Passports Gutted Down By Fire

Harare, January 01, 2011 - The Identification production centre for passports based at KG Six Army Headquarters in Harare was on Friday gutted down by fire shattering hopes of many Zimbabweans who were hoping to get passports so that they could beat South Africa's deadline to regularise their stay in that country. ... Full story

France Braces For Annual New Year's Car Torchings

Paris, December 31, 2010 - France will deploy extra police and keep vandalism statistics under wraps on New Year's Eve to fight what authorities say has become an annual "sweepstakes" of disaffected youths competing to see who can burn the most cars. ... Full story

Woods Still The Game's Biggest Earner Despite 2010 Woes

Los Angeles, December 31, 2010 - Tiger Woods has once again ended a calendar year as golf's top earner, despite suffering a pay cut of US$48 million after losing his swing and his marriage and failing to win a single tournament. ... Full story

UN Advisers Fear Ivory Coast Ethnic Strife

United Nations/Abidjan, December 31, 2010 - U.N. advisers expressed grave fears on Thursday about ethnic violence in Ivory Coast after its disputed presidential election and Abidjan's new ambassador to the United Nations warned that the West African nation was on the "brink of genocide." ... Full story

WikiLeaks Backers Shut Down Zim Websites

London, December 31, 2010 - Cyber activists say they have brought down Zimbabwean government websites after the president's wife sued a newspaper for publishing a WikiLeaks cable linking her with illicit diamond trading. ... Full story

Ex-Air Zim Boss Satisfied He Did A Good Job

Harare, "December 31, 2010 - The Air Zimbabwe Chief Executive Officer Peter Chikumba who announced his resignation on Thursday said he was leaving a happy man having managed to pull out the troubled airline from the doldrums. ... Full story

Zimbo Residents In South Africa Invade Passport Office

Harare, December 31, 2010 – Hundreds of Zimbabweans residents in South Africa this week besieged the passport office at Makombe Building in Harare in a rush to beat Friday's deadline to acquire Zimbabwean documents to regularise their stay in South Africa. ... Full story

Boss quits troubled Air Zimbabwe after disputes

(AP:HARARE, Zimbabwe) Zimbabwe's troubled state airline says its chief executive is leaving his post after months of pay disputes, two strikes by pilots and mounting operational losses. ... Full story

World's Oldest Dad, 94 Wants To Try For Another Child

India, December 30, 2010 - After more than nine decades of a carefree bachelor lifestyle, changing nappies could come as something of a shock. ... Full story

Soccer Scandals "Shaping Kids' View Of Marriage"

London, December 30, 2010 - Children are growing up thinking that marriages are not meant to last because so many football and pop stars have high profile affairs and bust-ups, an expert warned Wednesday. ... Full story

Israel's Ex-President Katsav Guilty Of Rape

Tel Aviv, December 30, 2010 - An Israeli court found former President Moshe Katsav guilty of rape and other sexual offences on Thursday, convictions of unprecedented gravity for a head of the Jewish state. ... Full story

Ivory Coast On Brink Of "Genocide", Says Envoy To UN

United Nations, December 30, 2010 - Political unrest following Ivory Coast's disputed presidential election has brought the West African country to the "brink of genocide", its new ambassador to the United Nations said. ... Full story

Zim Police Arrests Constitution Activist Madhuku

Filabusi, December 30, 2010 - Zimbabwe police armed with guns and batons on Wednesday dispersed over 200 National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) members gathered at a constitutional discussion meeting in Filabusi and arrested its chairperson Lovemore Madhuku. ... Full story

Kindness Paradza Joins World Journalist Body

Harare, December 30, 2010 -Former Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) President Kindness Paradza was this week appointed a commissioner of the World’s largest Journalists representative body International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). ... Full story

Soldiers Detain MDC Officials

Gutu, December 30,2010 – Three Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) officials from Gutu Central Constituency were on Wednesday detained at 4-2 Infantry battalion here for more than two hours and later released without a charge. ... Full story

Zim To Chair PTA Bank

Harare, December 30, 2010—Zimbabwe has been appointed to chair the board of directors of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) for 2011, a milestone for the country which is trying to regain its foothold following a decade of political and economic crisis. ... Full story

West Has 3 Years To Rein In Iran - Israeli Minister

Jerusalem, December 29, 2010 - The United States and its allies have up to three years to curb Iran's nuclear programme, which has been set back by technical difficulties and sanctions, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Kids Tracking Santa Get Michelle Obama Surprise

Honolulu, December 29, 2010 - Eight-year-old Juliana-Rose Hatcher had tracked Santa Claus all of Friday with the aid of NORAD's Santa hotline, before she got some unexpected help from Michelle Obama. ... Full story

More Talks Needed In Ivory Coast Crisis

Abidjan, December 29, 2010 - A delegation of three West African presidents who met incumbent Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday to deliver an ultimatum to step down or face force left saying more meetings were needed. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Promoted In Davis Cup

Harare, December 29, 2010 - Zimbabwe will start their campaign in Group III of the Davis Cup on 18 April, according to the draw released by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Wednesday. ... Full story

Mugabe Can Be Sued - Tsvangirai

Harare, December 29, 2010 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has rubbished assertions by President Robert Mugabe’s lawyers that the 86-year old leader cannot be sued arguing he can be taken to court on constitutional matters. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Confirms Coaching People Over Constitution

Harare, December 29, 2010 - Zanu (PF) has admitted it embarked on a nationwide exercise to coach people on how to contribute in the constitutional making outreach programmes. ... Full story

MDC-M To Recall Mutambara From Inclusive Government

Harare, December 29, 2010 - Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara faces a recall from the shacky coalition government after the elective congress of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change tentatively set for January 2011. ... Full story

Soldiers In Door To Door Campaign

Masvingo, December 29, 2010 - Soldiers from the Zimbabwe National Army(ZNA) have embarked on a door to door terror campaign in Gutu threatening villagers to vote for President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu (PF) party in next year’s touted elections. ... Full story

Harare City Council Parking Deal Questioned

Harare, December 29, 2010 - The Harare City Council (HCC) stands accused of corruptly awarding a vehicle parking business to a South African company ahead of local businesses that have already been doing the work including providing parking space at the Harare International Airport. ... Full story

Heavy Presence Of Soldiers At Road Blocks

Harare, December 29, 2010 - There has been a heavy presence of heavily armed soldiers at the country’s road blocks to monitor police officers who may demand bribes from motorists. ... Full story

New Zimbabwe Opposition Party Launched

Bulawayo. December 29, 2010 - A new Zimbabwe opposition party Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) which is aimed at separating Matabeleland from the rest of Zimbabwe, was launched here on Tuesday. ... Full story

Zifa To Limit Players Who Can Be Exported

Harare, December 29, 2010 - The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) is to limit the number of players one club can export to a foreign country in one year. ... Full story

Zim Child Abuse On The Rise

Harare, December 28, 2010 - There have been at least 800 000 cases of various child abuses in Zimbabwe since 1999, Tara Miller, Director of Child line Zimbabwe has confirmed. ... Full story

Farm Workers Eat Empty Promises

Tengwe - Edwin Jairosi, 29, was last week in a tense mood and angry because he failed to buy groceries for his wife and his three children including a four year old daughter during Christmas. ... Full story

President Mugabe Consoles Chanakira Family

Harare, December 28, 2010 - President Robert Mugabe has given US$5 000 to the Chanakira family as consolation after the passing away of Elizabeth Chanakira, the wife of former Zimbabwe Ambassador to Germany, Dr Elijah John Chanakira. ... Full story

We Are Trained To Kill – Soldiers

Buhera, December 28, 2010 – Soldiers deployed here at the beginning of the festive season, stunned villagers when they told them that they were trained to kill. ... Full story

Top Prison Officer Transferred For Keeping Goats In Cells

Harare, December 28, 2010 - A top prison official has been transferred for making prison inmates share cells with goats. ... Full story

Karoi Hospital Turning Away Patients

Karoi, December 28, 2010 - Karoi Hospital was during the Christmas period turning away patients due to lack of doctors. ... Full story

Russia Says West Meddling In Khodorkovsky Trial

Moscow, December 28, 2010 - Russia's Foreign Ministry accused the United States and European nations of seeking to influence the trial of jailed tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Tuesday and called such efforts "unacceptable." ... Full story

W.Africa Leaders To Give Gbagbo Ultimatum

Abidjan, December 28, 2010 - The presidents of three West African states were due in Ivory Coast on Tuesday to tell internationally-isolated incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo to step down or face removal by force. ... Full story

Dynamos Lands Lucrative Sponsorship Deal

Harare, December 28, 2010 - Dynamos have landed a lucrative sponsorship deal from top sport kit supplier Faithwear for the 2011 soccer season. ... Full story

Zimbabwe League Team Faces Ban

Harare, December 28, 2010 - The lack of an email address by Zimbabwe's Football Association (ZIFA) to communicate its mistake of registering a local premier league soccer club, Highlanders for the Confederation of African Football cup will cost the club it a two year ban. ... Full story

MP Accused Of Excessive Sex Demands By Wife

Mutare, December 27, 2010 - A Chitungwiza provincial magistrate has granted a protection order against a Zanu (PF) Member of Parliament and businessman, Fred Kanzama after his wife petitioned the courts complaining she could no longer cope with the MP’s sexual demands. ... Full story

Religious Clashes Flare In Central Nigeria

Jos, Nigeria, December 27, 2010 - Clashes broke out between armed Christian and Muslim groups near the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, after Christmas Eve bombings in the region killed more than 30 people. ... Full story

Death Toll In Iraq Suicide Bombings Rises To 17

Baghdad, December 27, 2010 - Two suicide car bombers targeting a government compound in the Iraqi town of Ramadi killed at least 17 people and wounded 47 on Monday, a police official said. ... Full story

Zimbabwe AG To Set Up WikiLeaks Commission

Harare, December 27, 2010 - Zimbabwe's attorney general plans to set up a commission to investigate possible treason charges against locals over briefings with U.S. diplomats that are part of confidential State Department cables released by WikiLeaks. ... Full story

War Vets Grab Farming Inputs

Mberengwa, December 27, 2010 - War veterans and Zanu (PF) youths in Mudavanhu area of Mberengwa in the Midlands province have grabbed farming inputs meant for distribution to farmers in the area. ... Full story

Ecowas Threaten To Use Force To Remove Gbagbo

ABIDJAN, December 25, 2010-The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) official website on Friday urged incumbent Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo to step down, threatening the use of force if he attempts to maintain power. ... Full story

Fears Growing Of Mugabe's Iron Grip Over Zim

HARARE, December 26, 2010- The warning signs are proliferating. Journalists have been harassed and jailed. Threats of violence are swirling in the countryside. The president’s supposed partner in the government has been virulently attacked in the state-controlled media as a quisling for the West. And the president himself has likened his party to a fast-moving train that will crush ... Full story

Zimbabwe Seeks WikiLeaks Prosecutions

HARARE, December 26 , 2010- Zimbabwe will appoint a commission to investigate the "treasonous collusion" that led to several embarrassing reports being released by WikiLeaks, the country's attorney-general said on Saturday. ... Full story

Zimra Officer In Hospital After Scorpion Attack

BEIRBRIDGE, DECEMBER 26, 2010- A Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) employee is battling for his life at Beitbridge hospital after he was stung by a scorpion while on duty at a tollgate 10km outside the border town on Thursday evening. ... Full story

Bleak Xmas For Unpaid Council Workers

Karoi, December 25, 2010 - Karoi Town and Nyaminyami council workers are likely to have a bleak Christmas on Saturday because they had not been paid by Thursday. ... Full story

Public Service Audit Findings Expected In January

Harare, December 24, 2010 - The Zimbabwean government says it has completed a crucial public service audit meant to flush out ghost workers in government service. ... Full story

Sudan, Darfur rebels clash during ceasefire talks

Khartoum, December 24, 2010 - Darfur rebels clashed with Sudanese government troops on Thursday, three days after announcing they had resumed ceasefire negotiations, rebel and humanitarian sources said. ... Full story

Ivory Coast Soccer Idol Drogba Calls For Unity

Paris, December 24, 2010 - Ivory Coast soccer captain Didier Drogba appealed to all parties within and outside his country to show restraint in a standoff over last month's presidential election, in remarks published on Thursday. ... Full story

Is That Really Kate? Royal Coin Raises Eyebrows

London, December 24, 2010 - The design for an official commemorative coin to mark the engagement of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton was unveiled on Thursday, but not everyone might recognise the bride-to-be. ... Full story

Difficult Christmas For Zim Beggars

Masvingo, December 25, 2010- As many Zimbabweans were pushing their trolleys full of groceries on Christmas Eve, some beggars said it was their hardest time as busy shoppers failed to notice them. ... Full story

Cash Strapped Zim Police Officers Demand Bribes From Prostitutes

Karoi, December 24, 2010 - Some police officers were on Friday being accused of demanding bribes from commercial workers who they round up during their night patrols. ... Full story

Air Zim Pilots Down Tools Again

Harare, December 24, 2010 – Passengers who wanted to fly Air Zimbabwe planes were left stranded Friday after the pilots and other staff members went on strike demanded to be paid their December salaries and other outstanding allowances dating back to 2009. ... Full story

Knowledge Musona Opt Out Of All Africa Games

Harare, December 24, 2010 -Three Zimbabwe internationals based in South Africa have opted out of the Zimbabwe squad to go into camp for the All Africa Games. ... Full story

Foreign Diamond Dealer Murdered

Mutare, December 24, 2010 - A diamond dealer from the West African country of Guinea was murdered by two Zimbabwean men after they lured him from his base in Mozambique. ... Full story

"I am Ready For Elections Not War" - Tsvangirai

Harare, December 24, 2010 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and leader of the Movement Democratic Change (MDC) says he is ready for elections next year but not war. ... Full story

Jonathan Moyo May Bounce Back As Information Minister

Mutare, December 24, 2010 - Speculation is rife that former Information Minister Jonathan Moyo may bounce back at the helm of the Ministry following his recent election to Zanu (PF)'s politburo, the highest decision making body of the party. ... Full story

SA Home Affairs Working 16 Hours To Document Zimbabweans

Cape Town, December 23, 2010 - Officials at Home Affairs offices are hard at work, with offices running 16-hour days, in a bid to process hundreds of Zimbabweans queuing for permits to meet the 31 December deadline. ... Full story

Italian Students March Against Education Law

Rome, December 23, 2010 - Thousands of Italian students marched in protest against a university reform law on Wednesday but police prevented a repetition of last week's violent clashes in Rome by blocking off parts of the city centre. ... Full story

Ivorian Army Says Unified For Gbagbo Despite Pressure

Abidjan, December 23, 2010 - Ivory Coast's army stands united behind incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, a spokesman said, after a top aide of rival presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara said world leaders may have to use force to oust him. ... Full story

ZBC Launches Robert Mugabe Radio Programme

Harare, December 23, 2010 - The state controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has launched a President Robert Mugabe daily radio programme. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) To Set Up Own Schools

Harare, December 23, 2010 - President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) party wants to set up its own schools to orient young people about its ideologies ahead of the 2011 elections. ... Full story

PSL To Hold Elections

Harare, December 23, 2010 - The Premier Soccer League will hold elections to replace fixtures secretary Beadle Musa Gwasira whose team Lengthens has been relegated to the unfashionable world of first division football. ... Full story

Police Bar ZAPU Demo Over Unity Accord

Bulawayo, December 23, 2010 – The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) on Wednesday barred the Zapu youth from holding a protest march against the commemoration of the Unity Accord on Wednesday. ... Full story

Vendors Harassed Over The Standard Newspaper

Bulawayo, December 23, 2010 - Some newspaper street vendors in Bulawayo were on Wednesday threatened and harassed by a group of Zanu (PF) youths for selling The Standard newspaper which they accuse of being too critical to party’s leadership. ... Full story

International Rugby Board Snub Zimbabwe

Harare, December 23, 2010 - Zimbabwe has been left out of the third of the International Rugby Board World Sevens series in New Zealand despite posting good results in the South Africa and Hong Kong legs ... Full story

Villagers Forced To Attend Gala

Nyajena, December 23, 2010 – Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Walter Mzembi on Wednesday forced villagers in his constituency to attend a Unity Gala held at Renco mine stadium here. ... Full story

President Mugabe must go now, says Minister Biti

HARARE, December 23, 2010 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is tired and must go now, says firebrand Finance Minister, Tendai Biti. ... Full story

Zimbabwe bus crash kills 9

Harare - Police say nine people died and 25 were injured when a speeding bus slammed into a truck in the Zimbabwe capital. ... Full story

Dark Christmas For Gweru Residents

Gweru, December 22, 2010 - The Christmas spirit has been dampened for most Gweru residents as the sole electricity provider has embarked on massive disconnections which have left several families in darkness. ... Full story

Zim Gay Association Worker Acquitted

Harare, December 22, 2010, Magistrate Don Ndirowei has acquitted Ellen Chademana, the Gays and Lesbian of Zimbabwe (GALZ)’s receptionist who was facing charges of contravening the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Through To ICC World Cup Qualifiers

Harare, December 22, 2010 - The Zimbabwe National Women's Cricket Team has qualified for the 2013 International Cricket Council (ICC) qualifiers to be held in Bangladesh in November, next year, despite losing to neighbours South Africa. ... Full story

Mugabe Says MDC Slogan Of Change Has Lost Meaning

Gutu, December 22, 2010- President Robert Mugabe has attacked the Movement of Democratic Change slogan of change saying it was being used inappropriately. ... Full story

Government Free Maize Seed Failing To Germinate

Hurungwe, December 22, 2010 - Some Hurungwe farmers are complaining that free maize seed they received from government is failing to germinate. ... Full story

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Says World Can Review Poll

Abidjan, December 22, 2010 - Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday invited an international committee to re-examine the results of a disputed election, to avoid a bitter power struggle with his rival escalating into civil war. ... Full story

Iraq Approves New Government With Maliki As PM

Baghdad, December 22, 2010 - Iraq's parliament approved Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his new government on Tuesday, nine months after an inconclusive election left politics in limbo and delayed investments to rebuild the country after years of war. ... Full story

Tea With Mugabe

Johannesburg, December 22, 2010 - Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe regards Thabo Mbeki as a “great man” and Jacob Zuma as a “man of the people who likes to make promises without necessarily knowing how to fulfil them”. ... Full story

Zim Attorney General Placed Under US Sanctions

Harare, December 22, 2010 - Zimbabwe’s Attorney General Johannes Tomana has been placed on the United States sanctions list for allegedly undermining democratic processes in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

ZIFA Abandons Foreign Coach Policy

The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has abandoned the foreign coach policy and will appoint a local coach with effect from next month. ... Full story

Probe Chombo - Residents

Harare, December 21, 2010 - A Harare based residents pressure group has written to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner General asking him to investigate allegations of corruption levelled against the Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural Development, Ignatius Chombo. ... Full story

Ten Zimbabweans Die In Police Horror Crash

Harare, December 21, 2010 - Ten people including a mother clutching a baby died here on Tuesday in one of the worst road carnages which can be blamed squarely on the Zimbabwe Republic Police as the commuter omnibus rammed on a truck while running away from the police along Simon Mazorodze Road. ... Full story

Zim To have New National Corporate Governance Code in March

Harare, December 21, 2010 - Zimbabwe will have a new National Code on Corporate Governance in March next year, said Edward Siwela, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors (IOD). ... Full story

US$490m Remitted Annually To Zimbabwe, Says IFAD

Harare, December 21, 2010 - At least US$490 million is remitted to Zimbabwe by citizens living in the Diaspora, the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) has said. ... Full story

Diaspora Forum To Embark On Business Initiatives

Harare, December 21, 2010 - The Development Foundation for Zimbabwe (DFZ) Executive Director, Nokwazi Moyo said Diasporans had resolved to engage Zimbabweans in the country when launching their various initiatives. ... Full story

Teachers Stranded As Zim Banks Run Out Of Cash

Karoi, December 21, 2010 - Some rural teachers were left stranded on Monday after banks ran out of cash to give them. ... Full story

Two Dead In Explosion In Kampala-Bound Kenya Bus

Nairobi, December 21, 2010 - Two people were killed on Monday when a bag exploded as it was about to be loaded onto a Kampala-bound bus in the Kenyan capital, an incident police said bore the hallmarks of a terrorist strike. ... Full story

Heavy Snow, Cold Disrupt Travel Across North Europe

Berlin/London, December 21, 2010 - Snow and freezing temperatures grounded flights and disrupted road and rail links across northern Europe on Monday, stranding travellers and closing schools. ... Full story

Mugabe, Tsvangirai Say Zimbabwe Unity Govt Working

Harare, December 21, 2010 - The Development Foundation for Zimbabwe (DFZ) Executive Director, Nokwazi Moyo said Diasporans had resolved to engage Zimbabweans in the country when launching their various initiatives. ... Full story

Belarus Court Jails 600 Protesters

Minsk, December 21, 2010 - A Belarus court Tuesday jailed some 600 people for up to 15 days for taking part in protests against the re-election of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, Interfax reported. ... Full story

Dynamos Gets Bye In 2011 Champions League Draw

Harare, December 20, 2010 - Dynamos ranked the 12th best team in Africa by the Confederation of African Football has been given a bye in 2011 edition of the African Champions League while Motor Action will have a tough date against Madagascar champions CNAPS Sports in the preliminary rounds. ... Full story

Zim Police Demanding X-mas Gifts From Motorists

Gwanda, December 20, 2010 – Traffic cops manning road blocks along the country’s major roads are demanding “Christmas gifts” from motorists. ... Full story

Zim Prisoners Share Cells With Goats

Harare, December 20, 2010 - Prisoners at Harare Central prison have been moved from their cells to create room for five goats which have been kept at the prison complex for the past one week. ... Full story

Mary J Blige Gig Flops

Harare, December 20, 2010 - The much talked about super show featuring United States-based R&B singer, Mary J Blige, flopped in Harare as the singer failed to turn up on Friday. ... Full story

Fear Of Elections Grips Residents

Chitungwiza - Working quietly at his informal stand at a street corner at Makoni shopping centre in Chitungwiza, Stephen Chari, 32, a shoe maker, is gripped by fear of the prospects of Zimbabwe going for elections next year. ... Full story

South Korea Goes Ahead With Firing Drill Despite War Threat

YEONPYEONG, South Korea December 2010 - South Korea launched live firing drills in a disputed area on Monday despite threats of war from Pyongyang after an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting failed to agree on how to defuse the crisis. ... Full story

Gbagbo Allies "Ready To Die" In Ivory Coast Fight

ABIDJAN, December 20, 2010 - Supporters of Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo have vowed to fight to the death to keep him as president of the world's top cocoa producer as pressure grows for him to quit after a disputed election or face sanctions. ... Full story

Home Affairs Refuses To Budge

JOHANNESBURG, December 19, 2010-The South African Government says it will stick to its December 31 deadline for all Zimbabwean immigrants in the country to get permits or face massive deportations in January. ... Full story

Heavy Snow Cripples Europe

PARIS, December 19, 2010 - Heavy snow and freezing temperatures shut down European runways and slowed road traffic Sunday, cancelling flights and leaving cars skidding down icy streets. ... Full story

Thousands Flee Fighting In Darfur

KHARTOUM, December 19, 2010- As many as 12 000 people have fled fresh fighting between Sudan's army and Darfur rebels and are heading towards already overcrowded camps and settlements in the strife-torn territory, peacekeepers said on Sunday. ... Full story

Mugabe Vows Never To Swear In Bennet

HARARE, December 19, 2010- PRESIDENT Mugabe has vowed never to swear in MDC-T treasurer Roy Bennet as deputy minister of agriculture, Mechanisation and Infrastructure Development because his party is working with counter revolutionaries to reverse the gains of the liberation struggle. ... Full story

UN Offered Mugabe Retirement Package In Exile:Wikileaks

JOHANNESBURG, December 19, 2010-The United Nations tried to arrange a retirement package and a safe haven for President Robert Mugabe with financial backing from the Libyan government if he agreed to step down, according to latest disclosures by whistle blowing website, Wikileaks. ... Full story

Guti To Build University In Harare

HARARE, December 19, 2010 - Chief Pastor and founder of Assemblies Of God Africa (ZAOGA) Ezekiel Guti has been awarded a licence to build a US$100 million university in the capital. ... Full story

Mutambara To Step Down As MDC-M Leader

HARARE, December 17 , 2010-The leader of the smaller formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Arthur Mutambara says he will not be standing for re-election at the party,s next congress set for January next year to allow his secretary-general Welshman Ncube to take over the leadership. ... Full story

MDC Activists Flee As Election Campaign Begins in Gutu

NYAZVIDZI, December 18, 2010 – Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) activists from Nyazvidzi area in Gutu North constituency are fleeing to neigbouring urban settlements after armed soldiers, police, Zanu (PF) youths and war veterans started victimizing them as campaign for next year,s anticipated elections begin. ... Full story

Gbagbo Faces Financial Strangulation

PARIS, Dcember 18, 2010- The international community is preparing a campaign of financial strangulation to prise Laurent Gbagbo from power in Ivory Coast, targeting key bank accounts, officials and experts say. ... Full story

We Will Get Diwan: Cele

JOHANNESBURG, December 18 , 2010- South African Police Commissioner Bheki Cele says he is confident that British murder accused Shrien Dewani will be extradited to South Africa to face charges for his wife's death, according to the TimesLive. ... Full story

Stop Smuggling Weapons Into Tsholotsho:Gaule

JOHANNESBURG, December 18, 2010-The Senator for Tsholotsho Believe Gaule has made a passionate appeal to young men in his constituency to stop smuggling weapons from South Africa saying their actions could give police and army an excuse to crackdown on the entire Matabeleland province. ... Full story

Tuku ‘Lectures’ Ministers On Politics

Harare, December 18, 2010 – Superstar musician Oliver Mtukudzi who has steered clear of confrontational politics throughout his musical career left ministers startled recently when he harangued them with an oration on politics and common sense. ... Full story

Masvingo Runs Out Of Fuel

Masvingo, December 18, 2010 - Most fuel filling stations in Masvingo had ran out of both petrol and diesel by Friday amid fears that this is a deliberate move by fuel suppliers who want price hikes. ... Full story

Grand Soccer Finale

Harare, 18 December - The 2010 soccer season ends on Sunday in what is probably the closest finish in Zimbabwean football history. ... Full story

Corruption, Abuses Cited In Army Recruitment Exercise

Masvingo, December 16, 2010 -The massive army recruitment exercise being carried countrywide has been rocked by allegations of corruption and abuse of young girls and boys intending to join the military. ... Full story

Tuku to perform in Dubai for the first time

Harare, December 16, 2010 Oliver Mtukudzi's tag as the African giant of music has been cemented by a call to perform for the first time in the Middle East in Dubai on Friday 24 December. ... Full story

Mugabe says Zimbabwe power-sharing 'can't continue'

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) – Zimbabwe's power-sharing government is not working and must end, President Robert Mugabe said Friday, putting him on a collision course with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. ... Full story

Justice Minister Shuns Parliamentary Committee

Harare, December 15, 2010 - Patrick Chinamasa, the Justice, Legal and parliamentary Affairs Minister on Wednesday snubbed the parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy hearing on his role in the government appointed administration of Shabanie Mashava Mines (SMM). ... Full story

Masvingo Residents Face Eviction From Their Homes

Masvingo, December 15, 2010 - More than 1 000 residents of Runyararo West here face eviction from their homes because the city council has declared the area a 'ticking health time bomb' and that it is not suitable for habitation. ... Full story

Paul Mangwana's Company Faces Eviction

Harare, December 15, 2010 -Zanu (PF) co-chair of the Parliamentary Committee spearheading Zimbabwe's new Constitution (Copac) Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana faces eviction from his personal offices he rents from the National Railways of Zimbabwe Pension Fund in Harare. ... Full story

Zim Yearly Inflation Rises

Harare, December 15, 2010 - Zimbabwe yearly inflation stood at 4.2 percent in November rising by 0.6 percentage points from the October rate of 3.6 percent, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStats) said Wednesday. ... Full story

Julian Assange Sex Assault Case Branded A 'Show Trial'

December 15, 2010 - The Swedish authorities are turning the sexual assault case against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, into a "show trial", his lawyers claimed. ... Full story

TP Mazembe Relish David And Goliath Night

Abu Dhabi, December 15, 2010 - African soccer, which failed again to get past the quarter-final barrier at the 2010 World Cup, reached its first senior global final on Tuesday. ... Full story

Libya's Gaddafi Proposes 1 mln-Strong African Army

Dakar, December 15, 2010 - African nations should join forces to create a one-million-strong army to protect the continent and confront outsiders like NATO and China, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday. ... Full story

"You Can't Sue Me" - Mugabe

Harare, December 15, 2010 - President Robert Mugabe says Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is not allowed by law to sue him over the arbitrary re-appointments of governors. ... Full story

SA Court Orders Release of 2002 Zim Election Report

Harare, December 15, 2010 - Zimbabweans will finally get to know what transpired in the disputed 2002 elections after a Pretoria based court ruled on Tuesday that the South African government should make the report public. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Youths In Membership Cards Scam

Karoi, December 15, 2010 - Some five Zanu (PF) youths here are accused of inflating prices of party cards to unsuspecting supporters. ... Full story

Zim Loses Out On 5 milliion Euro WASH Grant

Harare, December 15, 2010 - Zimbabwe has lost a five million Euro Water Sanitation and Hygiene grant (WASH) because of the unstable political conditions currently prevailing in the country. ... Full story

Oprah Winfrey Hands Australia Golden Marketing Moment

During filming of the first ever Oprah Winfrey Show to be made outside of Northern America, Winfrey declared that the country was "wondrous" and "magical" and urged her legion of fans to visit as soon as they could. ... Full story

Berlusconi Narrowly Survives No-Confidence Vote

Rome, December 14, 2010 - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi narrowly survived a no-confidence motion on Tuesday that left his struggling centre-right government clinging to power by a handful of votes. ... Full story

WikiLeaks' Assange Defiant As Lawyers Seek Bail

London, December 14, 2010 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has denounced the firms that suspended payments to his website as instruments of U.S. foreign policy and called for help in protecting his work from their "illegal and immoral attacks." ... Full story

Former Soccer League Chair Burial Thursday

Gweru, December 14, 2010 - The former Premier Soccer League chairman, Morrison Sifelani who died recently is expected to be buried in his home town of Ntabazinduna. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Officials Sidelined

Masvingo, December 14, 2010 - Senior Zanu (PF) members who are against President Robert Mugabe’s call for polls mid next year have been sidelined to attend the party's annual conference which opens this week in the eastern border city of Mutare ... Full story

Outcry As RG's Office Dispatches More Officers To SA

Harare, December 14, 2010 - There is an outcry among officers in the Registrar General’s Office over officers who have been dispatched to South Africa to quicken the process of issuing Zimbabweans with relevant papers to enable them to regularise their stay in the country. ... Full story

Veteran US Diplomat Richard Holbrooke Dies

Washington, December 14, 2010 - Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. diplomat who brokered the accord that ended the war in Bosnia and served as U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, died on Monday. ... Full story

EU Launches Ivorian Sanctions As Tensions Grow

Brussels/Abidjan, December 14, 2010 - The European Union agreed to impose sanctions on Ivory Coast incumbent Laurent Gbagbo on Monday, and his army deployed near his rival's headquarters in a standoff later defused by the U.N. envoy. ... Full story

Masvingo Hospitals Runs Out of BCG Vaccine

Masvingo, December 14, 2010 -Some Zimbabwe's hospitals and clinics here have run out of the BCG vaccine which is used to prevent mainly tuberculosis in children under the age of five years old. ... Full story

Rhodes Remains Blocking Rains - Zanu (PF) Governor

Bulawayo, December 14,2010 -A Zanu (PF) Bulawayo governor, Cain Mathema said he is pushing for the exhumation of Cecil John Rhodes remains in Matopo area which he accuses of blocking the rains. ... Full story

Zim Children Dying or Married Off As Hunger Takes Its Toll

Masvingo, December 13, 2010 - Six children succumbed to hunger related diseases in Chikombedzi’s Mlanguleni and Boli villages last week amid reports that girl children below the ages of 18 years were being married off as starvation wrecks havoc in the arid low-veld district. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Needs Mining Development Policy

Harare, December 13, 2010 - Zimbabwe needs to urgently come up with a Mining Development Policy in order to benefit from foreign investment said David Matyanga, Mineral Economist and Technical Advisor of the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (COMZ). ... Full story

Tsvangirai Enjoys President Mugabe's Political Joke

Harare, December 13, 2010 - Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday enjoyed a joke thrown by President Robert Mugabe about his party, Zanu (PF). ... Full story

MDC Activist Fined, Deputy Minister Faces Arrest

Chimanimani, December 13 2010 - A Movement for Democratic Change activist in Zhombeni area here, Donald Sithole has been fined a beast by the local headman for allegedly putting up his party's posters in the area while in another incident an MDC minister faces arrest for refusing to pay road toll fees. ... Full story

Ruling From Hotel Room

ABIDJAN, December 12, 2010- From a hotel room just big enough to hold a bed and a desk, the man considered the legitimate president of Ivory Coast is trying to govern a troubled nation whose sitting president refuses to leave. ... Full story

Investigate Rape Crimes: Civic Groups

HARARE, December 12, 2010- As calls for an early election grow louder, the country’s civic society groups want government to launch a countrywide investigation into politically motivated rape cases against women. ... Full story

Makone: ‘I Am Sick And Tired Of Protecting Corrupt Officials ’

HARARE, December 12, 2010 – The Co-Minister of Home Affairs Theresa Makone says she is sick and tired of protecting and dry cleaning corrupt public officials in the inclusive government and wished her boss in the MDC-T party Morgan Tsvangirai was the President so as to name and shame the culprits. ... Full story

Tsvangirai To Lobby Heads Of State Before Troika Meeting

HARARE, December 12, 2010- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will this week launch a regional diplomatic offensive to lobby heads of state on the implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) as it emerges that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) troika meeting to discuss Zimbabwe's political crisis might be held next week, according to The Sunday Times. ... Full story

Malawi Fires Vice-President

BLANTYRE, December 12, 2010 -Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika's ruling party on Saturday fired vice-president Joyce Banda and the party's number three for anti-party activities after a row over who will succeed the head of state. ... Full story

Suspect In Dewani Case Disappears

CAPE TOWN, December 12, 2010 – One of the suspects in the Anni Dewani murder investigation has disappeared without a trace. ... Full story

Zim Held To 188-6 In ODI Against Bangladesh

CHITTAGONG, December 12, 2010 - Skipper Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets and Mashrafe bin Mortaza claimed two as Bangladesh restricted Zimbabwe to 188-6 Sunday in the fifth and final limited-overs international between the teams. ... Full story

Hungry Masvingo Villagers Assault Their Chief

MASVINGO, December 12, 2010 – Hunger stricken villagers from ward 13 in Masvingo South constituency on Saturday teamed up and severely assaulted their chief Ephias Murinye who had instructed aid agency Care International to stop giving food hand-outs to people in the area. ... Full story

Unicef Calls For Child Survival Strategy In Zim

United Nations children agency, Unicef has called for a child survival strategy in Zimbabwe to curb a high death rate. ... Full story

Vatican Refused To Help Irish Sex Probe

LONDON, December 11, 2010- The Vatican refused to cooperate with an Irish probe into child sex abuse by Catholic priests in Dublin because the requests were not made through official channels, a leaked US cable showed on Saturday. ... Full story

Dewani Under Investigation For Another Case: Cele

JOHANNESBURG, December 11, 2010-South African Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele confirmed on Saturday that police are investigating a link between the 2007 murder of an Eastern Cape doctor and tourist Anni Dewani, SABC news reported. ... Full story

Blitzbokke Unbeaten On First Day In George

The Springbok Sevens squad finished the first day of the George Sevens with three wins to their credit after securing a 29-5 victory over Argentina in their last match on Friday. ... Full story

Trust Bank To Re-Open This Week

HARARE, December 11, 2010-Trust Banking Corporation (TBC) will re-open its doors to the public on Monday six years after it was shut down by the central bank after it ran into financial problems. ... Full story

Pastor Bonnie Wows Audiences In Harare

HARARE, December 11, 2010 - Celebration Churches International Pastor and international gospel musician, Bonnie Deuschle, had her concert and 10 000 compact disks sold out before she went on stage on Friday night at the Celebration Centre in Borrowdale, Harare. ... Full story

Grace Mugabe's Son Weds

Harare, December 10, 2010 - Grace Mugabe's son from her previous marriage, Russell Goreraza is expected to tie the knot to as yet to be identified bride in Harare on Saturday. ... Full story

Tsvangirai orders Zim Army To Stop Harassing Villagers

Harare, December 10, 2010 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai have urged Zimbabweans to protest against any violation of their human rights and called on soldiers and police members deployed in rural areas to pull out and stop harassing the people. ... Full story

Zim Diamond Monitor Denies Authorising Illegal Sale Of Diamonds

The Kimberly Process (KP) monitor for Zimbabwe Abbey Chikane has denied authorising a secret sale of Zimbabwe diamonds. ... Full story

Church Expells MDC Members

Gokwe, December 10, 2010 - The Johane Marange Apostolic Church has allegedly expelled several people for being members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). ... Full story

UNICEF Courts Stars Norman Mapeza And Lazarus Muhoni

Harare, December 10, 2010 - The United Nations Childrens' Education Fund (UNICEF) is courting former care taker coach for the national warriors, Norman Mapeza and another former soccer star, Lazarus Muhoni, to be part of their Media Campaign to try and help stop "rampant" child and women abuse and encourage good health among the youth. ... Full story

Former Dynamos Chair Morrison Sifelani Dies

Harare, December 10, 2010 -One of the founding fathers of Dynamos football club and former chairman Morrison Sifelani has died. ... Full story

Police Hunt For Six MDC MPs

Masvingo, December 10, 2010 - Six Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) legislators in Masvingo are being hunted by the police here for allegedly disrupting a Zanu (PF) meeting in Bikita at Makotore ward centre on 7 August this year. ... Full story

Zim Villagers Forced To Attend Night Vigils

Mberengwa, December 10, 2010 - As preparations for next year elections have began war veterans in Mberengwa district in the Midlands Province have started pungwe (night vigils) meetings where villagers are forced to attend. ... Full story

Bank Workers To Go On Strike

Harare, December 10 – Zimbabwe bank workers on Friday served notice to go on strike next week following an impasse with their employers over improved salaries and better working conditions. ... Full story

AU Suspends Ivory Coast

The African Union suspended Ivory Coast after incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo failed to heed its call to respect election results that handed victory to his rival. ... Full story

Artist Arrested For Recording Music Video

Harare, 09 December, 2010 - A Harare based protest musician was on Tuesday briefly arrested for filming a music video along a railway track. Farai Munro popularly known as Cde Fatso was arrested and briefly detained by the police for filming a music video along a National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) track. ... Full story

MDC Worried About Deaths

Masvingo, 09 December, 2010 - The Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC-T) here has expressed concern over the continued increase in death of their members who succumbed to injuries sustained during the violent June 2008 Presidential election run-off and this year’s post constitution outreach violence. ... Full story

Grace Mugabe Blames High Child Mortality On Sanctions

Harare, December 09, 2010 - The First Lady Grace Mugabe has blamed sanctions imposed on Zanu (PF) party senior officials by the West for the high numbers of maternal and infant mortality rate in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Zim Deputy Premier Apologises For Murambatsvina

Harare, December 09, 2010 - Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe has apologised for Operation Murambatsvina (Clean-up) carried out in 2005 and resulted in the demolition of thousands of poor people's homes . ... Full story

Chinese Owned Cement Giant Reopens

Gweru, December 09, 2010 - The Chinese owned cement giant, Sino-Zimbabwe has reopened following its closure last year for failing to comply with an environmental order. ... Full story

Monitor Party Jingles - ZESN

Harare, December 09, 2010 - A Zimbabwe election watchdog has called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to monitor all party jingles and advertisements before allowing them to be broadcast to the public before the elections next year. ... Full story

Zimbabwean Coaches Under Pressure For Licenses

Harare, December 09, 2010 - Zimbabweans who are seeking a career as foreign coaches in Botswana are under pressure to get coaching certificates. ... Full story

Mugabe Refused To Talk To Other African Leaders After 2008 Defeat

Harare, December 09, 2010 - President Robert Mugabe refused to speak to fellow African leaders when he was defeated in the first vote of the 2008 presidential elections because they were 'not his age mates', this is revealed in latest Wikileaks United States cables released Wednesday. ... Full story

No Political Rallies At Schools - Coltart

Bulawayo-December 8 2010- The Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture has banned all political parties in the country from using school premises for political rallies and meetings , ahead of the forthcoming elections. ... Full story

Music Superstars Team Up For Big Harare Bash

Harare, December 08, 2010 - Zimbabwe's biggest music superstars will at the end of this month team up to throw a bash for their fans at the City Sports Centre here. ... Full story

No Aliens Please - Zim Army

Magunje, December 08, 2010 - Army recruitment officers barred some youths who had applied to be considered as members of the army accusing them of being aliens although they were born in Zimbabwe and have never lived elsewhere. ... Full story

End Of The Road Or Start Of A Journey For Madhuku?

Harare - Political analyst and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)founder member, Dr Lovemore Madhuku has revealed that he is harbouring political ambitions. ... Full story

Zim Speaker Appointed SADC Parly Forum Chair

Harare, December 07, 2010 – Zimbabwe Speaker of Parliament, Lovemore Moyo, and national chairperson of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has been elected the new leader of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Launches Operation Jongwe Mumusha

Gokwe, December 07, 2010 - Zanu (PF) youth and local leadership have introduced operation Jongwe ngarichengetwe Mumusha which means that Zanu (PF) leader President Robert Mugabe should be re-elected to head the country. ... Full story

Pastor Bonnie Deuschle releases new CD

Harare, December 07, 2010 - International gospel musician, Pastor Bonnie Deuschle, will this Friday release her new album, "Singing with the Angels", Radio VOP can reveal. ... Full story

Britain Arrests WikiLeaks Founder in Sex Inquiry

London, December 07, 2010 - In the latest twist in the drama swirling around the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group, British police officials said on Tuesday they had arrested Julian Assange, its beleaguered founder, on a warrant issued in Sweden in connection with alleged sex offenses. ... Full story

Econet Subscribers Hit 5 Million

HARARE, December 7 2010--Zimbabwe's largest telecoms firm, Econet Wireless, now has over 5 million subscribers, and now accounts for the largest number of lines sold in the country, the company said Tuesday. ... Full story

Power-Sharing Wrong For Ivory Coast - Tsvangirai

Brussels, December 07, 2010 - Setting up a power-sharing government to end the post-election dispute in Ivory Coast would set a bad example to other African countries, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Monday. ... Full story

Crash Journalists - Zanu (PF) National Chairman

Bulawayo,December 07, 2010 - Zanu (PF) national chairman, Simon Khaya-Moyo has urged the country security forces to crash journalists who criticize them. ... Full story

Top Female Prison Officer In Fertiliser Scam

Karoi, December 07, 2010 - A prison audit team is expected to be dispatched here this week to probe a four tonne fertiliser scam involving a female Karoi prison Officer in Charge Superintendent Christine Manhivi. ... Full story

Zim Journo’s Story Of Prison Horror Experience

Nqobani Ndlovu, Bulawayo - This is my story. It is a story of incarceration, detention and humiliation. It’s a story whose foundation was laid around 5pm on Tuesday, 16 November, when a call came through my cell phone. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Lawyers For Human Rights Honoured

Harare, December 07, 2010 - Influential rights group, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has been honoured awarded the prestigious Emilio Mignone International Human Rights Prize for 2010 by the Argentine government. ... Full story

Minister Walter Mzembi supports Yuan Adoption

Harare, December 07, 2010 - The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Walter Mzembi, says Zimbabwe should consider adopting the Yuan used in China because it could spur the tourism sector to greater heights. ... Full story

Air Zim makes Emergency Landing

Harare, December 06, 2010 - An Air Zimbabwe aeroplane flying from Victoria Falls to Harare developed a technical fault mid-air on Monday which led to rescue services preparing for an emergency landing at Harare International airport. ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Breastfeeding Figures Nose Dive

Harare, December 6, 2010 - Zimbabwe's exclusive breastfeeding figures have nose-dived by about 20 percent and thus church leaders should help improve them. ... Full story

Take Tough And Quiet Approach On Zim - Think Tank

December 06, 2010 - Several think tank analysts have recommended that the international community take a “tough and quiet” approach against President Robert Mugabe and Zanu (PF), according to a latest report by Wikileaks. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Party Wings Promise Poll Terror

Masvingo, December 06, 2010 - Zanu (PF) party wings at the weekend threatened violence ahead of elections which may be held in 2011. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Hosts First Diaspora Conference

Johannesburg, December 06, 2010 - Business leaders, civic society, politicians and Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora, meet in Victoria Falls for the first ever multi-stakeholder Diaspora conference to take place within Zimbabwe’s borders. ... Full story

Zim Journo Beaten Up By Zanu (PF) Thugs

Masvingo, December 06, 2010 - News Day correspondent for Masvingo province Tatenda Chitagu was on Sunday severely assaulted by Zanu (PF) thugs here when he was covering the party's provincial conference. ... Full story

Farming Estate Faces Collapse

Bulawayo, December 06, 2010 - Government owned Arda Balu estate in Umguza, Matabeleland North, requires about a US$1 million to turn-around its fortunes that have been nose-diving for years, officials said. ... Full story

Each Party For Itself In Zim 2011 Election - Ncube

Bulawayo, December 06,2010 - Welshman Ncube, secretary general of the smaller Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-M) faction led by Arthur Mutambara said his party will not join hands with anyone in the 2011 election. ... Full story

Zim Loses Round 10 Of Global Fund

Harare, December 06, 2010 - Zimbabwe has lost the round 10 global fund for HIV and TB because of the country’s fragile political situation, it has emerged. ... Full story

Mbeki In Ivory Coast To Mediate In Presidential Stand- Off

ABIDJAN, December 5, 2010- Former South African President Thabo Mbeki arrived in Ivory Coast on Saturday to mediate in a political crisis sparked by a disputed election that has seen two rival leaders claiming the presidency. ... Full story

Mugabe Not Happy Sharing Power With Tsvangirai

HARARE, December 5, 2010- President Robert Mugabe has told state media that he is not happy being in a power-sharing government with former trade unionist and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. ... Full story

Tutu,Havel Call For Release Of Chinese Dissident

CAPE TOWN, December 5, 2010- Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Czech President Vaclav Havel have called on China to release pro-democracy dissident Liu Xiaobo to allow him to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize on December 10 in Oslo, Norway. ... Full story

South Africa To Open New Border Posts

DURBAN, December 5, 2010- South African Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisule says plans for the establishment of two new border posts in Limpopo province which borders Zimbabwe are now at an advanced stage. ... Full story