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Mutambara Is Going Nowhere-Says Mugabe

HARARE, January 30, 2011-President Robert Mugabe says Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara who was dethroned as leader of the smaller faction of the MDC recently can stay on in government as long as he want. ... Full story

Intimidation Wont Stop Me From Doing My Job:Masunda

HARARE, January 30, 2011- The Mayor of Harare Muchadeyi Masunda says threats by Zanu (PF) suporters wil not stop him from implementing the city,s by-laws. ... Full story

Violence Intensifies As Zanu (PF) Prepares For Elections

HARARE, January 30, 2011- President Robert Mugabe's Zanu (PF) has started unleashing violence on the people, setting up bases throughout the country as the ageing leader insists Zimbabwe will hold general elections this year, according to a report published in The Sunday Times. ... Full story

Mugabe Is Mediator In Ivory Coast Crisis

The African Union has appointed a panel of leaders to join Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga in mediating in the Ivory Coast crisis. ... Full story

Chelsea, Everton Draw

LONDON, January 29, 2011- Defending champions Chelsea required a late goal by substitute Salomon Kalou to rescue a 1-1 draw at Everton in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday. ... Full story

Italy’s Sex Scandal Obsession Slammed

ROME, January 29, 2011- A leading Catholic cardinal told the Italian media on Saturday to curb their obsession with the sex scandal surrounding Silvio Berlusconi and criticised politicians for creating a "poisonous, violent climate." ... Full story

Mandela Must Come Home: Qunu Community

JOHANNESBURG, January 29, 2011- Former South African president Nelson Mandela must "come home" to Qunu, its community members said on Saturday. ... Full story

Zim Central Bank Says Gold Output To Reach 13 Tonnes

JOHANNESBURG, January 29, 2011- Zimbabwe’s gold production will probably rise to 13 tonnes in 2011 compared with an estimated 8 tonnes last year as the mining industry continues to underpin the country’s economic recovery, the central bank said. ... Full story

Zim Beauty Queens To Get Cash, Cars As Perks

HARARE, January 29, 2011- Zimbabwe,s three beauty queens will have, as some of their perks, a motor vehicle each while still in office and cash if they win the Miss Zimbabwe, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe or the Miss Universe Awards.This was revealed by Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Chief Executive, Karikoga Kaseke. ... Full story

Prison Guards Demanded Free Sex

KAROI, January 29, 2011- Prison officers in Karoi are reported to be fighting to save their marriages after a female inmate and well-known commercial sex worker told female guards that their male colleagues demanded free and unprotected sex with her on regular basis. ... Full story

Copac Hires Kenya Computer Expert

HARARE, January 29, 2011- The Constitution Parliamentary Committee (COPAC) the body mandated to produce Zimbabwe's first democratic constitution since independence in 1980 has hired a computer expert from Kenya to be in charge of information and data processing. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Says Nothing Wrong With Mideast Protesters Demanding Rights

DAVOS, January 29, 2011- The following is a conversation between Amy Kellogg of Fox News and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum. ... Full story

Egyptian Protesters Back In The Streets

CAIRO, January 29, 2011- Several hundred demonstrators gathered in a central Cairo square on Saturday demanding the Egyptian president to quit, hours after he had delivered a speech sacking the cabinet and promising to address frustrations. ... Full story

Republicans Have Race To Thank For Gains

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2011- Democratic Representative Jim Moran of Virginia is saying his party's November election losses were due partly to voter antagonism toward a black president. ... Full story

Struggle Icon Madiba Discharged From Hospital

JOHANNESBURG, January 28, 2011- Anti-apartheid struggle icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a Johannesburg hospital Friday after receiving treatment for two days. ... Full story

Reserve Bank Lays Off Three Quarters Of Workforce

HARARE, January 28, 2011- The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe will on Friday lay off 1,455 of its employees in the largest retrenchment undertaken in the country since independence 30 years ago. ... Full story

MDC-N Dissidents Face Disciplinary Hearing

HARARE, January 28, 2011- The Movement for Democraic Change (MDC) faction led by Welshman Ncube has resolved to haul before its disciplinary committee dissident members that have taken its new leader to court. ... Full story

Bhasera On The Move Again

PLYMOUTH, January 28, 2011- English Premier League club, Plymouth has lined up Zimbabwean international left back Onesimo Bhasera for a move to Premier League club Blackpool. ... Full story

Impala Zim Unit Tax Liability Doubled To US$50.4 Million

JOHANNESURG, January 28, 2011- Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd.’s Zimbabwe unit said its additional-profits tax liability more than doubled to $50.4 million after the government disallowed a deduction. ... Full story

Quiet does not mean right

JOHANNESBURG, January 28, 2011- I noted with interest the recent Supreme Court of Appeal ruling forcing the Zuma Presidency to handover of the report on the 2002 Zimbabwe election. The South African government wants to suppress information which could assist the citizens of this country to understand the type of government Zimbabwe is like, forcing back the winds of change. ... Full story

Byo Residents Forced To Sign Anti-sanctions Petition

BULAWAYO, January 28, 2011- Zanu (PF) youths in Bulawayo’s high density suburbs are reportedly moving from house to house forcing residents to sign their party,s anti-sanctions petition. ... Full story

Ncube Fights To Block Hunyani From Re-locating

BULAWAYO, January 27, 2011- Industry and Commerce minister Welshman Ncube is trying to block Hunyani Printpak from relocating to Harare. Hunyani Printpak is the country's leading manufacturer of cardboard cartons and labels.The firm was last week reportedly closing its Bulawayo plant and moving its operations to Harare, leaving at least 150 workers jobless and thousands of waste paper recyclers without a key source of income. ... Full story

Huge Turnout At Bosso Training

BULAWAYO, January 27, 2011- There was an overwhelming turnout, especially from Highlanders’ 2010 first team players, during day one of the Club’s pre-season preparations that were held at White City Stadium on Wednesday. ... Full story

Ervine Pulls Out Of Zim World Cup Squad

HARARE, January 27, 2011- All-rounder Sean Ervine has pulled out of Zimbabwe's 2011 Cricket World Cup squad for personal reasons, it was announced Thursday. ... Full story

Match Fixing Players Face Life Ban

HARARE, January 27, 2011- The local football governing body, the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has enacted tough measures to curb match fixing in the men's game to avoid an embarassing situation similar to the one which took place in Asia in 2009. ... Full story

Councillors Report Chombo To Police

HARARE, January 27, 2011- City councillors on Thursday reported the Minister of Local Government Ignatius Chombo to the police on allegations of defrauding the council of prime land in Harare. ... Full story

Mandela's Failing Health Sparks Concern

JOHANNESBURG, January 27, 2011- Concerns about former South African president Nelson Mandela's health flared up anew after his admittance to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg on Wednesday, local media reported. ... Full story

Villagers Forced To Sign Anti-Sanctions Petition

GOKWE - January 27, 2011 – Zanu (PF) Member of Parliament for Gokwe Central Dorothy Mhangami with the help of war veterans and party youths on Tuesday allegedly force marched villagers to attend a rally at Gokwe Centre where she told scores of people in attendance to come in their numbers and sign a petition calling for the removal of sanctions. ... Full story

MLF Leaders Hit Back At Chihuri

JOHANNESBURG, January 27, 2011- South African based Leaders of the militant Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) have vowed to continue with their campaign to free the people of Matabeleland from the repressive government of President Robert Mugabe even if it means going to jail or dying in the process. ... Full story

Controversy over reprocessed chickens ‘just an excuse to close border’

JOHANNESBURG, January 27, 2011- COUNTRY Bird Holdings had lost sales of 600 tons of chickens a month to Zimbabwe as a result of the reworked chicken controversy that broke out last month, financial director Robbie Taylor said yesterday. ... Full story

Pick n Pay Zim Dilema

JOHANNESBURG, January 27, 2011- SA's second-largest grocer, Pick n Pay (PIK), says it has not received any notification from the Zimbabwean government of its intention to halt its bid to acquire 24% of Zimbabwean retailer TM Supermarkets. ... Full story

Zim's Opening Conundrum

JOHANNESBURG, January 27, 2011- Sean Ervine's departure from Zimbabwe's World Cup squad will have come as a massive blow to the team's planning and morale ahead of the tournament. ... Full story

World Leaders Discuss New Reality In Davos

DAVOS, January 26, 2011- More than 2,000 leaders representing business, government, civil society, and academia will discuss an array of issues at the 41st World Economic Forum this week in Switzerland. ... Full story

Jonathan Trott Ton Sets Up England one-Day Victory

Pranav Soneji England kept alive their hopes of winning the one-day series against Australia with a 21-run victory in Adelaide in the fourth match of seven. ... Full story

Liverpool Set For Fulham Test

LONDON, January 26, 2011- A transformed Liverpool will welcome Fulham to Anfield on Wednesday night confident that their resurgence under Kenny Dalglish can continue. ... Full story

Invasion Of Resorts Wont Happen Again: Kaseke

HARARE, January 26, 2011- Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) boss Karikoga Kaseke has assured the nation that invasion of tourist resorts by pro-Zanu (PF) activists will not happen again. ... Full story

Documentation Of Zimbabweans Flawed: Study

JOHANNESBURG, January 26, 2011- The process of documenting Zimbabweans is dogged by "administrative challenges" and poor communication, a study by the African Centre for Migration and Society has found. ... Full story

Egypt Bans Anti-government Protests

CAIRO, January 26, 2011- Egypt has banned street protests, one day after thousands of people joined a "day of revolt" against the government of President Hosni Mubarak. ... Full story

Mandela Is Frail: Tutu

CAPE TOWN, January 26, 2011-- Former South African president Nelson Mandela is "frail", according to fellow Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu who visited the struggle icon on Tuesday. ... Full story

Police Ordered To Crackdown On Matland Secessionists

BULAWAYO, January 26, 2011- Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri has allegedly ordered police to crack down on political activists in Matabeleland who have launched a campaign to breakaway from the rest of the country. ... Full story

EU Pledges US2.6M To Help Reduce Maternal Deaths

Harare, January 26, 2011 – The European Union (EU) delegation in Zimbabwe has pledged to support local and district hospitals with the supply of gas and blood for pregnant women in need at a cost of 2.6 million US dollars to reduce the maternity deaths which have reached high levels. ... Full story

Sophisticated Poaching Syndicates Threaten Zim Rhinos

HARARE, January, 25, 2011- Zimbabwe's wildlife service chief Vitalis Chidenga says rhino poaching has risen sharply in recent weeks, with sophisticated and well armed poaching syndicates carrying out daring raids into national parks. ... Full story

Will Mutambara Accept Demotion Or Quit Govt?

HARARE, January 25, 2011- Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara could quit Government following moves by his party, the MDC-N to re-assign him to a ministerial post on Sunday, according to The Herald. ... Full story

Tsvangirai's MDC Demands New Voters' Roll

HARARE, January 25, 2011- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has demanded a new voters’ roll as a prerequisite for the forthcoming elections. ... Full story

Interest Rates To Remain High: Report

HARARE, January 25, 2011-Interest rates are expected to remain high ranging from 6% to 30% per annum this year depending on the banking institution as demand far exceeds the available funding, a report by a leading brokerage firm shows. ... Full story

Ruthless Chelsea Devour Bolton

LONDON, January 25, 2011- Chelsea confirmed their return to form with a ruthless 4-0 win over Bolton Wanderers on Monday to keep a foothold in the Premier League title race. ... Full story

The Plotting Thickens

HARARE, January 25, 2011- The speculation rampant in Harare and backed up by several well-placed sources was that the 86-year-old President Robert Mugabe had rushed back to Asia for a prostate operation, prompting a frenzy of succession plotting among the feuding factions of Mr Mugabe's Zanu-PF. ... Full story

State Agents Accused Of Trying To Alter COPAC Data

HARARE, January 25, 2011- Suspected operatives of the spy agency, the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) have been accused of infiltrating the Constitution Parliamentary Committee (COPAC) data uploading process with the aim of altering the views gathered from ordinary people during outreach programmes. ... Full story

Human Rights Group Blasts US Justice Over Race

BRUSSELS, January 24, 2011- A leading rights group in its annual world report released on Monday slammed the United States for "overwhelming" racial disparities in its criminal justice system, and shortcomings in its approach to immigration and anti-terrorism measures. ... Full story

Ibhetshu LikaZulu Petitions Govt Over Company Relocations

BULAWAYO, January 24, 2011-Local pressure group Ibhetshu likaZulu says it is working on presenting a petition to leaders of the inclusive government to register their disgruntlement over the relocation of major companies from Bulawayo to Harare. ... Full story

Art Exhibit Stirs Up Ghosts Of The Past

BULAWAYO, January 24, 2011- The exhibit at the National Gallery is now a crime scene, the artwork banned and the artist charged with insulting President Robert Mugabe. The picture windows that showcased graphic depictions of atrocities committed in the early years of Mr. Mugabe’s 30-year-long rule are now papered over with the yellowing pages of a state-controlled newspaper. ... Full story

Mugabe Threat To Dissolve Parliament

HARARE,January 24, 2011- President Robert Mugabe has vowed to use his powers as head of state and call an election if his coalition partners fail to agree on a new constitution, according to state run Zimbabwe Broadcasting Coprporation, ZBC.Mugabe who was speaking at the Harare International Airport soon after his arrival from a long holiday in Singapore said the current unity government was a temporary arrangement and still had constitutional right to dissolve parliament.He said if the parties in the government reach a deadlock on the constitution, he can invoke the old constitution and call for general elections. ... Full story

Police Drive Mugabe Supporters Out Of Tourist Resorts

HARARE, January 24, 2011-Zimbabwean police drove out scores of so-called war veterans and supporters of President Robert Mugabe after they declared themselves new owners of several tourist resorts, a minister and media reports said Monday. ... Full story

Barca Cruise To Seven Point Lead

MADRID, January 24, 2011- Champions Barcelona went seven points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the Spanish first division on Saturday as goals from Pedro Rodriguez, Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta sealed a 3-0 home win over Racing Santander ... Full story

Down To The Wire

JOHANNESBURG, January 24, 2011- South Africa will take plenty of confidence with them to the Cricket World Cup next month. Coming from 2-1 down in this series showed lots of mental fortitude especially in the last two matches. ... Full story

Wikileaks Exposes SA Spy Boss

JOHANNESBURG, January 24, 2011- An explosive Wikileaks cable claims that spy boss and President Jacob Zuma confidante Moe Shaik threatened to expose the “political skeletons” of Zuma’s enemies and reveals that he was cultivated by the Americans as a key informant within the Zuma camp. ... Full story

Chombo Threatens To Fire MDC Councillors

HARARE, January 24, 2011- Local Government, Rural and Urban Development Minister, Ignatius Chombo has threatened to fire MDC-T councillors in Victoria Falls Town council accusing them of politicising council business. ... Full story

Mutambara Demoted, Ncube Now Deputy Prime Minister

HARARE, January 23, 2011-In a shock move on Sunday MDC-N announced the demotion of Deputy Prime Minister Professor Arthur Mutambara to the position of Minister of Regional Intergration. ... Full story

Obama Focuses On Economy

WASHINGTON, January 23, 2011- US President Barack Obama said on Saturday that long-term economic growth and job creation will be the focus of his State of the Union address next week. ... Full story

MDC Youth Leader Shot As Violence Escalates

HARARE, January 23, 2011- MDC-T youth leader William Mkwari was shot and injured on Saturday evening allegedly by a group of uniformed soldiers who opened fire at dozens of party youths who were dispersing from a party meeting in Harare’s high density suburb of Budiriro. ... Full story

Mugabe Militants Target Lakeside Resort

HARARE, January 23, 2011- Militants of President Robert Mugabe's party have launched raids on boating clubs and tourism lodges on the shores of the Zimbabwe capital's main fishing and leisure area, tourism operators said Sunday. ... Full story

We Will Not Honour Rebels-Says Motor Action Boss

HARARE, January 23, 2011- Motor Action's Mighty Bulls have refused to recognise the 2010 outstanding efforts of Charles Sibanda and Beki Ncube saying they cannot honour 'rebels' ... Full story

We Were Used To Destroy MDC-T:Mbudzi

MASVINGO- January 23, 2010 Controversial politician and retired Major Savious Kudzai Mbudzi who was Simba Makoni, s right-hand man during the 2008 general elections has confessed that Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn party was a Zanu (PF) project meant to destroy the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T). ... Full story

Tsvangirai Blames Zanu (PF) For Civil Service Crisis

HARARE, January 22, 2011-Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party says Zanu (PF) is to blame for the current crisis in the civil service which could see the country being brought to a standstill if the strike by government workers goes ahead this week. ... Full story

Home Affairs To Assist Banks Screen Zim Immigrants

PRETORIA, January 23, 2011- South Africa,s Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says Zimbabweans who have submitted their papers to legalise their stay in the country will have to go through a vigorous screening process with financial institutions. ... Full story

SA, Botswana Border Re-Open

MAFIKENG, January 22, 2011-Authorities at Swartkopfontein border post between South Africa and Botswana say the border is now open for travellers. The border post was closed for more than 10 days after the bridge was submerged in flood water. ... Full story

Tunisian PM Pledges To Quit

TUNIS, January 22, 2011-Tunisia's prime minister has promised to leave politics after elections being planned in the wake of President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali's fall last week. ... Full story

English League Matches

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Crisis Ridden MDC-N Convenes Urgent Meeting

HARARE, January 22, 2011- Crisis ridden MDC faction led by Welshman Ncube meets in Harare on Sunday to discuss among other issues, the decision by disgruntled former members who have dragged the party to court to challenge the legality of its congress held two weeks ago. ... Full story

Join Zanu (PF) For Your Protection-Zipra veterans

TENGWE, January 22, 2011- War veterans who fought under the Zimbabwe People,s Revolutionary Army (Zipra) during the war for independence have urged Zapu supporters in Mashonaland West province to join Zanu (PF) and attend that party,s rallies for their own safety. ... Full story

Zim Human Rights Lawyers Say Constitution Process Flawed

Harare,January 21, 2011 - An influential independent lawyers group says the country can hold an election without a new constitution as long as the environment is made conducive for a free and fair plebiscite. ... Full story

MDC co-Home Affairs Minister Barred From Entering Constituency

Harare,January 21, 2011 – Rowdy crowds suspected to be Zanu (PF) supporters recently blocked co-Home Affairs minister Theresa Makone from entering her Hatcliffe constituency saying she represented a government that expires on February 15. ... Full story

Dead People Make Up 27 'Per Cent' Of Zim Voters' Roll

Harare, January 21, 2011 - An electoral pressure group has made startling revelations of how deceased people still make up 27 percent of the country’s voters’ roll. ... Full story

Evicted White Farmer’s Lions ‘Starving’- SPCA

Masvingo, January 21, 2011- The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) says a pride of 30 lions left in the farm formerly owned by Ronnie Sparrow, are on the ‘verge of starvation’. ... Full story

Zim Local Govt Authorities Form New Body

Harare, January 20, 2011 Zimbabwe Councillors have launched a new organisation, the Elected Councillors’ Association of Zimbabwe (ECAZ) which seeks to defend the rights of elected councillors who are under siege from some government officials. ... Full story

Warriors Coach Drops Controversial Players

Harare, January 20, 2011 - Warriors caretaker coach Madinda Ndlovu has dropped 10 players from the 30 man squad for the African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals including two Black Mambas players and a Zisco Steel player. ... Full story

SA Man Locked In Prison For Calling Mugabe An Idiot

Gwanda, January 20, 2011 – A South African national Bonnel Robert Alan (38) who was arrested over the weekend for calling President Robert Mugabe an idiot will languish in remand prison after he was remanded in custody to February 02. ... Full story

After Summit Pomp, China's Hu To Face U.S. Lawmakers

Reuters, January 20, 2011 - President Hu Jintao on Thursday will try to persuade often hostile U.S. lawmakers that China is a threat-free engine of growth, after a White House summit sought to narrow rifts between the world's top two economies. ... Full story

Tunisia Protesters Demand Change, Prisoners Freed

Reuters, January 20, 2011 - Street protesters in Tunisia kept up pressure for a government free of ties with the old guard while a prominent dissident said he would run for president to sweep the former leadership from power. ... Full story

Ivory Coast Talks Fail, Gbagbo Rejects Mediator

Reuters, January 20, 2011 - Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said African efforts to mediate Ivory Coast's disputed poll had failed on Wednesday, and Laurent Gbagbo rejected him as mediator after Odinga warned he faced sanctions or force. ... Full story

Zim Civil Servants Fume As University Lecturers Get Hefty Salary Increments

Harare, January, 2011 - CIVIL servants are seething with anger after government awarded university and tertiary lecturers a whopping 130 percent salary increment. ... Full story

'Nesto' To Release New Album In March

Harare,January 20, 2011 - Top and versatile musician, Ernest Menandi better known as "Nesto' in music circles says he is releasing a new "impressive" album and CD in March. ... Full story

Zimasco Closes Chrome Mine

Gweru, January 20, 2011 - Zimasco Pvt Ltd, one of the leading ferrochrome producers in Zimbabwe will suspend its operations at Peakmine in Shurugwi due to diminishing deposits of chrome. ... Full story

Naming Of Warriors Squad Mired In Controversy

Harare, January 20, 2011 - Confusion rocked the announcement of the Zimbabwe Warriors squad on Wednesday night as the Warriors technical department was split over the dropping of seven players for the African Nations Championships. ... Full story

Zim WikiLeaks Probe Team Unmasked

Harare, January 20, 2011 – Radio VOP has exclusively obtained the names of the secretive panel set up by controversial Attorney General Johannes Tomana to probe possible violations of the country’s laws by Zimbabweans fingered in WikiLeaks. ... Full story

State Editors Urged To Attack Tsvangirai

HARARE – President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba has ordered all state media editors to go all out in attack against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of elections which he insisted will be held this year. ... Full story

People Should Gear For Change In 2011 : Tsvangirai

Harare, January 19, 2011 – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said his Movement for Democratic Change party is geared up to bring total change in the country as the party gears up for its June congress. ... Full story

Zim Prosecutors Censored

Harare, January 19, 2011 - The Attorney General’s Office has forbidden prosecutors from consenting to bail without consulting their superiors. ... Full story

Controversial Zim Police Exams Underway

Bulawayo, January 19, 2011 - The annual Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) examinations which were cancelled last year amid reports that the force was planning to recall retired police officers and war veterans to occupy vacant top posts ahead of an anticipated elections this year finally commenced last week at Eveline Girls High School in Bulawayo. ... Full story

SA Gives Four Million Rands To Improve Bulawayo

Harare, January 19, 2011 – Bulawayo City Council (BCC) will receive four million rands from the government of South Africa to improve the city’s water and waste management operations. ... Full story

What Will It Take To End The Chaos At Makombe Building?

Harare - I spread my newspaper pages and lay on the hard pavement along Samora Machel Avenue in Harare near the passport issuing offices. That would be my bed for the whole night. ... Full story

Iran Bans Production Of Valentine's Day Gifts

Tehran, January 19, 2011 - Iran has banned the production of Valentine's Day gifts and any promotion of the day celebrating romantic love to combat what it sees as a spread of Western culture, Iranian media reported. ... Full story

Tunisia Coalition Hits Trouble On Day Two

Tunis, January 19, 2011 - Tunisia's new coalition government hit trouble on Tuesday when four ministers quit and an opposition party threatened to walk out, undermining efforts to restore stability and end unrest on the streets. ... Full story

AU's Odinga Cuts Short Ivory Coast Mission

Abidjan, January 9, 2011 - The African Union's mediator for Ivory Coast will cut short a trip to the country, his spokesman said on Tuesday, after failing to make a breakthrough in efforts to resolve the country's power struggle. ... Full story

Haiti Charges Returned Ex-Dictator Duvalier

Port-AU-Prince, January 19, 2011 - Haiti on Tuesday briefly detained former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, back from exile in France, and charged him with corruption, theft and abuses of power allegedly committed during his 15-year rule. ... Full story

Soldiers ‘Ban’ Masvingo Weekly Newspaper In Gutu

Masvingo, January 19, 2011 - Soldiers from 42 lnfantry Battalion in Gutu last Friday allegedly banned vendors from selling Masvingo province weekly independent newspaper, The Mirror, after it published a story alleging that army personnel had beaten up people at Mupandawana growth point on Christmas Eve. ... Full story

Charamba Denies Reports Of Mugabe's Ill Health

Harare, January 19, 2011 - The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Publicity and President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba has dismissed reports that the President had an operation in Malaysia. ... Full story

US Ambassador Urges Non-Violent Protests

Harare, January 19, 2011 - The United States Ambassador Charles Ray on Tuesday urged Zimbabwean to stand up to political and social injustices through non violent resistance. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Army On Recruitment Drive

Magunje, January 19, 2011 - The Zimbabwe National Army is set to embark on yet another recruitment drive barely three months after new recruits were taken on board countrywide. ... Full story

Cost Of Living On The Rise

Harare, January 18, 2011—The cost of living for an urban low income family of six has risen to US$503,40 in mid January from US$499,95 in December, the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe said Tuesday. ... Full story

Fresh Cholera Outbreak In Bikita

Bikita, January 18, 2011 - A fresh cholera outbreak which has seen 60 people infected with the disease and four people dead have been reported here. ... Full story

Dynamos Out With A Begging Bowl Again

Harare, January 18, 2011 - Dynamos are out with a begging bowl again and have appealed for funding from the government to enable them to participate in the 2011 Caf Champions League. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Militia Threatens Gokwe Council Members

Gokwe, January 18, 2011 - Zanu (PF) militia has given the Movement Democratic Change run Gokwe town council up to February 11 to leave office and pave way for Zanu (PF) members or risk violent evictions. ... Full story

Tough Year for ZSE

Harare, January 18, 2011 - This year will be a very difficult year for the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) judging by the way things have gone during the first few days of operation, Bart Mswaka, Chief Executive of Renaissance Securities (Private) Limited, has predicted. ... Full story

Mnangangwa's Threats On Foreign Owned Companies Unlawful - Ncube

Harare, January 18, 2011 - Industry and Trade Minister Welshman Ncube has described as unlawful comments by Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa at the weekend in which he warned foreign- owned companies that they will be forced to reveal their stance on sanctions on Zimbabwe or risk losing 90' 'per cent' of their shares. ... Full story

Gweru Legislator Protests Assault Charges

Gweru, January 18, 2011 - A Mkoba Member of Parliament here, Amos Chibaya has applied to the Supreme Court to look into the violation of his constitutional rights when he was detained for three days without being taken to court after being accused of assaulting a soldier last December. ... Full story

Furor Over Free Presidential Farming Inputs Continues

Hurungwe, January 18, 2011 - Police were at the weekend called here to defuse commotion between Zanu (PF) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters over distribution of free fertiliser and maize seed under a Presidential farming inputs scheme. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Bids To Host FIFA Women World Cup

Harare, January 18, 2011 - Zimbabwe is the only African country bidding to host the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and is facing a stiff challenge from European countries ... Full story

New Women's Magazine For Zimbabweans

Harare, January 18, 2011 - A former broadcast journalist, Precious Chitapi, who spent several years with the State-controlled ZBC Holdings (Private) Limited has launched a women's magazine in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

U.S. Senators Threaten Currency Bill Ahead Of Hu Visit

Washington/Houston, January 18, 2011 - Beijing announced $600 million in deals with U.S. companies on Monday, while senior U.S. senators pressed for Congress to get tough with China over "manipulating" its currency, underlining tensions over trade issues on the eve of Chinese President Hu Jintao's arrival. ... Full story

Haiti Urged To Arrest "Baby Doc" Amid Unrest Fears

PORT-AU-PRINCE, January 18, 2011 - Rights groups demanded on Monday that Haiti arrest former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier for crimes against humanity after his surprise return from 25 years in exile, which strained an edgy political atmosphere in the volatile Caribbean state. ... Full story

PM Names Unity Government To Quell Tunisia Unrest

Tunis, January 18, 2011 - Tunisia's Prime Minister has appointed a new unity government, but his decision to retain many ministers from the old guard may upset ordinary people, whose four weeks of protests forced the president to flee. ... Full story

Observers Approve South Sudan Independence Vote

Khartoum, January 18, 2011 - International observers gave south Sudan's independence referendum their seal of approval on Monday and said a vote for secession was now "virtually certain" in their first official judgment on the poll. ... Full story

Bussed Villagers Left To Soak In The Rain

Masvingo, January 17, 2011 - Hundreds of villagers from Masvingo North constituency were left to soak in the rain while waiting to be addressed by Zanu (PF) secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa who had another engagement at Mutimurefu prison in the area. ... Full story

Soldiers, CIO Distributing Farming Inputs

Sanyati, January 17, 2011 - Members of the Zimbabwe National Army and the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) were at the weekend spotted here distributing free farm inputs where they were turning away suspected Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters. ... Full story

Irish Government Says Bid To Oust PM Lacks Support

Dublin, January 17, 2011 - A bid by Irish Foreign Minister Micheal Martin to topple unpopular prime minister Brian Cowen as ruling party boss has not attracted the support of any cabinet colleagues, the government's chief whip said on Monday. ... Full story

Security Forces Use Water Cannon On Tunis Protest

Tunis, January 17, 2011 - Tunisian security forces used water cannon, tear gas and fired shots in the air on Monday as demonstrators took to the streets demanding that the ruling party of the ousted president give up power. ... Full story

At Least 39 Dead In South African Floods

Johannesburg, January 17, 2011 - Floods have killed or left missing at least 39 people in South Africa and destroyed thousands of homes in neighbouring Mozambique, officials said on Monday. ... Full story

Zim Foreign Companies To Be Forced To Reveal Stance On Sanctions

Gweru, January 17 2011 - Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned chief executive companies of foreign- owned companies that they will be forced to reveal their stance on sanctions on Zimbabwe live on radio and risk losing 90 percent of their shares if they refuse. ... Full story

Former Caps United Player Takes Up Music In Germany

Hamburg, January 17, 2011 - Former Caps United and Zimbabwe International soccer player Farai Mbidzo has revealed his other talent apart from soccer. ... Full story

New Law Society of Zimbabwe President

Harare, January 17, 2011 - Prominent human rights lawyer and Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) board chairperson Tinoziva Bere has been elected the new Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) president. ... Full story

Zim Soldiers Beat Up Plumtree Residents In Revenge

Bulawayo, January 17, 2011 - A group of soldiers went on rampage in the border town of Plumtree, Matebeleland Province early hours of Sunday beating up residents in revenge after their colleague lost in a fist fight against a civilian. ... Full story

Patients Left Unattended As Hospital Staff Scramble For Free fertilizer

Karoi, January 17, 2011 - There was chaos and drama at Karoi hospital at the weekend when health officials dumped patients in a scramble to get free fertilizer donated by President Robert Mugabe. ... Full story

SA U19 Take 2-0 Lead Over Zim In ODI Series

JOHANNESBURG, January 16, 2011- A half century by captain Keaton Jennings led South Africa under-19 to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe under-19 in their youth one-day international (ODI) at the Stellenbosch University Ground on Saturday, to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. ... Full story

Last Member Of Four Brothers Band dies

HARARE, January 16, 2011- Fans of Marshal Munhumumwe,one of the best musicians ever to emerge in Zimbabwe had hope that Frank Sibanda the last of the surviving four brothers would carry over the legacy of the star. This dream died after the death of Sibanda in December that went unreported in the local media. ... Full story

How A Fruit Seller Caused Revolution In Tunisia

ATLANTA, January 16, 2011- One figure has played a pivotal role in the tumultuous events that have swept through Tunisia during the past few weeks, resulting in the fall this weekend of President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali and his regime after 24 years. ... Full story

Madiba Is Alive And Well - Foundation

JOHANNESBURG, January 16, 2011- There are rumours that former South African president and struggle icon Nelson Mandela is very ill and may be nearing the end. ... Full story

Soldiers Ban Vendors From Selling Mirror

MASVINGO, January 16, 2011 – Members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) from 4:2 Infantry Battalion in Gutu have banned vendors from selling The Mirror, an independent newspaper based in the town. ... Full story

I Can Beat Ncube Anytime- Says Khuphe

BULAWAYO, January 16, 2011-Deputy Prime Minister and MDC-T Vice-President Thokozani Khuphe on Saturday took a swipe at the new leader of the smaller faction of the MDC, Welshman Ncube saying his election will not have any impact in Zimbabwean political circles. ... Full story

Football Gossip-Transfers And Rumours

London, January 15, 2011- Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is still hoping to sign Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, despite the club's failed attempt to bring in the Catalan midfielder last summer. (Press Association) Schalke's out-of-favour United States midfielder Jermaine Jones looks set to go on loan to England's Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season. Full story: Bild (in German) ... Full story

Dynamos Announce Final Squad For Champions League

HARARE, January 15, 2011-Zimbabwe,s representatives in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League, Dynamos on Saturday announced their final 24-member squad which has eight new players.b ... Full story

Mudzumwe Is Lying About Assault Claims: MDC-N

BULAWAYO, January 15, 2011- The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formation led by Welshman Ncube has denied claims by disgruntled former national chairman, Joubert Mudzumwe that his wife and children were assaulted by party drivers who were sent to collect two vehicles from his house in Runyararo West township on Friday. ... Full story

Region Prepares For Floods

JOHANNESBURG, January 15, 2011- Flood alerts have been issued across Southern Africa as heavy rains continue to pound the region. In Zimbabwe, the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) says flooding is likely to occure in the country,s low-lying districts. ... Full story

Messenger Of Court Shuts Down Internet Cafes

HARARE, January 15, 2011 - Quick and easy internet cafes which are popular with both professionals and students in the country have been closed by the messenger of court for failing to repay a loan amounting to more than US$10 000. ... Full story

‘ I Will Never Join Zanu (PF) ’ - Declares Jiyane

VICTORIA FALLS, January 15, 2010-Controversial Victoria Falls Mayor, Nkosinathi Jiyane has vowed that he will never join Zanu (PF) even though he has friends in the former ruling party. ... Full story

Tunisia: Army Called In To Halt Chaos

TUNIS, January 15, 2011- Tunisia's army was called in to restore order late on Friday, witnesses said, after a security vacuum left by the departure of the veteran president was being exploited by looters and violent gangs. ... Full story

MDC M Sacked Chairman Family Beaten

MASVINGO- January 14, 2010 – Former Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-M) national chairman under Professor Arthur Mutambara , Jourbet Mudzumwe’s family in Runyararo West suburbs here, was heavily beaten by unknown 20 thugs who destroyed property before taking away his Mazda 323 vehicle on Friday afternoon. ... Full story

Brazil Death Toll Rises As Rescuers Battle Floods

Terespolis, Brazil, January 14, 2011 - The death toll from massive flooding and landslides in Brazil topped 500 on Friday as renewed rainfall threatened to complicate efforts by rescue teams to reach survivors trapped in isolated areas. ... Full story

Nigeria's Jonathan Wins Ruling Party Primaries

Abuja, January 14, 2011 - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan won a decisive victory in ruling party primaries on Friday, including in key states in the mostly Muslim north, making him clear favourite to be the country's next leader. ... Full story

MDC And Zanu (PF) Youths Clash

Harare, January 14, 2011 – About 15 Zanu (PF) youths went on rampage beating up Movement for Democratic Change youths and officials at the party’s Harvest House headquarters in Harare. ... Full story

Sexual Harassment Of Zim Women On Beitbridge Border Continues

Beitbridge, January 14, 2011 – Soldiers patrolling on the periphery of the BeitBridge border fence have been accused of sexually harassing desperate border jumpers intending to cross to South Africa. ... Full story

Five Zanu (PF) Supporters Jailed For 2008 Violence

Harare, January 14, 2011 – Five Zanu (PF) supporters who formed an eight man terror gang that terrorised villagers in the Beatrice area soon after the March 29, 2008 elections, were on Thursday sentenced to three year jail terms by a Chitungwiza magistrate. ... Full story

War 'Vet' Nabbed For Planting Mbanje In A Former Coffee Farm

Chimanimani, January 14 2011- A war veteran has been arrested for planting mbanje at a coffee farm which he helped to grab from Roy Bennett of the Movement of Democratic Change (MDC). ... Full story

Bwalya To Grace Soccer Star Awards

Harare, January 14, 2011 - The legendary Kalusha Bwalya, the 1988 African Footballer of the Year is billed to grace the belated 2010 Sports Writers Association of Zimbabwe soccer star of the year awards ceremony to be held on January 27. ... Full story

Charamba Declined ZBC Bribe

Harare, January 13, 2011 – Media, Information and Publicity permanent secretary, George Charamba snubbed a Christmas gift from the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) at a time when workers had not been paid their December salaries. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Sold Rough Diamonds To Indians For Training Centre

Harare, January 13, 2011 - The cash-strapped Government of National Unity (GNU) last year sold rough diamonds to the Government of India in exchange for the building of a centre and the training of workers, it has been established ... Full story

Cholera Outbreak Fears In Gweru

Gweru, January 13, 2011 - There are fears of an outbreak of cholera in Gweru after UNICEF which had been donating water purification chemicals indicated it was pulling out its support. ... Full story

Controversial Magistrate Dies In Court

Mutare, January 13, 2011 - Controversial Chipinge Magistrate Samuel Zuze died on Wednesday while presiding over a case in Nyanyadzi, Manicaland Province. ... Full story

MDC-M Supporters Regret Leaving Tsvangirai

Harare, January 13, 2010 – Supporters of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-M) regrets dumping Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai when the party split in 2005, saying the new president Welshman Ncube is out to use them. ... Full story

Brisbane Avoids Worst In Floods, Sees Years Of Rebuilding

Birsbane, Australia, January 13, 2011- Flood water in Australia's third-biggest city peaked below feared catastrophic levels Thursday but Brisbane and other devastated regions faced years of rebuilding as a fresh flood threat loomed with a cyclonic storm building off the coast. ... Full story

Ivory Coast Army Seals Off Pro-Ouattara Area, Bars UN

Abidjan, January 13, 2011 - Forces loyal to Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo have encircled the scene of clashes between them and supporters of his rival in Abidjan and blocked entry to U.N. peacekeepers, they said on Thursday. ... Full story

Zim Soldiers Run Amok in Zaka

Zaka - January 13, 2011 – More than 30 people were left injured here on Wednesday after a group of soldiers went berserk and started to beat up civilians who were doing their private business at Jerera Growth Point. ... Full story

Misa Declares Zim's Controversial Accreditation Fees Illegal

Harare, January 13, 2011 - The Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) has declared the 400 percent controversial increment in accreditation fees for journalists and media houses in Zimbabwe as not legally binding. ... Full story

Zim Names World Cup Cricket Squad

Harare, January 12, 2011 - Zimbabwe announced its World Cup Cricket Squad which saw five top players dropped for poor performance. ... Full story

Zim Teachers On Go Slow

Masvingo, January 12, 2011 - With just a day after schools opened for this year’s first term, Zimbabwean teachers have embarked on a two week go slow and have threatened a fully fledged strike if they do not get a salary increase by the time they get paid. ... Full story

Haiti Remembers Quake Dead As Aid Response Defended

Port au prince, January 12, 2011 - Haiti on Tuesday launched a poignant anniversary commemoration of its 2010 earthquake by honouring a mass burial site for victims as leaders defended the criticised international response and unveiled ambitious investment plans. ... Full story

Sudan Vote Passes 60 Percent Threshold: South

Juba, Sudan, January 12, 2011 - More than 60 percent of voters have already taken part in south Sudan's independence referendum, meaning the result of the vote will now be valid, a senior southern official said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Zim To Launch Commodity Exchange

Harare, January 12, 2011—Zimbabwe will on Friday revive the commodity exchange nearly a decade after such a noble gesture was abandoned when the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) was given monopoly to buy wheat and maize. ... Full story

Top Players Disappear From Motor Action

Harare, January 12, 2011 - Motor Action's preparations for the 2011 Caf Champions League have been dealt a blow following the disappearance of its captain Beki Ncube and Charles Sibanda. ... Full story

Diamond Activist Calls For Protection Of Chiadzwa Villagers

Harare, January 12, 2011 - Zimbabwe diamond activist, Farai Maguwu, said there is an urgent need for the government to secure the security of people living in the gem-infested Marange area. ... Full story

MDC Congress Was More Of A Music Party Than A Political Meeting

Harare, - An Oliver Mtukudzi classic blurred on the powerful HK sound system, loud enough that it could be heard by passersby from a distance. ... Full story

Andy Brown Dumps Zanu (PF) Rhetoric

Harare, January 12, 2011 One of Zimbabwe’s most controversial musicians, Andy Brown has been put back in the limelight through his recently launched top-drawer 11-track album entitled, Chiwoko. ... Full story

Churches Refuse To Endorse Constitutional Process

Harare, January 11, 2011 - The National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) has received a major boost in its campaign to reject the proposed new constitution after a coalition of churches said they were unhappy with the chaotic constitution making process that took place last year. ... Full story

Dynamos blocks Gwekwerere Move

Harare, January 11. 2011 - Dynamos are blocking striker Evans Gwekwere's move to bitter rivals CAPS United as the clubs seeks to hang on the only striker they have registered for the Caf Champions League. ... Full story

Zim Immigration Department Tightens Regulations For Foreigners

Harare, January 11, 2011 - Foreigners seeking to invest in Zimbabwe and to be considered for permanent residency need to have US$1 million to become eligible. ... Full story

Army General Abducts MDC-T Official In Masvingo

Masvingo, January 11, 2011 - A senior official from the Morgan Tsvangirai Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) here has accused a Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) General of abducting and torturing him for over 10 hours last Saturday for allegedly frustrating efforts by Zanu (PF) to win the support of people in the constituency. ... Full story

"I am not a dictator", Says Ncube

Harare, January 11, 2011 – Professor Welshman Ncube, who has just been elected new President of the smaller MDC party, has denied accusations from some disgruntled party members he was a dictator. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Frustrating Council's Bid To Stop Illegal Cultivation

Harare, January 11, 2011 - Znau (PF) has accused the Bulawayo and Harare led city councils of undermining President Robert Mugabe’s efforts by slashing maize crops planted by residents in undesignated areas. ... Full story

Talk Of Elections Traumatising Zimbabweans

January, 2011 - Zimbabwean villager Thomas Karimba has scars on the face and arms from burns he suffered in an arson attack - a permanent reminder of the country's bloody general elections in 2008. ... Full story

Deadly Australian Floods Spark Evacuations In Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia, January 11, 2011 - Authorities urged thousands of people to leave the outskirts of Australia's third-largest city, Brisbane, on Tuesday as floodwaters raced eastwards after a surging two-metre wall of water killed nine people overnight. ... Full story

Southern Sudanese Desert North As Split Looms

Mayo Camp, Sudan, January 11, 2011 - Fatma Abdallah Deng fears she may become one of the last southern Sudanese living in Khartoum's slums, as her neighbours move south to what they expect to become a new independent homeland. ... Full story

Harare City Council Uses Tractors To Roundup Vendors

Harare, January 11, 2011 - The cash-strapped City of Harare is now using tractors pulling trailers to help round up vendors who have invaded the capital city centre. ... Full story

Zim Gay Actor Is Engaged

Harare, January 11, 201 - The first Zimbabwean actor to reveal that he was gay, ex-Amakorokoza star, Frank Malaba has announced on Face book that he is now engaged to his long time boyfriend, Lee Lucas Strydom. ... Full story

Swine Flu Kills Two

Masvingo January 11, 2011 -A resurgent bout of swine flu also known as H1N1 virus, detected in Mushandike Resettlement area, a few kilometres out of Masvingo town along the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway, has killed two people and left dozens hospitalised, a senior health official has confirmed. ... Full story

Harare Council, Zanu (PF) Clash Over Foreigners Shop Licenses

Harare, January 10, 2011 - Harare council and Zanu (PF) are at loggerheads over the demands by the party’s officials that the local authority should stop issuing shop licenses to foreigners with the mayor Muchadeyi Musunda insisting that he would not interfere in that matter. ... Full story

Chidyausiku Bemoans Judges Poor Salaries And Rise In Crime

Harare, January 10, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s Chief Justice has lamented the poor working conditions for the judges and bemoaned the high levels of criminality in the country. ... Full story

Chinese To Take Over Mawere Business Empire

Harare, January 10, 2011 -The Minister of Justice Patrick Chinamasa told a parliamentary committee on Monday that the Shabanie Mashaba Mines (SMM) owned by South African businessman Mutumwa Mawere are now the property of the government of Zimbabwe but its revival remains hold up because it wants an investor exclusively from China. ... Full story

Radio Dialogue Appoints New Director

Bulawayo, January 10, 2011 - The Radio Dialogue Trustees have appointed Debra Mabunda to take over the position of Executive Director and replace Father Nigel Johnson. ... Full story

Angola Names Fourth Coach In A Year

Luanda, January 10, 2011 - Lito Vidigal will take over as Angola's national coach after signing a two-year contract, the country's soccer officials said at the weekend. ... Full story

Magnitude 5.9 Quake Hits Chile

Santiago, Chile, January 10, 2011 - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck central Chile on Monday, about 80 miles (129 kilometres) north north-west of Concepcion, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but there were no reports of any damage. ... Full story

Suspect In Arizona Shootings To Appear In Court

Tucson, Arizona, January 10, 2011 - A 22-year-old man charged with trying assassinate U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords by shooting her in the head during a bloody rampage that killed six people and wounded 14 is due to appear in court on Monday on charges of murder and attempted murder. ... Full story

Sudan's South Face Post-Independence Challenges

Juba, Sudan, January 10, 2011 - As south Sudanese officials storm down potholed roads in shiny new cars, residents scattering in their wake cheer in the euphoria of the historic vote on secession from the north they fought for years. ... Full story

Zim Human Rights Group Sets Up Peace Committees

Bulawayo, January 10, 2011 - A Bulawayo based human rights organisation is facilitating the formation of multi party peace liaison committees to deal with election related violence cases. ... Full story

Mugabe Must Go, Tsvangirai's MDC A Hypocrite - Ncube

Harare, January 10, 2011 – The new president of the smaller Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, Welshman Ncube, on Sunday said President Robert Mugabe should go and labelled the mainstream MDC a bunch of "pseudo democrats and hypocrites". ... Full story

Zim Resumes Passport Processing

Harare, January 10, 2011 - The issuing of new passports by the Registrar General’s office resumed Monday, more than a week after a mysterious fire damaged the national passport processing data base at KG6 in Harare on New Year's Eve. ... Full story

Voting Begins In South Sudan

JUBA, January 9, 2011- Thousands of jubilant south Sudanese queued through the night to be among the first to vote on Sunday in the region's landmark independence referendum, AFP correspondents reported. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Dismisses Reports Of Affair

HARARE, January 9, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has dismissed reports that he is having an affair with a Bulawayo business woman as part of a relentless smear campaign by the state media. ... Full story

Ncube Elected New MDC-M Leader

HARARE, January 8, 2011- Industry and Commerce Minister Professor Welshman Ncube was on Saturday elected unopposed to the position of party president, replacing Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara who did not seek re-election at the two day congress being held in Harare. ... Full story

Zim Pressure Group To Start Identifying Mass Graves

JOHANNESBURG, January 8, 2011- The recently formed Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) says it will soon start a programme of identifying mass graves containing the remains of thousands of people who perished at the hands of Five Brigade troops in the early 80s. ... Full story

Chinamasa To Appear Before Parliament Committee

HARARE, January 8, 2011--Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa will on Monday appear before a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy to explain the circumstances leading to the annexation of Mutumwa Mawere’s SMM Holdings. ... Full story

Gwanda Boy Shines In UK

BULAWAYO, January 8, 2011- A Zimbabwean boy from the small town of Gwanda in southern Matabeleland has become a hero at the British first division club, Sheffield Wednesday.The good news for Zimbabwean fans is that 18-year-old Cecil Nyoni is available to play for the national team if called up by the coaches. ... Full story

US Wants Twitter Details Of Wikileaks Activists

WASHINGTON, January 8, 2011-The US government has subpoenaed the social networking site Twitter for personal details of people connected to Wikileaks, court documents show. ... Full story

Oxfam: Dont Forget Sudan After Vote

JUBA, January 8, 2011- Oxfam called on the world community on Friday not to forget south Sudan after it votes on secession next week, warning that, independent or not, its people will remain among the world's poorest. ... Full story

Albinos Seek Reprieve On Car Imports

HARARE, January 8, 2011 - The Albino Society in Zimbabwe led by Professor John Makumbe says it is lobbying the government to remove duty on all cars imported by its members because of their disabilities. ... Full story

MDC-M On The Verge Of Split Ahead Of Congress

Harare, January 08, 2011 - The smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is on the verge of a split with disgruntled members saying they would not recognise Welshman Ncube as the new president. ... Full story

Zim Media Commission Says Newspapers Prices Exorbitant

Harare, January 08, 2011 – The prices for newspapers in Zimbabwe is too steep according to the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) that registers and accredits media houses and journalists. ... Full story

Zim Bus Crash Kills 19

Ngundu, January 07, 2011- A Harare bound cross border bus on Friday morning killed 19 people on the spot and injured several others, three critically, after the driver encroached into the opposite lane, resulting in a head-on collision with a haulage truck near here. ... Full story

Israel To Confirm Zimbabwe Diamond Trade Status

Harare, January 07,2011 - Controversial South African diamond monitor Abbey Chikane has said only Israel can confirm whether Zimbabwe has been issued with a Kimberly Process (KP) trading certificate despite claims by the Zimbabwean government that it has been given the green light to trade. ... Full story

Chinese Sets Up Giant TV Screen Showing Zanu (PF) Jingles

Harare, January 7, 2011 - The Chinese have built a state of the art giant television screen in Harare's busiest mall, the First Street, which shows Zimbabwe's Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) television programmes and Zanu (PF) jingles 24 hours daily. ... Full story

Zim Information Minister Distances Self From Exorbitant Media Fees

Harare, January 07, 2011 – Information and Publicity Minister, Webster Shamu has distanced himself from the exorbitant media registration fees recently gazetted under the repressive Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Aippa). ... Full story