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Gaza Violence Simmers After Truce Announced

Gaza, October 31, 2011 - Violence between Israel and Gaza militants flared anew Sunday after Egypt said it had brokered a truce to end attacks that have killed 10 Palestinian gunmen and an Israeli civilian in the past five days. ... Full story

Kenyan Jets Bomb Southern Somali Town, 12 Killed

Mogadishu, October 31, 2011 - At least 12 people were killed on Sunday when two Kenyan jets bombed the southern Somali town of Jilib, residents and officials said, as the east African nation's fights to rid Somalia of Islamist al Shabaab rebels. ... Full story

Homosexuality 'Ungodly' - Smaller MDC Faction Leader

Bulawayo, October 31, 2011- The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Welshman Ncube does not support gay rights and the leader has described the practice as 'ungodly, un-African and unnatural', challenging his followers to reject it. ... Full story

Zim's Bid To Sell Diamonds Under Spotlight Again

Harare, October 31, 2011 - Zimbabwe diamonds issue is expected to take the centre stage at the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) meeting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) beginning Monday on whether to allow or reject the country's bid to sell its gems after concerns by human rights organisations that there are human rights abuses in the Marange area. ... Full story

Urban Groover Producer TBA Dies In South Africa

Harare, October 31, 2011 - The Zimbabwe music fraternity has once again been struck by tragedy following the death of T.B.A. the Playboy real name, Sipho Mkhuhlani, one of Zimbabwe’s leading urban music producers. ... Full story

Two Injured After al Shabaab attacks

Mogadishu, October 30, 2011 - Two African Union peacekeepers were injured on Saturday when Somalia's al Shabaab rebels attacked one of the mission's bases in Mogadishu, a spokesman for the force said. ... Full story

12 Americans Killed As Blast Hits Bus In Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan, October 30, 2011 — At least 12 Americans were killed when a Taliban suicide car bomber attacked an armored shuttle bus in Kabul on Saturday, military officials said. ... Full story

More Radio Stations Health: US Ambassador

Harare, October 30, 2011 - The licensing of a private radio station like Radio VOP is health as it creates competition which results in quality reporting giving people balanced news which enable them to make intelligent choices which is viable for a democratic state, US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray has said. ... Full story

Mutuma Suspension Huge Blow For Dynamos

Harare, October 30, 2011- Dynamos have been dealt a big blow ahead of their match against bogey side Hwange at the Colliery after receiving news that striker and the Premiership's leading goal scorer Roderick Mutuma has been ruled out of the match through suspension. ... Full story

Respect People’s Rights: Tsvangirai Tells Police Officers

Nompumelelo Moyo, Victoria Falls, October 30, 2011- Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai has told the police at St Paul’s in Lupane to shun the culture of impunity and to respect people’s rights. ... Full story

MDC-T Supporters Arrested In Lupane

Lupane, October 29, 2011 –Twenty eight Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) supporters have been arrested and their truck impounded by Matabeleland North, Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner, Edmore Veterai. ... Full story

Midlands Residents Doubt Implementation Of The MTP

Gweru, October 29, 2011 - While Midlanders applauded the Medium Term Plan (MTP) by the Ministry of Economic Planning and Investment promotion during its provincial launch on Friday here, they expressed fear that the good policies will not come to fruition as the Government of Zimbabwe in most cases does not implement polices they propose. ... Full story

Radio Licence Issuance To Linger Longer

Harare, October 29, 2011- Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe says issuance of the two radio licences will take longer than expected as it has to wait for additional submissions of documents by some of the four aspiring radio stations who went through the public hearings which ended Thursday in Harare. ... Full story

China Is Asked For Investment In Euro Rescue

Paris, October 29, 2011 — A day after European leaders unveiled their latest plan to save the euro, top officials opened talks with China in an effort to lure tens of billions of dollars in additional cash, giving China perhaps its biggest opportunity yet to exercise financial clout in the Western world. ... Full story

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Gaddafi Son's Surrender

The Hague, October 29, 2011 - The prosecutor for the world's top war crimes court said on Friday informal contact has been made with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the fugitive son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in order to arrest him and bring him to trial. ... Full story

Commonwealth Wants Political Reforms Before Re-admitting Zimbabwe

Perth, October 28, 2011 - The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, William Hague, on Thursday said countries suspended from the Commonwealth grouping should meet the high standards of respect for human rights before they can be readmitted. ... Full story

GPA Most Stressful- Professor Ncube

Nompumelo Moyo, Bulawayo, October 28, 2011- Professor Welshman Ncube, the leader of the smaller formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), has described the Global Political Agreement (GPA) as the most “stressful ever”. ... Full story

MDC-T Youth Leader Arrested Ahead of Tsvangirai Banned Rallies

Bulawayo, October 28, 2011 - Victoria Falls police on Thursday night arrested Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) youth district chairman, Innocent Sibanda for putting up posters for a banned rally which the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai faction had lined up in the area this weekend. ... Full story

Tunisia Islamists Win Vote; Clashes In Cradle Of Revolt

Tunis, October 28, 2011 - The Islamist Ennahda party was officially declared winner of Tunisia's election, setting it up to form an Islamist-led government, as poll violence erupted in the town where the Arab Spring uprisings began. ... Full story

South Africa Opposition Elects Black Woman As No.2

Johannesburg, October 28, 2011 - South Africa's main opposition party elected a black woman as its number two on Thursday, challenging the perception it is an all-white party that will never attract significant support away from the ruling ANC. ... Full story

Dates Set For Zimbabwe Tennis Open

Harare, October 28, 2011 - Tennis Zimbabwe will hold Zimbabwe’s biggest tennis tournament, the Zimbabwe Open on December 13 to 17. ... Full story

We Want A Radio Licence Because We Are Zimbabweans - VOP FM

By Garikai Chaunza, Harare, October 28, 2011 – Radio VOP says being Zimbabwean motivated it to reply for a radio licence, despite having been denied a licence in 2005. ... Full story

MDC's Khuphe Says Party To Defy Banned Weekend Rallies

Nompumelelo Moyo, Bulawayo, October, 28, 2011 - The Deputy Prime Minister, Thokozani Khuphe, on Thursday said her party's three banned rallies which are due this weekend will go ahead. ... Full story

MDC Headquarters Attacked By Zanu (PF) Thugs

Harare, October 27, 2011 - Harvest House, the headquarters of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led Prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai was attacked by Zanu (PF) 'thugs' early Thursday morning resulting in windows being broken and shattered in the first and second floors, the MDC said. ... Full story

VOP FM Promises Distinct News And Talk Based Station

By Nkosana Dlamini, Harare, October 27, 2011 – Vox Media Productions’ VOP FM has promised to bring into the broadcasting market, a distinct radio product that would be news and talk based as well as being inclusive of all voices in the country. ... Full story

SA Men In Libya 'Helping Gaddafi's Son'

Johannesburg, October 27, 2011 - Elements of the group of South Africans allegedly involved in the late Muammar Gaddafi's failed escape attempt last week are apparently still taking care of one of Gaddafi's sons, Saif al-Islam. ... Full story

Gaddafi Son Wants To Surrender To ICC, Says NTC

Tripoli, October 27, 2011 - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who once vowed to die fighting on Libyan soil, now wants to face international justice instead and avoid any chance of meeting the same grisly end as his father, Libyan officials said. ... Full story

Turk Quake Survivors Desperate For Tents As Cold Descends

Ercis, Turkey, October 27, 2011 - Survivors of a deadly earthquake in southeast Turkey scrambled for tents on Thursday, fearful that more people would die from exposure to plunging temperatures four days after the tremor killed at least 481. ... Full story

Zim Police Bans Three MDC Rallies

Bulawayo, October 27 2011 - Police in Matabeleland North province have banned three rallies planned for the weekend by the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) which is led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. ... Full story

Zim Names Team For Women's Cricket World Cup

Harare, October 27, 2011 - Sharne Meyers will captain the Zimbabwe women’s cricket team at the International Cricket Council Women’s World Cup qualifiers to be held in Bangladesh from 14 to 25 November after Zimbabwe released its team for the qualifiers ahead of the ICC deadline of October 24. ... Full story

Zim Announces Census Dates

Bulawayo, October 27, 2011- Zimbabwe has set 17-28 August 2012 as the dates for the country’s fourth census since independence, population census manager, Washington Mapeta, has said. ... Full story

Broadcasting Authority Of Zimbabwe Board To Be Reconstituted - Tsvangirai

Harare, October 26, 2011 – President Robert Mugabe and his two principals in the inclusive government have agreed to the reconstitution of the Tafataona Mahoso led Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) which is currently superintending over the licencing of new broadcasters. ... Full story

Zim Foreign Minister Blasts UN Over Gaddafi Killing

By Garikai Chaunza, Harare, October 26, 2011- Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi has blamed the United Nations for the killing of Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi last week. ... Full story

Woman Rescued Three Days After Turkey Quake

ERCIS Turkey (Reuters) - Emergency workers rescued a 27-year-old woman alive from a collapsed building on Wednesday, three days after an earthquake killed more than 400 people in eastern Turkey, but hopes of finding more survivors faded and some teams were suspending searches. ... Full story

NATO Likely To End Libya Mission Now Gaddafi Dead

Tripoli, October 26, 2011 - NATO is to formally decide on Wednesday whether to end its mission over Libya now that Muammar Gaddafi is dead and buried and the country's new leaders have declared the nation "liberated". ... Full story

Mugabe Cancels UN Trip After Officials Denied Visas

Harare, October 26, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been forced to cancel a trip to Geneva for a United Nations meeting this week after his wife and some of his aides were denied visas, state media said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Zim To Participate In Breast Cancer Research

Bulawayo, October 26, 2011- Zimbabwe has been selected as one of the 40 countries in the world to participate in an international health exchange programme of medical experts in the fight against breast cancer. ... Full story

Air Zim Airbus Deal In Trouble

Harare, October 26, 2011 - The Zimbabwean government is battling to register two airbus planes purchased early this year from Paris, France through a closely guarded deal between the government and a Chinese-Angolan joint venture company, China Sonangol, it has emerged. ... Full story

Tongai Moyo's Fight Against Cancer Documentary

Harare, October 26, 2011 - Zimbabweans music industry might have learnt the importance of maximising on the death of an icon American style with the announcement of a documentary in the making for the late musician Tongai Moyo. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Gets Consolation

Harare, October 26, 2011 - Zimbabwe got some form of consolation when they ended a 12 match losing streak with a one wicket victory over New Zealand at Queens Sports Club Tuesday but still lost the three One Day International Series by two games to one. ... Full story

ZANU PF Haunts Journalist At BAZ Hearing

Harare, October 25,2011 - Prominent journalist-cum entrepreneur Supa Mandiwanzira’s alleged links to ZANU PF haunted him on Tuesday during a public hearing conducted by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe for aspiring commercial radio broadcasters at the Harare International Conference Centre. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Regrets "NO" Vote Campaign In 2000

Harare, October 25,2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said the “NO” vote campaign during the government’s sponsored draft constitution in 2000 was a disaster saying there was need to keep a cool head that could have resulted in pushing out of President Robert Mugabe. ... Full story

Zim Judges Say Government Should Buy Them Clothes

Harare, October 25, 2011 - High court judges who recently received a hiding over shabby dressing and absenting themselves from work are now demanding suits from the government to give a face lift to their dressing. ... Full story

Binga Villagers Refuse To Grab White Owned Firms

Charity Mukwambo, Binga, October 2011 - Zanu (PF) politburo member and Minister of Local Government and Urban Development, Ignatius Chombo left Binga a bitter and disappointed man over the weekend after villagers here failed to agree with the minister’s call for the grabbing of white owned companies along the Zambezi river. ... Full story

Ex-Zim Policeman Teargas Shoppers

Chinhoyi, October 25, 2011 - A former Zimbabwe Republic Police officer on Monday afternoon caused a stampede at a shopping centre here when he tear gassed unsuspecting shoppers. ... Full story

Saudi Arabia To Bury Prince Sultan

Dubai, October 25, 2011 - The funeral of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan on Tuesday sets the stage for an eventual generational shift in the ageing leadership of the world's top oil exporter, even if King Abdullah picks 77-year-old Prince Nayef to succeed him. ... Full story

Gaddafi To Be Buried In Secret Desert Grave: NTC

Misrata, Libya, October 25, 2011 - Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will be buried on Tuesday in a secret desert grave, a National Transitional Council official said, ending a wrangle over his rotting corpse that led many to fear for Libya's governability. ... Full story

Foreign Investors Acquire 12,3% Of National Foods

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, October 25, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange shares snapped a 15-day down-ward trajectory to post first gain boosted by foreign buying as foreign investors secured a 12,3 percent stake in National Foods Limited paying 82,50 percent premium. ... Full story

Zimbabwe in last position in ICC Twenty20 rankings

Harare, October 25, 2011 - Zimbabwe are last in the latest Reliance ICC Twenty 20 International Cricket Council rankings released by the world cricket controlling body on Monday October 24. ... Full story

Zifa Makes Move To Finalise Asiagate Scandal

Harare, October 25, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Football Association has made a move to finalise the Asiagate scandal after announcing an independent disciplinary committee that is being headed by former supreme court judge Justice Ahmed Ebrahim. ... Full story

Madzibaba Nzira Dies

Harare, October 24, 2011 – Madzibaba Godrey Nzira, leader of the Johane Masowe WeChishanu Apostolic Church, has died. He was 58. ... Full story

Nicholas Goche Gets New African Top Post

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, October 24, 2011 - ZIMBABWE'S Minister of Transport and Communications. Ambassador Nicholas Goche, has been appointed Chairman of Rascom for the next two years. ... Full story

Libya Declares "Liberation," Gaddafi Stays Unburied

Benghazi, Libya, October 24, 2011 - Libya's new rulers declared the country freed from Muammar Gaddafi's 42 years of one-man rule, saying the "Pharaoh of the times" was in history's garbage bin and a future of democracy and reconciliation beckoned. ... Full story

Tunisia Puts Election Turnout At 90%

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 24, 2011 (CNN) - More than 90% of registered voters cast ballots in Tunisia's first national elections since independence, officials said. ... Full story

Turkey Earthquake: Desperate Search For Survivors

Turkey, October 24, 2011 - Rescue teams are desperately searching for people trapped under rubble after a strong earthquake hit Turkey's eastern Van region on Sunday. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Disruption Of Bill Hearing A Waste Of Time - Speaker

Bulawayo, October 24, 2011 - Lovemore Moyo, the Speaker of Parliament said Zanu (PF) is wasting its time by disrupting public hearing meetings of the Electoral Amendment Bill which among others allow for people in the Diaspora to vote in Zimbabwe's elections. ... Full story

Equities Continue To Sink, Thin Trades Resurface

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, October 24, 2011 - THE Zimbabwe Stock Exchange shares traded lower on Friday in a relatively short trading session that lasted about 30 minutes as trading slowed down. ... Full story

Mugabe Admits Gadaffi Was A Dictator

Harare, October 23, 2011 – President Robert Mugabe has all but admitted his slain comrade, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was a dictator while speaking of his own “serious” differences with the ousted ruler. ... Full story

Diaspora Can Play Bigger Political Role: DBIC

By Trust Matsilele, Johannesburg, October 23, 2011--Director for Democracy Begins In Conversation Betsie Pendry said Zimbabwe diaspora could play a bigger role in giving political direction and influencing political process of their home country. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Needs To Engage Tribal Differences : Ndlovu

Johannesburg, October 23, 2011- Leading Zimbabwe playwright and Witwatersrand University’s Drama For Life project leader, Bhekilizwe Ndlovu, called on Zimbabwe government together with its citizens to open public discussions on tribalism. ... Full story

Newspaper Sales Boom Over Gaddafi's Death

Karoi, October 23, 2011 - Hate him or love him, the late Libyan leader Colonel Mummar Gaddafi was an international newsmaker. His death on Thursday drew mixed reactions world wide and locally it brought divisions as some condemned it while some supported the end to his 42 year rule. ... Full story

Over 60 % Secondary Girl Children Drop From School: Report

Harare, October 23, 2011-At least 67% of Zimbabwe’s secondary school going girl children, and 33% of those attending primary school are dropping out from education owing to different forms of child abuse Plan international Zimbabwe has revealed, with a Zanu-PF senior cabinet Minister blaming sanctions over the shocking number of girls dropping out of school. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Matabeleland North Rallies Disrupted

Harare, October 22, 2011 --- Police on Saturday disrupted Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s star rally in Nkayi South constituency in violation of a High Court order. ... Full story

South Africans Blamed As Xenophobia Threatens To Resurface

Johannesburg, October 22, 2011- Rumours of the repeat of 2008 xenophobia attacks that dominated the world’s major news outlets are likely to resurface following threats issued to foreigners with RDP houses in Johannesburg. ... Full story

All U.S. Troops To Leave Iraq By The Year End

Washington, October 22, 2011- President Obama will withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of the year, ending a long war that deeply divided the country over its origins and the American lives it consumed. ... Full story

Young Africans Chat A Way Forward For Zimbabwe

Trust Matsilele, Johannesburg, October 22, 2011- Over 70 Zimbabwe and South African citizens gathering for a three day workshop in Johannesburg to try and find lasting solution to Zimbabwe’s decade long crisis urged more women involvement in political processes. ... Full story

Young Warriors Get Easy COSAFA Draw

Botswana, October 22, 2011- Zimbabwe’s Under 20 soccer team the Young Warriors have been drawn in an easy COSAFA Youth Championship group following the draw that has been conducted in the host country Botswana. ... Full story

Gaddafi Fall A Lesson To Other African Dictators - MDC-T Spokesman

By Nkosana Dlamini, Harare, October 21, 2011 – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s fall from grace is a lesson to African dictators who continue to cling to power against the wishes of their people. ... Full story

Zimpapers Talk Radio's Impartiality Threatened

Harare, October 21, 2011 – Prospective broadcaster, ZimPapers Talk Radio’s impartiality has been thrown into further doubt after it emerged two of the newspaper concern’s most prominent broadcasting licence bidders are aspiring Zanu (PF) MPs in two Masvingo constituencies. ... Full story

Harare Cholera Threat

Harare, October 21, 2011 - Some of Harare’s high density suburbs have gone for a week without water raising fears of a cholera outbreak and bringing back fresh memories of the 4 000 people across the country killed in a cholera disaster in 2008. ... Full story

Tomana Charges Prosecutors, Mugabe Biscuit Man Freed

Harare, October 21, 2011 - Zimbabwe's Attorney General Johannes Tomana has charged five leaders of the Zimbabwe Law Officers Association (ZILOA) with misconduct and inciting prosecutors to stage a crippling work boycott that lasted for two weeks. ... Full story

Mtukudzi's Kiss FM Raises Excitement And Cynicism

Harare, October, 21, 2011 Excitement and suspicion has followed the breaking news that music supremo Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and others have set his eyes on a radio station in Zimbabwe in a country were alternative voices have been viewed with suspicion. ... Full story

Taylor Sparkles But Zimbabwe Lose ODI Opener

Michael Kariati, Harare, October 21, 2011 - Captain Brendon Taylor sparkled and smashed an unbeaten 128 runs but that was not enough to save his team as Zimbabwe lost the One Day International opener to New Zealand by nine wickets at Harare Sports Club Thursday. ... Full story

NATO to coordinate end to Libya mission with U.N., NTC

Brussels, October 21, 2011 - NATO urged Libyans to put aside their differences on Thursday after the killing of Muammar Gaddafi and said it would coordinate an end to its military mission with the United Nations and Libya's transitional authority. ... Full story

Foreigners Under Threat Again In South Africa

Johannesburg, October 21, 2011 - Gauteng police were monitoring the situation in Itireleng informal settlement near Laudium, west of Pretoria, on Friday morning after foreigners had to be evicted for their safety. ... Full story

Gaddafi's Death - Who Pulled The Trigger?

Sirte, Libya, October 21, 2011 - Disturbing images of a blood-stained and shaken Muammar Gaddafi being dragged around by angry fighters quickly circulated around the world after the Libyan dictator's dramatic death near his home town of Sirte. ... Full story

Feared Mnangagwa Did Not Play Significant Role During The War: Mhanda

Harare, October 20, 2011 - Zimbabwe's most feared Zanu (PF) official and Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa did not play any defining or important role in the liberation struggle, although he seems to suggest to have played a bigger role, a senior commander during the war of liberation has said. ... Full story

We Will Not Be Biased, Says ZimPapers Talk Radio

By Nkosana Dlamini, Harare, October 20, 2011 – The ZimPapers Talk Radio (ZTR), one of the four prospective radio licence holders, says if granted a licence, it will break away from the patent bias towards President Robert Mugabe's Zanu (PF), something that has now been associated with its papers. ... Full story

Libya's Col Muammar Gaddafi Believed Dead, say NTC officials

Sirte, October 20, 2011 - Libya's ex-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after an assault on his home town of Sirte, officials from the transitional authorities have said. ... Full story

2 000 Zimbabweans Deported Monthly

By Garikai Chaunza, Harare, October 20, 2011 - At least 2 000 Zimbabweans are deported every month from neighbouring countries with Botswana topping the list with 500 deportees, the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) has said. ... Full story

Greece Faces Key Austerity Vote, More Strikes

Ahens, October 20, 2011 - Angry protesters vowed to bring Greece to a standstill on the second day of a general strike on Thursday while disgruntled lawmakers vote on the details of a deeply unpopular austerity package needed to stave off bankruptcy. ... Full story

Logistics Hurdles Could Force Congo Polls Delay

Kinshasa, October 20, 2011 - Delays in drawing up the voter register and delivering electoral materials are posing a serious threat to the Democratic Republic of Congo's second post-war polls, due in November, with some saying the elections may be postponed. ... Full story

Warriors fall down the rankings

Harare, October 20, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s Warriors have fallen down the Fifa World Coca Cola football Rankings in the latest ratings released the by world controlling body. ... Full story

Orbituary:Tongai Moyo- A Man Of Words That Shaped Nation

By Criswell Chisango, Tongai Moyo who succumbed to cancer last Saturday and buried in his home town, Kwekwe will undoubtedly go in history as one Zimbabwean musician who shaped the nation through music during Zimbabwe's political and economic crisis. ... Full story

Midlands Governor Compensates Family Of MDC Slain Activist

Harare, October 20, 2011 - The Midlands Governor Jason Machaya has agreed to pay US 15000 and 20 herd of cattle to the family of the Movement of Democratic Change (MDC) activist slain by among others his son, Farai in 2009. ... Full story

Lawyers Name And Shame Police Torturers

Harare, October 20, 2011 - Human rights lawyers have named and shamed eight police officers for masterminding the torture of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) youth leader, Shakespeare Mukoyi. ... Full story

Judges Reprimanded Over Poor Dressing

Harare, October 209, 2011- Zimbabwe’s high court judges have been accused of shabby dressing and absenting themselves from duty. ... Full story

ZEC Urges Zimbabweans To Assist In Removing Ghost Voters

Harare, October 19, 2011 - The country’s elections body has urged Zimbabweans who have their dead relatives on the voters' roll to assist in removing them by reporting them to the Registrar General's Office. ... Full story

Cameroon Vote Count Shows Biya Landslide: Source

Yaounde, October 19, 2011 - Preliminary results for Cameroon's presidential election showed a widely expected landslide victory for incumbent Paul Biya, a member of the national vote counting commission told Reuters on Tuesday. ... Full story

U.S. Should Focus On Afghanistan, Not Pakistan - Army Chief

Islamabad, October 19, 2011 - Pakistan's army chief told parliament's defence committee the United States should focus on stabilising Afghanistan instead of pushing Pakistan to attack militant groups in a crucial border region, a committee member told Reuters on Wednesday. ... Full story

Indigenisation Policy Targets Employees Share Trusts

Harare, October 19 2011—The ministry of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment is now working on the setting up of employees share ownership trusts as the controversial process to empower locals enters its second phase. ... Full story

Four Aspiring Radio Stations Shortlisted

By Garikai Chaunza, Harare, October 19, 2011 - Radio VOP is among the four out of the 14 aspiring radio stations that have been shortlisted for public hearings. ... Full story

Cricket:Campbell Resigns As Selectors Chairman

Harare, October 19, 2011 - Former Zimbabwe captain Alistair Campbell has resigned with immediate effect as chairman of the national team selectors. ... Full story

Singer Moyo Laid To Rest

By Fungai Mambo, 18 October 2011, Sosombe (Kwekwe) - Sungura music genre top musician Tongai Moyo (43) who died from a cancer of the blood known as Non-Hodgkins lymphoma on Saturday evening in Harare has been laid to rest here at his rural home, 40km south of Kwekwe. ... Full story

Aspiring Radio Broadcasting Company To Work With ZBC

Harare, October 18, 2011 -Public enquiries for radio licence applicants commenced in Harare on Tuesday with Hot Media trading as KISS FM revealing that when licenced it will work with the state broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) for its news productions. ... Full story

Air Zim Sinks Deeper In Debt

By Nkosana Dlamini, Harare, October 18, 2011 – Zimbabwe’s troubled national carrier Air Zimbabwe is operating at an appalling loss of US3,5 million a month while its debt has surged to nearly US$138, the airline’s boss has revealed. ... Full story

Britain Warns Africa Not To Shelter Libya Fugitives

Tripoli, October 18, 2011 - Foreign Secretary William Hague warned Libya's neighbours on Monday not to shelter Muammar Gaddafi or members of his entourage who have been indicted by the International Criminal Court. ... Full story

Mubarak Sons Own Assets Worth $340m In Switzerland: Official

Cairo, October 18, 2011 - The sons of Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak own assets worth $340 million in Switzerland and might have been involved in money laundering, a justice official tasked with recouping ill-gotten gains from abroad said on Monday. ... Full story

Ethanol Plant To Produce 120 000 Litres Of Fuel A Day

Chisumbanje, October 17, 2011 - The multi-million dollar ethanol plant in Chisumbanje plans to produce at least 120 000 litres of ethanol fuel a day and has so far stocked 1,7 million litres, a senior official of the plant has said. ... Full story

Army, Police Refuse To Pay US10m They Owe Council

Roy Chikara, Masvingo, October 17, 2011 - The Masvingo City Council is failing to recover US 20 million owed by government departments of which half of it belongs to the Army and Police. ... Full story

Cricket:Spirited Zimbabwe Lose to Black Caps

Harare, October 18, 2011 - New Zealand wrapped up the second and final Twenty20 match against Zimbabwe by posting a 34 runs win at Harare Sports Club Monday. ... Full story

Police Refusing With Mujuru Death Probe Results - Makone

Bulawayo,October 17,2011- Co-Home Affairs Minister, Theresa Makone said police are refusing to give her an update regarding investigations on the death of Retired General Solomon Mujuru, despite being a Minister responsible for police. ... Full story

Pandemonium As Dhewa's Body Viewing Cancelled

Gweru, October 18, 2011 - There was near commotion at Mbizo Stadium when fans of the late Sungura King Tongai Moyo brought down the perimeter fence as they struggled to get into the stadium to catch a glimpse of the hearse carrying his body. ... Full story

Global "Day of Rage" Mostly Peaceful As Rome Clears Up

London, October 17, 2011 - The global "Day of Rage" against the world's financial system won some limited sympathy from political and economic leaders on Sunday, after protests that were peaceful everywhere but Italy. ... Full story

TV Station Mourns Death Of Gaddafi's Son Khamis In Libya

Dubai, October 17, 2011 - A television station based in Syria that supports Muammar Gaddafi confirmed on Monday that the deposed Libyan leader's son Khamis had died in fighting southeast of the capital Tripoli on August 29. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Hijacking US $40m For Bulawayo Industries - MDC

Bulawayo, October 17, 2011 - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has expressed concern to the Ministry of Industry and International Trade over attempts by Zanu (PF) to hijack the disbursement of the $40 million government fund availed by Finance Mnister, Tendai Biti, for the revival of Bulawayo industries. ... Full story

Beres Hammond Fails To Turn Up, Delta Demands Explanation

Harare, October 17, 2011 - Revellers who expected to hear the velvet voice of the reggae star, Beres Hammond were up in arms after it turned up that he failed to travel to perform at the Lion Larger Summer Beer Festival held at Glamis Stadium on Friday. ... Full story

Khaya-Moyo Denies Riches

HARARE, October 17, 2011 - Zanu (PF) national chairperson Simon Khaya-Moyo has denied claims that he is among senior party officials who are making a killing through their take-over of conservancies formerly owned by white farmers. ... Full story

Mugabe/Zanu (PF) Wary Of SA Deportations

Harare, October 17, 2011 – President Robert Mugabe and Zanu (PF) are understood to be jittery over the resumption of the deportation of undocumented Zimbabweans from South Africa. ... Full story

High Court Braces For MDC’s Charges Against Mutambara

Harare, October 16, 2011 --- The High Court will on November 16 hear the contempt of court charges against Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara filed by the Welshman Ncube led MDC. ... Full story

ZAPU Gears For By-elections

Bulawayo, October 16, 2011- ZAPU is ready and itching to participate in by-elections and any other by-elections that may be called following the order by the High Court of Zimbabwe that compelled President Robert Mugabe to gazette dates for by-elections in Nkayi South, Lupane East and Bulilima constituencies. ... Full story

Moyo Dies After Battling With Cancer

Harare, October 16, 2011 - Top sungura musician Tongai Moyo died in Harare on Saturday evening. ... Full story

U.S. Force Aid Fight Against LRA

President Obama will send about 100 U.S. troops to Uganda and nearby countries to combat the Lord’s Resistance Army and kill or capture its leader, Joseph Kony, who has been charged with war crimes for a decades-long campaign against civilians in Central Africa. ... Full story

Egypt’s Military Expands Power, Raising Alarms

Cairo, October 15, 2011— Egypt’s military rulers are moving to assert and extend their own power so broadly that a growing number of lawyers and activists are questioning their willingnehttp://www.radiovop.com/controlpanel/article_edit.phpss to ultimately submit to civilian authority. ... Full story

Illegal Panners Should Not Be Arrested: Minister

Minister of Indigenisation, Youth Development and Empowerment warned the police to abstain from arresting panners saying there was nothing illegal about the panning. ... Full story

Harare Brought To A Halt As Women Rapists Appear In Court

Harare, October 15, 2011 -A group of women accused of raping men around Zimbabwe at gunpoint brought the Harare magistrate court to a standstill on Friday. ... Full story

“MDC Real Change Peace Rally” Angers Zanu-PF

Marondera, October 15, 2011 - The armed military and riot police have maintained a heavy presence here ahead of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s star rally to be held at Rudhaka Stadium. ... Full story

Obama says Iran To Face Toughest Possible Sanctions

Washington, October 14, 2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama warned Iran on Thursday it would face the toughest possible sanctions for an alleged plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, as Treasury officials eyed action against the Iranian central bank. ... Full story

Egypt To Review Church Permit Disputes After Violence

Cairo, October 14, 2011 - Egypt said on Thursday it would launch a review of disputed permits for churches in a bid to head off sectarian violence, days after 25 people were killed at a demonstration by Christians over one such dispute. ... Full story

Tuku listed 12th most powerful African celebrity

By Fungai Mambo, Johannesburg, October 14, 2011 - Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi has been listed as the 12th most powerful and influential celebrity in Africa by the leading United States based Forbes Magazine. ... Full story

Midlands Governor In Negotiation For Compensation of Murdered MDC Man

Gweru, October 14 20l1 - The Midlands governor, Jason Machaya, has engaged the family of slain Movement for Democratic Change activist murdered by three others including his son, Farai. ... Full story

Urban groovers angry as Mr Vegas is expected

Harare, October 14, 2011 - Urban groovers are up in arms over the continued flood of international artistes to Zimbabwe, overshadowing their talent ... Full story

Homosexuality Rife In Zim Prisons - ZPS Official

Harare, October 14, 2011 - The practice of homosexuality is rampant in Zimbabwe’s prisons, a senior Zimbabwe Prisons Service (ZPS) official has said. ... Full story

Zim Rejects Security Sector Reform

HARARE – October 13, 2011 - The Zimbabwean government has rejected recommendations and would not entertain any particular recommendation on the security sector reforms from the United Nations’ Working Group of the Human Rights Council. ... Full story

High Court order Mugabe to call by-elections

Bulawayo, October 13, 2011-Bulawayo High Court Judge Nicholas Ndou on Thursday ordered President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to announce, within two weeks, dates for by elections in three vacant constituencies in Matebeleland. ... Full story

Accused 'Underwear Bomber' Pleads Guilty In US

Detroit, October 13, 2011 - The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb in his underwear to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day 2009 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to all charges against him and warned the United States could face "a great calamity." ... Full story

Liberia To Release First Election Results

Monrovia, October 13, 2011 - Liberia is to release a first batch of official results on Thursday from its hotly-contested presidential election, in which Nobel laureate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is seeking a second term. ... Full story

Defiant Chinamasa Rejects Human Rights Remedies

Geneva, October 13, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s defiant government on Wednesday rejected 67 recommendations to improve the country’s atrocious human rights situation out of the 177. ... Full story

Mafika, The Mbira Maestro Dies

Harare, October 13,2011 Zimbabwe has again been robbed of yet another young and talented Mbira artist, TakundaMafika who passed away on Monday at 28. ... Full story

PSL Moves To curb Match Fixing In Climax

Harare, October 13, 2011 - As the 2011 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League race reaches its climax, the Premier Soccer League are leaving nothing to chance and have taken measures to avoid match fixing. ... Full story

Great Zimbabwe University Facing Staff Challenges

Masvingo, October, 13, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe was on Wednesday told that the Great Zimbabwe University where he is Chancellor, is failing to attract qualified manpower because it pays poor salaries. ... Full story

WikiLeaks Drama As MDC Senior Officers Nearly Exchange Blows

Harare, October 12, 2011 - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday chucked out the party’s national organising secretary Nelson Chamisa from the party’s national executive committee meeting underway in Harare. ... Full story

Too Soon For Commonwealth Gesture To Zimbabwe: UK

London, October 12, 2011 - A British government minister sharply criticised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday and said it would be premature for Commonwealth leaders to hold out an olive branch to Zimbabwe when they meet later this month. ... Full story

UNESCO Proposes 13 February As World Radio Day

Paris, October 12, 2011 - UNESCO’s Executive Board has recommended the proclamation of World Radio Day, on the basis of a feasibility study undertaken by UNESCO, further to a proposal from Spain. ... Full story

U.S. Issues World Travel Alert Linked To Iran Plot

Washington, October 12, 2011 - The U.S. State Department late on Tuesday issued a worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens, warning of the potential for anti-U.S. action after the United States accused Iran of backing a plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington. ... Full story

Angelina Jolie Visits Libya To Show Solidarity

Geneva, October 2011 - Actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie was in Libya on Tuesday for a visit to help agencies bringing aid to Libyans in Tripoli and Misrata, she said in a statement provided to Reuters. ... Full story

Chinese Under Fire For Tuck Shop Investment

By Criswell Chisango, Chinhoyi, October 12, 2011 - Chinese businessmen here have come under fire from local business people for failing to resuscitate the Zimbabwe economy but only ''chocking local market with tuck shop investment''. ... Full story

Zim Legislators Want Foreign Police To Investigate Mujuru's Death

Harare, October 12, 2011 - Zimbabwean legislators want government to invite foreign police from countries such as China, Russia and Britain to investigate the death of General Solomon Mujuru who died in a mysterious fire in August. ... Full story

Stampede As Crowds Want To Catch A Glimpse Of Suspected Women Rapists

Gweru, October 12, 2011 - There was a near stampede at Gweru Central Police station on Tuesday as people jostled to see the three women believed to be part of a syndicate which is raping men for ritual purposes. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Names Cricket Squad For New Zealand Assignment

Harare, October 12, 2011 - The Zimbabwe national cricket team selectors have named their 15 member squad for the two Twenty20 matches against New Zealand starting Saturday with the notable absence being that of Brian Vitori who has not featured for Zimbabwe since the third ODI against Pakistan. ... Full story

Mutasa Endorses Supa Mandiwanzira's Bid To Contest Nyanga Seat

Nyanga, October 12, 2011 - Zanu (PF) secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa has anointed journalist-cum businessman Supa Mandiwanzira to contest for a parliamentary seat in Nyanga under a Zanu (PF) ticket in the forthcoming legislative elections. ... Full story

Chisumbanje Villagers Threaten To Destroy Ethanol Project

By Garikai Chaunza, Chisumbanje, October 11, 2011 - The multimillion dollar Ethanol production plant which is nearing competition is being threatened with destruction by disgruntled villagers who plan to invade the 40 000 hectare sugar cane irrigation plantation to grow cotton. ... Full story

Egypt Christians Vent Fury After Clashes Kill 25

Cairo, October 11, 2011 - Egypt's Coptic Christians turned their fury against the army on Monday after at least 25 people were killed when troops broke up a protest, deepening public doubts about the military's ability to steer the country peacefully towards democracy. ... Full story

Liberia's Johnson-Sirleaf Seeks New Term In Tight Poll

Monrovia, October 2011 - Liberians vote on Tuesday in the West African state's second presidential election since a civil war, with international appeals for rival supporters to stay peaceful during the hotly-contested poll. ... Full story

War 'Vets' Torch MDC Legislator's Bus

Roy Chikara, Masvingo, October 11, 2011 - Suspected boisterous war veterans on Sunday night set ablaze a bus belonging to the Movement of Democratic Change (MDC) faction led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai at Mashoko mission business centre here. ... Full story

Zifa Under Fire for Nations Cup Disaster

Harare, October 11, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZiFA) has come under fire from the football loving public for their role in the Warriors failure to make the journey to the 2012 African Cup of Nations finals. ... Full story

Biti Unveils Bulawayo Survival Fund

Bulawayo,October 10,2011- Finance Minister Tendai Biti on Monday evening unveiled US$40 million for the survival of Bulawayo industries under the Distressed and Marginalised Areas Fund (DIMAF). ... Full story

Archbishop Of Canterbury Blocked From Entering Church

Micheal Maposhere, Mutare, October 11, 2011, A handful of supporters belonging to ex-communicated Anglican Bishop Nolbert Kunonga refused to let in visiting Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams into the Anglican Cathedral in the city centre of this eastern Border city. ... Full story

Dunlop Clinches Tyre Deal With South Africa Company

Nompumelelo Moyo, Bulawayo, October 10, 2011- Dunlop Zimbabwe has clinched a deal with its sister company Apollo South Africa, which will relocate machinery from Durban plant to Bulawayo for the production of allotted tyre sizes next month. ... Full story

MDC-T Chair Quizzed About Arms Cache At His Home

Victoria Falls, October 10, 2011- Police here arrested Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC-T) district chairman, Bernard Nyamambi after arms of war were discovered at his home in Chinotimba High density suburb here at the weekend. ... Full story

India Launches Cheapest Tablet Computer

New Delhi, October 9, 2011 - India launched what it dubbed the world's cheapest tablet computer on Wednesday, to be sold to students at the subsidised price of $35 and later in shops for about $60. ... Full story

Bafana Fail To Qualify For Afcon Finals

Nelspruit, October 9, 2011- South Africa missed out on qualification for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals after playing to a goalless draw with Sierra Leone at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday afternoon. ... Full story

Warriors Fail Again

Cape Verde, October 9, 2011- Zimbabwe’s Warriors have for the third tournament running failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations finals after they were beaten 2-1 by lowly ranked Cape Verde Saturday. ... Full story

Zanu PF Accused Of Coercing Supporters In Hurungwe

Hurungwe, October 9 ,2011 - A dark cloud of uncertainty is hovering over some villagers’ heads here amid allegations that they will lose out on inputs scheme yet to be implemented by Government for communal farmers if they do not buy Zanu-PF party cards despite calls by President Robert Mugabe that people must not be coerced. ... Full story

Reigning Soccer Star Of The Year Fined

Bulawayo, October 9, 2011- Zimbabwe’s reigning Soccer Star of the Year, Charles Sibanda, has been fined US$1000 and served with a two match suspension for assaulting and pouring urine on former national team striker and now Chicken Inn assistant coach, Adam Ndlovu. ... Full story

Warriors In Huge Cash Offer

Harare, October 8, 2011- Zimbabwe’s Warriors will be more than $3 000 richer should they beat Cape Verde in Saturdays’ African Cup of Nations qualifier even if they do not qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations finals. ... Full story

Chindori Chininga Suspended Over Draft Constitution Leak

Harare, October 8, 2011 – Former Mines Minister and Parliament led Constitution making body COPAC stakeholders subcommittee Chairperson, Chindori Chininga, has been suspended for allegedly leaking Zanu-PF’s draft constitution to the Movement for Democratic Change led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC-T). ... Full story

Bin Laden deserved it – US Muslims

Dearborn - Arab and Muslim Americans celebrated on Monday the death of Osama bin Laden, saying justice had been served, but remained wary of al-Qaeda reprisals with the scars of 9/11 still running deep. ... Full story

Dalai Lama A ‘Divisive Figure’: SACP

SA Communist Party leader Blade Nzimande has defended the government in the Dalai Lama visa debacle, saying the Tibetan spiritual leader is a “divisive figure”. ... Full story

Ncube Laments Decay Of Journalistic Values

Charity Mukwambo, Harare, 8 October 2011- Minister of Industry and Commerce, Professor Welshman Ncube has urged journalists to report the truth and report accurately. ... Full story

Desist From Hate Speech: MISA Urges Media

Harare, October 7, 2011 – The Media Institute of Southern Africa- Zimbabwe chapter has appealed to the country’s media to desist from using hate language and insults in its reportage. ... Full story

MDC- T Launches Presidential Election Campaign

Bulawayo, October 07, 2011- Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC party is set to launch its presidential election campaign on Sunday in Bulawayo, the country’s second largest city, party officials told Radio VOP. ... Full story

Mugabe/Tsvangirai Should Stop Inflammatory Statements - ZPP

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, October 7, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) says leaders of political parties must stop making public statements denouncing violence and rather should take sterner actions against their party members responsible for spearheading political violence. ... Full story

Pakistan says Obama Pressure On Militants Hurts

Islamabad, October 07, 2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama's warning to Islamabad over suspected ties to militants will hurt efforts to stabilise Afghanistan and fuel anti-Americanism, the chairman of Pakistan's Senate Foreign Affairs Committee said on Friday. ... Full story

Liberian, Yemeni women Win Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo, October 07, 2011 - Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, who mobilised fellow women against their country's civil war, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, along with Yemeni women's rights and democracy activist Tawakkul Karman. ... Full story

Speed up Investigations on Mujuru's death: Parly Tells Police

Harare, October 07, 2011 - Parliamentarians on Thursday demanded that police speed up investigations into the death of retired army General Solomon Mujuru as the law enforcement agents have been delaying to tell the nation on what transpired on the fateful night when the first black army commander died in a fire at his Beatrice farm. ... Full story

Industrials Wallow In Doldrums On Lack Of Appetite For Shares

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, October 7, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange's Industrial Index on Thursday extended losses in a thin trading session closing -0,41 percent lower at 152.91 points. ... Full story

Lack Of Sponsorship Stops Supporters To Travel With Warriors

Harare, October 07, 2011 - The Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association have failed to find sponsors to bankroll the association’s members to travel by chartered plane to support the Warriors in their crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier against Cape Verde Saturday. ... Full story

Elections To Stop Chaos - Mugabe

HARARE, October 7, 2011—President Robert Mugabe said Thursday the nation should prepare for elections next year to put an ugly end to the political crisis in the inclusive government which has seen parties pulling in different directions. ... Full story

Anglican Does Not Support Homosexuality - Archbishop Of Canterbury

Harare, October 06, 2011 - The Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) on Thursday said it does not condone homosexuality. ... Full story

Zim Secret Agents Refuse To Return Diamond Activist Property

Harare, October 06, 2011 - The Attorney General (AG)’s office has refused to comply with a high court order compelling state security agents to return all the property they unlawfully seized from prominent diamond rights campaigner, Farai Maguwu last month and stop harassing him by restricting his movement. ... Full story

Zifa Employees Fired

Harare, October 06, 2011 - Two Zifa employees, secretary to the Chief Executive Officer, Keresencia Samukange and another senior employee Tafirenyika Chisungo have been fired for allegedly fraudulently issuing out player international clearances. ... Full story

Sadomba Injury Blow For Zimbabwe

Harare, October 06, 2011 - Zimbabwe will be without striker Edward Sadomba for this for Saturday's decisive 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Cape Verde. ... Full story

Apple Chief Dies

October 06, 2011 - Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died, Apple said. Jobs was 56. ... Full story

Libya Militia Says Finds Mass Grave With 200 Bodies

Tripoli, October 06, 2011 - A military unit allied to Libya's new rulers said on Wednesday it had discovered a mass grave in Tripoli containing the bodies of more than 200 people who died in the chaos surrounding the rebel assault that ousted Mummar Gaddafi. ... Full story

Zim Now Worse Than Smith Regime Era - Welshman Ncube

Nompumelelo Moyo, Binga, October 06, 2011- Zimbabwe is now worse than what it was during the colonial era, as nothing significant has changed after 31 years of independence, leader of the smaller formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Professor Welshman Ncube, told his party supporters recently. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Ropes Musicians In Indigenisation Drive

Harare, October 6, 2011 — Zanu (PF) has roped in musicians to prop up the indigenisation crusade as it gears up with a programme analysts say is meant to curry favour with the electorate ahead of possible elections this year. ... Full story

Zim Economy Expected To Grow By 9%

Harare, October 06, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s economy is projected to grow by between 7.8% -9% in 2012 on a budget of US$3.5 billion, Finance Minister Tendai Biti told parliament Wednesday. ... Full story

Archibishop of Canterbury To Preach to Anglicans On Sunday

Harare, October 06, 2011 - The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams will on Sunday preach to tormented Zimbabwean Anglican parishioners at the National Sports Stadium. ... Full story

Maize Production Up But Insufficient - UN

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, October 5, 2011 - Zimbabwe's maize production is expected to increase this year, but it will fall short of the required amount, the United Nations (UN) has confirmed. ... Full story

Libyan Forces Plan "Final" Attack On Gaddafi Hometown

Sirte, Libya, October 05, 2011 - Libyan interim government forces have pledged to mount a final decisive attack on Muammar Gaddafi's hometown and one of his former lieutenants says he believes the deposed leader is ready to fight to the end. ... Full story

Dalai Lama Cancels Highly Charged SA Trip

Johannesburg, October 05, 2011 - The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, cancelled a trip to South Africa planned for this week that had put Pretoria in a bind between its biggest trading partner China and one of its modern heroes, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu. ... Full story

Makandiwa's Mentor Coming To Zim

Harare, October 05, 2011 - Popular evangelist and revered prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa’s mentor, Prophet Victor Boateng is visiting Zimbabwe at the end of this month to attend a church conference. ... Full story

MDC Senior Official Arrested Over Cop Murder

Harare, October o5, 2011 - The youth assembly chairperson of the larger formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Solomon Madzore has been arrested by armed police at his house in the Waterfalls surburb. ... Full story

Freedom For WOZA Leaders

Bulawayo,, October 05, 2011 - High Court Judge Justice Maphios Cheda on Tuesday ended the 13 day detention of two Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) leaders, Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu who had been languishing in remand prison for 13 days since their arrest last month on charges of theft and kidnapping. ... Full story

AG's Dilemna Over Prosecutors' Strike

Harare, October 05, 2011 - The Attorney General’s Office (AG) on Tuesday reportedly failed to draft an urgent chamber application seeking to stop a potentially crippling work boycott by prosecutors. ... Full story

Zim Rights Situation Under The Spotlight

Harare, October 04, 2011 — Over 12 Zimbabwean civil society leaders are on an advocacy mission in Geneva for the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 12th session of the Universal Periodic Review where the country will present its report on the human rights situation next Monday. ... Full story

Humanitarian Fears Grow Over Libya Sirte Battle

Sirte, Libya, October 04, 2011 - Libyan interim government forces have captured a district in Sirte after fierce battles that further raised concern about the dire humanitarian situation in Muammar Gaddafi's besieged hometown. ... Full story

Anti-austerity Protesters Block Greek Ministries

Athens, October 04, 2011 - Greek public sector workers blocked the entrance to several ministries on Tuesday to protest against austerity measures they say are choking the economy, disrupting talks with EU and IMF inspectors on a vital aid tranche. ... Full story

Equities Market Open In The Red

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, October 04, 2011 - Shares on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) continued trending southwards into the fourth quarter as the Industrial Index lost -0,24 percent to 155.45 points and the Mining Index eased -2,96 percent to 147.91 points. ... Full story

Date Set For Public Inquiry Into Radio Licence Applications

Harare, October 04, 2011 - The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has set October 18 2011 as the date for public inquiry to determine the suitability of applicants for licenses for free to air national commercial radio broadcasting services. ... Full story

Urban Grooves Ngwabi Becomes Bartender

Bulawayo, October 4, 2011- Bulawayo's urban grooves musician, Otis Ngwabi has turned into a bartender and blamed music promoters for destroying local young talent by not organising shows for them to make a living. ... Full story

Moyo Attacks Gono Over WikiLeaks

Harare, October 1 , 2011 ----Axed Information and Publicity Minister and Zanu-PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo on Thursday launched an astonishing attack on Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono saying revelations in leaked US diplomatic cables that he had a close relationship with the Americans was disturbing. ... Full story

Government Officials Defy Mugabe, Gobble US$10m In Three Months

Harare, October 1, 2011 – Government officials have defied President Robert Mugabe’s directive reportedly issued in July this year to cut down on local and foreign travels amid revelations the expenditure has surged to US$40 million. ... Full story

MDC Youths Confront Kasukuwere Over Violence

Harare, October1, 2011 –The mainstream Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) youths have confronted Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Minister , Saviour Kasukuwere over continued political violence by Chipangano a Zanu-PF Mbare based youth grouping. ... Full story

Gokwe Police Pressures Chokuda Family To Bury Deceased Son

Gweru, October 1, 2011- Tavengwa Chokuda, the father of Moses Chokuda who was fatally assaulted in March 2009 and died by Farai Machaya and three other accomplices say he has not known any peace after Monday when the High court gave its verdict on the murderers. ... Full story