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Zanu-PF Wants Nkomo Statue To Be Unveiled At Conference

Harare, November 30, 2011 – President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party is rushing contractors to finish the re-building of the statue of the late national liberation hero, Joshua Nkomo in-order to unveil the statue at the party conference in Bulawayo next week, sources have said. ... Full story

Radio VOP Charts Way Forward

Bulawayo, November 30, 2011-Radio VOP Executive Director John Masuku has said ,the company’s board is discussing what action to take after it was denied a licence to operate a commercial radio station by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ). ... Full story

Jackson's Mom: 4 Years Not Enough

Los Angeles, November 30, 2011 - Michael Jackson's mother Katherine welcomed the maximum four-year jail term given to the star's doctor on Tuesday, but said it was not enough. ... Full story

Grant Other Players Licences: British Envoy Urges BAZ

Bulawayo, November 30, 2011- British Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Deborah Bronnert, has urged the Zimbabwe government and the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) to support media plurality by also granting Radio VOP and Kiss FM licences to operate radio stations. ... Full story

Mugabe In Trouble Over Suspension of Former AG Gula-Ndebele

Harare, November 30, 2011-The Supreme Court has ordered President Robert Mugabe to be cited as a party to proceedings in the high court and defend himself in an application in which former Attorney General (AG) Sobuza Gula-Ndebele is challenging his dismissal from his post. ... Full story

Crisis in Europe Tightens Credit Across the Globe

New York, November 30, 2011- Europe’s worsening sovereign debt crisis has spread beyond its banks and the spillover now threatens businesses on the Continent and around the world. ... Full story

Malema Admits He's 'Finished'

Johannesburg, November 30, 2011 - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema admitted his political career was over after his suspension from the ruling party for breaking its internal rules, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. ... Full story

Egypt: Ultra-Islamists Make Election Debut

Alexandria, November 30, 2011 - Egypt's first parliamentary elections since the fall of Hosni Mubarak have brought the political debut of a potentially powerful new player on the scene, the ultraconservative Islamist movement known as the Salafis. ... Full story

Zanu-PF Thugs To Pay For Torturing MDC Activist

Harare, November 29, 2011 – A Movement for Democratic Change (MDC –T) activist has been awarded a US$12 000 compensation after he was allegedly brutalised by Zanu-PF thugs in Murehwa in June 2008. ... Full story

Police Pledge Support Ahead Of Zanu-PF Conference

Harare, November 29, 2011 --- Zimbabwean police who have in the past forced President Robert Mugabe’s rivals to cancel scheduled meetings citing lack of manpower, have pledged to be in “full force” at the Zanu-PF conference set to be held in Bulawayo from December 6 to 10. ... Full story

Industrials Take Knock Early In The Week In Sluggish Trades

Harare, November 29, 2011 - The equities market on the Zimbabwe Stock exchange (ZSE) opened the week in sluggish trades as volumes thinned across the board while the resources sector saw no trades at all. ... Full story

Pasuwa Demands Long Contract After Mbada Diamonds Cup Win

Harare, November 29 , 2011 - Dynamos coach Calisto Pasuwa is demanding a long term contract with the popular Harare club after winning the Mbada Diamonds Cup Sunday a week after guiding De Mbare to their first league title in four years. ... Full story

SA-based Zimbabweans Worried About Lack Of Jobs

Louis Trichardt, South Africa, November 29, 2011 - Hundreds of Zimbabweans working in Louis Trichardt, a low density suburb in South Africa's Limpopo Province, say they are worried that they will not return home unless government can guarantee them employment. ... Full story

Detained MDC Supporters Launches Fresh Freedom Bid

Harare, November 29, 2011- Seven Movement for Democratic Change members who have been languishing in prison for the past six months have launched a fresh bid for freedom by seeking the high court to grant them leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. ... Full story

BAZ Calls For Licence Applications, Critics Say Its Zanu-PF Fundraising Strategy

Harare, November 28, 2011 – The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has invited fresh applications for 14 free-to-air commercial radio licences for 14 different local centres while pegging the application fees at steep charges. ... Full story

Woman Defeat Mudede In Court

Harare, November 28, 2011- A Zimbabwean woman has scored a major victory against Registrar General (RG) Tobaiwa Mudede, after a high court Judge barred him from forcing the woman to alter her surname in order secure a birth certificate for her child. ... Full story

Mandiwanzira Fights Criticism Over Radio Licence

Harare,November 28, 2011 - Businessman and black empowerment proponent, Super Mandiwanzira, is fighting back criticism that his Zi FM radio station which was granted one of the two first private commercial radio licences will churn out Zanu PF propaganda. ... Full story

In Fog of War, Rift Widens Between U.S. and Pakistan

Washington, November 28, 2011 — The NATO air attack that killed at least two dozen Pakistani soldiers over the weekend reflected a fundamental truth about American-Pakistani relations when it comes to securing the unruly border with Afghanistan: the tactics of war can easily undercut the broader strategy that leaders of both countries say they share. ... Full story

COP 17 Gets Under Way In Durban

Durban, November 28, 2011 - The United Nations climate talks are set to start in Durban on Monday. ... Full story

BAZ Seeks Applicants For Television Station Licence

Harare, November 28, 2011 - The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) which gave out two commercial radio licenses to two companies linked to President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party have advertised for applications for a televison station in the country. ... Full story

Abolish Chiefs’ Posts: Zvidzai

Bulawayo, November 28,2011--Deputy Minister of Local Government and Urban Development, Sesel Zvidzai who also belongs to the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) said he is fed up with traditional chiefs who have been turned into Zanu-PF campaign managers. ... Full story

Deputy Speaker Fired

Gwanda, November 28, 2011, - Movement for Democratic Change President, Professor Welshman Ncube Saturday expelled Umzingwane legislator Ms Nomalanga Khumalo from his party accusing her of working with MDC-T. ... Full story

NATO Strikes Kill Pakistani Forces, Raising Tensions

Islamabad, Pakistan, November 27, 2011 — Pakistani officials said Saturday that NATO aircraft had killed at least 25 soldiers in strikes against two military posts at the northwestern border with Afghanistan. ... Full story

Islamist Party Wins Vote In Morocco

Rabat, Morocco - The Moroccan government confirmed Saturday that the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) had won the parliamentary elections. ... Full story

UN Chief Calls For Peace In Egypt

New York, November 27, 2011 - UN leader Ban Ki-moon renewed calls for Egypt's military rulers to ensure a "peaceful transition" after talks on Friday with the head of the military council, a spokesperson said. ... Full story

Mtukudzi To Launch anti-HIV Project In Byo

Bulawayo, November 27, 2011—Zimbabwe music superstar, Oliver Mtukudzi will next Tuesday launch an anti-HIV campaign album and a book in Bulawayo in a project being sponsored by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). ... Full story

Makoni Lashes At BAZ Over Issuance Of Licences

Harare November 27, 2011 – Former finance minister and leader of Mavambo Kusile, Simba Makoni described the granting of Zanu-PF loyalists radio licences as nonsensical. ... Full story

Industrial Little Unchanged After National Budget, Hwange Sinks Minings

Harare, November 27, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE's) Industrial Index was little changed at close of week, gaining a marginal +0,03 percent to 143.99 points as the equities failed to take stimuli from the recently announced US$4 billion National Budget. ... Full story

Tuku Riled By radio Licence Denial

Harare, November 27, 2011 – Musician Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi is entirely exasperated after being denied a commercial private radio licence by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ). ... Full story

BAZ Slammed Over “Independent” Radio Licences

Harare, November 27, 2011 – The Media Institute of Southern Africa Zimbabwe chapter says it doubts the coalition government’s sincerity towards wide sweeping media reforms after the controversial Broadcasting Corporation of Zimbabwe (BAZ) awarded known Zanu-PF apologists radio licences. ... Full story

Eight Activists Arrested As Onslaught Escalates In Masvingo

Bikita, November 26, 2011 – Eight civil society leaders were arrested Friday in Bikita for attending a restructuring exercise. ... Full story

Lack of Security Major Barrier To Investment - Ambassador Ray

Bindura, November 26, 2011 –Lack of a sense of security is the major barrier that is shunning away investors to Zimbabwe, as there is no clear and consistent application of rules, US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray has said. ... Full story

No Election Money From Biti's Budget

Harare, November 25, 2011 - Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti has resisted moves to budget for an early election saying doing so would be a simple act of dragging the country to an election whose outcome would be disputed. ... Full story

Biti Unveils US$4 Billion 2012 Budget

Harare, November 25, 2011 – Finance Minister Tendai Biti has proposed a US$4 billion 2012 budget with resumed trading in the country’s diamond resources expected to contribute an additional US$600m. ... Full story

Zanu-PF MPs Mortify Tsvangirai

Harare November 25, 2011 – Zanu-PF legislators on Thursday afternoon turned the parliament gallery into a dancing hall before the 2012 budget presentation by Finance Minister Tendai Biti when they sang songs congratulating Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai for his ‘new marriage’. ... Full story

Egypt Army Rejects Calls To Step Down

Cairo, November 25, 2011 - Egypt's military rulers rejected protester demands for them to step down immediately and said Thursday they would start the first round of parliamentary elections on time next week despite serious unrest in Cairo and other cities. ... Full story

U.S. IntensifiesIits Proxy Fight Against al-Shabab In Somalia

Washington, November 25, 2011- The Obama administration is intensifying its campaign against an al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia by boosting the number of proxy forces in the war-torn country, expanding drone operations and strengthening military partnerships throughout the region. ... Full story

Mandiwanzira, Zimpapers Granted Radio Licences

Harare, November 24, 2011 - Zimbabweans should brace themselves for more propaganda following the granting of controversial Zanu-PF loyalist a radio licence and Zanu-PF aligned Zimpapers. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Denies Marriage Reports

Harare November 24, 2011 - Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is in a fighting mood. He has denied that he ever married the sister of Zanu-PF legislator, Locadia Karimatsenga on Monday at a ceremony held in Christon Bank near Mazoe. ... Full story

Gaddafi's Son Betrayed By His Own Desert Guide

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was betrayed to his captors by a Libyan nomad who says he was hired to help Muammar Gaddafi's son escape to neighbouring Niger on the promise that he would be paid one million euros. ... Full story

George Bush To Visit Africa

Former US president George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush will visit Tanzania, Zambia, and Ethiopia next month to promote efforts to battle diseases like HIV/AIDS and malaria. ... Full story

MDC Exonerates Madzore From Evading Police Arrest In Fresh Freedom Bid

Harare, November 24, 2011-Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) party has exonerated its youth leader Solomon Madzore, whom the State accuse of evading arrest by the police for allegedly murdering a police officer, Inspector Petros Mutedza. ... Full story

Mugabe Rules Out Uprising In Zimbabwe

Shurugwi, November 24, 2011- President Robert Mugabe has dismissed possibilities of uprisings similar to the ones witnessed in North Africa saying the most likely possibility were coup d’état. ... Full story

ZOU Degrees Suspended

Harare, November 23, 2011- A Zimbabwean education quality body has suspended some degrees and diplomas offered by the Zimbabwe Open University saying they are below standard. ... Full story

Kereke Accuses Standard Journos Of Extortion As Onslaught Escalates

Harare, November 23, 2011 – THE saga at ALPHA Media Holdings, the publishers of the weekly Standard newspaper, has taken a new twist with prominent businessman Manyaradzi Kereke, accusing journalists from the stable of demanding financial bribes from him. ... Full story

Mugabe Launches Community Trust, Critics Say Its Electioneering

Harare, November 23, 2011—President Robert Mugabe launches the Unki Tongogara Community Share Ownership Trust in Shurugwi Wednesday (today) as the government plunges headlong with the empowerment programme, critics say the move is meant to curry favour with the electorate ahead of possible elections next year. ... Full story

The ANC’s Vote Shame

Capae Town, November 23, 2011- The fight continues. That was the vow made by opponents of the Protection of State Information Bill on Tuesday. It came after ANC MPs used their majority in the National Assembly to approve the bill, despite a concerted fight by opposition MPs who made up for their lack of numbers by exploiting the rule book in a bid to defeat it. ... Full story

Deal To Hasten Transition In Egypt Is Jeered At Protests

Cairo, November 23, 2011— Egypt careened through another day of crisis with no end in sight as hundreds of thousands of people occupying Tahrir Square jeered at a deal struck on Tuesday by the Muslim Brotherhood and the military that would speed up the transition to civilian rule on a timetable favoring the Islamist movement. ... Full story

Romney Blasts Obama’s Jobs Record

Manchester, November 23, 2011 - Barack Obama flew into a fierce row with Mitt Romney on Tuesday as the White House blasted his possible 2012 Republican foe over a blistering critique of the president's jobs record. ... Full story

McGee Is A Liar: Claims Zanu-PF MP

Chivi, November 22, 2011 –Zanu-PF’s Chivi South Member of Parliament (MP), Ivene Dzingirai who was fingered in the controversial expose wiki-leaks has lashed out at the former US envoy to Zimbabwe calling him a liar. ... Full story

Taliban Claims Peace Talks With Pakistan

Peshawar, November 22, 2011 - Senior commanders in the Pakistani Taliban on Monday claimed to be holding initial peace talks with the government that could end a wave of bombings that has killed thousands of people. ... Full story

Egypt’s Cabinet Offers To Resign As Protests Rage

Cairo, November 22, 2011 — The cabinet offered its resignation on Monday to Egypt’s transitional military rulers as security forces carried out an increasingly lethal crackdown on three days of violent street protests, reviving the uncertainty about Egypt’s future that marked the earliest days of the Arab Spring. ... Full story

Market Closes In Red As Buyers Lack Impetus

Harare, November 22, 2011 - Persistent liquidity challenges saw the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) close in the red with the main stream Industrial Index shedding -0,96 percent to 143.66 points. ... Full story

Biti Budget Postponed Again

Harare, November 22 – The three principals in the Global Political Agreement (GPA) on Monday further postponed the long-awaited budget presentation for 2012 to Thursday, citing “various commitments”. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Marries At Last

Mazowe, November 22, 2011 - Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who lost his wife in a tragic accident in early 2009 has ended speculation about his love life when he married a woman said to be carrying his twins. ... Full story

Israel launches Cyber Command

Jerusalem, November 21, 2011 - Israel set up a government cyber command on Wednesday to secure the country against hacking attacks on its key networks and boost the competitiveness of local industries specialising in high-tech security. ... Full story

Gaddafi Son - Fear, Bravado After Capture

Tripoli/Zintan, November 21, 2011 - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi flitted between fear of being lynched and bravado at the prospect of meeting the same fate as his father when his Libyan captors flew him to their mountain stronghold. ... Full story

Movie Starring Chiyangwa Gets Prestigious Nomination

Harare, November 21, 2011- It might have been a surprise to film critics to hear that showy businessman, Philip Chiyangwa had taken to acting and if he was up to that task but a nomination of the film he starrs in will have them notice. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Eliminated From Women's Cricket World Cup

Harare, November 21, 2011- The Zimbabwe women’s cricket team has been eliminated from the 2013World Cup to be held in India after losing all their four qualifying matches in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Full story

D-day For Khuphe, Surgery Due This Week

Harare, November 21, 2011 – Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khuphe is set to undergo a life threatening medical operation for breast cancer in South Africa this week. ... Full story

Syria Launches Attack Ahead Of Deadline

Damascus, November 20, 2011- Security forces raided a town in central Syria on Saturday after pounding it with heavy artillery only hours before a deadline for Damascus to stop its lethal crackdown, opposition activists said. ... Full story

Mbeki backs ANCYL Firebrand Leader

Johannesburg, November 20, 2011- ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was asking the right questions about how the government and big business were running the country into the ground, which was why he had been unfairly shut up through disciplinary action, says leading political commentator Moeletsi Mbeki. ... Full story

Roebuck ‘Architect Of His Own Demise’

Pretoria, November 20, 2011- It’s a week since international cricket commentator Peter Roebuck flung himself out of his sixth-floor hotel room in Newlands, and the jury is still out. It shouldn’t be. ... Full story

EU Committed To Helping Zimbabwe: Aldo Dell Ariccia

Bulawayo, November 20, 2011- The European Union Ambassador to Zimbabwe says the EU does not intend to withdraw funding in Zimbabwe regardless of any position that will be taken on homosexuals. ... Full story

MDC Formations Call For Khaya Moyo’s Arrest For Inciting Violence

Harare, November 20, 2011 - Zimbabwe's two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formations have called for the arrest of Zanu-PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo for alleged inciting of political violence on Zanu-PF opponents. ... Full story

Masiyiwa Joins Africa’s Rich List

Harare, November 20, 2011—Strive Masiyiwa, the Zimbabwean born telecommunications magnate has been named one of the richest Africans by the reputable Forbes magazine. ... Full story

Masvingo United Relegated

Masvingo, November 20, 2011 -Masvingo football fans will not have the opportunity to watch top flight football in the 2012 soccer season after their team Masvingo United was relegated from the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League on Saturday. ... Full story

Libya Returns To UN Human Rights Panel

United Nations, November 19, 2011 - The U.N. General Assembly on Friday restored Libya's membership in the U.N. Human Rights Council, ending a suspension the United Nations imposed on Tripoli as civil war broke out there. ... Full story

Murky bailout creates unease in Swazi

Mbabane, November 19, 2011 - The Swazi government was tight-lipped Friday over details of a bailout package that has enabled the tiny kingdom to stay afloat, amid dissident claims that public bank shares were used as collateral. ... Full story

The Grand PSL Finale

Michael Kariati-Harare,November 19--The curtain comes down on the 2011 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) programme Sunday in a grand finale in which two sets of supporters are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the final matches of the season to know the destiny of their teams. ... Full story

Bonus Crazy Soldiers Beat Up Villagers

Masvingo,November 19,2011-Villagers and beer patrons at Bhani business centre in Masvingo north had a torrid time on Thursday after they were severely assaulted by drunken junior soldiers from the Zimbabwe National Army who were seemingly crazy after getting their bonus salaries. ... Full story

Minister Mohadi Targets Journalists

Harare,November 18, 2011 -Detectives on Thursday summoned Nevanji Madanhire, the editor of The Standard newspaper and reporter Nqaba Matshazi to assist with investigations into a criminal defamation charge just two days after they were arrested on a similar charge at the best of Reserve Bank advisor Munyaradzi Kereke. ... Full story

South Sudan Says Khartoum Is Backing Rebels

Juba, November 18, 2011 - South Sudan accused Sudan on Thursday of supplying artillery to support a cross-border attack by “mercenaries” on its oil-producing Upper Nile state a day earlier, and called on the United Nations to investigate. ... Full story

Government Steps Up Arts Censorship

By Fungai Mambo, Harare, November 18, 2011 – Zimbabwean artists were startled recently after a senior government representative told them right in their faces the state would subject artworks to even further censorship. ... Full story

Mudede Battles To Overturn High Court Ruling

Harare, November 18, 2011- Defiant Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede has petitioned the Supreme Court seeking an order to overturn a ruling by High Court Judge Justice Susan Mavangira ordering him to renew the passport of a Canadian-based Zimbabwean, Sebastian Piroro. ... Full story

ZSE Falls Despite Improved `Activity

Harare, November 18, 2011 - Liquidity constraints on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) continued to weigh on the market seeing the main stream Industrial Index shed -1,45 percent to 143.12 points as heavy weights Delta Corporation Limited, Innscor Corporation Limited and Hippo Valley Estates Limited fell as bearish sentiment persists on the ZSE. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Reforms Stalled - Report

Harare, November 17, 2011 - The power-sharing government formed to haul Zimbabwe out of a melt-down has hit a stalemate in its reform efforts, raising doubts about future elections, the International Crisis Group said on Wednesday. ... Full story

U.S. Expands Military Ties to Australia, Irritating China

Canberra, Australia, November 17, 2011 — President Obama announced Wednesday that the United States planned to deploy 2,500 Marines in Australia to shore up alliances in Asia, but the move prompted a sharp response from Beijing, which accused Mr. Obama of escalating military tensions in the region. ... Full story

Nguema Wants To 'Spruce Up Image'

Malabo, November 17, 2011 - Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest-serving leader, is a survivor who wrote his legend in blood but now hopes new-found oil wealth can buy him a better image. ... Full story

Feminist Groups Defend Abuser Turned Victim, Jocelyn Chiwenga

Harare, November 17, 2011 – Feminist groups have stood out in defence of Jocelyn Chiwenga, the controversial wife to feared army commander General Constantine Chiwenga, who claims persistent abuse at the hands of her powerful husband. ... Full story

Journalists Charged With Theft, Defamation

Harare, November 17, 2011 -- A Zimbabwe magistrate on Wednesday released the editor of the privately owned The Standard newspaper Nevanji Madanhire and reporter Nqaba Matshazi on bail, a day after they were arrested on criminal defamation and theft charges. ... Full story

Aspiring Soldiers Die In Sweltering Heat

Gwanda, November 17, 2011, - Three aspiring soldiers died Monday in Guyu when they succumbed to the sweltering heat currently sweeping across the country while running a 10km long marathon that is part of the requirements by the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) when one wants to enrol as a soldier. ... Full story

Ncube Is Being Used By Zanu-PF: Bhebhe

Bulawayo, November 16, 2011--- Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) deputy national organising secretary, Abedinico Bhebhe who was expelled from the smaller faction of the MDC led by Welshman Ncube said, Ncube is a desperate mad-man who has run out of ideas and being used by Zanu-PF and spends time attacking Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai instead of talking about his party policies. ... Full story

Musona's Double Helps Warriors Secure Victory

Michael Kariati, Harare, November 16, 2011—German based Knowledge Musona struck two spectacular second half goals as the Warriors secured a hard fought 2-1 victory over South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in an international friendly Tuesday at Rufaro Stadium in Harare. ... Full story

Fresh Abduction Fears For Mukoko

Harare, November 16, 2011--- An unidentified man on Tuesday stalked prominent human rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko in central Harare raising fears of surveillance on the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) director who was a victim of abduction three years ago. ... Full story

Will Sirleaf Make Deals With Opponents?

Monrovia, November 16, 2011 - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appeared at her final campaign rally last week with the man named No. 1 on the government's list of “most notorious perpetrators” of violence during the country's civil war. ... Full story

As U.S. Looks to Asia, It Sees China Everywhere

Washington, November 16, 2011--The last time the remote Australian city of Darwin played a significant role in American military planning was during the early days of World War II, when Gen. Douglas MacArthur used the port as the base for his campaign to reclaim the Pacific from the Japanese. ... Full story

Tuku Receives Top Italian Government Honour

By Fungai Mambo, Johannesburg, November 15, 2011 – Zimbabwe’s music legend Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi never ceases to amaze as he continues earning international recognition for his artistic work as a musician. ... Full story

Khuphe To Establish A Cancer Foundation

Ndumiso Mlilo , Johannesburg, November 15, 2011- Zimbabwe’s Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khuphe took her cancer awareness crusade to South Africa last Saturday . ... Full story

Achebe Rejects Nigeria Honour Again

Lagos, November 15, 2011 - The author of internationally acclaimed novel Things Fall Apart and other works examining the political failures and corruption of oil-rich Nigeria has again turned down a national honour over the failings of the nation. ... Full story

Aspiring Soldiers Stranded As Vets Run Short Of Cards

Karoi, November 15, 2011 - Some aspiring soldiers were left stranded here on Monday night after war veterans ran short of Zanu-PF party cards. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Lose Cricket World Cup Opener

Bangladesh, November 15, 2011- Zimbabwe Monday lost their opening 2013 women’s cricket World Cup qualifier to the Netherlands by six wickets at the ongoing International Cricket Council 10 team show in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Full story

UN Backs Fight Against African Rebels

New York, November 15, 2011 - The United Nations Security Council on Monday backed stepped-up military action in central Africa to apprehend commanders of the Lord's Resistance Army in the coming months and eliminate the notorious rebel group, a campaign supported by US special operations advisers. ... Full story

Cain Stumbles In Libya Gaffe

Chicago, November 15, 2011 - Republican White House hopeful Herman Cain stumbled badly on Monday in responding to a basic question on Libya, casting further doubt on his ability to revive an embattled campaign. ... Full story

MDC Appeals To SADC Over Deteriorating Political Situation

Harare, November 14, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) has asked the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the guarantor of the power-sharing pact in Zimbabwe, to urgently intervene in what the party views as the deteriorating political crisis in Harare. ... Full story

War Vets Assist In Soldiers Recruitment

Karoi, November 14, 2011 - Aspiring soldiers are being asked to go through rigorous vetting by Hurungwe war veterans as Zanu-PF steps up efforts to get rid of "sell outs and unpatriotic youths in the army". ... Full story

Tsvangirai’s Book Is Full Of Lies: Ncube

Bulawayo, November 14, 2011-- The smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-N) leader Welshman Ncube escalated his attacks on the country’s Premier, Morgan Tsvangirai dismissing the Premier’s recently launched book as full of lies. ... Full story

Council Blocks Zanu-PF's Abuse Of State Resources

Bulawayo, November 14, 2011-Bulawayo city councillors have blocked Zanu-PF’s bid to use free of charge the council’s facilities at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) during the party’s conference in December. ... Full story

Roebuck Committed Suicide

Western Cape, November 14, 2011--Peter Roebuck, former captain of English county Somerset and one of the finest cricket writers of his time, has been found dead at the age of 55 at his hotel in South Africa, his employers said on Sunday. ... Full story

Berlusconi Quits Amid Jeering, Celebrations

Rome, November 13, 2011 - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi formally resigned on Saturday, ending one of the most scandal-plagued eras in recent Italian history amid the jeers of hundreds of protestors gathered in central Rome to celebrate his departure. ... Full story

Mobs Strike Embassies After Group Bans Syria

Beirut, Lebanon, November 14, 2011 — Turkey sent planes to evacuate its diplomats’ families from Syria on Sunday after a night of attacks on foreign embassies in Damascus, the capital. The events seemed sure to deepen Syria’s most pronounced isolation of the four decades of Assad family rule. ... Full story

No Place For Extremists: Lybia Leader

Tripoli, November 13, 2011 - Libya won't turn into an extremist Islamic country, its interim leader assured the European Union's top diplomat on Saturday, adding that the formation of a new government of experts is to be completed in the coming week. ... Full story

Zanu-PF Postpones Mash West Elections Again

Selous, November 13, 2011 – Worsening divisions within Zanu-PF leadership in Mashonaland West forced the party’s bigwigs to further postpone for the second time in less than three months. ... Full story

ZSE's Industrial Index In Second Successive Weekly Gains Amid Thin Trades

Harare, November 12, 2011 - The reporting season on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) resumed this week with fairly impressive numbers coming through. ... Full story

Liberians Urged To Accept Results

Washington, November 12, 2011 - The United States on Thursday urged Liberians to “peacefully accept” results from a run-off poll boycotted by the opposition that saw President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf confirmed the winner. ... Full story

Italy and Greece Act With More Force on the Debt Crisis

Rome, November 12, 2011 — With Europe under mounting pressure to act quickly to tackle its debt crisis, the leaders of Italy and Greece moved forcefully on Friday to reinvigorate their governments and show their sincerity about economic austerity. Financial markets rallied on the news. ... Full story

Aids Activist Urges US To Keep Funding Aids Programmes

Harare, November 12, 2011 – Zimbabwe’s HIV/AIDS activist Tendayi Westerhof, is leading a high-powered women advocacy group to Washington DC, the United States of America to pressure the super power not to cut funding for efforts to curb the deadly disease. ... Full story

Moment of truth for FC Platinum

Harare, November 12, 2011--A moment of truth awaits Castle Lager Premiership leaders FC Platinum when they trot onto Mandava Sunday for their epic clash against Dynamos in a match that could all but decide the destiny of the Premiership title race. ... Full story

Mugabe Off To Singapore For Suspected Health Reasons

Harare, November 12, 2011-Zimbabwe’s ailing leader, Robert Mugabe on Friday travelled to Singapore, one of his frequent destinations in Asia, where he has been receiving medication in recent months. ... Full story

Zim Parties Praise Malema 'Suspension'

By Ndumiso Mlilo, Johannesburg, November 11, 2011 - Zimbabwean political parties have commended the five year suspension of the African National Congress Youth League President, Julius Malema. ... Full story

Greece and Italy Seek a Solution From Technocrats

ROME — Under the white-hot pressure of the bond markets and the glare of European leaders, both Greece and Italy snapped into action on Thursday, looking to technocratic leaders to pull them back from the brink of chaos. ... Full story

Gloves Are Off, Malema Says

Johannesburg - The "gloves are off", ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said on Thursday after the African National Congress suspended and unseated him. ... Full story

ZCTU Fights Take New Twist

Harare, November 10, 2011 ---- The fight for the control of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) will take an interesting twist this weekend when a rival faction holds its provincial congresses, which it says will lead to fresh elections. ... Full story

Malema Suspension Received With Mixed Feelings

Harare, November 11, 2011 – Politicians and ordinary Zimbabweans have expressed mixed feelings over the suspension of firebrand ANC’s youth leader, Julius Malema for indiscipline. ... Full story

ICU Patients Forced To Vacate For Ailing Mugabe

Bulawayo, November 11, 2011- Some critically ill patients at United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) in Bulawayo were on Thursday forced to temporarily vacate the Intensive Care Unit which was reserved for ailing President Robert Mugabe who officiated at a National University of Science and Technology (NUST) graduation ceremony in the city. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Kickboxing Appoints Foreign Coach.

The Zimbabwe Kickboxing Association has enlisted the services of Finland’s former European champion Jarrko Jusila as national team coach. ... Full story

Malema Vows To Appeal

Johannesburg, November 10, 2011 - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has vowed to appeal against his suspension as an ANC member, eNews reported on Thursday. ... Full story

Zim Banker Laments Lack Of Long Term Funding

Harare, November 10 -Lack of affordable working capital and long term funding to retool is adversely affecting output growth, a leading Zimbabwe banker says. ... Full story

Euro Fears Spread to Italy as the Debt Crisis Deepens

Paris, November 10, 2011 — Since the start of the euro crisis two years ago, the big fear has been contagion, that market unease about the high debt and slow growth in Europe’s southern rim would infect the core. On Wednesday, contagion arrived with brute force. ... Full story

Malema Will Be Suspended – Media

Johannesburg, November 10, 2011 - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema should prepare himself for suspension from the governing party, newspapers reported on Thursday. ... Full story

Foreign Investors Boost Trades As ZSE's Industrials Trade Lower

Harare, November 10, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) stocks closed the day lower in a heavily traded session dominated by foreign investors in Pearl Limited, Padenga Holdings Limited and Innscor Corporation Limited. ... Full story

Solo Arts Festival Ready To Rumble

By Fungai Mambo, Harare, 10 November – The single biggest solo arts festival in southern Africa is ready to roar into life in the small agricultural town of Norton showcasing rare individual talent from diverse art disciplines performing unaccompanied. ... Full story

Residents Burn Mugabe Poster

Marondera, November 10, 2011- Five Marondera-based Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) residents have been charged with malicious damage to property after they allegedly trashed and burnt President Robert Mugabe’s banner. ... Full story

PSL Championship Turns Into Two Team Race

Harare, November 10, 2011- The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League championship has now developed into a two team race following events that took centre stage Wednesday. ... Full story

Liberia Counts Votes .

Monrovia, November 09, 2011 - Votes were being counted on Wednesday in the run-off of a Liberian presidential election that was meant to shore up peace in the war-scarred state but which instead appears to have deepened divisions. ... Full story

Greek Government Named Soon

Athens, November 09, 2011 - A new Greek interim government will be announced on Wednesday afternoon, a government official said, after critical power-sharing talks between the country's two main parties dragged into a third day despite intense European pressure. ... Full story

Zim Journalist Faces Arrest Over Leaked Docs

Harare, November 09, 2011 -- Zimbabwe police on Tuesday failed to charge journalist Nqaba Matshazi, whom they had summoned for investigations after Reserve Bank advisor Munyaradzi Kereke opened a case against him claiming he stole documents exposing rot in his company. ... Full story

War Vets Languish In Prison Over Land Dispute

Masvingo, November 09, 2011-- 33 war veterans were yesterday arrested by police for allegedly defying a court order to vacate Chikore farm involving a land dispute with Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Stan Mudenge, despite having appealed against the court order. ... Full story

Zim Political Situation Uncertain: Ray

Harare, November 08, 2011 -US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray said he has been shocked by the resurgence of political violence over the past week, which he said has brought back political uncertainty to the country that is being ruled by a coalition government. ... Full story

Top Clubs In Favour Of Foreign Referees

Top Zimbabwean football clubs are in favour of foreign referees officiating in Zimbabwean football not only in cup matches but also in high profile Castle Lager Premier Soccer League matches on condition that they don’t supplement the payments. ... Full story

Delta, Innscor Lift ZSE's Industrial Index

Harare, November 08, 2011 - The equities market on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) opened the week much higher on gains in Delta Corporation Limited and Innscor Corporation Limited in a quiet trading session. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Is A Useless Leader: Ncube

Bulawayo, November 08, 2011---Leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) smaller faction, Professor Welshman Ncube has continued with his tirade against former ally Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai calling him “a useless leader who will never rule Zimbabwe.” ... Full story

Violence flares before Liberian polls

Monrovia, November 08, 2011- Clashes and sporadic gunfire rocked part of Monrovia on the eve of a presidential election, killing at least one person after riot police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of supporters of challenger Winston Tubman. ... Full story

Jackson Doctor Faces Jail Time

Los Angeles , November 08, 2011- Michael Jackson's personal physician Dr Conrad Murray faces up to four years in prison after he was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of the star. ... Full story

SA Trade Accord Sounds Warning Bells For Zimbabwe

Harare, November 08, 2011 - The South African Government's New Growth Path (NGP) Accord should ring alarm bells for President Robert Mugabe's Government of National Unity (GNU) and force it to move quickly and implement the Tripartite National Forum (TNF), a senior official has warned. ... Full story

ZBC Journo Fingered In Zanu-PF violence

Harare, November 08, 2011 – A journalist with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has been fingered as part of the Zanu-PF militia that violently disrupted Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s rally. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Watershed Elections Looming: Tsvangirai

Harare, November 08, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai have begun discussions on when the country can hold fresh elections. ... Full story

Heavy Caps Help ZSE's Industrial Index

Harare, November 07, 2011 - Gains in heavyweight counters in Friday's trades on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) saw the Industrial Index close the week in the positive after gaining +0,56 percent to 144.74 points. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Slides Back Into 2008 Violent Era: ZESN

Harare, November 07, 2011 -The country’ political environment has gone back to where it was in 2008 with some no go areas being created by Zanu-PF making it impossible for other political parties to have political freedom, the country’s independent election watchdog has said. ... Full story

League Title Challengers Reach Mbada Cup Finals

Harare, November 07, 2011--Two clubs that are very much in the run for the 2011 Castle Lager league title, Dynamos and Motor Action have also reached the finals of the Mbada Holdings Cup after posting victories in semi finals Sunday. ... Full story

Greek Leaders Reach Deal to Form a New Government

Athens, November 07, 2011 — Prime Minister George A. Papandreou and his chief rival agreed Sunday night to create a new unity government, under a new prime minister, that will move ahead with the country’s debt-relief deal with the European Union and then hold new elections. Mr. Papandreou agreed to resign once the details are completed on Monday. ... Full story

Weapons Are Missing In Libya - Envoy

Tripoli, November 07, 2011 - Some weapons depots in Libya have still not been secured properly and “much has already gone missing” from unguarded sites, the top United Nations envoy in Libya said in an interview on Sunday. ... Full story

New Zealand Whitewash Zimbabwe

Harare, November 07, 2011--New Zealand completed a whitewash of Zimbabwe after beating the hosts by 34 runs Saturday at Queens Sports Club in the One Off Test of New Zealand tour to Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Mujuru Frustrated By Police Investigations Over Husband Death

Harare, November 07, 2011 - Vice President Joyce Mujuru says she is still in the dark on the cause of the death of former Retired General Solomon Mujuru who died at his farm in Beatrice last August. ... Full story

Zanu-PF Youths Violently Disrupts MDC Rally

Harare, November 07, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was on Sunday forced to abandon a party rally he was set to address at Chitungwiza’s Chibuku stadium after hordes of Zanu-PF youths besieged the venue and forced party functionaries who were setting up equipment to run for their lives. ... Full story

ZMC Defends Zim’s Media ‘Hangman’

Bulawayo, November 06, 2011---Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) chairman, Godfrey Majonga has come out guns blazing in defense of the controversial ZMC chief executive officer, Tafataona Mahoso saying he is performing his job very well. ... Full story

Police Bar ZAPU Road Show In Umzingwane

Nompumelelo Moyo, Umzingwane, November 06, 2011- Police in Matabeleland South blocked Zapu from conducting a road show in Umzingwane district were they were scheduled to meet their members and supporters. ... Full story

Mbeki: Threat To Africa's Self-Determination

Johannesburg - Recent events in Libya should raise alarm bells about the threat to Africa's hard won right to self-determination, former president Thabo Mbeki said on Saturday. ... Full story

Political Uncertainty Lingers in Greece

Athens, November 06, 2011 — Hours after the government won a crucial confidence vote that made it more likely that Greece would receive the foreign aid it desperately needs, the country’s leaders on Saturday reverted to the type of political wrangling that threw Europe and its markets into turmoil last week. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Has The Most Expensive Breakfast: Mr. Vegas

Harare- Visiting Jamaican artist, Clifford Smith popularly known as “Mr. Vegas” says Zimbabwe is one of the world’s most expensive places to have breakfast. ... Full story

VMCZ Blasts Threats On Newspaper Vendors

Harare, November 06, 2011 - The Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) condemned the harassment of the NewsDay vendors in Mutare. ... Full story

Industrials In Second Successive Weekly Gains Amid Thin Trades

Harare, November 06, 2011 - A mixed week of trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) closed with the main stream Industrial Index up +0,58 percent (+0.84 points) week on week at 144.74 points in a thinly traded week. ... Full story

Zim Media Environment Hostile: IFJHR

Bulawayo, November 06, 2011- Zimbabwe’s media environment remains hostile to privately owned newspapers and its journalists despite the disbandment of the Media and Information Commission. ... Full story

Makone Calls For Transparency On Diamond Sales

Karoi, November 06, 2011 - Home Affairs co-minister, Theresa Makone took a swipe at Zanu-PF accusing the party for plunder and looting of the country’s precious gems. ... Full story

Opposites, Obama and Sarkozy Attract, If Uneasily

Cannes, France, November 05, 2011 — Just a few hours after the United Nations Security Council authorized military action against Libya in March, President Obama placed a call to the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy. ... Full story

Two Tourists Injured In Kenya Attacked

Nairobi, November 05, 2011- A Kenyan driver was shot dead and two foreign tourists injured Friday in an attack on their vehicle in eastern Kenya, some 250 kilometres (150 miles) from the capital Nairobi, police said. ... Full story

Exclusive Interview with Diamond Expert Farai Maguwu

Harare, November 05, 2011 - Centre for Research and Development director, Farai Maguwu (FM) has been honoured with the Alison Des Forges Award for extraordinary Activism for his contribution in fighting for human rights in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Troubled Air Zim Suspended Again

Harare, November 05, 2011-Troubled national airline, Air Zimbabwe on Friday once again suspended international flights due to crippling fuel shortages. ... Full story

Tsvangirai’s Star Rrally Set For Chitungwiza

Harare, November 05, 2011 – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) is scheduled to hold a ‘Real Change Peace Rally’ Sunday at Chibuku Stadium. ... Full story

Zanu-PF Wages Covert War Against MDC-T

Nompumelelo Moyo, November 04, 2011-Matabeleland North province has been turned into a battle-field as Zanu-PF with the help of police wages a covert war against the Movement for Democratic Change , non-governmental organisations and human rights defenders in the region. ... Full story

G-20, Under Greece’s Shadow, Struggles With Growth

Cannes, France, November 04, 2011 — The Euro Zone is reeling. Efforts to write consistent rules for global finance remain a tangle. ... Full story

Don't Sell Donkeys To Shabaab: Kenya Army

Nairobi - Kenya's military spokesperson is using Twitter to warn people not to help al-Qaeda-linked militants by selling them an old-world transportation tool: donkeys. ... Full story

Mugabe Blocks Chiyangwa’s Election Bid

Chinhoyi, November 04, 2011 - Flamboyant businessman and politician, Phillip Chiyangwa’s bid to contest in the Mashonaland West leadership was nearly sealed amid revelations that top Politburo members had fast tracked his readmission into Zanu-PF. ... Full story

Donors Contribute $84 million Towards Secondary Education

Harare, November 04, 2011 - Western donor countries contributed $84 million worth of secondary school textbooks in a scheme dubbed Education Transition Fund (ETF). ... Full story

Tomana Strips Off ZILOA Leaders Prosecution Powers

Harare, November 04, 2011---Attorney General , Johannes Tomana has withdrawn power to prosecute vested in some of the prosecutors who led a strike last month after charging them with misconduct. ... Full story

Diamond Expert Maguwu Lashes At KP

Harare, November 03, 2011 – Embattled Centre for Research and Development director, Farai Maguwu has lashed out at global diamonds watchdog, Kimberly Process' decision to allow Zimbabwe to trade freely in her alluvial diamonds without paying heed to issues of massive looting and rights abuses in Marange. ... Full story

Delta and SeedCo Lead Industrials Rebound As Minings Sink

Harare, November 03, 2011- Beverages group Delta Corporation Limited and Seed manufacturers SeedCo Limited led the industrials recovery in mid week trades that saw the main stream Industrial Index up by 0,40 percent to 144.14 points as the market continues to trade thin. ... Full story

WASN, Church Fight Female Condom Stigma

Chivhu, November 03, 2011-Women and AIDS Support Network (WASN) has engaged the church and the entire Chikomba community in mapping best ways of promoting the use of the female condom as the product continues to face resistance in the country. ... Full story

Ncube Shoots Down Tomana’s EU Claims

Bulawayo, November 03, 2011- Cabinet has not discussed pursuing the European Union (EU) over sanctions imposed on President Robert Mugabe, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Welshman Ncube confirmed. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Urges Mugabe To Step Down

Harare, November 03, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday said, President Robert Mugabe is not suffering from a simple ailment that has seen him travel to Asia to seek medical attention. ... Full story