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Zim Magistrate Summoned, Army Deployed In Harare's Streets

Harare, February 28, 2011 – The treason case of 45 human rights activists failed to take off on Monday after the Chief Justice of Zimbabwe summoned the magistrate hearing the matter amid reports that armed soldiers had been deployed in Harare's streets to thwart any Egyptian style demonstrations. ... Full story

Chihuri Snubs Parliamentary Committee

Harare, February 28, 2011 – Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri on Monday absconded from attending a parliamentary portfolio committee on Defence and Security to explain why police are failing to curb the upsurge of violence in the country. ... Full story

MDC MP To Languish In Prison

Harare, February 28, 2011 - Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) joint chairperson and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Douglas Mwonzora and 23 villagers will remain in Mutare Remand Prison until Friday when the High Court passes a determination on an appeal against their bail order which was filed by the Attorney General’s Office. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Youths On A Rampage In Chitungwiza

Chitungwiza, February 28, 2011 - Zanu (PF) youth militias ran riot in Chitungwiza beating up people and revellers at Makoni Shopping Centre accusing them of ignoring President Robert Mugabe’s birthday celebrations held at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) held last Saturday. ... Full story

Taibu and Ervine Rescue Zimbabwe

Nagpur, February 28, 2011 - Tatenda Taibu and Craig Ervine rescued Zimbabwe from a terrible start to set Canada a daunting 299 for victory in their World Cup Group A match on Monday. ... Full story

Thailand To Probe Killing Of Reuters Journalist

Bangkok, February 28, 2011 - Thai investigators said on Monday they were still trying to establish who killed Reuters cameraman Hiro Muramoto last year after reversing preliminary findings that a soldier probably fired the fatal bullet. ... Full story

Six Dead In Failed Coup Attempt - DR Congo

Kinshasa, February 28, 2011 - Six people were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday in what authorities said was a failed coup attempt on the presidential palace in the capital Kinshasa. ... Full story

Tunisian Prime Minister Resigns Amid Protests

Tunis, February 28, 2011 - Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi resigned on Sunday after violent protests over his ties to the North African state's toppled former leader, triggering street celebrations in central Tunis. ... Full story

MDC Calls For Mugabe And Tsvangirai Imprisonment

Harare, February 28, 2011 - The president of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Professor Welshman Ncube has threatened that his party will ask the court to imprison President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai if they continue to defy a court order that ruled Arthur Mutambara should stop acting as the party President. ... Full story

Mugabe Under Pressure To Deal With Finance Minister

Harare - Zanu (PF) members want President Robert Mugabe to confront Movement of Democratic Change Secretary General and Finance Minister Tendai this week to force him to release funds for the completion of the new constitution, failure of which Mugabe should declare elections. ... Full story

Macheso Rocks Gweru

Gweru, February 28, 2011 - The otherwise dull city of Gweru came alive at the weekend with a musical show by Sungura Maestro, Aleck Macheso. ... Full story

Sports Writers Association Dumped Out Of Soccer Star Selection

Harare, February 28, 2011 - New Premier Soccer League (PSL) sponsors Delta Beverages have dumped the Sports Writers Association of Zimbabwe (SWAZ) out of the selection process of the soccer star of the year award. ... Full story

Jomic Investigates Nyanga Violence

HARARE, February 27, 2011 - The Joint Monitoring Committee (Jomic) has started investigations into the violence that has rocked Nyanga North constituency amid claims that some villagers have resorted to seeking refuge in neighbouring Mozambique. ... Full story

Zim Orphans Get Chicago Support

CHICAGO, February 27, 2011-When Elizabeth Mhangami was 15, she helped administer polio vaccinations to children in rural Zimbabwe. The villages were not far from her hometown, Bulawayo, but today Ms. Mhangami can see that the short journey altered her perception. ... Full story

From Handouts, Zim Farmers Target Surplus Harvest

CHINAMHORA, February 2011- Zimbabwean peasant farmer Munyaradzi Mudapakati gives a satisfied smile as he looks out at his lush maize crop, but he fears his good fortune will end if elections go ahead this year. ... Full story

Mugabe’s Body Ageing,His Mind Remains Young

HARARE, February 27, 2011- President Robert Mugabe who has ruled the country since independence in 1980 on Saturday celebrated his 87th birthday at a lavish ceremony where he told thousands of his supporters and invited guests that even if his body "may get spent" he still has the political ideas of a young man. ... Full story

Changing Politics of Matabeleland

JOHANNESBURG, February 27, 2011- I think the best way to understand the present day manifestations and character of Matebeleland politics is to situate them properly historically and politically within the broader terrain of the development of the idea of Zimbabwe and the eventual configuration of the Zimbabwe nation-state. ... Full story

FIFA Wants Zim Players Involved In Match Fixing Banned

HARARE, February 27, 2011- Zimbabwean players caught up in a Far East match-fixing scam should be banned from football, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said on Saturday. ... Full story

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Leave Now: Obama Tells Gaddafi

WASHINGTON, Feb 27, 2011- President Barack Obama has called on beleaguered Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi to "leave now " declaring that he had lost his right to rule after attacking his own people to put down a popular uprising. ... Full story

Iran Seeking Uranium In Zim: Report

JOHANNESBURG, February 26, 2011- Iran is expanding its covert global search for the uranium it needs for its nuclear activities and a key focus is Zimbabwe, according to a new intelligence report. ... Full story

SA Truck Drivers Arrested In Zim

JOHANNESBURG, February 26, 2011- Four South African truck drivers have been arrested and denied bail in Zimbabwe for alleged fraud, the SABC reported on Saturday. ... Full story

Teachers Threat To Shut Down Schools

MASVINGO, February 26, 2011- Teachers from all the seven districts in the province have unanimously agreed to close schools any time from now if the harassment of their members by Zanu (PF) militants escalate. ... Full story

Zim, Canada In A Battle Of Spin

NAGPUR, February 26, 2011- Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura will be expecting a repeat performance from his disciplined spinners to boost their chances of posting a win in the World Cup against Canada on Monday. ... Full story

Why African Countries Are Not Revolting

JOHANNESBURG, February 26, 2011- When a group of Zimbabwean activists gathered to watch videotaped news reports of the revolutions in North Africa, it was a chance to bypass the heavy censorship that President Robert Mugabe’s regime has imposed on coverage of the historic uprisings. ... Full story

Zuma Facilitation Working On Free And Fair Elections

HARARE, February 26, 2011- South African facilitators of Zimbabwe’s Global Political Agreement (GPA) which led to the formation of a unity government in 2009 say they won’t let Zimbabwe go into an election which does not meet the SADC specifications on free and fair elections. ... Full story

University Graduates Main Target Of CIO Recruitment

BULAWAYO, February 26, 2011- Government spy agency, the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) is reported to have embarked on a recruitment drive in the Matabeleland and Midlands regions targeting graduates from state run universities. ... Full story

Protesters Hit By Hail Of Gunfire In Libya

BENGHAZI, February 26, 2011- Protesters demanding Muammar Gaddafi's ouster came under a hail of bullets when pro-regime militiamen opened fire to stop the first significant anti-government marches in days in the Libyan capital. ... Full story

Egyptian Troops Beat Protesters

CAIRO, February 26, 2011- Egyptian military police beat protesters Saturday to clear them from outside the Cabinet office where they were trying to camp out overnight to press demands for sweeping political reforms and the dismissal of remnants of ousted President Hosni Mubarak's regime. ... Full story

Magistrate In Trouble For Harbouring Criminal Hubby

Harare, February 26, 2011 – A Harare magistrate Patience Madondo has been hauled before a Chitungwiza magistrate’s court for harbouring her criminal husband and two other suspects who are being sought for armed robbery. ... Full story

Fears Of Cholera Outbreak In Masvingo

Masvingo, February 26, 2011 - Masvingo has gone for more than three days without water, raising fears of a cholera outbreak. ... Full story

I Never Fled Zimbabwe - James Mushore

Harare, February 26, 2011 - Top banker, James Mushore, Chief Executive of NMB Bank Limited (NMB), says he never fled Zimbabwe as regularly reported in the local and international media. ... Full story

Treason Charges An Attack On Freedom Of Expression

Harare, February 25, 2011 – Amnesty International said on Friday the arrest of 46 activists charged with trying to oust President Robert Mugabe after being found watching videos of the Egyptian and Tunisian revolution was an attack on freedom of expression. ... Full story

Indebted Irish To Wreak Revenge On Leaders

Dublin, February 25, 2011 - Europe's debt crisis is set to claim its first political scalp on Friday in an Irish election dominated by the trauma of economic collapse and the harsh path back to financial stability. ... Full story

US Seeks Backing For Action To End Libya Bloodshed

Benghazi, February 25, 2011 - The United States sought to drum up international backing for ways to stem the bloodshed in Libya as forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi waged fierce gun battles with opposition rebels holding cities near the capital. ... Full story

Ivorians Flee Street Clashes, Fighting Hits West

Abidjan, February 25, 2011 - Terrified residents fled a day of gun battles in an Abidjan neighbourhood on Thursday and fighting erupted in Ivory Coast's west in an escalation of a post-poll power struggle that threatens to reignite civil war. ... Full story

Sudanese Woman Reports Rape, Urges Others To Speak Out

Khartoum, February 25, 2011 - Safiya Eshaq said she was kidnapped in Khartoum by plainclothed security men, beaten, gang raped and left in the street to limp to safety for her part in anti-government protests. ... Full story

Zim To Import 100 MW Electricity From DR Congo

Harare, February 25, 2011 - Zimbabwe has reached an agreement to import up to 100 MW of electricity from the Democratic Republic of Congo from March, bringing to 400 MW its total power imports from the region, a government minister said on Thursday. ... Full story

Zim Business People Invited For Dubai Comesa Investment Forum

Harare, February 25, 2011 - Zimbabwe is inviting business people to attend the 4th COMESA Investment Forum to be held in Dubai towards end of March. ... Full story

Torture, A Tragedy In Zim - Gwisai

Harare, February 25, 2011 - Detained social justice activist Munyaradzi Gwisai on Thursday lamented the torture sessions to which suspects are subjected by state security agents as 'tragic and inexpressible'. ... Full story

Suspended MDC's Top Official Re-instated

Harare, February 25, 2011 - The Morgan Tsvangirai led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) has reinstated two of its employees who were suspended last year on allegations of misconduct. ... Full story

Smaller MDC Faction Wants Ncube To Attend GPA Meetings

Harare, February 25, 2011 - The smaller Movement for Democratic Change party says it wants its new leader, Welshman Ncube to attend the next meetings of the principals of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) and not Arthur Matambara who is still clinging on to power. ... Full story

Twine Phiri Lashes Out At Clubs

Harare, February 24, 2011 - Premier Soccer League chairman Twine Phiri has lashed out at the top flight league's clubs saying they should not rely on the PSL for money but try to fend for themselves. ... Full story

Teachers Forced To Join Zanu (PF)

Gutu- February 24, 2011-Teachers here are being forced to buy Zanu (PF) membership cards by war veterans led by controversial leader Jabulani Sibanda. ... Full story

Masvingo Mirror Editor's Defamation Case Thrown Out

Masvingo, February 24, 2011-Masvingo regional prosecutor, Mirirai Shumba, has thrown out the criminal defamation case filed by Zanu (PF) chairman Lovemore Matuke against the Masvingo Mirror editor Golden Munganidze. ... Full story

New Zealand Quake Toll 98, Grave Concern For Missing

Chirstchurch, February 24, 2011 - International rescue teams intensified their search for earthquake survivors in New Zealand on Thursday, with the death toll nearing 100 and police said they were gravely concerned about the more than 200 people still missing. ... Full story

World Grapples For Response As Battles Divide Libya

Benghazi, Libya, February 24, 2011 - World leaders condemned Muammar Gaddafi's bloody crackdown on a revolt that has split Libya, but took little action to halt the bloodshed from the latest upheaval reshaping the Arab world. ... Full story

Zim's Egypt Style Activists Charged With Treason

Harare, February 24, 2011 - Police on Wednesday charged 45 activists with treason for allegedly plotting to stage anti-government protests aimed at unseating President Robert Mugabe’s coalition government. ... Full story

Zim To Evacuate Zimbabweans In Libya - Bimha

Harare, February 24, 2011 - Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary and former diplomat Joey Bimha said on Wednesday Zimbabwe has plans in place to evacuate its nationals in strife torn Libya if the need arises. ... Full story

Barman Cautioned Over Thomas Mapfumo's Song

Hwange, February 24 2011- A barman at Jabula night club in Hwange was on Wednesday cautioned and warned by police officers not to play Thomas Mapfumo’s song, Masoja neMapurisa. ... Full story

Smaller MDC Faction Appeals For GPA Amendment

Harare, February 23, 2011 – Welshman Ncube’s smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has asked South African president Jacob Zuma who is the Zimbabwe mediator, to amend the Global Political Agreement (GPA). ... Full story

Zim Political Heads To Meet Amid Escalating Violence

Harare, February 23, 2011 - The Principals to Zimbabwe’s Global Political Agreement (GPA) will meet on Friday to tackle critical issues ranging from violence, the proposed roadmap to a free and fair election and the constitution making process. ... Full story

Masvingo Mirror Editor Arrested

Masvingo, February 23, 2011 - Police in this political volatile area on Wednesday morning arrested Masvingo Mirror Editor, Golden Maunganidze on criminal defamation charges after his paper published a story linking a top Zanu (PF) official to a sex scandal. ... Full story

Six Coaches For Mighty Warriors

Chitungwiza, February 23, 2011 - The Zimbabwe women's soccer team, the Mighty Warriors for the All Africa Game qualifiers has a bloated six member coaching staff. ... Full story

Thousands In India Protest High Food Prices

New Dehli, February 23, 2011 - Tens of thousands of trade unionists, including those from a group linked to India's ruling party, marched through the streets of the capital on Wednesday to protest food prices, piling pressure on a government already under fire over graft. ... Full story

Defiant Gaddafi Vows To Die As Martyr, Fight Revolt

Tripoli, February 23, 2011 - A defiant Muammar Gaddafi said he was ready to die "a martyr" in Libya, vowing to crush a growing revolt which has seen eastern regions break free of his 41-year rule and brought deadly unrest to the capital. ... Full story

Zim Bank Bounces Back, Property Tycoons Demanding Cash Only

Harare, February 23, 2011 - Royal Bank Zimbabwe Limited (Royal) has re-opened its doors to the public after more than seven years of absence when it was merged with three other struggling financial institutions to form the Zimbabwe Allied Banking Group (ZABG). ... Full story

Zim Magistrates Issue 14 Day Ultimatum

Harare, February 23, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s poorly paid magistrates have given government a 14 day ultimatum to look into their salary grievances before they embark on the next course of action to take. ... Full story

Chaos As Zanu (PF) Turns Hall Into A Campaign Base

Nyamandolovu, February 23,2011- Chaos reigned here after Zanu (PF) supporters took charge of the farmers' council hall and turned it into a campaign base blocking the Movement Democratic Change from holding their meetings. ... Full story

Holding Zim Elections "Dangerously" Pre-Mature - Catholic Bishops

Harare, February 23, 2011 – Catholic Bishops in southern Africa on Tuesday called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to closely monitor the situation in Zimbabwe saying holding an election this year is ‘dangerously premature.' ... Full story

No Court Hearing For Arrested Zim Egypt Style Protestors

Harare, February 23, 2011 - Zimbabwean police on Tuesday failed to take the 46 social and human rights activists to court after formally charging them with attempting to topple President Robert Mugabe’s government. ... Full story

Problems Flare Up In PSL

Harare, February 22, 2011 - Problems have flared up in the Premier Soccer League, a few days before the league is scheduled to unveil its new sponsor. ... Full story

Thousands Of Dollars Splashed On Mugabe's Birthday Celebration Adverts

Harare, February 22, 2011 - The state-owned Herald and the national broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation were on Tuesday awash with congratulatory messages for President Robert Mugabe who turned 87 on Monday. ... Full story

Masvingo Chief Battling For Life After Assault By Zanu (PF) Youths

Masvingo, February 22, 2011 - Ten Zanu (PF) youths, who severely assaulted a Masvingo central chief who is currently battling for his life in the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital, are expected in court on Wednesday. ... Full story

Zim Police Refuse To Release 46 Arrested For Egypt Style Protests

Harare, February 22, 2011 - Former Highfields MDC MP Munyaradzi Gwisai and 45 other social and human rights activists spent another night in police cells on Monday as it emerged police were battling to find charges to proffer against them. ... Full story

New Zealand Earthquake Kills At least 65

Wellington, February 22, 2011 - A strong earthquake killed at least 65 people in New Zealand's second-biggest city of Christchurch with more casualties expected as desperate rescuers picked through rubble to find people trapped in toppled buildings. ... Full story

Gaddafi Defiant In Face Of Mounting Revolt

Tripoli, February 22, 2011 - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi signalled his defiance in the face of a mounting revolt against his 41-year rule on Tuesday, making a brief appearance on state television and denying he had fled the country. ... Full story

No to an early election, remove sanctions: CZI

Harare, February 21, 2011 – Zimbabwe businesses under the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industry (CZI) on Monday said there is no need for the country to have elections and blasted the European Union (EU) for renewing sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and his inner circle. ... Full story

Double Cabinet Meetings To Compensate For Mugabe's Absence

Harare, February 21, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe who turned 87 Monday proposed that the cabinet sits twice this week to compensate the days he went for a medical review for a week in Singapore. ... Full story

Zim Electoral Commission Under-funded Becaause Of Sanctions - Chinamasa

Harare, February 21, 2011 – Justice and Legal Affairs minister, Patrick Chinamasa on Monday blamed ‘economic sanctions’ for the underfunding of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) at a time when the electoral body is set to prepare for the referendum and general elections. ... Full story

Mwonzora Wallows In Jail As State Vetoes His Bail Order

Mutare, 21 February - Prosecutors on Monday invoked section 121 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence (CPEA) to suspend a bail order which had been granted to tormented Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) MP for Nyanga North Douglas Mwonzora and 22 Nyanga villagers. ... Full story

Warrant Of Arrest For Sikhala Over Face Book

HARARE, February 21 – ZIMBABWE Republic Police (ZRP) have issued a warrant of arrest against Job Sikhala, the leader of the other faction of the Movement for Democratic Change, MDC 99. ... Full story

Mugabe Returns From Eye Check In Singapore

HARARE, February 20, 2011- President Robert Mugabe returned home on Sunday from Singapore where he had gone for an eye check-up following a cataract operation in that country. ... Full story

Uganda election: Yoweri Museveni poised for big win

KAMPALA, February 20, 2011- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is on course for re-election after 25 years in power as results continue to be announced from Friday's election. ... Full story

Libya Death Toll Rises, Internet Cut

CAIRO, February 20, 2011- Muammar Gaddafi's forces fired on mourners leaving a funeral for protesters on Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least 15 people and wounding scores more as the regime tried to squelch calls for an end to the ruler's 42-year grip on power. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Not Afraid Of Elections

MATOPO, February 20, 2011- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and leader of the MDC-T party says he is ready for elections only if they will be held under a new constitution. ... Full story

Dlamini-Zuma To Hold Talks On Zim Passport Delays

CAPE TOWN, February 19, 2011- South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will hold talks with her Zimbabwean counterparts on Monday to discuss delays in the issuing of passports to thousands of Zimbabweans who have applied for work, study and business permits in her country. ... Full story

Lesabe Was A True African Heroine:Mbete

FORT RIXON, February 19, 2011- Former South African Deputy President Baleka Mbete has described the late Zimbabwean veteran politician Thenjiwe Lesabe as a true African heroine who served her country with honour. ... Full story

Supporters Body Wants Madinda Fired

HARARE, February 19, 2011- The Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association (ZNSSA) wants caretaker Warriors coach Madinda Ndlovu sacked and replaced before Zimbabwe's March 26 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Mali. ... Full story

Zim Not Scared Of Australia

JOHANNESBURG, February 19, 2011- Full with confidence ahead of their first match of the World Cup againt defending champions, the Zimbabwean team has said that they are not afraid of the Australian team. ... Full story

Choose Between War And Peace: Clinton

NEW YORK, February 19, 2011- US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning the Taliban and other extremists in Afghanistan that they must choose between war and peace as the United States increases military pressure on them. ... Full story

Madagascar Bars Ousted President

JOHANNESBURG, February 19, 2011- Former Madagascan president Marc Ravalomanana was blocked from leaving South Africa on Saturday, after SAA refused to give him a boarding pass citing a letter from the Madagascan civil aviation authority. ... Full story

Anglican Priest Found Dead As Bishops Seek State Protection

HARARE, February 19, 2011- The on-going fighting between rival factions of the Anglican Church has claimed the life of an elderly female priest who was found dead in her house by fellow parishioners last week. ... Full story

Regional Jitters As Bahrain, Libya Bury Dead Protesters

Manama, February 18, 2011 - Parts of the Middle East and North Africa were set for renewed displays of public anger towards their governments on Friday, with the focus on Bahrain and Libya as protesters bury people killed in recent clashes. ... Full story

Uganda Votes After Bitter Presidential Campaign

Kampala, February 18, 2011 - Ugandans voted in an election on Friday expected to extend President Yoweri Museveni's time in power to three decades but which could turn nasty because the opposition wants street protests if the poll were deemed rigged. ... Full story

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Vows To Nationalise Banks

Abidjan, February 18, 2011 - Ivory Coast's incumbent Laurent Gbagbo decreed on Thursday that major banks suspending business in Ivory Coast are to be nationalised, the latest turn in a bitter struggle for political control of the West African state. ... Full story

Mugabe And Tsvangirai To Discuss Violence, Ghost Workers

Harare, February 18, 2011 – President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai are due to meet next Monday for showdown talks on violence, ghost workers and the issue of civil servants salaries. ... Full story

Tsvangirai To Woo Matabeleland Voters

Harare, February 18, 2011 – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will this weekend embark on a tour of Matabeleland South where he will meet traditional leaders and hold rallies amid reports that he is laying the ground for elections in case they are held this year. ... Full story

Political Violence Cost Zimbabwe Bid TO Host Tennis Tournament

Harare, February 18, 2011 - Fresh political violence in the country has cost Zimbabwe the bid to host this year’s edition of the Africa Junior Champions (AJC) which has been given to Botswana. ... Full story

President Robert Mugabe's Health Now A Subject Of Debate

Harare - At President Robert Mugabe's age any ailment is bound to attract a lot of worry. He is in the octogenarian league, the Nelson Mandela club if you like. This is a club of people generally considered to be enjoying the twilight zone of life. For Mugabe, it is actually a blessing as his country's life expectancy is conservatively put at below 40. ... Full story

MDC Legislator Located, Expected In Court

Nyanga, February 18, 2011, The missing Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) and Movement for Democratic Change legislator Douglas Mwonzora arrested on charges of violence, was finally located at a police station in Nyamaropa here and is expected in court on Friday amid reports that the army and state secret agents are manning the police station. ... Full story

JOMIC Useless

Bulawayo, February 18 2011 - Thabitha Khumalo, one the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) representative in the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (JOMIC), said the committee has been rendered useless because there are no laws to implement its resolutions. ... Full story

Mugabe's Anti-Sanctions Petition Launch Rally Cancelled

Masvingo February 18, 2011 – President Robert Mugabe disappointed his Zanu (PF) supporters here when he failed to turn up at Mucheke Stadium to launch an anti sanctions campaign as previously scheduled on Thursday. ... Full story

The Dembos In First Show

Harare, February 18, 2011 - Tendai and Morgan Dembo, sons of the legendary Leonard Dembo will hold their first ever show outside Zimbabwe when they take to the stage in South Africa on February 25. ... Full story

Chibebe Leaves ZCTU

Harare, February 18, 2011 – The secretary general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) is leaving the labour body to take up a post with the Brussels-based International Trade Union Confederation (ITCU). ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Youths To Seize More Buildings In Bulawayo

Bulawayo, February 17, 2011 - Zanu (PF) has threatened to occupy more than 60 Bulawayo buildings and houses owned by white and Indian businesspeople claiming that they are implementing the controversial Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act. ... Full story

Bulawayo's New Party Organising Secretary Arrested

Bulawayo, February 17, 2011- The organising secretary of the secessionist Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) Maxwell Mkandla was briefly detained by police in Bulawayo on Wednesday evening. Radio VOP has learnt. ... Full story

MDC MP Mwonzora's Whereabouts Not Known

Harare, February 17, 2011 - Lawyers representing Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Nyanga North legislator and Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) co-chairperson, Douglas Mwonzora on Thursday said they had failed to locate him after his arrest this week. ... Full story

Panyangara Replaces Injured Rainsford In Zim Squad

Mumbai, February 17, 2011 - Zimbabwe paceman Ed Rainsford has been ruled out of the World Cup due to an ankle injury and will be replaced by Tinashe Panyangara, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. ... Full story

Foreign Banks Suspend Ivory Coast Operations

Abidjan, February 17, 2011 - Ivory Coast's biggest bank, a unit of Societe Generale, said it was suspending its activities on Thursday, the latest in an exodus of foreign banks that is turning political crisis into financial meltdown. ... Full story

Unrest Spreads As Bahrain Cracks Down On Protesters

Manama, February 17, 2011 - Bahrain police stormed a Manama square on Thursday to clear activists camped out there as anti-government protests in the Middle East and North Africa, inspired by revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, gathered pace. ... Full story

Libyan Online Protesters Prepare For "Day Of Rage"

Tripoli, February 17, 2011 - Protesters in Libya were planning to take to the streets for a "day of rage," on Thursday inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, but rights groups warned of a possible crackdown by security forces. ... Full story

Zimbabwe To Nationalise Mines, Spare Chinese Firm

Harare, February 17, 2011 - Zimbabwe will proceed with plans to take majority stakes in foreign-owned diamond mines in the east of the country but will spare a Chinese-owned mine from a state takeover, a minister told Reuters on Wednesday. ... Full story

Zim Magistrates On Go Slow

Bulawayo, February 17, 2011 - Magistrates in the country’s second city, Bulawayo have embarked on a go slow ahead of a full blown strike action set for next Monday in protest over low pay and poor working conditions. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Grabs Back Top Literacy Title From Tunisia

Harare, February 17, 2011 - Zimbabwe has grabbed back its title as the most read nation in African, Radio VOP can exclusively reveal. ... Full story

VP Nkomo, Minister Mudenge Clash Over Journalists

HARARE, February 17, 2011 - VICE President and currently Acting President, John Nkomo, and the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Dr Stan Mudenge, clashed over the coverage of students attending institutions of higher learning and the general coverage of politicians in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

ZBC Ambush Motorists Despite Listenership and Viewership Drop

Harare, February 17, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has resorted to intimidatory tactics to force motorists to pay licences despite a latest survey which shows a significant drop in television viewership and radio listenership. ... Full story

US Based Actress Gurira Making Waves

Harare, February 17, 2011 - US based Zimbabwean actress, Danai Gurira’s sun is shining in the USA where her play Eclipsed has been received well. ... Full story

SA No Tunisia: Zuma

Johannesburg, February 17, 2011 - President Jacob Zuma is confident that South Africa "will never become a Tunisia", referring to ongoing service delivery protests. ... Full story

Zimbabweans Prefer Unity Government - Survey

Bulawayo, February 16, 2011- More than half of Zimbabweans want the inclusive government to continue because it is doing well, a survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) has shown. ... Full story

EU Removes Some Zimbabweans On Sanctions List

Harare, February 16, 2011 – The European Union (EU) on Wednesday removed some wives of prominent Zanu (PF) and government officials from the list of their targeted sanctions list. ... Full story

Tight Security Ahead Of Mugabe Rally, Banks Ordered To Release Funds

Masvingo, February 16, 2011 - War veterans and Zanu (PF) youths are on the rampage here where they are moving door to door in townships ordering residents to attend an anti sanction petition launch rally to be addressed by President Robert Mugabe at Mucheke stadium on Thursday amid tight security. ... Full story

Bahrain Protesters Gather In Capital For Third Day

Manama, February 16, 2011 - Thousands of Shi'ite demonstrators, inspired by popular revolts that toppled rulers in Tunisia and Egypt, poured into Bahrain's capital on Wednesday to mourn for a second protestor killed in clashes this week. ... Full story

Riots In Libyan City Of Benghazi

Algiers, February 16, 2011 - A crowd of people angry at the arrest of a rights campaigner clashed with police and government supporters overnight in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a witness and local media said. ... Full story

Unity Government Still Existing - Tsvangirai

Harare, February 15, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Tuesday said the unity government is still existing and its life span will be based on the road map set by the Southern African Development Community (SADC). ... Full story

Air Zimbabwe Suspend Flights To Johannesburg

Harare, February 16, 2011 - Troubled national airline, Air Zimbabwe, has been forced to suspend flights to Johannesburg amid reports that there are creditors waiting to attach the company’s aged planes. ... Full story

Zanu (PF)'s Controversial War Vet In Child Soldier Training

Gutu, February 16, 2011- Zanu PF’s controversial veteran of the liberation war Jabulani Sibanda is being accused of child soldier training here. ... Full story

Zim Agriculture Minister Invites Soldiers To Work On Farms

Harare, February 15, 2011 - Zimbabwe's Agriculture Minister, Joseph Made on Monday said the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) must be involved in providing workforce in the farms across the country due to labour shortage because of poor working conditions and remuneration. ... Full story

Tsvangirai's Drivers Released

Harare, February, 15, 2011 - Two of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s drivers who were arrested and detained at the weekend were released on bail on Tuesday. ... Full story

New Daily News Paper For Zimbabwe

HARARE, February 15 – THE Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) has granted a Harare business woman, Rudo Boka, a licence to start a daily newspaper in Zimbabwe to rival The state-owned Herald and the privately owned News Day. ... Full story

No heroine Status For Lesabe

Bulawayo, February 15 2011-Political parties and civic organizations in Bulawayo have blasted Zanu (PF)’s politburo for denying the late Zapu Council of Elders chairperson, Thenjiwe Lisabe national heroine status despite her immense contributions to the liberation struggle. ... Full story

Tsvangirai's Office Enraged By Arrest Of Drivers

Harare, February 15, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Office described the arrest of two drivers and the impounding of two vehicles belonging to the party as a sign of disrespect and harassment. ... Full story

China Openly Backs North Korea Succession Plan - KCNA

Seoul, February 15, 2011 - A top Chinese official has backed ailing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's plans to hand power to his son, the North's state media said on Tuesday, hailing the "successful solution" to allow continued socialist rule. ... Full story

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo Seeks To Sue ECOWAS Over Polls

Abuja, February 15, 2011 - Lawyers for Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo have asked a court in Nigeria to annul declarations by regional body ECOWAS that his rival Alassane Ouattara won a presidential election last November. ... Full story

MDC Youths Abducted For Celebrating Mubarak Step-down

Masvingo, February 15, 2011 - Five youths from the Morgan Tsvangirai led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC- T) are reportedly missing after they were abducted by unknown men at Bhasera Business centre in Gutu for allegedly celebrating the stepping down of former Egypt dictator, Hosni Mubarak last Saturday, Radio VOP has learnt. ... Full story

Former Rank Tout To Fight In World Title

Harare, February 15, 2011 - Zimbabwe will for the first time in years host the super middle weight title fight when defending champion Tineyi Mharidzo takes on a yet to be named opponent on March 5 in the capital. ... Full story

Death Threats For NCA Members, More MDC Supporters Flee Violence

Zaka, February 15, 2010- Zanu (PF) has allegedly issued death threats to members of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) which is driving a no vote campaign urging people to reject Zimbabwe's proposed draft constitution during a forthcoming referendum while more MDC supporters have fled their homes in Mberengwa following attacks by war veterans. ... Full story

Finding Love No Bed Of Roses For Chinese Men

Beijing, February 14, 2011 - Finding one's better half can be a tricky business in modern-day China, with hectic work schedules, nagging parents and a gender imbalance conspiring to make selecting a partner a nightmare for single men. ... Full story

Palestinian Cabinet Quits In Reform Move By Abbas

Ramallah, West Bank, February 14, 2011 - The Palestinian cabinet resigned on Monday, in an apparent attempt by President Mahmoud Abbas to demonstrate political reform in the wake of the popular uprising in Egypt. ... Full story

Sudan's Ex-revolutionaries Warn Egypt To Be Wary

Khartoum, - Egypt's protesters should take care that the army and the political parties do not hijack their successful overthrow of Hosni Mubarak and they should not rush to the polls, leaders of Sudan's intifada of the 1980s said. ... Full story

Lesabe Burial On Saturday

Bulawayo, February 14 - The late Chairperson of the Zapu Council of Elders Thenjiwe Virginia Lesabe, will be laid to rest on Saturday at her farm in Fort Rixon, Insiza district of Matabeleland South province. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Gags Chiefs

Hurungwe, February 14, 2011 - Traditional chiefs have been gagged and forced to snub reporters. ... Full story

Ghost Workers Helped Mugabe Defeat Tsvangirai In 2008 Polls:Report

JOHANNESBURG, February 13, 2011-Zimbabwe's overburdened taxpayers are paying almost $20-million every month to more than 75000 ghost workers, most of whom were deployed into civil service to save President Robert Mugabe from the jaws of defeat during the 2008 elections. ... Full story

Ncube's MDC Is Dead: Zapu

BULAWAYO, February 13, 2011- The opposition Zapu party says the troubled MDC formation led by Welshman Ncube is almost dead and will struggle to win seats in the next elections. ... Full story

Mugabe Back In Asia For Eye Check:paper

HARARE, February 13, 2011- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for an eye check-up following a cataract operation there, according to state controlled Sunday Mail quoting government spokesman George Charamba. ... Full story

Congressman Payne Condemns Zim Violence

Washington, February 13, 2011- American Congressman, Donald M Payne has strongly condemned the on-going violence in Zimbabwe and called on the authorities to protect innocent people. ... Full story

Parly Committee To Visit SMM Mines

HARARE, February13, 2011?The parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy will embark on a two-day visit of Mashava and Zvishavane starting Sunday to get an update at the state of affairs at the two asbestos mines wrestled from businessman Mutumwa Mawere seven years ago. ... Full story

Army Take Over Streets

CAIRO, February 12, 2011- Egyptian soldiers formed lines and moved in around protesters still in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday as traffic started flowing through the square again for the first time in more than two weeks, Reuters witnesses said. ... Full story

Thousands Turn Out For Algeria Protests

ALGIERS, February 12, 2011- Thousands of people defied a government ban on demonstrations and poured into the Algerian capital for a pro-democracy rally on Saturday, a day after weeks of mass protests toppled Egypt's authoritarian leader. ... Full story

Learn From Zim How To Fight HIV/AIDS

JOHANNESBURG, February 12, 2011- African countries struggling to contain HIV epidemics can learn a thing or two about HIV prevention from Zimbabwe, say the authors of a new study which found that a reduction in sexual partners drove a decrease in new HIV infections there. ... Full story

WOZA Protesters Call For End To State Sponsored Violence

Bulawayo, February 12, 2011- About 1000 Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA aaccompanied by their male counterparts from Men of Zimbabwe Arise (MOZA) activists on Saturday took to the streets of Bulawayo to demand an end to Zanu (PF) sponsored violence against defenceless Zimbabweans. ... Full story

SA Beats Zim By 8 Wickets In World Cup Warm Up Match

HENNAI, February 12, 2011- South Africa beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets on Saturday in a World Cup warm-up match with veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis hitting an undefeated 49 in 39 balls. ... Full story

PSL To Unveil Sponsor

HARARE, February 12, 2011- When the local football league kicks off next month, clubs are assured of a credible sponsor that will be unveiled by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) at a function scheduled for February 25. ... Full story

Business Mogul Mutasa Proud Of His Latest Project

HARARE, February 12, 2011 - BUSINESS mogul and one of Zimbabwe's wealthiest tycoons Shingai Mutasa says he is very relieved that his Joina City project in Harare is now complete and customers are moving into the flashy multi-storey building complex. ... Full story

GNU To Continue-Tsvangirai

HARARE, February 12, 2011- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Friday his power-sharing pact with President Robert Mugabe would continue as the country's uneasy unity government passed its two-year mark. ... Full story

Struggle Heroine Lesabe Dies

BULAWAYO, February 12, 2011- The Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (Zapu) has announced the death of one of Zimbabwe,s veteran nationalist leaders and independence war heroine Thenjiwe Lesabe. ... Full story

Mubarak Steps Down

Cairo, February 11, 2011 - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down and the vice president has named a military council to run the country's affairs, state television said on Friday after 18 days of mass protests against his rule. ... Full story

Zim Leaders Meet Ahead Of Unity Govt Expiry

Harare, February 11, 2011 - THE three Principals who signed the Global Political Agreement (GPA), President Robert Mugabe of Zanu (PF), Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai from the MDC-T and Deputy Prime Minister, Arthur Mutambara of MDC were expected to meet on Friday to discuss, among other items, Zimbabwe's explosive security situation and to review the GPA. ... Full story

Zimbabwe for Hong Kong Sevens

Harare, February 11, 2011 - Zimbabwe has been invited for the IRB World Sevens Series in Hong Kong next Thursday. ... Full story

MDC Supporters Languishing In Prison

Mutare, Februay 11, 2011 - Three MDC-T members from Tsvingwe area in Penhalonga are languishing at Mutare Remand Prison from Monday after prosecutor Fletcher Karombe invoked section 121 of the criminal law codification and reform act to deny them bail. ... Full story

Looting And Grabbing Of Farms/Businesses- 'Dangerous and Satanic' - Chamisa

Harare, February 11, 2011 - Minister of Information, Communications and Technology (ICTs) Nelson Chamisa has criticised the grabbing and looting of farms and businesses by Zanu (PF) describing it as “dangerous and satanic”. ... Full story

Zim Soldiers Attack Human Rights Activist, Amnesty Calls For Security Reforms

Hwange, February 11, 2011 - A group of soldiers attacked a human rights activist here on Thursday for distributing MDC-T newsletter, The Changing Times, at a time when the Amnesty International has called for security reforms in the country to eradicate political violence. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Plans To Use Chinese Yuan After Elections

Masvingo, February 11, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe and his former ruling party, Zanu (PF) are planning to replace the US dollar with the Chinese Yuan as the country’s official currency if it wins the elections, Radio VOP can reveal. ... Full story

Egypt On Brink As Mubarak Refuses To Go

Cairo, February 11, 2011 - Egyptian protesters enraged at President Hosni Mubarak's refusal to step down streamed into Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday in what organisers billed as their biggest show of indignation as a wary military looked on. ... Full story

Korea Talks Stalemated, U.S. Warns Of North's Threat

Seoul/Washington, February 11, 2011 - North and South Korea traded blame on Thursday for the breakdown of military talks, while in Washington the U.S. spy chief said nuclear-armed North Korea poses a serious threat to security in East Asia. ... Full story

Zim Freelance Journalists Thrive On Guerrilla Journalism

Harare, February 11, 2011 - Lameck, not his real name, wakes up to the noise of his yelling four months old daughter. ... Full story

Gas, goods and cash dry up as Ivory Coast crisis bites

Abidjan, February 11, 2011 - Power cuts, shortages of medicine and cooking gas, empty cash machines, depleted shops and piles of uncollected trash: these were things Ivorians used to see as the scourge of their poorer West African neighbours. ... Full story

Rage In Egypt As Mubarak Stops Short Of Resigning

Cairo, February 11, 2011 - President Hosni Mubarak provoked rage on Egypt's streets on Thursday when he said he would hand powers to his deputy but disappointed protesters who had been expecting him to step down altogether after two weeks of unrest. ... Full story

Zuma Speech Raises Nationalisation Fears

Johannesburg, February 11, 2011 - Opposition parties are concerned that South Africa has shifted closer to nationalising its mines, following President Jacob Zuma's third state of the nation speech on Thursday. ... Full story

Mutambara Fired, Mugabe Blocks His Ouster From Govt

Harare, February 11, 2011 - The trouble ridden smaller faction of the Movement of Democratic Change (MDC) has fired its former president Arthur Mutambara after President Robert Mugabe refused to accept the party's new president to become the deputy prime minister of Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Keep Politics Out Of Schools - Coltart

Harare, February 11, 2011 - Education, Art, Sports and culture Minister David Coltart has condemned Zanu (PF)’s violent activities which have spread to the education sector where rowdy youths are demanding President Robert Mugabe’s birth day gifts from teachers and school children. ... Full story

Police Quiz MDC Supporters Fleeing Violence

Harare, February 11, 2011 - Police on Thursday quizzed another 61 Movement for Democratic Change supporters, mainly women, who fled political violence from the volatile Mbare suburb and are camped at the Roman Catholic owned Silveira House, in Chishawasha, some few kilometers outside Harare. ... Full story

Kapfupi Nominated Thrice For Nama

Harare, February 11, 2011- Kapfupi, one of Zimbabwe's greatest comedian, actor and singer has been been nominated in three categories of the Zimbabwe's National Arts Merit Awards. ... Full story

Zupco Auction Snubbed

Karoi, February 11, 2011 - A public auction to sell part of Zupco's aged fleet of 150 buses and cars attracted a few bidders here on Thursday. ... Full story

Vice President Ordered To Pay US$ 5000 To Jonathan Moyo

Bulawayo, February 10, 2011- High Court Judge Francis Bere has ordered Zimbabwe Vice President, John Nkomo to pay former information Minister and Zanu (PF) politburo member, Jonathan Moyo US$5000 in damages. ... Full story

Mugabe Birth Day Donations Controversy Continues

Harare, February 10, 2011 - The unruly Zanu (PF) youths, who recently set Harare on fire, are now asking innocent school children to donate US$1 each for President Robert Mugabe's 87th birthday bash, Radio VOP can exclusively reveal. ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Oppressed Musicians To Celebrate Music Freedom Day

Harare, February 10, 2011 - Zimbabwe's musicians will on March 03 celebrate Freemuse's annual Music Freedom Day. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Threatens To Bomb MDC Office

Chimanimani, February 10 2011- Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) workers at the party’s district offices in Chimanimani are living in fear after Zanu (PF) women’s league Manicaland provincial chairperson, Jane Knight threatened to bomb the offices which are owned by a local white businessman and MDC official, Dirgit Kidd. ... Full story

Parirenyatwa Hospital Runs Out Of Water

Harare, February 10, 2011 - Water cuts at one of Harare's biggest referral hospitals, Parirenyatwa, has affected operations since Monday. ... Full story

Teen Suicide Bomber Kills 20 At Pakistan Army Centre

Islamabad, February 10, 2011 - A boy in a school uniform blew himself up at a Pakistani army recruitment centre on Thursday, killing 20 cadets, officials said, in an attack that challenges government assertions that crackdowns have weakened militants. ... Full story

US Says Egypt Failing To Meet Protest Concerns

Washington, February 10, 2011 - Egypt must do more to meet protesters' demands for political change, the United States said on Wednesday in a sharp escalation of rhetoric with one of its most important allies in the Middle East. ... Full story

Tunisian Leader Asks Restive People To Be Patient

Tunis, February 10, 2011 - Tunisia's caretaker president on Wednesday appealed to people demanding better living conditions after the toppling of their previous ruler to show patience. ... Full story

South Sudan Army Clashes With Rebels, 16 Die

Juba, Sudan, February 10, 2011 - At least 16 people died in clashes between a renegade militia and south Sudan's army, the military said on Thursday, raising fears for stability of the oil-producing south as it prepares to declare independence. ... Full story

President Mugabe Talking Too Much and Day Dreaming- Tsvangirai

Harare, February 10, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe is talking too much about the elections and is causing alarm and despondency, says Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) President and Zimbabwe's Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai. ... Full story

Football Star Turned Journalist Joins CAPS United

Harare, February 10, 2011 - Former Zimbabwe international soccer star Alois Bunjira has joined Zimbabwe premiership side Caps United as brand and marketing manager. ... Full story

MDC Official Held Under Siege

Hurungwe, February 10, 2011 - Zanu (PF) hired villagers here have besieged a business premise of an Movement for Democratic Change official, destroying his property and demanding for his eviction. ... Full story

Operation Murambatsvina Victims Threaten To Grab Houses

Bulawayo, February 10, 2011 - More than 150 Bulawayo families who are Operation Murambatsvina victims have threatened to grab houses built for them under Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle by force because the government has not lived up to its promise for the past five years. ... Full story

Police Detain And Quiz Zim Human Rights Campaigner

Harare, February 10, 2011 - Police on Wednesday detained and quizzed Abel Chikomo, the executive director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Human Rights Forum) over a research project focusing on transitional justice in the country. ... Full story

Ncube Is Fired From MDC: Mutambara

Harare,February 19, 2011 - The new President of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Professor Welshman Ncube has been fired from the party by former president and deputy prime minister of Zimbabwe, Professor Arthur Mutambara. ... Full story

Former Mutare City Commissioner Ordered To Return Farm

Mutare, February 09, 2011 - Former Mutare Chairperson of the Commission running the affairs of the City of Mutare, Fungai Chaeruka, has had his farm which he invaded in 2007 taken by government. ... Full story

Fifteen Injured Over Mugabe Birthday Donations Bloody Clashes

Masvingo, February 09, 2011 - Bloody clashes between Movement for Democratic Change and Zanu (PF) youths in Chikomba on Tuesday over President Robert Mugabe birthday donations left 15 youths from both parties severely injured. ... Full story

Fear Of HIV and AIDS By Zimbabweans Cause For Decline Rates - Study

Harare, February 09, 2011 - A combination of fear of the disease and general high levels of education have contributed to the decline of HIV and AIDS infections in Zimbabwe, a new study released Tuesday by an international research group has revealed. ... Full story

Foreign Assistant Coach For Mighty Warriors

Harare, February 09, 2011 - German coach and Zimbabwe's director for football development, Klause Pagels, has been assigned to the Zimbabwe women's soccer team the Mighty Warriors to help them reach the 2011 All Africa Games to be hosted by Mozambique in September. ... Full story

Zim's Political Parties To Discuss Declaration Of Assets

HARARE, February 9, 2011 - Transparency International Zimbabwe has invited officials from Zimbabwe's three political parties to a debate on the need for politicians to declare their assets and the source of their wealth. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Youths Take Terror To Schools

HARARE, February 9, 2011 - ZANU PF youths have taken their terror further by informing headmasters in Harare that they must leave at least two days a week for lessons about the liberation struggle, Radio VOP can reveal. ... Full story

Kate Middleton Deemed Top Fashion Buzzword

Los Ageles, February 09, 2011 - Prince William's bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, has de-throned Lady Gaga as the top fashion buzzword for the fashion season that starts in New York on Februay 10, according to a survey released on Tuesday. ... Full story

Rival Koreas Agree On Reunion Talks As Mood Improves

Seoul, February 09, 2011 - South Korea said on Wednesday it had accepted a proposal by the rival North to hold talks on reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, in another sign of easing tensions on the divided peninsula. ... Full story

Egyptians Stage Big Protest, Dismiss Power Plan

Cairo, February 09, 2011 - Egyptians staged one of their biggest protests yet on Tuesday demanding President Hosni Mubarak step down now, their wrath undiminished by the vice president's announcement of a plan to transfer power. ... Full story

Ncube Meets Mugabe To Discuss Swearing In Formalities

Harare, February 09, 2011 - The new President of the smaller Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, Professor Welshman Ncube on Tuesday met President Robert Mugabe for several hours to plan for his swearing in formalities as the new Deputy Prime Minister to replace the ousted Athur Mutambara. ... Full story

Police Raids Church, Arrest MDC Supporters

Harare, February 09, 2011 - Police on Monday night raided church premises in Harare's Glen Norah suburb where more than 100 Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) supporters aligned to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai sought refuge after fleeing from their homes in Mbare which has been witnessing increasing political violence. ... Full story

More Players Desert Dynamos

Harare, February 09, 2011 - Defenders Brighton Tuwaya and Philip Sithole, two vital cogs of the Dynamos machine are the latest players to leave the club after joining newly promoted Blue Ribbon. ... Full story

Masvingo Courts Under Heavy Guard Ahead of MDC Officials Trial

Masvingo, February 08, 2011- Masvingo Magistrates court was under heavy guard from armed prison guards on Tuesday ahead of the trial for Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) legislators, a Senator and senior party official on Friday. ... Full story

Expelled MDC Legislators Speak Out On Mutambara Ouster

Bulawayo, February 08 2011 - Former Movement of Democratic Change (MDC) legislators who were expelled from the party in 2008 for challenging the party’s leadership say they had earlier warned Professor Aurthur Mutambara of the presidential ambitions of Professor Welshman Ncube. ... Full story

Britain Condemns Harare Violence

Harare, February 08, 2011 -The British ambassador to Zimbabwe Mike Canning has condemned the looting and violence perpetrated by Zanu (PF) youths, which has engulfed Harare saying it makes it harder to help the country attract the investment it badly needs. ... Full story

Zim Students Want Presidential Scholarship Scrapped

Harare -The Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) is seeking for the scrapping of the controversial presidential scholarship so that the government can concentrate on uplifting local educational standards. ... Full story

Mugabe To Launch Anti-Zimbabwe Sanctions Petition

Harare, February 08,2011 - Zanu (PF's) President Robert Mugabe is expected to officially launch the anti-Zimbabwe sanctions soon which is aiming at collecting two million signatures from Zimbabweans. ... Full story

Smaller MDC Faction To Discipline Leader For Defying Party

Harare, February 08, 2011 - The smaller Movement for Democratic Change on Tuesday insisted its former President, currently one of Zimbabwe's two deputy Prime ministers, Arthur Mutambara, must resign from his government position. ... Full story

BNC Signs concentrate deal with Glencore

Harare, February 8, 2011—Bindura Nickel Corporation (BNC) has entered into an off-take agreement with Glencore International to sell its concentrate produced at one of its mines until the smelter and refinery is restarted. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Bids For Egypt Tennis Tournament

Harare, February 08, 2011- Zimbabwe is bidding to host this year’s edition of the Africa Junior Tennis Champions (AJC) after a number of countries objected sending their players to Egypt because of the political unrest. ... Full story

Zim Villagers Tell Zanu (PF) Politburo Members To Go Hang

Mwenezi February 8, 2011 – Villagers here openly told two Zanu (PF’s) politburo members, Dzikamai Mavhaire and Kudakwashe Bhasikiti that they did not support the illegal invasions of conservancies in the area. ... Full story