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Don’t Vote Unless Elections Are Free And Fair:Odinga

BULAWAYO, April 30, 2011- Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga told Movement for Democratic congress not to vote unless the elections were free and fair. ... Full story

Seizure Of Zim Blood Diamonds Increase Pressure On Mpofu To Resign

SURAT, April 30, 2011- The recent seizure of blood diamonds, allegedly originating from Zimbabwe has led to the demand for resignation of country's mines minister Obert Mpofu.Rough diamonds worth Rs 10.17 crore were seized in Surat recently by India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). ... Full story

Project Aids Zimbabwe Women

NASSAWADOX, April 30, 2011- The Zimbabwe Artists Project celebrates the artistry and accomplishments of women from rural Weya in eastern Zimbabwe. Through education, sale of their art in the U.S., and special projects, ZAP helps women become economically self-sufficient. ... Full story

Mugabe In Rome For pope John Paul’s Beatification

HARARE, April 302011- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrived in Rome for the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II, airport officials said Saturday, despite his EU-wide travel ban for alleged human rights abuses. ... Full story

MLF Probes Spies Within

JOHANNESBURG, April 30, 2011- The radical Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) which is advocating for total independence for Matabeleland Province, says it has started investigating reports circulating on the internet alleging that two of its senior leaders are moles for the country's spy agency, the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO). ... Full story

Victory For ZCTU

HARARE, April 30, 2011 - The High Court has granted the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) an order allowing May Day marches to go ahead in all the 38 centres where Workers' Day is being commemorated. ... Full story

Fear Grips NewsDay Newsroom After Raid

Harare, April 30, 2011 - Fear has gripped the NewsDay newsroom after unknown “criminals” broke into the newspapers’ offices of Newsday in Harare on Easter Monday and stole the editor’s laptop, hard drives and other components from computers used by senior editorial staff. ... Full story

Odinga Urges Roadmap Before Election

Bulawayo, April 29, 2011 - Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has urged his counterpart and leader of the mainstream Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Morgan Tsvangirai, to reject the call for an election before a clear roadmap has been implemented in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Zimbabwe - Worst Offender Of Media Freedom

Windhoek, April 30, 2011 - Zimbabwe is still ranked the worst offender of media freedom in the Southern African region, although there has been some sort of stability, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has noted. ... Full story

Mugabe To Attend Vatican Ceremony Despite EU Ban

Vatican City, April 29, 2011 — The Vatican said Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will attend Sunday's beatification ceremony for late pope John Paul II, despite being banned from travel to the European Union. ... Full story

Morgan Tsvangirai Tries To Pump Up Party For Zimbabwe Vote

Bulawayo, Arpil 29, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai tried to breathe new life into his floundering MDC party on Friday with plans for a leadership shake-up and a rousing speech in which he called his rivals "oppressors." ... Full story

Sports Writers Meeting On Saturday

Harare, April 29, 2011 - The Sports Writers Association of Zimbabwe is meeting Saturday to a elect a new leadership following countless failed attempts to overthrow the Wellington Nyole led executive. ... Full story

Kenya Prepared To Assist Zimbabwe In Constitution Making Process - Odinga

Harare, April 29, 2011 - Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga says his country is prepared to help Zimbabwe complete its constitution making process that has been constantly marred by chaos. ... Full story

Its Vimbai Not Roki Representing Zimbabwe At Big Brother

Harare, April 29, 2011 - Contrary to wide speculation that controversial musician Roki had landed a candidature of the reality show, Big Brother Amplified, it has now been revealed that the housemate is a female and a model Vimbai Mutinhiri. ... Full story

Female Ex-talk Show Host Eyes Egypt Presidency

FAYOUM, Egypt, Apri 29, 2011 - Who better for president than a plain-talking, female former talk show host eager to tackle the corruption and nepotism blamed for Egypt's national malaise? ... Full story

Pro-Gaddafi Forces Clash With Tunisian Military

DEHIBA, Tunisia, April 29, 2011 - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi crossed into neighbouring Tunisia and fought a gun battle with Tunisian troops in a frontier town on Friday as Libya's conflict spilt beyond its borders. ... Full story

Prince William Marries Kate In Glittering Ceremony

London, April 29, 2011 - Before a flawless exchange of vows, a veiled Middleton wearing a laced dress with a long train, the first "commoner" to marry a prince in close proximity to the throne in more than 350 years, walked slowly through the 1,900-strong congregation. ... Full story

Cyril Ramaphosa to grace ZITF 2011 International Business Conference

HARARE, April 29, 2011 - SOUTH Africa's business mogul and former African National Congress (ANC) boss, Cyril Ramaphosa, will grace this year's Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). ... Full story

Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe Will Hold Elections In 12 Months

Bulawayo, April 28, 2011 - Zimbabwe's prime minister Thursday said the country will hold an election in "12 months" and he wants an outcome that can't be contested. ... Full story

Syria's Assad Facing Dissent Over Deraa Crackdown

Amman, April 28, 2011 - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad faced dissent within government ranks with more than 200 members of his Baath Party resigning and signs of discontent within the army over the violent repression of pro-democracy protests. ... Full story

UK Retaliates To Malawi's Move To Expel Its Diplomat

Lilongwe, April 28, 2011 - Britain ordered Malawi's acting ambassador to leave the country on Wednesday soon after the African state expelled Britain's envoy over his criticism of its leader. ... Full story

Zim Police Ransack HIFA Offices

Harare, April 28, 2011 - Police on Wednesday ransacked offices of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) and left with files but did not arrest anyone. ... Full story

Police And Army Harrass MDC Delegates Ahead Of Congress

Bulawayo, April 28, 2011 - Heavily armed police and soldiers have mounted 24 hour road blocks at all main roads leading into Bulawayo where motorists are being harassed and searched thoroughly as the three day mainstream Movement Democratic Change (MDC-T) national Congress begins Thursday. ... Full story

Zuma Refers To Zim Governance Failure In Veiled Freedom Day Speech

Pretoria, April 28, 2011 - South African President Jacob Zuma in an apparent attack on Zimbabwe on Wednesday said he was proud that his country had done more in a short space of time compared to what other countries had failed to do in many years of their independence. ... Full story

British Government Defends Controversial Invite Of Zim's UK Ambassador To Royal Wedding

Harare, April 28, 2011 - The British government has defended its decision to invite Gabriel Machinga, Zimbabwe’s ambassador and top Mugabe ally, to Friday’s Royal Wedding insisting the high profile marital ceremony was not a political event. ... Full story

Former Beauty Queen Mazibuko Released From Ingutsheni

Bulawayo, April 28, 2011- Former beauty queen and founder of Miss Rural Zimbabwe Pageant, Sipho Mazibuko was discharged from Ingutsheni Mental Hospital on Wednesday after she was admitted there last week. ... Full story

First Royal Wedding Fan Camps Out Yy Westminster Abbey

London, April 27, 2011 - The first royal fan has reserved himself a spot outside the Westminster Abbey to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. ... Full story

Thai-Cambodia Fighting Flares Again As Talks Collapse

PHNOM PENH, April 28, 2011 - Thai and Cambodian troops clashed with heavy artillery for a sixth day on Wednesday near two disputed 12th-century Hindu temples, the Cambodian defence ministry said following a night of shelling that killed a Thai villager. ... Full story

Ivory Coast Launches Criminal Probe Against Gbagbo

Abidjan, April 27, 2011 - Criminal investigations against former president Laurent Gbagbo, his wife and 100 other people in his close circle have begun, Ivory Coast's new government said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Malawi Expels UK Envoy Over Criticism Of Leadership

Lilongwe, April 28, 2011 - Malawi has expelled the British ambassador after he criticised the southern African country's leadership as autocratic in a leaked diplomatic cable, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. ... Full story

NCA To Conduct MDC Elections

Harare, April 27, 2011 - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has invited the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) to conduct elections at the party's elective congress in Bulawayo which starts Thursday. ... Full story

Threat To Press Freedom As Newsday Offices Are Raided

Harare, April 27, 2011 - Unknown criminals broke into the offices of Newsday in Harare on Easter Monday and stole the editor’s laptop, hard drives and other components from computers used by senior editorial staff. ... Full story

National Healing Minister Laments Jail Conditions

Bulawayo, April 27, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s Co-National Healing Minister, Moses Mzila-Ndlovu who had a taste of Zimbabwe's prison conditions recently on Wednesday revealed that police officers had denied him food, water and a bath on Independence Day during his detention at Lupane Police Station. ... Full story

Tuku Launches 59th Album

Harare , April 26 – Music icon Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi is expected to launch his 59th album making him clearly by far the most recorded artist in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

MDC-T Congress Succession Battle Under The Spotlight

Harare - The democracy ball is rolling within the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) party led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai as the party is set for a congress this weekend to elect a new leadership. ... Full story

Strong Quake Hits Central Java, No Tsunami - Agency

Jakarta, April 26, 2011 - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 hit near Cilacap in Central Java on Tuesday, the Indonesian earthquake monitoring agency said, adding that no tsunami warning had been issued. ... Full story

Heavy Fighting In Misrata And Libyan Mountains

Tripoli, April 26, 2011 - Libya's rebel-held city of Misrata won no respite from two months of bitter siege as Muammar Gaddafi's forces bombarded the city and battled rebel fighters, despite pulling out of the city centre. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Whips Bulawayo Faction Leaders

Bulawayo, April 26, 2011 - The mainstream Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Standing Committee on Monday descended on Bulawayo province and whipped the party provincial feuding faction leaders Gorden Moyo and Matson Hlalo into line, before ordering an immediate stop to intra-party violence. ... Full story

Zimdollar ATM Cordoned Off

Harare, April 26, 2011 - THE "controversial" Interfin Bank Limited (Interfin) Automated Teller Machine (ATM) has been cordoned off from customers lest they try their luck to with draw scarce United States dollars, Radio VOP can exclusively reveal. ... Full story

Police Ban May Day Celebrations

BULAWAYO, April 25, 2011- Police have banned planned marches by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) which are part of May Day commemorations, citing security reasons. ... Full story

Tourism Boosting Zimbabwe’s Weak Economy:Minister

HARARE, April 25, 2011- Zimbabwe's tourism industry earned about 13 percent of the impoverished state's gross domestic product in 2010 and should grow an average 6.9 percent annually over the next decade, a minister said on Monday. ... Full story

Tsvangirai’s Daughter Weds At Private Ceremony

HARARE, April 25, 2011- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s daughter Vimbai tied the knot at a private ceremony at one of Harare’s most expensive and exclusive venue. ... Full story

Nato Airstrike Damage Gaddafi's Compound

TRIPOLI, April 25, 2011- Nato air strike flattened a building inside Muammar Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah compound early on Monday, in what a press official from Gaddafi's government said was an attempt on the Libyan leader's life. ... Full story

Hundreds Escape From Local Prison

KANDAHAR, April 25, 2011- More than 470 inmates at a prison in southern Afghanistan have escaped through a tunnel hundreds of metres long and dug from outside the jail. ... Full story

Bulawayo's Only HIV-AIDS Nursing Home Faces Closure

BULAWAYO, April 25, 2011- Thembelihle Nursing Home in Mpopoma high density suburb of Bulawayo's only HIV/Aids nursing home, run by the Grace Mugabe, faces closure after allegedly running out of funds. ... Full story

MLF To Discipline Mkandla Over Flag Burning Comments

JOHANNESBURG, April 25, 2011- The secessionist and radical Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) has summoned its national organising secretary Max Mkandla to appear before the organisation’s disciplinary committee following his controversial comments condemning the burning of the Zimbabwean flag by South Africa based members last week. ... Full story

Sudan Militia Head Surrenders

JUBA, April 25, 2011- A top militia leader has surrendered in south Sudan after clashes that killed more than 160 people, the army said on Monday, as the soon to be independent nation reels from a string of bloody battles. ... Full story

Makusha Keeps Shining In The US

HARARE, April 25, 2011- ZIMBABWE'S star long jumper Ngonidzashe Makusha once again stole the show from his Florida State University track and field teammates during the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships at Durham in Northern Carolina, United States, at the weekend. ... Full story

Mugabe, Tsvangirai Square Off For Elections

HARARE, April 25, 2011- It is not difficult to tell when elections loom in Zimbabwe. The populace is treated to an outpouring of vitriol, which is designed to cow the opposition and bolster President Robert Mugabe’s prospects. ... Full story

Mugabe Plan For 2011 Elections Shot Down In Flames

HARARE, April 24, 2011- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's plans to hang on to power through early elections this year have been shot down after his negotiators agreed to an election roadmap that would push the ballot well into next year, officials confirmed Sunday. ... Full story

Zuma’s Daughter In Lavish Wedding

JOHANNESBURG, April 24, 2011- President Jacob Zuma's daughter Duduzile married Lonwabo Sambudla on Saturday in "a Parisian-theme ceremony" described as South Africa's wedding of the year. ... Full story

Kingston Lies About Throwing $3 000 To Fans

HARARE, April 24, 2011- Jamaican rapper Sean Kingston who already has a frosty relationship with Zimbabwean journalists lied to the world on his Facebook page that he threw $3 000 to people who attended his show at the Celebration Centre on Friday and at the Glamis arena on Saturday. ... Full story

ZABG Fails To Publish Year End Results

HARARE, April 24, 2011- The Zimbabwe Allied Banking Group failed to publish year-end results last month amid reports that PricewaterhouseCooper has refused to certify its financials as it is bankrupt. ... Full story

Syrian Police Raid Homes

AMMAN, April 24, 2011- Secret police raided homes near Damascus overnight, rights campaigners said on Sunday, as popular opposition to Syria's authoritarian President Bashar al-Assad increased following bloody attacks on pro-democracy protesters. ... Full story

Thousands Of Zim Children Starving To Death: Report

HARARE, April 24, 2011- Up to 12000 children die of malnutrition each year in Zimbabwe, according to the office of Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe and Unicef. ... Full story

Parties Agree On Election Road Map

JOHANNESBURG, April 24, 2011- Zimbabwean's main political parties have agreed on an election road map which President Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu (PF) have been trying to resist but are still deadlocked over some critical issues which now require the intervention of mediator and South African President Jacob Zuma, the Sunday Times reported. ... Full story

Former Beauty Queen Arrested For Accusing Ministers Of Sexual Harassment

BULAWAYO, April 24, 2011-Police on Saturday arrested and sent prominent businesswoman and founder of Miss Rural Zimbabwe pageant, Sipho Mazibuko to Ingutsheni Mental Hospital after she made a report accusing several ministers and senior government officials of sexually harassing her for the past five years. ... Full story

Police Hunt For Khuphe's Driver After Stabbing Incident

BULAWAYO ,April 23,2011- A youth member of the faction ridden MDC-T, Challenge Dube is fighting for his life at Galen House Emergency Medical Clinic after he was stabbed once on the back and twice on the shoulder during the party,s chaotic provincial elections on Friday. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Travels To Byo To Deal With Intra Party Fighting

HARARE, April 23, 2011- MDC-T leader and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is travelling to Bulawayo this weekend to deal with intra party violence that has prevented the election of the provincial executive twice in two weeks. ... Full story

MLF Zim Leaders Condemn Flag Burning By SA Members

BULAWAYO, April 23, 2011 -A senior leader of the extremist Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) has strongly condemned the organisation,s youths who burnt to ashes a Zimbabwean flag on the streets of Johannesburg on Tuesday. ... Full story

UK Church Protest Police Disruption Of Zim Easter Activities

LONDON, April 23, 2011- Representatives of the United Reformed Church have expressed their anger and concern at the news of the violent disruption of an ecumenical prayer service for peace at a church in Harare by Zimbabwean police earlier this month. ... Full story

Elephant Meat On The Menu For Convicts

MUTARE, April 23, 2011- Cash-strapped prison chiefs in Zimbabwe have come up with an innovative plan to provide meat to thousands of hungry inmates - feed them elephants. ... Full story

War Of Attrition For Opposition In Zim

Dublin, April 23, 2011- Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) parliamentarian Douglas Mwonzora lectures on Roman law at the University of Zimbabwe. That’s when he’s not chairing parliament’s committee on constitution-drafting on behalf of his party. ... Full story

Put Your Money In Local Banks: Nyambira

GWERU, April 23, 2011- The chief executive of TN Holdings group has castigated Zimbabweans for shunning local banks and preferring to open accounts with foreign owned banks. ... Full story

Raffingora Celebrates As Terror Gang Disintergrates

Raffingora, April 23, 2011 - A sombre mood gripped Zanu (PF) supporters in Mashonaland West following the death of acting chairperson Robert Sikanyika on the eve of Independence holiday on April 18 in a car accident. ... Full story

Filipinos Re-enact Jesus's Crucifixion In Easter Ritual

San Fernando, Philippines, April 22, 2011 - Nearly two dozen Filipinos were nailed to crosses to re-enact the passion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, in what they see as an extreme display of devotion but which the Roman Catholic Church criticises as a distortion of the Easter message. ... Full story

Senegal's Wade Says No Plans To Leave Office: Paper

Paris, April 22, 2011 - Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade said in a newspaper interview that he had no plans to leave office as long as his health held up, and that his country would not see uprisings like those in North Africa. ... Full story

Kenyan Police Warn Of Al Shabaab Attacks Over Easter

Nairobi, April 22, 2011 - Kenyan police have said they have information al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents plan to carry out attacks in heavily populated areas in the country during the Easter holidays. ... Full story

Platinum Stars Coach Drowns

Harare, April 22, 2011 - Platinum Stars coach Benjamin Moyo drowned in a swimming pool at Sungano Lodge in Shurugwi early Friday morning. ... Full story

Mudenge Promises Mugabe To Punish MDC Supporters

Masvingo, April 22, 2011 - Zanu (PF) politburo member and Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Stan Mudenge has promised his party leader, Robert Mugabe to witch hunt people who voted for rival party leader, Morgan Tsvangirai leader of the lager formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to punish them for turning against the former revolutionary party in 2008 March elections. ... Full story

Catholic Bishops Liars And Puppets - Mugabe

Bikita, April 22, 2011 President Robert Mugabe on Thursday lashed out at Catholic Bishops, accusing them of being liars and puppets of the West. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Newspapers Crowd One Printing Press

Harare, April 22, 2011 – The newly established daily newspapers and an old weekly paper have for the past two week scrambling for a single printing press following the breakdown of one of the printing presses owned by one of them. ... Full story

Unicef To Donate $20 Each To Vulnerable Zimbabwe Families

Harare, April 22, 2011 - The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) in collaboration with the government of Zimbabwe will donate US$10 million to poor and vulnerable families. ... Full story

Julius Malema Trial Generates Interest In Zimbabwe

Harare, April 22, 2011 – He is no Mandela or is he anywhere near hero status but his every move raises excitement. ... Full story

45 Out Of 1 000 Die Of Malaria, Reveals Health Ministry

Harare, April 22, 2011 - About 45 Zimbabweans per every 1 000 die of malaria, the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Dr Henry Madzorera, has revealed. ... Full story

South Africa's Ruling Party Shuns Zim Land Policy

Johannesburg, April 21, 2011 - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said its land redistribution proposal would not be like Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's programme. ... Full story

Mugabe's Health Not An Issue - Zanu (PF) Spokesman

Harare, April 21, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu (PF) party says it is not worried about their leader's advanced age and deteriorating health adding that they have entrusted him to continue being the party's candidate for Zimbabwe's next presidential elections. ... Full story

Kate Middleton's Parents Meet The Queen For The First Time

London, April 21, 2011 - The Queen and Prince Philip on Wednesday welcomed Kate Middleton’s parents to lunch at Windsor Castle to ‘break the ice’ before next week’s wedding. ... Full story

Pirates Seize Italian Cargo Ship In Arabian Sea

Milan, April 21, 2011 - An Italian ship with a crew of 21 was attacked and seized by pirates in the Arabian Sea, the vessel's operators said on Thursday. ... Full story

Nigeria Leader Vows Polls To Continue Despite Riots

Abuja, April 21, 2011 - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Thursday that the country's final round of elections would go ahead next week despite rioting which has killed at least 100 people across the mostly-Muslim north. ... Full story

Mash West/Masvingo Back Tsvangirai For MDC Presidency

Harare, April, 21, 2011 - Mashonaland West and Masvingo provinces of the mainstream Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will back him as their presidential candidate at the party's congress in Bulawayo next week. ... Full story

Changata Picked For Kickboxing World Cup

Harare, April 21, 2011 - The Kickboxing Association of Zimbabwe has selected Brian Changata to represent Zimbabwe at the kickboxing World Cup to be held in Brazil in May. ... Full story

Factionalism In Zanu (PF) Costs Chiredzi MP House

Masvingo, April 20, 2011 - A Zanu (PF) MP in Chiredzi lost his house and all property worth over US$ 100 000 dollars in a suspected arson attack by rival faction members in his party, as in fighting for control of the province threatens to tear apart the former ruling party here. ... Full story

Madiba And Tutu Have ‘Spirit’

Johannesburg, April 20, 2011 - South African icons Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu have been named among the 100 most spiritually influential living people in the world by the Watkins Review in London. ... Full story

Panic As Zimbabwe ATM Dishes Out Worthless Zimdollar

Harare, April 20, 2011 - A bank says one of its automated teller machines dished out defunct Zimbabwe dollars when it was being repaired. Technicians tested it with the old currency and left it online in error. ... Full story

Libyan Opposition Pleads For Military Humanitarian Intervention

Tripoli, Libya, April 20, 2011 - In a country where civilians live in chronic fear of ruler Moammar Gadhafi's troops, Libya's main opposition body has pleaded for an international military intervention to create a humanitarian path to protect residents of besieged cities. ... Full story

SA, Italy Work On AIDS Vaccine

Johannesburg, April 20, 2011 - The clinical trial for what has become known as the "Italian vaccine" will test the candidate vaccine to see if the focus by researchers at Italy's National Aids Centre (CNAIDS) on the Tat-1 protein works. ... Full story

Most British Women Don't Envy Kate Middleton: Poll

Reuters, April 20,2011 - She may be pretty, wealthy and about to marry a prince, but an overwhelming majority of British women do not envy Kate Middleton, a survey showed on Wednesday. ... Full story

War 'Vets' Leader Backs Jonathan Moyo

Bulawayo, April 20, 2011- The leader for war veterans, Jabulani Sibanda has defended Zanu (PF) politburo member Jonathan Moyo saying those who don’t want him in Zanu (PF) are just few corrupt senior members who are scared of being exposed.Speaking to journalists in Bulawayo on Tuesday, Sibanda said the coming back of Moyo to Zanu (PF) is the coming back of development and some few corrupt senior party members are worried about his return. ... Full story

Zim Soccer Stadia No-Go Areas For Women

Harare, April 20, 2011 - Barbourfields and Rufaro stadia are unfriendly to women who are subjected to ridicule and obscene language during soccer games, particularly those involving Highlanders and Dynamos, a University of Zimbabwe study has revealed. ... Full story

Army Summons Newsday Journalist Over Chiwenga Illness Story

Harare, April 20, 2011 - Newsday senior reporter Verenanda Langa was Tuesday summoned for questioning at the Zimbabwe National Army’s Defence House over a story which she wrote last week reporting that powerful army Commander Constantine Chiwenga had been taken ill and flown to China for treatment. ... Full story

Police Release MDC-N Officials and Human Rights Lawyers

HWANGE, April 19, 2011- Four MDC-N leaders and human rights lawyers who were arrested by police in Hwange on Tuesday have been released without charges being laid against them. ... Full story

Minister Mzila-Ndlovu Released On Bail

HWANGE, April 19, 2011- The co-Minister of National Healing and Reconciliation Moses Mzila-Ndlovu was finally brought to court in Hwange on Tuesday in leg irons and granted a $500 bail by the magistrate. ... Full story

MDC-N Officials, Human Rights Lawyers Arrested In Hwange

HWANGE, April, 19, 2011- Police in Hwange have detained four senior leaders of the MDC faction led by Welshman Ncube and two human rights lawyers representing Father Marko Mabutho Mkandla of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Full story

Matland Secessionists Burn Zim Flag In Joburg March

JOHANNESBURG, April 19, 2011- More than 500 Zimbabwean exiles from Matebeleland province took part in a controversial march for freedom organised by the militant and secessionist Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) whose campaigns for a separate state have led to the arrest of the movement's senior leaders in Bulawayo. ... Full story

Mujuru Apologises To Zuma

Harare, April 19, 2011 - The Zimbabwean government, through Vice President Joice Mujuru, has apologised to South African President Jacob Zuma for its recent attacks on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) recently. ... Full story

Nigerian President Urges Unity After Election Riots

Kano, Nigeria, April 19, 2011 - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan appealed for unity on Monday after deadly riots erupted in largely Muslim opposition strongholds over his election victory. ... Full story

West Faces Hard Choices On Way Forward In Libya

Benghazi, April 19, 2011 - Western powers committed to helping rebels overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi face increasingly difficult choices on the military, economic and diplomatic front as the conflict enters its third month. ... Full story

Broke Copac Gets US$10m From Donors

Harare, April 19, 2011 - THE financially-beleaguered Constitutional and Parliamentary Committee (Copac) has received a much-needed US$10 million shot in the arm from the cash-strapped Government of Zimbabwe and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), we can now reveal. ... Full story

Heavyweight Counters Gain On ZSE

Harare, April 19, 2011 - The gains in heavyweight counters lifted the Industrial Index by one point to close at 160.31 points for the period under review. ... Full story

Police Bar Smaller MDC Faction President From Seeing Detained Minister

Bulawayo, April 19, 2011 - The Lupane police station was on Monday shut down to bar president of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change Welshman Ncube from meeting detained National Healing Minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu. ... Full story

AIDS Wears a Female Face

Harare, April 19, 2011 - Women should turn to female condoms for protection since AIDS affect more women than men, an official from National Aids Council has said. ... Full story

Murder Trial Of Former Zimbabwe Soccer Star Postponed

Harare,April 19, 2011 - The murdered trial of Zimbabwe's international soccer star Cleopas Dlodlo which was being heard in South Africa has been postponed to May after the court failed to locate some of the key witnesses. ... Full story

Mugabe says committed to fulfilling outstanding GPA issues

HARARE, 18 April 2011 – President Robert Mugabe says he is committed to fulfilling all outstanding issues to the Global Political Agreement although he criticised his partners in the inclusive government for their apparent support of western imposed sanctions on him and his country. ... Full story

Mutare Endorses Tsvangirai As Presidential Candidate Ahead of Party Congress

Mutare, April 18, 2011 - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) in Manicaland has unanimously endorsed the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai as their presidential candidate for the upcoming party congress to be held in Bulawayo at the end of this month. ... Full story

MDC-T Bulawayo Province Go To Congress Without Executive

Bulawayo/Chinhoyi - The Morgan Tsvangirai led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Bulawayo province is set to attend the party’s Congress next week without a substantive executive after elections to elect other members of the provincial assembly were aborted owing to violent clashes between feuding factions. ... Full story

French To Hand Airport Back To Ivorian Forces

Abidjan, April 18, 2011 - The French military said on Sunday it would hand control of Ivory Coast's main airport back to national armed forces as fighting in the West African state dies down. ... Full story

Finnish Populist Party Surge Clouds EU Bailout

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish voters threw sand in the gears of European Union plans to bail out Portugal by thrusting the anti-euro True Finns party into a crucial role in parliament and possibly into government. ... Full story

Masvingo MDC Factions Make Peace

MASVINGO, April 17, 2011- In a bid to unite different factions of his MDC-T party Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has invited both the newly elected executive members and those who lost provincial elections to the national congress expected to be held in Bulawayo at the end of this month. ... Full story

Independence Day: Is It Politicking Or Celebrating

BULAWAYO, April 17, 2011- As the 18th of April 2011 draws closer Zimbabwe’s Independence Day is already in the forefront of politics and tabloids. The statements being bended around question whether Independence Day should be about celebrating or politics. Some have even made insinuations that Zimbabwe is not independent and for that reason they do not celebrate Independence Day. ... Full story

Lawyers Demand Probe Into Death Of 82-Year-Old Activist

HARARE, April 17, 2011- Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have demanded a probe into the death of an 82- year-old Nyanga village kraal head, Rwisai Nyakauru who died after he was incarcerated in prison for three weeks. ... Full story

Japan Nuclear Crisis Over In Nine Months

TOKYO, April 17, 2011- The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has said it expects to bring the crisis under control by the end of the year. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Cracks Whip, Warns Against Vote Buying

MASVINGO, April 17, 2011- Movement for Democratic Change President Morgan Tsvangirai has warned top party officials to stop splitting the party along factional lines using money ahead of their national Congress to be held in Bulawayo at the end of this month. ... Full story

Surat Craves For Zim Diamonds

NEW DELHI, April 17, 2011- The diamond polishing industry in Surat, which was hit by a shortage in supply of rough diamonds, heaved a sigh of relief as the US and the UK, which were opposed to trading in diamonds from Zimbabwe on account of human rights violations there, reportedly softened their position. ... Full story

No Funeral Arrangements Yet For Remember Moyo

JOHANNESBURG, April 17, 2011- Faction ridden MDC-T South Africa province has not yet decided on when the body of prominent and fearless Zimbabwean activist Remember Moyo will be sent home to Bulawayo. ... Full story

Methodist Church-Home Away From Home For Zim Refugees

JOHANNESBURG, April 17, 2011- Mantombi Makhubele visits the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg and finds people struggling to get by while they wait to return home to Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Zuma Warns Mugabe of Revolts-Paper

JOHANNESBURG, April 17, 2011- South African President Jacob Zuma has warned of revolts like those in North Africa and "unprecedented upheavals" if Zimbabwe fails to implement genuine reforms, according to a report in The Sunday Times. ... Full story

Zim Lawyer Muchadehama Honoured In Netherlands

NETHERLANDS, April 17, 2011- Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Alec Muchadehama received on Friday the Lawyers For Lawyers award in the Netherlands.The father of three is humbled by the award received from his Dutch legal colleagues. It doesn’t make his work in Zimbabwe any easier, but now Muchadehama knows that the world is watching. And there is another bonus, winning the award gives him protection against harassment from the Mugabe regime. ... Full story

MDC Youths To Stage Protests At Police Camps

BULAWAYO,April 16,2011-The Welshman Ncube led MDC national youth assembly has threatened massive protests over the arrest of National Healing and Reconciliation Minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu who is also a senior member of that party. ... Full story

Voting Begins In Nigeria

LAGOS, April 16, 2011- Polling is under way in Nigeria's presidential election, amid hopes of the freest and fairest vote there in two decades. Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan cast his ballot in his home state of Bayelsa in the oil-rich Niger Delta. ... Full story

Gaddafi Forces Use Cluster Bombs Against Civillians

TRIPOLI, April 16, 2011- Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Libya have been accused of using cluster bombs against civilians - a weapon banned in dozens of countries. ... Full story

Swazi Team Fires Zim Coach

HARARE, April 16, 2011- Swaziland premiership side Eleven Men in Flight has fired its Zimbabwean coach Tongai Dodo following a string of poor results but the coach claims he was a victim of xenophobia. ... Full story

Mugabe On Way Out

NEW YORK, April 16, 2011- Now that the South African political leadership has — after years of shameful silence and even complicity, declined to continue its open-ended indulgence of Robert Mugabe, it becomes possible to envisage a time when Zimbabwe will be free of the hideous regime of one man and one-party rule. ... Full story

I'm Circumcised, Boasts Reggae Star Winky D

Harare, April 15, 2011 - Prominent but controversial reggae musician, Winky D, says he is circumcised and this is "smart". ... Full story

Masvingo Villagers Homeless After Refusing To Sign Mugabe’s Anti-Sanctions Petition

Masvingo, April 15, 2011 - About 10 villagers here were left homeless after they were sacked from Kanongovere village by President Robert Mugabe’s controversial cousin, Chief Serima who accused them of refusing to sign the anti sanction petition. ... Full story

Police Arrest Co-Healing Minister/Madhuku

Lupane/Chisumbanje, April 15, 2011 - Police in Lupane on Friday morning arrested Moses-Mzila Ndlovu, the co-Minister of National Healing for attending a Gukurahundi memorial service while in Chisumbanje Claris Madhuku, the director of Platform for Youth Development Trust (PYD) was arrested on Thursday for a Global Political Agreement (GPA) she attended in Chipinge. ... Full story

Mugabe in scathing attacks on Britain "gaydom"

HARARE – President Robert Mugabe has launched a scathing attack on the British government for alleged meddling into his country’s internal affairs telling them to concentrate on their “unnatural gay culture”. ... Full story

Riots In Uganda

Kampala, April 14, 2011 - Gunshots rocked the Ugandan village of Kasangati on Thursday morning, after police stopped opposition leader Kizza Besigye from walking to his office in Kampala. Also in neighbouring Gayaza town teargas canisters were fired at protestors. ... Full story

Mugabe Says To Proceed With Foreign Firm Takeovers

Harare, April 14, 2011 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Thursday the government would go ahead with the takeover of foreign companies, a scheme that has rattled investors, and told Western countries to stop meddling in his country's affairs. ... Full story

Zim Catholic Priest Nabbed For Preaching On Violence

Lupane, April 14 2011 - A Lupane Roman Catholic priest, Mark Mkandla was on Wednesday night arrested by police in Lupane soon after attending a church service organised by the organ for National healing and Reconciliation in the area. ... Full story

Zim Widow Drags Attorney General To Court

Bulawayo, April 14, 2011- A Zimbabwe widow, Patrica Nabanyama, is suing the Attorney General for refusing to prosecute suspected killers of his husband who was abducted 11 years ago under mysterious circumstances from his Nketa home here for his involvement with the mainstream Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). ... Full story

Obama Sets Deficit Target, Rips Republican Plan

Washington, April 14, 2011 - President Barack Obama set a goal on Wednesday of cutting the U.S. budget deficit by $4 trillion (2.45 trillion pounds) over 12 years through spending cuts and tax increases on the rich and rejecting a Republican plan as too radical. ... Full story

Egypt's Mubarak Detained, Army Win Protest Respite

Cairo, April 14, 2011 - Hosni Mubarak was ordered to be detained for 15 days on Wednesday, winning the ruling army generals a respite from protesters suspicious that they were shielding their former commander from investigation. ... Full story

Persecuted Play, Ritual To Show At Hifa

Harare, 14 April, 2011 - Rooftop Promotions-produced, play Rituals that has seen some of its actors being arrested because of its candid look at political events in the country, will be staged at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa). ... Full story

Battered And Bruised Congregant Freed

Harare, April 14,2011 - Mbare Magistrate Brighton Pabwe on Wednesday freed Shakespeare Mukoyi, one of the congregants, who was arrested on Saturday when police violently broke a peace prayer meeting in Glen Norah suburb. ... Full story

MDC Harare Chair In Court For 2006 Assault Case

Harare, April 14, 2011 - Newly elected Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Harare provincial chairperson Paul Madzore appeared in court on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a police officer in 2006. ... Full story

I Will Not Be Buried At The Heroes Acre - Dabengwa

Harare, April 13, 2011 - Zapu President Dumiso Dabengwa on Wednesday told Radio VOP that he will not be buried at the national Heroes Acre. ... Full story

Factionalism In MDC-T Rears Its Ugly Head In Hurungwe

Hurungwe, April 13, 2011 - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been rocked by internal factionalism here after provincial elections held last week. ... Full story

Rare Birthday Gift For Mugabe Disappeared

Masvingo, April 13, 2011 – A Zanu (PF) deputy youth national commissar, Talent Majoni on Wednesday said party's youth wing here is investigating the disappearance of the pangolin which was meant to be delivered to President Robert Mugabe during celebrations for his 87th birthday in February. ... Full story

Childhood Rape Inspired A Fighting Spirit in Me - Betty Makoni

London - She draws her leadership from her anger-filled and difficult childhood. Raped at the age of six, Betty Makoni, grew up with so much anger driven by the need to revenge her childhood tragedy. ... Full story

Czech Media Teases President For Pocketing Pen

Prague, April 13, 2011 - Czech media chided President Vaclav Klaus on Tuesday after a viral Internet video showed him discreetly pocketing a ceremonial pen during a visit to Chile in what viewers are calling a theft. ... Full story

Nigeria Opposition Mulls Alliance To Beat Jonathan

Lagos, April 13, 2011 - Nigeria's two main opposition parties are mulling an eleventh-hour alliance to try to unseat President Goodluck Jonathan in elections on Saturday, opposition sources said. ... Full story

Egypt's Mubarak Detained For Investigation: TV

Cairo, April 13, 2011 - Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered that former president Hosni Mubarak be detained for 15 days for investigation, state-owned Nile television said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Kate Middleton admits to pre-wedding jitters

April 12, 2011 - PRINCESS-in-waiting Catherine Middleton has admitted she is battling nerves just two weeks before the wedding of the decade. ... Full story

Zim Top Secret Agent Declared National Hero

Harare, April 12, 2011 - Zanu (PF) has declared the late Deputy Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) director Mernard Muzariri a national hero. ... Full story

Arrested Zim Pastors Freed

Harare, April 12, 2011 – Three Pastors and other worshippers except one arrested Saturday on public violence charges were released on Monday evening. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Licences More Newspapers

Harare, April 12, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) has licensed seven more publications to the country’s opening print media, Radio VOP can reveal. ... Full story

Body Exhumations In Zim Continues Despite Court Ban

Harare, April 12, 2011 - The much publicised exhumations of the liberation struggle victims at the Mt Darwin mine are continuing despite a High Court order to stop the exhumations on the pretext to bury them at a mass grave next to the mine, Radio VOP has learnt. ... Full story

Zim Tennis Player Claims Africa's Number 1 Slot

Harare, April 12, 2011 - Zimbabwean player Benjamin Lock is now ranked Africa’s Number 1 Under 18 player after winning the International Junior Tennis Championships in Botswana. ... Full story

Bulawayo People Feel Dejected- See No Point In Celebrating Zim's Independence

Bulawayo, April 12 2011 - Disillusioned political parties and ordinary Zimbabweans in Bulawayo see no point in attending this year’s Zanu (PF) organised Independence day celebrations when the country’s democratic space is continuously shrinking. ... Full story

Arrested Zim Pastors Refuse To Pay Fines For Public Violence Charges

Harare, April 12, 2011 - Three pastors on Monday refused to pay fines of admission to guilty after being slapped with public violence charges following their arrests together with other worshippers at the weekend for attending a peace prayer meeting. ... Full story

Zim Industry Operating At 45%

Harare, April 12, 2011 - The influential Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) says the country's industry is now operating at about 45 percent due to dollarisation. ... Full story

Striking Air Zim Pilots Blame Past Management For Airline Woes

Harare, April 12, 2011 - Striking Air Zimbabwe pilots on Monday blamed the company’s previous managements for the ill fortunes that have left the national airline grounded. ... Full story

Nigeria Ruling Party Loses More Ground In Poll

Abuja, April 11, 2011 - Nigeria's ruling party lost more ground on Monday in results emerging from an election that will loosen the grip it has on parliament in Africa's most populous nation. ... Full story

Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo Captured By French In Abidjan

Abidjan, April 11, 2011 - Ivory Coast’s former leader Laurent Gbagbo, whose refusal to step down after losing a presidential election in November triggered a civil war, was captured by French forces on Monday after a 10-day battle for Abidjan. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) And MDC-T Fail To Agree On Violence

Harare, April 11, 2011 – Zanu (PF) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) negotiators have referred public violence issues and the continued tenure of the country’s partisan security chiefs to the principals after failing to reach an agreement on the contentious items. ... Full story

France Starts Ban On Full-Face Veil

Paris, April 11, 2011 - France's ban on full face veils, a first in Europe, went into force on Monday, and anyone wearing the Muslim niqab or burqa in public could now face a fine of 150 euros (132.30 pounds), or lessons in French citizenship. ... Full story

Gaddafi Accepts Peace Plan, Rebels Say He Must Go

Tripoli, April 11, 2011 - Muammar Gaddafi has accepted a roadmap for ending the conflict in Libya including an immediate ceasefire, the African Union said on Monday, but an opposition representative said it would only work if Gaddafi left power. ... Full story

Community Radio Initiative Goes To Court Over ZBC Monopoly

Harare, April 11, 2011 - Community Radio Harare (CORAH), a local initiative, has filed an application with the High Court seeking a relief to have its broadcasting licence application considered by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) as well as an order compelling the regulatory board to call for broadcasting licence applications. ... Full story

Zim Ambassador Invited To Royal Wedding

London, April 11, 2011 - Zimbabwean ambassador to the United Kingdom has been invited to attend the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29 despite the continuing frost relations between Zimbabwe and Britain. ... Full story

Tobacco Deliveries Resume At TSF

Harare, April 11, 2011 - Tobacco deliveries to the Tobacco Sales Floors (TSF) have been resumed after having been stopped last week, Radio VOP can reveal. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Urges His Supporters To Live In Peace With Zanu (PF)

MASVINGO, April 10, 2011- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Sunday called on his party supporters to live peacefully with their political rivals in Zanu (PF). ... Full story

African Leaders For Libya Talks

TRIPOLI, April 10, 2011- A team of African leaders is on its way to Libya to try to negotiate a ceasefire between rebel forces and those loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi. ... Full story

Dying Mom Begs For Her Man

JOHANNESBURG, April 10, 2011- A mother who needs an emergency heart transplant has delayed her surgery until her husband is released from Zimbabwe, according to The Times paper. ... Full story

Gorden Moyo Is New MDC-T Bulawayo Province Boss

BULAWAYO, April 10, 2011- Former director of Bulawayo Agenda and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai,s trusted cadre in Matabeleland Gorden Moyo on Saturday won the chairmanship of the Bulawayo province of the Movement for Democratic Change, MDC-T at an emotionally charged provincial elections in the city. ... Full story

Mugabe's Wife In Singapore For Check-Up: Paper

HARARE, April 10, 2011- President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, has flown to Singapore for a medical check-up after injuring herself and possibly dislocating her hip, a report said on Sunday. ... Full story

China Buying Up The Board In Zim

UNITED NATIONS, April 10, 2011- The People’s Republic of China has gone on a buying spree on the resource-rich but economically underdeveloped African continent. And central to the plan has been massive investments into raw materials as well as political influence in a number of key African states, notably Sudan, Angola, and Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Thank You For Supporting Our Candidate: MDC-T

HARARE, APRIL 10, 2011- MDC-T has formally written to the faction led by Industry and Commerce minister Welshman Ncube thanking it for supporting its candidate in the recent elections for the Speaker of Parliament. ... Full story

Protesters Clash With Police In Harare

HARARE, April 9, 2011- Thousands of protesters demonstrating against the escalating violence in Zimbabwe were met with tear gas and batons near the capital on Saturday, as the rift within the African nation's "unity government" continued to widen. ... Full story

Police Called To Stop Chaos At MDC-T Provincial Congress

BULAWAYO, April 9, 2011- Fighting between rival MDC-T factions loyal to minister Gorden Moyo and prominent senator and businessman Matson Hlalo marred Saturday,s provincial elections for the crucial post of the party,s Provincial chairman. ... Full story

Mugabe's Allies Push For Quick Vote

HARARE, April 9, 2011- As Zimbabwe hurtles into another violent political season, President Robert Mugabe’s party is fiercely pushing for a quick election this year because of fears that the president’s health and vigor are rapidly ebbing, senior party officials said. ... Full story

Gbagbo Forces Gain Ground In Fresh Fighting

ABIDJAN, April 9, 2011- BBC,s Andrew Harding reports from a neighbourhood in Abidjan controlled by forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara. Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo have gained ground in Abidjan, the UN says. ... Full story

Malema Calls On White Youth To Be Active In Politics

JOHANNESBURG, April 9, 2011- The youth league of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa says white youth must participate more in the social and political life in the country. ... Full story

Bangladesh, Zim Kept Associates Out Of World Cup

KARCHI, April 9, 2011- Bangladesh and Zimbabwe played an influential role in keeping the Associate teams out of the next 2015 World Cup, sources have claimed. ... Full story

Zenzo Moyo To Contest Zifa Elections

BULAWAYO, April 9, 2011- Former Zimbabwe international and Highlanders prolific striker Zenzo Moyo says his aim is to become the next president of the Zimbabwe Football Association, ZIFA. ... Full story

Aids T-Shirt Campaign Confronts Stigma

JOHANNESBURG, April 9, 2011- The Illinois Alliance for Sound Aids Policy ( IL ASAP ) , a project of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) , has launched a year-long anti-stigma T-shirt campaign to confront the stigma and silence associated with HIV according to Windy City Times. ... Full story

Zanu (PF), MDC Negotiators Close To Trading Blows Over Security Chiefs

Harare, April 09, 2011 - Zanu (PF) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) negotiators nearly traded blows on Thursday following a heated argument on whether Zimbabwe’s partisan security chiefs should keep their jobs. ... Full story

Ncube Led MDC Rescues Mthwakazi Leader

Bulawayo, April 08,2011- The Welshman Ncube led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Friday came to the rescue of Charles Thomas, the Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) head of Security, by paying his bail so that he could be released from Khami Maximum Remand Prison. ... Full story

Zim Magistrates Resume Work

Harare, April 08, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s magistrates, who went on strike last Monday to press for a review in their salaries, on Friday resumed duty after government promised them a 100 percent salary hike. ... Full story

Chamber Of Mines Proposes 26 % Indigenisation For Locals

Harare, April 08, 2011 - The Chamber of Mines in Zimbabwe, the group that represents all the mines in the country, says the indigenisation drive being spearheaded by President Robert Mugabe's government must be done in a way that achieves growth and development proposing a minimum indigenisation quota of 26 %. ... Full story

Zim Rights Lawyers Caution Chinamasa, Police Over Detainees

Harare, April 08, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said in the absence of magistrates who had been on strike suspects and detainees had a right to be taken before any High Court judge for initial remand and the opportunity to be granted bail. ... Full story

US General Sees No Military Outcome In Libya

Ajdabiyah, April 08, 2011 - Libyan rebels said five of their fighters were killed when NATO planes mistakenly bombed a rebel tank column and a top U.S. general said they were unlikely to be able to oust Muammar Gaddafi by force. ... Full story

Ivory Coast's Ouattara Seeks Recovery Despite Standoff

Abidjan, April 08, 2011 - Ivory Coast presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara has called for an end to sanctions and sought to return the war-torn country to normal, despite a continuing military standoff with incumbent Laurent Gbagbo. ... Full story

Strongest Aftershock Since Japan Tsunami Kills 2

Sendai, April 08, 2011 - A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two people, knocking out power to vast areas Friday and piling misery on a region still buried under the rubble of last month's devastating tsunami. ... Full story

Shutdown Talks Yield No Deal As Clock Ticks

Washington, April 08, 2011 - Time growing short, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to reach agreement Thursday night on a compromise to cut spending and head off a midnight Friday government shutdown that no one claimed to want. ... Full story

Zim Farmer Who Took Mugabe To Court Dies Of His Injuries

Harare, April 08, 2011 - Mike Campbell (78), the Zimbabwean commercial farmer who made legal history when he took President Mugabe to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal in 2007 and won the case a year later, passed away at his temporary home in Harare. ... Full story

Zvoma Threatens Biti

Harare, April 08, 2011 - The Clerk of Parliament, Austin Zvoma has threatened legal action against Tendai Biti for defamation after the Finance Minister allegedly called him a “willing appendage of Zanu (PF)". ... Full story

Tobacco Deliveries Stopped

HARARE, April 7, 2011 - TOBACCO deliveries to the prestigious Tobacco Sales Floors (TSF) have been stopped with immediate effect, Radio VOP can reveal. ... Full story

Gulf Arabs Work On Plan For Yemen's Saleh To Go

Sanaa, April 07, 2011 - A Saudi and Gulf Arab plan for Yemen's president to step down and end a political crisis will guarantee the veteran leader and his family immunity from prosecution, an opposition source said on Thursday. ... Full story

Former Libyan Oil Minister Escapes To Malta

Valleta, April 07, 2011 - Former Libyan energy minister Omar Fathi bin Shatwan has escaped to Malta from the besieged Libyan town of Misrata, the Maltese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. ... Full story

William And Kate To Share Marital Home With Harry

London, April 07, 2011 - Prince William and Kate Middleton are to start married life by sharing a home with Prince Harry, it has emerged. ... Full story

Vote ANC To Save Madiba - Malema

Johannesburg, April 07, 2011 - In an emotional appeal, ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has urged supporters to vote for the ruling party in the coming local government elections to prevent an ailing Nelson Mandela s condition from deteriorating. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Orders Re-run Of Masvingo Congress

Masvingo, April 07, 2011 - In a bid to stop divisions which were likely to split the party in Masvingo, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has ordered a re-run of Masvingo congress following serious complaints by a faction which boycotted last weekend’s party provincial congress in Mucheke stadium. ... Full story

First MDC-T Mayor For Masvingo Dies

Masvingo, April 07, 2011 – The first Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) executive mayor for Masvingo city Engineer Alois Vhuramayi Chaimiti died here on Wednesday after a short illness. ... Full story

Mujuru Praises Zimplats As Parliamentary Committee Prepares To Visit SA Platinum Miner

Harare, April 07, 2011 — Vice President Joyce Mujuru on Wednesday broke ranks with President Robert Mugabe and praised giant South African platinum miner, Zimplats saying the company had ploughed back its profits into various community and national projects. ... Full story

Police Disrupt MDC-T Memorial Service

Harare, April 06, 2011 – Heavily armed riot police on Wednesday afternoon violently disrupted a memorial service of four slain activists belonging to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) T. ... Full story

Fresh Cholera Outbreak Hits Chiredzi

Chiredzi, April 06, 2011 - Officials from Ministry of Health are battling to control a serious Cholera outbreak which has hit Chiredzi district where five deaths have been recorded since last week. ... Full story

Mthwakazi Liberation Front Drags Mugabe To Court

Bulawayo, April 06, 2011- The Mthwakazi Liberation Front which is calling for the secession of Matebeleland region from the whole of Zimbabwe is now dragging President Robert Mugabe and his government to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) over arrests and harassments of its members. ... Full story

Forensic Experts Required To Exhume Bodies - Amnesty International

Harare, April 06, 2011 - Hundreds of bodies found in a mass grave in Zimbabwe may never be identified unless professional forensic experts carry out the exhumations, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Yemen's Saleh Urges Talks In Saudi, Clashes Kill 3

Sanaa, April 06, 2011 - Yemen's president urged the opposition to join talks in Saudi Arabia to try to end weeks of turmoil and violence in which at least three more people were killed on Tuesday. ... Full story