Zimbabwe XI Lose to Australia 'A'

Zimbabwe XI slumped to a 90-run loss against Australia 'A' in the opening match of the Coca Cola Triangular 'A' series challenge on Wednesday. The tournament is an A-side triangular series involving Zimbabwe XI, Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'. Australia set 232 runs for eight and used their bowling attack to restrict the home side to 142 runs in 39 overs. ... Full story

Zifa To Take Advantage of Blatter's Visit To Zim

Harare, June 30, 2011 - Zimbabwe's local soccer body, Zifa intends to take advantage of the historic visit to Zimbabwe on Monday by the president of the International Football Federation (Fifa) Joseph Sepp Blatter to mobilise funds for its cash strapped football federation. ... Full story

Zim's Rainbow Towers Group Suspension from ZSE Unlawful - CEO

Harare, June 30, 2011 - The immediate but suspicious suspension of the hotel group the Rainbow Towers Group (RTG) from the lacklustre Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) was allegedly done over a cloud of uncertainty because the firm was not told about this, Chipo Mutasa, RTG Chief Executive, has revealed. ... Full story

Political play Confessor banned

Harare, June 30, 2011 - The play confessor by Vhitori Entertainment which premiered at Anglican Cathedral Hall on Monday was forced to stop its run on Tuesday by the Zimbabwe Republic Police and National Arts Council(NAC). ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Political Economy, Governance In Shambles - Herbert Nkala

Harare, June 30, 2011 - Zimbabwe's continued political bickering is seriously chasing away potential investment and causing much mayhem in the country, a top corporate official has confirmed. ... Full story

Zim Journo, Editor Arrested

Harare, June 29, 2011 - Police on Wednesday picked up Zimbabwe Standard newspaper reporter, Patience Nyangove and her editor Nevanji Madanhire over a story the reporter wrote about the arrest of Minister of State, Jameson Timba last week. ... Full story

Hacker Group Steals Data From Governments Including Zimbabwe

New York, June 29, 2011 - The hacker group Lulz Security appears to be keeping its promise of continued mayhem. ... Full story

Zim's Muripo Leaves For World Title Defence

Harare, June 29, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s sensei Samson Muripo leaves Thursday for Khazakstan to defend the world kyokushin middleweight title he won in 2009 when he takes part in the kyokushin World Cup that runs on the 6th and 7th of July. ... Full story

CEOs To Celebrate Buy Zimbabwe Day

Harare, June 29, 2011 - Zimbabwe's chief executive officers and Zimbabwe’s leading business executives are expected to converge at the Africa Unity Square on July 20, for the Buy Zimbabwe Day CEO city walk designed to celebrate and pay homage to the country’s proud quality brands. ... Full story

Biya's Re-election Bid Stokes Tensions

Dakar, June 29, 2011 - Debate over Cameroon President Paul Biya's eligibility in an October presidential poll is stoking tensions in the central African state that could boil over into protests like those seen in 2008. ... Full story

Lagarde Wins IMF Top Job, Presses Greece On Crisis

Washington, June 29, 2011 - French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde on Tuesday clinched the top job at the IMF, keeping the international lender in the hands of a European at a time of growing concern over a possible Greek debt default. ... Full story

At Least 10 Killed In Attack On Landmark Hotel In Kabul

Kabul, June 29, 2011 - At least 10 Afghan civilians were killed when suicide bombers and heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked a hotel frequented by Westerners in the Afghan capital late on Tuesday, Afghan officials said. ... Full story

MDC Minister Acquitted

Harare, June 28, 2011 - High Court Judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu has acquitted a top aide of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who was charged with criminal abuse of duty as a public officer. ... Full story

Strauss-Kahn Told Police In New York He Had immunity

New York, June 28, 2011 - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told police he had diplomatic immunity shortly after he was detained at a New York airport on accusations he tried to rape a hotel maid, court papers showed Thursday. ... Full story

Protests Erupt In Senegal Over Worsening Power Cuts

Dakar, June 28, 2011 - Protests broke out across Senegal's capital late on Monday over power cuts, with demonstrators burning tires and ransacking the offices of the state electricity company Senelec, witnesses said. ... Full story

Chunga Sacked As CAPS United Coach

Harare, June 28, 2011 - Moses Chunga has been sacked as CAPS United coach a day after his team slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of a 10 man Highlanders in the quarter finals of the Banc ABC Sup8r tournament. ... Full story

Air Zimbabwe Breaks Aviation Records Again

Harare, June 28, 2011 - Air Zimbabwe has once again broken aviation records by transporting 13 passengers on one of its domestic routes as the crisis bedevilling the troubled national airline worsens. ... Full story

'War Vets' Besiege Zim Finance Minister Biti

Harare, June 27, 2011 - Finance Minister Tendai Biti was Monday afternoon besieged by over 200 placard waving war veterans who demanded that he complies with President Robert Mugabe's order for him to award a salary increase to civil servants and further denounced Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai whom they called a puppet of the West. ... Full story

SADC Tribunal Judges Demand Compensation

Harare, June 27, 2011 – Four judges with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal are demanding financial compensation from the regional body following what they view as the illegal and arbitrary suspension of the regional court. ... Full story

Monalisa Sibanda's World Title Fight Moved To Zambia

Harare, June 27, 2011 - Monalisa Sibanda’s world title fight against Zambia’s world champion Esther Phiri has been moved from East London in South Africa, to Lusaka Zambia, where the world champion hails from. ... Full story

Court Releases Timba Amid Drama

Harare, 26 June 2011 - There was drama at the High Court on Sunday as some defiant members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) clashed with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s top lieutenant, Jameson Timba as they sought to re-arrest him after a High Court Judge had ordered his arrest unlawful. ... Full story

Zimbabwe, The Second Poorest Country In The World

Bulawayo, June 26, 2011--Zimbabwe is the second poorest country in the world a New York based financial magazine revealed in its monthly report this week. ... Full story

Timba Goes Missing, Police Confess Ignorance On His Location

Harare, June 26, 2011 – Lawyers representing Jameson Timba, the Minister of State in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s office on Saturday filed an urgent application seeking to compel the police to disclose his location. ... Full story

Musona Set To Join Germany Club

Harare, June 26, 2011- Zimbabwe national soccer team striker, Kaizer Chiefs and South African Premiers Soccer League (PSL) top goal scorer, Knowledge Musona is set to join a top Germany club. ... Full story

War Vets ,Zanu (PF) Clash Over Sibanda Expulsion

Masvingo, June 26, 2011-War veterans here have nullified their national chairman, Jabulani’s Sibanda’s expulsion from Masvingo by the Zanu (PF) provincial executive. ... Full story

Athlets Join Lybia Rebels in A Bid To Oust Gaddafi

Lybia, June 25, 2011- A group of 17 leading Libyan football figures have announced their defection to the rebels. They include the nation's goalkeeper, Juma Gtat, three other national team members, and the coach of Tripoli's top club al-Ahly, Adel bin Issa. ... Full story

SANEF: Shelve Secrecy Bill

As Parliament approved a new deadline of September 23 for finalising the Protection of Information Bill yesterday, MPs received a letter from the SA National Editors’ Forum(Sanef) asking that it be shelved until the “overwhelming opposition” to it had been given “proper weight”. ... Full story

Government To Launch Medium Term Plan

Harare, June 25,2010--Government is set to launch the Medium Term Plan (MTP) on July 7 designed to set out the country’s national priorities and investment programme for the next five years. ... Full story

Chivi Chiefs’ Lives Threatened By Zanu (PF) Bigwigs

CHIVI – June 24, 2011- Three powerful chiefs are facing death threats from Masvingo province’s Zanu (PF) bigwigs ,Senator for Chivi-Mwenezi and politburo member Josiah Hungwe and Chivi North legislator Tranos Huruva. ... Full story

IMF Says No To Civil Servants Pay Rise

HARARE –Zimbabwe nears a shutdown after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hinted that the government can not afford salary increments being demanded by civil servants. ... Full story

Minister Arrested For Undermining Mugabe

Harare, June 25, 2011- Movement for Democratic Change Minister and Member of Parliament Jameson Timba has been arrested for undermining the authority of the president. ... Full story

Zim Premier Is Good Golfer

Harare, June 24, 2011- Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has a hidden passion. Although politics is his first love Tsvangirai is a good golf player. ... Full story

Controversial ‘Reitz Four’ Sentence Reduced

Bloemfontein, June 24, 2011-The sentences of the so-called “Reitz-Four” students were reduced in the Bloemfontein High Court, the Volksblad newspaper reported on Friday. ... Full story

Obama Shuns Debate On Same Sex Marriage

New York, June 24, 2011— As a few in the crowd shouted “marriage” and “Do you support it?” at him, President Obama on Thursday evening avoided taking a position on a measure being considered by the New York state legislature that would legalize gay marriage. Instead he said, “I believe that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country.” ... Full story

Develop A Clear Diamond Policy: AfDB Urges Zimbabwe

Harare, June 24, 2011- THE African Development Bank (AfDB) says Zimbabwe should come up with a proper and clear policy on the prospecting, processing, and sale of diamonds as they have the potential of spurring the country’s economy to greater heights. ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Bank Deposits Up To US$2,6 Billion

Harare, June 24, 2011 - Zimbabwe's commercial bank deposits have shot up from about US$1,75 billion in April, 2010, to US$2,60 billion in April this year, the Zimbabwe Monthly Economic Review has confirmed. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Calls For International Support Ahead Of Polls In Zimbabwe

Spain, Barcelona, June 23, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday called for the world to support Zimbabwe as it embarks on a process to ensure free and fair elections in the country after disputed polls in 2008 led to the formation of the coalition government in 2009. ... Full story

Obama Pays Tribute To Zim Journo

Harare, June 23, 2011 - United States first lady Michelle Obama has paid tribute to Zimbabwean born journalist Robyn Kriel for continuing to report about corruption and human rights abuses despite harassment by the authorities. ... Full story

Ignoring Zim Anti-sanctions Campaign Is Ignoring God- Zanu (PF)

Harare, June 22, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu (PF) party says it has now collected some 2.5 million anti-sanctions petitions, whose signatures will eventually be submitted to the United Nations saying if world body ignores the petitions, it would be "ignoring God." ... Full story

PSL Sets July As Transfer Window Period

Harare, June 22, 2011- The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has set July 1 to July 31 as the transfer window period for clubs to acquire new players and offload those whom they deem to be excess baggage. ... Full story

MP Arrested For Infecting A Journalist With HIV

Bulawayo, June 21, 2011--- Insiza South legislator Siyabonga Ncube has been arrested for infecting with HIV a female journalist working for the government owned Chronicle newspaper. ... Full story

Court Orders Police off Woza Premises

Bulawayo, June 22, 2011- A Bulawayo High Court Judge has ordered the police to immediately vacate the offices of the militant, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), which they forcibly occupied a fortnight ago. ... Full story

COPAC Kicks Out Brigadier Nyikayaramba

Harare, June 22, 2011 - The Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC) has booted out controversial army commander, Brigadier Douglas Nyikayaramba for participating as a Zanu (PF) technical advisor to the thematic committee on elections in the new constitution making process. ... Full story

MDC-T Activists’ Family Under Attack

HARARE – June 20, 2011 - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) is struggling to meet the demands of the families of more than 23 activists arrested last month following the death of a police inspector in Glen View last month. ... Full story

ZANU PF Setting Militia Bases: ZESN

Harare, June 21 2011- The Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (ZESN), has registered concern of setting up of militia bases in Mashonaland central province by Zanu (PF) saying the bases reminds people of the 'torture' and beatings of the violent 2008 presidential run-off. ... Full story

Top US Sports Administrator in Zimbabwe.

Harare, June 21, 2011-The chairman of the Athlete Council with the United States Soccer Federation,Jon McCullough is in Zimbabwe to share his experiences with various sports bodies on skills development for sports professionals in Harare, Gweru and Bulawayo. ... Full story

We Are Surviving on Zhing Zhong: Women Tells Tsvangirai

Shurugwi, June 21, 2011- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai made a surprise visit to Shurugwi town at the weekend, leaving many excited residents wondering if it was truly him. ... Full story

ANC Councillor Accused of Stoning a Zimbabwean

Johannesburg, June 20, 2011 - An ANC ward councillor arrested in connection with the stoning of a Zimbabwean man in Seshego, is "innocent until proven guilty", the party in Limpopo said on Monday. ... Full story

Mangwana Warns Zimbabweans Over a No Vote

Bulawayo, June 20, 2011- Zanu (PF)’s co-chairperson in the Constitutional Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC) says a NO vote to the draft constitution will be disastrous for Zimbabwe noting that the nation will sink dipper into the abyss. ... Full story

MDC Calls For Implementation of Security Sector Reform

Gweru, June 20, 2011- The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says state sponsored violence is the biggest threat to stability in the country. ... Full story

ZANU PF Dismiss War Veterans Leader, Sibanda

Masvingo, June 20, 2011 – Zanu PF’s most powerful arm in the province–the Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) dismissed the controversial war ‘veteran’ leader Jabulani Sibanda saying he was bringing more harm than good to Masvingo. ... Full story

Mhofu Makes Surprise Comeback With Leopards

Limpopo, June 19, 2011- Former Warriors and Dynamos coach Sunday Chidzambwa has made history after leading Black Leopards to promotion in the South African Absa Premiership, the same year his first division side unexpectedly reached the finals of the Nedbank Cup and booked a place in the 2012 Caf Confederations Cup. ... Full story

ZANU (PF) is Lying on SADC Resolutions: MDC Tells Diplomats

Harare, June 19, 2011 - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is at pains to explain and correct lies being peddled by the state broadcaster. The MDC met with ambassadors last Friday in an effort to dismiss lies that suggest the Livingstone summit resolutions were thrown out at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in South Africa last Sunday. ... Full story

Highlanders Face CAPS United in Quarter Finals

Harare, June 19, 2011- Highlands and CAPS United will battle it out in the quarter finals of the Banc ABC Sup8r tournament scheduled for June 25. This follows a draw that was conducted by the bank’s Chief Executive Officer Douglas Munatsi, Friday. ... Full story

9 Dead After Afghan Attack on Police Facility

Kabul, June 18, 2011 — three men wearing Afghan National Army uniforms and suicide vests attacked a police facility in the Afghan capital Saturday afternoon, sparking a three-hour gun battle that ended with all three assailants’ dead, along with two policemen and four civilians. ... Full story

Controversial Malema Maintains Grip on Power

Johannesburg, June 18, 2011- ANCYL president Julius Malema was re-elected unopposed for a second term at the organisation's congress in Midrand on Friday. ... Full story

Zim Asks SA For a $50m Rescue Package

Johannesburg, June 18, 2011 - Zimbabwe has asked South Africa for a $50m rescue package for struggling companies in Bulawayo, The Herald in Harare reported on Friday. ... Full story

Frederick Chiluba Dies

Lusaka, June 18, 2011 - Frederick Chiluba, Zambia's first democratically elected president who fought off corruption charges after standing down, has died aged 68, local media reported on Saturday. ... Full story

Khupe Takes Indefinite Sick Leave

Bulawayo, June 18, 2011---Zimbabwe’s Deputy Prime Minister, Thokozani Khupe is down with breast cancer and has taken an indefinite leave from government. ... Full story

Zanu PF MP Backs ‘Pirate’ Radio Stations

Chivi, June 18, 2011- Zanu PF legislator, Irvene Dzingirai, pleads for legalisation of radio stations operating from outside the country. Member of Parliament (MP) for Chivi South constituency said jamming Radio VOP and Studio 7 was an expression of violation of freedom of choice for citizens. ... Full story

Zimbabwe at the Verge of Collapse

Gweru, June 18, 2011-Industries in Zimbabwe are collapsing due to uncertainty posed by threats of expropriation, a liquidity crunch and massive power outages. ... Full story

2008 Cholera Outbreak Threatens To Resurface

Gwanda, June 18, 2011- The Matabeleland South capital faces a cholera outbreak due to collapsing water and sewer infrastructure. ... Full story

Mayhem At Youth Day Celebration

Soweto, Johannesburg, June 17, 2011-Music blared inside, violent anger flared outside. It could have been the Ellis Park tragedy all over again as people stampeded outside the stadium and forced their way through the fences because of poor crowd control at the official Youth Day commemoration at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Thursday. ... Full story

Osama's Successor Under Pressure To Launch A Revenge

Washington, June 17, 2011- As the new leader of al-Qaeda, Zawahiri will face intense pressure to launch a major strike to avenge bin Laden’s death. But Huthaifa Azzam, citing personal recollections and contacts with al-Qaeda associations, said he doubted that Zawahiri could command a network of operatives required for a complex operation. ... Full story

Inflation Jumps by 2.5 Percent

Harare, June 17, 2011 - Zimbabwe's annual inflation for the month of May stood at 2.5 percent while the monthly inflation was at 0.1 percent, the Zimbabwe Statistical Agency (Zim Stats) announced Thursday. ... Full story

Tuku The New UNICEF Ambassador

HARARE, June 17, 2011 – Oliver Mtukudzi has been appointed goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and joins international luminaries working globally with United Nations agencies in socio-political and developmental advocacy. ... Full story

WOZA Sues Police

Bulawayo, June 17, 2011- Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) has filed an urgent chamber application in the High Court seeking to evict some police officers who have been occupying one of their offices in Bulawayo since last week. ... Full story

Removing Mugabe Alone Not A Solution For Zimbabwe - US Envoy

Bulawayo, June 16,2011 -The United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray on Thursday said removing President Robert Mugabe alone from power is not a solution for Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Suspected Spy Agents Ransack Masvingo Mirror Paper Offices

Masvingo, June 16, 2011 - Suspected members of President Robert Mugabe’s dreaded spy agency, the Central Intelligence Office (CIO) allegedly broke into Masvingo Mirror Paper offices on Wednesday night and got away with memory cards containing the papers vital data, information and pictures, in yet another attempt to muzzle the private press. ... Full story

Libyan Rebels Take New Villages In Western Mountains

Gharyan, Libya, June 16, 2011 - Libyan rebels have pushed deeper into government-held territory from their base in the Western Mountains, taking two villages from which forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi had been shelling rebel-held towns. ... Full story

Zawahri Takes Over As Leader Of al Qaeda

Dubai, June 16, 2011 - Osama bin Laden's long-time lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahri has taken command of al Qaeda after the killing of the group's founder and leader, an Islamist website said on Thursday. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Officials, Youths Invade Gold Rich Wildlife Conservancy

Gwanda, June 16, 2011 - Senior Zanu (PF) officials including Senator Japhet Dube have invaded a gold rich wildlife conservancy leaving hundreds of animals in danger at Longville Ranch 10 km outside Gwanda town. ... Full story

World Bank Appoints Zim Representative

Harare, June 15, 2011 - The World Bank has stepped up its engagement with Zimbabwe as it has appointed a country manager for Harare ending a two year absence in a country whose economy is still faced with high unemployment and low economic activity. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Supporters Force Biti To Sign Anti-Sanctions Petition

Harare, June 15, 2011 - Police were on Wednesday morning called to disperse over a 100 Zanu (PF) supporters who had besieged Finance Minister Tendai Biti’s central Harare offices demanding that he signs the party’s anti-sanctions petition. ... Full story

Desperate Police Officers Ban Beer Brewing To Stop MDC Activities

Masvingo, June 15, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), accused of brutality and partisanship, has banned the sale of traditional brew in Bikita in a move that is suspected to be a ploy to monitor Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) political activities. ... Full story

White Old Farmer Left Homeless

Gweru, June 15, 2011 - A Gweru Court on Tuesday fined an 85 year old white farmer Phillip Hapelt, US$100 for continued occupation of his Grasslands farm in Somabula, which has been offered to Mberengwa North Member of Parliament Jabulani Mangena. ... Full story

Australia's Big Dig For Foreign Workers

Karratha, Australia, June 14, 2011 - Lucille Lievaux, a 25-year-old French geologist, commutes to work on a plane, a 1,300-km journey from Australia's Indian Ocean city of Perth to the mining town of Karratha, a smudge of suburbia on the continent's barren northwest coast. ... Full story

Madagascar To Reject Return Of Political Exiles

Antananarivo, June 14, 2011 - Madagascar will reject a call from southern African leaders to allow all political exiles, including former President Marc Ravalomanana, to return home to end a crisis, a government source said on Monday. ... Full story

Zim Property Prices Continue Soaring

Harare, June 14, 2011 - Property prices in the capital city of Harare continue soaring with some mansions now costing more than US$1 million in cash. ... Full story

Michelle Obama To Visit Botswana, SA Not Zimbabwe

Harare, June 14, 2011 - United States of America's First Lady, Michelle Obama, is visiting neighbouring Botswana and South Africa at the end of the month and not Zimbabwe, the US Embassy in Harare has confirmed. ... Full story

Mugabe Set To Confuse The World On Outcome Of SADC Meeting On Zimbabwe

Johannesburg, June 13, 2011 - Zanu (PF) was on Sunday night set to confuse the world on the outcome of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) special meeting on Zimbabwe held here as it told state owned media journalists that SADC had rejected the Livingstone resolutions which is a personal view expressed by President Robert Mugabe in the meeting. ... Full story

MDC Formations Happy With SADC Outcome On Zimbabwe

Sandton, Johannesburg, June 13, 2011 - The two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formations were on Sunday night happy with the outcome of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) special summit on the Zimbabwe crisis that endorsed the resolutions of a meeting held in Livingstone in March. ... Full story

SADC Angers Mugabe As It Intensify GPA Monitoring

Sandton, Johannesburg, June 13, 2011- The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) special summit on Zimbabwe mandated the Organ Troika to speed up the full implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) by Harare’s governing parties, Sunday. ... Full story

COMESA Launches Free Trade Area

Sandton, June 12, 2011-The Tripartite alliance comprising of Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), East African Community (EAC) and Common Market of East and Southern Africa (COMESA) launched negotiations for a Free Trade Area (FTA) between these two regions meant to bolster intra-regional trade, a communiqué released after the COMESA summit noted, Sunday. ... Full story

SADC:Zim Crisis Talks Still To Be Tabled

Sandton, Johannesburg, June 12, 2011 - The Zimbabwean crisis was expected to be tabled at 5pm on Sunday after the heads of state cleared the main business of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) which kicked off on Saturday. ... Full story

Tekere Buried, Enos Nkala Seriously Ill

Harare, June 12, 2011 - The late liberation war hero, Edgar “Two Boy” Tekere was buried Sunday at the National Heroes Acre where it was revealed that his friend, one of the founding members of Zanu (PF), Enos Nkala, failed to attend as he is seriously ill in Bulawayo. ... Full story

Obama Accused of Bankrolling Dissidents

Washington, June 12, 2011- The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks. ... Full story

Zifa Braces For A Fight Over Musona

Harare, June 12, 2011-The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) warned South Africa ,they will take their case up with the international football body should Kaizer Chiefs release two South African players in the South African Under 23 side, Mandla Masango, and goalkeeper, Thela Ngobeni, when they turned down request to have Knowledge Musona released for national duty. ... Full story

Sadc- Sandton Convention Centre Hive Of Activity As SADC Heads Of State Arrive

Johannesburg, June 11, 2011 - The Sandton Convention Centre here was a hive of activity as Southern African Development Community (SADC) heads of states prepared to meet for a Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) meeting which was also set to discuss the Zimbabwe crisis. ... Full story

Civic Society Expect Full Implementation Of SADC Resolution

Johannesburg, June 11, 2011 - Zimbabwe's civic society said on Saturday they expect nothing but implementation of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) resolution on Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Political Intolerance Disrupts Anti-Mugabe Demonstration

Johannesburg, June 11, 2011, Political intolerance among Zimbabwe's pro-democracy parties saw a demonstration against Robert Mugabe by the two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formations, Zapu and Mtwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) disrupted and teargas thrown by the police to disperse the crowds who had become rowdy. ... Full story

Mugabe Must Go - MDC

Johannesburg, June 11, 2011 - The president of the Movement for Democratic Change’s youth assembly led by Morgan Tsvangirai has called on Southern Africa’s Development Community (SADC) regional leaders meeting in Sandton on Saturday to come up with a concrete roadmap that speaks of President Mugabe’s immediate departure. ... Full story

Mugabe Meets With Zuma

Pretoria, June 2011 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe accompanied by several of his ministers paid a courtesy visit to President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Friday afternoon. ... Full story

More Than 280 MDC Supporters Murdered - Report

Johannesburg, June 11, 2011 - More than 280 supporters of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have been murdered by supporters of President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu (PF) party in two years, the MDC has said. ... Full story

SADC: Set Out Clear, Time-bound and Enforceable Zimbabwe Elections Roadmap

Harare, June 10, 2011 – Zimbabwe's civil society organisations are asking the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which meets in South African on Saturday to review the political situation in Harare, to set out a celar, time-bound and enforceable election roasdmap for the country. ... Full story

Tekere Heroes Burial On Sunday

Mutare, June 09, 2022 - The family of Edgar Tekere have accepted to have him buried at the National Heroes Acre despite the veteran nationalist’s refusal to be interred there. ... Full story

Zim CSOs Urges Calls On SADC To Intervene In Zimbabwe

Johannesburg, June 09, 2011 - Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition with other leading civic society organisations from Zimbabwe called on Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to pressure Harare’s elections being mooted for this year to be postponed to allow reforms to take place. ... Full story

Suspected Zanu (PF) Official Interrupts Zim CSO Press Conference On SADC

Johannesburg, June 09, 2011 - An alleged member of the ruling Zanu (PF) on Thursday interrupted a press conference organised by leading Zimbabwe civil society Organisation at Devonshire Hotel here. ... Full story

Motor Action’s Lead At The Top Cut

Harare, June 09, 2011 - Motor Action’s Mighty Bulls’ lead at the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League standings has been cut to two points after dropping crucial points in Wednesday’s goalless draw against Hwange at their home ground of Motor Action Sports Club. ... Full story

Climate Change - From Cancun To Durban

Cape Town - South Africa plays host to the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will be held in Durban from November 28 to December 9, 2011. With slow progress having been achieved at previous meetings, expectations are high for the talks to usher in a just, equitable and binding international agreement to deal, decisively, with the threat of global climate change. ... Full story

Zim Hero’s Status Row Taken To SADC AS Tekere Is Declared National Hero

Harare, June 09, 2011 - Zanu (PF) has declared President Robert Mugabe's ally turned foe, Edgar Tekere, a national hero despite his wishes that he will not be buried at the national shrine among 'thieves'. ... Full story

Its Better To Be Ruled By Mugabe

Gaborone, June 09, 2011 - Chaos reigned supreme when striking civil servants targeting kgotla meetings addressed by cabinet ministers continued on Wednesday forcing some ministers to cancel their scheduled addresses while others had to run for cover fearing for their lives. ... Full story

Reuters Summit: Standard Bank Says Nigeria Cheap; Zimbabwe A Buy

London, June 09, 2011 - Stalled progress in the consolidation of its banking sector has dampened prospects for Nigerian stocks but Ghana and Zimbabwe offer solid long-term bets for investors looking elsewhere in Africa, Standard Bank strategist Matthew Pearson said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Thomas Mapfumo Talks Tough

Johannesburg, June 09, 2011 - As this Radio VOP reporter sat with musician Thomas Mapfumo here he thought for some reason that he had softened on his confrontational style of criticism insofar as his view point on Zimbabwe’s socio-political landscape. ... Full story

Prosecutor Says Gaddafi Linked To Rape Policy

United Nations, June 09, 2011 - International Criminal Court investigators have evidence linking Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to a policy of raping opponents and may bring separate charges on the issue, the ICC prosecutor said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Obama Holds Big 2012 Lead Over Republicans

Washington, June 09, 2011 - President Barack Obama retains a big lead over possible Republican rivals in the 2012 election despite anxiety about the economy and the country's future, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Wednesday. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Speaks Out On GPA Issues Ahead Of Sadc Summit Over The Weekend

The transitional Government in Zimbabwe has been stuttering amidst a plethora of problems. Some of the problems have spilled over to SADC (Southern African Development Community), the guarantors of the Global Political Agreement (GPA). SADC is convening in South Africa on Saturday to discuss, among other things, Zimbabwe. In this interview, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai comments on these and other issues in the PM's Newsletter. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Booed, Mutambara Says Tekere A Hero

Mutare, June 09, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai failed to address mourners at Edgar Tekere’s house after Zanu (PF) supporters broke into songs denouncing the MDC-T leader and preventing him from addressing mourners. ... Full story

War 'Vets'Forcing Villagers To Attend VP Mujuru Rally

Masvingo, June 09, 2011 - Villagers in Masvingo south have expressed dismay over war veterans who have engaged a door to door terror exercise forcing them to attend a rally to be addressed by Vice president Joyce Mujuru at Tokwane- Ngundu irrigation scheme on Friday as Zanu (PF) intensifies campaign for elections it intends to force this year. ... Full story

All Eyes On SADC

Harare, June 08, 2011 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will again be the focus of attention at the weekend when it meets in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss the Zimbabwean crisis including the implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) and the election roadmap. ... Full story

Americans Rated Most Hilarious In Global Poll

London, June 08, 2011 - The Germans have been voted the world's "least funny nationality" in a global poll, which names Americans the funniest overall and the Spanish the most amusing Europeans, ahead of the Italians and French. ... Full story

SA Youth Leader Targets Mines In New Film

Johannesburg, June 08, 2011 - Influential South African ANC youth leader Julius Malema says in a new documentary that the country's mines must be nationalised to return mineral wealth to the black majority that was stolen by white colonists. ... Full story

Gaddafi Defiant as NATO Intensifies Tripoli Strikes

Tripoli, June 08, 2011 - Loud explosions rocked Tripoli early on Wednesday as NATO kept up its heaviest bombing of the Libyan capital since air strikes began in March, but Muammar Gaddafi vowed to fight to the end. ... Full story

Sadc Summit - Are Zim's Political Parties Aiming For A penalty?

HARARE – “Zanu PF and the MDC-T have perfected the art of diving in the 18 yard box hoping to get a penalty from SADC (Southern African Development Community),” says Mkhululi Mabhena, a Harare resident. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) versus Ngos At Sadc Summit

Harare, June 08, 2011 - Zimbabwe's civil society organisations have descended on Johannesburg, South Africa ahead of Saturday’s special Southern African Development Community (Sadc) summit as part of an offensive to counter Zanu (PF) propaganda blitz. ... Full story

Zim Police forcibly Takes Over Glen View House

Harare, June 08, 2011 - Armed police officers have taken over a family house in Glen View and are now using it as a base from which they are launching a manhunt for alleged killers of policeman Petros Mutedza, the Movement of Democratic Change (MDC) has said. ... Full story

Mutare Mourns Tekere

Mutare, June 07, 2011 - The death of Edgar “Two Boy” Tekere has come as a shock to the people of Mutare. Tekere died on Tuesday afternoon at the privately owned Murambi Garden Clinic here after battling with cancer for a long time. ... Full story

Tekere Dies

Harare, June 07, 2011 - Zimbabwe's prolific liberation war hero Edgar Tekere (74) has died. ... Full story

Explosions in Tripoli, Rebels Seize Libyan Town

Yafran/Tripoli - Loud explosions shook Tripoli early on Tuesday morning in what appeared to be stepped up NATO air strikes on the Libyan capital, and rebel forces seized a town in the west, driving out Muammar Gaddafi's forces. ... Full story

Obama's Rating On Economy Hits New Low: Poll

Washington, June 07, 2011 - Americans' disapproval of how President Barack Obama is handling the economy and its growing budget deficit has reached new highs amid broad frustration over the slow pace of economic recovery, according to a Washington Post-ABC New poll released on Tuesday. ... Full story

Zimbabwe grocer OK's FY earnings more than double

Harare, June 07, 2011 - Zimbabwe's second-largest supermarket chain by assets, OK Zimbabwe, recorded a 153 percent increase in full-year earnings in the year through March 2011 as the country's economy recovers. ... Full story

Biti Bombing Incident An MDC-T Hoax - Charamba

Harare, June 07, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba has accused Finance Minister Tendai Biti of stage managing an assassination ploy on himself to hoodwink Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders into believing his party was under siege. ... Full story

Violence Breaks Out In Chiadzwa Diamond Fields, 78 Civilians Injured

Mutare, June 07, 2011 - Police and soldiers on Saturday allegedly set dogs on people found loitering around the controversial Chiadzwa diamond fields, resulting in nearly 80 civilians badly mauled by the dogs. ... Full story

Former Air Vice Marshal Muchena To Crack Whip In Bikita

Masvingo, June 07, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe has sent former Air Force of Zimbabwe Air Vice Marshal, Henry Muchena into the hot political fray of Masvingo to crack whip to political factions in Bikita that are threatening to tear Zanu (PF) apart due to infighting, amid reports that the district has two operating party offices at Nyika Growth Point. ... Full story

Zim Farmers Win Land Grab Case

Pretoria - The North Gauteng Court in Pretoria on Monday rejected an application by the Zimbabwean government to prevent its assets being sold to compensate farmers who suffered land grabs. ... Full story

MDC-T Defends Biti On Strict Public Funds Accountability

Harare, June 06, 2011 - The Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) party has defended its Secretary General Tendai Biti who is the Finance Minister in the inclusive government for resisting to randomly release funds from the treasury to Zanu (PF) officials as the party’s strategy to bring accountability and sanity in the use of tax payers’ funds. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Says Election Funds Available

Harare, June 06,2011 - President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) party has said raising of money for the anticipated polls will not be problematic as the money can be sourced from “everywhere” including from continental organisations such as SADC and the African Union across the globe, the party national chairman said. ... Full story

Teachers' Strike On June 21

Harare, June 06, 2011 – The militant Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PUTZ) has called for a crippling strike on 21 June if the government fails to award civil servants promised salary hikes. ... Full story

Tuku, Mapfumo In Concert

Johannesburg, June 06, 2011 – Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi on Saturday night launched his 60th album Abi’angu (Duets of my Time) at Carnival City here and was joined on stage by the king of Chimurenga music, Thomas Mapfumo, who is living in exile in the United States. ... Full story


Harare, June 06, 2011 – The National Constitutional Assembly NCA has dismissed the mainstream Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC-T) from being a member following its participation in the parliament led constitution. ... Full story

UN Probes Peacekeepers' Absence Amid Sudan Clashes

United Nations, June 06, 2011 - U.N. peacekeepers in Sudan stayed holed up in their barracks for two days during violent clashes between northern and southern forces that sparked the flight of tens of thousands of civilians, diplomats told Reuters. ... Full story

Germany Says Beansprouts May Be Behind E.coli

Hamburg, June 06, 2011 - German-grown beansprouts could be the source of the deadly E.coli outbreak that has killed 22 people, made more than 2,200 ill and led Russia to bar EU fruit and vegetable imports, officials said on Sunday. ... Full story

Warriors Back In Contention

Harare, June 06, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s Warriors are back in contention for a place at the 2012 African Cup of Nations finals following a 2-1 victory over Mali at Rufaro Stadium which gives them a lifeline as the qualification campaign reaches its climax. ... Full story

Israeli Troops Fires on Pro-Palestinian Protesters

Golan, June 05, 2011- Israeli soldiers have opened fire on pro-Palestinian protesters in Syria as they marched on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. ... Full story

Yemen President Flees To Saudi Arabia For Treatment

CAIRO, June 05, 2011 — Hours after the Yemen’s president flew to Saudi Arabia for treatment of wounds sustained in a rocket attack, thousands of demonstrators flocked to the streets of the capital Sunday to celebrate what they billed as the latest ouster of an Arab autocrat. ... Full story

Ambassador Zwambila Faces Fresh Sexual Harassment Allegations

Harare, June 05 ,2011- Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Australia Ms Jacqueline Zwambila is being investigated for sexual harassment after she allegedly called an embassy employee into her room while half naked. ... Full story

MDC-T Makes A Turn On Constitution

Harare, June 05, 2011 -The mainstream Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) party has admitted that the current constitution making process is flawed and promised to rewrite a perfect one when it gets into power. ... Full story

Chinese Accused of Extending Mugabe's Hold on Power

Harare, June 05, 2011- A $98 million Chinese loan approved by parliament has been castigated by analysts as crucial in extending President Robert Mugabe's hold on power as it is meant to build a special purpose military academy on the outskirts of Harare. The academy will be funded from proceeds of the country’s diamonds. ... Full story

Literate Zimbabweans Shun Banking Sector

HARARE, June 4, 2011 - Despite having an impressive 92 percent literacy rate, now the highest in Africa, Zimbabweans are shunning banking their hard earned cash, Clement Kahiya, Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited (KFHL) Group Projects, Business Development and Marketing Executive, has said. ... Full story

Police Blocks Tsvangirai's Rally Attendance

Harare, June 05, 2011 - Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) succeeded in barring the Movevement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) president and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to attend his party’s much publicised rally on Saturday after police told him to avoid criticising President Robert Mugabe and stop his from marching. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Fails to Attend Party Rally

Harare, June 04, 2011 - Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday left party stalwarts disappointed after he failed to turn up for his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) rally that had been set for Zimbabwe grounds. ... Full story

War 'Vet' Leader Vows: "I Will Not Leave Masvingo

Masvingo, June 04 2011 - Notorious Zanu (PF) foot soldier and war veteran Jabulani Sibanda who is reportedly victimising villagers throughout Masvingo province said he will not leave the province unless his enemies kill him. ... Full story

Germany diplomat complains over slow investigations on his attack

Harare, June 04, 2011 -The Germany Ambassador to Zimbabwe Albrecht Conze is bitter over the government’s failure to investigate his attack that took place two months ago. ... Full story

Zimbabwe’s GNU hits another deadlock over CIOs

Harare, June 04, 2011 – Zimbabwe’s governing parties have reached a deadlock and are having 'serious disputes' over the operations of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) with Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formations calling for a new law that will regulate operations of this institution. ... Full story

South Africa Mourns Albertina Sisulu

Johannesburg, June 03, 2011 - A SINGLE white candle burnt. A prayer service held. Albertina Sisulu has died and a nation mourns. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Pays Tribute To The Disabled And People Living With HIV/AIDS

Harare, June 03, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday paid tribute to the late Alexander Phiri whom he described as one of Zimbabwe's stalwarts and leading campaigners for the rights of disabled persons in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). ... Full story

Britain Stops Fertilizer Subsidy Support To Malawi

Lilongwe, June 03, 2011 - Britain has cut financial support for a highly successful seed and fertiliser programme in Malawi, the latest round in a spiralling diplomatic dispute between London and the impoverished southern African nation. ... Full story

30 Years On, AIDS Fight May Tilt More To Treatment

CHICAGO/GENEVA, June 03, 2011 - After 30 years of AIDS prevention efforts, global leaders may now need to shift their focus to spending more on drugs used to treat the disease as new data show this is also the best way to prevent the virus from spreading. ... Full story

Romney Launches Presidential Bid And Blasts Obama

STRATHAM, New Hampshire, June 03, 2011 Mitt Romney, the multimillionaire former governor of Massachusetts, kicked off his second bid for the White House on Thursday, charging that "Barack Obama has failed America" by spending too much and not protecting jobs. ... Full story

Zim's Reserve Bank Places ReNaissance Bank Under Curatorship

Harare, June 03, 2011 — The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) on Thursday put struggling ReNaissance Merchant Bank (RMB) under curatorship in a bid to protect depositors’ interest after the bank was looted by its founders. ... Full story

Police Charge 24 MDC Activists And Residents With Murder

Harare, June 03, 2011 - Police on Thursday charged 24 residents of Glen View high density suburb with committing murder after they finally allowed lawyers to have access to their clients. ... Full story

Zim's Top Player Musona Fit To Play Against Mali

Harare, June 03, 2011 - Zimbabwe Warriors general Manager Shariff Mussa has revealed that Zimbabwe’s top player Knowledge Musona is fit to play in the make or break African Cup of Nations qualifier against Mali at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday. ... Full story

We Have Failed The Media - Biti

Harare, June 03, 2011 - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai admitted that it failed to create a conducive media environment in the country. ... Full story

Zim Farmers To Seek Justice At International Courts

Bulawayo, June 02, 2011 - Zimbabwe white commercial farmers will seek justice at the international courts following the suspension of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal which always ruled in their favour over farm disputes with the government. ... Full story

Japan PM Survives With Offer To Quit Once Crisis Overcome

Tokyo, June 02, 2011 - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan Thursday survived a no-confidence vote by offering to resign once the worst of the country's nuclear crisis is over in a successful last-ditch effort to quell a brewing revolt in his ruling party. ... Full story

Egyptian Military Official Denies "Virginity Tests"

Cairo, June 02, 2011 - A high-ranking Egyptian military official denied comments carried by CNN saying the military had conducted forced "virginity tests" on female protesters in March, state al-Ahram newspaper reported on Wednesday. ... Full story

Urgent High Court Application To Release MDC Activists

Harare, June 02, 2011 - Frustrated by the police’s continued refusal to allow them to see their clients, lawyers representing Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) activists who were arrested this week for allegedly murdering a police officer on Thursday filed an urgent High Court application seeking an order to compel the police to take their clients to court or release them. ... Full story

Out-going German Envoy Accuses Zim Generals Of Politicking

Harare,June 02 2011 - Outgoing German ambassador to Zimbabwe, Albrecht Conze has advised that while Zimbabwe was on its way out of the doldrums, the military should stop dabbling in politics. ... Full story

South Africans To Buy Zimbabwe's Controversial Diamonds

Harare, June 02, 2011 - South African diamond regulator has said it will now allow its members to start accepting gems originating from Zimbabwe's controversial Marange diamond fields, it was announced. ... Full story

War Crimes Suspect Mladic To Be Charged On Friday

The Hague, June 01, 2011 - Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, extradited to the Netherlands from Serbia after 16 years on the run, will be formally charged with genocide at the U.N. war crimes tribunal on Friday. ... Full story

Libya's Gaddafi: I will Not Leave My Country

Tripoli, June 01, 2011 - Muammar Gaddafi is emphatic he will not leave Libya, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday after talks with the Libyan leader that left prospects for a negotiated end to the conflict looking dim. ... Full story

Modest Gate Charge For Warriors Nations Cup Match

Harare, June 01, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Football Association have resolved to charge a modest gate entry fee for Zimbabwe’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Eagles of Mali at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday. ... Full story

Former War Fighters Condemn Senior Army Chief Utterances

Harare, June 01, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Liberation Platform (ZLP), an independent group of former liberation war fighters in the country has condemned the utterances by Brigadier General, Douglas Nyikayaramba that elections must be held this year with or without key reforms saying the senior army officer must be reprimanded for his statements. ... Full story

Mugabe Toilet Police Officer Sentenced 10 Days

Bulawayo, June 01, 2011- The controversial Zimbabwe police officer who was arrested and detained for three weeks for using President Robert Mugabe toilet was on Tuesday convicted 10 days in prison. ... Full story

Lawyers Denied Access To Detained MDC Supporters

Harare, June 01, 2011 - Over a dozen Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters who were arrested on Monday by the police remained in custody after the police on Tuesday denied their lawyers access to their clients who were picked up and detained following the death of a police officer on Sunday in the capital. ... Full story