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Examine Your Head: AAG Tells KP

By Trust Matsilele, Johannesburg, September, 01 2011- Prominent broadcaster turned ‘politician’ and Affirmative Action Group (AAG) President, Supa Mandiwanzira took a swipe at the Kimberly Process, an organisation responsible for diamond certification and called on it to have its head examined as it had divided the organisation along racial lines. ... Full story

Mother Yearns To Bury Son Four Years After Death

Gokwe, August 31, 2011 - A Gokwe woman on Tuesday pleaded with government to finalise his son's murder case, four years after he was slain by suspected Zanu (PF) supporters, so that the family can bury him. ... Full story

ZESA Tariff Increase Unsustainable - CZI

Harare, August 31, 2011 - The Confederation of Zimbabwean Industry (CZI) on Tuesday said it plans to take legal action against the Zimbabwe Electricity Regulatory Commission (ZERC) over the effecting of a 31% tariff increase on electricity charges as the body was not properly constituted to take the decision. ... Full story

Malajila On Stand-by For Nations Cup

Harare, August 31, 2011 - Dynamos striker Cuthbert Malajila has been called to the national team as a stop gap measure should Knowledge Musona fail to make the trip to play for the Warriors in Sunday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia. ... Full story

Lybian Ambassador Given 72 Hours

Harare, August 31 - Zimbabwe has given the Lybian ambassador to Harare 72 hours to leave the country after he defected to the National Transitional Council last week. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Youths Refuse To Vacate Building

Charity Mukwambo, Bulawayo, August 30 2011 - A group of Zanu (PF) youths on Tuesday morning fought running battles with riot police who wanted to evict the rowdy youths from a private building which the youths occupied last week. ... Full story

18 Zimbabweans Injured in Stampede To See "Prophet"

Harare, August 30, 2011 - Eighteen people were reportedly injured during a stampede at a congregation convened by United Family Interdenominational church in Harare at the weekend. ... Full story

New Japan PM Noda Faces Party Feud, Split Parliament

Tokyo, August 30, 2011 - Japan Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda was voted in on Tuesday as the country's sixth prime minister in five years amid doubts he can unite his fractious ruling party while tackling myriad economic ills and a nuclear crisis. ... Full story

Malema Faces Disciplinary Hearing

Johannesburg, August 30, 2011 - Outspoken South African ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema faces a ruling party disciplinary hearing on Tuesday that could derail his political career and silence his calls to nationalise the mining sector. ... Full story

Libya Rebels Demand Algeria Return Gaddafi Family

Tripoli, August 30, 2011 - Libya's rebels accused neighbouring Algeria of an act of aggression for admitting the fleeing wife of Muammar Gaddafi and three of his children, but the whereabouts of the former strongman himself remain a mystery a week after his overthrow. ... Full story

Zim Gazettes Improved Prisoners’ Diet

Harare, August 30, 2011 - Prisoners serving time in Zimbabwean jails may soon have a better diet consisting mainly of beans and milk as pressure mounts on the government to improve the nutrition of inmates. ... Full story

Investigate GMB - Tsvangirai

Chiweshe, August 30, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai wants the Grain Marketing Board to be investigated over allegations of failure to pay farmers who deliver their produce to the national ginnery. ... Full story

Group Compose Song On Late Mujuru

Bulawayo, August 30 2011 - A Bulawayo based musical group has finished composing a two track album in tribute of former army commander and national hero general Solomon Mujuru who died in a mysterious fire accident at his farm in Beatrice two weeks ago. ... Full story

Thamsanga Dube knocked down

Harare, August 30, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s WBA Pan African heavyweight champion, Thamsanga Dube, was Monday night knocked down in the third round of his none title international heavyweight fight against Flo Simba at the Emperor’ Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa. ... Full story

Warrants of Arrest For South African Citizens

Harare, August 29, 2011 - A Harare Magistrate has issued a warrant of arrest for four South African citizens, who are accused of defrauding President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Topped UK Asylum Seeking List In 2009

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, August 29, 2011 - Once the "Glamour Boys" of southern Africa, Zimbabweans topped the list of asylum seekers to the United Kingdom (UK) in 2009, Radio VOP can now exclusively reveal. ... Full story

Legislator Saves Children From Sharing Classroom With Cows

Chiweshe, August 29, 2011 - Pupils in Maodzwa in Chiweshe have been thrown a lifeline following the construction of two classroom blocks by the Member of Parliament Shepherd Mushonga. ... Full story

Commuting Nightmare After Irene Floods U.S. Northeast

New York, August 29, 2011 - New Yorkers faced a hellish commute on Monday and millions of Americans throughout the northeastern United States were left in the dark and flooded after Hurricane Irene battered the region before moving into Canada. ... Full story

Bomb Misses AU Force In Mogadishu, Kills Woman

Mogadishu, August 29, 2011 - A roadside bomb apparently targeting a convoy of African Union peacekeepers killed a woman on Sunday in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses said. ... Full story

Libyan Embassy In Harare Forced To Pull Down Flag

HARARE, August 29, 2011 - Officials at the Libyan embassy here have hastily pulled down the National Transitional Council (NTC) flag which they hoisted on Wednesday after the move infuriated Zimbabwean authorities. ... Full story

Mtukudzi fires band

By Fungai Mambo, JOHANNESBURG, Sunday 29 August 2011 – Heads are rolling in The Black Spirits band the group that backs music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi who has fired the entire band. ... Full story

Disasters Cost Zim Over US$2,8 Billion

HARARE, August 28, 2011—Zimbabwe is to host the first disaster preparedness conference next month as it emerged that the country could have lost over US$2, 8 billion to disasters since independence from colonial rule in 1980. ... Full story

Minister Makone blasts police, Kasukuwere

Harare, August 27, 2011 - Co-Home Affairs Minister Theresa Makone on Saturday said she is embarrassed by the police after they failed to arrest any suspects a month after Zanu PF activists assaulted journalists and MPs inside parliament. ... Full story

Hurricane Irene Rages Toward U.S. East Coast

WILMINGTON, North Carolina, August 27, 2011 - Hurricane Irene lashed North Carolina with driving wind and rain on Saturday as it neared land on a path threatening the densely populated U.S. east coast with flooding and power outages. ... Full story

Rebels Hunt Gaddafi, Hometown Targeted

Tripoli, August 27, 2011 - Libyan rebels said they were closing in on fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi and would merge their disparate fighters in the capital under one command to streamline operations. ... Full story

Zim Soccer Players Earning Peanuts - Mandigora

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, August 27, 2011 - Zimbabwean soccer players, even stars, are earning peanuts, says former Soccer Star of The Year, David "Yogi" Mandigora. ... Full story

Small MDC Faction Opens School Of Politics

Bulawayo, August 27, 2011- The smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Industry and Commerce Minister, Welshman Ncube on Friday officially opened a School of Politics, the first of its kind in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Women Went On A Rampage

Harare, August 27, 2011 - A group of Zanu (PF) women hurled insults at late night shoppers at a local supermarket on Friday evening calling them Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’ s puppets. ... Full story

Japan PM To Resign, Successor Race Wide Open

Tokyo, August 26, 2011 - The race to pick Japan's sixth leader in five years was in turmoil on Friday after a scandal-tainted party powerbroker looked likely to refuse to back the most popular candidate just days before a vote. ... Full story

Rebels To Govern From Tripoli As Gaddafi Hunt Goes On

TRIPOLI, August 26, 2011 - Libyan rebels announced a move to govern the country from Tripoli as they battled pockets of loyalists in their hunt for fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi, who taunted them from his hiding place. ... Full story

19 Perish In Zimbabwe Accident

Selous, August 25, 2011 - A sombre atmosphere engulfed the scene following an accident involving a Chawasarira bus which was side swapped by a haulage truck after it burst a tyre and lost control. ... Full story

Shares Close In Negative, Delta Weighs Down Industrials

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, August 26, 2011 - Trading on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) remains uninteresting as the market lacks real buyers with thin trades persisting on most counters. ... Full story

Anglican Church Challenges Kunonga In Supreme Court

Harare, August 25,2011 - LAWYERS representing the Anglican Diocese of Harare in the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA), led by Bishop Gandiya have filed a Constitutional appeal against a chamber ruling by Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku on 4 August 2011, which allowed the ex-communicated Dr Nolbert Kunonga in temporary custody of the churches property. ... Full story

Libyans In Zimbabwe Celebrate Ghaddafi Fall

Harare, August 25, 2011 - Libyan nationals in Zimbabwe, on Wednesday joined their embassy officials in Harare to denounce fallen dictator, Muammar Ghaddafi. ... Full story

Zim Rights Leaders Arrested, Beaten Before Release

By Roy Chikara, Masvingo, August 25, 2011 - Five leaders of a local human rights group were arrested on Wednesday and detained for over six hours at Masvingo central police station for allegedly organising a demonstration to call for the sacking of controversial war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda from Masvingo province. ... Full story

Once-a-century Earthquake Rattles U.S. East Coast

Washington, August 24, 2011 - A strong earthquake rattled the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday, sending tremors as far as Canada, damaging well-known buildings in the nation's capital and sending scared office workers into the streets. ... Full story

Gaddafi Flees Tripoli HQ Ransacked By Rebels

Tripole, August 24, 2011 - A beleaguered Muammar Gaddafi vowed on Wednesday to fight on to death or victory after rebels forced him to abandon his Tripoli stronghold in what appeared to be a decisive blow against the Libyan leader's 42-year rule. ... Full story

Vice President Mujuru Questions Husband's Death

Harare, August 24, 2011 - Vice President Joyce Mujuru, the window of the late national hero, General Solomon Mujuru, has questioned the manner in which her husband died in an inferno which burnt him beyond recognition at his Beatrice farm last week. ... Full story

Industrials Rebound On Improved Liquidity As Minings Falter

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, August 24, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE's) main stream indices recorded mixed results as the main stream Industrial Index rebounded from previous day losses while the Mining Index faltered. ... Full story

No Movement For Zimbabwe Cricket Team Despite Win

Harare, August 24, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Cricket team has not moved on the Reliance International Cricket Council’s One Day International Championships despite their 3-2 victory over Bangladesh. ... Full story

Cephas Mashakada Dies

Harare, August 24, 2011- Musician Cephas Mashakada (51) has died at Chitungwiza Hospital, Radiovop can reveal. ... Full story

US$1.5 Million Worth Of ARVs Burnt To Ashes

Harare, August 23, 2011-Close to US$1.5 million worth of Anti-Retroviral drugs (ARV) have been burnt to ashes after the hired truck with the consignment was involved in an accident. ... Full story

We Are Assisting Zim Export Diamonds: US

Bulawayo, August 23, 2011-The United States government has confirmed that it is working with the Kimberly Process in assisting Zimbabwe export certified diamonds from Marange while ensuring that the workers and local communities’ rights are respected. ... Full story

Syria Will Stay Steadfast; Bashar al-Assad

Beirut, Lebanon, August 23, 2011 — On the night that Libyan rebels poured into the citadel of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, inaugurating Libya’s future, his counterpart in Syria offered assurances borrowed from the past: Syria would stay steadfast, plots hatched from abroad would fail and calls for his removal were meaningless because the people supported him. ... Full story

Lockerbie Bomber May Be Imprisoned

Albany, August 23, 2011 - New York's US senators are asking the Libyan transitional government to hold the convicted Lockerbie, Scotland, plane bomber fully accountable for his terrorist actions. ... Full story

Crisis Looming As Company Takeover Kickstarts

Harare, August 23, 2011- The government has started issuing withdrawal licences to companies that failed to comply with the controversial black empowerment laws that analysts dismiss as legalised thievery by the governing coalition partner, Zanu (PF). ... Full story

Zim Denies Ghaddafi Sanctuary Allegations

Harare - The Zimbabwean government on Monday dismissed reports that Libyan dictator Muammer Ghaddafi was to seek sanctuary in Zimbabwe. Joey Bimha, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Foreign Affairs, said providing the cornered Libyan dictator was “ not our discretion alone, but the African Union (AU)’s.” ... Full story

Gadhafi Not Welcome Here: MDC-T

Bulawayo, August 22,2011—-The mainstream Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) youths led by Prime Minister Tsvangirai said they will not allow outsted Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Gadhafi to settle in Zimbabwe adding that he is criminal who should be hanged. ... Full story

Gen Mujuru Gave Me Advice: Gono

Harare, August 22, 2011 - Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor, Dr Gideon Gono, says the late former Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), General Solomon Mujuru, offered him "numerous advice" at the Central Bank. ... Full story

ZCTU Elects New Leadership, Matombo Boycotts Congress

Bulawayo, August 22, 2011- The seventh Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) congress ended in Bulawayo on Saturday night with elections of George Nkiwane as the new president of the workers union held. ... Full story

Jubilant Rebels Control Much of Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya, August 22, 2011 — Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s grip on power dissolved with astonishing speed on Monday as rebels marched into the capital and arrested two of his sons, while residents raucously celebrated the prospective end of his four-decade-old rule. Colonel Qaddafi’s precise whereabouts remained unknown. ... Full story

ANC, ANCYL Nears A Massive Fight

Johannesburg, August 22, 2011- The ANC Youth League is not taking the disciplinary charges brought against its top leadership lying down, calling them a political issue and seeking to meet the ANC leadership to discuss the matter. ... Full story

Bangladesh Get Consolation Win

Bulawayo, August 22, 2011- Bangladesh walked away with their heads up high after winning the final match in the UCB ODI series at Queens Sports Club Bulawayo, with a 93 –run win against the hosts Zimbabwe. The win comes as a consolation after the visitors had lost the first three out five matches in the series. ... Full story

Council Drags Sipepa Nkomo, ZINWA To Court

Gwanda, August 21, 2011- Water Resources Minister, Samuel Sipepa Nkomo is facing a High Court interdict from the Gwanda Municipality over Zimbabwe National Water Authority's (ZINWA) mooted water disconnection plans . ... Full story

Blanket Mine-First Indegenisation Casuality

Gwanda, August 21 2011- Blanket Mine in Gwanda has become the first causality of the government’s controversial indigenisation programme. ... Full story

Chombo Accused Of Destroying Councils.

The Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development, Ignatius Chombo has directed cash strapped Gweru City Council to pump out twenty three thousand dollars (USD $23 000) as payment for the investigation team the minister appointed to investigate the council. ... Full story

Zanu-PF Supporters Jeer Tsvangirai To Mugabe's Anger

Harare, August 21, 2011 - Rowdy Zanu (PF) supporters jeered Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai whenever his name was mentioned at the burial of the late Retired General Solomon Mujuru in Harare prompting the intervention of President Robert Mugabe and Home Affairs Minister, Kembo Mohadi. ... Full story

Mujuru Death Leaves Many Questions Unanswered; Mugabe

Harare, August 20, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe said the death of Retired General Solomon Mujuru in a mysterious inferno at his Beatrice farm will leave many questions unanswered, speaking at the burial of the late General Mujuru popularly known as Rex Nhongo, his war name. ... Full story

Kabila Demands US$50 000 From Presidential Candidates

Harare, August 20, 2011 - The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, has demanded that all Presidential candidates inject a staggering US$50 000 each as deposit in order to qualify for the race in November, Radio VOP can now exclusively reveal. ... Full story

Thousands Of Zimbabweans Mourn Mujuru

Harare, August 20, 2011 - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans thronged a massive state funeral for one of the nation's main power brokers, liberational war heroes and husband to the country's deputy president (Joice Mujuru) whose death in a house fire has intensified political maneuvering in longtime President Robert Mugabe's fractured party. ... Full story

Qaddafi’s Hold In Doubt As Rebels Advance

Cairo, August 20, 2011 — Six months after the outbreak of the revolt against his 42 years in power, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s hold on his Tripoli stronghold shows signs of slipping. ... Full story

Somalia: Babies Lose Fight To Live

Mogadishu, August 20, 2011 - With a ragged breath soft as the beat of a butterfly's wing, two-year old Mahmud Mohamed sighed, rolled his eyes upwards towards his mother, and died, succumbing to the effects of the extreme drought ravaging the Horn of Africa. “My child is gone,” his mother Mulmilla said quietly. Then she gently closed his eyes, wrapped the tiny body in a colourful scarf, bound it with scraps of material, and bore it outside to be buried. ... Full story

Zim Bank Chief Hits At Mugabe Plan

Johannesburg, August 20, 2011 - Zimbabwe's central bank chief on Friday warned on threats to foreign banks after state media said 13 firms had two weeks to submit plans for selling majority shares to locals or face losing permits. ... Full story

Non-transparent Diamond Sales Affecting Workers Remuneration: PM

Bulawayo, August 20, 2011, The Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has blamed non-transparent diamond sales as part of the reason why the inclusive government is failing to adequately pay civil servants in the country. ... Full story

Murerwa flown to SA on ill health

Harare, August 19, 2011 - Another Zimbabwe Cabinet minister, Herbert Murerwa has been flown to South Africa said to be in a critical condition, official government sources said Friday. ... Full story

Civics Hail Sadc Summit As A Success

By Trust Matsilele, Johannesburg, August 19, 2011- Leading Zimbabwe civic organisations have hailed the just ended 31st Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) summit as a success. ... Full story

NCA, GZF Dismiss Sadc Summit As Routine

By Trust Matsilele, Johannesburg, August 19, 2011- The leading Zimbabwe’s constitutional pressure group, the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) has dismissed the just ended Sadc summit as “routine and same old story”, on the sidelines of feedback by civic leaders who attended the Sadc summit in Angola. ... Full story

Taliban Attack On British Office In Kabul Kills At Least 9

Kabul, August 2011 - The Taliban laid siege to a British cultural centre on Friday, killing at least nine people during an hours-long assault in what the group called a warning to London as the country celebrated 92 years of independence from British rule. ... Full story

Zambia Election Campaign Could Pressure Economy

Lusaka, August 19, 2011 - Campaigning for Zambia's September presidential election is in full swing with the incumbent launching an expensive building project at a time when state coffers are coming under pressure from declining revenue from its main export, copper. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Gives Foreign Firms 14-Day Empowerment

Harare, August 19, 2011 - Zimbabwe's government has given foreign firms, including mines and banks, a 14-day ultimatum to submit "acceptable" plans on how they propose to transfer majority stakes to local owners or risk losing permits, state media reported on Friday. ... Full story

Dabengwa Absolves Mujuru From Gukurahundi Atrocities

Bulawayo, 19 August 2011 - The Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa said the late retired army general Solomon Mujuru did not take part in the early 1980s gukurahundi atrocities in which an estimated 25 000 civilians were massacred by a crack army unit under the then Prime Minister Robert Mugabe’s command. ... Full story

Army Honours Mujuru With A Full Military Parade

Harare, August 19, 2011 - The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) honoured the late Retired army General Solomon with a full military parade at the One Commando barracks where the commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Constantine Chiwenga denounced violence. ... Full story

Zuma to Appoint Zimbabwe Monitoring Team

Luanda, August 19, 2011 -Regional Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders have tasked the body’s organ troika on politics, defence and security to develop terms of references for a team of officials which will join the South African President, Jacob Zuma’s facilitation team to monitor political developments in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Monalisa's World Title Dream Hits Brick Wall

Harare, August 19, 2011 - Monalisa Sibanda’s dream of fighting for the world title has hit a brick wall after for the second time her fight against Esther Phiri of Zambia for the Women’s International Boxing Organisation and the International Boxing Federation welterweight titles has been called off at the last minute. ... Full story

Zuma Mourns Mujuru

Harare, August 18, 2011 - South African President Jacob Zuma who is attending the annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Angola said he is saddened by the death of Retired army General, Solomon Mujuru saying the people of South Africa are mourning with Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Zim Parties Close To Agreeing An Election Date

Luanda, August 18, 2011 - An organ of the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC) body tasked with maintaining peace and security says Zimbabwean political parties are getting closer to agreeing an election date. ... Full story

Stop Rumours Surrounding My Husband's Death - Joice

By Beven Takunda, Harare, August 18, 2011 -Joice Mujuru, wife to the late retired general Solomon Mujuru has begged Zimbabweans to stop speculating about the cause of her husband’s death for the sake of national unity. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Draws South in Women's Cricket World Cup

Harare, August 18, 2011 - Zimbabwe has been drawn in the same group with South Africa in the qualifiers for the 2013 International Cricket Council Women’s World Cup to be hosted by India following the draw conducted by the ICC Wednesday. ... Full story

Syria's Assad Says To Stop Police Operations - U.N.

Syria, August 18, 2011 - A demonstrator waves a Syrian flag during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the courtyard of Fatih mosque in Istanbul June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Murad Sezer 1 of 1Full Size AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that military and police operations against pro-democracy protesters have stopped, the United Nations said. ... Full story

Ugandan Police Fire Teargas, Disperse Opposition Vigil

Kampala, August 18, 2011 - Ugandan police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse opposition supporters who had gathered in a Kampala suburb on Wednesday to mourn people killed during demonstrations earlier this year. ... Full story

Gen Mujuru's Death Affects ZSE

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, August 18, 2011 - The lacklustre Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE's) Industrial Index closed in the negative as a dark cloud engulfed the country following the death of influential politician, Retired General Solomon Mujuru. ... Full story

Former Intermarket Boss Vingirai Nabbed In Taiwan

Harare, August 18, 2011 - Intermarket Holdings who has been on the police’s wanted list since 2004 has been arrested in Taiwan and is now awaiting deportation to Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Mujuru Declared National Hero, Burial Saturday

Harare, August 17, 2011 - Retired army General, Solomon Mujuru who died in a mysterious fire at his Beatrice farm on Monday night has been declared a national hero by Zanu PF politburo as police investigates continue to find out what happened to the former commander of Zimbabwe's liberation struggle. ... Full story

Gaddafi Isolated As Rebels Fight Towards Tripoli

Outskirts of Zawiyah, Libya, August 17, 2011 - Libyan rebels aiming to topple Muammar Gaddafi are coming under fire from government troops as the insurgents fight to secure their latest gains and lay siege to the capital Tripoli. ... Full story

World Bank Says Famine In Horn Of Africa Is Manmade

Berlin, August 17, 2011 - The famine in the Horn of Africa is manmade -- the result of artificially high prices for food and civil conflict, the World Bank's lead economist for Kenya Wolfgang Fengler told Reuters on Tuesday. ... Full story

Joice Mujuru Acting President Despite Mourning Husband

HARARE – August 17, 2011 - In a shocking move that confirmed the ill health of Zimbabwean Vice President John Landa Nkomo, President Robert Mugabe announced Joice Mujuru would be acting president, when he is away in Angola for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit a few hours after the death of her husband Solomon. ... Full story

Mighty Warriors Re-group For All Africa Games

Harare, August 17, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors were regrouping on Wednesday to start preparations for their participation at the eighth edition of the All Africa Games to be held in Mozambique from September 3 to 18. ... Full story

Mugabe And Mutambara Should Go - Poll

Gweru, August 18,2011 - Zimbabweans have called on President Robert Mugabe and disputed leader of the smaller faction of the Movement of Democratic Change (MDC) Arthur Mutambara to quit politics according to recent results of the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) poll. ... Full story

SADC Troika Leaders Meet To Discuss Zimbabwe

Luanda, August 17, 2011 - Regional leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) troika on politics, defence and security met on Tuesday evening at Hotel De Convencoes de Talatona in Luanda, Angola to discuss the political problems in Zimbabwe and other regional countries. ... Full story

The Mail Newspaper Shuts Down

By Beven Takunda,Harare, August 17, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s fourth daily newspaper, The Mail, has shut down indefinitely hardly five months after launching the paper which promised to be in the middle of the road in a highly polarised environment. ... Full story

Mugabe, Tsvangirai Mourns Mujuru, NCA Demands Probe

Harare, August 17, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai expressed shock and sorrow at the death of retired army General, General Solomon Mujuru who died in an inferno at his Beatrice farm early Tuesday morning. ... Full story

Tendai Prince Alive And Well After Death Rumour

Harare, August 17, 2011 - The widely rumoured death of ailing musician, Tendai Prince Mupfurutsa on social networks and Zimbabwe is false, Radio VOP can exclusively reveal. ... Full story

Zim Police Investigates Mujuru Death

Harare, August 16, 2011 - Zimbabwe police were on Tuesday reported to be investigating the cause of the fire which engulfed the house of the former army commander, Solomon Mujuru and burnt his body beyond recognition on Monday evening. ... Full story

Mujuru Was Among Zimbabwe's Most Feared Men

Harare, August 16, 2011 - Solomon Mujuru who died in an electric fire accident at his farm in Beatrice on Monday evening has been described as one of the most feared men in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Bombs, Attacks Hit Iraqi Cities, At Least 60 Dead

Baghdad, August 16, 2011 - Suicide attackers and car bombs hit cities across Iraq on Monday, killing at least 60 people in apparently coordinated assaults authorities blamed on al Qaeda affiliates intent on destabilising the government. ... Full story

Judge Ends TV Cover Of Mubarak Case

Cairo, August 16, 2011 - The judge presiding over the trial of Hosni Mubarak on Monday ordered TV cameras out of the courtroom until the case concludes, enraging opponents of the deposed president who vowed to challenge the decision with protests in downtown Cairo. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Civic Activists Detained In Angola

Luanda, August 16, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s civic society members were on Monday detained at the De Fevereiro International Airport in Luanda, Angola after the arrival in the southern African country for the annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit. ... Full story

I Faced A Serious Crisis Running KMAL - Chanakira

By Ngoni Chanakira Harare, August 16, 2011 - Top international banker and business mogul, Nigel Chanakira, now 45, says he faced a serious crisis while running heavyweight counter Kingdom Meikles Africa Limited (KMAL) because there were just too many heads telling him what to do daily. ... Full story

Solomon Mujuru Dies In Suspicious Fire

Harare, August 16, 2011 - RETIRED army general Solomon Mujuru died last night in a suspicious fire accident at his farm in Beatrice in what sources claimed on Tuesday was both political and domestic motivated. ... Full story

Zim Police Investigates Fliers To Topple Mugabe

Bulawayo, 15 August 2011- Police on Monday interrogated Paul Siwela, the leader of the Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) for about three hours in connection with fliers that were distributed on Thursday night calling for an uprising against President Robert Mugabe. ... Full story

Norway Killer Describes Carnage

Oslo, August 15, 2011 - Norwegian police took confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik back to Utoeya island to stage a reconstruction of his hour-long slaughter of 69 people there three weeks ago. ... Full story

Egypt's Ex-president Mubarak Returns To Court

Cairo, August 15, 2011 - Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak returns to court on Monday to face charges of killing protesters, in a hearing that could decide if the head of the ruling military council will take the stand as a witness. ... Full story

Outrage Over Deafening Silence Of New Zim Private Broadcasters

Harare, August 15, 2011 - THE Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) -Zimbabwe has expressed concern over what it views as the deafening silence surrounding the processing of applications for the two commercial radio broadcasters by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) advertised in May this year. ... Full story

Vitori Shatters World Record

Harare, August 15, 2011 - In front of a delighted crowd of several thousand people, Zimbabwe continued their remarkable winning run against Bangladesh by romping home in the second one-day international by seven wickets. ... Full story

Shops In Chiadzwa Diamond Area Ordered To Close

Micheal Maposhere, Chiadzwa, August 15, 2011 - Business people in Chiadzwa area are being forced to close down their businesses by security agents that are guiding diamond fields in the area. ... Full story

Zimpapers Editor Caught Red Handed In Homosexual Act

Harare, August 15, 2011 - A senior Zimbabwe Newspapers group male journalist is in hot soup after he was allegedly caught red handed engaging in homosexual sex with a Namibian man during President Robert Mugabe’s visit to Windhoek last Thursday. ... Full story

Market Posts Depressed Trades In Shortened Week

Harare, August 14, 2011 - In a holiday shortened week the market recorded thin trades as the foreign participants who were previously the mainstay of the market stuck to the sidelines amidst capital flight in the wake of investor unease precipitated by the downgrade of the United State’s credit worthiness by global rating agency Standard and Poor’s and the hyped debt crisis hovering over Europe. ... Full story

VMCZ Castigates Police Intentions To Question Zim Ind Journalists

Harare, August 14, 2011 - The Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) has raised concern over the intentions by the police to question Zimbabwe Independent editor, Constantine Chimakure and senior political writer, Wongai Zhangazha over a story published by the paper in July. ... Full story

PM Tours Mthabezi Dam, Promises To End Matabeleland Water Woes

Bulawayo, August 14, 2011- The Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai Friday, toured the Mtshabezi pipe line project in Matabeleland South and pledged government’s commitment to solve Matabeleland’s perennial water woes which have seen the closure of some companies in the province. ... Full story

Chimanimani Arts Festival Dazzle

Chimanimani, August 13, 2011 The Eastern Highlands abandoned its serenity following the kick starting of an artistic extravaganza that started Friday. ... Full story

HIV MP Report Journalist Over Facebook Insult

Bulawayo, August 13, 2011---The case in which a Member of Parliament for Insiza North ,Siyabonga Malandu-Ncube is facing charges of deliberately infecting a female journalists working for a state owned newspaper took a new twist on Thursday as the MP pressed charges against the reporter saying she insulted him on Facebook last week. ... Full story

Equities Market In Sluggish Trading As Both Indices Close In The Red

Harare, August 13, 2011 - The equities market on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) continued in a sluggish mood as thin trades persisted across the board as investor fears, especially foreign players who have been the market’s mainstay, heightened in the wake of the anticipated global economic slowdown triggered by poor United States (US) economic data and a ratings downgrade as well as the mounting Europe’s debt crisis. ... Full story

Police, AG Shield Violence Perpetrators- ZLHR

Harare, August 13, 2011- Zimbabwean police and the Attorney General are under fire for selective arrests on political violence perpetrators, according to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR). ... Full story

London Riots: Britain Weighs Personal Freedoms Against Need To Keep Order

London, August 12, 2011 — After four nights of lawlessness that has upended British society and seen 1,200 alleged looters and arsonists swept off the streets, the government is also targeting a digital culprit: social media. ... Full story

Mandela, Zuma Firm In R20m Scandal

Johannesburg, August 12, 2011 - Financial irregularities of more than R20m were allegedly committed when Aurora Empowerment Systems directors served on listed electronic chip maker Labat's board, the Business Day reported on Friday. ... Full story

SADC GPA Monitoring Team Ready For Deployment

Harare, August 12, 2011 ---South African President Jacob Zuma’s facilitation team on Thursday informed the Joint Monitoring Committee (JOMIC) that a regional team meant to bolster its operations will be deployed soon following the completion of its terms of reference. ... Full story

ENG Boss Muponda Jailed

Harare ,August 12, 2011 - Fugitive Zimbabwean businessman and ENG Capital Chief Executive Officer, Gilbert Muponda has been remanded in custody to August 26, 2011 for defaulting court proceedings when he skipped the country in 2004. ... Full story

Date set for Asiagate Disciplinary Committee

Harare, August 12, 2011-The Zimbabwe Football Association will on August 19 set up a Disciplinary Committee to decide on the fate of those found on the wrong side during the Warriors’ trips to Asia where they were paid to throw away matches. ... Full story

Burundi Coalition Asks Zuma For Help

Bujumbura, August 11, 2011 - A Burundi opposition coalition urged South African President Jacob Zuma, who arrived in this Central African country on Wednesday, to kick-start negotiations between it and the government. ... Full story

Stock Markets In U.S., Europe Show Major Drop

Washington, August 11, 2011-U.S. and European stock markets plummeted again Wednesday as the debt crisis rocking a handful of smaller European nations threatened to engulf the continent’s biggest economies, France and Germany. ... Full story

Britain Donates US$1 Million To Avert Cholera in Zimbabwe

Harare, August 11, 2011 - Britain has come to the aid of Zimbabwe’s struggling councils by providing US$1 million for the procurement of water treatment chemicals ... Full story

Rights Activist Maguwu Honoured

HARARE -Human rights campaigner Farai Maguwu has been awarded with the Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award. ... Full story

Suspected Zanu (PF) Hooligans Ransack MDC Offices

Mutare, August 11, 2011- Suspected Zanu (PF) supporters on Tuesday night defaced the Morgan Tsvangirai led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Chimanimani district offices, ahead of the Chimanimani Arts festival which starts in the resort town on Friday. ... Full story

Warriors In Commanding Show

Harare, August 11, 2011—Zimbabwe football fans were left tongue-tied after the Warriors put up a commanding show in their 2-0 victory over Zambia in an international friendly match at Rufaro Stadium Wednesday evening. ... Full story

GNU Begs For US$489m In Humanitarian Aid From Donors

Harare, August 10, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe's Government of National Unity (GNU) urgently requires more than US$489 million in humanitarian aid for various programmes including health, nutrition, water and food, according to the latest Consolidated Appeal (CAP) 2011 Mid-Year Review. ... Full story

Heroes Day Woes For MDC Supporters

Masvingo, August 10, 2011-Six Morgan Tsvangirai led Movement for Democratic Change youths were brutalised by Zanu (PF) supporters suspected to be war veterans while two female supporters were stripped naked for allegedly wearing their party regalia at Heroes day celebrations at Bhasera business centre on Monday. ... Full story

Zimbabwe 'Torture' Camp Exposed

Cape Town, August 10, 2011 - A torture camp run by Zimbabwe’s security forces is operating in the country’s rich Marange diamond fields, the BBC reported on Monday. ... Full story

Pakistani Intelligence Officials: U.S. Drone Strike Kills 20 Militants Near Afghan

Peshawar, Pakistan, August 10, 2011 — American-fired missiles killed 20 Islamist militants in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, most of them members of a powerful insurgent network fighting the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, Pakistani intelligence officials said. ... Full story

London Put Out Your Fire And Leave Us Alone: Mugabe

Harare, August 10,2011 - President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday continued on his vitriolic attacks when he took a swipe on his traditional foes United Kingdom and United States calling on them to concentrate on resolving their domestic affairs and stop interfering on Zimbabwe’s internal affairs. ... Full story

Mutasa, Jongwe Sacked From Dynamos And Caps

Harare, August 10, 2011- It was a week of football twists involving Zimbabwe’s two big football clubs, Dynamos and Caps United. Just barely after announcing that Dynamos were going to replace their youthful coach Lloyd Mutasa with his friend and former sidekick, Calisto Pasuwa, Caps united shocked everyone by firing Takaendesa Jongwe for Lloyd Chitembwe. ... Full story

Zimbabwe To Have Its First Military University

Harare, August 10, 2011 - A military college being built by the Chinese on the outskirts of Harare along the Harare-Bindura highway will become the country’s first military university, President Robert Mugabe told a gathering to commemorate the defence forces day in Harare on Tuesday. ... Full story

Libyan Rebel Leader Sacks Entire Cabinet

Tripoli, August 9, 2011- Libya's rebel leader sacked the entire executive office of his de-facto government on Monday, officials said, in an aggressive move to end a crisis caused by the assassination of a rebel general. ... Full story

British PM To Hold Crisis Talks On Riots

London, August 9, 2011 - British Prime Minister David Cameron was to hold crisis talks on Tuesday after three nights of riots, looting and arson by masked, hooded youths that wrecked shopping centres in many parts of London and spread to three other cities. ... Full story

Biti Clears Air Over IMF’s SDR

Harare, August 9, 2011 ---Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti has revealed that part of the US$505 million the country received from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2009 has been used to finance major capital projects. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Win Cricket Test On Return

Harare, August 9, 2011- Zimbabwe returned to Test cricket in style after six years in the wilderness by beating Bangladesh by 130 runs at Harare Sports Club Monday ... Full story

MDC- T Honours Gibson Sibanda

Bulawayo, August 09, 2011--Thandi Sibanda the daughter of the late MDC Vice President, Gibson Sibanda said its high time Zanu (PF) stopped from monopolising the awarding of national heroes status adding that her father was a national hero who brought change to Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Hails Mukoweshuro As A National Hero

Harare, August 9, 2011- Movement for Democratic Change President and Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says that the late cabinet Minister Eliphas Mukonoweshuro is a national hero and it was befitting that he was buried on Heroes day. ... Full story

Mugabe Says No To Security Sector Reform

Harare, August 08, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe on Monday said he will not allow any interference to the security sector in the country a day after Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai called on the military to remain in the barracks and to stop their involvement in politics. ... Full story

Mugabe Likens NATO To Al Qaeda

Harare, August 08, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe on Monday likened the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) to terrorist organisations, Al Qaeda and the Taliban for the bombing of Libya which he said was a plot to kill Tripoli’s leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. ... Full story

Hundreds Of Refugees Refused Entry At Nyamapanda Border Post

Juru , August 8, 2011 - REFUGEES from Ethiopia and Somalia are now being refused entry at the Nyamapanda Border Post. ... Full story

Swaziland To Go Ahead With Salary Cuts

Mbabane, August 8, 2011 - Swaziland government will go ahead with planned salary cuts of civil servants despite receiving a R2.4bn bailout loan from South Africa, a document obtained by AFP on Sunday revealed. ... Full story

U.S., European Officials Scramble To Calm Financial Anxiety

Washington, August 8, 2011- Top economic officials from around the world scrambled Sunday to contain the fallout from an unprecedented downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and a serious worsening of Europe’s economy. ... Full story

Econet Mobilise Funds To Salvage Somali Children

Harare, August 08, 2011 - Zimbabwe's leading mobile phone operator, Econet Wireless has launched a fund-raising campaign code named 'Save a child and heal a nation' to help the people of Somalia who are facing hunger. ... Full story

Basketball Team Misses Opportunity Due Financial Woes

Harare, August 8, 2011- The Zimbabwe women’s basketball Under 16 team has missed an opportunity to participate at the prestigious World Under 17 basketball Championships to be held next year. ... Full story

MDC To Honour Own Heroes

Bulawayo, August 7, 2011- The Movement for Democratic Change led by Zimbabwe Premier, Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC –T)’s youth assembly will be honouring and remembering all party activists who died since the formation of the party in 2000 on the heroes day. ... Full story

Fun-packed Shows For Heroes Holiday

Harare, August 7, 2011-Ngwenya Brothers frontman Tedius Matsito is now on the recovery path and is set to reclaim his position on the stage, following a series of misfortunes in his personal life. ... Full story

Asian Leaders React With Caution

Washington, August 7, 2011- Asian governments Saturday reacted cautiously to Standard & Poor's decision to strip the U.S. of its prized triple-A rating, a move that could further shake confidence in already turbulent financial markets and undercut the value of their massive holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds. ... Full story

Copter Downed by Taliban Fire; Elite U.S. Unit Among Dead

Kabul, Afghanistan, August 7, 2011 — In the deadliest day for American forces in the nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan, insurgents shot down a Chinook transport helicopter on Saturday, killing 30 Americans, including some Navy Seal commandos from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as 8 Afghans, American and Afghan officials said. ... Full story

SA Ministers Slam Nationalisation

Johannesburg,August 7, 2011 - Calls to nationalise South Africa's mines, driven by the ruling party's youth league, face new challenges from ministers who warn the scheme won't fight poverty and fear the debate is scaring investors. ... Full story

Leave Politics To Politicians: Tsvangirai Urges Zim Military

Harare August 7, 2011- Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has called for the confinement of the country’s military forces to barracks saying that would stop them from brutalising defenseless civilians. ... Full story

Industrials In Mixed Trades As Hwange Spur Mining

Harare, August 6, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange's Industrial Index closed the day in marginal loss of -0,05 percent at 164.14 points in mixed trades among heavy cap counters. ... Full story

BPRA Calls For Probe On Chombo

Bulawayo, August 6, 2011- The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) on Thursday wrote to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Governance, the Clerk of Parliament and the Speaker of Parliament requesting an investigation on Ignatius Chombo, the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development . ... Full story

ZISCO Steel Resume Operations After Takeover By Essar

Kwekwe, August 6, 2011-Tafadzwa and his wife Rita had for years lived a comfortable life with Rita running their small bottle store and restaurant in Redcliff while Tafadzwa was at Zisco. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Ranked 7th World Diamond Producer

Harare, August 05, 2011 - Zimbabwe is now ranked as the 7th biggest diamond producing nation in the world, latest global rankings released Friday show. ... Full story

Zim Minister Mukonoweshuro dies

Harare, August 05, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s Minister of Public Service, Eliphas Mukonoweshuro has died. ... Full story

Gaddafi Seeks Islamist Allies, Rebels Nab Fuel Tanker

Benghazi, Libya, August 05, 2011 - Muammar Gaddafi's son has made a bid to divide the fractious Libyan rebellion, telling a newspaper he was forging an alliance with Islamist rebels against their liberal allies. ... Full story

SA Loan To Swazi King Raises Policy

Johannesburg, August 05, 2011 - South Africa defended on Thursday its loan to cash-strapped Swaziland against critics who saw the bail-out of the country's absolute monarch as symbolic of Pretoria's reluctance to push political reforms on the continent. ... Full story

Opposition Seeks To Block Zambia's Banda From Vote

August 05, 2011 - Zambia's main opposition Patriotic Front (PF) party has asked the high court to block President Rupiah Banda from taking part in next month's elections, saying he does not qualify to stand. ... Full story

MDC Activist Poured Hot Cooking Oil

Harare, August 05, 2011 – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Thursday said a party youth chair was hospitalised after being poured with ‘hot cooking oil’ by known Zanu (PF) activists in the populous suburb. ... Full story

Bona In Singapore For Work - Mugabe

Harare, August 05, 2011 – President Robert Mugabe's first born, Bona recently finished an accounting degree and will enrol for articles to become a chartered accountant, the 87 year old leader said on Thursday. ... Full story

Mugabe Honours BBA Winner Wendall, Vimbai and Muzhingi

Harare, August 04, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe on Thursday presented Big Brother Africa winner, Wendall Parson and Comrades marathon three time winner, Stephen Muzhingi with $50 000 in cash each at a ceremony at the State House. ... Full story

President Mugabe To Meet BBA Winner Wendall

Harare, 03 August 2011 - Zimbabwean defied the racial stereotyping by turning in their thousands to pass their love to Big Brother Amplified co-winner Wendall Parson and fellow Zimbabwean housemate Vimbai Mutinhiri. ... Full story

Ex-CFU Boss Lashes Out At Zim's Land Reforms

Harare, August 04, 2011 – Outgoing Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) president, Deon Theron has lashed out at President Robert Mugabe’s controversial land reform programmes saying the exercise benefited a ‘chosen few.’ ... Full story

Britain Urgently Checking Nigeria Hostage Video

Abuja, August 04, 2011 - The British Foreign Office said on Thursday it was checking the authenticity of a video which appears to show a British man and his Italian colleague who were kidnapped in May in northern Nigeria. ... Full story

Somali Famine Spreads To Three New Areas

Mogadishu, August 04, 2011 - The famine gripping parts of southern Somalia has spread to three new areas of the country, with the entire south likely to be declared a famine zone within the next six weeks, the United Nations said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Techno Challenge Scuttles Facebook Trial

Bulawayo, August 04, 2011 - The trial of Vikas Mavhudzi, a Bulawayo resident who was charged with subversion after allegedly suggesting that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai should emulate pro-democracy protests staged in Egypt could come to nought after the investigating police officer indicated his inability to operate the handset. ... Full story

ZISCO Steel No More

Kwekwe, August 04, 2011 - The gigantic Zimbabwe and Iron Steel Company (ZISCO) Company in Kwekwe Redcliff, which had been lying idle for almost a decade as Zimbabwe grappled with economic problems, has been christened with a new name. ... Full story

Savanhu Kicked Out Of Hwange

Harare,August 03, 2011 — Zanu (PF) politburo member Tendai Savanhu was fired from the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) board alongside eight other members at a stormy meeting of shareholders on Wednesday where the media was barred. ... Full story

Late Vice President Nkomo’s Statue Sparks Fresh Debate

Annahstacia Ndlovu, Bulawayo, August 03, 2011 - The controversial late Vice President Joshua Nkomo's statue in Harare has sparked fresh debate with the former freedom fighters from Zipra saying the place where the statue was placed have negative political connotations. ... Full story

French Court To Decide On Inquiry Into IMF's Lagarde

Paris, August 03, 2011 - French judges will rule Thursday whether IMF chief Christine Lagarde should be formally investigated for approving a compensation payout to a friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy when she was finance minister. ... Full story

Egypt's Mubarak To Face Trial Set To Rattle Arab Rulers

Cairo, August 03, 2011 - Egypt's Hosni Mubarak flew to Cairo on Wednesday where he will be tried for conspiring to kill protesters, the first Arab ruler to appear in court since uprisings swept the region. ... Full story

Industrials Recover On Econet gains, Hwange Sinks Minings

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, August 03, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE's) Industrial Index reversed Tuesday’s losses to post a +0,38 percent gain at 163.95 points as foreign investors continue to dominate trades in heavy cap counters. ... Full story

Warriors Coach Focus On Nations Cup

Harare, August 03, 2011 - Zimbabwe Warriors coach Norman Mapeza is not reading much into the 2014 World Cup draw but has his attention more focused on the more immediate 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. ... Full story

International Food Donors Weaning Zimbabwe

Harare, August 03, 2011 - The Consolidated Appeal Programme (CAP) is looking for an additional US$73 million on top of the required US$415 million to feed at least 1.7 million people in dire need of humanitarian assistance before weaning off the country late this year. ... Full story

Zim Donates HIV Paediatric Drugs

Annahstacia Ndlovu, Bulawayo, August 03, 2011 - The government of Zimbabwe is currently donating paediatric antiretroviral drugs to neighbouring countries due to the low uptake of drugs in the country while there are thousands of adults on waiting list. ... Full story

Foreign Deals Boost ZSE Trading

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, August 2, 2011 - A back to back foreign deal in AICO Limited boosted turnover in an otherwise dull trading session on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) that saw both indices trade in the negative. ... Full story

Putin Says U.S. Is "Parasite" On Global Economy

Lake Seliger, Russia, August 02, 2011 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Monday of living beyond its means "like a parasite" on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets. ... Full story

Libyans Start Ramadan Fast Amid Conflict, Divisions

Tripoli/Benghazi, August 02, 2011 - Libyans entered the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Monday with no let-up in the five-month conflict after Muammar Gaddafi sought to divide a rebellion threatening him on several fronts. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Names Cricket Squad For Bangladesh

Harare, August 02, 2011 - Zimbabwe has named a strong 14 member squad for the one off Test against Bangladesh starting Thursday which marks Zimbabwe’s return to Test cricket since 2005 when they were suspended on the assumption that they did not have a competitive team. ... Full story

No Money No Work - Zim Pilots

Harare, August 2, 2011 - Striking Air Zimbabwe pilots have vowed to press ahead with their job boycott until after management deposit their outstanding salaries into their accounts. ... Full story

Syrians mark bleak Ramadan after 80 killed in Hama

Amman, August 01, 2011 - Syrians began the Muslim Ramadan fast in sombre mood on Monday after troops stormed into Hama, scene of a 1982 massacre, in one of the bloodiest days of a five-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. ... Full story

Libyan Migrant Boat Arrives In Italy With 25 Dead

Rome, August 01, 2011 - Twenty-five dead bodies were found on a boat carrying 296 African migrants that set sail from Libya and arrived on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa on Monday, Italian port authorities said. ... Full story

Warriors In Tough World Cup Draw

BY Vusisizwe Mkhwananzi, Gwanda, August 01, 2011 - The Zimbabwe senior men’s soccer team faces a toll order in its quest for a maiden appearance at the 2014 FIFA global football showcase in Brazil. ... Full story

Zimplats Not Aware Of Indigenous Plan Rejection

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, August 1, 2011 - The Chief Executive of major mining concern, Zimplats Holdings Limited (Zimplats), Alex Mhembere, says the Minister of Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, Savior Kasukuwere, has not "officially informed" his company that their indigenisation plan had been rejected by his ministry. ... Full story

Zimbabweans Should Brace For More Zanu (PF) Jingles

Charity Mukwambo, Bulawayo, August 01, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation television viewers and radio listeners should brace for more incessant Zanu (PF) propaganda jingles following the launch of the Ndebele version of the jingles in Bulawayo on Saturday. ... Full story

Wendall Wins Big Brother Africa

Harare - Wendall Parson became the first Zimbabwean to win the M Net Big Brother Africa show when he and Nigeria’s Karen were announced as the winners of the three months reality programme broadcast throughout Africa. ... Full story