Khupe To Receive Prayers From Party Loyalists

Harare, September 30, 2011 – The mainstream Movement for Democratic Change led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC-T) has organised a prayer meeting in Bulawayo this weekend for its ailing Deputy President Thokozani Khuphe, battling advanced breast cancer. ... Full story

Zimbabwe International Film Festival Opens Without Local Movies

By Fungai Mambo, Harare, September 30, 2011 – The 14th edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) which opens in Harare on today is quite a paradox in itself. ... Full story

Nguema May Get UN prize In His Name

Dakar, September 30, 2011 - Western diplomats say that the ruler of Equatorial Guinea used his time as the rotating chairperson of the African Union to secure a united African position on a controversial prize. ... Full story

Activists In Arab World Vie To Define Islamic State

Cairo, September 30, 2011 — By force of this year’s Arab revolts and revolutions, activists marching under the banner of Islam are on the verge of a reckoning decades in the making: the prospect of achieving decisive power across the region has unleashed an unprecedented debate over the character of the emerging political orders they are helping to build. ... Full story

Daily Newspapers 'Lying' About Readership, Claims Geoff Nyarota

Harare, September 30 , 2011 -Firebrand Journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of The Daily News newspaper, Geoffrey Nyarota, says two of the three daily newspapers currently operating in Zimbabwe are "lying about its readership figures". ... Full story

US Condemns Zanu-PF Violence

Harare, September 30, 2011 - Despite positive steps in the implementation of the rule of law, the United States remains worried that Zanu-PF continues to persecute those opposed to it, a top US envoy said. ... Full story

Mandiwanzira Lashes Out At Zanu-PF

Gweru, September 30, 2011 -The president of the Affirmative Action Group, Supa Mandiwanzira has castigated Zanu-PF politicians who are fighting for Zimplats shares, a huge profit making platinum mine. ... Full story

Support For Malema Drops

Pretoria, September 29, 2011- As firebrand South Africa’s ruling party, African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema plunged into trouble with the ANC, so has his popularity. Only 26 percent of young people surveyed by TNS South Africa – a leading marketing and social insights company – said they supported what Malema does or says. ... Full story

Warrant of arrest out for Gaddafi’s PM

Tripoli, September 29, 2011 - Libya has issued an arrest warrant for Muammar Gaddafi’s former prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi, who fled the country for neighbouring Tunisia, the interim justice minister said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Companies Use Immigration Crackdown To Turn A Profit

Australia, September 29, 2011- The men showed up in a small town in Australia’s outback early last year, offering top dollar for all available lodgings. Within days, their company, Serco, was flying in recruits from as far away as London, and busing them from trailers to work 12-hour shifts as guards in a remote camp where immigrants seeking asylum are indefinitely detained. ... Full story

Knight Rider Visits Vic Falls

Victoria Falls, September 29, 2011 - Popular American actor, David Michael Hasselhoff better known as Knight Rider was in Victoria Falls on Monday. ... Full story

Mbudzi’s Life In Danger After Calling For Mugabe Exit

James Kunofiwa, Masvingo, September 29, 2011 – Retired Major General- Kudzai Mbudzi‘s life is in danger after calling for Zimbabwe’s ageing President, Robert Mugabe’s exit. ... Full story

MISA Holds Media Ethics Indaba

Harare, September 29, 2011 - The MISA Zimbabwe Chapter is today holding a half-day indaba on "media ethics in Zimbabwe". ... Full story

Murray Made Calls As Jackson Died

Washington, September 28, 2011- Dr. Conrad Murray spent 45 minutes on the phone as Michael Jackson lay dying, according to the prosecution in his involuntary manslaughter case. ... Full story

Keys, Mtukudzi Collaborate On HIV Project

By Fungai Mambo, Harare, September 28, 2011 – American R&B sensational diva Alicia Keys is set to collaborate with Zimbabwe’s music legend Oliver Mtukudzi on a Compact Disk seeking to reinforce awareness worldwide of the importance of HIV programmes among mothers to avoid more pediatric deaths. ... Full story

Rick Perry Back On 2012 Presidential Race

Washington, September 28, 2011- For Republican Rick Perry, the 2012 presidential race was supposed to be about jobs and anti-Washington anger. After a bad week on the campaign trail, he hopes it can be again. ... Full story

Apple Unveils New iPhone Next Week

San Francisco, September 28, 2011- Apple Inc looks set next week to unveil its much-awaited new iPhone, which analysts say will have a bigger screen and work better with remote computing services. ... Full story

Anti-Gaddafi Fighters Edge Closer to Taking Surt

TRIPOLI, Libya, September 28, 2011 — Fighters for Libya’s new government claimed to have seized the port in Col. Muammar Gaddafi tribal hometown of Surt on Tuesday, tightening their noose around the stubbornly resistant Mediterranean coastal enclave devoted to the fallen Libyan leader. ... Full story

Govt Escalates Heat On Foreign Companies

Harare, September 28, 2011—Government will carry out a wide scale compliance audit across all sector of the economy as it emerged that at least 700 companies have failed to submit proposals on how they will cede 51% shareholding to locals in line with the empowerment legislation. ... Full story

NRZ Employees Down Tools Over Outstanding Salaries

Nompumelelo Moyo, Bulawayo, September 28, 2011- The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) employees have downed tools over unpaid salaries. ... Full story

WealthyRepublican Pushing Christie Presidential Bid

Washington, September 27, 2011- They are rich. They are unattached. They are looking for a little excitement. ... Full story

Launch of National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (NAP for OVC 2)

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has committed US$35 million towards the implementation of the Zimbabwe Government’s National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (NAP for OVC 2) to improve the plight of the poorest and most vulnerable children in Zimbabwe over the next four years. ... Full story

Brave Maathai Hailed Across Globe

Nairobi, September 27, 2011 - Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her campaigns to save Kenyan forests, died in hospital on Sunday after a long struggle with ovarian cancer. ... Full story

Strauss-Kahn Wants Civil Suit Axed

New York, September 27, 2011 - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn asked a judge on Monday to dismiss a civil suit filed by a hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, saying he was immune from such a suit under international law when it was filed in early August. ... Full story

Murdered MDC-T Activist Finds Justice At Last

Gweru, September 27, 2011 - High Court Judge Justice Nicholas Mathonsi on Monday September 26, found six Zanu-PF supporters guilty of murdering an MDC-T activist Moses Chokuda in March 2009. ... Full story

Chiadzwa’s 8kg of Diamonds Disappears Mysteriously

Harare, September 26, 2011-Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of a batch of diamonds confiscated from a Mutare businessman, Newman Chiadzwa, two years ago. ... Full story

Hip-hop Targets Autocrats

Harare, 27 September 2011 – Ordinarily the ragamuffin youths smoking cannabis in the ghettoes would pass for lazy rude boys until they storm the stage with critical questions and commentary crafted into a rich tapestry of poetry and hip-hop music targeted at oppressive rulers. ... Full story

Taking Cue From Obama, Tsvangirai Writes Memoirs

Harare, September 26, 2011 -Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has followed on the United States of America President, Barack Obama by penning his memoirs. Tsvangirai released a self penned autobiography chronicling his journey through politics. ... Full story

Journo Accused Of Drug Dealing In NZ

New Zealand, Taupo, September 26, 2011- South African rugby journalist Vata Ngobeni was detained during the early hours of Monday morning when Taupo police removed him from a local pub suspecting he was a drug dealer. ... Full story

Saudi Monarch Grants Women Right To Vote

Lebanon, September 26, 2011- King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Sunday granted women the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, the biggest change in a decade for women in a puritanical kingdom that practices strict separation of the sexes, including banning women from driving. ... Full story

Libya Grave - 1 270 Victims of 1996 Massacre

Tripoli , September 26, 2011 - Libya's interim authorities said on Sunday they had found a mass grave in the capital containing the bodies of more than 1 270 people killed by Muammar Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Tripoli's Abu Salim prison. ... Full story

Obama Tells Blacks To Fight For Jobs'

Washington, September 26, 2011- US President Barack Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and “put on your marching shoes” to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity. ... Full story

Empowering Women Through Music

Harare, September 26, 2011 – Women musicians are finding a powerful voice in the showbiz sector otherwise dominated and controlled by men. ... Full story

We Shall Embarrass Mugabe: MDC-T

Masvingo, September 26, 2011 – The mainstream Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) has warned President Robert Mugabe will be embarrassed in the forthcoming elections unless if he decides not to participate. ... Full story

ZIPRA Labels Veterans Leader Sibanda 'Sellout'

Bulawayo, September 26, 2011- Liberation war heroes from the Zimbabwe African People’s Union’s military wing (ZIPRA) have lashed out at the war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda calling him a sellout ‘who can do anything for money’. ... Full story

SA Abandons Mbeki’s ‘Quite Diplomacy’: SA Envoy

Harare, September 25, 2011 - South African president, Jacob Zuma is abandoning his predecessor, President Thabo Mbeki’s infamous ‘quite diplomacy’ on Zimbabwe as he believes the impasse has gone on for too long. ... Full story

Woza Seeks Closure Of Police Station

Harare, September 25, 2011 - Leading local women activists has filed an urgent application with the High Court seeking the closure of police holdings cells at the Harare Central Police Station they deem inhuman and inhabitable. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Congratulates Sata

Harare, September 25, 2011 – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Friday congratulated the people of Zambia and Patriotic Front leader, and incoming President Michael Sata for holding peaceful, free and fair elections. ... Full story

Mugabe Stuck In New York After Tyre Bursts

Harare, September 24, 2011- Zimbabwe’s ageing leader, President Robert Mugabe and several government officials are stuck in New York after an Air Zimbabwe plane that was supposed to ferry them back home burst its tyres on Friday. ... Full story

Zambia: Tearful Banda Concedes Defeat

Lusaka - Wiping away a tear, Zambian president Rupiah Banda conceded electoral defeat on Friday to opposition leader Michael Sata and urged his supporters in Africa's biggest copper producer to accept the result peacefully. ... Full story

Palestinians Request U.N. Status; Powers Press For Talks

United Nations, September 24, 2011 — President Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, formally requested full United Nations membership for his as yet undefined country on Friday. ... Full story

Zim Appeals For US$16, 5 Million For Census

Harare, September 24, 2011 -Zimbabwe is appealing for US$16, 5 million to carry out the country’s census which starts next year, Zimbabwe Central Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) has revealed. ... Full story

Court Circuit Extended To Conclude 'Politically Motivated Murder'

Gweru, September 24, 2011- Although the session of the High Court Circuit was officially supposed to end Friday, Judge Justice Nicholas Mathonsi and his assessors adjourned a high profile murder case involving Midlands Governor’s son to Monday after failure to wrap the case three days after the start of the hearing. ... Full story

Tuku Celebrates Birthday In Style

Bulawayo, September 24,2011- Superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukuzi brought Bulawayo to a stand still last night (Friday night ) when he celebrated his 59th birthday in style with more than 2 500 of his fans attending the “Birthday Show” at Large City hall. ... Full story

Taking Cue From Global Markets ZSE Industrials Slide

Harare, September 24, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE's) Industrial Index took cue from global markets this week tumbling -2.76points (-1.72%) cumulatively and closed Friday’s call at 157.94 points in the wake of foreign sell offs that saw an estimated net funds outflow of US$664 000 for the week. ... Full story

Violence As Zanu (PF) and ZCTU Clash

Bulawayo, September 23,2011 - Serious violence erupted in Bulawayo city centre on Thursday night here when Zanu (PF) youths clashed with members of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) faction led by Lovemore Matombo over a meeting venue. ... Full story

As Sparks Fly, Pakistan Warns U.S.: "You Will Lose An Ally"

Islamabad/Washington, September 23, 2011 - Pakistan warned the United States it risks losing an ally if it continued to accuse Islamabad of playing a double game in the war against militancy, escalating the crisis in relations between the two countries. ... Full story

Zambia's 'King Cobra' Sata Wins Presidential Race

Lusaka, September 23, 2011 - Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata was declared the winner of the presidential election on Friday, defeating incumbent Rupiah Banda to head Africa's biggest copper producer after polls marred by violence. ... Full story

Murder Trial Involving Midlands Governor’s Son Opens

Gweru, September 23, 2011 - The high profile long awaited murder trial involving Farai Machaya, son of Midlands governor, Jason Machaya and five others accused of killing an activist from the Movement of Democratic Change (MDC) finally opened here on Thursday after a series of postponements. ... Full story

Environment Minister Says Stopping Rhino Poaching Not Easy

By Garikai Chaunza, Harare, and September 22, 2011 -Environment and Natural Resources Minister Francis Nhema said the country is struggling to curb rhino poaching owing to the complication of criminals who are working in cahoots with locals. ... Full story

WOZA Leaders Endure Filthy Cells

Bulawayo, September 22, 2011 - The Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) leaders, Jenni Williams and Magodonga Mahlangu on Thursday endured their second night in police custody at Bulawayo Central Police Station while the police freed 10 WOZA members, who were arrested on Wednesday. ... Full story

Power Struggle Rocks Soccer Coaches Association

Harare, September 23, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Association has been rocked by fresh problems amid revelations that a breakaway association led by Gunners coach Moses Chunga has launched a bid to control soccer coaches in Zimbabwean football. ... Full story

Last Minute Bid To Bar Chiyangwa From Contesting Elections

Chinhoyi, September 23, 2011 - There was a last minute rush on Thursday afternoon to stop flamboyant businessman, Phillip Chiyangwa from contesting the post of chairman in Mashonaland West province. ... Full story

Tanaka Bus Service Claims Intercape Row Is Political

By Garikai Chaunza, Harare, September 22, 2011 - Tanaka bus services which is in a legal battle with South African luxury coach operators, Intercape Ferreira Mainliner (Private) Limited (Intercape) and Unitrans Passenger (Private) Limited operating as Greyhound has distanced itself from using politics and racism to penetrate the Harare-Johannesburg cross boarder route. ... Full story

Zim Gets US8m EU Funds For Children

Harare, September 22, 2011 - The European Union Delegation to Zimbabwe has signed a Euro 6 million (over US$ 8 million) contribution agreement with UNICEF to support Zimbabwean Orphans and Vulnerable Children. ... Full story

Only 200 White Commercial Farmers Left In Zimbabwe - CFU

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, September 22, 2011 - Zimbabwe currently has only 200 white commercial farmers who are actively engaged in farming activities, the Commercial Farmers Union (CFU), has confirmed. ... Full story

Libya Rulers Say They Seize Gaddafi Desert Outposts

Tripoli/North of Bani Walid, Libya, September 22, 2011 - Libya's interim rulers said they had captured one of Muammar Gaddafi's last strongholds deep in the Sahara desert, finding chemical weapons, and largely taken control of another. ... Full story

'King Cobra' Sata leads Zambia election count

Lusaka, September 22, 2011 - Opposition leader Michael Sata took a strong lead in Zambia's presidential election on Wednesday, although with only 10 percent of votes counted it was unclear if he could achieve a historic transfer of power. ... Full story

US/EU Envoys Trying To Destroy Zanu (PF) - Party Spokesman

Harare, September 22, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) party, currently reeling from damaging Wiki Leaks cables, say it is receiving friendly fire from western countries, aimed at destroying it from inside. ... Full story

Emirates To Fly To Zimbabwe

Harare, September 22, 2011 - One of the world’s premier airlines, Emirates, will next year launch a flight to Harare, as more airlines express interest in Zimbabwe as a destination, the company announced on Wednesday. ... Full story

Spectacular Collapse For FaceBook Case

Bulawayo, September 22, 2011 - The case against Bulawayo resident, Vikas Mavhudzi, accused of subversion because of an alleged post on the social networking site Face Book spectacularly collapsed this week after Magistrate Rose Dube threw away the charges. ... Full story

Mutinhiri Faces Sack From Parliament

By Nkosana Dlamini, Harare, September 21, 2011 - Embattled Marondera East Member of Parliament, Tracy Mutinhiri now faces expulsion from her parliamentary seat and her position as a deputy minister after Zanu (PF) wrote to Speaker of the House Lovemore Moyo on Tuesday disowning her. ... Full story

Zim Experiencing Higher Domestic Violence Cases

Bulawayo, 21 September 2011- Over 300 cases of domestic violence have been recorded at Zimbabwe courts every month since January this year, an umbrella body representing womens’ rights organisations has said. ... Full story

Zimbabwe seeks All Africa Games Change

Harare, September 21, 2011 - Athletics Zimbabwe are seeking a change of the All Africa Games from the traditional month of September claiming they are clashing with the World Championships and the Diamond League forcing most of the continent’s top athletes to stay away from the All Africa Games. ... Full story

Industrials Recover As RioZim Sink Minings

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, September 21, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE's) Industrial Index recovered +0,38 percent to close at 160.61 points in trades buoyed by gains in Innscor Corporation Limited (Innscor), Barclays Bank Zimbabwe Limited (Barclays), AICO Limited (AICO) and SeedCo Limited (SeedCo). ... Full story

Syrian Forces Kill Seven In Raids, Two Police Shot

Amman, September 21, 2011 - Syrian forces killed seven civilians on Tuesday in raids near Damascus and in Homs province, activists said, both centres of an uprising against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. ... Full story

Zambians Watch Internet, Social Media For Vote Fraud

Johannesburg, September 21, 2011 - Zambians wary of electoral fraud flocked to the Internet and social media on Tuesday to expose any irregularities in a closely contested presidential and parliamentary poll. ... Full story

African Union Recognises Libya's New Rulers

Johannesburg/East of Sirte, Libya, September 21, 2011 - The African Union (AU) said it was recognising Libya's de fact ruling council, removing another diplomatic support for the ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. ... Full story

Chiyangwa Bounces Back In Politics Amid Vote Buying

Chinhoyi, September 21, 2011 - Flamboyant business mogul who recently returned to politics,Phillip Chiyangwa has divided Zanu (PF) youths who have been deployed to prop up his election bid here this weekend. ... Full story

Wendall Yet To Receive $200 000 Prize Money

Harare, September 21, 2011 - Wendall Parsons, the joint winner of this year’s edition of the popular Big Brother Africa (BBA) show, is yet to receive his price weeks after bagging the $200 000 pay cheque. ... Full story

MDC Lawyer And Magistrate Clashed

Bulawayo,September 21, 2011 — A Bulawayo magistrate Tawanda Muchemwa clashed with a human rights lawyer Kucaca Phulu in court on Tuesday after 10 youths from the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) were arrested and heavily tortured by soldiers, accusing them of throwing campaign fliers inside the second State House yard in the city. ... Full story

Justice Delayed As Water Outage Shuts Down High Court

Harare, September 20, 2011 - Critical water shortages on Monday forced the High Court to suspend business thereby delaying and denying justice to several prisoners who are languishing in the country’s jails. ... Full story

Industrials Open In The Negative

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, September 20, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE's) equities market opened the week on a low note, usual for Mondays, as the Industrials lost -0,44 percent at 160 points on thin trades ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Militia Commander Gets 20 Years For Rape

Roy Chikara, Masvingo, September 20, 2011 - A boisterous Zanu (PF) base commander of the 2008 violent Presidential elections will rot in jail for the next 20 years after he was convicted of raping a Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) activist’s wife during the run up to the infamous elections. ... Full story

Zambians Go To The Vote

Lusaka, September 20, 2011 - Zambians will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in a closely contested election in Africa's biggest copper producer between incumbent Rupiah Banda and nationalist opposition leader Michael Sata. ... Full story

Scientists Find Way To "Disarm" AIDS Virus

London, September 20, 2011 - Scientists have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system and say their discovery may offer a new approach to developing a vaccine against AIDS. ... Full story

Vice President Joice Mujuru Thanks Zimbabweans

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, September 19, 2011 - Zimbabwe's Vice President, Amai Joice Mujuru, has officially thanked the thousands of Zimbabweans and foreign dignitaries who thronged the Zimbabwe National Heroes Acre to help her bid farewell to her "beloved husband". ... Full story

Mugabe's Mega Rich Minister To Pay Damages To Top Civil Servant

Harare, 19 September - The High Court has ordered Mines and Mining Development Minister Obert Mpofu to pay damages for defaming a subordinate in his ministry. Byl Manyange, a senior civil servant employed as a mining commissioner for Kadoma took Mpofu and the then editor of The Chronicle newspaper, Brezhnev Malaba and Zimpapers, publishers of the state-run newspaper to court last year after he allegedly accused government employees of corruptly issuing mining claims. ... Full story

Technologically Challenged Zim Police Give Up On Face Book Case

Bulawayo, September 19, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s first ever Face Book case has turned into a comic after some clueless members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) who have been trying to crack up Vikas Mavhudzi’s mobile phone surrendered. ... Full story

Tuku Builds School Block In Dande

By Fungai Mambo, Zambezi Valley, September 19, 2011 – Music legend Oliver Mtukudzi has extended his humanitarian hand to children in the impoverished Zambezi Valley, in north-eastern Zimbabwe, where he has volunteered to build a school block in Kaitano, Dande. ... Full story

Hearing For SA's Malema postponed to October

Johannesburg, September 19, 2011 - A disciplinary hearing that could decide the political fate of South African firebrand Julius Malema has been postponed until October, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said. ... Full story

I Made A "Moral Error," Strauss-Kahn Tells France

Paris, September 19, 2011 - Dominique Strauss-Kahn apologised to his country on Sunday for a sexual encounter with a hotel maid he said was a "moral error" he would regret all his life, and vowed to stay out of the Socialist Party's 2012 election campaign in France. ... Full story

At Least 9 Dead In India, Nepal Quake

Gauhati, September 18, 2011 - A strong earthquake shook northeastern India and Nepal on Sunday night, killing at least nine people, damaging buildings and sending lawmakers in Nepal's capital running into the streets. ... Full story

Zanu-PF Forces Vendors To Cover Fuel Expenses

Karoi, September 18, 2011 – Zanu-PF is demanding a one dollar contribution from each street vendor in bid to cover fuel expenses incurred at the burial of the late hero, General Solomon Mujuru. ... Full story

African Countries To Tackle Climate Change

Cape Town, September 18, 2011- African Countries should implement Action plans if they are to alleviate poverty in the continent, scientists at the Highway Africa urged leaders. ... Full story

Mpofu Evicts Mail Staff

Bulawayo, September 18, 2011- Mines Minister Obert Mpofu caused a scene when he personally led an eviction of The Mail newspaper staff members including journalists. ... Full story

Libyan Fighters Make Concerted Push On Gaddafi Bastions

Tripoli, September 18, 2011 — Libyan fighters came under heavy fire from rockets, machine guns and snipers Friday as they tried to push into two key strongholds of former leader Moammar Gaddafi in a concerted attempt to crush resistance by his loyalists. ... Full story

Info Bill Will Protect 'Silly Leaders'

Cape Town, September 18, 2011 - Politicians on Saturday joined hundreds of people who marched outside parliament to protest against the controversial secrecy bill which will be tabled in parliament this week. ... Full story

Arrested MDC Youths Detained At State House

Bulawayo, September 18, 2011--Soldiers manning the country’s second State House in Bulawayo arrested 15 youths from the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Professor Welshman Ncube last Saturday. ... Full story

Parties Call For Independent Electoral Commission

Karoi –Zanu-PF and Movement for Democratic Change supporters have called for an Independent Electoral Commission few months ahead of the scheduled election. ... Full story

Court Ruling Paves Way For Gukurahundi Play

Bulawayo, September 17, 2011---The first Gukurahundi play was showcased last Friday following the magistrate’s ruling. ... Full story

'Secrecy Bill' A Step Backwards

Cape Town, September 17, 2011 - Critics call it "the Secrecy Bill". And it comes at a time when several African countries are adopting promising new legislation on access to information. ... Full story

Obama’s Re-election Bid Hangs In The Balance

Wahington, September 17, 2011- President Barack Obama’s support is eroding among elements of his base, and a yearlong effort to recapture the political center has failed to attract independent voters, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, leaving him vulnerable at a moment when pessimism over the country’s direction is greater than at any other time since he took office. ... Full story

Meikles, OK Spur Volumes As ZSE Recovers

Harare, September 17, 2011 - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE's) equities market closed in the positive territory on buying interest across the board driven by local investors. ... Full story

Zanu-PF Central Committee Member Arrested For Theft

Chivi, September 17, 2011- Zanu-PF central committee member and youth’s legal affairs chairman Clopas Magwizi was this week arrested here for allegedly stealing six cattle from his neighbours in Chivi district. ... Full story

Mugabe/Tsvangirai Discuss Fate Of Stripper Ambassador

Harare, September 16, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan are discussing the fate of Zimbabwean Ambassador to Australia, Jacqualine Zwambila who has been accused of undiplomatic behaviour, a senior government official has said. ... Full story

'War Vets' Leader Moves To Matabeleland South.

By Vusisizwe Mkhwananzi, Gwanda, September 16, 2011 - War veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda who has been accused of orchestrating acts of violence in Masvingo has taken his act to Matabeleland South were he has warned villagers to prepare for the worst in the next elections. ... Full story

Insight - Looming U.S. Decision On Taiwan Arms Risks China Rift

Beijing, September 16, 2011 - The Obama administration's impending decision on new arms sales to Taiwan is likely to strain the diplomatic truce between the United States and China, which faces rising domestic demands to wield its growing power against debt-saddled Washington. ... Full story

Singer N'Dour Weighs In On Senegal Election

Dakar, September 16, 2011 - Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour has stepped up his drive to hold politicians in his West African country to account ahead of February elections that could fuel resentment against President Abdoulaye Wade's 11-year rule. ... Full story

Congo's Kabila Faces 10 Opponents In November Poll

Kinshasa, September 16, 2011 - Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila will face 10 candidates in his bid to be re-elected in the country's second post-war election, the country's electoral commission (CENI) said on Thursday. ... Full story

Rights Lawyers Challenge Protest March Ban

Harare, September 16, 2011 - Human rights lawyers have challenged a police ban on a march organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) to commemorate the brutal assault of trade unionists at the hands of the police five years ago. ... Full story

Highlanders FC Summoned For PSL Disciplinary Hearing

Bulawayo, September 16, 2011, Highlanders Football Club has been summoned to appear before a Premier Soccer League (PSL) disciplinary hearing at the end of the month following the unruly behavior of the teams’ supporters after losing a Cup final to Motor Action on Saturday. ... Full story

Zim Year on Year Inflation Up

Harare, September 15, 2011 - Zimbabwe year on year inflation for the month of August rose to 3,5 percent from the rate of 3,3 percent in July, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency announced on Thursday. ... Full story

African Islamist Groups Seen As U.S. Threat - General

Washington, September 15, 2011 - Three African Islamist groups threatening to target Westerners have begun to cooperate among themselves, a "very worrying" trend that raises concern of a network stretching from Algeria to Nigeria, the top U.S. general for Africa said. ... Full story

Angola Army Says 17 Killed In Air Crash

Johannesburg, September 15, 2011 - Seventeen people were killed when an Angolan military aircraft crashed at an airport in Huambo on Wednesday, state news agency Angop reported, citing a statement from the country's armed forces command. ... Full story

Zim Seeks Re-admission At London Bullion Market

Bulawayo, 15 September 2011- Zimbabwe’s upward gold production has met requirements for re-admission into the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) that suspended the country in 2008 following a huge drop in gold output. ... Full story

Maguwu Sneaks Out For Ireland

Nkosana Dhlamini, Harare, September 14, 2011 – Embattled Centre for Research and Development director Farai Maguwu on Monday sneaked out of the country for Ireland after suspected state agents had barred him from flying out for a scheduled human rights meeting in Dublin over the weekend. ... Full story

Zimplats Licence Will Not Be Cancelled - Mines Minister

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, September 14, 2011 - THE Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Obert Mpofu, says no mining company in Zimbabwe, including the Zimbabwe Platinum Mines (Private) Limited (Zimplats) will have its operating licence cancelled. ... Full story

Lawyers Summoned Over Anglican Church Feud

Harare, September 14, 2011 - Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has summoned lawyers representing the feuding Anglican Church factions to a meeting scheduled for Wednesday. ... Full story

Number Of U.S. Poor Hit Record 46 Million In 2010

Washington, September 14, 2011 - A record 46 million Americans were living in poverty in 2010, pushing the U.S. poverty rate to its highest level since 1993, according to a government report on Tuesday on the grim effects of stubbornly high unemployment. ... Full story

Nelson Mandela Is Alive And Well: Foundation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela is alive and well despite rumours on social media sites on Tuesday that he has died, state-owned broadcaster SABC reported. ... Full story

Sudan's Bashir Names First Darfur Vice President

Khartoum, September 14, 2011 - Sudan's President on Tuesday appointed his first vice president from the Darfur region -- but rebels from the strife-torn territory dismissed it as an empty gesture that would not answer their call for a bigger say in government. ... Full story

Sanctions on Mugabe And Cronies To Stay: EU Envoy

Harare, September 14, 2011 - The visiting European Union managing director for Africa, Nick Westcost has said sanctions on President Robert Mugabe and his cronies will stay until the full implementation of the unity agreement and holding of free and fair elections in the country. ... Full story

Mugabe Meets US Envoy Amid WikiLeaks Storm

Harare, September 14, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday met United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray but the two did not discuss the America diplomatic cables whose release has sent Zanu (PF) on an unprecedented witch hunt. ... Full story

Zim Information Minister Under Fire

Harare, September 13, 2011 - The Minister of Media, Information and Publicity Webster Shamu has come under fire from media watch-dogs for allegedly threatening to withdraw licences of foreign and private media organisations perceived to be denigrating and vilifying President Robert Mugabe, his family and his leadership of Zanu (PF). ... Full story

Africa Lagging Behind In Access To Information Rights

Cape Town, September 13, 2011 - Only nine African countries, out of the 90 worldwide have so far adopted access to information laws or regulations, a draft document on access to information has shown. ... Full story

More Than 100 Orphans In Anglican Care Left Vulnerable

Murewa, September 13, 2011 - More than 100 orphans have been left vulnerable at an orphanage here after sympathisers of ex-communicated Anglican Bishop, Nolbert Kunonga, on Monday evicted the orphans’ care givers from the institution. ... Full story

Al Qaeda Releases Video Hailing 9/11 Attacks

Islamabad, September 13, 2011 - Al-Qaeda has released a video marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks featuring audio remarks by new leader Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri and previously unreleased video of slain former chief Osama bin Laden. ... Full story

Malema Found Guilty Of Hate Speech

Johannesburg, - South Africa's firebrand ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was found guilty on Monday of hate speech for singing an apartheid-era song that called for the killing of white farmers. ... Full story

Victory For Maguwu As Spies Ordered To Return Property

Harare, September 13, 2011 - High Court Judge, Justice Samuel Kudya, on Monday ordered State security agents to return all the property they unlawfully seized from prominent diamond rights campaigner, Farai Maguwu, and stop harassing him by restricting his movement. ... Full story

Gweru Governor's Son Murder Case Fails To Take Off

Gweru, September 13, 2011 - There was a tense atmosphere at the close of the first day of the session of the high court at the Gweru courts as the murder case involving the Midlands Governor's son, Farai Machaya was not heard. ... Full story

Political Commentator Makumbe Eyes Buhera Seat

By Nkosana Dlamini, Harare, September 12, 2011 – University of Zimbabwe professor of political science John Makumbe has declared his intentions to run for the Buhera West parliamentary seat on a Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) ticket in Zimbabwe’s next polls. ... Full story

U.S. Mourns Sept 11 Dead With Sombre Ceremonies

New York, September 12, 2011 - Children yearned for lost parents and grown men and women sobbed in raw grief on the brass bearing the names of nearly 3,000 dead as America commemorated the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. ... Full story

Libya Holdout Towns In Focus, Gaddafi Son Flees

NORTH OF BANI WALID/TRIPOLI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's new rulers said they were holding back an assault on one of the last bastions loyal to Muammar Gaddafi but were edging towards the ousted ruler's birthplace of Sirte. ... Full story

Kingdom To List On JSE, SEM, ZSE

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, September 12, 2011 - Diversified financial services group, Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited (KFHL) will list on influential Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) and the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SE) and relist on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) during the fourth quarter of this year. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Music Awards Revived

By Fungai Mambo, Harare, 12 September 2011 – The Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA), the country’s own version of the glitzy American Grammys, have roared back into life after four years of inactivity blamed on economic hard times. ... Full story

Mutasa Calls For Purging Of Wiki leaks ‘Sellouts’

Harare, September 11, 2011 – Zanu-PF senior member, Didymus Mutasa has called for the punishment of Wiki leaks ‘sellouts’ that is likely to expose divisions and further weaken the former ruling party. ... Full story

Thousands Gather to Honour 9/11 Victims

Shanksville, Pa., September 11, 2011 — The dedication of a memorial here on Saturday to the 40 passengers and crew members who died on United Airlines Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001, provided an opportunity for two former presidents to appeal for unity. ... Full story

Egypt Cracks Down After Israeli Embassy Attack

Cairo, September11, 2011 — Israel scrambled its diplomatic staff out of Egypt early Saturday after protesters tore down a wall and broke into the Israeli Embassy. As thousands more protesters torched police vehicles and clashed with security forces, an Egyptian commando squad rescued six embassy guards trapped inside the building. ... Full story

It Is No Longer A Lazy Sunday As Business Venture Pays Off

Harare, September 11, 2011- High sounds of Sulumani Chimbetu's duet with Oliver Mutukudzi Kwedu is blaring from a shop along Mbuya Nehanda Street. Although it is Sunday afternoon, many shops are opened here with the bustle and hustle associated with city life that is never missed. ... Full story

State Agents Confiscates Rights Defender’s Property

Harare, September 11, 2011- Zimbabwe’s state security agents on Saturday confiscated property belonging to diamond rights researcher, Farai Maguwu and prevented him boarding a plane to attend an international conference scheduled for Ireland. ... Full story

Faith Members Threaten Fresh Farm Invasions

Masvingo, September 11, 2011 – Johanne Masowe Apostolic Faith members threatened to clamp down o few remaining white commercial farms as payback for bankrolling Zimbabwe’s ageing leader, President Robert Mugabe in the 2008 disputed election. ... Full story

Mighty Bulls clinch Banc ABC Sup8r Title

Bulawayo, September 10, 2011-Motor Action’s Mighty Bulls have lifted the Banc ABC Sup8r title after continuing their dominance over Highlanders with a 1-0 win at Barbourfields Stadium Saturday. ... Full story

Gaddafi Strongholds Attacked

TRIPOLI, Libya, September 10, 2011 — Libyan rebels began what they called full-scale attacks to subdue the loyalist holdouts of Bani Walid and Surt on Friday night, breaking their own deadline for surrender after taking enemy fire. ... Full story

Visa Regime Colonial-Mzembi

Gweru, September 10, 2011- Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry has castigated Zimbabwe’s VISA regime that still favours European countries ahead of Zimbabwe’s traditional Far East countries. ... Full story

Harare’s Book Café Awarded 25 000 Euro

Harare, September 10, 2011 - Harare’s arts and culture venue the Book Café has been awarded the internationally recognised Prince Claus prize carrying Euro 25 000. ... Full story

Khupe Threatens A No Vote Campaign

Bulawayo, September 10, 2011— Movement for Democratic Change’s (MDC-T) second in command and Zimbabwe’s first deputy prime minister has threatened to break ranks with the government’s constitutional led process and campaign for a No Vote if the draft constitution does not offer reforms that will empower women. ... Full story

Forty-eight Hour Eviction Notice To Anglicans And Orphanage

Murewa, September 09, 2011 - The Deputy Sheriff has issued a 48 hour notice to occupants at a Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) Anglican Church and an orphanage here to vacate their premises and make way for sympathisers of ex-communicated Anglican Bishop, Nolbert Kunonga. ... Full story

U.N. Boss Uses 9/11 To Call For Global Anti-terror Treaty

Canberra, September 09, 2011 - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon has used the approaching 10th anniversary of September 11 attacks on the United States to renew his call for a global counter-terrorism treaty, which has been thwarted for a decade amid arguments over what constitutes terrorism. ... Full story

Egyptian Protesters To Return To Cairo's Tahrir Square

Cairo, September 09, 2011 - Egyptian activists return to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday for a day of protests to push for a clear road map to democracy and an end to military trials for civilians. ... Full story

WikiLeaks: Moven Mahachi Death Possible Assassination/Chamisa Breathes Fire

Harare, September 09,2011- The United States government described the death of former defence minister, Moven Mahachi as a possible political assassination by members of his Zanu (PF) party since the police failed to give a satisfactory answer, latest diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal. ... Full story

Zimbabwe lose ODI opener

Michael Kariati, Bulawayo, September 09, 2011 - Pakistan won a dramatic ODI opener against Zimbabwe Thursday after defending a modest lead to win by five runs at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. ... Full story

Mugabe Fuming Over WikiLeaks

Harare, September 08, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe is believed to be seething with anger over revelations some of his Zanu (PF) senior officials were “winning and dinning” with diplomats from the United States of America behind his back, amid revelations the party has instituted an internal probe to deal with those fingered in the embarrassing disclosures. ... Full story

Russia Mourns Loss Of Hockey Team In Plane Crash

Yaroslavl, Russia, September 08, 2011 - Candles flickered beside mounds of red carnations at the stadium of one of Russia's top ice hockey teams on Thursday after almost the entire team was wiped out in a plane crash that killed 43 people. ... Full story

SA Will Not Regulate BlackBerry Chat

Cape Town, September 08, 2011 - South Africa has no intention to clamp down on Research in Motion's BlackBerry Messenger service, the country's communications minister said on Thursday, contradicting comments this week from a junior minister. ... Full story

Bulawayo's Water Woes Set To Come To An End

By Annahstacia Ndlovu, Bulawayo, September 08 2011 - Bulawayo's perennial water woes are set to come to an end following reports that the Mtshabezi water pipeline project is due for completion next month. ... Full story

Zim Anglican Priest Arrested

Harare, September 08 - The saga in the Anglican Church in Harare took a new twist this week with the arrest of the priest in charge of St Mary’s Anglican Church priest, Julius Zimbudzana, over allegations of looting church property. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Get Easy Olympic Games Beach Volleyball Draw

Cairo, September 08, 2011 - The Zimbabwe men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams have been drawn in an easy group in the final round of qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympic Games to be held in Morocco. ... Full story

Mapfumo, Mtukudzi, Chiwoniso Clash In South Africa

By Fungai Mambo, Harare, September 08, 2011 – It may just as well be the gig of the year for the lucky Zimbabweans living in South Africa and set to witness the show of the titans back-to-back in Johannesburg billing Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mtukudzi and Chiwoniso Maraire. ... Full story

Indigenisation Dialogue On-going: Old Mutual

Harare, September 08, 2011 - Old Mutual Zimbabwe said Wednesday there is on-going dialogue with authorities after Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere gave the financial behemoth seven days to comply with the empowerment laws. ... Full story

Zim "Egyptian style" Uprising Activists Trial Postponed

Patrick Chikwande, Harare, September 07,2011 - A Zimbabwe magistrate court on Wednesday further postponed the hearing of the matter of six activists who are facing charges of plotting an "Egyptian or Tunisian" style uprising against President Robert Mugabe government. ... Full story

WikiLeaks Probe No Sacred Cows - Tomana

By Nkosana Dlamini, Harare, September 07, 2011 – Attorney General Johannes Tomana says he will not order any immediate stop to an on-going probe focussing on possible spying activities by Zimbabwean nationals working in cahoots with the American government. ... Full story

Briefcase Bomb At High Court In India Capital Kills 9

NEW Delhi, September 07, 2011 - A powerful bomb placed in a briefcase outside the High Court in New Delhi killed at least nine people and injured 45 on Wednesday, a senior official said, prompting the Indian government to put the capital on high alert. ... Full story

Singer N'Dour Calls For African Help For Famine Victims

Dadaab, Kenya, September 07, 2011 - Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour and Somali rapper K'naan are planning a series of events across Africa to raise funds and awareness about the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, N'Dour said on Tuesday on a visit to the world's largest refugee camp. ... Full story

Minister Orders Cancellation Of Zimplats Licence

Harare, September 07, 2011—Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment minister Saviour Kasukuwere has written to the ministry of Mines to cancel the licence of Zimplats saying the platinum miner had failed to adhere to the empowerment law. ... Full story

Air Zim Expecting Delivery Of First Airbus Plane

Harare, September 07, 2011 - Embattled Air Zimbabwe has moved in to acquire an A 320 Airbus aircraft with a 150 passengers’ capacity to arrive in the country by September 20, 2011, Radio VOP has established. ... Full story

Sudanese ‘War Child’ Emmanuel Jal Visits Harare

By James Kunofiwa, Harare – September 07, 2011 – Southern Sudan national and now internationally renowned hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal who rose to stardom after escaping from a vicious child soldier training in his country and fled to Kenya is expected to perform in the Book Café car park here this Friday. ... Full story

Mugabe Calls For Peace Amid Violence

Harare, September 06, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe called for peace on Tuesday amid violence by his Zanu (PF) supporters who severely assaulted two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formations officials during the official opening of the 4th session of the 7th parliament here on Tuesday. ... Full story

Air Zimbabwe Big Let Down: Mugabe

Harare, September 06, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday bemoaned the troubles at Air Zimbabwe saying it "is a big let down to the nation" as most of the airline's aeroplanes are grounded. ... Full story

All Set For 'Tuku'Bulawayo Show

Bulawayo, 06 September 2011 - Zimbabwe’s biggest selling artist and internationally renowned Oliver Mtukudzi has been scheduled to stage his second and last show in Bulawayo in a fortnight, promoters of the show have said. ... Full story

Zim's National Healing Organ Has Failed - Zimrights

Harare, September 06, 2011 - Most Zimbabwean victims of political violence that has characterised the country since independence in 1980 doubt that an organ set up by the coalition government to bridge divisions among citizens have the capacity nor willingness to effectively do so. ... Full story

Libyan Army Convoy In Niger May Be Gaddafi Deal

Tripoli/Agadez, Niger, September 06, 2011 - Scores of Libyan army vehicles have crossed the desert frontier into Niger in what may be a dramatic, secretly negotiated bid by Muammar Gaddafi to seek refuge in a friendly African state, military sources from France and Niger told Reuters on Tuesday. ... Full story

Tanzania Denies President Bribe Claims In US Cable

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's presidency on Monday slammed allegations in a U.S. cable that President Jakaya Kikwete accepted gifts from an investor who also donated $1 million to the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party. ... Full story

Zim White Farmers Appeal For Protection

Harare, September 05, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s embattled white commercial farmers have appealed for state protection against persistent attack by pro-Zanu (PF) militants and further bashed the country's unity agreement for failing to restore political stability in the country. ... Full story

Mugabe Ashamed Of HIV Government Officials

By Beven Takunda Harare, September 05, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe on Monday said he was ashamed of some HIV positive senior officials in his government who continue to be promiscuous spreading the HIV virus at a time the country is working towards an HIV free generation by 2015. ... Full story

Nestle's Indigenisation Plan Rejected

Harare, September 05, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe’s government has rejected an empowerment plan drawn up by Swiss multinational firm, Nestle in a bid to comply with the country’s indigenisation regulations. ... Full story

Mbeki cried when he resigned - WikiLeaks

Johannesburg, September 05, 2011 - A secret US document released on WikiLeaks details how former president Thabo Mbeki cried before announcing his resignation, The Times reported on Monday. ... Full story

Nearly 40 Per cent Of Europeans Suffer Mental Illness

London, September, 05, 2011 - Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38 percent of the population suffering each year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia, according to a large new study. ... Full story

Cameroon's Biya To Stand In October Vote

YAOUNDE, September 05, 2011 - Cameroon President Paul Biya launched his bid to extend his 29-year rule over the central African oil-producing state on Sunday, brushing aside critics who say he is not eligible to stand in an October 9 election. ... Full story

VP John Nkomo Scoffs At Death Rumour

By Ngoni Chanakira,Harare, September 5, 2011 - Zimbabwe's Second Vice President, John Landa Nkomo, has scoffed at "Harare's rumour mill" which had it that he had died last week. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Warriors Move Up The Nations Cup Ladder

Harare, September, 05, 2011 - Zimbabwe’s Warriors have moved up the 2012 African Cup of Nations ladder after overcoming a hapless Liberia 3-0 at the National Sports Stadium Sunday. ... Full story

Mutasa, Kasukuwere Threatened Nestle - Wikileaks

Harare, September 05, 2011 - Two ministers and members of President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party threatened Nestle Zimbabwe’s chairman ordering him to resume buying milk from the First Lady’s dairy farm. ... Full story

Mujuru Had Secret Talks With MDC

Harare, September 4, 2011 - The late army commander General Solomon Mujuru in 2000 allegedly sent an emissary to the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) without President Robert Mugabe’s knowledge to warn the party about a planned violent crackdown. ... Full story

Workers Stranded As Banks Face Internet Hurdle

Chinhoyi, August 4, 2011- Edphan Kapondoro's face gleams with hope when Karoi town council finally deposited their salaries last Friday. ... Full story

Mugabe Has No Power: Mzembi

Harare, September 4, 2011 - President Robert Mugabe reportedly told his tourism minister, Walter Mzembi that the old guard in Zanu PF was blocking reform in the party and this cost the party at elections, the latest leaks from whistle blower website revealed. ... Full story

D-Day For Warriors

It is a make or break for the Warriors of Zimbabwe when they take to the field against the Lone Stars of Liberia at the National Sports Stadium this Sunday. ... Full story

Zim's Unemployment Down To 50%

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, September 3, 2011 - Zimbabwe's unemployment rate has shot up from about 80 percent to 50 percent, Radio VOP can exclusively reveal. ... Full story

Close C.I.A. Ties To Qaddafi Spy Unit

TRIPOLI, Libya, August 03, 2011 — Documents found at the abandoned office of Libya’s former spymaster appear to provide new details of the close relations the Central Intelligence Agency shared with the Libyan intelligence service — most notably suggesting that the Americans sent terrorism suspects at least eight times for questioning in Libya despite that country’s reputation for torture. ... Full story

ANCYL Will Not Retreat: Shivambu

Johannesburg, August 03, 2011- The ANC Youth League will not be intimidated and there will be no retreat, spokesman Floyd Shivambu said on Friday as disciplinary procedures continued against its president Julius Malema. ... Full story

City Council Braces For Massive Workers Strike

Gweru, August 03, 2011- The Gweru City Council is set to clash with workers who have resolved to withdraw labour after negotiations of a salary increment reached a deadlock. ... Full story

B-Metro Scales Down Due To Viability Challenges

Bulawayo, September 3, 2011, B-Metro, a Zimpapers owned Bulawayo based daily social newspaper has been forced to cut down on frequency of publication due to serious financial challenges. ... Full story

Expelled Envoy Leaves By Road

Harare, August 03, 2011- The expelled Libyan ambassador to Zimbabwe Taher Elmagrahi was on Friday forced to leave the country by road. ... Full story

Zimbabwe White Farmer Murdered

Harare, September 02, 2011 - Zimbabwe white farmer, Colin Zietsman has been murdered in Mvurwi while his wife Tinks was badly beaten by unknown assailants, a former president of the Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union said Friday. ... Full story

Mtukudzi Confirms New Band

By Fungai Mambo, Harare, September 02, 2011 - Three days after Radio VOP broke the story that Oliver Mtukudzi had fired his entire four-piece band on allegations of insubordination the music icon has splashed photos of his new group on his website www. putting to rest doubts amongst his fans and the media that he had indeed overhauled his posse. ... Full story

Zambian Airline Targets AirZim Pilots

Harare, September 02, 2011 - Zambia’s privately owned Zambezi Airlines has revealed that it is targeting disgruntled Air Zimbabwe pilots, in what could be a further blow to the troubled airline. ... Full story

Zim Journalist​s Arrested At Libyan Embassy

Harare, September 01, 2011 - Zimbabwean police on Thursday arrested two journalists working for Associated Press for allegedly filming the Libyan embassy in Harare. Two plainclothes policemen arrested Farai Mugano, a cameraman for Associated Press and Gillian Gotora, a journalist working for the American news agency and accused them of filming the Libyan embassy without authority. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Visits Injured Zimbabwean In UN Bomb Blast

Abuja, September 01, 2011 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday visited a Zimbabwe national working for the United Nations (UN) who was injured during a bomb blast that reaped through the global organisation’s compound in the Nigerian capital. ... Full story

Katia A Hurricane; Another Storm Likely In Gulf

Miami, September 01, 2011 - Tropical Storm Katia strengthened into a hurricane over the Atlantic on Wednesday, while another mass of thunderstorms that could become a named storm this week triggered evacuations of some oil workers from the Gulf of Mexico. ... Full story

Gaddafi Sons Broadcast Confusion As Battle Looms

Tripoli/Tawarga, September 01, 2011 - Muammar Gaddafi's sons clashed on the airwaves Wednesday, with one offering peace and another promising a 'war of attrition' as a final battle for control of Libya's coast loomed. ... Full story

World Bank Worried About 'Ghost Workers'

By Ngoni Chanakira, Harare, September 1, 2011 - The World Bank says its is extremely worried about Zimbabwe's "thousands" of "Ghost Workers" that are allegedly gobbling millions from the nation's coffers, Radio VOP can exclusively reveal. ... Full story

Flashy Businessman Chiyangwa Makes Debut In Film

Harare, September 01, 2011 - It will probably read like a one of those Greek mythologies but showy businessman Philip Chiyangwa has made his acting debut. ... Full story

Zim Journos Cleared Of Writing Falsehoods

Harare, September 01, 2011 A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday dropped charges of publishing falsehoods against an editor and journalist from a weekly newspaper. ... Full story

Real Entrepreneurs Not ‘Activists’ To Lead AAG: Mavhinga

By Trust Matsilele, Johannesburg, September 01, 2011- Leading human rights lawyer and regional coordinator for Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition- Dewa Mavhinga called on ‘real entrepreneurs’ and not ‘political activists’ to lead the Affirmative Action Group. ... Full story

KP Acts On Marange Torture Claims

Harare, September 01 2011 - The Kimberly Process has asked the Zimbabwean government to respond to allegations of rampant torture at the Marange diamond fields made in a recent British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary. ... Full story