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Inclusive Government Has Failed on Reforms: Crisis Coalition

Johannesburg, January 31, 2012- Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition’s regional coordinator Dewa Mavhinga took a swipe at the Robert Mugabe led coalition government stating that it had failed to bring much anticipated reforms necessary to ensuring free and fair elections set for end of this year or early next year. ... Full story

Improved pay for rugby players

Harare, January 31, 2012 - The Zimbabwe national rugby team, the Sables are set for improved remuneration with the sport’s administration set to introduce a contract system for the players. ... Full story

As Florida Votes, Romney Seems In Driver's Seat

Cocoa Beach, Florida, January 31, 2011 - Florida's Republican voters go to the polls on Tuesday in a high-stakes presidential primary election that could determine the direction of the race. ... Full story

AU Extends Mandate Of Current Head, Exposing Divisions

Addis Ababa, (Reuters) - The African Union extended the mandate of its commission chief after failing to elect a new head on Monday, highlighting the weakness of a group criticised for slow decision-making during political turmoil on the continent last year. ... Full story

Matabeleland's Education Disparities Due To Gukurahundi - Coltart

Bulawayo, January 31, 2012 - The Minister of Education Sports and Culture, Senator David Coltart on Monday told a European Union delegation touring Matabeleland region that imbalances between Mashonaland and Matabeleland region started during the Gukurahundi atrocities that claimed more than 20 000 lives in Matabeleland and Midlands region. ... Full story

Mujuru Request For An Independent Pathologist Put On Hold

Harare, January 31, 2012 -A Harare magistrate Walter Chikwanha on Monday put on hold an application by the family of the late Solomon Mujuru which had requested to invite an independent pathologist to quiz a state pathologist in the on-going inquest on the death of the retired Army chief last August. ... Full story

Polls Show Romney Surging Ahead Of Gingrich In Florida

Hialeah, Florida, January 30, 2012 - Republican Newt Gingrich struggled to halt surging rival Mitt Romney's momentum on Sunday, accusing him of launching false attacks as polls showed Romney widening his lead two days before Florida's presidential primary. ... Full story

Senegal Legal Body Confirms Wade's Bid For Third Term

Dakar, January 30, 2012 - Senegal's top legal body early on Monday confirmed its approval of incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade's bid to seek a third term in a February 26 presidential election. ... Full story

Mighty Warriors to face the Super Falcons

Harare, January 30, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors will face the Super Falcons of Nigeria following their 3-1 aggregate win over the Zebras of Botswana in a 2012 women’s African Championship qualifier. ... Full story

Mugabe To Compete With Dairibord

Harare, January 30, 2012 - President Robert Mugabe’s family has ventured into commercial milk production and will next month launch a new milk product called Alpha. ... Full story

Controversy As Govt Shields Sata's Embassy From Creditor

Harare, January 30, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s coalition government has been accused of aiding and abetting foreign governments to disregard court judgments after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs defended the Zambian embassy from a lawsuit mounted against the embassy by Econet Wireless. ... Full story

Chiwenga Summons Copac For Briefing

Harare, January 29, 2012 - Feared army boss, Lieutenant General Constantine Chiwenga has summoned Zanu PF Parliamentary Select Committee (Copac) co-chair Paul Mangwana to brief the military on developments within the crisis prone constitution making process. ... Full story

Kuyt Goal Sinks United

London, January 29, 2012 – A last-gasp goal from substitute Dirk Kuyt saw Liverpool snatch a 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Saturday as the Merseysiders booked their place in the last 16 of the FA Cup. ... Full story

Yemeni Leader Arrives in U.S. for Medical Treatment

President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who left Yemen last week to seek medical treatment in the United States for injuries sustained when the presidential palace was bombed in June, arrived in the country Saturday night, Yemeni officials said. ... Full story

African Leaders Set to Meet in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, January 29, 2012 - African leaders are to gather at the new headquarters of the African Union in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa for their annual summit this Sunday. ... Full story

15 Dead, 40 Missing After Boat Sinks

Tripoli, January 29, 2012 - Fifteen Somalis are dead and 40 are still missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya, the Somali envoy to Libya told AFP on Saturday. ... Full story

Hundreds Jostle for Free Medication

Gwanda, January 29, 2012 – Hundreds of people mainly from the rural areas besieged Gwanda Hospital Saturday to receive free treatment from the National Healthcare Trust of Zimbabwe (NHTZ) and its partners with many patients urging government to scrap medical fees at its health institutions. ... Full story

Lupane Police Defies High Court Order as They Arrest Byo Agenda Staff

Bulawayo, January 29, 2012—Police in Lupane, Matabeleland North province yesterday (Saturday) defied a High Court order by arresting two employees of the civic organization, Bulawayo Agenda. ... Full story

Perpetrators of Gukurahundi Will Be Prosecuted

Bulawayo, January 29, 2012 - The co-minister in the organ of National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration (ONHRI), Moses Mzila Ndlovu has said not all Gukurahundi perpetrators will escape prosecution as the operation is now classified as genocide by the international community. ... Full story

War Veterans’ Company Faces Closure

Bulawayo, January 28, 2012 – War veterans are this weekend set to hold a make or break Annual General Meeting (AGM) on their company, Zexcom Foundation Fund Limited, which the courts last year ordered should be put under a hammer. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Calls for March 2013 Poll

Harare, January 28, 2012 - Zimbabwe will have to hold fresh elections by March next year to replace the uneasy power sharing government with President Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Friday. ... Full story

Syrian Rebels Make Inroads With Help of Armed Fighters

SAQBA, Syria, January 28, 2012- — If the scene here on Friday was anything to judge by, the armed opposition to the Syrian government was making inroads and had won control of this town at the doorstep of the capital, Damascus, and perhaps of several other neighborhoods, signaling an escalation of violence in this beleaguered country. ... Full story

18 Dead in Kenyan Tribal Clashes

Isiolo, January 28, 2012- - Two days of ethnic clashes have killed at least 18 people in the remote north Kenyan region of Moyale, residents said on Friday, January 27, 2012. ... Full story

Mauritius Banking Group Snaps 35% Stake At KFHL

Harare, January 28, 2012- A Mauritian banking group, AfrAsia, has snapped up a 35% shareholding in Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited (KFHL) after investing US$9.5 million that would see the bank meeting the central bank's minimum capital requirements. ... Full story

Panic As Mugabe's Plane Billows Smoke

Harare, January 28, 2012-An Air Zimbabwe flight crew and an advance delegation accompanying President Robert Mugabe to an African Union summit on Friday hurriedly evacuated an aircraft they had boarded after smoke engulfed the plane just before the ageing octogenarian leader boarded it. ... Full story

Makedenge Rules Out Foul Play As Family Hints on Possible Exhumation

Harare, January 27, 2012 - Police Chief Superintendent Chrispen Makedenge, the investigating officer (IO) into the mysterious death of the late retired army commander Solomon Mujuru, has ruled out any foul play into his demise, at a time the Mujuru family has hinted at his possible exhumation to allow an independent examination by a foreign pathologist. ... Full story

Kenyatta Resigns After ICC Move

Nairobi, January 27, 2012 - Kenyan Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta resigned on Thursday, days after being indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity during violence that followed the disputed election of 2007. ... Full story

Israel Senses Bluffing in Iran’s Threats of Retaliation

JERUSALEM, January 27, 2012 — Israeli intelligence estimates, backed by academic studies, have cast doubt on the widespread assumption that a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities would set off a catastrophic set of events like a regional conflagration, widespread acts of terrorism and sky-high oil prices. ... Full story

Air Zimbabwe Summon Engineers to Fix Mugabe's Plane

Harare, January 27, 2012-Zimbabwe’s ailing state-run airline, Air Zimbabwe last Tuesday summoned some engineers, who have been on a work boycott to fix a long-haul aircraft to ferry President Robert Mugabe to Ethiopia. ... Full story

Soldiers Chase Teachers From Schools

MASVINGO, January 27, 2012 – A new twist to the on-going strike by civil servants has surprised teachers here as soldiers from 4.1 battalion were deployed in schools surrounding Masvingo town and threatened to beat anyone who continue with their work. ... Full story

17 Burnt Firearms Discovered at Mujuru’s House: Makedenge

Harare, January 27, 2012 - A Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) official, who is part of a team of experts who examined the late Retired Army General Solomon Mujuru’s Beatrice farm house, has dismissed any possibility of an electrical fault having ignited the inferno that reduced Mujuru’s body to ashes. ... Full story

Zanu PF, Police Worst Torturers: ZimRights

Victoria Falls, January 26, 2012–Zimbabwe Human Rights (ZimRights) NGO Forum director, Abel Chikomo said Zanu-PF activists, police and army are the worst torturers in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Obama Returns to Familiar Theme in Case for 2nd Term

WASHINGTON, January 26, 2012 — President Obama’s election-year State of the Union address on Tuesday echoed a theme that has run through his career: Government and citizens are responsible together for the common good, even as they celebrate individualism and free markets. ... Full story

Gaddafi Son Linked to SA Rhino Hunts

January 26, 2012- The flamboyant third son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appears to be among the mixed bag of legitimate and bogus “sport hunters” who have taken pot shots at SA’s dwindling rhino population. ... Full story

U.S. Jazz group to tour Zimbabwe

Harare, January 26, 2012- A Chicago-based jazz band, The Dennis Luxion / Michael Raynor Quartet, will visit Zimbabwe this weekend to perform live shows at cultural centers in Harare and Chitungwiza as well as conduct workshops with local musicians. ... Full story

Normadic Chunga Quits Gunners

Harare, January 26, 2012- Gunners coach and chairman of the Zimbabwe Soccer Coaches Union Moses Chunga has left Chando Kupisa. ... Full story

Arson Possible for Mujuru Death-Fire Brigade

Harare, January 26, 2012-A Senior member of the Fire brigade who attended to the scene of the mysterious fire outbreak that killed the late Army chief Solomon Mujuru told a Harare Magistrate Walter Chikwanha, Wednesday at the ongoing inquest into the death of the former Army Boss that the fire might have been caused by arsonists. ... Full story

Controversial Judge Transferred To Harare

Harare, January 25, 2012-The High Court Judge who recently slammed the Attorney General’s Office for infringing upon people’s fundamental right to liberty by vetoing bail orders granted by magistrates and judges has been transferred from his Bulawayo station to Harare. ... Full story

Media Organisations Launch Blood Donation Campaign

Bulawayo, January 25, 2012-The National Blood Services (NBS), Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and Zimbabwe Union of Journalists(ZUJ) will on Saturday launch a campaign to encourage members of the public to donate blood. ... Full story

Obama Speech Makes Pitch for Economic Fairness

WASHINGTON, January 25, 2012 — President Obama pledged on Tuesday night to use government power to balance the scale between America’s rich and the rest of the public, trying to present an election-year choice between continued leadership toward an economy “built to last” and what he called irresponsible policies of the past that caused an economic collapse. ... Full story

Violence in Libya Sparks Public Anger

Bani Walid, January 25, 2012 - A bullet-scarred barracks, scorched and abandoned like the ageing tanks guarding its shattered gateway, was all that remained on Tuesday of what passed for the Libyan government's grip on Bani Walid. ... Full story

Blue Flames on Mujuru's Burning Body: Witnesses

Harare, January 25, 2011 - Former army commander General Solomon Mujuru's body was burnt heavily with a blue-colour flame smouldering his body in a fire that mysteriously took his life as Beatrice police station said it could not react quickly because they did not have a vehicle at the station, the inquest into the death of the late Zimbabwe first army commander heard Tuesday. ... Full story

Media Monitors’s Freedom Bid Dismissed for Insulting Mugabe

Gwanda, January 25, 2012– Three Media monitors’ bid for freedom hit a snag after magistrate Sheila Nazombe dismissed an application for refusal of further remand by defense counsel Kossam Ncube Tuesday. ... Full story

Sikhala Urges Civil Servants To Back Attempts To Oust Mugabe

Harare, January 24, 2012 - Firebrand MDC99 leader, Job Sikhala has stormed into the current civil servants' strike by inviting the poorly paid government workers to back his current attempts to overthrow the President Robert Mugabe led inclusive government. ... Full story

Romney Tax Returns Show $45 Million Income

Washington, January 24, 2012- Mitt Romney’s campaign released details of his federal tax returns on Tuesday morning, showing that he will most likely pay $6.2 million in taxes on $45 million in income over the two tax years of 2010 and 2011. ... Full story

Gadaffi Loyalists Seize Control of Libyan Town

Tripoli , January 24, 2012- Fighters loyal to ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi are in control of the town of Bani Walid, about 200 km (120 miles) south-east of the capital, after attacking a pro-government militia based there, one of the militia members said. ... Full story

Strike to Continue Until Friday: Union Leader

Harare, January 24, 2012 - Zimbabwe civil servants hid calls Monday to embark on a five day job action to press for better salaries in line with the poverty datum line of at least US$530 a month, a union leader said Monday. ... Full story

Service Delivery Woes Worsen in Bulawayo

Bulawayo, January 24 2012- A health time bomb is ticking in some of Bulawayo’s high density suburbs where uncollected garbage is accumulating in the streets. ... Full story

ZimRights Acquitted Over ‘Reflections’ Exhibition

Masvingo, January 24, 2012- Magistrate Dorothy Mwanyisa on Monday acquitted the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and its senior official Joel Hita on charges of organising a photo exhibition in Masvingo showing the 2008 election brutality. ... Full story

3.5 million Vulnerable Children Face Starvation-UNICEF

Harare, January 23, 2012-At least 3.5 million vulnerable children face starvation as government fails to provide for their aged guardians, UNICEF has revealed. ... Full story

Gingrich and Romney Trade Jabs as G.O.P. Race Rolls On

TAMPA, Fla., January 23, 2012 — Facing a restive Republican Party and a resurgent Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney shifted course on Sunday and agreed to release his tax returns this week, as the two candidates and their allies buckled in for a combative and unpredictable new phase of the presidential nominating campaign. ... Full story

Rajoelina Wants Rival Brought Home

Antananarivo - After blocking an attempt by Madagascar's exiled president to fly to the Indian Ocean island, the man who ousted him says he wants to send a plane to South Africa to pick up Marc Ravalomanana and bring him home to be arrested. ... Full story

Defender Makonese Back in Absa Premiership

Harare, January 23, 2012- Night life loving defender Zvenyika Makonese is back in South African football after playing in the Zimbabwe Castle Lager Premier Soccer League for Shabanie for half of the 2011 soccer programme. ... Full story

Mbada Diamonds, Marange Resources Added Onto US Sanctions List

HARARE, January 23, 2012 - CASH-RICH diamond miners Mbada Diamonds (Private) Limited and Marange Resources (Private) Limited have now been added onto the United States of America's sanctions list. ... Full story

Chiyangwa’s Ally Wins Mash West Top Post

Chinhoyi, January 23, 2012 - Zanu PF John Mafa garnered enough votes to secure the Mashonaland West provincial chairmanship beating his rival acting chair Reuben Marumahoko by over 700 votes. ... Full story

Hamas Chief Will Not Seek New Term

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, January 22, 2012 — Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal won't seek re-election, the group announced Saturday, paving the way for a leadership contest and possible struggle over the ideological direction of the Islamic militant group. ... Full story

Libya Drops Election Quota for Women

Tripoli, January 22, 2012 - Libya will scrap a proposal for 10 percent of seats in a new national assembly to be set aside for women, a Western diplomat who is engaged in discussions with the Libyan election committee told Reuters on Friday. ... Full story

Municipality of Gwanda Resorts to Water Rationing.

GWANDA, January 22, 2012 – Residents here will receive water supplies for only ten hours a day following the breakdown of water engines and health experts fear that the acute shortage of water compounded by heaps of uncollected garbage could lead to an outbreak of cholera. ... Full story

Politics to Stall Economic Growth: MMC report

HARARE, January 22, 2012—Politics will derail the projected 9, 4% growth this year as parties devote more energies in preparing for pending elections than nurturing economic growth, a leading brokerage firm has said. ... Full story

EU Delegation to Zimbabwe 'Moves' to Bulawayo for a Week

Harare, January 22, 2012 - THE European Union (EU) Delegation to Zimbabwe 'moves' to Bulawayo for one week in a move the 27-member bloc says is intended to allow people of Matabeleland to engage with EU officials. ... Full story

Tightening Race Comes as Abrupt Blow to Romney Team

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. , January 21, 2012— With Mitt Romney facing the biggest challenge to his presidential aspirations since he announced his candidacy, his aides acknowledged Friday what seemed unthinkable just seven days ago: He could lose the South Carolina primary. ... Full story

South Sudan Violence: 120 000 Affected

Juba, January 21, 2012 - At least 120 000 South Sudanese have been affected by an explosion of ethnic violence in the troubled state of Jonglei, as the world's newest nation reels from weeks of revenge attacks, the UN said on Friday. ... Full story

US Man Kidnapped in Nigeria's Oil Delta

Lagos , January 21, 2012- Police say a US citizen has been kidnapped in Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta. ... Full story

Zvoma Wins First Battle To Save His Job

Harare, January 21, 2012 – Embattled Clerk of Parliament Austin Zvoma has won the first battle into his current attempts to cling on to his job after the High Court on Friday ordered Parliament to suspend debate on a motion seeking his ouster. ... Full story

Finally Mavado to Perform in Zimbabwe, Charges Reduced

Harare, 21 January, 2012 -It was one of those moments when Zimbabwe cried "joy most robbed" when Mavado failed to turn up during the festive season to perform but a month after, the ragga star is ready for a dance with his fans. ... Full story

Bookseller Arrested over Tsvangirai’s Memoirs

Bulawayo, January 21, 2012 --A bookshop owner in Victoria Falls in Matabeleland North province was arrested on Friday for selling Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s book “At the Deep at End” at her shop. ... Full story

Sirleaf Names First Ministers In New Liberia Govt

Monrovia, January 20, 2012 -Liberia's re-elected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf named the first ministers of her new cabinet on Thursday, shuffling the finance and foreign affairs posts but retaining her defence minister. ... Full story

Sharp Clashes At Republican Debate Ahead Of Vote

Charleston, South Carolina, January 20, 2012 - Republican presidential candidates tore into each other on Thursday and Newt Gingrich snarled at the CNN moderator in a raucous debate two days before the South Carolina primary, which may decide the nomination race. ... Full story

Mthwakazi Liberation Leaders Re-arrested

Bulawayo, January 20, 2012 Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) secretary general, Paul Siwela, the former movement’s secretary general, John Gazi and deputy secretary for security, Charles Thomas, who are facing treason charges have been taken into the state’s custody ahead of their trial on February 07. ... Full story

The Late ZBC Journalist Freedom Moyo was Zanu (PF)

Esigodini, January 20, 2012 – The late Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) Current Affairs Manager, Freedom Moyo, was a staunch Zanu (PF) member, it has emerged. ... Full story

Mujuru Inquest:Candle Did Not Burn The House - Maid

Harare, January 19, 2012- The ate retired Army General Solomon Mujuru had confided to his maid that he did not trust police officers manning his residence at the farm in which he was killed in a mysterious fire that gutted the whole house last August. ... Full story

US Denies Intentions To Abuse KP Chair On Marange Gems

Harare, January 19, 2012 - The United States government has allayed fears it will abuse its new role as chair of the global diamond watchdog, Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) to settle old scores with archenemy, Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Bulawayo Civil Servants Boycott Strike

Bulawayo, 19 January 2012 - The one day strike called on Thursday by the Apex Council – the Zimbabwean civil servants highest body – was boycotted by civil servants here. ... Full story

Govt Hypocrisy Exposed As Workers Go On Strike

Harare, January 19, 2012- The hypocrisy of the coalition government has been exposed after it hiked allowances for government ministers and some senior employees at the expense of its struggling civil servants. ... Full story

VP Mujuru, In-law And Maid Weep At Inquest

Harare, January 18, 2012 - A sombre atmosphere engulfed the court room after Vice President Joice Mujuru, widow to the late Retired Army General Solomon Mujuru, and her sister in-law joined the maid who was testifying, in weeping, leading the presiding magistrate to adjourn the court to Thursday. ... Full story

Pressure Group Leads Weekend Gukurahundi Victims Commemorations

Bulawayo, January 18 January 2012 - Bulawayo residents will this weekend brave the ire of the state when they meet for the Gukurahundi victims commemorations service at a venue yet to be announced in the country’s second biggest city. ... Full story

Yahoo co-founder Yang resigns

San Francisco, January 18, 2012 - Yahoo Inc co-founder Jerry Yang has quit the company he started in 1995, appeasing shareholders who had blasted the Internet pioneer for pursuing an ineffective personal vision and impeding investment deals that could have transformed the struggling company. ... Full story

Accused White House Gunman Faces Attempted Assassination Count

Washington, January 18, 2012 - An Idaho man was formally indicted on Tuesday for attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama and on other criminal charges after he allegedly opened fire on the White House in November. ... Full story

Gunmen Kill Tourists In Northern Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, January 18, 2012 - Gunmen have killed five foreign tourists in Ethiopia's remote northern Afar region, after crossing into the Horn of Africa country from neighbouring Eritrea, state television said on Tuesday. ... Full story

Hwange Suspends Three Top Players Over Bonuses

Harare, January 18, 2012 - Hwange Football Club have suspended three of their top players after they demanded a share of the $10 000 the club received for winning the 2011 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League’s Most Disciplined Team. ... Full story

Zim journalists Win Court Battle

Harare, January 18, 2012 - A Zimbabwean magistrate on Tuesday referred a case involving journalists from a privately owned newspaper to the Supreme Court, saying Section 96 of the constitution may be unconstitutional. ... Full story

Air Zimbabwe Takes Delivery of First Airbus

Harare, January 18, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s ailing national airline, Air Zimbabwe on Tuesday took delivery of an Airbus A320 aircraft in a desperate bid to revive its waning fortunes. ... Full story

Heavy Police And Security Agents Presence At Mujuru Inquest

Harare, January 18, 2012 - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and security agencies deployed large numbers of the members at the magistrates court beginning Monday the start of the inquest of the late army General Solomon Mujuru while the court was spruced up to present a good image, Radio VOP has established. ... Full story

Police were negligent on Mujuru's death:Lawyer

Harare, January 17, 2011 - The lawyer representing the Mujuru family in the inquest of the late army General Solomon Mujuru on Tuesday accused police officers guarding the farmhouse where the first Zimbabwean army commander at independence died in a mysterious fire of "negligence." ... Full story

Popular ZBC Journalist Dies

Harare, January 17, 2012 – The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) Current Affairs manager, Freedom Moyo died early on Tuesday morning after succumbing to injuries sustained in a horrific accident. ... Full story

War Vets Take Mohadis to High Court Over Land Dispute

GWANDA 17 January 2012 - The land dispute involving the son of co-Minister of Home Affairs , Kembo Mohadi , and four villagers has spilled to the High Court with the villagers two of them former freedom fighters seeking an order that they be allowed to stay on the piece of land peacefully. ... Full story

Twelve More killed In Syria Despite Arab Monitors

Beirut, January 17, 2012 - Twelve people were killed on Monday in Syria, where a peace plan monitored by Arab observers has failed to douse a 10-month-old struggle between President Bashar al-Assad and his foes. ... Full story

Egypt Leader Heckled In Tripoli Over Gaddafi Fugitives

Tripoli, January 17, 2012 - Protesters forced their way into a Tripoli hotel where Egypt's military leader was meeting Libyan officials on Monday and lambasted him for failing to extradite supporters of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi who have fled to Egypt. ... Full story

Bulawayo Set To Run Dry

Bulawayo, January 17, 2012- Bulawayo residents face another round of water shortages as the local authority is going to decommission one of its five supply dams, Umzingwane, next month due to low water levels. ... Full story

Dynamos' Zambia Deal In Limbo

Harare, January 17 - Dynamos’ deal to bring in two Zambian players Derrick Kabwe and Arthur Kaseloki is hanging in the balance after it emerged that the popular Harare club has failed to raise the $20 000 transfer fees required by Zesco United. ... Full story

Masvingo Runs Out OF Burial Space

Masvingo, January 17, 2012 – The country’s most ancient city of Masvingo is fast running out of burial space and the lack of a master plan has resulted in difficulties in getting new land. ... Full story

VP Mujuru hopes the truth will come out on husband's inquest

Harare, January 16, 2011 - Vice President Joice Mujuru, thw widow of the late army general Solomon Mujuru whose inquest into his death began Monday at the magistrate courts said she hopes the "truth will come out of the inquest." ... Full story

Mugabe, Gono, Grace "Cartoonists" Acquitted

Harare, January 16, 2012 - The trial of three Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) youths, who were accused of undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe has collapsed after a Bulawayo Magistrate acquitted them. ... Full story

Dreadlocked Boy Back In School After High Court Interdict

BULAWAYO, January 16, 2012-A four-year-old Bulawayo boy is back in school after human rights lawyers obtained a high court order interdicting school authorities from barring him from attending lessons for wearing dreadlocks. ... Full story

War 'Vet' Invades Allied Timbers

Chimanimani, January 16 2012- A war veteran has invaded Allied Timber plantations in Chimanimani, claiming that he was allocated the land by President Mugabe for his role in blowing up Rhodesian petrol tanks in Harare during the liberation war. ... Full story

Interest Rates To Remain High - Kingdom

Harare, January 16, 2012 — Interest rates are expected to be high in 2012 ranging from 10% to 25% per annum due to the liquidity challenges prevailing in the market, Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited (KFHL) said in a market report. ... Full story

Huntsman To Quit Republican Presidential Race

Myrtle, Beach, South Carolina, January 16, 2012 - Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman will drop out of the White House race on Monday and endorse front-runner Mitt Romney, a senior campaign official said. ... Full story

Pakistan Taliban Leader Believed Dead - Intelligence Officials

Peshawar, Pakistan, January 16, 2012 - The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, the militant movement that poses the gravest security threat to the country, is believed to have been killed by a U.S. drone strike, four Pakistan intelligence officials told Reuters on Sunday. ... Full story

Guinea-Bissau Buries President, Seeks Stability

Bissau, January 16, 2012 - Guinea-Bissau buried president Malam Bacai Sanha on Sunday, and its interim leader appealed to all factions in the country to avoid a power struggle before new elections to choose a successor. ... Full story

Nigerian Unions Suspend Protests After Fuel Cut

Lagos, Nigeria, January 16, 2012. Nigeria's main labour unions said they were suspending protests planned for Monday against the removal of fuel import subsidies after President Goodluck Jonathan cut the price of petrol. ... Full story

Rugby Sables Turn Against Coach

Harare, January 16, 2012 - The Zimbabwe national rugby team, the Sables, has turned against its coach, Brendan Dawson, and has called for his removal from the top post despite a fruitful 2011 with the mentor. ... Full story

Former ZBC DeeJay To Contest Legislative Election Under MDC Ticket

Bulawayo, January 16, 2012 - Former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) deejay, Ezra Tshisa Sibanda will contest for a parliamentary seat in Vungu in Midlands under the ticket of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. ... Full story

Mujuru Inquest Kicks Off

Harare, January 16, 2012 - The inquest into General Solomon Mujuru’s death kicks off Monday morning at the Harare Magistrates Court. ... Full story

An Election in Kazakhstan Will Offer Something New: A Multiparty System

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, January 15, 2012 — This capital city has been abuzz for weeks with the latest political news: Soon there will be politics. After an election scheduled for Sunday, Kazakhstan’s Parliament will be guaranteed, under a new law, to consist of more than one political party. ... Full story

One Killed, 14 Hurt in Libya Clashes

Gharyan, Libya, January 15, 2012 - Clashes between rival Libyan militia have killed one person and wounded 14, the latest in a series of incidents involving armed groups refusing to hand in their weapons. ... Full story

Presidental Scheme Halted at GMB Karoi Depot

Karoi, January 15, 2012- The controversial Presidential scheme was halted at the Karoi Grain Marketing Board depot last Friday amid accusations of looting by senior Zanu-PF officials forcing desperate farmers to go home empty handed. ... Full story

Top Musicians To Raise Funds For Ailing Chimombe

Harare, January 15,2012 -Zimbabwe’s top musicians will on January 22 take to the football field at Gwanzura Stadium to raise funds for struggling Freddy Chimombe, son of the late popular musician James Chimombe. ... Full story

MPs Get $15 000 Outstanding Balances

GWANDA, January 15, 2012 – Members of Parliament and Senators have been paid $15 000 each in outstanding allowances with a total of $3 million being paid to all law makers. ... Full story

Mighty Warriors Celebrate Vital Win

Botswana, January 15, 2012- Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors are celebrating after snatching a vital 1-0 away win last Saturday over the Zebras of Botswana in the first leg of the first round of the African Women’s Championships qualifier at the University Stadium in Gaborone. ... Full story

50 MDC-T Youths Arrested During Free Madzore Campaign

Bulawayo, January 14, 2012, ---More than 50 MDC-T youths were arrested in Bulawayo Saturday morning during the “Free Solomon Madzore’s campaign”. ... Full story

Obama Bid to Cut the Government Tests Congress

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2012 — President Obama on Friday announced an aggressive campaign to shrink the size of the federal government, a proposal less notable for its goal — the fight against bloat has been embraced by every modern-day president — than for the political challenge it poses to a hostile Congress. ... Full story

Nigerian Union Orders Oil Shutdown From Sunday

Lagos/Abuja, January 14, 2012 - Nigeria's main oil union said on Thursday it would shut down output from Africa's biggest oil producer on Sunday if the government did not reverse its decision to remove popular fuel subsidies. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Files Complaint Against ZMC

Harare, January 14, 2012 - Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday filed a complaint with the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) against the state owned Herald newspaper which published a story last week alleging that the MDC leader bribed editors of private newspapers to write positively about him. ... Full story

DA Turns Classrooms into Cattle Pens

MASVINGO, January 14, 2012 – In a shocking act of children rights abuse, Masvingo Acting District Administrator (DA) James Murapa who doubles as staunch Zanu-PF supporter has turned Beza Primary School classrooms into pens for his cattle. ... Full story

Dynamos Captain George Magariro Goes Missing

Harare, January, 14, 2012- Dynamos captain and 2011 Castle Soccer Star of the Year finalist, George Magariro, has gone missing and has not reported for duty since Monday the day De Mbare returned to training from the off season break. ... Full story

Mohadi Evicts War Veterans from Farm.

Gwanda, January 14, 2012 – ZANU PF co-Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi has evicted two war veterans and six villagers from a farm at the centre of an ownership wrangle between the Mohadis and Given Mbedzi, a former freedom fighter. ... Full story

Zim Riot Police Continues Running Battles With Vendors

Harare, January 13, 2012 -Heavy anti-riot Police with water cannons on Friday was deployed in the Harare’s Central Business District as well as high density suburbs of Highfields and Chitungwiza where it continued with the crack down on vendors whom they are dispossessing their wares beating up people in the process. ... Full story

Tense Atmosphere As War Veterans Take Over Copac Press Conference

Harare, January 13, 2012 – Over a dozen vocal war veterans on Friday took over a Zimbabwe Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) press conference and hurled insults at Copac co-chairpersons, accusing them of trying to smuggle gay rights into the new national charter and ignoring the views of the majority. ... Full story

MDC T Launches Free Solomon Madzore Campaign

Bulawayo, January 13, 2012 - The Morgan Tsvangirai Movement for Democratic Change (MDC T) Youth Assembly on Saturday launches the Free Solomon Madzore Campaign in Bulawayo to pile pressure on the government to release the incarcerated youth leader. ... Full story

Court Martial Sought For Suspected WikiLeaks Leaker

Washington, January 13, 2012 - An Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking thousands of classified U.S. government files to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks should be court-martialed on charges related to the incident, an investigating officer recommended on Thursday. ... Full story

Carter says Egypt army unlikely to give up all powers

Cairo, January 13, 20102 - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday, after meeting Egypt's military rulers and political parties, the army was unlikely to surrender all of its powers by mid-2012, highlighting the potential for further power struggles. ... Full story

Oprah Winfrey Glad To Break Tether From Talk Show Chair

HENLEY ON KLIP, South Africa, January 13, 20102 - Oprah Winfrey feels a new freedom after leaving her wildly successful daily TV talk show behind and taking a new course seeking interviews with newsmakers on their own turf. ... Full story

MDC Seeks SADC Support On Police Crackdown

Harare, January 13, 2012 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has accused President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) party of waging a war against its members by instructing the police to randomly arrest them in recent clashes between the police and vendors in central Harare. ... Full story

Cricket selectors Ignore Vusi Sibanda For New Zealand Tour

Harare, January 13, 20102 - The Zimbabwe national cricket has omitted Vusi Sibanda who plays the game in Australia in line with the Zimbabwe cricket policy that a player may only represent Zimbabwe if they are contracted to play in the country. ... Full story

Zim School Head Bars Dreadlocked Child From School

Harare, January 12, 2012 - A headmaster at a Zimbabwean school has barred a four-year-old child from enrolling for lessons for wearing dreadlocks, in a case which lawyers said violated his religious freedom. ... Full story

Zim Police Raids MDC Headquarters

Harare, January 12 ,2012 - The Movement for Democratic Change led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Thursday said its headquarters was raided by heavily armed police officers who arrested "several" party officials. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Judge Slams Biased Prosecutors

Harare, January 12, 2012 - A Zimbabwean High Court judge has sternly reprimanded the Attorney General’s office (AG) for its continued invocation of Section 121 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act in cases where a magistrate would have granted bail. ... Full story

Marauding War Veterans Storm Copac Base In Vumba

HARARE, January 12, 2012 – Hordes of war veterans on Wednesday evening stormed Vumba Mountains where the Zimbabwe Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) technical team has retreated for the drafting of the final document and demanded the halting of the process. ... Full story

We Will Rise From The Dead - New Zimbabwe Steel Boss

By Ngoni Chanakira, HARARE, January 12, 2012 - "When I left India for Zimbabwe, all my friends thought I was crazy," says a smiling and confident Firdhose Coovadia. ... Full story

Zvimba Farmers Fear Food Shortages

By Criswell Chisango Zvimba, January 12, 2012 - Farmers here, which is home to President Robert Mugabe, are facing various challenges ranging from an unpredictable rainfall pattern which has seen floods in some areas to vandalism of irrigation pipes, raising fears of another year of food shortages. ... Full story

Japan Vows "Concrete" Steps To Cut Iran Oil Reliance

Tokyo, January 12, 2012 - Japan pledged on Thursday to take concrete action to cut Iranian oil imports in response to an appeal for support from visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, as Washington steps up efforts to sanction Tehran over its disputed nuclear programme. ... Full story

Nigeria Sect Leader Defends Killings In Video

Abuja, January 12, 2012 - The leader of Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram said recent killings of Christians were justifiable revenge attacks and President Goodluck Jonathan had no power to stop the group's insurgency, in the first video of him posted online. ... Full story

Zifa In Shock Debt Revelation

Harare, January 12, 2012 - The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has made a shocking revelation that they owe their partners a staggering US$2 million debt which has been accumulating over a period. ... Full story

Daily News Journalists Arrested

Harare, January 12, 2012 - Police on Wednesday arrested and detained Daily News journalists who were covering their clash with vendors in Harare. ... Full story

MDC T Organises Global Protests Against South Africa

Harare, January 12, 2012 - The Morgan Tsvangirai Movement for Democratic Change branch in the United State of America has organised global protests against South Africa, which is Zimbabwe's mediator in the country's political crisis, to push for a lasting solution. ... Full story

War Vets invade lodges in Hippo Valley

HIPPO VALLEY – January 11, 2012 - NOTORIOUS war veterans’ leader from Mberengwa and known by his liberation war name Black Jesus is reported to be behind the latest violent takeover of two lodges and a small game reserve on the Hippo Valley Estates. ... Full story

Romney Takes Winning Streak To South Carolina

Manchester, New Hampshire, January 11, 2012 - One day after a solid victory in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faces a critical test in South Carolina as he seeks to convince conservative voters that he is their best bet to defeat Democratic President Barack Obama. ... Full story

French Probe Exonerates Rwanda Leader In Genocide

Paris, January 11, 2012 - A French probe into what sparked the 1994 Rwandan genocide appears to exonerate current President Paul Kagame and his Tutsi allies after Paris had previously accused him of triggering the killing of 800,000 people in 100 days. ... Full story

Mighty Warriors' Long Road Journey

Harare, January 11, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors will make the long road journey to Gaborone for their African Women’s Championship qualifier against Botswana this weekend due to Zifa’s financial problems. ... Full story

Police Deployed In Nkayi

Bulawayo, January 11, 2012 - There has been a sudden heavy deployment of police officers, members of the dreaded state spy agents CIO and some Zanu (PF) activists in Nkayi South constituency in Matebeleland North this week. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Journalists Case Takes New Twist

Harare, January 11, 2012 - A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday perfomed an about turn, saying it wanted to proceed with criminal defamation charges against two journalists accused of defaming a Reserve Bank advisor. ... Full story

India To Extend US$100 million Lines of Credit To Zimbabwe

Harare, January 11, 2012 - India on Tuesday said it will give Zimbabwe US$100 million in lines of credit to help the country revive its ailing health sector. ... Full story

Kasukuwere To Move In On Commercial Banks

By Ngoni Chanakira Harare, January 10, 2012 - The Minister of Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, Saviour Kasukuwere will soon meet with local foreign owned commercial banks to tell them about their new indigenisation levels and requirements, Radio VOP can exclusively reveal. ... Full story

ZB Bank Staffers Arrested For Armed Robbery

By Vusisizwe Mkhwananzi Gwanda, January 10, 2012 – Four ZB Bank employees who include two managers have been arrested in connection with a US$210 000 and R340 000 robbery from the Collen Bawn Branch, 20km south of Gwanda town. ... Full story

Teachers Sidelined From Presidential Input Scheme

Karoi, January 10, 2012 - Teachers continue to remain a "politically suspicious group" after they were sidelined from the controversial Presidential Input Scheme being manned by the Grain Marketing Board here. ... Full story

Zim Deports Four Congolese Nationals Fleeing Violence

Victoria Falls, January 10, 2012- Zimbabwe has deported four Congelese nationals fleeing violence in their nation and jailed a 43 year old Tanzanian man who had unlawfully assisted them to enter the country illegally through the resort town’s border post from Zambia. ... Full story

UJ suspends registrations after stampede Kills One

Johannesburg, January 10, 2012 - The University of Johannesburg suspended registrations of potential students on Tuesday following a stampede at its Bunting Road campus in Auckland Park. ... Full story

UJ suspends registrations after stampede Kills One

Johannesburg, January 10, 2012 - The University of Johannesburg suspended registrations of potential students on Tuesday following a stampede at its Bunting Road campus in Auckland Park. ... Full story

Romney On Brink Of New Hampshire Win Despite Late Attacks

Manchester, New Hampshire, January 10, 2012 - Mitt Romney is poised to take a big step toward the Republican U.S. presidential nomination on Tuesday by capturing New Hampshire, hoping to ride out last-minute attacks from his rivals and recover from a self-inflicted wound. ... Full story

Guinea Bissau President Dies In France

Bissau, January 10, 2012 - Guinea Bissau President Malam Bacai Sanha died on Monday in a Paris hospital where he was undergoing treatment, according to a statement from his office read over local radio. ... Full story

State Broadcaster Dodges Messenger Of Court

Charity Mukwambo, Bulawayo, January 10 2012- The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) in Bulawayo owes several creditors, a development which has resulted in one of the company’s truck impounded by the messenger of court in the city centre last week. ... Full story

Equities Market Opens Week Slow As Thins Trades Persist

By Ngoni Chanakira Harare, January 10, 2012 - The equities market on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) took off 2012 on a much slower pace since dollarisation with average daily turnover at US$326 611 being five times smaller than the 2011 figures (20110 average turnover was US$1,52 million) and three times smaller than the 2010 opening figures (2010: average turnover was US$1,096 million). ... Full story

Nguema Thanks Mugabe For Foiling 2004 Coup Attempt

Harare, January 10, 2012 - President Theodoro Obiang Nguema on Monday thanked Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe for foiling a coup in his country in 2004 after state security agents arrested mercenaries who were on their way to Malabo to assassinate him, adding that cooperation between the two nations must improve. ... Full story

Equatorial Guinea Nguema in Zimbabwe To Meet Mugabe

Harare, January 09, 2012 – Equatorial Guinea’s President Theodoro Nguema flew into Zimbabwe late Monday morning on a state visit with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to strengthen ties with the southern African country, a foreign affairs official confirmed. ... Full story

Bulawayo High Court Failing To Cope With Workload

Bulawayo, January, 09 2012- The high court building in Bulawayo has been described as an ancient structure that cannot be expanded to meet the increasing work load. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Printing Company Fails To Pay Workers

Harare, January 09, 2012 - Zanu (PF) subsidiary, Jongwe Printers, is struggling to pay its workers full salaries with some workers claiming they have gone for 10 months surviving on a US 100 stipend to pay rent. ... Full story

Malaysian court clears Anwar Of Sodomy Charges

Kuala Lumpur, January 09, 2012 - A Malaysian court acquitted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charges on Monday, a surprise ruling that could accelerate the political comeback of one of Asia's most celebrated reformers ahead of an expected election this year. ... Full story

Nigerians To Strike Over Soaring Fuel Prices

Lagos, January 09, 2012 - Nigerian unions launch a nationwide strike on Monday to protest against the axing of a fuel subsidy which many ordinary people saw as one of the few benefits they ever got from the state. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Marks New Legal Year

Harare, January 09, 2012 - Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku will on Monday preside over a ceremony to mark the beginning of the 2012 legal year where Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) youth leader Solomon Madzore will stand trial for allegedly murdering a police officer. ... Full story

Vietnam Bars Mugabe's Plane From Its Airspace

Harare, January 09, 2012 - Air Zimbabwe has delayed President Robert Mugabe’s return from his holiday in the Far East after an Air Zimbabwe long haul aircraft, a Boeing 767-200 which left Harare International Airport on Friday was barred from flying over Vietnam’s airspace. ... Full story

Bombing in Damascus Kills 25

Damascus, January 08, 2012- A bomb has exploded at a busy Damascus intersection, killing 25 people and wounding dozens in the second major attack in the Syrian capital in as many weeks, officials say, vowing to respond to further security threats with an “iron fist.” ... Full story

ANC Leaders Are Baboons: Malema

South Africa, January 08, 2012- ANC Youth League President Julius Malema launched a brazen attack on ANC leaders yesterday, referring to them as “baboons”, and questioning whether they were able to deliver on the party’s promises. ... Full story

Editors Mull Lawsuit

Harare, January 08, 2012 – THREE editors of independent Zimbabwe newspapers are contemplating taking legal action against a Zanu-PF spin-doctor for alleging that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai bribed them to run stories portraying him in a positive light while attacking Zanu-PF officials. ... Full story

No Diamonds in Beitbridge: Minister Mpofu

Zimbabwe Mines and Mining Development Minister, Obert Mpofu has said a government survey into the discovery of diamonds in Beitbridge, Matabeleland South has revealed that the border town does not have the gemstones. ... Full story

Rifts Widen In Zanu-PF Ahead of Provincial Elections

Hurungwe, January 08, 2012- Cracks are widening in Zanu PF after Hurungwe district coordinating committee (DCC) passed a resolution on Saturday that Hurungwe East MP Sarah Mahoka must face a discliplinary hearing for hosting "an indiginisation function" that had no blessings of local leadership ahead of provincial elections due in two weeks. ... Full story

Mwenezi Villagers Face Victimisation Following Mugabe’s Election Call

Masvingo, January 08, 2012 -PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s elections call for this year has wrecked havoc for Mwenezi villagers after rowdy Zanu-PF youths and war veterans have allegedly started forcing villagers to attend meetings were they are warning them of a devastating war if they vote against their party leader. ... Full story

Chief Negomo Loses Case

Harare, January 08, 2012- CHIEF Negomo has been ordered by the Bindura Magistrates Court to return two beasts and a goat that he fined a Movement for Democratic Change ward chairperson in Mazowe Central constituency on grounds that he did not have jurisdiction over the matter. ... Full story

Kenya Push al Shabaab Rebels From Two Towns

Nairobi, January 07, 2012 - Kenyan forces have squeezed al Shabaab militants out of their entrenched positions in two Somali towns as they step up their offensive against the rebels, who have threatened to retaliate with fierce attacks in Kenya. ... Full story

Economy Gains Steam as 200,000 New Jobs Added

Washington, January 07, 2012- The United States added a robust 200,000 new jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday, in a sign that the long-awaited economic recovery has finally built up a head of steam. ... Full story

Colleges, Schools Demand Groceries From Students.

Gwanda, January 07, 2012 – Government colleges and schools who have been warned against increasing tuition fees have ordered students to bring their own groceries when schools open next week. ... Full story

Traditional Leaders Get Election Sweeteners

Harare, January 7, 2012 - The cash-strapped government has effected a 60 percent increase on the allowances of traditional leaders in what critics view as an inducement ahead of elections the Zanu-PF leader wants held this year. ... Full story

Zim Churches Rescue DRC Refugees From Police

Bulawayo, January 7, 2012---The churches’ umbrella body Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) came to the rescue of 26 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) refugees who belong to eastern African country’s opposition party Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) led by Etienne Tshisekedi. ... Full story

State Opposes Bail for villagers In Row with Mohadi.

Beitbridge, January 07, 2012- Eight villagers among them two war veterans residing at a farm in Beitbridge West, who have a long standing dispute with co-Minister of Home Affairs, Kembo Mohadi will spend the next seven days languishing in prison after the state invoked Section 121 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act to deny them bail. ... Full story

Defiant Sikhala Threatens "Terrorist” Attacks on Polling Stations

Harare, January 7, 2012 - Firebrand MDC 99 leader, Job Sikhala has threatened to lead his party into “terrorist” attacks on the country’s polling stations during elections if President Robert Mugabe proceeds to hold elections under the current contested conditions. ... Full story

ZBC television Monopoly To Be Maintained

Harare, January 06, 2012 - THE Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) will not be issuing out private television licenses any time soon. ... Full story

Nkayi Police Disrupts MDC Rally Despite Court Order

Nkayi, January 06, 2011- Police here on Thursday defied a court order and disrupted an MDC-T rally at Komayanga business centre. ... Full story

Vusi Sibanda Faces New Zealand Snub

Harare, January 06, 2012 - Zimbabwe national cricket team opening batsman Vusi Sibanda faces a New Zealand snub over his decision to play in Australia and shun the local league. ... Full story

Media Monitors Trial Deferred

Gwanda, December 06, 2012, - The trial of three Media Monitoring Project of Zimbabwe (MMPZ) advocacy officers has been deferred to the 19th of this month after the state said it was still awaiting response from the Attorney General’s office on whether to prosecute the accused on the charge of undermining or insulting President Robert Mugabe. ... Full story

Workers Mutiny At Air Zimbabwe

Harare, January 06, 2011-Disgruntled Air Zimbabwe employees on Thursday staged a demonstration at the struggling national airline’s headquarters demanding payment of their salaries as Minister of Transport and Communications Nicholas Goche boarded a South African Airways aircraft to Johannesburg, South Africa. ... Full story

Teachers Union Demand Mugabe Back From Annual Leave

Masvingo, January 06, 2012- Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) is demanding that President Robert Mugabe cut short his annual leave in order to address teachers’ grievances. ... Full story

Mugabe Will Not Attend ANC Celebrations - Presidential Spokesman

HARARE, January – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe will miss the centenary celebrations of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress as he is holidaying in the Far East with his family. ... Full story

Radio VOP Challenges BAZ Over Licence Denial

Harare, January 5, 2011-VOX Media has challenged the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) to reconsider its decision to deny the radio station an operating licence. ... Full story

Zim's Largest Emerald Mine Shutdown

Mberengwa,January ,05, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s largest emerald mine Sandawana in Mberengwa district, Midlands province, has shut down after 46 years in operation, as the government claims the emerald produced there is no longer of commercial value. ... Full story