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Miners Rattled By DR Congo Plan To Raise Sakes

Melbourne, October 31, 2012 - Plans by Democratic Republic of Congo to raise its stake in new mining projects to 35 percent from 5 percent under a revised mining code unnerved investors on Wednesday, coming on the heels of a similar move by Kenya. ... Full story

U.S. Northeast Back To Business After Sandy's Hard Hit

New York, October 31, 2012 - Millions across the U.S. Northeast stricken by massive storm Sandy will attempt to resume their normal lives on Wednesday as companies, markets and airports reopen despite grim projections of power and mass transit outages around New York for several more days. ... Full story

IMF Eases Restrictions On Zimbabwe, Allows Economic Monitoring

Washington, October 31, 2012 - The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday relaxed restrictions on technical assistance to Zimbabwe, opening the way for an IMF staff-monitored economic programme. ... Full story

Mugabe Urges Security Forces To Prepare For Violence Free Polls "In March"

Harare, October 31, 2012 – President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday urged the country’s security forces to ensure violence-free elections he insisted shall take place in March next year and also called on fellow political leaders to reign in their supporters during the volatile period. ... Full story

Sandy Complicates Final Stretch Of Tense U.S. Presidential Race

Washington, October 30, 2012 - A tense and unpredictable race for the White House became even more so on Monday, as mammoth storm Sandy created delicate political challenges for President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney and raised the possibility of a chaotic voting process. ... Full story

Residents Blocked From Returning To Captured Libyan Town

Tripoli, October 30, 2012 - Thousands of Libyans who fled fighting in the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid will not be allowed to return home for several more days until work was complete to make the town safe and restore services, officials said on Monday. ... Full story

Epworth Residents Demand Compensation Over Demolished Houses

By Professor Matodzi Harare, October 30 2012 - Six Epworth residents have approached the Supreme Court demanding payment of $60 000 from the Epworth Local Board, the Zimbabwe Republic Police and three ministers in damages for the demolition of their residential properties. ... Full story

Air Zimbabwe Property Attached

HARARE – October 29, 2012 - The Deputy Sheriff in Harare has attached at least 15 vehicles from Air Zimbabwe management after the company had failed to pay some of the retrenched workers their retrenchment packages. ... Full story

Hurricane Sandy Menaces U.S. Coast, Closing Schools, Markets, Businesses

October 29, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy, a mammoth storm menacing the East Coast, took aim at the most densely populated U.S. region on Monday, forcing hundreds of thousands to seek higher ground, halting public transport and closing schools, businesses and government departments. ... Full story

Rebels In Sudan's Darfur Say They Shelled State Capital

Khartoum, October 29, 2012 - Rebels in Sudan's Darfur region said on Sunday they had shelled a state capital, in a rare attack on the government stronghold where international peacekeepers are also based. ... Full story

Dynamos Maintain Lead

Harare, October, 20, 2012 - Dynamos have maintained their lead at the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League table after playing to a one-all draw with bitter rivals Highlanders Sunday. ... Full story

Police Raids Ex-MDC Adviser's Home Over Dangerous Weapons

Bulawayo, October 29, 2012 - The Bulawayo home of former Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) security adviser was raided by armed police over the weekend claiming that they were searching for dangerous weapons. ... Full story

Mangwana Says Fears For His Life

Harare, October 27, 2012 - Paul Mangwana, ZANU-PF's Constitutional Select Committee (Copac) co-chairperson has opened up that he feared for his life after supporters of President Robert Mugabe labelled him a sell-out on national television accusing him of working against the 88 year old leader's party, an accusation he declines. ... Full story

Mauritania Leader Says Recovering Well

Mauritania, October 27, 2012- Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz on Thursday assured the nation he is recovering well after being shot by a soldier earlier this month in what has been described by government as an accident. ... Full story

Power project: Liberia Hopes To Light Up

Monrovia, October 27, 2012 - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed a treaty which will connect her electricity-deprived nation to a planned regional power grid by 2016, her office said on Friday. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Set To Beg For Poll Funds

Cape Town, October 27, 2012 - Zimbabwe will soon take a begging bowl to Western countries and world bodies for funds to bankroll the constitutional referendum and the forthcoming elections as the country has no money, Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Top Model Facing Abortion Charges

Harare, October 26,2012 - Top beauty model and winner of Face of Zimbabwe online pageant, Gamu Maziva, is in court together with her boyfriend, on charges of abortion and burning a foetus, a Harare magistrate heard on Thursday. ... Full story

Obama Votes, Picks Up Powell Endorsement Amid Swing state Push

Chicago, October 26, 2012 - President Barack Obama won the endorsement of retired General Colin Powell, a moderate Republican, on Thursday as he and Republican rival Mitt Romney engaged in frantic campaigning in battleground states to try to turn a razor-close race their way. ... Full story

AngloGold Miners At S.African Operations Resume Work

Johannesburg, October 26, 2012 - AngloGold Ashanti said on Friday workers at its West Wits operations in South Africa had returned to work, bringing the curtain down on the worst industrial unrest in the gold sector since apartheid. ... Full story

Zim Has No Funds For Referendum, Elections: Biti

Bulawayo, October 26, 2012- Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti said there are no funds for early elections as well as the referendum to chose a new constitution for the country. ... Full story

Tsvangirai's Wife Embarrasses Delegates

Harare, October 25, 2012 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s wife, Elizabeth, on Wednesday night embarrassed delegates attending an event to launch the Thokhozani Khupe Cancer Foundation when she struggled to read a seven minute long written speech. ... Full story

Obama Offers A Glimpse Of His Second-Term Priorities

Davenport, Iowa, October 25, 2012 - President Barack Obama predicted passage of immigration reform and a deficit-reduction deal, offering a fresh glimpse of his second-term agenda as he fights for votes in the final stretch of the tight race for the White House. ... Full story

African Union Reinstates Mali Ahead Of Military Action

Addis Ababa, October 25, 2012 - The African Union (AU) lifted Mali's suspension from the bloc on Wednesday, saying an African plan to intervene militarily to help the country claw back territory from Islamist militants would be ready within weeks. ... Full story

Journalists Involved In Asiagate scandal Tainted Profession: Union

Harare, October 25, 2012 - The Zimbabwe Union of Journalists on Wednesday said journalists involved in the Asiagate scandal have put a stain on the profession. ... Full story

Referendum In January Earliest - COPAC

Harare, October 24, 2012 - Zimbabwe is going to hold a referendum earliest in January 2013 as having it this year only applies theoretically, the constitutional parliament select committee has said. ... Full story

Obama Tears Into Romney In Final Debate

Florida, October 23, 2012 - Barack Obama pummelled Mitt Romney as “all over the map” on foreign policy, dismissing his “wrong and reckless” leadership in a heated final debate of a knife-edge White House race. ... Full story

Biti: Chinamasa Deserves To Be In Jail

Cape Town – Zimbabwe’s justice minister Patrick Chinamasa is "a justless minister who deserves to be in prison for uttering treasonous statements", Movement for democratic Change Secretary General and Finance Minister Tendai Biti said on Sunday. ... Full story

Zim Musicians Honours Tongai Moyo

Harare, October 23, 2012-Zimbabwean Musicians will this Sunday hold a memorial concert for the late Sungura Maestro Tongai Moyo. ... Full story

Polokwane City Pledges to Partner Revival of Bulawayo

Bulawayo, October 21, 2012, - South Africa’s Polokwane executive mayor, Freddy Greaver, has said Bulawayo has the potential to rise from the ashes of de-industrialisation, and with the right partnership, can reclaim its industrial-hub position in the SADC region. ... Full story

Mnangagwa Sold Out: Mangwana

Harare, October 21, 2012 - There was drama at the police headquarters where Zanu PF delegates to the Second All Stakeholders Conference are meeting after the party’s Copac co-chairperson Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana publicly declared that senior Zanu PF officials including Emerson Mnangagwa sold out. ... Full story

Chidzambwa, Mwanjali Get Life Ban

Former Zimbabwe national team coach Sunday Chidzambwa and former Warriors captain Methon Mwanjali are the high profile footballers who have been banned from football for life following recommendations made by the Zifa Ethics Committee. ... Full story

Police Charge MDC Leader for Threatening to Commit Murder

Harare, October 20, 2012- Police last Thursday charged Julius Magarangoma, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party chairperson for Manicaland Province for allegedly threatening to commit murder, almost two years after the offence was allegedly committed. ... Full story

Zim Chiefs Entitled To Guns:Minister

Bulawayo, October 19,2012—Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo said there is nothing wrong with Zimbabwe traditional chiefs demanding guns; adding the government is considering it, as it is the chiefs right to own the rifles. ... Full story

Zifa Boss Alleges Match Against Angola May Have Been Fixed

Harare, October 18, 2012 - The president of the Zimbabwe Football Association, Cuthbert Dube, has made stunning claims that the match between Zimbabwe’s Warriors and Angola could have been fixed. ... Full story

PM confirms reshuffle

HARARE, OCTOBER 18 – PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has confirmed reshuffling his office in the wake of a damaging love scandal that appeared to suck in his inner circle, including his confidante Ian Makone. ... Full story

Mugabe Has Tendered Credible Reasons To Justify Elections Dilemma-Judge

By Professor Matodzi Harare, October 17, 2012-President Robert Mugabe has demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt that his government lacks adequate resources to call for by-elections in three vacant constituencies in Matebeleland provinces, High Court Judge President Justice George Chiweshe has said. ... Full story

Strained Zim-US Relations Affecting Hunt For Rwandan Genocide Fugitive

Harare, October 17, 2012 - Strained political relations between Zimbabwe and the United States are compromising the chase for Rwandan genocide fugitive, Potrais Mpiranya, believed to be holed up in the southern African country. ... Full story

Registrar General Accredits As Zanu (PF) Delegate For Constitution Indaba

Harare, October 17, 2012 – Zimbabwe’s Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede on Tuesday accredited for the Constitutional Second All Stakeholders Conference as a Zanu (PF) delegate. ... Full story

Kenyan Policemen Injured In Coast Province Grenade Attack

Mombasa, Kenya, October 17, 2012 - At least 10 Kenyan police officers were injured when two grenades were hurled at them by suspected al Shabaab sympathisers during a police operation at the country's Coast province in the early hours of Wednesday, police said. ... Full story

Obama Takes Offensive Against Romney In Debate Rematch

Hempstead, New York. October 17, 2012 - U.S. President Barack Obama launched aggressive attacks against Republican rival Mitt Romney on jobs, energy and Libya in their second debate on Tuesday as the Democrat tried to reclaim the momentum in a tight White House race. ... Full story

Mugabe Highfield House To Be Spruced Up For Tourists

Harare, October 17, 2012 - The cabinet has approved to renovate President Robert Mugabe’s former house in Highfield suburb to attract tourists. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Fires Right Hand Man Makone For Financing Karimatsenga in Court Battle

Harare, October 16, 2012 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was Tuesday reported to have fired his right hand man Ian Makone from his office after the former was found to have been bankrolling his former lover Lorcadia Karimatsenga during her fierce court battle with the embattled premier. ... Full story

Judge To Decide On Another Zanu (PF) Official's Divorce Case

Professor Matodzi Harare, October 16, 2012 - HIGH court judge Tendai Uchena will next month preside over the divorce trial involving Zanu (PF) member and former Media, Information and Publicity junior minister Bright Matonga and his wife Anne. ... Full story

Five things to look for in Tuesday's U.S. presidential debate

Washington, October 16, 2012 - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has seen a surge in opinion polls and voter enthusiasm since his strong debate performance against President Barack Obama on October 3. ... Full story

Sudan Forces Burned, Looted Remote Border Village: Activists

United Nations, October 16, 2012 - Sudanese security forces burned and looted a village in the Nuba mountains of South Kordofan state in May and filmed the attack, a monitoring group said on Tuesday, providing satellite images, cell phone video and witness accounts to back its claims. ... Full story

Malema's Bodyguards Attacks On journalists Condemned

Harare, October 16, 2012 - Firebrand former African National Congress (ANC) youth league president Julius Malema's bodyguards manhandled Zimbabwe journalists at the weekend after they tried to get an interview, something that has been condemned by the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ). ... Full story

Tsvangirai Requests Out Of Court Settlement In Maintenance Case

Harare, October 15, 2012 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, has through his lawyers requested for an out of court settlement in the maintenance case in which his former lover, Locadia Karimatsenga, is demanding US$15 000 per month. ... Full story

EU Plans Major New Sanctions Against Iran

Luxembourg, October 15, 2012 - European Union governments plan to ratchet up sanctions pressure against Iran over its nuclear programme on Monday, approving new measures against Tehran's banking sector, industry and shipping. ... Full story

Gunmen Kill 22 In Village In Northern Nigeria

Kaduna, October 15, 2012 - Armed bandits descended on a village in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing 22 people, most of them shot dead as they were leaving prayers at a mosque, the state police commissioner said. ... Full story

Zim's Africa Cup of Nations Dream Over

The Africa Cup of Nations dream is over after Zimbabwe’s Warriors were beaten 2-0 by Angola’s Black Antelopes at the 11 November Stadium Sunday evening, leaving the Angolans to qualify on the away goals rule. ... Full story

Malala Shows Improvement - Military

Rawalpindi , October 14, 2012 - A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban showed signs of improvement by moving her limbs Saturday, the military said, though she remains unconscious and on a ventilator. ... Full story

Prophet Film: Al-Qaeda Wants Holy War

Cairo, October 14, 2012 - The leader of al-Qaeda has urged Muslims to wage holy war against the United States and Israel over a film that insulted Islam's Prophet Muhammad. ... Full story

Welshman blast civic society and Copac Draft

Bulawayo, October 14, 2012--The leader of the smaller faction of the MDC Welshman Ncube blasted civic society organisations in Zimbabwe saying there are now aligned to political parties and western embassies in order to get funding. ... Full story

Fans To Pay Only $2 To Watch Warriors

Harare, October 14, 2012- Soccer fans wishing to watch the Africa Cup of Nations final qualifier between Zimbabwe’s Warriors and the Black Antelopes of Angola at the November 11 Stadium Sunday will have to fork out as little as $2 which is the cheapest seat on offer. ... Full story

Shot Fired At Obama Campaign Office

Los Angeles, October 13, 2012 - A shot was fired on Friday at a campaign office for President Barack Obama in the western US state of Colorado, shattering a window but injuring no one, police said. ... Full story

Tensions Over Morsi Spill Into Clashes

Cairo, October 13, 2012 - Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi clashed with opponents in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday in the worst violence over Egypt's new Islamist leader, a day after he crossed swords with the judiciary. ... Full story

Warriors’ 90 Minutes of Reckoning

Harare, October 13, 2012- Ninety minutes stand between Zimbabwe and qualification to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals at the Estadio 11 de Novembro in Luanda, Angola, on Sunday, with the Zimbabweans going into the match holding a two-goal advantage over the Black Antelopes. ... Full story

Kagame Likened To Mugabe

KIGALI, 12 Oct 2012 - A senior opposition leader in Rwanda has likened that country’s leader Paul Kagame to Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe who wants to rule forever. ... Full story

Legislators Turn Heat On Judge

By Professor Matodzi Harare, October 11, 2012-THREE former legislators have turned the heat on High Court Judge President Justice George Chiweshe after demanding to be furnished with reasons for his ruling which ended President Robert Mugabe’s misery over fixing election dates in three Matabeleland constituencies after allowing him to set the dates by the end of March next year. ... Full story

Libyan Embassy in Harare remains closed

Harare - The Zimbabwean government says it will not rush into accepting diplomatic credentials of the new Libyan government, an official told Radio VOP. ... Full story

Lawyers Name And Shame Mangoma's Persecutors

By Professor Matodzi Harare, October 11, 2012-Human rights lawyers have named and shamed the police officers who masterminded the persecution of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) deputy treasurer and Energy and Power Development Minister Elton Mangoma for allegedly slurring President Robert Mugabe. ... Full story

Chinese Nationals Assault Zimbabwe Police

Harare, October 11, 2012 - Two police officers were severely assaulted by Chinese nationals at a local hotel that is under construction close to the National Sport Stadium along Bulawayo road earlier this week as the Chinese continue to act above the law, Radio VOP learnt Thursday. ... Full story

Draft Egypt Constitution Curbs President's Powers

Cairo, October 11, 2012 - The authority of Egypt's head of state will be curbed by parliament, according to a partial draft of the new constitution released on Wednesday, a change that would dilute the pharaonic presidential powers that underpinned decades of one-man rule. ... Full story

France To Take Tougher Line With African Leaders At Congo Summit

Kinshasa/Paris, October 11, 2012 - President Francois Hollande looks set to make African leaders sweat at a gathering of French-speaking nations in Democratic Republic of Congo this week, when he attempts to cut murky ties with France's former colonies. ... Full story

Peter Ndlovu Warns Of Over Confidence

Harare, October 11, 2012 - Zimbabwe national team assistant coach and former Warriors captain, Peter Ndlovu, has warned of over confidence when the Warriors take on the Black Antelopes of Angola in a make or break Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Sunday. ... Full story

Community News Activist Denied Freedom

Kariba, October 11, 2012 - Kudakwashe Matura, a community news activist facing charges of criminal defamation was on Wednesday denied his freedom when the State invoked Section 121 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act to effectively suspend bail granted by a Kariba magistrate earlier. ... Full story

Former Zimbabwe all rounder and coach Curran dies

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Kevin Curran, the former Zimbabwean all rounder and coach, has died in Mutare at the age of 53 after collapsing on a morning run while preparing his franchise team for a domestic game. ... Full story

Zim Minister Arrested For Anti-Mugabe Slur

By Professor Matodzi Harare, 10 Oct 2012 - Zimbabwean police on Wednesday arrested Energy and Power Development Minister Elton Mangoma for allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe, as authorities clamp down on dissent. ... Full story

Vice Presidential Debate Could Be A Tale Of Two Ryans

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, October 10, 2012 - Republican Congressman Paul Ryan is a changed man. ... Full story

Ivory Coast Exiles Set Up Strategic Command in Ghana:UN Panel

United Nations, October 10, 2012 - Exiles supporting Ivory Coast's former President Laurent Gbagbo have established a base in neighboring Ghana from which they are working to destabilise the current Ivorian government, according to excerpts from a new report by a U.N. expert panel. ... Full story

Editors' Arrest Condemned

Harare, October 10 – The arrest of Daily News Editor, Stanley Gama and his deputy, Chris Goko on Monday has been condemned by the Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (ZINEF). ... Full story

Police Block March By HIV/AIDS Activists

Harare, October 09,2012 - Police have refused to grant permission for a peaceful march organised by the People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) aimed at handing over a petition to the National Aids Council (NAC) offices over the lack of access to life prolonging anti-retroviral drugs by people living with HIV and AIDS. ... Full story

IMF Warns Global Economic Slowdown Deepens, Prods U.S., Europe

Tokyo, October 09, 2012 - The IMF said the global economic slowdown is worsening as it cut its growth forecasts for the second time since April and warned U.S. and European policymakers that failure to fix their economic ills would prolong the slump. ... Full story

Nigerian Soldiers Open Fire After Blast, 35 Killed

Maiduguri, Nigeria, October 09, 2012 - At least 35 people were killed on Monday when Nigerian soldiers opened fire after a bomb blast struck their convoy in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, nurses at the hospital that received the bodies said. ... Full story

MDC's Youth Deputy Chair In Glenview Arrested

Harare, October 09, 2012 - Police in Harare on Tuesday raided and arrested Jackson Mabota, the Movement for Democratic Change Youth Assembly deputy Chairperson for Glenview South Constituency. ... Full story

Bull attack killed minister - Mugabe

Harare, October 08, 2012 - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Monday said Higher and Tertiary Education minister Stan Mudenge could have succumbed to injuries he suffered when he was gored by a bull in Masvingo early this year. ... Full story

MDC Businessman Sues Minister Over Cyanide Mix-Up

Harare, October 08, 2012 - A Zimbabwean businessman accused by the government of delivering the deadly sodium cyanide to Harare’s water treatment works is suing the Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo for financial prejudice. ... Full story

Maldives Police Arrest Former President For Ignoring Summons

Colombo, October 08, 2012 - Maldives police arrested and detained former president Mohamed Nasheed on Monday for ignoring a court summons and a travel ban, moves that could trigger further protests by supporters in the Indian Ocean island nation. ... Full story

Rwandan Military Intelligence Tortured Civilians: Amnesty International

Kigali, October 08, 2012 - Amnesty International on Monday accused Rwandan military intelligence services of engaging in torture, unlawful detention and enforced disappearances of civilians. ... Full story

Obama and Democrats Raise $181 Million in September

Washington, October 07, 2012- President Obama and the Democrats shattered the election cycle’s fund-raising record with a $181 million haul for September, the campaign announced on Saturday morning. ... Full story

Jamanda Appointed Supporters Link

Motor Action’s chief of protocol Simioni Jamanda has been appointed the new Zimbabwe Football Association’s Supporters Liaison Officer, a link between the Football controlling body, and football supporters from all the four corners of the country. ... Full story

Blasts Hit Nigerian Beer Gardens Lagos – Auth

Lagos, October 07, 2012- Authorities say three people have been killed in two separate bomb attacks on informal beer gardens in Nigeria amid attacks by a radical Islamist sect. ... Full story

Egypt President 'Reassures' Copts

Cairo, October 06, 2012 - Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi visited the Sinai peninsula on Friday to meet with and reassure Coptic families who fled from the town of Rafah after receiving death threats, his Facebook page said. ... Full story

Early Voting Reinstated in Ohio

Washington, October 06, 2012- A federal appeals court on Friday sided with President Obama’s reelection campaign and said that if Ohio allows military voters to cast ballots in the three days leading to Election Day, it must extend the same opportunity to all voters. ... Full story

Blixt and Zimbabwe’s De Jonge Share Lead

Nevada - Sweden's Jonas Blixt and Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge shared the lead after Friday's second round of the US PGA $4.5 million Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. ... Full story

Mangwana Says Zimbabweans Have The Same DNA of Corruption

Harare, October 06, 2012 - Former Minister of State Enterprises and Parastatals and Zanu (PF) Member of Parliament for Chivi South, Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana caused a stir at the Quil club when he told journalists that corruption in the country will be difficult to eradicate because Zimbabweans had the same DNA of wanting to get rich quickly. ... Full story

New US Envoy Finally Arrives, Promises To Work For Justice

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, October 5, 2012 - Incoming US ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton finally arrived in Harare on Thursday night with a message that he had come to assist Zimbabwe become a just and democratic state. ... Full story

Bulawayo Water Crisis Worsens

Bulawayo, October 05, 2012 - Bulawayo Mayor, Patrick Thaba-Moyo, says the city's water crisis has worsened and there are plans to start importing water from other towns. ... Full story

Uganda Says It Is Now Free Of Deadly Ebola Virus

Kampala, October 05, 2012 - Uganda is now free from Ebola, the Health Ministry said, two months after an outbreak of the deadly virus killed at least 16 people. ... Full story

South African Strikers Say Police Kill Another Miner

Ikanini, South Africa, October 05, 2012 - South African police shot and killed a striking miner when they used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a crowd of demonstrators gathered overnight on a hill near a Rustenburg area platinum mine, miners said on Friday. ... Full story

Higher Education Minister Mudenge Dies

Harare, October 04, 2012 - Higher Education Minister Stan Mudenge died in his home town in Masvingo on Thursday. ... Full story

US Embassy Promotes Local Man To Revive Zim's Comedy

Harare, October 4, 2012 - The United States Embassy is supporting comedian Carl Joshua Ncube’s educational comedy tour to the U.S. to assist him in spearheading the revival of comedy in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Romney Goes On Offensive In First Debate With Obama

Denver, October 04, 2012 - Mitt Romney battled back in his uphill drive to oust President Barack Obama on Wednesday with an aggressive debate performance that put his campaign on a more positive footing after weeks of stumbles and knocked Obama off-stride. ... Full story

Oxfam Urges World Bank To Freeze Land Investments

Washington, October 04, 2012 - Global development group Oxfam on Wednesday called on the World Bank to suspend financing for large-scale land acquisitions to ensure that its practices do not encourage foreign land grabs in developing countries. ... Full story

Oxfam Urges World Bank To Freeze Land Investments

Washington, October 04, 2012 - Global development group Oxfam on Wednesday called on the World Bank to suspend financing for large-scale land acquisitions to ensure that its practices do not encourage foreign land grabs in developing countries. ... Full story

Asiagate: Eleven More Cleared

Harare, October 04, 2012 - The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) ethics committee has cleared 11 more players from the Asiagate scandal. ... Full story

Motorcyclist Dies In Mugabe Motorcade Crash

Harare, October 03, 2012 - President Robert Mugabe's motorcade was involved in crash this morning killing a police officer on the spot in Borrowdale this morning after his motorcycle hit a T-35 truck on their way to the city centre, a fourth such death this year. ... Full story

Media Awards Ceremony Set For Next Friday

Harare, October 03, 2012 - Thirteen winners for this year`s National Journalism and Media Awards (NJAMA) are set to pocket $3000 each next Friday in recognition of their outstanding journalistic work. ... Full story

Bikita Youths Fail To Register As Voters

Bikita, October 03, 2012 - The Youth Forum Zimbabwe (YFZ) wants government to review electoral laws that require proof of residence to register as voters as hordes of youths in Bikita have been turned away. ... Full story

Romney Under Pressure To Score Debate Win Against Obama

Denver, October 03, 2012 - Republican candidate Mitt Romney is under pressure to produce a strong performance on Wednesday at his first face-to-face debate with President Barack Obama to try to turn around a race for the White House that has been edging away from him. ... Full story

Pienaar Quits South Africa Team

Johannesburg, October 03, 2012 - South Africa captain Steven Pienaar announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday. ... Full story

Ivory Coast Holds First Trial Over Post-Election Violence

Abidjan, October 03, 2012 - The trial of a top military ally of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, the first involving an accused instigator of last year's post-election violence, opened in the commercial capital Abidjan on Tuesday. ... Full story

Enterprising Zimbabweans Cashing In On Power Shortages

Harare, October 03, 2012 - Some enterprising Zimbabweans are making a fortune through selling generators as power shortages in the country persist. ... Full story

Mugabe To Set Date For By-Elections By March

By Professor Matodzi Harare, 02 October 2012- President Robert Mugabe has been allowed by a High Court Judge President Justice George Chiweshe to set a date for three Matabeleland constituencies by the end of March next year. ... Full story

Man In Trouble For Mocking Mugabe

By Professor Matodzi Harare, October 02, 2012 - A Zimbabwean man has landed himself in trouble for allegedly mocking President Robert Mugabe for having diluted powers after forming a coalition government with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. ... Full story