Zim Don't Rush To Elections: Former Mozambique Foreign Minister

Mozambique, November 30, 2012 Mozambique's former Foreign Affairs minister Dr Leonardo Simao, has urged Zimbabwe to be patient and only hold elections when the environment is conducive. ... Full story

Britain's Cameron Rejects Press Law After Hacking Scandal

London, November 30, 2012 - Prime Minister David Cameron rejected the idea of a law to regulate the British press on Thursday, risking a split in his government after an inquiry advised legal backing for a watchdog to police the sometimes outrageous conduct of newspapers. ... Full story

Asiagate Bans Challenged

Harare, November 30, 2012 - Former Dynamos chairman Ignatius Pamire has given the Zimbabwe Football Association 14 days to declare all the Asiagte bans null or void or he will take Zifa to the High Court through his Pan African Development Foundation. ... Full story

Zimbabwe To Appear At The Vatican Over Death Penalty

Harare, November 30, 2012 - Zimbabwe is appearing at the Vatican City to answer questions on why it still maintains the death penalty law in its statute books together with about 20 other countries around the world who still do so. ... Full story

Mugabe Threatens British American Tobacco Company

Harare, November 29, 2012 - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday threatened with unspecified action the British American Tobacco (BAT) after accusing the cigarette manufacturer of blocking products of their competitor, Savanna from getting into the market. ... Full story

Day Of Reckoning For Cameron And British Press

London, November 28, 2012 - Prime Minister David Cameron faces a no-win dilemma on Thursday when a far-reaching inquiry into British newspapers delivers its verdict on how to curb the excesses of the country's notoriously aggressive press. ... Full story

ANCYL: Malema's 'Bloodcurdling' Remarks Not Worthy Of A Leader

Johannesburg, November 29, 2012 - The ANC Youth League has lashed out at expelled president Julius Malema for calling the league's deputy president Ronald Lamola a "traitor". ... Full story

Zim Villagers Warned Limbs Will Be Cut Off

Harare, November 29, 2012 - Villagers in Nyanga and Binga have been warned by Zanu (PF) militias that their limbs will be cut off if they fail to attend the party's meetings. ... Full story

Infected And Unaware: HIV Hitting America's Youth

Chicago, November 28, 2012 - More than half of young people in the United States who are infected with HIV are not aware of it, according to a report by government health officials that zeroes in on one of the remaining hot spots of HIV infection in America. ... Full story

Sierra Leone Ruling Party Wins Again

Freetown, November 28, 2012 - Sierra Leone's ruling All People's Congress (APC) won a majority 67 of 112 seats in the country's parliament, official results from the National Electoral Commission showed on Tuesday. ... Full story

Zimbabwean Lands Top UN Job

Harare, November 28, 2012 - Aeneas Chapinga Chuma, A Zimbabwean, has been appointed by United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, as his deputy special representatives for recovery and governance of the UN mission in Liberia (UNMIL). ... Full story

SADC Should Monitor Zim Polls/AIPPA Bad

Dar es Saalam, Tanzania, November 27, 2012 - A joint civil society delegation from Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe has called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to dispatch an early warning team to monitor current political developments in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Euro Zone, IMF Reach Deal To Cut Long-term Greek Debt

Brussels, November 27, 2012 - Euro zone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund clinched agreement on reducing Greece's debt on Monday in a breakthrough to release urgently needed loans to keep the near-bankrupt economy afloat. ... Full story

Rebels Remain In Goma As Deadline Ends

Goma, November27, 2012 - Rebels believed to be backed by Rwanda and Uganda have let a midnight deadline for their withdrawal expire in this key eastern Congolese city that they seized last week. ... Full story

Call Centre To Improve Bulawayo City Customer Relations And Service

Bulawayo, November 27, 2012- Australia has assisted the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to open a call centre aimed at improving customer relations and service delivery. ... Full story

Report: Zimbabwe targets human rights activists

Johannesburg, November 27, 2012 — Zimbabwe uses laws and beatings by security forces to suppress human rights activists in the southern African nation ahead of elections planned for next year, the Associated Press reported on Monday quoting a report. ... Full story

Chief Urges Zanu (PF) Leaders To Use Indigenisation Policy To Buy Votes

Masvingo, November 26, 2012 - The President of the Chief’s Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira has ordered traditional leaders and Zanu (PF) leadership here to buy votes from villagers using funds acquired from the indigenisation programme’s community ownership scheme so that President Robert Mugabe retains power in next year's elections. ... Full story

Morsi To Meet Judges Over Power Grab

Cairo, November 26, 2012 - Egyptian President Mohamemd Morsi will meet senior judges on Monday to try to ease a crisis over his seizure of new powers which has set off violent protests reminiscent of last year's revolution which brought him to power. ... Full story

Taylor Should Be A Free Man – Judge

Amsterdam, November 26, 2012 - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor should have walked free and not been jailed for war crimes because there was not enough evidence to prove he was guilty beyond reasonable doubt, a judge involved in his trial said in a magazine interview. ... Full story

Kagame Skipping Key Summit On DRC

Kampala, November 25, 2012 - Rwandan President Paul Kagame will not attend Saturday's summit in Uganda seeking a solution to the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a Ugandan official said. ... Full story

Gay man runs for office in Kenya

Kiambu, Kenya, November 25, 2012 - An anti-poverty campaigner has become Kenya's first openly gay man to run for political office, but David Kuria Mbote faces a challenging path as he tries to dispel taboos in the largely conservative Christian nation in a race for a senate seat. ... Full story

Rebels 'Seize' Sudan Army Base

Khartoum, November 25, 2012 - Sudanese rebels have seized an army compound in the Darfur region, the insurgents said on Saturday, after peacekeepers expressed concern over escalating violence. ... Full story

DRC Rebels Urged To End Hostilities

Kampala, November 25, 2012 - Regional heads of state seeking a solution to the conflict in eastern DR Congo called on rebel group M23 on Saturday to "stop all war activities" and withdraw from the key town of Goma, which they seized on Tuesday. ... Full story

Egypt Braces For Rallies After Morsi 'Coup'

Cairo, November 24, 2012 - Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi called for rival demonstrations Friday after the Islamist leader assumed sweeping powers in what critics dubbed a "coup". ... Full story

Moz govt agrees to talks with ex-rebels

Maputo, November 24, 2012 - Mozambique's government has agreed to hold talks with former Renamo rebels led by Afonso Dhlakama, who returned to the bush last month threatening to destabilise the country unless his demands for negotiations were met. ... Full story

Kabila fires DRC army chief

Goma, November 24, 2012 – Democratic Republic of Congo's president Joseph Kabila issued a statement saying that he was immediately suspending the chief of staff of DRC’s army following the publication of a United Nations report, which alleges that General Gabriel Amisi has overseen a criminal network selling arms to rebel groups. ... Full story

Morsi Draws Fire With New Egypt Decree

Cairo, November 23, 2012 - Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi triggered controversy on Thursday by issuing a decree likely to lead to retrials of Hosni Mubarak and his aides but which was compared to the ousted leader's autocratic ways. ... Full story

Botswana's Rulers Face United Rival

Gaborone, November 23, 2012 - The African Spring may not have materialised, but in Botswana - the continent's oldest multi-party democracy - the winds of change are buffeting a party that has ruled the country since independence. ... Full story

For Israel, Gaza Conflict Is Test for an Iran Confrontation

Washington, November 23, 2012 — The conflict that ended, for now, in a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel seemed like the latest episode in a periodic showdown. But there was a second, strategic agenda unfolding, according to American and Israeli officials: The exchange was something of a practice run for any future armed confrontation with Iran, featuring improved rockets that can reach Jerusalem and new antimissile systems to counter them. ... Full story

'Foreign Meddling Brings DRC Chaos'

New York, November 23, 2012 - How could a rebel band that started with just a few hundred men take over a huge chunk of Africa's biggest country, set presidents against each other and leave the United Nations reeling? ... Full story

Zanu Big Wigs in Masvingo Face Arrest-Kasukuwere

Masvingo, November 23, 2012 -Minister of Youth Development, Indegenisation and Empowerment, Saviour Kasukuwere last Wednesday threatened to throw Zanu PF big wigs in jail for allegedly shielding and playing fronts for whites owning foreign firms in a bid to help them escape the Indegenisation programme. ... Full story

Egypt’s Leader Is Crucial Link in Gaza Deal

Washington, November 22, 2012 — President Obama skipped dessert at a long summit meeting dinner in Cambodia on Monday to rush back to his hotel suite. It was after 11:30 p.m., and his mind was on rockets in Gaza rather than Asian diplomacy. He picked up the telephone to call the Egyptian leader who is the new wild card in his Middle East calculations. ... Full story

Zim Minister Sues Over Succession

Harare, November 22, 2012 - Zimbabwe state media says the defence minister is suing an independent newspaper for alleging that he wants to succeed President Robert Mugabe. ... Full story

Former Ivorian Foreign Minister Named PM

Abidjan, November 22, 2012 - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday appointed former foreign minister Daniel Kablan Duncan as prime minister of the troubled west African nation, a statement said. ... Full story

Muchinguri’s PhD to Chronicle Women Abuse during the Struggle

Harare, November 22, 2012 - Zanu PF women’s league chairperson Oppah Muchinguri who is also the co-chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (JOMIC) says she is studying for a PhD and use the opportunity to write about the difficult experiences of women during the war of liberation including rape. ... Full story

Afro-business Success Relies on Meaningful Partnerships

November 21, 2012- Standfirst: Attention is on Africa as the new business destination of the world. But, without guidance on the ground, grand business plans can decay into regrettable adventures. ... Full story

20 Killed As S Sudan Army, Rebels Clash

Juba, November 21, 2012 - South Sudanese troops attacked a rebel base in the latest violence in troubled Jonglei state, killing at least 19 rebels for the loss of one soldier, officials said on Wednesday. ... Full story

DRC Rebels Plan To 'Liberate' Country

Goma, November 21, 2012 - Rebel forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo said on Wednesday they planned to take control of the whole of the vast central African country after they captured the eastern town of Goma while the United Nations peacekeepers looked on. ... Full story

US 'Alarmed' By DRC Security Deterioration

Washington, November 21, 2012 - The US State Department late on Tuesday said that Washington is "gravely alarmed" by the speed at which security is deteriorating in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... Full story

Magistrate Arrested For Corruption

Bulawayo, November 21, 2012--Plumtree Magistrate Stephen Mavuna has been arrested and appeared in court on charges of criminal abuse of office. ... Full story

Drama As Kunonga Loses

Harare, November 20, 2012- THERE was drama at the Supreme Court in Harare yesterday as supporters of Anglican Church Bishop Chad Gandiya burst into song, dance and ululation after the court ruled against excommunicated Bishop Nolbert Kunonga, bringing to an end a five-year leadership and property wrangle which had rocked the church. ... Full story

Anglicans Ordain Africa's 1st Woman Bishop

Johannesburg, November 20, 2012 - The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has ordained the first woman bishop on the African continent, officials said Monday, in a historic move that comes as the Church of England in London prepares to vote on whether to allow female bishops. ... Full story

Rwanda Accuses DRC Of Bombing

Goma, November 20, 2012 – Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers sought to stave off a rebel advance on the key eastern city of Goma on Monday as neighbouring Rwanda - accused of backing the rebels - charged that Kinshasa forces had bombed its territory just across the border in the powderkeg region. ... Full story

Ncube MDC Expels 3 Senators Over MDC-T Links

Bulawayo, November 20, 2012 - The Welshman Ncube led MDC has expelled three Senators and two Legislators for their alleged links to Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC T. The expelled senators are Kembo Dube (Umzingwane South), Dalumuzi Khumalo (Lupane) and Maxwell Dube (Tsholotsho South). ... Full story

Obama Tours Famous Temple in Thailand

Bangkok, November 19, 2012 - Leaving behind chants of “Obama, Obama” by adoring crowds on the streets, the president of the United States stepped into the serenity of Thailand's most famous temple compound to marvel at its centrepiece - a gigantic, golden statue of a reclining Buddha propped up on one elbow before passing into nirvana. ... Full story

Three Killed in Cairo Land Clashes

Cairo, November 19, 2012 - Three people were killed and 12 others were injured in a firefight between soldiers and armed residents over a disputed island in the Nile, west of Egypt's capital Cairo, a security source said. ... Full story

Crash Halts Flight Of Sick In S Sudan

Khartoum, November 19, 2012 - An airlift from Khartoum of nearly 1 400 sick, elderly and other "extremely vulnerable" South Sudanese has been suspended after a plane crash, the International Organisation for Migration says. ... Full story

Moz National Airline Crew Go On Strike

Maputo, November 19, 2012 - Pilots and crew members at Mozambique's national airline have gone on a one-day strike, grounding the carrier. ... Full story

As Battlefield Changes, Israel Takes Tougher Approach

TEL AVIV, November 18, 2012 — With rockets landing on the outskirts of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on Friday and the Egyptian prime minister making a solidarity visit to Gaza, the accelerating conflict between Israel and Hamas — reminiscent in many ways of so many previous battles — has the makings of a new kind of Israeli-Palestinian face-off. ... Full story

New Clashes Erupt In DRC

Kinshasa, November 18, 2012 - Clashes erupted again early on Saturday between army soldiers and M23 rebels in the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where fighting has been flaring all week. ... Full story

Zim Tourism Increase By 17 Percent

Harare, November 18, 2012- ZIMBABWE'S tourist arrivals increased by 17 percent in the third quarter on the back of restored confidence from the country’s source markets. ... Full story

Ailing Air Zimbabwe Slash Prices to Lure Travellers

Harare, November 17, 2012 - Struggling national airline, Air Zimbabwe, which this week returned to the skies making history by flying back from Johannesburg empty has slashed prices to regain lost business. ... Full story

2008 Election Violence Victims Stir Emotions

Harare, November 16, 2012 - Four senior female members of the coalition government political parties were on Thursday left sobbing after listening to testimonies of several women raped during the 2008 elections. ... Full story

ANC Doesn't Trust Its Own MPs

Harare, November 16, 2012 - Opposition parties on Thursday criticised the ANC for using its majority in Parliament to silence a debate on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. ... Full story

Egypt PM To Visit Gaza In Support Of Hamas Against Israel

Gaza, November 16, 2012 - Egypt's prime minister prepared to visit the Gaza Strip on Friday in an unprecedented display of solidarity with Hamas militants embroiled in a new escalation of conflict with Israel that risks spiraling into all-out war. ... Full story

Zim Manufacturing Sector In Crisis - Latest Survey

Harare, November 16, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s manufacturing sector remains in a crisis despite the more than three-year life-span of the coalition government, a latest survey has revealed. ... Full story

Biti: Zim Economic Outlook Bleak

Harare, November 15 2012 - Zimbabwe’s minister of finance Tendai Biti has set the country’s 2013 budget at $3.8bn, up from the revised $3.5bn in 2012. Of the amount, $2.6bn will go towards civil servants’ wages, leaving very little and not enough” to aid development. ... Full story

New US Ambassador Meets Mugabe

Harare, November 15, 2012 - The new US ambassador to Zimbabwe, Bruce Wharton, on Thursday met with President Robert Mugabe and the two discussed the relationship between the two countries. ... Full story

One Dead In SA Farm Riots, Scores Arrested

Cape Town, November 14, 2012 - A South African farm worker was killed on Wednesday in protests sweeping the vineyards of the Western Cape that have forced the government to consider raising the minimum agricultural wage to avert further unrest. ... Full story

Hamas Reeling But Defiant As Israel Pounds Gaza

Gaza, November 15, 2012 - Israel exchanged the fiercest fire with Hamas in years after assassinating its military mastermind and threatening a wider offensive in the Gaza Strip to stem Palestinian rocket salvoes. ... Full story

Soccer Stars selection Set For Saturday

Harare, November 15, 2012 - The 11 finalists for the 2012 Castle Soccer Star of the Year will be announced on Saturday. ... Full story

Zim Civil Society Lobbies SADC On Zimbabwe Polls

Harare, November 15, 2012 - Zimbabwe civil society has undertaken a week-long lobby mission to Zambia as it pushes the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to ensure the country holds free and fair elections. ... Full story

African Union Backs Plan To Deploy Troops To North Mali

Mali, November 14, 2012 - The African Union (AU) has backed a plan to send troops into Mali to clear the north of Islamist extremists. ... Full story

Obama Calls World Leaders Who Hailed His Re-election

Washington, November 14, 2012 - President Barack Obama spoke with world leaders on Tuesday, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, thanking them for sending congratulations on his re-election, the White House said. ... Full story

ZUJ Boss Bow Down Due To Sexual Assault Allegations

Harare, November 14 – The president of the Zimbabwe Union of Journalist (ZUJ), Dumisani Sibanda, has temporarily stepped down from the helm of the trade union in the wake of assault allegations by a workmate. ... Full story

Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Under Investigation, Scandal Widens

Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Under Investigation, Scandal Widens ... Full story

Dynamos' Richard Chiminya dies

Harare, November 13, 2012 - The Dynamos family is mourning its chairman of board of directors, Richard Chiminya, who died Monday. ... Full story

Police Refuses To Play National Anthem

Harare, November 13, 2012 - The Zimbabwe Republic Police on Monday refused to play the national anthem at the Medium Term Plan Implementation progress review summit held here on Monday and attended by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. ... Full story

Amplats Threatens South Africa Strikers With Sacking

Johannesburg, November 12, 2012 - World no. 1 platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (AMSJ.J) (Amplats) said on Monday it was too early to tell whether South African miners on an illegal strike will return after the company told them to resume work or face sacking. ... Full story

BBC Must Reform Or Die, Says Trust Chairman

London, November 11, 2012 - Britain's BBC could be doomed unless it makes radical changes, the head of its governing trust said on Sunday, after its director general quit to take the blame for the airing of false child sex abuse allegations against a former politician. ... Full story

Dynamos Through To Mbada Cup Final

Harare, November 11, 2012 - Defending champions Dynamos are through to the final of the Mbada Diamonds Cup after thumping perennial rivals Caps United 3-0 in a semi final encounter at Barboufields Stadium Sunday. ... Full story

Zhing Zhongs Being Smuggled Into Zim

Bulawayo, November 11, 2012-- The leader of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Welshman Ncube, said ‘Zhing Zhongs’ are flooding Zimbabwe market because of corruption at the border posts where importers are evading duty. ... Full story

Boehner Tells House G.O.P. to Fall in Line

WASHINGTON, November 11, 2012 — On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Wants to Polish Diamond Image

Harare, November 11, 2012 - Accused of being opaque, corrupt and murderous, Zimbabwe's diamond sector wants to polish its image. Beneath Zimbabwe's soil lies wealth that could help transform the country's battered economy. ... Full story

Tight Security at Barbourfields

Bulawayo, November 11, 2012- The Premier Soccer League have assured fans wishing to watch the Mbada Diamonds Cup semi final between traditional rivals Caps United and Dynamos of adequate security in one of the most talked about encounters of the season. ... Full story

Obama to Insist on Tax Increase for the Wealthy

WASHINGTON, November 10, 2012 — President Obama said Friday that he would insist that tax increases on affluent Americans be part of any agreement to avoid a year-end fiscal crisis, setting up a possible confrontation with Congressional Republicans who say they will oppose a rise in tax rates for the rich. ... Full story

MDC-T Legislator Unveils A Bill That Seeks To Dislodge AIPPA

Harare, November 10, 2012 - Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya has unveiled a Bill that seeks to dislodge the notorious Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and some provisions of the Official Secrets Act, seen as criminalising the journalism profession. ... Full story

Mugabe International Travel plc

London, November 10, 2012- I RECENTLY read with a sense of disbelief, no, outrage, that Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has been appointed as “International Tourism Ambassador” for the United Nations. Mind you, I shouldn’t really be surprised at anything the UN does – it’s always had the ability to shock and place its foot firmly in its mouth regardless of what it stepped in. And stepping in excrement is one thing it does really well. ... Full story

Pro-Tsvangirai Activists Released On Bail

Harare, November 10, 2012 - Lawyers for three human rights activists arrested on allegations of painting graffiti to support the Zimbabwe prime minister's party say they have been released on bail. ... Full story

Sex Workers of Malawi Unite

Blantyre, November 10, 2012 - Malawi's estimated 20 000 sex workers have united to fight harassment and improve access to health care, launching a registered alliance on Friday. ... Full story

Zuma: Mbeki Sold ANC To The World

Aliwal North, November 10, 2012 - Former president Thabo Mbeki played a central role in selling the ANC to the rest of the world during apartheid, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. ... Full story

Assad Says Will Live And Die In Syria

Doha, November 09, 2012 President Bashar al-Assad said he would "live and die" in Syria and warned that any Western invasion to topple him would have catastrophic consequences for the Middle East and beyond. ... Full story

South Africa Opposition Push For Zuma No-Confidence Vote

Cape Town, November 09, 2012 - South African opposition parties pushed on Thursday for a no-confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma for alleged corruption and economic bungling, a symbolic move that could nevertheless embarrass him as he seeks re-election as head of the ruling ANC. ... Full story

Zim"s Civic Society To Confront Police Chief Over Harassment

Bulawayo, November 09, 2012- The Zimbabwe's embattled civil society groups were Thursday due to confront Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri to demand for the release of the three employees of the Counselling Services Unit (CSU) who were arrested for allegedly possessing "offensive and subversive material". ... Full story

Zifa Sets $6000 Appeals Fee For Asiagate Victims

Harare, November 08, 2012 - The Zimbabwe Football Association have set a prohibitive $6 000 appeals fee for those who want to appeal against the ban from soccer involvement following the Asiagate scandal investigations. ... Full story

Police Shackle And Move NGO Employees To Bulawayo

By Professor Matodzi Harare, November 08, 2012 - Police from the Law and Order Section at Harare Central Police Station on Wednesday transferred three Counselling Services Unit (CSU) representatives to Bulawayo. ... Full story

Publisher Fined For Operating Without A Licence

Harare, November 08, 2012 - A Weekly Mirror Editor, Dennis Kagonye, was on Wednesday fined $100 for operating a mass media service without a licence in contravention of Section 72 of the draconian Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA). ... Full story

Protesters Teargassed As Cameroon's Biya Marks 30 Years In Power

Yaounde, November 07, 2012 - Cameroonian security forces used teargas to disperse about a thousand opposition supporters who had gathered in the commercial capital on Tuesday to protest against President Paul Biya as he marked 30 years in power, witnesses said. ... Full story

Americans Hand Obama A Second Term, Challenges Await

Washington, November 07, 2012 - President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House on Tuesday, overcoming deep doubts among voters about his handling of the U.S. economy to score a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. ... Full story

NGO Employees Spend Two Nights In Police Custody

By Professor Matodzi Harare, November 07, 2012- Representatives of a local Non-Governmental Organisation on Tuesday endured their second night in police custody after they were detained overnight at Harare Central Police Station without preferring charges against them. ... Full story

US Voters To Render Verdict In Close White House Race

Washington, November 06, 2012 - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face the verdict of U.S. voters on Tuesday after a long and bitter White House campaign, with polls showing them deadlocked in a race that will be decided in a handful of states where it is extraordinarily close. ... Full story

Congo, Rwanda Control Tempers After Border Shoot-Out

Kabuanga, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 06, 2012 - Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo sought on Monday to prevent the killing of a Congolese soldier in a border clash from causing an escalation of already tense relations, officials said. ... Full story

Zifa In Another Costly Boob

Harare, November 06, 2012 - The Zimbabwe Football Association were Monday in another costly boob after the Zimbabwe Under 17 team failed to leave Harare for Tuesday’s Africa Under 17 Championship second round qualifier against Congo Brazzaville. ... Full story

Corrupt Zimbabwe Police Exposed

Harare, November 07, 2012 - A regional corruption watch dog said an increase in police check points on Zimbabwe’s highways had seen officers attached to the traffic section becoming rich over night. ... Full story

Police Arrest CSU Employees, Journalist In Renewed Crackdown Against NGO's

By Professor Matodzi ZIMBABWEAN police have arrested five employees of the Counselling Services Unit (CSU) and a journalist in a fresh crackdown against Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)’s which have been blacklisted by President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU PF party. ... Full story

Obama, Romney To Make Their Final Case On Last Day Of Race

Washington, November 05, 2012 - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney make a frenetic dash to a series of crucial swing states on Monday, delivering their final arguments to voters on the last day of an extraordinarily close race for the White House. ... Full story

S.Africa Police Block Opposition From Zuma's Home

Johannesburg, November 05, 2012 - South African police prevented the country's main opposition leader from using a public road leading to President Jacob Zuma's house in his home village on Sunday, citing safety concerns. ... Full story

Mugabe Stop Dishing Our Wealth To Foreigners: Zapu VP

Nompumelelo Moyo Gwanda, November 05 2012, Zimbabwe African People’s Union (Zapu) Vice President, Emilia Mukaratirwa, has appealed to President Robert Mugabe to immediately stop dishing out land and mining concessions to the Chinese nationals at the expense of locals. ... Full story

Romney Hits Obama On Revenge Vow

New Hampshire, November 04,2012 - Republican nominee Mitt Romney chided President Barack Obama on Saturday for calling on Americans to vote for "revenge" as the battle for the White House raced to an ill-tempered climax. ... Full story

EU Gives Somalia €158m

Mogadishu, November 04, 2012 - The European Union has given Somalia €158m to improve education, the legal system and security, its new envoy said on Saturday, as the Horn of Africa nation tries to recover from more than two decades of conflict. ... Full story

Blindfolded Boy To Pick A New Pope

Cairo - A blindfolded boy will on Sunday select the new pope for millions of Coptic Christians in Egypt, becoming his mother's pride and joy in the process. ... Full story

Gbagbo Fit For Trial - ICC

The Hague, November 03, 2012 - Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo is well enough to be tried for crimes against humanity but his health condition may require special measures, the International Criminal Court said Friday. ... Full story

270 Votes to Win: The US White House Race

Washington, November 03, 2012 - In a quirk of the US system, American voters do not directly elect their presidents and vice presidents. Technically speaking, they pick "electors" in an Electoral College. ... Full story

Zim Civil Society in Save Constitution Campaign

Harare, November 03, 2012 - ZIMBABWE’S civil society organisations have are appealed to the three Global Political Agreement (GPA) principals to allow Parliament to complete the crafting of the new constitution amid insistence by President Robert Mugabe only they will have the final say on new supreme law of the land. ... Full story

Oldest U.S. Book Club Honors 11 Graduates in Zimbabwe

Harare, November 03, 2012: A 2011 partnership between the U.S. Embassy in Harare and the oldest continuous book club in American, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC), on Friday honored 11 individuals who read 12 CLSC books as members of the inaugural Zimbabwean CLSC club. ... Full story

Greek Journalist Acquitted In Swiss Accounts Scandal

Athens, November 02, 2012 - A Greek journalist who published the names of more than 2,000 of his compatriots who held Swiss bank accounts was acquitted on Thursday in a case that touched a nerve over the role of tax evasion in the country's debt crisis. ... Full story

Jilted Africa Cool To US Vote After Obama Fever Fades

Kogelo, Kenya/Johannesburg, November 01, 2012 - In the tiny Kenyan village of Kogelo, U.S. President Barack Obama's ancestral homeland, some people talk of hurt feelings of the kind experienced when a favourite relative has failed to get in touch. ... Full story

Zim's Evangelist Angers Botswana Politicians

Harare, November 02, 2012 - The wife of charismatic Zimbabwean evangelist Hubert Angel reportedly caused a stir in the Botswana town of Francistown last week after her security allegedly ‘used shocking’ aggression during a hand over of houses to the poor. ... Full story

Zim Man In Trouble For Pelting Mugabe's Portrait

By Professor Matodzi Chiredzi, November 02, 2012 - Police have charged a man here for undermining the authority of or insulting President Robert Mugabe after he allegedly struck the octogenarian leader’s portrait in a bar in frustration over failing to secure employment. ... Full story

Zim Media Laws A Concern: AU Rapportuer

Harare, November 01, 2012 - Advocate Pansy Tlakula, the Special Rapportuer on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa and a member of the African Commission on People’s and Human Rights says she is “deeply concerned by the continued existence of laws that impede the work of the media in Zimbabwe.” ... Full story

Obama To Use "Affirmative" Message In Closing Campaign Pitch

Washington, November 01, 2012 - After three days of focusing on superstorm Sandy, President Barack Obama will return to the campaign trail on Thursday with a more "affirmative" message to win over undecided voters in the final days of the race for the White House. ... Full story

SA's ANC, Whites Agree To Silence "Shoot the Boer"

Johannesburg, November 01, 2012 - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) pledged on Wednesday to stop its supporters singing the "Shoot the Boer" anti-apartheid anthem to avoid upsetting white farmers and stirring racial tension. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Says IMF Move Can Help It Pay Off Huge Debts

Harare, November 01, 2012 - Easing of IMF restrictions on Zimbabwe should help it to clear its mountain of defaulted debt and pave the way for foreign investment, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Tsvangirai And Ex-lover Settle Out Of Court: Lawyer

Harare, November 01, 2012 - Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his ex-lover Lorcadia Karimatsenga Tembo, have settled on an out of court settlement in the maintenance case in which Tembo was demanding the premier to pay her a monthly sum of $15 000. ... Full story