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Mugabe To Push For Fresh Elections At SADC Summit

Harare, May 31, 2012 - Zanu (PF) will push the issue of Zimbabwe's fresh elections at the extra-ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) to be held in Angola, sources said on Thursday. ... Full story

Two Rhinos Killed in Gwayi Conservancy

Hwange, May 31, 2012 - Two rhinos, were killed on Saturday last week in the Gwayi conservancy in Matabeleland North by suspected poachers, Radio VOP has learnt. ... Full story

Fresh Charges For BBC Presenter

By Professor Matodzi Bulawayo, May 31, 2012 - Zimbabwean Immigration Department authorities on Wednesday pressed fresh charges against British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) classical music presenter Petroc Trelawny. ... Full story

More Killings And Ultimatum Deepen Syria Conflict

Beirut, May 31, 2012 - Syrian rebels on Wednesday gave President Bashar al-Assad a 48-hour deadline to comply with an international peace plan otherwise they would renew their battle to overthrow him. ... Full story

Former Liberian Leader Taylor Jailed For 50 Years

The Hague, May 31, 2012 - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was jailed for 50 years on Wednesday for helping Sierra Leonean rebels commit what a court in The Hague called some of the worst war crimes in history. ... Full story

Copac Process Is Nothing But Politics: Minister Majome

Johannesburg, May 30, 2012- Deputy Minister of Women and Gender Affairs Jessie Majome conceded at a meeting held in Johannesburg Wednesday that the Constitutional and Parliamentary Committee’s (Copac) led process was nothing but political contestation casting doubts of the credibility of the draft document . ... Full story

Murdered MDC-T Official Burial On Saturday

Harare, May 30, 2012 – Cephas Magura, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) T official, stoned to death over the weekend allegedly by Zanu (PF) activists, will be buried in Mudzi on Saturday. A post mortem was conducted on Tuesday and results were expected on Wednesday. ... Full story

West Expels Envoys Over Massacre Of Syrian Children

Beirut, May 30, 2012 - Western powers expelled Syria's envoys on Tuesday in outrage at a massacre of 108 people, almost half of them children, and peace envoy Kofi Annan urged President Bashar al-Assad to halt the bloodshed as "a tipping point" had been reached. ... Full story

Lesotho PM Misses Poll Victory, Soldiers In capital

Maseru, May 30, 2012 - Soldiers deployed in Lesotho's capital on Tuesday after an inconclusive weekend election that has left many in the African highland kingdom fearing a repeat of the violence that followed a disputed poll in 1998. ... Full story

MPs To Play Soccer With Business Executives

Harare, May 30, 2012 - Zimbabwe Members of Parliament on Sunday will play a friendly soccer match with captains of industry at the National Sports stadium in a curtain raiser game before the Warriors, the men football national team plays Guinea in the World Cup group G qualifier. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Faces Eviction From Offices

By Professor Matodzi Gweru, May 30, 2012 - Zanu (PF) is facing eviction from its offices here over unpaid rentals, electricity, water and other charges amounting to $ 5 667. ... Full story

Immigration Dept Foil Release Of BBC Presenter

Harare, May 30, 2012 - The arrested BBC classical musical presenter, Petroc Trelawny, was not released as planned Tuesday after immigration officials held on to his travel documents arguing they were still consulting with their superiors and the Attorney General's office. ... Full story

Zambian Sata Addresses Mugabe As "Grandfather"

Victoria Falls, May 29, 2012 – Zambia's President Michael Sata on Tuesday addressed his Zimbabwean counterpart President Robert Mugabe as “grandfather” to the laughter of guests invited to the launch of preparations for the hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general assembly in the resort town. ... Full story

Assad Faces New International Pressure After Massacre

Amman, May 29, 2012 - President Bashar al-Assad faces renewed international pressure to end the bloodshed in Syria but, with peace envoy Kofi Annan visiting Damascus, his government blamed Islamist militants for a massacre in which U.N. observers had implicated his army. ... Full story

Former Global Union Leader To Head UN Labour Body

Geneva, May 29, 2012 - Former global trade union leader Guy Ryder, a strong proponent of growth as a way out of the European and world economic crisis, was elected on Monday as next Director General of the United Nations' International Labour Organisation (ILO). ... Full story

Zim Growth To Slow Down To 4,4%

Harare, May 29, 2012— Zimbabwe’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will decelerate to 4,4% this year from 6,8% in 2011 due to challenges facing the economy, according to a latest African Economic Outlook report released Monday. ... Full story

Tourists Stuck As Mugabe/Sata Prepares To Sign Agreement

Victoria Falls, May 29, 2012 — The Zimbabwe/Zambian border was on Tuesday temporarily shut down for a ceremony that will see President Robert Mugabe and his Zambian counterpart, Michael Sata, sign an agreement to co-host the United Nations World Tourism General assembly next August. ... Full story

Arrested BBC Journo Set To Be Released Tuesday

Harare, May 29, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s Attorney General (AG), Johannes Tomana has declined to prosecute a BBC classical music presenter, Petroc Trelawny, paving the way for his release from police and hospital custody. ... Full story

Elephant Tusks Recovered After Poacher Shot Dead

Patric Chikwande Harare, May 29, 2012 - Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority on Monday said their rangers killed a Zambian poacher in Binga after a group of poachers exchanged gun fire with the wildlife rangers. ... Full story

Billiart To Miss Warriors World Cup Tie

Harare, May 28, 2012- Zimbabwe’s Warriors have been dealt a big blow following revelations that inspirational Ajax Cape Town midfielder, Khama Billiart will miss the crucial World Cup qualifier against Guinea Sunday. ... Full story

Police Ignorant of Chipangano, ZRP Reveals

Harare, May 28, 2012 – Police on Monday claimed they were not privy to the identities of members of the terror group Chipangano as Zanu PF and the two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) parties jointly denounced the shadowy group. ... Full story

Ernst & Young Consultancy Probes Air Zimbabwe

Bulawayo, May 28, 2012- Government has engaged Ernst & Young Consultancy firm to probe Air Zimbabwe’s collapse and advise on how to revive the airliner. ... Full story

More Than 13 000 Killed in Syria

Beirut, May 28, 2012 - More than 13 000 people have been killed in Syria since an anti-regime revolt broke out in March 2011, Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP on Sunday. ... Full story

Al-Qaeda Offshoot Seizes Arms Depot

Bamako, May 28, 2012 - An al-Qaeda offshoot earlier seized a key underground arms depot in the strategic town of Gao in Mali's rebel-controlled north, security sources said on Sunday. ... Full story

MDC-T Official Killed in Mudzi

Mudzi, May 28,2012— Cephas Magura (67) the MDC-T Ward One chairman in Mudzi North, Mashonaland East was allegedly killed on Sunday by a group of Zanu PF activists who attacked MDC-T supporters returning from a district rally at Chimukoko Business Centre. ... Full story

Soccer Fans Give Benjani A Befitting Farewell

Harare, May 27, 2012 - Zimbabwean football fans gave former Warriors captain Benjani Mwaruwari a befitting farewell after they turned in their thousands for Mwaruwari’s testimonial match at the National Sports Stadium Saturday, which featured the Warriors and Mwaruwari’s Africa Stars Friends. ... Full story

Mudenge's Third Wedding

Masvingo, May 27, 2012 – Higher Minister of Education, Stan Mudenge, tied the knot for the third time at his Bawa rural homestead in Chief Zimuto on Saturday, which was snubbed by Zanu (PF) big wigs. ... Full story

Mini Bus Kills 13

Harare, May 26, 2012--Thirteen people died in a fatal accident which occurred along the Harare-Bindura highway after a kombi driver lost control and veered off the road. ... Full story

Women, Children Targeted In Renewed Congo Clashes

Kinshasa, May 26, 2012 - Rival armed groups in Congo's eastern provinces are targeting each other's families, killing children, women and the elderly in some of the country's worst violence in years, officials said on Friday. ... Full story

Giant Telescope To Explore Far Reaches Of Cosmos

London/Amsterdam, May 26, 2012 - The world's biggest and most advanced radio telescope, capable of detecting signs of extraterrestrial life in the far reaches of the universe, will be located in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. ... Full story

Suspend Zimbabwe Sanctions:UN Rights Chief Pillay

Harare, May 26, 2012 - UN rights Chief Navi Pillay on Friday said political violence and torture against political and rights activists must end and called for the US and the European Union to suspend sanctions on President Robert Mugabe's government. ... Full story

Supreme Court Sets Mugabe Hearing Date

Bulawayo, May 26, 2012- A hearing date has been set by the Supreme Court in the case in which President Robert Mugabe is appealing against holding of by-elections in three vacant parliamentary constituencies in Matebeleland region. ... Full story

United Nations Officers Chased Out Of Pillay Briefing

By Professor Matodzi Harare, May 25, 2012 - United Nations officials were on Friday chased out of a press conference convened by Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa soon after High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay had ended her briefing to journalists where she urged the country’s army to confine itself to the barracks. ... Full story

EU Urges Greece To Stay In Euro, But Plans For Possible Exit

Brussels, May 25, 2012 - European Union leaders, advised by senior officials to prepare contingency plans in case Greece decides to quit the single currency, urged the country to stay the course on austerity and complete the reforms demanded under its bailout programme. ... Full story

Hague War Crimes Court Set For Kenya Trials

Amsterdam/Nairobi, May 25, 2012 - The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday cleared the way for the trial of four Kenyans accused of being behind the violence which erupted after elections in December 2007. ... Full story

Judge Reserves Ruling On Tsvangirai's Case Against Mugabe

Harare, May 25, 2012 – High Court judge George Chiweshe on Thursday reserved a ruling in a matter in which Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is suing President Robert Mugabe for unilaterally appointing provincial governors without consulting him. ... Full story

Mugabe And Pillay Clash On Gay Rights

Harare, May 25, 2012 – President Robert Mugabe on Thursday clashed with visiting United Nations rights chief after the veteran leader denounced gays and lesbians while the UN boss said countries must stop “criminalising homosexuals and sex work.” ... Full story

Rushwaya Bribery Charges Dropped

Harare, May 25, 2012 – The Harare magistrate court on Thursday dropped match-fixing charges against former Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) chief executive officer, Henrietta Rushwaya after the prosecution failed to gather evidence to prosecute. ... Full story

Econet Wireless Signs US$307 Million Loan to Expand Operations

Bulawayo, May 24, 2012- Econet Wireless, the country’s leading mobile telecommunications provider, has obtained a US$307 million loan from international financiers to expand its operations and cement its dominance. ... Full story

Musona Jets in For Warriors Tie

Harare, May 24, 2012- Top striker Knowledge Musona who has just completed his loan move from TSG Hoffeinheim to FC Augsburg in the German Bundesliga has arrived for Zimbabwe’s World Cup qualifier against Guinea set for June 3. ... Full story

Exclusive - Euro Zone To Prepare For Greek Exit Scenario - Sources

Brussels, May 24, 2012 - Each euro zone country will have to prepare a contingency plan for the eventuality of Greece leaving the single currency, euro zone sources said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Angola Parliamentary Election On August 31

Lisbon, May 24, 2012 - Angola will hold a parliamentary election on August 31 that is likely to confer another term in office on President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, leader of Africa's second biggest oil-producer for the last 32 years. ... Full story

Stop Violence, UN Rights Chief Tells Mugabe

Harare, May 24 2012 -Visiting United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay repeated calls for peaceful and free and fair elections when she met President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday. ... Full story

VP Nkomo In Cape Town For Specialist Treatment

Harare, May 24, 2012 - Vice President John Nkomo has flown to Cape Town for specialist treatment as he continues his battle with cancer. ... Full story

Warriors Camping Delayed

Harare, May 23, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s Warriors who were scheduled to go into camp Tuesday will have to wait until Thursday after the Zimbabwe Football Association postponed their re-grouping. ... Full story

Zimbabweans Call For Maneta's Head After Roki's Feud

Harare, May 23, 2012 - Some Zimbabwean Big Brother fans are not happy with Maneta after her several bust ups with fellow Zimbabwean Roki. ... Full story

OECD Sees Euro Crisis Threatening World Recovery

Paris, May 23, 2012 - The United States and Japan are leading a fragile economic recovery among developed countries that could yet be blown off course if the euro zone fails to contain its flaring growth crisis, the OECD said on Tuesday. ... Full story

SA's ANC Says Turning To China, India

Johannesburg, May 23, 2012 - Western investors have to realise South Africa does not need their money since it can turn increasingly to fellow BRICS members India and China to fund its economic development, the Secretary-General of its ruling ANC said on Tuesday. ... Full story

Civil Society Meet Un Human Rights Chief

Harare, May 23, 2012 - Civil society organisations (CSO)’s on Tuesday managed to convince the United Nations (UN) Commissioner of Human Rights Navanethem Pillay to meet them separately after government attempted to scuttle a briefing with the human rights investigator. ... Full story

Tax collectors Chased Away From Mbada Diamond Mine

Harare, May 23, 2012 — Finance minister Tendai Biti said on Tuesday some Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) officers had been chased away by Mbada, a diamond mining company operating in Chiadzwa. ... Full story

Army Boss In Pensions Arrears

By Professor Matodzi Harare, May 23 May 2012 - The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has named and shamed controversial army chief, Major General, Martin Chedondo among new farmers who had not remitted workers' pension contributions between December 2009 and June 2010. ... Full story

Gono Must Resign: Smaller MDC Faction

Harare, May 22, 2012 – Professor Welshman Ncube’s formation of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has called for the immediate resignation of Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, Gideon Gono, in the wake of graft and allegations being raised against him by a former confidante. ... Full story

Over 75 Trapped Miners Rescued

Patrick Chikwande Harare, May 22, 2012 - About 75 platinum mine workers who got trapped at Zvishavane Mimosa platinum mine after a conveyor belt collapsed when fire erupted in an accident have been rescued, Implats said Tuesday. ... Full story

ANC Goes To Court Over Zuma Painting

Johannesburg, May 22, 2012 - The ANC will go to court on Tuesday to try and stop the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg and the City Press newspaper from displaying a painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed. ... Full story

Vic Falls Airport Facelift To Start July

Simon Moyo Victoria Falls, May 22, 2012 - Work on expanding the Victoria Falls Airport starts July according to Tourism and Hospitality Minister Walter Mzembi. ... Full story

Al-Qaeda Linked Suicide Bomber Kills 90 In Yemen

Sanaa, May 22, 2012 - A suicide bomber with explosives strapped under his uniform killed more than 90 people at a military parade rehearsal in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Monday, an attack which will alarm Washington as its involvement in the front-line state deepens. ... Full story

Mali president wounded during palace occupation

Bamako, May 22, 2012 - Mali's caretaker president Dioncounda Traore was beaten up and hospitalised after hundreds of protesters stormed his palace on Monday to demand his resignation, officials and several protesters said. ... Full story

Govt Hijacks UN Chief's Visit, Angers CSO's

Harare, May 22, 2012 - President Robert Mugabe’s government is headed for collision with the country’s influential and militant civil society organisations (CSO)’s after hijacking the groundwork and preparations for a meeting scheduled between the non-governmental organisations and visiting United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay. ... Full story

Mnangagwa In Angola To Deliver Mugabe's Message

Harare, May 22, 2012 - Defence Minister Emerson Mnangagwa is in Angola amid suspicion he is pushing the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to endorse President Robert Mugabe's early election plan. ... Full story

Roki Nominates Maneta For Eviction

Harare, May 22, 2012 — Zimbabwean representative in the Big Brother Stargame, Maneta is up for eviction after garnering the second highest nominations Monday. ... Full story

UN Rights Chief Pillay Arrives In Zimbabwe

Harare, May 21, 2012 - United Nations Human Rights chief, Navi Pillay jetted in Zimbabwe on Sunday for a five day working visit to assess the human rights situation in the country. ... Full story

Highlanders Maintain Lead

Harare, May 21, 2012 - Highlanders have maintained their lead at the top of the 16 team Castle Lager Premier Soccer League table after a hard fought 1-0 victory over southern region rivals Hwange at Barbourfields Stadium Sunday. ... Full story

Minister Cries After Receiving Mugabe Portrait

Victoria Falls, May 21, 2012 - The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Walter Mzembi cried after being presented with a life size portrait of President Robert Mugabe because the head of state reminds him of his own father. ... Full story

Obama Touts $3bn in Pledges for Africa

Washington, May 20, 2012 - President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States has a "moral imperative" to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Africa despite shrinking national budgets around the world. ... Full story

‘Birther’ Controversy: Arizona Election Official Says it’s ‘Possible’ Obama Might Not Make Ballot

Washington, May 20, 2012- Arizona’s top election official said in a radio interview Thursday that it’s “possible” President Obama may not make the state’s November ballot due to unanswered questions about his birth certificate. ... Full story

Prof Moyo is a Sellout-Samahuru Villagers

Tsholotsho, May 20, 2012-Villagers in Ward One at Samahuru in Tsholotsho North have described Professor Jonathan Moyo as a chameleon that traded their votes to Zanu-PF and left them in the open to be attacked by War Veterans in the area. ... Full story

Diamond Revenue Funding Mugabe’s Parallel Government – Biti

Harare, May 20, 2012 - FINANCE minister Tendai Biti says diamond revenue accrued from the Marange fields is funding President Robert Mugabe’s parallel government. ... Full story

Controversial MDC-T’s Thabitha Khumalo MDC Defends Femai

Harare, May 20, 2012-The mainstream MDC last Thursday defended utterances made by its member Senator Morgan Femai at a recent HIV and AIDS workshop and accused the media of writing inflammatory language which promotes hatred. ... Full story

Former Zipra Supremo in Vitriol Attack over Military Chefs

Harare, May 20, 2012 - ZAPU President, Dr Dumiso Dabengwa has lambasted top military chefs for continued meddling in the country’s political affairs adding that they have converted themselves into Zanu PF commissars. ... Full story

Journalist Tortured, Killed in Mexico

Mexico City, May 19, 2012 - The tortured body of a Mexican police reporter was found on the side of a road in the northern state of Sonora on Friday, a day after he was kidnapped by gunmen while waiting at a car wash, authorities said. ... Full story

Malawi's President Vows to Repeal Gay Ban

Blantyre, May 19, 2012 - President Joyce Banda declared on Friday she wants to repeal Malawi's laws against homosexual acts, going against a trend in Africa in which gays are being increasingly singled out for prosecution. ... Full story

AIDS Patients Bitter Over Poor Service Delivery

Harare, May 19, 2012 -At least 3800 people living with HIV most of them women are set to stage a strike over poor services they are getting from local clinics in Harare. ... Full story

ZESN Granted Observer Status

Bulawayo, May 19, 2012- The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) has granted observer status to the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN). ... Full story

Mugabe Threatens Mine Invasions

Gwanda , May 19, 2012 – President Robert Mugabe has warned miners who resist Government’s Indigenisation programme saying they risk being thrown out of the country the same way white commercial farmers lost their farms during the land reform programme. ... Full story

Zifa to Honour Rosemary Mugadza

Harare, May 19, 2012- The Zimbabwe Football Association is set to honour top three former women footballers for their outstanding contribution. ... Full story

Goche Claims Toll Gates Money Being Looted

Bulawayo, May 18,2012- Transport Minister Nicholas Goche has accused local government authorities countrywide of “stealing“ toll gates fees meant for rehabilitation of country’s road network. ... Full story

Malawi Turns Screws On Zimbabwe Over Debt

Harare, May 18, 2012 - The new Malawian government has reportedly dispatched a delegation to Zimbabwe to demand a five year-old $23 million debt, in what could mark a shift in relations between the two countries. ... Full story

France's Left-wing Leadership Starts With A Pay Cut

Paris, May 18, 2012 - France's new left-wing government started work on Thursday with pledges to combat excessive austerity but better manage public finances, marking the debut with a 30 percent cut in pay for President Francois Hollande and all ministers. ... Full story

Bombs Target Nigerian Primary Schools

Abuja, May 18, 2012 - Nigerian authorities found improvised bombs in two primary schools in the northern city of Kano on Thursday, hours after the schools were attacked using explosives and gunfire by suspected militants from Islamist sect Boko Haram. ... Full story

Didier Drogba Not Coming For Mwaruwari Match

Harare, May 18, 2012 - The Benjani Mwaruwari testimonial match organisers revealed Thursday that Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Michael Essien were no longer coming to the match that will signal the end of Mwaruwari’s romance with the Warriors. ... Full story

Africa Sun Posts First Profit After Unity Govt

Simon Moyo Victoria Falls, May 18, 2012 - An influx of tourists has resulted in African Sun Limited posting its first profit since the economy was dollarised in January 2009 for the interim period ending March 31 2012. ... Full story

Mutare Man In Trouble Over Mugabe Remarks

By Professor Matodzi Mutare, May 18, 2012 - A Zimbabwean man is in trouble for allegedly suggesting that President Robert Mugabe was castrated and is incapable of reproduction. ... Full story

Shamu Ordered To Probe Zanu (PF) Disputes

Harare, May 17, 2012 - A special session of the Zanu (PF) politburo has tasked its national commissar, Webster Shamu, to probe allegations of vote-buying and imposition of candidates in several provinces where the outcome of District Coordinating Committees (DCC) have been disputed. ... Full story

Zim Still Patriarchal To Allow Female President

Harare, May 17, 2012 - A top official of the Women’s Coalition said on Tuesday that Zimbabwe is still too patriarchal to allow a woman to assume the presidency. ... Full story

Journalists Shun Drinking Hole Over High Beer Prices

Harare, May 17, 2012 - A dispute between journalists and management at the Ambassador Hotel, over the pricing of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, is threatening the existence of the Quill Club, Zimbabwe’s national press club. ... Full story

Fake Title Deeds On The Increase

Simon Moyo Harare, May 17, 2012 - A total of 52 people were sold non-existent stands and houses by individuals through fake estate agents between January and April this year, courts records show. Fake title deeds are used to entice buyers. ... Full story

Blow for five-a-side soccer team

Harare, May 17, 2012 - The Zimbabwe five-a-side team’s dream of qualifying for the 2012 World Cup finals has been hit by a blow after the Confederation of African Football decided to move their home qualifying match against South Africa to Johannesburg. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Police say TB Joshua Satanic

Harare, May 17, 2012 - Zimbabwean police have described popular Nigerian preacher Temitope Balogun (TB) Joshua as a false profit as President Robert Mugabe’s supporters steps up a campaign to block his visit to Harare. ... Full story

Zuma Insists On Adoption Of Election Road Map

Harare, May 17, 2012 - South African President Jacob Zuma, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) appointed mediator in the Zimbabwe crisis, insists on the adoption of an elections roadmap before Harare calls for fresh polls. ... Full story

Winter Crop Fails

Nompumelelo Moyo Bulawayo, May 17 2012 – The winter crop produce will be 25 percent less than anticipated, the Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (ZCFU) president, Donald Khumalo ha said. ... Full story

Zimbabweans Must Find Time To Smile - Minister

By Ngoni Chanakira Goromonzi, May 17, 2012 - Zimbabweans are too serious and hardly smile, the Minister of the Environment and National Development, Francis Nhema, ha said. ... Full story

Attorney General Ordered To Pay Pension Arrears

By Professor Matodzi Harare, May 16, 2012 - Justice Nicholas Mathonsi has ordered the country’s Attorney-General, Johannes Tomana, to pay more than $4 260 to National Social Security Authority (NSSA) as payment for allegedly defaulting on remitting workers’ pension contributions. ... Full story

Drama as Pastor Makandiwa Flees Journalists

Harare, May 16, 2012 - Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa on Tuesday caused drama at a Harare up market ZIMOCO motor showroom when he sneaked out through the back door leaving his body guards threatening journalists intending to take pictures of him scouting for a latest Mercedes Benz. ... Full story

Minister Acquitted Of Gukurahundi Case

Bulawayo, May 16, 2012 — Hwange Magistrate, Collet Ncube, on Tuesday acquitted Minister of Healing, Moses Mzila-Ndlovu, who was facing charges of conducting a Gukuruhundi memorial meeting. ... Full story

IMF Delegation Expected Next Month

By Ngoni Chanakira Harare, May 16, 2012 - A High level delegation from the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) is coming to Zimbabwe to investigate and try to find out the nation's economic recovery progress, Anthony Hawkins, Head of the University of Zimbabwe (UZ's) Business School, has said. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Politburo Meets Over Divisions

Harare, May 16, 2012 - Fireworks are expected at a special politburo session on Wednesday called to deal with the serious divisions in Zanu (PF) seen threatening President Robert Mugabe’s re-election bid in polls he wants held this year without fail. ... Full story

Greece calls new elections after talks collapse

Athens, May 16, 2012 - Greece abandoned a nine-day hunt for a government on Tuesday and called a new election that may hand victory to leftists who might cut the nation's financial lifeline, pushing it closer to bankruptcy and out of the euro zone. ... Full story

No Boost For Obama From Gay Marriage Decision

Washington, May 16, 2012 - President Barack Obama's show of support for gay marriage has inflamed political passions but has not given him a bump in popularity, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday. ... Full story

Mubarak's Last Premier Polarises Egypt's Voters

Cairo, May 16, 2012 - The face of Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister beams down from huge billboards on major highways promising "Egypt for everyone", but Ahmed Shafiq is polarising voters ahead of next week's presidential poll. ... Full story

Gwanda Boy Set for Barcelona

By Vusisizwe Mkhwananzi Gwanda, May 16, 2012 – Gwanda born Zimbabwe top junior athletics sensation Dumisani Bhebhe, popularly known as Diarra to his peers at Gwanda High School, will be flying off to Spain in July this year to represent the country in the International Association of Athletes Federation IAAF World Junior Championships. ... Full story

US Wants Genocide Fugitive Arrested

Harare, May 15, 2012 - The US has called on countries harbouring fugitives of the 1994 Rwandan genocide to immediately arrest the suspects and hand them over for trial. In a statement, the US State Department called upon countries that still harboured suspects of genocide, which claimed the lives of close to one million Rwandans of Tutsi origin. Politically moderate Rwandans from the majority Hutu ethnic group were also targeted in the mass killings. ... Full story

Makhabane, Malope To Attend Zim Prayer Meeting

Bulawayo, May 15, 2012 -Sipho Makhabane and Rebecca Malope will be part of Saturday peace prayer meeting at the Babourfields Stadium in Bulawayo. ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Poor Roads A Threat To Motor Industry

Harare, May 15, 2012 - Motor industry experts are worried that little is being done to improve Zimbabwe's poor roads, which reduce life spans of cars. ... Full story

Devolution Of Power Rejected – State Media

Harare, May 15, 2012 – Devolution of power has been rejected, the state media reported on Tuesday. ... Full story

Mugabe To Launch Gwanda Community Trust

Harare May 15, 2012 — President Robert Mugabe is expected to launch the Gwanda Community Share Ownership Trust on Friday as government presses ahead with the indigenisation programme, which analysts say scare away foreign investors. ... Full story

Hollande To Be Sworn In As New French President

Paris, May 15, 2012 - Francois Hollande is to be sworn in as France's first Socialist president in 17 years in a hurried ceremony on Tuesday before a dash to Berlin to challenge German Chancellor Angela Merkel's austerity prescription for Europe. ... Full story

Mali Coup Leaders Threatened With New Sanctions

Abuja, May 15, 2012 - West Africa's 15-nation ECOWAS bloc threatened on Monday to impose new sanctions on Mali's coup leaders and their allies, accusing them of blocking a return to civilian rule and further destabilising the divided nation. ... Full story

Mugabe Holding Adultery Evidence Against Catholic Bishops

Harare, May 15, 2012 - President Robert Mugabe is holding evidence of adultery against two unnamed Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe, according to Wiki leaks. ... Full story

Forty-nine headless corpses found in northern Mexico

Cadereyta, Jimenez, May 14, 2012 - Suspected drug cartel killers in Mexico dumped 49 headless bodies on a highway near the northern city of Monterrey, a sickening atrocity that prompted the government to condemn the "inhuman" violence plaguing the country. ... Full story

IMF cuts sub-Saharan Africa 2012 growth forecasts

Johannesburg, May 14, 2012 - Johannesburg - Sub-Saharan Africa's economies will expand at a slower rate in 2012 than earlier projected, undermined by global financial distress and a sluggish recovery in South Africa, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday. ... Full story

New US Ambassador For Harare

Harare, May 14, 2012 - The United States President Barack Obama has nominated David Bruce Wharton as the next ambassador to Zimbabwe, to replace Charles Ray whose tour of duty ends at the end of 2012. ... Full story

Deputy Justice Minister Sues State Weekly

Harare - The Deputy Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs Obert Gutu is suing the state owned Sunday Mail newspaper of $ 1 250 000 for reporting that he was being paid $200 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to write newspaper articles casting the constitution making process in a positive light. ... Full story

Dynamos Out Of Caf Champions League

Harare, May 14, 2012 - Zimbabwe champions Dynamos are out of the Caf Champions League after they were held to a one-all draw Sunday by reigning Africa champions Esperance of Tunisia at Rufaro Stadium. ... Full story

Zim Big Brother Mate Evicted

Harare, May 14, 2012 - Teclar, the Zimbabwean housemate has been evicted from Big Brother Star Game, breaking a record for a participant from the house to ever exit this early. ... Full story

Cut Ties, Give Dirty Looks, Beat Israel - Iran

Tehran, May 13, 2012 - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that war was not essential to achieve the "destruction" of Israel, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported. ... Full story

Moeletsi Mbeki: ANC Will Lose Power

Stellenbosch, May 13, 2012 - The African National Congress will not rule South Africa two or three decades from now, entrepreneur and analyst Moeletsi Mbeki said on Friday. ... Full story

Supporters Body Demands Probe Into Zifa Elections

Harare, May 13--The Zimbabwe National Soccer Supporters Association (ZNSSA) has asked the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on education, sport, arts and culture to investigate the manner in which Cuthbert Dube was elected as president of Zifa claiming he bought his way to the post. ... Full story

Comesa Won't Bulldoze Zim's Economic Programmes: ZIA Boss

HARARE, May 13, 2012 - THE Chief Executive of the Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA), Richard Mbaiwa, says Comesa will not force Zimbabwe to adopt its economic programmes but is only trying to help. ... Full story

Top Lawyer Blasts World Bank's Doing Business Report

HARARE, May 13, 2012 - TOP corporate lawyer, Edwin Manikai of Dube, Manikai and Hwacha Legal Practitioners (Private) Limited (DMHe) says the World Bank's Doing Business Report is not telling the truth about the situation in Zimbabwe undergoing economic recovery. ... Full story

MDC-T Urges Its Supporters to Desist From Violence

Bulawayo, May 13, 2012-Movement for Democratic Change led by Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai (MDC-T) has urged more than 200 supporters at a rally at Stanley Hall in Bulawayo to desist from violence as the nation is about to hold elections. ... Full story

MISA lunches A Fundraising Campaign For Injured Scribe

Kwekwe, May 12, 2012-The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has launched a fundraising campaign for veteran journalist and long serving MISA member, Howard Masaninga, whose leg was amputated after being run over by a car at his home in Kwekwe in April this year. ... Full story

Obama Gay Marriage Endorsement Mobilizes Christian Conservatives

Washington, May 12, 2012- President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage is energizing Christian conservative support for Mitt Romney in a way that the likely GOP nominee has so far not been able to do on his own, according to religious leaders and activists. ... Full story

Clashes Resume in DRC's East

Kinshasa, May 12, 2012 - An army spokesperson confirmed that violent clashes have resumed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as the army battled a group of ex-soldiers who defected and formed a new rebel group. ... Full story

Government Rejects Chamber of Mines Proposal on Indegenisation

Victoria Fall, May 12, 2012 -THE Chamber of Mines in Zimbabwe, a group that represents all mines in the country said government has rejected their proposed indigenisation exercise in the mining sector opting for a company to company engagement to discuss compliance. ... Full story

Wholesome Sanctions Removal to Be Informed By Fair Upcoming Electoral Contest: EU

Harare, May 12, 2012 -- The wholesome removal of sanctions now lies on how the country conducts its elections as the European Union in Zimbabwe is objectively recording the country’s political situation which they report to its headquarters for determination, EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell'Ariccia has said. ... Full story

Zanu PF Officials Denies HIV/AIDS Orphans Aid

Nyamandlovu, May 12, 2012--Zanu PF officials and war veterans in Nyamandlovu area, in Umguza district, Matebeleland North province are allegedly blocking food distribution to HIV/AIDS orphans accusing their grandparents of being MDC activists. ... Full story

Vox Media Declines Invitation by Parliament

Harare, May 11, 2012 – Vox Media Productions Private Limited’s VOP FM has turned down an invitation to appear before parliamentary portfolio committee on media arguing that it has a pending court case challenging criteria used by the country’s broadcasting authorities to licence its competitors ahead of it. ... Full story

For Obama, Gay Marriage Stance Born of a Long Evolution

Washington, May 11, 2012- Liberal bloggers were seated around a big table in the Roosevelt Room, peppering President Obama with policy questions. Suddenly, one of them turned to Obama and, struggling to overcome his emotions, made a very personal appeal. ... Full story

Kony 'Will Be Captured or Killed in 2012'

The Hague, May 11, 2012 - Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony will be captured or killed this year, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on Thursday. ... Full story

Kereke Comes Out Guns Blazing, Labels Gono "A Drowning Thief"

Harare, May 11, 2012 - Controversial businessman and former top advisor to Gideon Gono, Dr Munyaradzi Kereke has branded the central bank chief "a frowning thief" further insisting he was ready to expose those who have plundered public funds. ... Full story

Kiss FM Cries Foul, Demands Radio Licence

Harare, May 11, 2012 - Hot Media Productions’ Kiss FM has issued fresh demands for a national radio licence insisting its two competitors granted the coveted authorisation by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) have violated provisions of the law which compel them to go on air within six months. ... Full story

MDC Threatens to call for a SADC Summit Over Devolution

Bulawayo, May11, 2012---The smaller faction of the MDC led by Welshman Ncube says it will force for a SADC Extra Ordinary Summit if President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF block “devolution of power” in the new draft constitution. ... Full story

Dabengwa Urges Army To Be Professional

Bulawayo, May 10, 2012- Former ZIPRA military commander and ZAPU president, Dumiso Dabengwa has called upon senior army officers interested in politics to first resign from the force before joining mainstream politics. ... Full story

Gumbo Names Squad for World Cup ties

Harare, May 10, 2012- England based Charlton Athletic midfielder Bradley Pritchard has caught the eye of national coach Rahman Gumbo and has been picked in the 30 member provisional squad announced on Wednesday by Gumbo for two World Cup qualifiers and an Africa Cup of Nations assignment all set for June. ... Full story

1000s in Mauritanian Anti-regime Protest

Nouakchott, May 10, 2012 - Thousands of Mauritanian opposition activists staged a march and sit-down protest in Nouakchott on Wednesday evening, calling for former coup leader President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to step down. ... Full story

Obama Endorses Gay Marriage, Says Same-Sex Couples Should Have Right To Wed

President Obama announced Wednesday that he believes same-sex couples should be granted the right to marry, becoming the first U.S. president in history to fully embrace that level of civil rights for gays. ... Full story

Mugabe Life President-ZANU (PF) Youths

Harare, May 10, 2012 - ZANU (PF) youth wing says talking about President Robert Mugabe’s succession in their party is a taboo and warned of crashing anyone who challenges Mugabe presidency. ... Full story

South Africa Cannot Try Us – Tomana

Harare, May 10, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s top lawyer, Johannes Tomana, this week said Zimbabwean citizens will not be subjected to South African and international laws that the country is not part to. ... Full story

Top Army Officer Says Soldiers Support Zanu (PF)

Harare, May 09, 2012 - Major General Martin Chedondo told state media that soldiers in the country are supporters of President Robert Mugabe's Zanu (PF) party. ... Full story

EU, Zimbabwe Meeting To Strengthen Relations

Harare, May 09, 2012 - Bilateral discussions between the European Union (EU) and Zimbabwe on Thursday in the Belgian capital Brussels will not dwell on sanctions but will be aimed at building trust and confidence, EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell'Ariccia said. ... Full story

ZINASU Students Arrested

Masvingo, Harare, May 09, 2012 - Riot police here set dogs on Great Zimbabwe University students arresting six for taking part in a demonstration against authorities for blocking them to hold Student Representative Council (SRC) elections. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Stalls Constitution Making Process Again

Nompumelelo Moyo Bulawayo, 09 May 2012 - Zanu (PF) has asked to review the draft constitution document on its own before it resumes further participation of Constitutional Parliamentary Select Committee (Copac) meetings. This forced Copac co-chairpersons to cancel a scheduled meeting at Harare’s Padare Lodge which had been organised to discuss revisions to the draft constitution. ... Full story

President Can Be Prosecuted After Leaving Office

Bulawayo, May 08, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s draft constitution states that the President can be prosecuted after leaving office for human rights abuses or any other offences committed while serving as the country’s leader. ... Full story

SA Ordered To Probe Zim Torture Claims

Johannesburg, May 08, 2012 - South Africa has been ordered to investigate crimes against humanity committed in Zimbabwe against the thousands of the country’s citizens who fled to the country. ... Full story

China Expels First Foreign Journalist In 13 Years

Beijing, May 08, 2012 - Al Jazeera has closed the China bureau for its English channel after Chinese authorities refused to renew its correspondent's visa, marking the first such expulsion of an accredited foreign correspondent in over a decade. ... Full story

Egypt Election Committee Halts Work After Criticism

Cairo, May 08, 2012 - Egypt's presidential elections committee said it would stop its work in preparation for presidential elections due later this month after what it said was an insult to the committee by members of parliament during its session on Monday. ... Full story

Dynamos To Act On Hooliganism

Harare, May 08, 2012 - Dynamos are to take action on the culprits who caused a 45 minute delay of their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match against Hwange at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday. ... Full story

Zim Big Brother Rep Wants To Spend Cash On Boobs

Harare, 8 May, 2012 - A studio 263 actress, representing Zimbabwe in the Big Brother Star game, said if she wins the grand prize of $300 000 she will use it on cosmetic breast surgery. ... Full story

Maguwu is a True Hero- Diamond Group

Harare, May 08, 2012 - An international diamond group has praised human rights activists, Farai Maguwu, describing him as a true hero who risked his life to inform the world of the gross human rights abuses in Marange and working to protect diamond diggers. ... Full story

African Commission To Act On Zimbabwe Rights Violations

Bulawayo, May 07, 2012- The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) has pledged to press the government to respect the rule of law, Radio VOP was told. ... Full story

HIFA Honours Tuku's 60th Birthday

Harare, May 07, 2012 – The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) honoured music guru, Oliver Mtukudzi, on Sunday night by allowing him to perform at a closing ceremony to mark his 60th birthday. ... Full story

47 'Slaves' Liberated

Six men have been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking. The men, aged between 26 and 37, were arrested on Saturday in Musina, the border town between South Africa and Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Short Party For Hollande After French Election Win

Paris, May 07, 2012 - Francois Hollande faces a short honeymoon after his election as France's first left-wing president in 17 years, with financial markets eager for clear signals on his policies and how hard he plans to push back against German-led austerity. ... Full story

Western Election Observers Will Never Recognise Mugabe Victory - Gumbo

Bulawayo, 06 May, 2012- Zanu-PF will block attempts to bring European Union (EU) election observers to monitor oncoming polls as they will never recognise President Robert Mugabe and his party’s victory since they support the opposition, party spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo has said. ... Full story

Don't take chance on Romney, say Obama

Columbus, May 06, 2012 - US President Barack Obama on Saturday said America had suffered through too much pain to turn the economy over to Republican Mitt Romney, as he fired up his first official re-election rally ... Full story

Morocco Smashes Terror Network

Rabat, May 06, 2012 - Morocco said on Saturday it had broken up a "terrorist network" active in several cities in the country and that had links to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim). ... Full story

Trevor Ncube Scoops MISA World Press Freedom Award

Bulawayo, May 06, 201-Alpha Media owner ,Trevor Ncube was on Friday evening crowned this year’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) inaugural winner of the press freedom award during a colourful justice John Oliver Manyarara Memorial Lecture held at a local hotel . ... Full story

Unheralded Code Rock wins the 50th Castle Tankard

Harare-May 06, 2012--Unheralded Code Rock trained by Alyson Wright has won the 50th running of the Castle Tankard, the oldest sponsored race in Africa after coming from the draw of eight. ... Full story

Mugabe Doubts Mujuru's Death Cause

Beatrice, May 06, 2012 -President Robert Mugabe says is not convinced that retired Army Chief Solomon Mujuru died in an inferno which gutted his Beatrice Farm house. ... Full story

Strauss-Kahn: No Violence Against Women

Paris, May 05, 2012 - Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn denies committing any acts of violence against women, his lawyers said on Friday, after French prosecutors said witness testimony suggested he took part in a rape. ... Full story

Stay Away, Malawi Tells Bashir

Lilongwe, May 05, 2012 - Malawi President Joyce Banda said on Friday she had asked the African Union to prevent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges - from attending a summit in her country. ... Full story

The Accused Play steals the limelight at HIFA

Harare, May 05, 2012 – “The Accused”, a play at the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) shows the trials and tribulations faced by Zimbabweans exiled abroad go through every day to survive as well as problems bedevilling the southern African country. ... Full story

Journalists Clash with MPs in Press Freedom Tournament

Masvingo, May 5, 2012 – Journalists from all media organizations in Masvingo are clashing with Members of Parliament (MPs) from both ZANU PF and MDC in a first of its own kind Press Freedom Tournament arranged by Media Institute of Southern Africa this Saturday. ... Full story

UN Rights Chief to Visit Zim

Harare, May 05, 2012- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will visit Zimbabwe for the first time on 20 May, her office announced yesterday. ... Full story

Hate Speech Proponents to Be Arrested: Tsvangirai

Harare, May 05, 2012 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says all journalists who are involved in promoting hate speech will be arrested and tried in their personal capacity. ... Full story

Mugabe Is Strong And Healthy: Zanu (PF) Youths

Harare, May 04, 2012 – Zanu (PF) youths attending the burial of Edson Ncube disrupted events singing that the veteran leader is strong and healthy after the 88 year old delivered a speech in almost an hour. ... Full story

Mujuru Memorial Service Set For The Weekend

Harare, May 04, 2012 - The memorial service of the late first Zimbabwe army chief Solomon Mujuru, who died in a mysterious fire at his Beatrice farm, is due this weekend, a close associate has said. ... Full story

Prosecutors Seek 80-Year Sentence For Charles Taylor

Amsterdam, May 04, 2012 - Prosecutors have demanded an 80-year jail term for former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who last week was convicted of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity, before a sentencing decision that is expected to set a precedent. ... Full story

Obama Invites African Leaders To G8 Food Security Talks

Washington, May 04, 2012 - US President Barack Obama has invited four African leaders to join the G8 leaders' summit at Camp David later this month for a session on food security, the White House said on Thursday. ... Full story

Roki in Big Brother Africa show

Harare, May 04, 2012 - Rockford Josphat, known publicly as “Roki” (27) is Zimbabwe’s representative in the next Big Brother Africa (BBA) show, Multichoice Africa has announced. ... Full story

Chinese Envoy Urges Stability and Reforms In Zimbabwe

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, May 04 2012 - Out-going Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe, Xin Shunkang, has urged Zimbabwe’s leaders not to allow the country to slide back into the levels of political and economic anarchy witnessed in the past decade. ... Full story

Tsvangirai And Shamu Differ On Media Reforms

Harare, May 04, 2012 -Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Thursday said if the Information Minister Webster Shamu was from his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party he would have fired him for blocking media reforms. ... Full story

PM Post To Be Scrapped, Draft Constitution Shows

Harare, May 03, 2012 - Zimbabwe will scrap the Prime Minister post if a new draft constitution is passed into law, a smuggled draft constitution shows. ... Full story

Journalists Never Talked To Me About Succession - Mnangagwa

Bulawayo, May 03,2012 — Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has complained that journalists have been writing about his interest in succeeding President Robert Mugabe but have never spoken to him. ... Full story

Top Stars Sign Up For Mwaruwari Football Show

Harare, May 03, 2012 - Chelesa’s Didier Drogba and other African football stars have agreed to play in the Benjani Mwaruwari testimonial match scheduled for the National Sports Stadium on May 26. ... Full story

Suspected Women Rapists Charges Withdrawn

Harare, May 03, 2012 - The state has withdrawn charges against suspected “female rapists” after failing to secure evidence. ... Full story

Gingrich Pulls Plug On "Wild Ride" White House Bid

Arlington, Virginia, May 03, 2012 - Newt Gingrich ended his run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but slumping to defeat in dozens of Republican primaries under attack from rivals who portrayed him as the consummate Washington insider. ... Full story

Kenya Risks Oil Conflict If Wealth Not Shared: Minister

Lodwar, Kenya, May 03, 2012 - The Kenyan government must share revenues from its newfound oil reserves with the communities in its impoverished north to avoid armed insurrections, the minister for the region said. ... Full story

Retraction of story headlined: Top Financial Advisor Bashes Investment Conferences.

The Radio VOP seeks to offer an apology to Mr Sean Gammon and Imara Investing Africa over a story published on the 30th of April 2012 headlined: Top Financial Advisor Bashes Investment Conferences. ... Full story

Binga Community Radio Station Raises Eyebrows

Binga, May 02, 2012-Civil organisations have described government’s move to establish a Tonga community radio station in Binga as a political gimmick aimed at bolstering Zanu (PF)’s propaganda in the MDC dominated area ahead of the anticipated elections later this year. ... Full story

Blasts, gunfire as Obama visits Afghan

Kabul, May 02, 2012 - A suicide car bomber and Taliban militants disguised in burqas attacked a compound housing hundreds of foreigners in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said. ... Full story

Charles Taylor trial 'a threat to Africa'

Monrovia, May 02, 2012 - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor's conviction for aiding war crimes in Sierra Leone is a trap for all African leaders, a spokesperson for the Taylor family said on Tuesday. ... Full story

Chief Defies Charumbira Over Farm Seizure

Harare, May 02, 2012-A Zimbabwean traditional leader has defied a rebuke by Chiefs Council president Fortune Charumbira to vacate a farm which he invaded in Mashonaland Central province. ... Full story

Solve Problems In Soweto First: ZCTU’s Moyo Tells Mbeki

Harare, May 02, 2012 - Former South African President and mediator to the unity government Thabo Mbeki has been castigated for pretending to be helping the University of Zimbabwe when Zimbabwe through President Robert Mugabe is splashing hundreds of thousands of dollars to South African universities every year, something that does not help local institutions, the ZCTU secretary general said. ... Full story

Tsvangirai ‘Endorses’ Nkiwane’s ZCTU Faction

Harare, May 01 , 2012 – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has decided to snub the Lovemore Matombo led Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions faction in favour of the George Nkiwane grouping thereby endorsing the later. ... Full story