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Police Release Zimbabwe Pole Dancers

Harare, September 30, 2012 — A Zimbabwe entertainment promoter says police have released two popular dancers without charge after questioning them under the nation's strict indecency laws. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Apologises For Love Scandals

Bulawayo, September 30, 2012 - Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai has apologised to Zimbabweans for the love scandals that have rocked his love life since the death of his first wife Susan in 2009. ... Full story

Decriminalise Sex: Parliamentarians Urges Govt

Harare, September 29, 2012-Zimbabwe of Parliamentarians against HIV and AIDS (ZIPAH) says is frustrated by the continued harassment of sex workers by both the police and potential clients and wants government to decriminalise sex work. ... Full story

Tom Cruise 'Leaving Scientology'

Cape Town, September 29, 2012 - A new report suggests that the Church of Scientology may be losing its most famous ambassador, Tom Cruise, who is reportedly suffering a crisis of faith. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Sets Date For Elections

Harare, September 29, 2012 - Zimbabwe will hold a referendum on a constitution in November this year and general elections in March 2013, the justice minister confirmed on Thursday, though politicians have questioned whether the proposed dates are feasible. ... Full story

Lesotho Facing Food Crisis - UN

Johannesburg, September 29, 2012- Lesotho is in desperate need of food aid, following the widespread failure of crops across the small, landlocked southern African nation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. ... Full story

Obama Fills in Blanks of Romney’s Plans, and G.O.P. Sees Falsehoods

Washington, September 29, 2012- The Obama campaign has run advertisements charging that Mitt Romney’s Medicare plan “could raise seniors’ costs up to $6,400 a year” and that his tax proposal “would give millionaires another tax break and raises taxes on middle-class families by up to $2,000 a year.” ... Full story

Reversing Course, Soros to Give $1 Million to a Pro-Obama ‘Super PAC’

Washington, September 29, 2012- The billionaire George Soros is committing $1 million to Priorities USA Action, the “super PAC” supporting President Obama, two people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday, a significant donation that could help spur more contributions in the closing weeks of the election campaign. ... Full story

Netanyahu Draws "Red Line" On Iran's Nuclear Programme

United Nations, September 28, 2012 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew a "red line" for Iran's nuclear program on Thursday despite a U.S. refusal to set an ultimatum, saying Tehran will be on the brink of developing a nuclear weapon in less than a year. ... Full story

Libya's New Leader Apologises At UN For Gaddafi Crimes

United Nations, September 28, 2012 - Libya's newly appointed leader apologised at the United Nations on Thursday for the crimes of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi and told critics that supporting the Arab Spring was worth it. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Cricketers Crash Down The Rankings

Harare, September 28, 2012 - Zimbabwe players Hamilton Masakadza and captain Brendan Taylor have dropped heavily on the ICC Twenty 20 Player Rankings following the latest ratings released by the International Cricket Council. ... Full story

WikiLeaks' Assange Mocks Obama Via Video At UN Event

United Nations, September 27, 2012 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaking via a choppy video feed from his virtual house arrest in London, lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday for supporting freedom of speech in the Middle East while simultaneously "persecuting" his organisation for leaking diplomatic cables. ... Full story

U.S. Actress Sues Anti-Islam Filmmaker, YouTube In Federal Court

Los Angeles, September 27, 2012 - An actress who said she was duped into appearing in an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world took her legal bid to federal court on Wednesday in a renewed effort to force it off YouTube. ... Full story

ANC Rebel Malema Charged With Money Laundering

Polokwane, South Africa, September 27, 2012 - ANC outcast Julius Malema was charged with money laundering on Wednesday but emerged from court unbowed to attack South African President Jacob Zuma as the "illiterate" leader of a "banana republic". ... Full story

UN Members Divided Over Response To Mali Crisis

United Nations, September 27, 2012 - United Nations members appeared deeply divided on Wednesday as they sought to resolve the crisis in Mali, with France and some of Mali's neighbors backing possible military intervention, while the United States said the West African nation must first have an elected government. ... Full story

Police Raids TV Station Offices, Confiscates Equipment

Harare, September 27, 2012 - Zimbabwe police on Wednesday raided the offices of ATV television in Avondale and confiscated thousands of dollars worth of communication equipment that was locked in a warehouse. ... Full story

Mugabe Wants General Elections By March 2013

By Professor Matodzi Harare, September 27, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s ageing leader, President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday hinted to the High Court that harmonised general elections will be held by March 31, 2013. ... Full story

Mugabe says Gaddafi's death as tragic as US envoy's

United Nations, September 27, 2012 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Wednesday the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was as tragic as that of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, as he delivered a scathing critique of U.S., U.N. and NATO actions. ... Full story

Constitution indaba will be a circus - ZCTU

Harare, September 26 - The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says the second All-Stakeholders conference on the proposed new constitution, now slated for the third week of October, will be another circus. ... Full story

Obama detours from campaign trail to world stage

New YORK, September 25, 2012 - President Barack Obama will step onto the world stage on Tuesday just long enough to address simmering crises centred on Iran, Syria and the broader Muslim world - and he will then jump quickly back on the campaign trail. ... Full story

Mali Asks UN For 'Immediate' Action On Force To Recapture North

United Nations, September 25, 2012 - Mali has asked the United Nations to approve an "immediate" mandate for an international force to help it recover northern parts of the country controlled by Islamist militants and drug traffickers, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday. ... Full story

Minister Sheds Tears Over Gukurahundi

Bulawayo, September 25, 2012 – State Enterprises Minister Gorden Moyo shed tears Monday evening at the Bulawayo Press Club as he related how his parents’ rural home was burnt to ashes by 5th Brigade soldiers. ... Full story

Obama and Romney Offer a Possible Preview of Their First Debate

Washington, September 24, 2012 — Mitt Romney criticized President Obama in remarks broadcast on Sunday for refusing to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, during this week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, saying it sends a message that the administration is distancing itself from an important Middle East ally. ... Full story

Curfew imposed on restive Nigeria state

Kano, September 24, 2012 - Officials slapped a round-the-clock curfew on a restive Nigerian state as security forces hunt for members of a radical Islamist group, the military said on Sunday. ... Full story

Mali, Ecowas Agree on Troop Deployment

Bamako, September 24, 2012 - Mali and a West African regional bloc preparing to send troops to help Bamako reclaim the Islamist-seized north have made progress in talks over conditions for the deployment, officials say. ... Full story

Football Dispute Goes For Arbitration

Harare, September 24, 2012- The dispute over the match between Dynamos and Hwange will now be heard by the Commercial Arbitration Centre who will make a binding decision after Hwange appealed against a Zifa Appeals Committee to award the game to Dynamos. ... Full story

Only Bewitched People Will Re-elect Mugabe-Ncube

Masvingo, September 24, 2012 -Only people who are under the cast of a very powerful spell which cannot be exorcised will vote for ageing President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU PF party in the next polls as he has failed to run the country dismally for the past 32 years. ... Full story

Bounty Offered For Anti-Islam Film-maker

Islamabad , September 23, 2012- A Pakistani government minister on Saturday offered a $100 000 bounty for the death of the maker of the anti-Islam film produced in the US that sparked violent protests across the Muslim world. ... Full story

Kenneth Kaunda Hospitalised

Lusaka, September 23, 2012 - Zambia's ex-president Kenneth Kaunda was on Saturday hospitalised for an undisclosed ailment, forcing a requiem mass for his late wife to be cancelled, an official said. ... Full story

Supreme Court Faults State Agents Over Mukoko's Torture

Harare, September 23, 2012-Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court has chastised state security agents for torturing prominent human rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko four years ago in a bid to induce some confessions implicating her in a plot to unseat President Robert Mugabe’s previous administration. ... Full story

Zanu PF Youths Divert Empowermentt Funds: ZYC Reveals

Nyanga, September 23, 2012 -Three quarters of the youths who benefited from the Old Mutual Youth empowerment fund diverted the loans, Zimbabwe Youth Council has revealed. ... Full story

Soldiers Assault MDC Supporters in Mutoko

Harare, September 23, 2012 - Soldiers from Mutoko’s 2.1 infantry battalion ran amok on Friday evening assaulting supporters of Welshman Ncube led MDC party after a rally held at the Mutoko Business Centre. ... Full story

US Rejects Call To Ban Film on You Tube

Los Angeles,September 22,2012 - A US judge refused on Thursday to order the video sharing website YouTube to take down a trailer for an anti-Islamic film that has triggered protests across the Muslim world. ... Full story

Algerian Daily Denies Doctoring A Photograph

Algiers, September 22, 2012 - An Algerian newspaper that linked the slain American ambassador to Libya with the US-based producer of a film mocking Islam denied on Friday it had doctored a photograph of him as claimed by Washington. ... Full story

Tomana Presses Ahead With Prosecutions of Prosecutors

HARARE, September, 22, 2012-Zimbabwean authorities are pressing ahead with a bid to punish five prosecutors who led a crippling work boycott over poor remuneration and working conditions last year. ... Full story

SA To Consider Zim Line of Credit

HARARE, September 22, 2012—South Africa has agreed to consider the facilitation of a line of credit and budgetary support to help revive the Zimbabwean economy. ... Full story

End Of The Road For Zim Cricketers

Harare, September 21, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s Twenty 20 cricket World Cup road came to an end Thursday after the team crashed to a humiliating 10 wicket defeat to South Africa in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, their second defeat in two days. ... Full story

Betty Kaunda's Body Flown Home

Nompumelelo Moyo Bulawayo, September 21, 2012- The body of the former Zambia First Lady, Betty Kaunda, who died in Harare on Tuesday has been flown to her home country, Zambia. ... Full story

Analysis - Romney Can Still Win, But It Won't Be Easy

Washington, September 21, 2012 - The last few weeks have been ugly for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney. ... Full story

Egypt's Mufti Urges Muslims To Endure Insults Peacefully

Cairo, September 21, 2012 - Muslims angered by cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad should follow his example of enduring insults without retaliating, Egypt's highest Islamic legal official said on Thursday. ... Full story

Dutch Envoy Condemns Property Grab In Zim

Bulawayo, 20 September, 2012 - Netherlands Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Barbara Jazoisse, has condemned the ongoing land invasions, grabbing of foreign owned companies in Zimbabwe and the violation of investment treaties between the two countries, saying this is hurting investor confidence. ... Full story

Cartoons In French Weekly Fuel Mohammad Furore

Paris, September 20, 2012 - A French magazine ridiculed the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday by portraying him naked in cartoons, threatening to fuel the anger of Muslims around the world who are already incensed by a California-made video depicting him as a lecherous fool. ... Full story

Lonmin Miners Return To Work As Unrest Spreads

Marikana, South Africa, September 20, 2012 - Thousands of miners at Lonmin's Marikana operations in South Africa returned work on Thursday after a hefty pay hike ended a six-week strike, but nearby mines faced more industrial action with workers demanding similar raises. ... Full story

Zimbabwe fight for World Cup survival

Harare, September 20, 2012 - After succumbing to a crushing 82 run defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe are fighting for survival in the Twenty 20 World Cup in an Africa derby against South Africa in the last of their group matches Thursday evening. ... Full story

Mpiranya Close Ally Of Zim Security Forces

Harare, September 20, 2012 - Protais Mpiranya, the fugitive and wanted criminal for Rwanda genocide, who is believed to be in Zimbabwe, is a close ally of security services in the southern African country after he assisted them in the Democratic Republic of Congo's fight against rebels from Uganda and Rwanda, it has emerged. ... Full story

Soldiers Beat Up Budiriro Residents

Harare, September 20, 2012 - A team of 10 rowdy soldiers ran amok in Budiriro beating up civilians watching a game of soccer at Baseline Night club late Tuesday night a week after rowdy soldiers beat people in the central business district in revenge over their colleagues who were beaten by touts. ... Full story

Former Zambia First Lady Betty Kaunda Dies

Nompumelelo Moyo, Bulawayo, September 19 2012 - Betty Kaunda, former Zambian First Lady, died Tuesday evening in Harare, Radio VOP has learnt. ... Full story

Romney struggles To Steady Campaign After Secret Videos

Washington, September 19, 2012 - Republican Mitt Romney struggled on Tuesday to steady his reeling White House campaign after a secretly recorded video showed him dismissing President Barack Obama's supporters - almost half the country's voters - as victims who are too dependent on government. ... Full story

SA Top Unions Group Fears For Its Future

Johannesburg, September 19, 2012 - A top South African labour leader urged a fresh start for the country's biggest unions on Tuesday, saying change was needed in the wake of recent violence and the challenge posed by the rise of the militant AMCU union. ... Full story

Shangaan Speakers Invade Sugar Cane Farms In Tribal War

Roy Chikara Masvingo, September 19, 2012 - Over a thousand Shangani speakers, believed to be Zanu (PF) supporters from Chief Tsvovani in Chiredzi, have invaded Sugar Cane producers, Triangle limited plantations. ... Full story

Tsvangirai's Wife Attends MDC Supporters Court Session

By Professor Matodzi Harare, September 18 2012 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s wife, Elizabeth, on Tuesday pitched up at the High Court to show solidarity with 29 supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party who are under-going trial for allegedly murdering a police officer. ... Full story

Romney Derides Obama Supporters In Hidden-Camera Speech

Washington, September 18, 2012 - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney dismissed supporters of President Barack Obama - almost half of U.S. voters - as people who live off government handouts and do not "care for their lives," in a potentially damaging video. ... Full story

SA Police Bar ANC Rebel In Miner Strike Crackdown

Marikana, South Africa, September 18, 2012 - South African police stopped ANC renegade Julius Malema from addressing striking miners on Monday as the government intensified efforts to contain labour unrest at mines in the world's top platinum producer. ... Full story

Zifa Sets Up Minimum Gate Charge

Harare, September 18, 2012 - The Zimbabwe Football Association have set up a minimum gate charge of $10 for every competitive match involving the Zimbabwe senior soccer team, the Warriors, despite past resistance from fans. ... Full story

Zim Offers Reward For Rwanda Genocide Fugitive

Harare, September 18, 2012 - After years of denial, the Zimbabwe government is finally convinced that the long-time Rwanda genocide fugitive, Prorais Mpiranya, could be hiding in the country and has offered a $5 million reward for information that may lead to his arrest. ... Full story

IMF Meeting With Zim Expected Friday

Harare, September 18, 2012 — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive board meets on Friday to deliberate on the Annual Article IV consultation report on Zimbabwe amid indications the global lender will impress upon Harare to clear its debt. ... Full story

Plans For Anti Mugabe Demo AT UN Head Quarters

Harare, September 17, 2012 - Zimbabweans in the US are being urged to turn up at the UN Headquarters to demonstrate against Robert Mugabe on Saturday. ... Full story

Amplats To Resume Work A SA Police Get Tough

Johannesburg, September 17, 2012 - Anglo American Platinum said it will resume work on Tuesday at its strike-hit Rustenburg operations, just days after South Africa's government launched a crackdown to disarm miners and end five weeks of labour unrest. ... Full story

Protests Erupt In Afghanistan As Muslim Anger Over Film Simmers

Kabul, September 17, 2012 - Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the Afghan capital on Monday, setting fire to cars and shouting "death to America", the latest in demonstrations that have swept the Muslim world against a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad. ... Full story

Warning bells in Zimbabwe camp

Harare, September 17, 2012 - Warming bells are ringing in the Zimbabwe camp ahead of Tuesday’s start of the ICC World Twenty 20 after the southern African nation lost their second warm up match by five wickets to lowly Bangladesh Saturday. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Defies Court, Weds Macheka Under Customary Law

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, September 15, 2012 – Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday went ahead and wedded his fiancée, Elizabeth Macheka under Customary Law, which allows a man to marry more than one wife. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Marriage To Elizabeth Macheka Annulled

Harare, September 14, 2012 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s marriage licence to Elizabeth Macheka has been cancelled after a magistrate revoked it on Friday on the grounds that his customary marriage to former lover, Locardia Karimatsenga, is still valid. ... Full story

Tsvangirai's Office Dismisses SA Woman Claims

Harare, September 14, 2012 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's office on Thursday denied claims by a South African woman that she had engaged the premier as she sought to block Tsvangirai's wedding with Elizabeth Macheka scheduled for Saturday. ... Full story

A South African Woman In Bid To Annul Tsvangirai Marriage

Harare, September 14, 2012 - A South African woman on Thursday filed papers at the magistrate courts here seeking to stop Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Saturday wedding claiming the popular politician had promised to marry her. ... Full story

Australia Warns Its Nationals To Shun Air Zimbabwe

Harare, September 13, 2012 — Australia has advised its nationals who intend to visit Zimbabwe to avoid flying with Air Zimbabwe as one of its travel warnings piling pressure on the troubled airline that has virtually collapsed. ... Full story

Zim Churches Warn Of Blood shed

Bulawayo, September 13, 2012 — A Churches’ group has warned that Zanu (PF's) draft constitution will cause bloodshed if taken to a referendum together with the one that was drafted by a Constitutional Select Committee (Copac). ... Full story

Tsvangirai Former Lover Still Battling To Annul Marriage

By Garikai Chaunza Harare, September 13, 2012 - Lawyers representing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s ex-lover, Locardia Karimatsenga, on Wednesday evening, two hours after losing their case to stop Tsvangirai's Saturday wedding to Elizabeth Macheka, filed another application seeking the cancellation of the marriage licence granted by the courts to the Prime Minister and his wife to be. ... Full story

Zim To Deport Satanist Refugees From Rwanda, DRC

Harare, September 13, 2012 - Zimbabwe is deporting Rwandese and Congolese refugees after they attempted to open a church which promotes Satanism in the country. ... Full story

Tsvangıraı Weddıng To Go Ahead

HARARE – The High Court has dismissed an application seeking to stop Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai from wedding his fiancée, Elizabeth Macheka. ... Full story

Judgement On Tsvangirai Wedding Expected On Wednesday

Harare, September 12, 2012 - High Court Judge, Justice Antonia Guvava on Tuesday reserved judgement to 1500 hours Wednesday in the case in which the former lover of the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is seeking to stop his wedding to his fiancée this Saturday. ... Full story

Zim To Launch Controversial Media Council

Harare, September 12, 2012 - Zimbabwe Media Commission chief executive officer, Tafataona Mahoso, announced Tuesday that the ZMC will launch a media commission to monitor media conduct and ethics. ... Full story

Billiart Warned Against Moving To Europe

Harare, September 12, 2012 - Former Zimbabwe national team player and 1992 Castle Soccer Star of the Year, Wilfred Mugeyi, has warned Warriors midfielder, Khama Billiart, against moving early to Europe, saying the move may kill his career. ... Full story

Gordhan to Meet Zim Finance Minister

Johannesburg — Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will meet his Zimbabwean counterpart Tendai Biti to discuss Zimbabwe's loan request, the finance ministry said on Monday. ... Full story

WOZA Storm Parliament

Harare, September 11, 2012- Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) on Tuesday stormed parliament demanding a date for a second all stakeholders conference to discuss the draft constitution. ... Full story

Zim Cricket Financial Woes Deepen

Harare, September 11, 2012 - The Zimbabwe Cricket has been evicted from Harare Sports Club where their offices were housed due to non-payment of rentals. ... Full story

Villagers Sue Diamond Mines

By Professor Matodzi HARARE, September 11, 2012- Zimbabwean villagers have unmasked the irresponsibility of three of the country’s controversial diamond mines, who are discharging raw sewage into rivers that have been their source of water supply for ages. ... Full story

South Africa Supplied Arms To Zim

Harare, September 10, 2012 – Zimbabwe, going through a decade long political crisis, received arms of war worth R2.25 million from the South African government. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Militia Demand Elections

By Professor Matodzi Harare, September 10, 2012 - Graduates of the notorious national youth service have petitioned the High Court seeking an order compelling President Robert Mugabe to set dates for the holding of by-elections in 38 vacant constituencies. ... Full story

Political tensions Rising in Tunisia

Tunis, September 09, 2012 - Political tensions are mounting in Tunisia, with the opposition adopting terms like "state party" and "theocracy" to attack the ruling Islamists, whose supporters have denounced their critics as remnants of the Ben Ali era. ... Full story

Regional Leaders meet on DRC Unrest

Kampala, September 09, 2012 - Regional heads of state began talks on Saturday in an effort to find a lasting solution to chronic unrest in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but less than a third of those invited turned up. ... Full story

Census Enumerators up in arms with government over payments

Harare, September 09, 2012 -- Census enumerators who were responsible for counting Zimbabweans in the past two weeks are up in arms with the government over the delays in their payments for the work done as well as lack of contracts for their services. ... Full story

Tsvangirai Launches "Yes" Campaign for Draft Constitution , Insists Will Not Budge

Harare, September 09, 2012 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai last Saturday officially launched his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) party’s Yes campaign for the new draft constitution where he insisted the controversial Copac document signed by all the three co-governing parties was final. ... Full story

Nigeria Police Guard Phone Masts

Abuja, September 08, 2012 - Nigerian police officers were guarding telecoms equipment across the country following a spate of attacks on phone masts in the north, the head of the police force said on Friday. ... Full story

Canada Suspends Ties With Iran

Ottawa, September 08, 2012 - Canada has closed its embassy in Iran and will expel all remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada within five days, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Friday, denouncing Tehran as the biggest threat to global security. ... Full story

Zim Premier Invites Nearly A Dozen African Leaders For His Wedding

Cape Town , September 08, 2012 - Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has invited nearly a dozen African leaders and other global high-rollers to his wedding on 15 September, in a telling show of the MDC leader’s pulling power, a report says. ... Full story

MDC-T/ZANU-F Legislators Ill-advised: Ncube

Harare, September 08, 2012 - Professor Welshman Ncube, the leader of the smaller faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), subject of a possible parliamentary probe pertaining to the US$700 million Essar steel deal, says his fellow legislators in ZANU-PF and the MDC-T are on an ill-advised fishing expedition. ... Full story

Zim Industry, Farmers Call For GMO Production To Avert Future Droughts

Bulawayo, September 08, 2012- Zimbabwe industry and farmers have urged government to adopt Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) production to ensure food security in the wake of ravaging drought in the country. ... Full story

Democratic Convention Has New Tone

In CHARLOTTE, September 07, 2012 — Legions of sidewalk vendors were doing a brisk business in Barack Obama-themed souvenirs. Around the convention hall, there was still the occasional echo of that familiar call-and-response: “Fired up!” “Ready to go!” ... Full story

Cash crunch - Zimbabwe Turns to SA

Harare, September 07, 2012 - Zimbabwe is turning to South Africa and Angola for help in plugging a $400m hole in its budget, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said on Thursday, lamenting a lack of foreign investment and aid from its traditional Western donors. ... Full story

DRC Opposition Accuses Kabila of Treason

Kinshasa , September 07, 2012- The main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday accused President Joseph Kabila of "high treason" over the "grave crisis" in the east, where the army is struggling to put down a rebellion. ... Full story

Former Lover Working With CIO: Tsvangirai Spin Doctors

Harare, September 07 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s spin-doctors say the premier’s former lover Locadia Karimatsenga Tembo is working with President Robert Mugabe’s spy agency to discredit their ahead of fresh polls after she filed court papers, seeking financial maintains. ... Full story

MDC Rubbishes Prof Ncube's Essar Probe

Bulawayo, September 07, 2012- The Movement for Democratic Change has rubbished recommendation made by a few misguided MDC T and ZANU PF parliamentarians for government to institute a probe into the alleged misconduct and corruption by Professor Welshman Ncube in the awarding of the Essar deal. ... Full story

ZBC Launches Anti-Copac Draft Constitution Program

Harare, September 06,2012- Zanu PF has amplified its Parliament led draft constitution (Copac)rejection voice by introducing a two hour long program on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)’s Power FM radio . ... Full story

Tsvangirai In US For Democrat Convention

Cape Town, September 06, 2012 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party has taken a swipe at Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai for abandoning a critical principals meeting to attend the Democratic Party Convention in the United States, a report said on Wednesday. ... Full story

Clinton Delivers Stirring Plea for Obama Second Term

CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 06, 2012 — Former President Bill Clinton and President Obama hugged onstage Wednesday night after Mr. Clinton delivered an impassioned plea on behalf of Mr. Obama’s re-election, the 42nd president nominating the 44th to a second term with a forceful and spirited argument that Democratic values would restore the promise of the middle class. ... Full story

ZIPRA Says Zanu PF Are Fraudsters

Bulawayo, September 06, 2012---ZIPRA War Veterans Association chairman Buster Magwizi said Zanu PF is are a bunch constitutional fraudsters who want to cause chaos in the country by rejecting Constitutional Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC) draft constitution which was signed by its negotiators. ... Full story

Chiefs Waylay Mzembi To Demand For Answers In Conservancy Saga

Harare, September 06, 2012 - The Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi was yesterday forced to have an impromptu meeting with angry chiefs who want Zanu PF officials invading conservancies evicted from the Lowveld area. ... Full story

SADC Troika Discusses Zim In Tanzania

Harare, September 05, 2012 - The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) troika on politics, defence and security met on Tuesday in Tanzania to discuss among other things, the impasse on the constitution making process in Zimbabwe. ... Full story

Low Key Start To Warriors Preparations

Harare, September 05, 2012 - Zimbabwe’s Warriors got off to a low key start to their preparations for Sunday’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola after only 14 players were at Tuesday’s training session at Rufaro Stadium. ... Full story

Ousted Canadian Doctor seeks refuge at Canadian embassy

Harare, September 05, 2012 - The Canadian doctor, who was recently forced to leave his post as the resident doctor at the famous Salvation Army church owned Howard Hospital, is now resident inside the Canadian embassy in Harare, sources say. ... Full story

Air Zimbabwe Woes Continue

Harare, September 04, 2012 - Air Zimbabwe woes continues to haunt the parastatal as the airline continue to delay flights due to operational problems. ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Chairman Refuses To Pay For Wife's Maintenance

Professor Matodzi Harare, September 04, 2012 - Zanu (PF) national chairperson, Simon Khaya Moyo, is refusing to cater for the upkeep of his estranged wife, Sibonokuhle in a case which exposes the former ruling party’s modest wealth as compared to the showy extravagance of some of his party associates. ... Full story

Securocrats Dont Trust Joice Mujuru: Wikileaks

Harare, September 03, 2012 - The Zimbabwe military does not trust Vice President Joice Mujuru such that securocrats will give power to Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa should President Robert Mugabe die before his successor is chosen, latest Wikileaks cables have shown. ... Full story

Lawyers Challenge Censorship Board Over Banned Play

By Professor Matodzi Harare, September 03, 2012 - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human rights (ZLHR) have petitioned the High Court seeking to overturn a ban imposed by the Board of Censors on a theatre play aimed at national healing and peace building. ... Full story

SA Shocked By Move To Charge Miners With Massacre

Johannesburg, September 02, 2012 - South Africa's justice minister on Friday rebuked prosecutors for charging 270 miners with the murder of 34 striking colleagues shot dead by police, saying the decision had caused "shock, panic and confusion" among the general public. ... Full story

Dos Santos' Party Heads For Angola Election Win

Luanda, September 02, 2012 - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' ruling MPLA party headed on Saturday for an expected comfortable win in national elections, with 74.46 percent after more than half the votes had been counted, electoral officials said. ... Full story

MDC To Hold Annual Conference in Bulawayo

Patric Chikwande Harare, September 02, 2012 - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party will end of September hold it's 13 th annual conference in Bulawayo where it enjoys most of its support. ... Full story

US Weighs Bin Laden Book Options

Washington, September 01, 2012 - The Pentagon is considering legal action against a former U.S. Navy SEAL whose book describes insider details of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but it has not made a final judgment on whether the book actually reveals secrets, a spokesman said Friday. ... Full story

Campaigns Play Loose With Truth in a Fact-Check Age

United States, September 01, 2012- In his very first television advertisement last year, Mitt Romney highlighted the nation’s dire unemployment crisis, its record number of home foreclosures and the rising national debt, and showed video of President Obama delivering this arresting remark: “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” ... Full story

Egyptian Beheaded By Sinai Militants

Cairo, September 01, 2012 - Egyptian police said they found a decapitated head in Sinai on Friday of a man kidnapped by Islamist militants, reportedly for his role in assassinating an extremist. ... Full story

Somalia Sets Presidential Election Date

Mogadishu, September 01, 2012 - The Somali parliament will hold a presidential election on 10 September, the final stage of a UN-backed process to set up a new administration for the war-torn country, an election official said on Friday. ... Full story

Mugabe-Tsvangirai To Be Separated By Run-Off – Survey

Harare, September 01, 2012 - A recent survey conducted by the Afrobarometer revealed that an instant presidential race pitting President Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai would again be decided by a run-off poll after the two political rivals emerged neck and neck during the survey. ... Full story

Zimbabwe, Botswana Seal P500 Million Deal

Harare, September 01, 2012 - Zimbabwe and Botswana will on Monday sign a memorandum of agreement that will see Gaborone opening up 500 million pula in lines of credit to revive its neighbour’s comatose industry. ... Full story