VP Nkomo dies (updated story)

HARARE, January 17, 2013 - ZIMBABWE second Vice President John Nkomo has died. Nkomo (79), who had been battling an undisclosed cancer, passed on around noon on Thursday in South Africa. ... Full story

Machisa Denied Bail

HARARE, JANAURY 16 - Zimrights director, Okay Machisa, was on Wednesday remanded in custody to 30 January after a Harare magistrate denied him bail, saying his case was of national interest ... Full story

Biden: Obama Exploring Executive Orders To Combat Gun Violence

Washington, January 10, 2913 - President Barack Obama is exploring executive orders to help stop mass shootings in America, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday. ... Full story

Tanzanian Radio Journalist Found Dead, Foul Play Suspected

Issa Ngumba (45), a special correspondent for Radio Kwizera in Kakonko District, Kigoma region was found dead on Tuesday in the Kajuhuleta forest, three days after he went missing under mysterious circumstances. ... Full story

Zimbabwe Safari Grabs 'Could Harm Tourism': Envoy

Johannesburg, January 10, 2013 - Germany warned Wednesday that takeovers of foreign-owned safari ranches by Zimbabwean politicians could jeopardise the country's co-hosting this year of a UN tourism conference. ... Full story

Zim On SADC Meeting Agenda

Tanzania, January 10, 2013 - Zimbabwe's unresolved political crisis will again be on the agenda at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting in Tanzania on Thursday. ... Full story

Igesund: We Were Very Unlucky

Johannesburg, January 09, 2013 - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says his side were better than Norway despite losing 1-0 to the 24th ranked team in a friendly international match at a packed Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday. ... Full story

Indian Rape Accused To Plead Not Guilty, Seek Trial

India, January 09, 2013 - Three of the men accused of raping and murdering an Indian student in a case that has provoked widespread anger with the government and police will plead not guilty, their lawyer said on Wednesday, citing lapses in the police investigation. ... Full story

Fiery Zambian Opposition Leader Held

Lusaka, January 9, 2013 - Authorities arrested outspoken Zambian opposition leader Nevers Mumba on Tuesday for graft allegedly committed more than two years ago when he was the country's ambassador to Canada. ... Full story

Grace Mugabe School Opens

Mazowe,January 09, 2013 - The Grace Mugabe Junior School has opened its doors to the first group of students in Mazowe according to state radio. ... Full story

World's Development Needs Urgent

January 08, 2013 - Four years after the global financial crisis struck, the world still faces major economic challenges. Shocks from Europe, Asia or the US could undermine recoveries in many developing countries, hurting the poor the most. ... Full story

Love Ambush of Zuma Thwarted

Nkandla, South Africa, January 08, 2013 - A KWAZULU-Natal businesswoman was sent packing after pulling a sneaky move to declare her affections for President Jacob Zuma during a public function on Tuesday. ... Full story

Mugabe's Plan To Outsmart Zuma Ahead of 2013 Election

January 08, 2013 - As Zimbabwe gears up for elections later this year, Robert Mugabe's opponents are welcoming the re-election of South African president Jacob Zuma as leader of the ANC. Unlike his predecessor Thabo Mbeki, Zuma is seen by the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) parties, pro-democracy civil society groups and private media as less sympathetic to the Zimbabwean president. "Mugabe stuck with Zuma", ran one banner headline after the ANC conference in Mangaung. ... Full story