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New Misa-Zimbabwe Chief Vows More Media Freedom Push

By Staff Reporter NEWLY APPOINTED Misa-Zimbabwe director Tabani Moyo has vowed to scale up the media group's efforts to defend journalists and fellow citizens who may ... Full story

'Give Chiefs Powers To Try Rape Cases'

THE Ministry of Women and Youth Affairs is mulling amending the country's sexual offenses legislation to give traditional leaders powers to try rape cases in ... Full story

SA Seeks Land Expropriation Without Compensation

Cape Town – "No one is going to lose his or her house. No one is going to lose his or her flat. No one ... Full story

Soldiers Make Up 15% Of Zec Staff

NEWLY-APPOINTED Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson, Priscilla Chigumba , has admitted that ex-soldiers constituted 15% of the electoral management body’s staff complement. She also added that ... Full story

The Namibian Tribe Where Sex Is Offered To Guests

THE people of Ovahimba and Ovazimba tribes in the Kunene and Omusati regions in Northern Namibia have an upheld culture that has defied western influence ... Full story

Nigeria Govt Confirms 110 Girls Missing After Boko Haram Attack

One hundred and ten girls remain unaccounted for following an attack on a school in the town of Dapchi in the northeastern Nigerian state of ... Full story

ED 'Remains Mum Over Itai Dzamara's Abduction'

ACTIVIST Patson Dzamara has said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has remained "mum" over his brother Itai's disappearance nearly 3 years ago. Itai went missing ... Full story

ED Urges Patience As He Winds Up Barren 100 Days In Office

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appealed for patience as he winds up his first 100 days in office, saying “it takes more than 100 days to ... Full story

Nigeria's President Calls Mass Schoolgirl Abduction 'National Disaster'

ABUJA - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called the abduction of scores of girls from a school in the northeast by the Islamist militant ... Full story

Violence Rocks Harare After Police Shooting

VIOLENCE rocked the Harare central business district late Thursday evening after police officers allegedly shot and reportedly killed a bystander after engaging in running battles ... Full story

Govt Reverses Harare CBD Kombi Ban Order

By Staff Reporter Harare, February 22, 2017 - GOVERNMENT has immediately reversed its unpopular decision to ban commuter omnibus operators from ferrying passengers into the Harare ... Full story

More Than 100 Girls 'Missing' After Boko Haram School Attack

Damaturu - More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, police said, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria ... Full story

US Embassy, CSOs Condemn Khuphe Attack

By Staff Reporter Harare, February 22, 2018 - THE US embassy in Harare and civic groups in the country have roundly condemned Tuesday’s intra-party violence which ... Full story

Mugabe 'Well And Resting' But Mum On Birthday: Gono

ZIMBABWEANS marked Robert Mugabe's 94th birthday on Wednesday with an official day off, but without the extravagant cakes and fawning tributes that defined February 21 ... Full story

Rest Well Mr Tsvangirai, Life Is Nobody's Friend Anyway

By Tanonoka Joseph Whande (Sunday Standard) Life is cruel; it is not user friendly. We spend our lives preparing for it after our parents spend more than ... Full story

Mugabe Says Resigned For Peace's Sake

FORMER President Robert Mugabe told visiting African Union (AU) chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat on Monday that he resigned on his own for the sake of ... Full story

Cracks Emerge Between ED, Chiwenga

TENSIONS are reportedly "intensifying" between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the "military clique surrounding him". Senior government sources indicated last week that military elements within the ... Full story

ED Appoints Peace And Reconciliation Commission Chair

PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has appointed Retired Justice Selo Masole Nare as the chairman of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission. Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet ... Full story

An Election Without Mugabe, Tsvangirai

HARARE - Zimbabweans will, for the first time since 2002, vote in a presidential election without its two main political characters; Robert Mugabe and the late Morgan ... Full story

Malema Pays Tribute To Tsvangirai

ECONOMIC Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema on Monday paid tribute to the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, saying South Africa should learn from what ... Full story

Zanu PF To Use Tsvangirai’s Funeral To Lure Voters: Madiro

ZANU PF Manicaland chairman Mike Madiro has urged party members to take advantage of MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai’s death to woo supporters ahead of the ... Full story

Botswana Hangs Man Who Killed Girlfriend And Her Son

BOTSWANA has hanged a man for murdering his girlfriend and her son, the first execution in two years by the only southern African nation not ... Full story

Out Of Job Mugabe Still Puts On Suits: Mukonori

FORMER President Robert Mugabe was persuaded out of office three months ago - but he still wears his trademark suits, it was reported on Sunday. Father ... Full story

Girl (14) Elopes With Boyfriend (23)

GWERU – A 14-year-old girl from Mkoba Suburb in Gweru has lost her virginity over a Pizza. The girl whose name cannot be disclosed because of ... Full story

Ramaphosa To Deliver His First SONA

JOHANNESBURG – The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is set to go ahead on Friday. The SONA will be delivered by newly-elected President Cyril Ramaphosa ... Full story

Funeral Drama As Khuphe Confronts Chamisa Over 'Coup'

MDC-T deputy president Thokozani Khupe on Thursday accused her co-deputy Nelson Chamisa of shamelessly staging a coup and usurping power at a time the opposition ... Full story

Ramaphosa Succeeds Zuma As South African President

Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa's president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. He was the only candidate nominated by parliament, which is dominated ... Full story

Tsvangirai To Receive State Assisted Funeral

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says the late former Prime Minister and MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai will be given a state assisted funeral. Speaking to journalists on Thursday, ... Full story

Zuma Finally Resigns As South Africa's President

South Africa's embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday ... Full story

Tsvangirai dies of cancer aged 65

OPPOSITION Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has died. Details surrounding his death were not known but Tsvangirai was suffering from colon cancer and ... Full story

BREAKING: No O’Level Exam Resit, Orders High Court

THE High Court has ordered the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZimSec) to abandon its controversial order to convene the resitting of the 2017 Ordinary English ... Full story

Zacras, Misa Challenge ED On Broadcasting Regime

By Staff Reporter Harare, February 14, 2017 - MEDIA based groups have called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to follow through on his vows to a free ... Full story

Britain To Deport 2 500 Zimbabweans: Ambassador

The British government has announced its intention to repatriate some 2500 Zimbabweans who have no documents to stay in the United Kingdom. This was revealed by ... Full story

Chiwenga Orders Recalling Of 4 Chiredzi MPs

CHIREDZI – Vice President (Rtd) General Constantino Chiwenga has ordered Zanu PF structures in Masvingo to recall all its four MPs in Chiredzi who allegedly ... Full story

MDC-T Recalls Harare Mayor Manyenyeni

MDC-T has recalled Harare mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni for allegedly failing to implement party directives at the cash-strapped local authority. Clr Manyenyeni will, however, continue as ... Full story

White Farmers 'May Soon Be Compensated' For Lost land

Harare – The government has set up a committee that will spearhead the process of compensating white farmers whose farms where seized during the country's ... Full story

Ousted Mugabe Sucked Into Chivayo Shady Deals

DEPOSED President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace were on Monday named in businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s shady $7 million Gwanda solar project, as members of ... Full story

Matanga Replaces Chihuri As Police Boss

President Mnangagwa has, with immediate effect, appointed Deputy Commissioner-General Tandabantu Godwin Matanga as substantive Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). The announcement was made by ... Full story

Three voices of hope from Zimbabwe

By Claus Grue   In November last year the 37-year rule of President Robert Mugabe came to an end. Two months later, the mood among Zimbabweans can ... Full story

Who Will Replace Bishop Chad Gandiya As Harare Anglican Diocese Head?

By Precious Shumba   The Anglican Diocese of Harare which is part of the Church of the Province of Central Africa is set to be choosing a new ... Full story

Soldiers Besiege Police Station After Detectives Shoot Colleague

A GROUP of Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) officers briefly cordoned and shut down Gweru Police Station in protest over the alleged shooting and arrest of ... Full story

MPs Grill Chivayo Over botched Solar Project

By Staff Reporter Harare, February 12, 2017 - THE Temba Mliswa chaired Mines and Energy committee is this Monday set to grill Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo ... Full story

Russian Plane Crashes Near Moscow, Kills All 71 Aboard

MOSCOW — A Russian plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow shortly after takeoff on Sunday afternoon, killing all on board. Flight 703, operated by the ... Full story

EU, UN To Observe Polls: ED

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday said the country was going into elections in July and that government would invite regional and international observers to monitor ... Full story

Zimbabwe To Erect Bob Marley Statue

AS Jamaica prepares to celebrate the birth of world-renowned Reggae icon, Bob Marley, Zimbabwe has been given the go-ahead to have a statue erected in ... Full story

Zambia Police Vows Arrest Over Sex Dolls And Vibrators

Police in Zambia have threatened to arrest persons found in the possession of sex dolls and vibrators, a local portal, Mwebantu reports. According to police spokesperson, ... Full story

ED Says No Plans To Return Land To Whites

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday said the country will not return land seized from former white commercial farmers almost two decades ago. "It will never happen," ... Full story

Musician Chicco's Son Sucked Into Ex-Bafana Bafana Goalie's Murder

The man accused by the public of having killed former Bafana Bafana footballer, Senzo Meyiwa says he was a coward on the fateful day but ... Full story

Ethiopia Pardons 746 Prisoners

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia will release 746 more prisoners, including a journalist and a senior opposition official who were jailed for conspiracy to commit terrorist ... Full story

Biti Urges UN Observers For ‘Violent’ 2018 Polls

By Nkosana Dlamini PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) leader and MDC Alliance principal, Tendai Biti (pictured) has called for the immediate deployment of United Nations (UN) observers ... Full story

Date Set For Diaspora Vote ConCourt Challenge

THE Constitutional Court (ConCourt) will on February 14 hear a challenge by three Zimbabwean nationals seeking changes to the country’s laws which forbid locals based ... Full story

Date Set For Diaspora Vote ConCourt Challenge

THE Constitutional Court (ConCourt) will on February 14 hear a challenge by three Zimbabwean nationals seeking changes to the country’s laws which forbid locals based ... Full story

Zanu PF Seeks Ban On Grace Style Wife Praise

It seems Zanu PF still fears the ghost of Grace Mugabe and the party has since banned slogans praising wives of leaders, with leaders saying ... Full story

Kenyatta Afraid Of Odinga, Says Odinga Aide

“They are scared of Raila Odinga, I mean if you touch Raila Odinga, the country burns down immediately, without any fear of contradiction I can ... Full story

MDC-T Row Escalates Amid Growing Tsvangirai Health Fears

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday said he was recovering well despite widespread reports that he was in a critical condition. Tsvangirai, who revealed in ... Full story

Calls For Mnangagwa To Expedite Media Reforms

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa should crack the whip on bureaucrats dilly-dallying over implementation of media reforms that are key towards entrenching democracy, the Media Institute of ... Full story

Kenyatta Descends On Odinga Allies Over Mock Inauguration

Nairobi - Kenyan police on Tuesday charged a politician over witnessing the mock inauguration last week of opposition leader Raila Odinga, an event the government ... Full story

Kabila Ready To Quit, To Name Successor In July

President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila will not contest in elections when they are next held, the information minister Lambert Mende ... Full story

ERC, Partners Urge Stop In Poll Based Violence

By Nkosana Dlamini THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) has joined forces with few other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to call for, chief among their demands, a ... Full story

Teachers Fume Over New Curriculum Text Books

VICTORIA Falls teachers are up in arms with the Primary and Secondary Education ministry over new religious and cultural books that they claim and carried ... Full story

Forget About Tsvangirai’s Ill Health, Says Mwonzora

MUTARE – MDC-T secretary general, Douglas Mwonzora last weekend scorned party members who are fiercely jostling to succeed Morgan Tsvangirai, saying the ailing veteran opposition ... Full story

Don't Behave Like Grace Mugabe - Mutsvangwa

Spouses of Government officials and politicians should not involve themselves in the country’s decision-making processes, Special Advisor to the President Christopher Mutsvangwa has said. Speaking at ... Full story

'Chigumba Appointment As ZEC Boss Not Enough'

WASHINGTON - A leading opposition member says what Zimbabweans need today are fundamental changes to the country’s electoral commission and its functions, the affirmation of ... Full story

Man Dies While Attending A Funeral

BIKITA - Residents of Kufakunesu village were left shocked and traumatised after a man from the neighbouring Mukomondero village under Chief Mkanganwi tragically died at ... Full story

Zimbabwe Should Press On With Fair Land Reform - Britain

Zimbabwe should press on with transparent and fair land reform, Britain said on Friday, as Harare’s new leaders look to overhaul policies that evicted thousands ... Full story

'Betrayed And Abandoned' Mugabe Says Sorry To Mujuru

Harare - President Robert Mugabe has met with Joice Mujuru, the deputy president he sacked four years ago, and apologised for chasing her out of ... Full story

Zimbabwe Hopes To Rise From The Ashes In 2018

In our series of letters from Africa, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe looks at what is in store for Zimbabweans in 2018 following the resignation of 93-year-old ... Full story

Kenyan Cops Besiege Journalists Over Odinga Swear In

NAIROBI - Three Kenyan journalists said on Thursday they spent the night in their newsroom in fear of arrest, watching plainclothes policemen camped outside, and ... Full story

Group Plans Gukurahundi Memorial On Mugabe's Birthday

BULAWAYO based pressure group Ibhetshu LikaZulu has planned to hold a memorial service for Gukurahundi victims during ex-President Robert Mugabe’s birthday this month. Mbuso Fuzwayo, national ... Full story

ERC Corners Mudede To Issue IDs To Residents

By Nkosana Dlamini DOZENS of disadvantaged residents from Harare’s Hopley Farm Wednesday finally managed to register under the biometric voter registration (bvr) exercise following the successful ... Full story