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Russia, In Spy Rift Riposte, Expels 59 Diplomats From 23 Countries

RUSSIA expelled 59 diplomats from 23 countries on Friday and said it reserved the right to take action against four other nations in a worsening ... Full story

Driver Stabbed To Death After Bakkie Slams Into Pedestrians, Killing 6

THE driver of a vehicle was allegedly stabbed to death after crashing into a group of pedestrians in Taylors Halt, Pietermaritzburg, killing six people on ... Full story

'I'm Still Persecuted Despite Stepping Down': Zuma

KWAZULU-NATAL - Former President Jacob Zuma received a rousing reception at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday. Zuma was attending a church service to mark Good ... Full story

War Vets Seek Sibanda, Gumbo, Mutasa Redmission

WAR veterans have recommended the readmission of Rugare Gumbo, Didymus Mutasa, Jabulani Sibanda and other veterans of the armed struggle who were either suspended or ... Full story

Soldiers Demand 'Free Sex' From Prostitutes As Reward For Ousting Mugabe

ZIMBABWEAN soldiers are reportedly demanding free sex from sex workers saying this was to show appreciation for their role in ousting former president Robert Mugabe, ... Full story

Ramaphosa Causes Stir As He Flies Economy Class

SOUTH AFRICAN President Cyril Ramaphosa was spotted travelling to Durban in economy class on a Safair flight on Friday morning. Ramaphosa's co-passengers snapped photos with the ... Full story

CIO Summon Protesters Over Banana Protest

THE Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) has summoned and ordered activists from a Kadoma based NGO to submit a report stating why they embarked on a ... Full story

Dzamara Search Not A Political Gimmick: Charamba

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) claims to have never rested in the search of pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara, who was allegedly abducted at a barbershop ... Full story

Stay Out Of Politics, ED Warns NGOs

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned that his government will not accept civil society organisations that wade into politics by using their money to effect regime ... Full story

Will Age Be A Factor In Zimbabwe's Poll?

THE candidates to watch ahead of Zimbabwe’s elections in the July poll are the incumbent, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, and the opposition Movement for Democratic ... Full story

Amnesty, Crisis On Renewed Police Search For Dzamara

By Staff Reporter Harare, March 28, 2018 – AMNESTY International-Zimbabwe has called on police force to demonstrate more commitment in their renewed pledge to look for ... Full story

Kenya Columnists Quit Nation Media Group Over 'Meddling'

EIGHT leading newspaper columnists have resigned from Kenya's largest media group, citing a "loss in editorial independence". In a joint statement, they suggested government interference in ... Full story

Malaysia Pushes For 10 Years Jail For Peddling Fake News

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government tabled a bill in parliament on Monday outlawing “fake news”, with hefty fines and up to ... Full story

Write Bad About Zanu PF, Not Us: MDC-T

IRKED by a story published in TellZim News last week exposing a clandestine plot to oust all the sitting MDC-T Masvingo urban councillors through imposition ... Full story

‘Set Election Timeframes, Benchmarks’

CIVIL society organisations have been challenged to set benchmarks and timeframes for the implementation of electoral reforms to push President Emmerson Mnangagwa to level the ... Full story

Mugabe 'Must Explain $15bn Diamond Looting'

EX-PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe will be asked to appear before a parliamentary committee to explain how diamonds worth $15 billion were looted from diamond fields in ... Full story

Parliament Okays Army Deployment In Polling Centres

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, March 26, 2018 - ZIMBABWE’S parliament has said that uniformed police officers and soldiers should be allowed to man polling stations during ... Full story

ED Seeks Counsel From Nigeria’s Ex-Military Ruler

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, March 26, 2018 - PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire for the 6th edition of the Africa CEO Forum where ... Full story

Birth Control Pill For Men

A MALE contraceptive pill has been developed which is effective, safe and does not harm sex drive, scientists have announced. In what has been described as ... Full story

Judge Denies Bill Cosby’s Request To Delay His Criminal Retrial

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania judge on Monday denied the latest request by Bill Cosby to delay his upcoming sexual assault retrial by 90 days. Lawyers for ... Full story

South Africa Let Me Down, Says Ousted Mugabe

FORMER President Robert Mugabe says South Africa should have sent troops instead of a team of negotiators to prevent his ouster by the military last ... Full story

92 Year-Old Chief Maromo Ties The Knot

CHIKOMBA – Former Minister of Lands and Rural Ressettlement Dr Douglas Mombeshora's father who is Chief Maromo has tied the knot at the age of ... Full story

Gweru Youth Chair Throat Slit In Zanu PF Violence

GWERU – A Zanu PF youth chair for Chiundura District in Midlands Province, Claudious Chikope (29) was killed in cold blooded murder on Friday night ... Full story

Zim's Alleged Externalisers List: Obscuring Private, Public Wealth to Shortchange the National Wealth

By Takura Zhangazha In late 2017, the new (and current) Zimbabwean government announced a general amnesty for individuals / corporates that had allegedly not accounted to ... Full story

ED Says 'Shocked' As 112 Parties Register With ZEC

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has questioned the authenticity of the number of new political parties that have been formed in the past few months to contest ... Full story

Yaya Toure Misses Ivory Coast Comeback Over 'Family Reasons'

MANCHESTER City midfielder Yaya Toure has pulled out of two friendly internationals over the next week for “family reasons”, officials said on Thursday, putting his ... Full story

Striking Doctors Defy Govt Threat To Stop Payment

GOVERNMENT said on Wednesday it would not pay salaries and allowances to striking junior doctors, taking a hard line in the first big labor dispute ... Full story

'Angry' Crocodile Blocks Entrance To Hwange Hospital

Hwange - A crocodile blocked the entrance to a hospital in the middle of Zimbabwe's coal-mining town of Hwange, sparking panic on Thursday. The crocodile was ... Full story

SA: Anglican Church Begins Urgent Consultations On Sexual Abuse

JOHANNESBURG – Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba says he has begun urgent consultations to strengthen procedures for dealing with cases of sexual abuse ... Full story

ED Says Spurred By NGO Pressure

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has signalled that he was prepared to work with “troublesome” civil society groups, describing them as a necessary evil whose noise has ... Full story

I Returned Home A Stranger, Says Journalist Violet Gonda

Nonee Walsh IN August 2000, Violet Gonda left her home country to study for an MA in International Journalism in London. She expected it would be ... Full story

Anglican Church Chancellor Sworn In As Trinidad and Tobago President

THE chief legal officer for the Anglican Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago has been sworn in as the country’s President. Paula Mae Weekes is a ... Full story

Man Flees After Wife Catches Him Wed Mistress

MASVINGO – A leopard never changes its spots so goes the African saying. John Chirongoma who left Masvingo Magistrates Court with tail under his legs after ... Full story

Bride Flees After Wife Catches Him Wed Mistress

MASVINGO – A leopard never changes its spots so goes the African saying. John Chirongoma who left Masvingo Magistrates Court with tail under his legs after ... Full story

Zanu PF To Strip Mugabe Of Immunity, Privileges?

ZANU PF says Robert Mugabe could lose his immunity and privileges as a former head of state and face expulsion from the party. This comes after ... Full story

'It Was Me Who Urged Mugabe To Resign,' Says Grace

FORMER first lady Grace Mugabe says she convinced her husband to stand down after last year’s military takeover when he was determined not to, it ... Full story

Trump To Seek Death Penalty For Drug Dealers

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump will present on Monday his plan to combat an opioid abuse epidemic which will include seeking the death penalty ... Full story

Russia Election: Putin Secures Fourth Term For Another Six Years

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday (March 18), extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years ... Full story

Strike: ZCC In Plea For Govt-Doctors Resolution

By Staff Reporter Harare, March 17, 2018 – THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has implored both government and striking junior doctors to urgently resolve their ... Full story

Khupe Sued For Grabbing Bulawayo Party Offices

  MDC-T Bulawayo provincial chairperson and deputy mayor Gift Banda has dragged party deputy president, Thokozani Khupe, to court for allegedly grabbing the opposition party’s provincial ... Full story

SA Cops On Trial Over Marikana Miners' Shootings

THE South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has welcomed the arrest and court appearance of nine senior police officers in connection with the Marikana ... Full story

Zambian President Lungu's Marriage On The Rocks

JOHANNESBURG - The marriage between Zambian President Edgar Lungu and his wife Esther has broken down irretrievably, the Zambian Observer reported. However, to avoid public drama, ... Full story

Could Zimbabwe Be Returning To The Commonwealth?

ZIMBABWE withdrew from the United Kingdom-led Commonwealth group of nations back in 2003 despite being a former colony of the UK. The southern African country’s exit ... Full story

Could Zimbabwe Be Returning To The Commonwealth?

ZIMBABWE withdrew from the United Kingdom-led Commonwealth group of nations back in 2003 despite being a former colony of the UK. The southern African country’s exit ... Full story

Mnangagwa Targets Looters’ Assets

THE government has ordered all those who “externalised” huge sums of money to acquire properties outside the country to declare their assets, as the deadline ... Full story

Kabila Opponents Meet In SA To Build Coalition Ahead Of Polls

Muldersdrift - Democratic Republic of Congo's top opposition leader and other figures opposed to longtime President Joseph Kabila are meeting in South Africa to build ... Full story

Infrastructural Boom Spreads Across Southern Africa

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE (IDN) – Waving a red cloth tied to a stick while signalling vehicles to stop, 35-year old Denford Muzvidziwa who dons blue ... Full story

Outrage Over Zambia's Sex Doll Ban

  LUSAKA - No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested - but Zambia is waging a ... Full story

China's Xi Joins Russia, Zimbabwe In Global Autocrat Club

Beijing - Recent history offers sobering lessons to China's Communist Party as the country's rubber-stamp parliament votes to allow President Xi Jinping to stay in ... Full story

'I'm Not An Idiot,' Mugabe Tells ED As Tensions Escalate

FORMER President Robert Mugabe, 94, has reportedly expressed his bitterness over the "way he was toppled", saying he is not ready for talks with his ... Full story

ERC Urges Media Participation In Poll Based Situation Room

By Nkosana Dlamini Gweru, March 09, 2018 - THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) has invited journalists to become part of its situation room, which aims to ... Full story

Heavy Police Presence As Activists Remember Dzamara

By Staff Reporter Harare, March 09, 2018 – THERE was a heavy police presence at the Africa Unity Square where rights group, Amnesty International led commemorations ... Full story

Zanu PF Panic Over Mugabe Shadow In Opposition Politics

ZIMBABWE’S ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ... Full story

Feminist Group Scolds Local Media Over Gender Bias

By Staff Reporter TOP feminist group, Gender and Media Connect (GMC) has called on the country’s mainstream media to increase its coverage of women in a ... Full story

Misa Confronts Chamisa Over Journalists' Harassment

By Staff Reporter THE Media Institute of Southern Africa (Zimbabwe) has approached MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa to express displeasure over the continued harassment of journalists at ... Full story

Amnesty International Demands ED Probe On Dzamara Disappearance

By Staff Reporter TOP rights group, Amnesty International says President Emmerson Mnangagwa should follow through on his commitment to investigate journalist-turned-pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara’s disappearance exactly ... Full story

New Mugabe-Backed Party 'Not A Threat To ED's Rule'

ZIMBABWE’S recently formed political party, the National Patriotic Front (NPF), is not likely to threaten President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rule, an analyst has said. In an ... Full story

ED Troubled By Mugabe's Links To New Party

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has told Zanu PF youth that he is not happy with reports that his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, is linked to a new ... Full story

ERC To Brief MPs On Zec's Poll Readiness

By Moses Chibaya THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) is set to appear before a parliamentary committee on Thursday to present its views on the Zimbabwe Electoral ... Full story

ED-Parties Indaba In Limbo As Opponents Lay Conditions

LEADERS of political parties have set pre-conditions for their attendance at the all political parties indaba which has been proposed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa ahead ... Full story

SA Doctor Urges Breast Feeding Moms To Donate Milk

A South African medical doctor is urging mothers to donate breast milk in order to feed needy babies as a way of saving their lives. Dr ... Full story

Nigerian President Buhari To Visit Boko Haram Territory

LAGOS - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the state where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by suspected Islamist militants last month, his office said, as ... Full story

Zimbabwe Shuns Listeriosis-Hit SA Cold Meats

JOHANNESBURG – Zimbabwe's health ministry has restricted the import of cold processed meat products from South Africa over the listeriosis outbreak. Zimbabwe Health Ministry’s Gerald Gwinji ... Full story

Mentally Disturbed Man Hacks Children To Death, Hit By Car

THE sound of screams rose from the Bhobhoyi home of Mary Smith as her son hacked his two-year-old niece and three-year-old nephew to death with ... Full story

Swaziland Withdraws Infected SA Meat From Shelves

MBABANE - Samuel Magagula, Swaziland's health ministry director, has confirmed that the kingdom has recalled contaminated South African meat products from the shelves of its ... Full story

SA Court Orders 8 Zim Children's Repatriation

Pretoria – Eight Zimbabwean children who were found by police in Rustenburg in November last year will be repatriated to Zimbabwe, the North Gauteng High ... Full story

Zanu PF Show Panic Over Mugabe Backed Party Launch

THE ruling Zanu PF party has reportedly been thrown into panic mode following the emergence of a new political party, New Patriotic Front (NPF), which ... Full story

MISA Slams Opening Of New ZBC Station

By Staff Reporter MEDIA Institute of Southern Africa director Tabani Moyo has slammed the recent opening of a new radio station by struggling state run, ZBC ... Full story

Mugabe Plots Return Through Proxies?

OUSTED President Robert Mugabe could be well on his way to making a return to national politics, albeit using an old ally as a proxy.   Zanu ... Full story

$15bn Diamond Scandal: Zim Parliament To Summon Mugabe?

Harare - A member of parliament in Zimbabwe says he wants parliament to summon former president Robert Mugabe to explain where $15 billion worth of ... Full story

Ethnicity Will Fuel Conflict In Zim: Bhebhe

MDC-T organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe has urged local party leaders against fomenting ethnic tensions, saying this had the potential of degenerating into a civil war. Bhebhe ... Full story

Akon In Ethiopia To Mark 122nd Anniversary Of Battle Of Adwa

SENEGALESE-born –United States pop star, Akon, is in Ethiopia as part of events to celebrate the infamous Battle of Adwa which happened 122 years ago. The ... Full story

Chamisa, Khupe supporters in fierce clashes in Bulawayo

POLICE in Bulawayo rushed in to stop violence as warring factions in the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC T) had a go at each other ... Full story

Man Fatally Shoots Himself In Front Of White House

WASHINGTON - A man fatally shot himself on the crowded pedestrian avenue directly in front of the White House on Saturday, officials said. "Adult male has ... Full story

Motorist Lured Into Rape Trap By Half-Naked Woman On Roadside

A female motorist who stopped to assist a seemingly frantic half-naked woman in South Africa's Mpumalanga found herself a victim of a trap which resulted ... Full story

'Horror' As Doctor Cuts Open Wrong Patient's Head

Nairobi – A Kenyan doctor has reportedly been suspended after performing a brain surgery on the wrong patient. According to Daily Nation, this was "one of ... Full story

Mugabe Pulls Down National Flag From Private Home

GWERU – The National flag which used to be hoisted at a Gweru house built and donated to former President Robert Mugabe by a land ... Full story

SA Repatriation Bid Of Zim Minors Spills Into Courts

Pretoria - On Wednesday, parents of eight Zimbabwean children filed an urgent application in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for an interdict to ... Full story

Furore As Zec Admits Employing Serving Soldiers

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has admitted to employing serving members of the army, the police and the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) before forcing them ... Full story

Buhari Orders Armed Protection Of Schools After Mass Abduction

Lagos - The office of Nigeria's president says police and civil defense forces are ordered to defend all schools in "liberated areas" of the northeast ... Full story

A Seized White Owned Farm Is Returned, But Uncertainty Reigns

Headlands - When the riot police arrived, Zimbabwean farmworker Mary Mhuriyengwe saw her life fall apart as her job and home disappeared in the ruthless ... Full story

Elizabeth Holds Private Church Service At Tsvangirai’s Highlands Home

THE late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangrai’s widow, Elizabeth Macheka, on Sunday held a private church service at the former Preme Minister’s Highlands mansion in the ... Full story