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Shambolic Zanu PF Primaries Signal Chaotic National Polls

THE chaotic scenes witnessed during the ruling Zanu PF party primary elections on Sunday which included late delivery of ballot papers, shambolic voters’ rolls and ... Full story

Zimbabwe trade fair sees growth in number of exhibitors

  THE 59th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has seen a 40% rise in direct exhibitors. Last year only 356 exhibitors participated, compared ... Full story

Egypt Jails Cops Over Pay Protest

CAIRO - A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced 13 policemen to between three and five years in prison for breaking an assembly law when ... Full story

Iran Newspaper Head Arrested Over 'Prostitutes' Story

Tehran - The head of Iran's reformist newspaper Shargh was arrested after residents of a northeastern city accused the paper of defamation over a report ... Full story

Government Legalises Mbanje Farming

  GOVERNMENT has legalised the production of cannabis (mbanje or dagga) for medicinal or scientific purposes. This was announced by Health and Child Care Minister David ... Full story

47 Drown While Fleeing Clashes In Congo

  GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - At least 47 people drowned when their boat capsized as they fled clashes between soldiers in northwestern Democratic ... Full story

Fresh Headaches For ED, VP Chiwenga As Teachers Threaten Strike

ZIMBABWEAN teachers will go on strike to demand an increase in salaries and allowances when schools reopen next month for the new term, the biggest ... Full story

SA Journalist Dies During Training Course In Egypt

THE sister of a Johannesburg journalist, who died while attending a training course in Egypt, says her family has been left devastated that she was ... Full story

‘I Don’t Know My Age, Ask My Wife’

MWENEZI - A 39-year old unlicensed bus driver who recently caused a scene at the Mwenezi Magistrates' Court by purporting to be possessed by some ... Full story

'Rise Up Against Old Leaders... Enough Is Enough,' Mapfumo tells youths

ZIMBABWEAN musician Thomas Mapfumo has reportedly urged young people to make a stand against the country's current crop of leaders whom he described as "old ... Full story

Zanu PF's Paul Mangwana In Battle For Political Life

By Upenyu Chaota Masvingo, April 27, 2018 – ZANU PF central committee member and national Secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana who is vying for ... Full story

Man Bitten By Shark, Mauled By Bear And Bitten By Snake

AN American man who was bitten by a shark in Hawaii has also previously been attacked by a rattlesnake and mauled by a bear. In less ... Full story

Turkish Court Sentences Journalists To Long Prison Terms

A Turkish court has convicted journalists and other senior staff members from an opposition newspaper on terror charges, in a case that has exacerbated concerns ... Full story

Graft Accused Nigerian Senator Jumps Off Moving Vehicle During Escort To Court

Nigerian senator, Dino Melaye was arrested on April 24 by police drawn from the Special Anti Robbery Squad. But while being taken to court in ... Full story

Swallow Your Pride And Come Back, Sikhala Tells Khupe

MDC-T secretary for mobilisation Job Sikhala has pleaded with leader of the opposition party’s breakaway faction, Thokozani Khupe to disband her party if she wants ... Full story

Tanzania Gives Bloggers 2 Weeks To Register, Pay Hefty $900 Fee

BLOGGERS in Tanzania have two weeks to register their platforms, including payment of the hefty $900 licence fee under the new Online Content Regulations 2018.   The ... Full story

Nicaragua Journalist Killed During Facebook Live

A journalist in Nicaragua has been shot dead while doing a live broadcast about anti-government protests. Ángel Gahona was reporting on damage at a bank in ... Full story

Mugabe Says Not Invited For Independence Celebrations

FORMER President Robert Mugabe has claimed that his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa did not invite him to attend the country’s 38th independence celebrations in Harare last ... Full story

Jacob Zuma's Fiancée Lives A Blessed Life

To Nonkanyiso Conco’s former college friends, her sudden lifestyle change a few years ago all makes sense now. The 24-year-old reportedly gave birth to former president ... Full story

Fired Nurses Return To Work, Sue VP Chiwenga

ZIMBABWE’S embattled nursing professionals have returned to work but have mounted a court challenge against Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and their employer seeking the reversal ... Full story

Man Shoots Wife Dead In Front Of In-Laws

MWENEZI - A 29-years-old man, who is said to be an employee of the Zimbabwe Amalgamation Housing Association (Zaha) in Chiredzi was recently arrested after ... Full story

Dabengwa To Challenge ED As Zapu Goes Solo

  ZAPU president, Dumiso Dabengwa (pictured) has been endorsed as the opposition party’s presidential candidate, days after cutting ties with the Coalition of Democrats (Code) – ... Full story

Man Makes Urgent High Court Application Over Plate Of Sadza

MASVINGO – The public knows High Court Judges for their seriousness when they plough through court cases, at least that's the expected decorum. It's not always! A ... Full story

VP Mohadi In SA For Treatment Of 'Undisclosed Ailment'

VICE President Kembo Mohadi is reportedly undergoing medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment in South Africa. The 68-year-old vice president missed a chance to appear before ... Full story

2018 Elections: Young Women, It’s Your Time!

By Loveness Nyathi ‘We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – ... Full story

ED Seeks Legal Reinforcement For 'Zimbabwe Is Open For Business' Thrust

ZIMBABWE is working on a new investment law to open up the economy to foreign investors, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, part of his ... Full story

Fired Striking Nurses Reject Dismissals

STRIKING Zimbabwean nurses that were fired by Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga have refused to buckle to government’s claims that they had been dismissed. The Zimbabwe Nurses’ Association ... Full story

Chiwenga In Bid To Hijack Fired Nurses' Wages: Mawarire

NATIONAL Patriotic Front (NPF) spokesperson Jealous Mawarire Wednesday accused Vice President Constantino Chiwenga of attempts to divert striking nurses’ funds to reward military officials who ... Full story

EFF Claims Malema Assassination Plot

THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) claims it's uncovered a plot to assassinate party leader, Julius Malema. The party believes a small group in the North West ... Full story

Tanzania's Diamond Platinumz Arrested Over Kiss

POPULAR Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz has been arrested for publishing "indecent" photographs on social media, the information minister told parliament on Tuesday. Since Monday images have ... Full story

Mugabes Left State House In 'Terrible State'

FORMER president Robert Mugabe and his family left the official presidential residences in a terrible state, with leaking roofs, broken flush handles and unkempt tennis ... Full story

Mugabe In Same League As Mobutu, Bokassa: Shiri

AGRICULTURE minister Perrance Shiri has lumped President Robert Mugabe in the same league with some of Africa’s late dictators, Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire) and Jean ... Full story

Two Black Men Arrested For 'Trespassing' In White Owned US Coffee Shop

AFRICANEWS is learning that the two black men arrested at a coffee shop in the United States last week have agreed to meet with Starbucks ... Full story

Liberia's Weah, Media On Edge As Reporter Flees

MONROVIA - With one Liberian newspaper facing a $1.8 million defamation case and a BBC journalist fleeing the country, there has been no honeymoon period ... Full story

VP Chiwenga: Vote ED If You Want To Live In Garden of Eden

RETIRED General Constantino Chiwenga has urged Zimbabweans to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu PF party in the forthcoming general elections. Speaking at ... Full story

Chamisa Faces Anti Alliance Rebellion In Masvingo

  By Upenyu Chaota Bikita, April 15, 2018 - THE loose coalition agreement between MDC-T and its partners faces further strain after party provincial chair for Masvingo, ... Full story

Uganda Plans Tax On Social Media Use, Rights Activists Cry Foul

KAMPALA - Uganda plans to slap a new tax on social media users from July to raise revenue, which human rights activists denounced as another attempt ... Full story

Zimbabwe's EFF Vows To Seize Mugabe Farms

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 15, 2018 - ZIMBABWE’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has vowed to seize former President Robert Mugabe’s multiple farms in keeping ... Full story

Chamisa Faces Anti Alliance Rebellion In Masvingo

  By Upenyu Chaota   Bikita, April 15, 2018 - THE loose coalition agreement between MDC-T and its partners faces further strain after party provincial chair for Masvingo, ... Full story

Tanzania Cyber Law Introduces $900 Fees For Bloggers, Compulsory Passwords

TANZANIA’S government has approved a law that will regulate content posted online, introducing fees for bloggers and online media in addition to policing morals and ... Full story

FIFA Refuse To Adjudicate Matter Between SA PSL and Tendai Ndoro

FIFA are said to have refused to make a judgement on the dispute between the Premier Soccer League and Ajax Cape Town striker Tendai Ndoro. The ... Full story

Mariah Carey Treated For Bipolar Disorder After Years Of ‘Denial’

MARIAH Carey has said she is no longer living in “denial and isolation” after being treated for bipolar disorder. The singer has told celebrity magazine People ... Full story

GZU Students Protest Over Poor Conditions

RIOT police on Thursday fired teargas canisters to disperse students at Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), who stormed the institution’s Mashava campus protesting against poor diet, ... Full story

Match ‘Open For Business’ Mantra With Free Media: Germany Media Group

GERMANY’S international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle’s Peter Limbourg has implored the Zimbabwean government to match the ‘new dispensation and the Zimbabwe is open for business’ mantra ... Full story

Reuters Journalists Will Face Trial For Work In Myanmar

A Myanmar judge ruled Wednesday that two Reuters reporters who documented a massacre of Rohingya Muslims will face trial for violating the Official Secrets Act ... Full story

After Mugabe, EU Mulls Increased Development Support For Zimbabwe

THE end of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the international community to engage with Zimbabwe, European Development Commissioner Neven Mimica said ... Full story

‘ED Never Promised To End Cash Shortages In 100 days’

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa never promised the nation that cash shortages will end in his first 100 days in office after Operation Restore Legacy, Justice minister ... Full story

Zanu PF 'Used $70m Diamond Money To Buy Poll T-shirts': Moyo

A FORMER cabinet minister in Zimbabwe claims the ruling party used revenue from diamond fields in the east of the country to pay for $70 ... Full story

How The Current Electoral System Impacts People With Disability

By Mokhumi Valela THE crucial 2018 harmonised elections are upon us as the nation of Zimbabwe. As different stakeholders prepare for this decisive process for our ... Full story

'Hundreds Dead' After Military Plane Crash In Algeria

AT least 247 people have died after a military plane crashed in Algeria, media reports say. Twenty-six members of Polisario Front, supported by Algeria and seeking ... Full story

Ex-Hubby Storms Classroom, Shoots Teacher Dead

A 42-year-old teacher was shot dead, allegedly by her ex-husband, in front of primary school children in Saldanha, on the West Coast, on Wednesday morning, ... Full story

Govt To Invite EU Poll Observers For The First Time In 15 Years

ZIMBABWE will invite Western powers to monitor its national elections for the first time in more than 15 years, official papers showed on Tuesday, ending ... Full story

Chamisa Calls For TRC On Gukurahundi Massacres

THE Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Nelson Chamisa has called on the Zimbabwean government to set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to deal ... Full story

Nigeria Man Caught With US$400,000 Fake Dollars

NIGERIA’S anti-corruption outfit has arrested a man in possession of fake dollar bills. The suspect faces likely prosecution over possession of fake currency. According to the ... Full story

Journalists, Police Smoke Peace Pipe

MASVINGO - The cat and mouse relationship that existed between journalists and members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) will be a thing of the ... Full story

Mugabe's Delay In Meeting Mnangagwa 'Is To His Own Detriment'

ROBERT Mugabe's delay in meeting his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa to resolve their differences is to the former president's own detriment, a presidential spokesperson says. Mugabe is ... Full story

Streak Hits Back At Racism Claims From Zim Cricket

FORMER Zimbabwe head coach Heath Streak has hit back at claims that he operated in a racist manner during his time in charge of the ... Full story

Zim Government Calls On Citizens To Return Home

THE new dispensation in Harare needs the buy-in and investment of millions of Zimbabweans who left the country and settled elsewhere, particularly the multitudes resident ... Full story

Mmusi Maimane Re-Elected Democratic Alliance Leader

MMUSI Maimane has been re-elected as the leader of the Democratic Alliance, the main opposition party in South Africa. He was confirmed as party leader this ... Full story

Zuma Must ‘Go Back To Robben Island’

FORMER South African president Jacob Zuma must be jailed if convicted of corruption, ANC veteran Andrew Mlangeni has said. “It doesn’t matter if it is the ... Full story

Mnangagwa’s Chinese Dream Invites Scorn, Sparks ‘Dictatorship’ Fears

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s pledge to introduce socialism in Zimbabwe, copying the Chinese leadership model has been ridiculed by analysts, who say the remarks show the ... Full story

Botswana Swears In 30-Year-Old Minister And Twitter Can’t Get Enough Of Her

BOTSWANA’S new president Mokgweetsi Masisi has sworn in his 18-member cabinet on Wednesday which includes the country’s youngest member of parliament Bogolo Joy Kenewendo. The 30-year-old ... Full story

ANC Besiege ‘Drunk’ Man Who Posted ‘Insulting’ Winnie Meme

A Roodepoort man has found out what happens when you post a “disrespectful” meme of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on a community WhatsApp group. Members of the ANC ... Full story

Bus Crew Member Found With 16 Stamped Passports

BEITBRIDGE-A Zimbabwean bus crew member has been arrested after South African Revenue Service scanner officials found him in possession of 16 Zimbabwean passports which had ... Full story

Nigerian Bank Robbery Kills 9 Cops, 6 Civilians

ROBBERS attacked two banks and a police station, killing 15 people including nine police officers in Offa, central Nigeria, police learned Friday. Late Thursday afternoon, “a ... Full story

Police 'Closing In' On Grace In Ivory Probe

HARARE - Zimbabwean police investigating an ivory-smuggling racket will soon question former first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of arranging shipments abroad, a government-owned ... Full story

Man City Were Offered Pogba In January - Guardiola

MANCHESTER CITY were offered the chance to sign Manchester United's Paul Pogba during the January transfer window, according to City manager Pep Guardiola. "I said no. ... Full story

Zuma Tells Followers Charges Against Him Political

DURBAN - Former president Jacob Zuma on Friday told a crowd of his supporters the criminal charges against him are political. Zuma made his first ... Full story

Police Block Pro-Electoral Reforms March

CIVIL society organisations under the banner of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) intending to march and petition Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and Justice ministry were ... Full story

Ethiopia Releases 11 Journalists, Politicians Once Again

A lawyer says 11 journalists, politicians and bloggers in Ethiopia who were detained last month for allegedly displaying an outlawed flag and gathering in violation ... Full story

Girl With Albinism Forced To Drink Brake Fluid Before Murder

WITBANK - Gabisile Shabane, a 13-year-old girl with albanism who was kidnapped with another child from their home in Hlalanikahle in Mpumalanga, was forced to ... Full story

India Injects Billions To Boost Zimbabwe's Electricity Supply

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe is expected to benefit from a $2-billion (R23.8-billion) solar financing facility provided by India to several African countries, Construction Review reported. It said ... Full story

Seven perish in Rutenga car crash

SEVEN people died in a road accident last night when a Mazda MPV vehicle and a Tombs bus trailer collided in Rutenga close to Avunga ... Full story

Zuma Supporters To Hold Night Vigil Before His Court Appearance

A night vigil will be held in Durban on Thursday night ahead of former president Jacob Zuma's court appearance on Friday. The vigil is expected to ... Full story

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: The System Hated Her More Than Anyone Else

  GROWING up white in 1980s' Pretoria there were two figures that were demonised by the system of apartheid and Christian National Education more than any ... Full story

Govt Not Responsible For Security In Bob's Private Businesses: Mpofu

HOME Affairs minister Obert Mpofu has said it is the responsibility of the former First Family to provide security for its private assets, but said ... Full story

Brilliant Wisdom, Fierce Beauty: Graça Pays Tribute To Her ‘Big Sister’ Winnie

GRACA MACHEL has penned an emotional tribute to her “big sister”, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, saying that she is struggling to accept her death. Machel lauded Madikizela’s “resilient ... Full story

ED Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa met with his host and counterpart President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Tuesday. President Mnangagwa ... Full story

Six Mine Workers Burnt To Death After Bus Torched

SIX mineworkers have been killed after the bus they were travelling in was set alight in Limpopo on Monday evening. The six, four men and two ... Full story

South Africa Mourns Struggle Icon Winnie Mandela

Johannesburg - Struggle veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died at the age of 81, her family confirmed in a statement on Monday. "It is with profound sadness ... Full story

'I'm Suffocating. Tell Mama That I Loved Her,' Girl's Last Words In Mall Fire

Kemerovo - Trapped inside a movie theater at a burning shopping center, 11-year-old Vika Pochankina made a panicked phone call to her aunt and delivered ... Full story

Woman Turns Habitual Ecocash Money Thief

MASVINGO – Neria Gatsi (22) of Mucheke B in Masvingo has become a regular guest at the local magistrates' courts for stealing money through electronic ... Full story

Grace Lied About Makorokoza Farm Invasion: Mpofu

GOVERNMENT has dismissed claims by former First Lady Grace Mugabe that gold panners had invaded her citrus farm in Mazowe, saying instead, she was embroiled ... Full story