Uganda Slaps Tax On Social Media Users To Curb 'Gossip'

UGANDAN users of Whatsapp, Facebook, Skype and other social media will from July have to pay a daily tax, according to a new law which ... Full story

Church Leaders To Hold Welcoming Home Prayers For Zuma

THE National Interfaith Council of South Africa, in partnership with the Commission for Religious Affairs, is expected to hold welcoming home prayers for former president ... Full story

Nakamba Eager For UEFA Champions League Participation

WARRIORS’ midfielder Marvelous Nakamba is excited by the prospect of participating in the UEFA Champions League group phase after his team Club Brugge gained automatic ... Full story

Mnangagwa warns would-be plotters against his rule

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday said he has unearthed a plot to impeach him soon after the elections by candidate MPs from his own Zanu ... Full story

Kenyan Court Blocks New Online Rules After Free Speech Petition

  A new cybercrime law came into force in Kenya on Wednesday, but without a ban on “false” information, after bloggers and journalists won a court ... Full story

Ghana's Faceless Journalist Demands His 'True' Identity, Twitter Erupts

A faceless investigative journalist in Ghana has set twitter ablaze with a question asking about his own identity. Despite having lived and worked in Ghana ... Full story

Zim's New Boeing Aircraft Sent For Repairs A Month After Delivery

A Boeing aircraft belonging to Zimbabwe's new airline has been flown back to Malaysia for a service barely a month after it landed in Harare. The ... Full story

Over 100 Names Missing On Voters’ Roll In Binga

MDC-T Matabeleland North provincial spokesperson Themba Munkombwe has claimed that over 100 villagers’ names were missing from the voters’ roll at one of the polling ... Full story

Masvingo Mayor Loses MDC Primary Election

MASVINGO Mayor, Hubert Fidze is one of the biggest casualties of the MDC T primary elections after he lost in  Ward 6. Fidze lost to former ... Full story

At Least 10 'Beheaded' By Unknown Assailants In Mozambique

BBC Monitoring is reporting that "at least 10 people have been beheaded" by unidentified attackers in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado. Quoting Mozambique's state radio, ... Full story

Zimbabweans Stampede For Fridges In Economy Of Hike Prices

DESPITE the pledge of Emmerson Mnangagwa's new administration to end cash shortages and right the economy, the desperation shown by companies and consumers in Zimbabwe ... Full story

eSwatini King Should Leave Politics And Focus On Marrying – Malema

SOUTH African politician Julius Malema says the King Mswati of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) should leave politicians in the country to thrive. According to Malema, who leads ... Full story

Mnangagwa 'In SA For Medical Checks'

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly left the country for "medical checks" in South Africa. A report quoted government sources as saying that Mnangagwa had travelled for ... Full story

Ex-Minister Claims CIO Death Threat

FORMER Higher and Tertiary education deputy minister Godfrey Gandawa has accused members of the Central Intelligence Organisation of threatening to kill him after his decision ... Full story

Egyptians Hopeful Salah Can Play World Cup Despite Injury

EGYPT’S Youth and Sports Minister Khalid Abd El-aziz has expressed hope that Liverpool’s Egypt forward Mohammed Salah would make it to the world cup final ... Full story

Over 100 Migrants Escape From Libya Trafficking Camp

MORE than 100 east African migrants escaped from a camp in the Libyan town of Bani Walid where they were being held hostage and tortured, ... Full story

Emmerson Mnangagwa: A Worse Than Mugabe Is Here

By Fortune N. Mlalazi When the November 2017 coup was conducted by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, a frenzy gripped the Zimbabweans as they celebrated the fall ... Full story

Journalist Narrates Ordeal In The Hands Of Abusive Minister

MY horror encounter with Finance deputy minister Terrence Mukupe on Thursday May 24, will remain etched in my mind forever. Early in the day a colleague ... Full story

Botswana Hangs Man Convicted Of Murder And Robbery In 2015

AUTHORITIES in Botswana have confirmed the hanging on Friday morning of a convicted murderer. The government said on its social media handles that 37-year-old Uyapo ... Full story

'Witch', 'Prostitute', Women To Face Sexism In Zimbabwe Elections

SINCE 2008 Zimbabwe has been holding harmonised elections whereby representatives of local authorities‚ parliament [National Assembly and Senate]‚ provincial councils and‚ most importantly‚ the presidency ... Full story

Zim's New Party Aims At 'Modernising' Rural Areas While 'Keeping Traditions Intact'

ZIMBABWE'S newly formed opposition, the Chiefs Party, says it is aiming at making an impact in the country's rural areas "which need to be modernised" ... Full story

African Nations Wage War On Offshore Corruption

ABUJA - Former British prime minister David Cameron called Nigeria "fantastically corrupt", but his country ranks among the top destinations for stolen assets from African ... Full story

Zanu PF Promises Heaven And Earth As fresh Elections Loom

ZANU PF says that if it is re-elected in the forthcoming national polls, it will focus on opening the country for business, fighting corruption and ... Full story

Govt Shelves Plans To Licence Cannabis Growers

THE Zimbabwe government has put on hold plans to issue licences to farmers to grow marijuana for medical and research purposes, citing the need to ... Full story

Alliance Partners Accuse MDC-T Of Grabbing Seats

OTHER partners in the MDC Alliance have accused the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC-T party of encroaching into constituencies allocated to the coalition’s smaller parties and pushing ... Full story

Opposition Will Be Allowed To Monitor Printing Of Ballot Papers: ZEC Boss

ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) chair Priscilla Chigumba says political parties will be invited to monitor the printing of ballot papers for this year’s elections but ... Full story

Ritual Killer Confesses…Names 4 Businessmen He Sold Human Body Parts

A HONDE Valley man, who is being troubled by the avenging spirits of people he murdered for ritual purposes together with 11 accomplices, has opened ... Full story

64 Ticketed For Digging Road To ED’s Home

SHURUGWI – Sides of the highway leading to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rural home have become a serious safety risk after hordes of illegal chrome miners ... Full story

Popular Zambian Anti-corruption Singer Detained

POPULAR Zambian musician and activist Fumba Chama – whose anti-corruption song Rat in the Pot got him into trouble – has been arrested after he ... Full story

Uganda Govt Imposes Tax On Bibles

UGANDA Revenue Authority (URA) has insisted on taxing religious material imported into the country, the privately-owned Daily Monitor reported on Tuesday.   The move has been met ... Full story

'Elders in UK have promised us funding if MDC wins,' says Biti

EUROPEAN donors have pledged substantial investments in Zimbabwe should the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Alliance win the upcoming elections, former finance minister, who is ... Full story

Biti Unveils Parly Candidates

THE Tendai Biti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has unveiled nine of its aspiring parliamentary candidates who automatically qualified to represent the opposition party in the ... Full story

Bafana Bafana Star Nabbed For Drunk-Driving

  PRETORIA - Former Orlando Pirates ace and Bafana Bafana midfielder Andile Jali could wait a full year before appearing in court to answer to charges ... Full story

Govt Offers Civil Servants 15% Pay Rise

THE government has offered civil servants a 15 percent salary increment as part of its efforts to improve their conditions of service. The increment is with ... Full story

Explosive Device Found At SA Mosque

POLICE South Africa have confirmed that a device discovered in a mosque at the port city of Durban after armed men attacked worshippers last week ... Full story

20 Egyptian Christians Beheaded In Libya

LIBYA prosecutors say they have handed over the bodies of 20 Coptic Christian workers, who were beheaded on a beach in the coastal city of ... Full story

TB-HIV Claims 16 In Makoni District In 4 Months

By Staff Reporter ATLEAST 16 people have died of tuberculosis (TB) in Makoni District since January this year as government moves to co-opt both traditional and ... Full story

Poverty, Lack Of Jobs 'Drive Millions To Rural Areas In Zim'

A new study by the Labour Economic Development Research Institute of Zimbabwe (LEDRIZ), has reportedly claimed that poverty and lack of jobs have driven millions ... Full story

Missing $15bn Diamond Scandal: Parliament 'Shields' Mugabe

THE Zimbabwean parliament appears to be "shielding" former president Robert Mugabe from appearing before a Mines and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee investigating the looting and ... Full story

Trio Up For Assaulting Cop Over ‘Prostitute

THREE Bulawayo residents appeared in court last week, facing attempted murder charges after assaulting a police officer they found with a woman whom they labelled ... Full story

Outrage At Sudan Death Sentence For Girl Allegedly Raped

THE sentencing of a teenage Sudanese girl to death for killing her husband has sparked online outrage, as Amnesty International said she was defending herself ... Full story

Mugabe To Explain Missing $15bn Diamond Revenue, 'Whether He Likes It Or Not'

THE chairperson of a Zimbabwean parliamentary committee investigating the looting and loss of diamond revenue that amounted to $15 billion has reportedly said that ex-president ... Full story

Rights Groups Urge Magufuli's Govt To Review Restrictive Laws, End Attacks On Journalists

THE Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has joined other non – governmental organisations (NGOs) in Tanzania to decry the rise in incidences of human rights ... Full story

40 Chipinge N'angas, Faith Healers Undergo Anti-TB Training

By Nkosana Dlamini ATLEAST 40 traditional healers and faith healers in Chipinge district have undergone training on ways to detect tuberculosis symptoms as government ups its ... Full story

Woman With ‘11 Husbands’ Stoned To Death

A woman has been stoned to death in Somalia after a court run by al-Shabab convicted her of having several husbands, the militant group says. Shukri ... Full story

Mnangagwa Rallies War Veterans Ahead Of Vote

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday urged war veterans to play a central role in campaigning for the ruling Zanu-PF party ahead of elections due in ... Full story

Gambia Selling Jammeh's Luxury Cars, Planes Amid Mounting Debt

GAMBIA is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former president Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce a mountain of ... Full story

Boko Haram Will Take Years To 'Eliminate': UN Envoy

SPECIAL envoy to the UN secretary general for West Africa and the Sahel Muhammad Ibn Chambas says that Boko Haram has proven to be a ... Full story

AI Calls For Scrapping Of Colonial Laws Violating Girl Rights

By Pauline Chateunga AMNESTY International-Zimbabwe has called for the scrapping of colonial-era health laws dealing with the rights of adolescent girls especially in areas to do ... Full story

Zimbabweans Livid As Beer Taps Running Dry

Harare – Social media is abuzz in Zimbabwe after the country's biggest brewer and Anheuser-Busch InBev associate unit Delta Corporation said it is running out ... Full story

Bandits Slaughter 51 Villagers In Nigeria

A gang of what are said to be former cattle rustlers has killed at least 51 adults and children in a village in northern Nigeria, ... Full story

Man Bolts Out Of Dock, Threatens To Bash Magistrate

BIKITA - An enraged man who was in court on charge of fondling a woman without her consent, stormed out of the dock and threatened ... Full story

Couple Marries In Zim Hospital Days After Serious Croc Attack

A Zimbabwe woman got married in hospital this weekend - days after her arm was bitten off in a crocodile attack near Victoria Falls, a ... Full story

Yaya Toure To Leave Man City, Says Guardiola

IVORY Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is leaving Manchester City and will get a fitting send-off in the Premier League champions’ final home game against Brighton ... Full story

Tanzania Bloggers Win Temporary Court Order Against $900 Licence Fees

TANZANIAN bloggers and rights activists won a temporary court injunction on Friday against a government order to register their online platforms that raised concern about ... Full story

Death Of Mozambique Rebel Leader Shakes Peace Process

MOZAMBIQUE’S president said the country’s fragile peace process must not collapse after veteran rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama, who had opened talks with the government, died ... Full story

Burundi To Suspend BBC And VOA Radio Broadcasts

BURUNDI’S press regulator on Friday said it was suspending broadcasts by the BBC and Voice of America (VOA) by local radio stations ahead of a ... Full story

Machaya Comments On Claims He Wants To Challenge Zanu PF

GWERU – Former Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Jason Machaya who was disqualified from Zanu PF primary elections has said that he would ... Full story

After Shock Primaries, Zim Elections Will Be 'Nail-Biting'

ELECTIONS due soon in Zimbabwe will be "nail-biting" now that a number of top allies of President Emmerson Mnangagwa have lost the right to contest ... Full story

Mbanje Production Not For Recreational Purposes: Govt

THE Zimbabwean government has warned its citizens not to use cannabis for recreational purposes after it recently legalised its production specifically for medicinal and industrial ... Full story

Govt Urged To Craft Laws That Guarantee Media Freedom

MEDIA rights lobby groups have called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to craft laws that guarantee media freedom and protect journalists in the course of ... Full story

Slain Afghan Journalists Remembered On World Press Freedom Day

AFGANISTAN’S slain journalists were remembered on World Press Freedom Day Thursday, days after the deadliest attack on the country’s media since the fall of the ... Full story

ED Blasts Allies For Using Police As Polling Officers

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has launched an uncharacteristic rebuke of his Zanu PF allies for roping in the police in running the ruling party’s just ended ... Full story

Chamisa Says To Scrap Bond Notes If Elected President

MDC-T and MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, has pledged to retire Zimbabwe’s surrogate currency, the bond notes, which are pegged at par with the ... Full story

Nigerian Senator Behind Buhari Impeachment Motion Bashed

A Nigerian senator who initiated a motion of impeachment against President Buhari last week has been reportedly harassed by suspected supporters of the ruling All ... Full story

Gutu Man Up For Raping Minor Sister

MPANDAWANA – A 21-year-old man from Chikonye village under Chief Chimombe appeared in court facing charges of raping his 13-year-old cousin sister. The man pleaded guilty ... Full story

'Mugabe Did Nothing Wrong,' Says NPF As It Vows To 'Frustrate' ED

A party linked to allies of former president Robert Mugabe has threatened to "frustrate" new president Emmerson Mnangagwa's bid to win elections this year. The National ... Full story

Zanu PF Deploys Police, Air Force For Primaries

CIVIC organisations and opposition political parties have accused Zanu PF of using State resources to run its primary elections after the party deployed police officers ... Full story