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By Staff Reporter EARLIER this month opposition MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti fled to Zambia where he sought political asylum in the deadly aftermath of the July 30 elections. However, in dramatic events widely condemned in Western capitals, Zambian authorities surprised by rejected Biti’s asylum application saying his reasons...
Clad in all-white and clutching Bible, Chamisa urges fasting, prayers for crunch Wednesday
By Staff Reporter DAYS before the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) sits to hear his...
FULL TEXT: Chamisa’s heads of argument in Con-Court showdown
By Staff Reporter THE Constitutional Court will this Wednesday hear opposition MDC Alliance...
Woman falls off cruise ship at midnight; rescued after 10 hours in the sea
By BBC.com A British woman has survived after falling from a cruise ship...
Switzerland mourns ‘visionary and friend’ Kofi Annan
By AFP As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former...
Shock as ConCourt grants ZBC sole right to broadcast poll hearing
By Staff Reporter STATE broadcaster, ZBC has been granted what appeared Saturday to...

Zimbabwe

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By Staff Reporter AN independent candidate in Murewa South, Noah Mangondo, has taken Zanu PF rival Joel Biggie Matiza to the Electoral Court challenging the latter’s narrow win in the constituency in last month’s election. Matiza, a former Cabinet minister and the current Zanu PF Mashonaland East chairperson garnered...
HEROES ACRE: Mnangagwa promises to improve the livelihoods
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By Idah Mhetu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa promised Sunday “to improve the lives of...
Ex-Zifa boss & minister blast Byo for voting into office lodger MDC Alliance leaders
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By Bulawayo Correspondent FORMER Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) president Vincent Pamire has hit...
MDC Alliance duo jailed for attacking a Zanu PF supporter
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By Staff Reporter TWO MDC Alliance supporters from Manica Bridge in Mutasa Central...
SADC leaders call for calm ahead of Zim ConCourt poll ruling
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  WINDHOEK: Southern African leaders on Saturday called for calm in Zimbabwe as...
Illegal miner crushed to death by falling boulder
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By Staff Reporter A gold miner was crushed and killed by a falling...

Africa

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By AFP Tanzania is an “independent” country and will not be “intimidated”, the ruling party said on Saturday after the US expressed concern about the conduct of 70 recent by-elections. The US on Wednesday cited “election violence and irregularities” aimed at the opposition after local elections were held on...
‘A voice of great authority and wisdom’ – world mourns loss of Kofi Annan
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Geneva – There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world...
Africa needs to make more medicine, health ministers
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African countries import more than 97 percent of medicine, and the way to...
Ghana declares week of mourning after death of Annan
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Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday declared a week of mourning to pay...
Kabila slams foreign ‘blackmail’ ahead of DRC vote
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, who last week ended speculation by...
Teen pregnancy epidemic feeds Mozambique’s population boom
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By AFP In the tiny maternity ward in Murrupelane, two 16-year-old mothers breast-feed...

World

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By AFP A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India’s Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise. The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water rising when an animal welfare group arrived...
Pair escape as Uber plunges into sea in Cannes; still charged for trip
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By BBC.com Two Britons managed to escape a sinking Uber car after it...
No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest
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By AFP Two Chinese academics have proposed a controversial idea to encourage childbirth...
Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal
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By AFP The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple’s bid...
India monsoon floods ‘kill more than 300’ in Kerala
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AT least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian...
Brazil cosmetic surgeon charged with murder as buttock enlargement goes wrong
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By BBC.com A celebrity Brazilian cosmetic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has been...

Health & Community

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By Court Reporter A HARARE man and woman are in trouble after they allegedly fleeced a local company of US$85,927 and 95,000 Rands in a botched commodity broking deal. Euginia Mushanyu, 54, and Charles Kalasawo, 43, recently appeared before Harare magistrate Milton Serima facing fraud charges. They were remanded...
Govt rolls out free dialysis service for kidney patients
By Bulawayo Correspondent THE government has rolled out free dialysis care programme at...
Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses
By Associated Press UNITED States: A baby boom is brewing at a suburban...
Ebola deaths in DR Congo rises to 49 with 2,000 feared ‘contacts’
By AFP The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed...
Harare backs down on planned home demolitions
By Anna Chibamu HARARE city authorities have gone back on an earlier decision...
Police block ConCourt poll challenge prayer meeting
By Anna Chibamu DOZENS of anti-riot and plain clothes police cordoned off the...

Science & Tech

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By AFP With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn’t look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley. But the NG_Hub office is in the suburb of Yaba — the heart...
Zimbabwe launches space agency
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By Xinhua HARARE: Zimbabwe on Tuesday launched its space agency to advance the...
China’s Huawei under US probe for Iran sanctions violations: report
By AFP THE US Justice Department has opened an investigation into suspected violations...
Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage
By Associated Press TOKYO: Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being...
Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads
By Associated Press LONDON: A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook...
China exports facial ID technology to Zimbabwe
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China is exporting facial recognition technology to Zimbabwe as part of the Belt and...

Travel

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By Staff Reporter UK-based tour operator, Wilderness Safaris, is set to return to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park after a twelve-year absence. Company CEO, Keith Vincent said the magnificent 1.7 million-hectare park, situated at the elegant new Chikwenya Camp at the confluence of the Sapi and Zambezi rivers will...
UK news caster on his Zimbabwe holiday
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By thetimes.co.uk My hols: Jon Snow My partner is from Zimbabwe and we...
Zimbabwe edges back onto tourist map
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By AFP After nearly two decades in the doldrums, Zimbabwe’s tourism sector is...
Overthrow of Mugabe tempts tourists back to Victoria Falls
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By Peta Thornycroft IT IS one of the seven natural wonders of the...
NRZ steam train attracts foreign enthusiasts
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By Bulawayo Correspondent  LOCAL and foreign international steam train enthusiasts were recently treated...
Zambian airline to launch Harare flights in July
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By Xinhua HARARE: Zambia’s airline Proflight announced Wednesday that it will launch a...
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