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Zimbabwe to Attain Universal Coverage of AIDS Treatment by the End of the Year

Zimbabwe to Attain Universal Coverage of AIDS Treatment by the End of the Year

Geneva – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced a disbursement of US$84 million to help Zimbabwe to achieve its...
Southern African countries zero in on Gaddafi assets

Southern African countries zero in on Gaddafi assets

Following South Africa's decision to freeze all Gaddafi’s assets in accordance with UN Security Council resolution Zambia has sought clarification on whether the resolution...
Treason cases split Zimbabwe lawyers association

Treason cases split Zimbabwe lawyers association

On-going treason trials in Zimbabwe have split an influential grouping of human rights lawyers over accusations of rampant partisan representation and neglect of arrested...
Zimbabwe mass graves: Cloud of suspicion hangs over Mugabe’s Zanu-pf

Zimbabwe mass graves: Cloud of suspicion hangs over Mugabe’s Zanu-pf

The discovery of 19 mass graves and exhumation of remains of an estimated 5 000 people from disused mines in Zimbabwe’s Mt Darwin district...
Namibia and Zimbabwe politicians confront new technology

Namibia and Zimbabwe politicians confront new technology

Following the recent 'Twitter-Facebook inspired revolutions’ in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and other Middle East countries, Namibian leader, President Hifikepunye Pohamba, has sent a strong...
Turmoil hits Zimbabwe political scene

Turmoil hits Zimbabwe political scene

Thursday March 11, would be recorded as one of the busiest days in Zimbabwean politics after rulings by country's Supreme Court affected two MDC ministers....
Zimbabwe: Election year terror and treason under Mugabe

Zimbabwe: Election year terror and treason under Mugabe

After threatening to dissolve Parliament and call for elections during a visit to Singapour last month, Zimbabwe's aging leader, President Robert Mugabe, has began...
Cremation of dead espoused in Southern Africa

Cremation of dead espoused in Southern Africa

In most Africa cultures cremation is largely considered a taboo but due to increasing shortage of land it is now being touted as...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe calls for foreign product boycott

Zimbabwe: Mugabe calls for foreign product boycott

Veteran Zimbabwean ruler, Mr Robert Mugabe has ordered an immediate product boycott of all foreign firms operating in Zimbabwe, particularly European, in a bid...
Botswana warns Libya amid suspected Zimbabwe mercenaries

Botswana warns Libya amid suspected Zimbabwe mercenaries

Botswana, a small Southern African nation has threatened to cut all diplomatic ties with strife-torn Libya while its neighbour, Zimbabwe, is suspected of having mercenaries...
Zimbabwe: Wives of officials off EU sanctions list

Zimbabwe: Wives of officials off EU sanctions list

Thirty five Zimbabweans, mainly wives of President Robert Mugabe's close associates, who where on European Union travel sanctions have been let off the...
11 year old girl suffers 8 month rape ordeal by 14 men

11 year old girl suffers 8 month rape ordeal by 14 men

An 11 year-old girl was raped by 14 men, including eight juveniles and six grown up men, for a period spanning eight months. Police in...
Teenage boy shocks court after raping 12yr old boy

Teenage boy shocks court after raping 12yr old boy

A Zimbabwean teenage-boy stunned a local court by boldly telling a magistrate that anal sex was “brilliant” following accusations that he forced a 12-year-old...
Fuel crisis hits Southern African countries amid protests

Fuel crisis hits Southern African countries amid protests

Malawians are bracing for demonstrations countrywide by end February to protest against persistent chronic fuel shortage saying they are prepared to be shot at....
Miss Zimbabwe pageant, an uncomfortable political event

Miss Zimbabwe pageant, an uncomfortable political event

The prestigious Miss Tourism Zimbabwe beauty pageant was on Sunday morning (February 13) hijacked by the military and Zanu PF officials who scrambled to...
Human trafficking and sex slave rings on the rise in Southern Africa

Human trafficking and sex slave rings on the rise in Southern Africa

Human trafficking between Zimbabwe and South Africa has reached alarming proportions as an average of 7000 people per month are said to be involved....
Nigerian businesses looted in Harare Zimbabwe

Nigerian businesses looted in Harare Zimbabwe

Property worth thousands of dollars went up in smoke after looters from Zanu PF militia went on rampage at Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, targeting foreign...
When the Mugabes become a sexual joke in Zimbabwe

When the Mugabes become a sexual joke in Zimbabwe

Frustrated Zimbabweans seem to have discovered a new hobby as they ridicule their aging president, Robert Mugabe and his young wife, Grace. Frustrated Zimbabweans seem...
Zimbabwe: Youth votes blocked ahead of polls

Zimbabwe: Youth votes blocked ahead of polls

Youths in Zimbabwe who form the backbone of the country’s political parties are being systematically barred from registering as voters, for the country's impending...
SA HIV campaign condemned as Zimbabwe announces soaring rates

SA HIV campaign condemned as Zimbabwe announces soaring rates

South African health authorities will soon lunch a highly criticised HIV testing campaign for schools. But Parents, backed by several groups, believe that the...
Anger as Addis AU summit names Mugabe as Ivory Coast mediator

Anger as Addis AU summit names Mugabe as Ivory Coast mediator

Africa Union leaders currently meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have roped in one of their controversial counterparts, Robert Mugabe, to mediate in the Ivory...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe and Tsvangirai guilty of violent abuses?

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and Tsvangirai guilty of violent abuses?

The international human rights organization Human Rights Watch says Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has no capacity to stop rampant...
Zimbabwe officials plan pro-Mugabe and ZANU-PF campaign

Zimbabwe officials plan pro-Mugabe and ZANU-PF campaign

One of Robert Mugabe’s trusted spin-doctors has rubbished off possibilities of Tunisian-type street protests in the country to topple the veteran ruler. Meanwhile, massive...
Zambian separatists in treason charge as regional secession battles grow

Zambian separatists in treason charge as regional secession battles grow

Several Zambians, accused of clamoring for the secession of Barotseland in the western part of the country, were on Wednesday (19 January) dragged to...
Zimbabwe’s anti-colonialist agenda a ‘bizarre arrangement’

Zimbabwe’s anti-colonialist agenda a ‘bizarre arrangement’

In Zimbabwe, children as young as 5 would, as of February, be subjected to national service training as part of efforts by ZANU-PF to...
Zimbabwe workers set to cripple fragile economy

Zimbabwe workers set to cripple fragile economy

Zimbabwean civil servants who number more than 200 000 have issued a seven day ultimatum to the crisis ridden inclusive administration over salaries. Zimbabwean civil...
Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia brace for more floods

Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia brace for more floods

Flood alerts have been issued across the Southern Africa region as heavy rains continue to pound the region. The rains have claimed more than...
Zimbabwe: A break-up in the offing?

Zimbabwe: A break-up in the offing?

A new political movement in Zimbabwe under the name Mthwakazi Liberation Front is calling for the country to be divided into two separate entities,...
Zimbabweans in South Africa risk deportation after passport office fire

Zimbabweans in South Africa risk deportation after passport office fire

A centralized governance system in Zimbabwe has come under attack by citizens after the southern African country's entire passports processing center was gutted by fire,...
2011 elections in Zambia and Zimbabwe could be bloody

2011 elections in Zambia and Zimbabwe could be bloody

The 2011 elections in Zambia have been predicted to become the bloodiest ever if the government does not put in place measures to stop...