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Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred from a holding facility into jail, multiple reports have confirmed. ...

Officials in Ivory Coast are destroying 18,000 tonnes of rice that has been declared unfit for human consumption. ...

Three schoolgirls who were detained in Burundi for doodling on a picture of the President have been expelled from school following their release from jail, Human Rights Watch told CNN. ...

HARD-PRESSED Zimbabweans have been hit by a new wave of price increases triggered by the plunging RTGS dollar rate on the parallel market against the United States dollar amid high inflation, effectively eroding the marginal cost of living adjustments by both government and the private sector. ...

MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora struck a secret pact with party leader Nelson Chamisa, which led to him withdrawing from the presidential race ahead of next month’s elective congress, NewsDay has gathered. ...

ZIMBABWE turns 39 tomorrow and NewsDay (ND) senior reporter Blessed Mhlanga caught up with the opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa (NC) to discuss the importance of the day vis-a-vis the current economic and political situation in the country and how Zimbabwe can move from its stasis. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday launched a new Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (Zupco) bus fleet, which he said would provide transport safety nets and modernise the local transport system. ...

Two soldiers were reportedly killed while another one is battling for life at Bindura Provincial Hospital after machete-wielding artisanal miners pounced on them following a dispute over sex workers at Chiwaridzo, in Bindura yesterday morning. ...

THE MDC Midlands provincial executive has appointed a committee to spearhead preparations for the party’s fifth national congress, which will be held in Gweru between May 24 and 26. ...

LEGAL and parliamentary think-tank Veritas has criticised the Education Amendment Bill, describing it as a flawed document which has been carelessly drafted because it failed, among other provisions, to include safety and security measures to protect school premises from being used by political parties. ...

Nyanga Rural District Council ward 26 councillor Elias Mashumba (MDC Alliance) has died. ...

POLICE have identified 11 of the 13 victims who died at Mugodhi Apostolic Shrine in a road traffic accident which occurred at the 25 kilometre peg along the Wedza-Mutiweshire road on Monday. ...

LUPANE East legislator (Zanu PF) and Matabeleland North secretary for administration in the women’s league, Sithembile Gumbo, has died. ...

The rapid expansion of peri-urban settlements has heavily impacted on provision of water and sewer services, Gweru mayor Josiah Makombe has revealed. ...

A BULAWAYO activist has petitioned the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) to investigate the Department of Civil Protection (DCP)’s disaster management preparedness after blame was largely heaped on the agency for the Cyclone Idai-induced deaths and loss of property. ...

THE National Association of Youth Organisations (Nayo) has expressed concern over the shrinking civic space in the country and urged the government to urgently expedite the alignment to the Constitution of laws that encourage civil engagement. ...

Walter Magaya’s Prophetic Healing and Deliverances (PHD) Ministries yesterday disowned unstamped financial statements presented in court as exhibits in the church’s alleged tax evasion case. ...

BULAWAYO informal traders on Monday besieged council offices to register their anger over plans to double vending licence fees, saying they were already struggling to pay the current levies. ...

THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has deplored deep-seated self-hate and mutual dislike among Zimbabweans, which is causing polarisation. ...

HARARE magistrate Francis Mapfumo yesterday dismissed an application for discharge filed by jailed RMG Independent End Time Message Church founder Robert Martin Gumbura, who together with his six alleged accomplices, attempted a jailbreak at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in 2015. ...

FORMER soldier and war veteran, Barnabas Sibanda, who dreamt of constructing the country’s first aircraft from scrap metal in 1990s, has said he is still pursuing the dream although lack of sponsorship was frustrating his mission. ...

The late national hero Retired General Vitalis Zvinavashe’s first born son, Richard, has been dragged to court by his stepmother, Margaret, over allegations of domestic violence and unlawful entry. ...

NURSES at Sadza District Hospital in Chivhu yesterday demonstrated against lavish dietary spending by their administration which they said contrasted with the poor meals served to patients. ...

An oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign targeting some 487,825 people began Tuesday in Zimbabwe in the two districts most affected by Cyclone Idai. ...

A program to avert a possible cholera outbreak in the Cyclone Idai ravaged districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge began on Tuesday, with expectations to administer oral cholera vaccination to over 480,000 people in the affected areas. ...

Hundreds of millions of euros have been pledged to help rebuild Notre-Dame after a devastating fire partially destroyed the French cathedral. ...

The main opposition Congress Party is using HBO's hit TV series "Game of Thrones" to throw some shade at rival Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ...

All those years ago, in 1997, the scene was very much the same. The customary hush of the announcers contrasted sharply with the roar of the crowds, and the screaming sports headlines, alongside the millions bestowed upon the young athlete by various corporate entities, revealed that something quite important had happened. ...

Egypt’s parliament will today vote on constitutional amendments that include an extension to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s current four-year-term. ...

The World Health Organization says the latest figures paint "an alarming picture" ...