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NEWLY-ELECTED Mutasa South legislator Regai Tsunga (MDC Alliance) has urged members of his constituency to set aside their political differences and focus on developmental issues as cases of politically-motivated violence have been increasing in the province. ...

An armed group has stormed the Tripoli headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Libya. Security forces clashed with the armed men at the landmark building in ...

A number of houses were damaged and cars burnt on Monday following the arrest of nine taxi drivers after a Zimbabwean man was attacked and killed at his ...

President John Magufuli has urged Tanzanian women to “give up contraceptive methods” insisting his country needs more people, local media reported Monday. ...

Nineteen people were killed when a small passenger plane crashed into a lake as it tried to land in thick fog in central South Sudan, reports say. ...

AN acrimonious fight between a top Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) official and a whistleblower has reportedly prejudiced the country of millions of dollars with the former allegedly slashing amounts owed by defaulting companies in order to fix the latter while depriving the fiscus of the much-needed revenue. ...

OPPOSITION MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa says he would soon use the occasion of the party’s upcoming 19th anniversary celebrations to be installed as ‘People’s President’ and unveil his alternative cabinet. ...

THE new Cabinet will be sworn-in at Sate House today with Zimbabweans across the political divide optimistic that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new 20-member team will immediately hit the ground running to stabilise the country’s socio-economic environment in the shortest possible time. ...

WAR veterans secretary-general and newly-appointed War Veterans deputy minister Victor Matemadanda has hailed President Emmerson Mnangagwa for dumping some of the long-serving ministers whom he described as wealthy politicians. ...

VELD fires have destroyed 54 000 hectares of land in the Midlands province barely two months into the dry season which started on July 31 and ends on October 31, compared to 34 000 ha destroyed during the same period last year. ...

THIRTEEN people have succumbed to cholera while 106 have been hospitalised, acting director for health service in Harare, Clemence Duri, confirmed yesterday. ...

THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) is soon expected to take delivery of okapi and gorilla breeds in a wildlife exchange programme with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government recently donated 10 white rhinos to DRC’s national parks. ...

ZANU PF Member of Parliament for Buhera South, Joseph Chinotimba has called on government to do away with the direct voting system which saw President Emmerson Mnangagwa getting fewer votes than his legislators and adopt the South African system. ...

HIS small frame was visible on the frontline each time the Nelson Chamisa-led opposition MDC-T held both legal and illegal demonstrations in Harare. ...

MDC Alliance’s ward 9 councillor Somvelo Dhlamini was unanimously voted Victoria Falls mayor on Friday after residents resisted alleged attempts by the opposition party to impose ward 1 councillor Margaret Varley as mayoral candidate. ...

NATIONAL airline, Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd has been taken to court by local internet service provider, Powertel Communications (Pvt) Ltd, over a $18 441 debt for services rendered. ...

MTHWAKAZI Republic Party (MRP) president Mqondisi Moyo has hit back at “clumsy and childish” MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, after the latter last week accused secessionist party activists of protesting over election of Shona-speaking councillors in the predominantly-Ndebele Bulawayo City Council. ...

CONFLICT of interest has arisen in the seven-member Commission of Inquiry into the sale of State land in and around urban areas since 2005 as it emerged that one of the commissioners is husband to a principal director in the department of State land. ...

DAGGERS have reportedly been drawn between Chitungwiza Zanu PF councillors and district administrator (DA) Zivanai Zisango over the recent election of mayor Gift Tsverere and his deputy Jabulani Mtunzi, both from the opposition MDC Alliance party. ...

THE Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by private Harare hospital, Streamsleigh Investments (Pvt) Ltd trading as African Medical Investment (AMI) Hospital, and ordered the institution to fork out over $480 000 in terminal benefits to its 60 former workers. ...

POLICE in Goromonzi have launched a manhunt for a 60-year-old man who last week allegedly poured hot water on his sleeping wife after a heated argument over obtaining a birth certificate for their child, and fled the family home. ...

A 20-YEAR-OLD Mvurwi man on Friday appeared before Guruve magistrate Shingirai Mutiro charged with attempting to rape his niece. ...

FORMER Makokoba legislator Tshinga Dube, who on Saturday held a farewell rally for this constituency, has thrown in the towel, saying he has had enough of active party politics after being let down in the July 30 elections. ...

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has reportedly taken over the appointment of Harare City Council committee chairpersons in a bid to ensure his allies control key positions to effectively drive the opposition party’s service delivery agenda ahead of the 2023 elections. ...

MDC Alliance supporters and sympathisers of independent candidates, who contested in the July 30 polls in Dorset, Shurugwi South’s ward 21 have accused Zanu PF activists of politicising farming inputs being doled out under the Presidential Inputs Support Scheme. ...

OPPOSITION MDC Alliance Nelson Chamisa has vowed to cause sleepless nights to his political nemesis President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration after his party nearly made a clean sweep of all urban local authorities, where it now controls 81% of them. ...

MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday chided Bulawayo residents who recently protested against the election of Shona-speaking councillors, saying the country had moved away from the era of tribal politics. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday pulled a shocker when he dropped several Zanu PF party bigwigs, some who had served as Cabinet ministers for several years, and appointed three technocrats — former banker Mthuli Ncube as Finance minister, Winston Chitando and Amon Murwira (who both bounced back as Mines and Higher Education ministers respectively) — at the helm of his government’s plans to rescue the country’s battered economy. ...

VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga has claimed that if the late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo was still alive last November, he would have endorsed the military’s Operation Restore Legacy which facilitated the removal of former President Robert Mugabe from power. ...

BOTH the ruling Zanu PF and opposition MDC Alliance parties yesterday briefly set aside their differences and saluted the late Trudy Stevenson, who served as Zimbabwean ambassador to Senegal and The Gambia, describing her as an outstanding foot soldier and brave democrat. ...