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Mutare in mourning

2 January 2017 THE year 2016 was a bleak one for football lovers domiciled in Zimbabwe's third largest city after its sole representative in the Premier Soccer League, Mutare City Rovers was relegated.

New York welcomes Zim fashion designers

2 January 2017 American photographer Jhenny Morales Evans and Philipino fashion designer John Ablaza visited Zimbabwe in 2016 where they conducted workshops for local designers and models.

Chipanga to sue over 'banned' album

2 January 2017 CONTROVERSIAL sungura artiste Hosiah Chipanga, pictured, is contemplating taking government to court over its blacklisting of his latest album - Gamba, which questions the mysterious death of liberation icon and former army general Solomon Mujuru.

Churches end 2016 in style

2 January 2017 AS 2016 finally comes to an end churches are cashing on this finality as they are running with different themes and phrases all meant to draw crowds.

Local rare frog found after 54 years of search

2 January 2017 ZIMBABWE has found a rare frog (Cave or sinkhole squeaker) which was last seen in 1962, long thought to have gone extinct.

A camouflaged Christmas

2 January 2017 IN ZIMBABWE Christmas is usually marked by new clothes and shoes, especially for the young generation. Parents sacrifice a lot to make sure they make the young ones happy.

'Mugabe defeat treasonous'

20 December 2016 NEWLY-formed Children of Zimbabwe War Veterans Association (Cozwa), which is believed to be a creation of the Generation 40 (G40), has gone a gear up in trying to appease President Robert Mugabe saying everyone must vote for the nonagenarian leader in 2018.

I cheated to get rich: Chiyangwa

13 December 2016 MAVERICK businessman Philip Chiyangwa (pictured) says he recycled every dirty trick to get rich, including using Zanu PF politicians to leverage business deals and convincing bank managers to sign off loans worth millions of dollars without any semblance of collateral security.

HIV stigma: Grandparent suffers in silence

2 December 2016 Zimbabwe has, over the last three decades, been severely affected by the HIV/Aids pandemic resulting in the prevalence of stigma.

Soccer Stars' big night

2 December 2016 THE 2016 Castle Lager Soccer Star of the Year will be inducted into the elite club at a ceremony to be held in the capital tonight and be immortalised alongside the greats of the local game.

Dark and Lovely launches new product

2 December 2016 NTERNATIONAL beauty care firm Dark and Lovely says it has invested over $100 000 in an awareness campaign to introduce the Zimbabwean market to its recently-launched natural hair care line, Dark and Lovely Au Naturalle.

Generator fired again

2 December 2016 FORMER Jah Prayzah dancer and backing vocalist Evidence Mudzingo aka Generator was shown the exit door at Sam Dondo's Impala Sunway Crooners a couple of weeks ago.

Zim jail threatens life of pregnant women

2 December 2016 THREE pregnant women who are behind bars at Chikurubi Female Prison face a frightening delivery amid a shortage of emergency services with one ambulance operating in Mashonaland province.

Rapist claims he is already 'dead'

2 December 2016 A 52-year-old Tsholotsho man who raped and infected his nine-year-old cousin with HIV left the courtroom in stitches when he said he was "as good as dead" as he pleaded for a lesser sentence before regional magistrate Joseph Mabeza.

Girl lied grandpa raped her

2 December 2016 A 16-year-old Waterfalls girl left the court in awe as she confessed that she had concocted rape accusations against her 66-year-old grandfather - with her boyfriend as he avoided taking responsibility for impregnating her.

Women in sex pill craze

2 December 2016 WHILE men have been known to buy sex pills to boost their sexual drive, the trend has now shifted as more women seek their own female pill.

Female 'prophet' draws thousands

25 November 2016 THOUSANDS of people thronged the White City Stadium on Friday, November 11 for an all-night prayer hosted by popular Bulawayo Apostolic Faith Mission prophet Lillian Bwanya known as Mai Bwanya under the banner "Operation zvako ngazvidzoke", meaning your possessions must be restored.

Mother, daughter share boyfriend

18 November 2016 CHINAMORA woman reportedly threatened her 14-year-old daughter with death while forcing her to have sex with her live-in boyfriend for close to two years.

Man sodomises year-old sister

18 November 2016 A MAN from Kuwadzana 6 in Harare reportedly sodomised his one-year-old half-sister who had been left in his custody by their father.

Man smuggles 50 cell phones

18 November 2016 A 23-year-old has been jailed 30 days after being nabbed trying to smuggle 50 cell phones into the country from Mozambique.

Zimbos dump 830 tonnes of faeces daily

18 November 2016 RURAL Zimbabweans are dumping 830 tonnes of faeces into the environment daily in open defecation, exposing the country to serious diarrhoeal disease outbreaks a water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) expert has said.

Jah Prayzah, Mhere sing for the Warriors

18 November 2016 THE recent win by the national soccer team of Zimbabwe, popularly known as Warriors, has inspired musicians to compose songs for them.

Mighty Warriors ready

18 November 2016 MIGHTY Warriors assistant coach Sithethelelwe "Kwinji 15" Sibanda believes they are in a good shape to do well at the Africa Women's Cup of Nations (Awcon) finals which kick off in Cameroon tomorrow.

Farmers ditch maize for tobacco

18 November 2016 ZIMBABWE'S tobacco farmers have increased by over 13 500 people this year compared to last year as farmers ditch growing the maize crop in favour of the lucrative golden leaf.

Mayor resigns over Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' post

16 November 2016 The mayor of a town in the US state of West Virginia has resigned after she was caught up in a controversy over racist comments about Michelle Obama.

Clinton won popular vote: TB Joshua

15 November 2016 The founder of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, TB Joshua, on Sunday said his earlier prophecy on the U.S. presidential election was given different interpretation by people "on a different level" with him.

Women plan nude demo, week of no sex

15 November 2016 WOMEN have threatened to hold a nude demonstration and abstain from sex for a week as they protest against the continued abuse of females by State security agencies.

Father elopes with daughter

15 November 2016 A 30-year-old Odzi man and his minor stepdaughter are on trial here over incest. The man from Nyamajura and his 15-year-old daughter are being tried by magistrate Tendai Mahwe.

Man loses wife to best friend

15 November 2016 AN estranged and jealous husband, who lost his wife to his best friend is now constantly demanding sex from his ex as a way to fix her, a Harare Civil Court heard this week.

Zim seeks to protect ruminants

15 November 2016 ZIMBABWE has stepped up efforts to protect small ruminants, such as sheep and goats, from diseases as a way of ensuring food security in the drought-ravaged country.

Mhere shines before thousands

15 November 2016 GOSPEL musician Mathias Mhere showcased his singing prowess before thousands when he performed at the recent Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries' annual Night of Turn Around event last Friday night.

'We'll shock many'

15 November 2016 MIGHTY Warriors assistant coach Johannes Chikaola insists they will have no excuses when they embark on their Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON ) journey scheduled for Cameroon later this month saying "they are an ambitious group eager to do the nation proud".

Let's prepare adequately for agric season

15 November 2016 WE WOULD like to call upon all Zimbabweans both in rural and urban areas to prepare adequately for the current agricultural season for, in this sea of poverty, farming might prove to be our only salvation.

Moyo too scared of jail: Mliswa

11 November 2016 FIREBRAND independent Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has chided Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo saying he is too scared of prison.

Trump election win sparks protests

10 November 2016 Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump.

Nigeria foils suicide attacks

7 November 2016 Army spokesman Sani Usman said in a statement late Friday that troops killed a suspected female suicide bomber a day earlier when she attempted to enter a military site in Yamtake in Borno state.

Tsholotsho stadium: Big project that never was

4 November 2016 IMMEDIATELY after Jonathan Moyo bounced back into Parliament after winning the Tsholotsho North seat, one of his major projects to kickstart his commitment to his constituency was to construct a $4,5 million stadium just a few yards from the business centre.

Wife scalds hubby with hot porridge

4 November 2016 AHARARE man had a rude awakening when his "abusive" wife poured hot porridge directly into his right ear.

Ndanga takes a dig at Zacc

4 November 2016 APOSTOLIC Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) president Johannes Ndanga has taken aim at the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc), challenging the body to do its work silently if it wants to remain relevant and effective.

US avails $42 000 to Bulawayo Gallery

4 November 2016 THE United States, through the State Department Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), is providing $42 000 to the Bulawayo National Gallery to enable the organisation to preserve and document Ndebele traditional art form of hut paintings and decorations.

Zim must spruce up its rights record

4 November 2016 IT IS high time Zimbabwe adheres to internationally-accepted human rights standards if its attendance at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland is to be meaningful.

Zim in bid to revive cotton farming

4 November 2016 GOVERNMENT has removed fabric from the Open General Import Licence (OGIL) under Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 in a bid to revive the country's dying cotton sector, a Cabinet minister said.

Bustop TV's Magi ready to conquer

4 November 2016 BUSTOP TV comedians Sharon "Magi" Chideu and Samanatha "Gonyeti" Kureya, who recently won Zimbabwe International Women Awards (Ziwa) gong in the People's Choice Award category, are making their mark in Zimbabwe's male-dominated comedy arena.

'We can do it'

4 November 2016 MIGHTY Warriors captain Felistus "Figo" Muzongondi says they quickly need to put their challenges behind and start focusing on their upcoming Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon)scheduled for Cameroon later this month.

Outrage over police abuse female MPs

2 November 2016 REPORTS from Parliament that police abused female legislators during Wednesday's sitting have been slammed by Zimbabweans from across the divide with some calling for a full probe into the disturbances.

Ema, Mines ministry clash

24 October 2016 AFIERCE battle is brewing between the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) and the Mines ministry over unhealthy, illegal and land degradation in Mutoko's Mudzi district.

Faith keeps Chabvonga going

24 October 2016 CHIMURENGA artiste Jairos Chabvonga is not worried about packing venues at the moment as his focus is to give loyal fans value for money.

Warriors' tough Gabon road

24 October 2016 THE Warriors will have to be at their best to make an impression at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon after they were drawn in a difficult Group B on Wednesday night.

Council employees forged certificates

24 October 2016 FOUR Harare City Council employees have been reported to the police after an audit revealed they had allegedly worked at the local authority with forged qualifications.

Zesn concerned over violence, vote buying in Norton

24 October 2016 ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (Zesn) a non-partisan group of 34 member organisations is concerned by continued reports of violence, intimidation and vote buying using food aid, residential stands and farming inputs in Norton ahead of the by-election scheduled for this weekend.