Zimbabwe's government-appointed Media and Information Commission will not close down two popular private newspapers even if owner Trevor Ncube -- also the publisher of the Mail & Guardian in South Africa -- loses his Zimbabwean citizenship, state television reported late on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe is trying to persuade close ally China to help construct houses for more than a million people in need, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo told the head of a visiting Chinese delegation that providing housing in Zimbabwe's towns and cities was his government's biggest challenge, reported the Herald daily.
Nineteen South Africans have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) alongside three Americans and four Nigerians on allegations of ''destabilisation of government institutions'', the South African Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe's vice-president has promised that people who lost homes in the government's controversial urban clean-up campaign will be given priority in a housing programme launched in its wake, a newspaper said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a controversial new Bill in Zimbabwe continues to reel in strong criticism.