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South Africa (339-4) beat Zimbabwe (277 all out) by 62 runs

House fire kills former aide to Mugabe

A raging house fire has killed one of Zimbabwe's main political brokers, raising questions about the battle within President Robert Mugabe's party over who will succeed the ailing 87-year-old leader.

James Lawton: Flower and England can offer cause for celebration even amid troubled times

Coach who has taken side to brink of world No 1 spot knows life outside the comfort zone – and proper pride in sporting principles

On the Front Foot: Welcome back Zimbabwe, but don't come anywhere near us

To many observers it was rather heartening to note that Zimbabwe have begun playing Test cricket again.

ANC youth leader becomes liability for President Zuma

He is the sorcerer's apprentice of South African politics. But deluged by a flood of damaging allegations, the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League leader Julius Malema suddenly faces the prospect that the sorcerer, President Jacob Zuma, will not wave his saviour's wand this time.

Pro-Mugabe supporters lay siege to parliament

Up to 200 apparently pro-Mugabe militants besieged Zimbabwe's parliament building in central Harare yesterday, assaulting journalists and lawmakers who were attending a parliamentary human rights panel.

No Off Switch, By Andy Kershaw

Many faces, but no time to look in the mirror

Father urges son's killers to come forward

The father of a schoolboy who was stabbed to death in a busy street by a gang of teenagers described yesterday how his son hoped one day to be a pilot.

Zimbabwean general calls PM a security threat

A powerful general has called Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai a "security threat" and accused him of taking instructions from Westerners who are seeking "illegal regime change".

Fifa anti-corruption team expected in Zimbabwe

Fifa anti-corruption officials will travel to Zimbabwe next week to help wrap up another damaging match-fixing investigation, the African country's football body said today.

Rarely-seen archive fuels debate on years of Mugabe misrule

A new documentary film drawing on rarely-seen archive footage from Zimbabwe, has rekindled a debate about President Robert Mugabe's 30-year descent into misrule.

'X Factor' star wins deportation appeal

Gamu Nhengu, a star of The X Factor, and her family have won their appeal against deportation.

Neville-Jones becomes first Tory to quit the Government

David Cameron suffered his first Conservative resignation from the Government last night, when Baroness Neville-Jones quit as Security Minister. A former chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, the Baroness had been appointed to the Conservative frontbench four years ago.

A matter of black and white

Why should any book be segregated as 'Black Writing'? It is characters that matter, not skin colour, writes Yvvette Edwards

Mugabe loses political battle over Speaker

An ally of Morgan Tsvangirai, the Zimbabwean Prime Minister and former opposition leader, was re-elected as Speaker of Parliament late on Tuesday in a bitter political battle against President Robert Mugabe's party ahead of a possible general election.

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