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  • Mugabe tells S.Africa media: 'I don't want to see a white man'

    04/10/2015 8:50:14 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 29 replies
    Johannesburg (AFP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe walked away from a group of journalists in South Africa commenting "I don't want to see a white man", television footage showed Friday. Mugabe was visiting Soweto, heartland of the anti-apartheid struggle, on Thursday on the final day of his state visit to South Africa when he approached a group of reporters.
  • Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday with million-dollar bash

    02/28/2015 2:42:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    AFP ^ | Feb. 28, 2015 | Farai Munganp
    Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) (AFP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish million dollar bash that was slammed by the opposition as "obscene" in a country wracked by poverty.Thousands of supporters of the ruling ZANU-PF, many wearing party regalia emblazoned with the president's image, sang and danced as he arrived for the jamboree at a luxury hotel in the famed Victoria Falls resort.
  • Regime of tyranny and torture back to haunt Uganda

    03/19/2005 10:43:59 AM PST · by propertius · 5 replies · 648+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19th March, 2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Suspected dissidents disappear after midnight visits to their homes; chilling screams can again be heard from Idi Amin's infamous torture chambers, reopened after a quarter of a century of disuse. From the few that escape come tales of punishment beatings and even mass executions. Welcome to President Yoweri Museveni's Uganda. One of Britain's favourite African states in recent years has, almost unnoticed in the West, become a sinister land where a corrupt regime uses its secret police to rule through fear. The reasons for this transition are not hard to fathom. Mr Museveni has ruled Uganda since 1986, when his...
  • Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, falls down steps

    02/04/2015 11:46:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2015 12:20 PM EST | Farai Mutsaka
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, fell down steps from a podium after speaking to supporters upon his return from Ethiopia, say witnesses. Mugabe appeared to miss a step and toppled when he left the raised lectern at the airport Wednesday afternoon, according to several witnesses, who insisted on anonymity because of security concerns. His aides quickly helped him up and escorted him to his limousine which sped away, they said. […] Zimbabwe, a once-prosperous nation of 13 million people in southern Africa, has struggled since Mugabe’s government began seizing white-owned farms in 2000. Mugabe is accused of using widespread violence...
  • African Union confirms Mugabe as chairman

    01/30/2015 11:24:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 30.01.2015 | [ipj/gb(AFP, Reuters, AP)]
    The African Union’s rotating post of chairman has gone to Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe’s veteran president enjoys respect across the continent, but faces travel bans from both the US and EU for harassing opponents. Mugabe assumed the largely ceremonial role on Friday at an African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa as it leaders and UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for global action against Boko Haram in Nigeria. […] Western nations accuse Mugabe, a former guerrilla leader who fought against white-minority rule in former British-ruled Rhodesia, of crushing political dissent and ruining Zimbabwe’s rural-based economy. For many in Africa, however, he...
  • Zimbabwe’s First Lady seeks to control more land

    01/22/2015 3:05:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2015 3:09 AM EST | Farai Mutsaka
    In 2000, Timon Shava was a hero of Zimbabwe’s land reform program when he joined hundreds of other landless peasants in a wave of land seizures and evictions of white farmers. Today, he is homeless after police, acting on behalf of President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, destroyed dozens of thatch dwellings on a farm that she wants to control. The First Lady, who has another farm in the area, said last year that she wanted to turn this farm into a wildlife conservancy that could raise money for an orphanage. A new twist on the long struggle over land in...
  • Zimbabwe: President Mugabe fires vice president (accuses her of being a witch)

    12/09/2014 3:54:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 12-9-14 | FARAI MUTSAKA
    Mugabe recently accused Mujuru of plotting to assassinate him and branded her a witch. The ministers of energy, education, public service and social welfare, presidential affairs, communication and postal services are among the other members of Cabinet who were fired.
  • Burris revelation raises more questions in already puzzling case

    09/26/2014 8:40:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    suntimes.com/ ^ | September 26, 2014 9:04PM | By Mark Brown
    An already bizarre trial involving allegations an African despot hired a pair of obscure South Side businessmen to overturn U.S. sanctions against his regime — with the help of Illinois politicians — took an even stranger detour Friday. In the process, former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris got sideswiped, if not outright run over, with completely unrelated — and to this point unsubstantiated — accusations he once tried to shake down a contractor while in office. Burris might be asking what he did to find himself in the middle of this mess, or just maybe he knows. I’ve always been as...
  • Economy: Mugabe’s Biggest Undoing

    08/04/2014 3:04:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Standard ^ | August 3, 2014 | Ndamu Sandu
    The government of Zimbabwe’s core business appears to have been reduced to paying civil servants’ salaries, abandoning other responsibilities, as the economy becomes President Robert Mugabe’s biggest undoing, one year after sweeping to power in 2013. Last week Zanu PF celebrated its victory anniversary notwithstanding the attendant economic collapse since Mugabe retained the keys to State House in a controversial election. Zanu PF promised when campaigning that it would create over two million jobs by 2018. Of that figure, 222 800 were supposed to have been created in the first year. The glaring fact on the ground however is that...
  • War Vets Threaten to Dump Mugabe

    07/10/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Nehand Radio ^ | Jul 10, 2014 | Regerai Tukutuku
    Disgruntled war veterans who last month invaded sugar estates in Chiredzi and were arrested have accused President Robert Mugabe of using them as political pawns. They told The Zimbabwean they regretted campaigning for and voting Mugabe and Zanu (PF) into power in last year’s election. The former freedom fighters said they were ordered to campaign vigorously for Zanu (PF) and Mugabe in return for sugar cane plots – but were shocked when they were arrested and fined for invading private plantations. They spent several nights in police holding cells before appearing in court, after which they were fined $25 each...
  • Zimbabwe President Says ‘No To Whites’ Owning Land

    07/05/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/4/14 | Chuck Ross
    Whites in Zimbabwe can own businesses and urban apartments but not land, according to the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, who called for the removal of white farmers in a fiery speech to a group of supporters on Wednesday. “We say no to whites owning our land and they should go,” the 90 year-old Mugabe told the crowd, gathered in Mhangura, a farming village, according to the Christian Science Monitor. “They can own companies and apartments…but not the soil. It is ours and that message should ring loud and clear in Britain and the United States.” “Don’t be too kind to...
  • Bone tired and supping with whites (Don't sup with whites"~mugabe)

    07/04/2014 6:53:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    cathybuckle.com ^ | 7-4-14 | Cathy Buckle
    Sadly what did make front page news this week were the shocking words: “Don’t sup with whites: Mugabe.” Mr Mugabe said that people who had been given seized farms were leasing them out to white Zimbabweans and accused his own officials of being involved. “Some of my ministers are being mentioned here. They are refusing to remove white farmers from their constituencies… we are told that Chiefs are also involved in land deals,” Mr Mugabe said. “What annoys us... is where our own indigenous farmers sub-lease to the very same white farmers we took our heritage from yesterday,” he added....
  • Robert Mugabe says no whites may own land in Zimbabwe

    07/04/2014 5:47:26 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | July 3, 2014
    “I have been given a list of 35 white farmers in Mashonaland West alone,” Mr. Mugabe told an emotional crowd in what was billed a patriotic speech. “We say no to whites owning our land and they should go. … Mugabe, reelected last summer to his fifth consecutive term, “There are white farmers who are still on the land and have the protection of some cabinet ministers and politicians as well as traditional leaders. That should never happen. They [whites] were living like kings and queens on our land and we chucked them out. Now we want all of it.”...
  • Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe tells white farmers 'to go'

    07/03/2014 4:13:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/3/14 | BBC
    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has called on the country's remaining white farmers to cede land to black people. "We say no to whites owning our land and they should go," Mr Mugabe told his supporters at a rally. The white farmers union said it was regrettable that racial tensions were flaring up again. The president's critics say his policy of seizing most of Zimbabwe's white-owned farms caused the country's economic collapse from 2000-2009. Mr Mugabe, 90, has governed Zimbabwe since independence in 1980. He was re-elected president last year with 61% of the vote, defeating his long-standing rival Morgan Tsvangirai....
  • Obama Replays Trayvon Martin Card

    05/02/2014 12:06:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 2, 2014 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
    President Barack Obama today tried to raise his supporters’ long-standing opposition to jury-directed death-penalties by suggesting to a German reporter today that Americans jurors and judges may be biased against African-American murderers. “What happened in Oklahoma was deeply troubling,” said Obama, referring to a recent execution of an African-American man in Oklahoma. The comments came two years after Obama used a Rose Garden appearance to focus African-Americans’ attention on a dispute over the killing of a young black man — Trayvon Martin — by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama...
  • Mugabe Denies Mandela Fallout

    12/12/2013 7:30:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | 11/12/2013
    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has denied media reports suggesting relations with the late South Africa president Nelson Mandela were strained, describing the late global icon as a “great friend”. Commentators have long claimed Mugabe was not happy to lose his standing as Africa’s leading liberation hero following Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 and subsequent rise to a revered global icon. The Zimbabwean leader was also peeved by Mandela’s criticism of his rule as Zimbabwe’s economy collapsed amid allegations of widespread corruption, human rights abuses and electoral fraud. Mugabe remarkably took his time to issue a condolence message after Mandela’s death...
  • NBC Quietly Deletes Mugabe from Obama-Castro Handshake Story

    12/11/2013 12:14:02 PM PST · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Joel B Pollack
    Earlier Tuesday, NBC News reported that President Barack Obama had shaken hands with Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe. However, the UK Telegraph's Josie Ensor reported that Obama "was asked to take his seat just before reaching Mugabe." Complicating matters, another article in the UK Telegraph also claimed that Obama had shaken hands with Mugabe--in very similar terms to those used in the NBC article. Breitbart News caught the discrepancy--and suddenly the NBC News article was corrected, with no notice. Before: On his way to the rostrum, Obama also shook the hand of Robert Mugabe, the strongman ruler of Zimbabwe, and hugged...
  • Can whites escape post-Mandela bloodbath? ('...evidence of government incitement to genocide')

    12/09/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2013 | Alex Newman
    With the death of South African revolutionary icon Nelson Mandela, outside analysts and locals alike express fear of a coming genocide of European-descent Afrikaners. So significant is the threat in South Africa, some genocide experts are urging Afrikaners to consider fleeing their homeland. Dr. Gregory Stanton, head of Genocide Watch and a man who himself fought against the Apartheid system, warned as early as last year that South Africa was at Stage 6 out of 8 on the road to genocide: the planning and preparation phase. “There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced...
  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe threatens foreign-owned firms

    08/25/2013 9:57:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 25, 2013 11:10 AM EDT | Gillian Gotora
    Zimbabwe’s long-serving president on Sunday threatened to expel foreign-owned companies over what he said was the West’s interference in the politics of the country he has led since 1980. President Robert Mugabe said he wanted no “ideas from London or Washington,” speaking before supporters at the funeral of a top military chief in Harare. He warned the Western powers that although his government hasn’t “done anything to your companies, time will come when we will say tit for tat.” He said: “You hit me, I hit you. We have a country to run and we must be left free to...
  • EU says to review relations with Zimbabwe after election

    08/23/2013 5:42:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:15am EDT | Justyna Pawlak
    The European Union will review relations with Zimbabwe given its “serious concerns” about the conduct of the southern African state’s election, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Thursday. The EU’s verdict on the fairness of the elections will be crucial to a decision on whether it continues to ease sanctions against Zimbabwe. Ashton did not broach the issue of such sanctions in her statement. President Robert Mugabe is to be sworn back into office soon after winning the July 31 election, extending—at age 89—his 33-year rule dating back to independence from Britain. The United States said earlier this...
  • 2 Chicago men charged in Zimbabwe plot

    08/09/2013 6:22:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 6, 2013 | Jason Meisner and Katherine Skiba
    "The Chicago connection NEVER surrenders or forgets its friends," a criminal complaint quoted one of the men as writing in a 2009 letter to the head of Zimbabwe's national bank. The two, Prince Asiel Ben Israel and C. Gregory Turner, were charged with violating federal law by lobbying on behalf Zimbabwe's longtime president, Robert Mugabe, whose violent and oppressive regime has been the target of U.S. economic sanctions since 2003. According to the charges, Ben Israel and Turner attempted to persuade undisclosed federal and state government officials — including an Illinois state senator and two U.S. representatives from Chicago —...
  • South Africa congratulates Mugabe on ‘successful’ vote

    08/04/2013 5:50:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:58AM BST 04 Aug 2013 | Damien McElroy and agencies
    South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday congratulated Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe for his re-election in a “successful” vote, and called on opposition to drop its objections to the result. … Meanwhile, Australia joined the United States and Britain in questioning the credibility of elections in Zimbabwe as Bob Carr, the foreign minister, called for a re-run of the polls. …
  • Diamonds ensure Mugabe is forever (rigged the election)

    08/03/2013 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    The Australian ^ | Aug 4, 2013 | Miles Amoore
    THE president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, used $850m of diamond money to rig the country's elections, intelligence documents obtained by The Sunday Times reveal. The documents, dated June 3, detail how Chinese and Zimbabwean diamond companies pumped cash into a war chest used by Mugabe to manipulate the results of the election and intimidate the population. As Zimbabweans prepared for another five years of autocratic rule after the country's electoral commission announced that Mugabe had won the presidential elections with 61 per cent of the vote. The classified documents reveal how Mugabe's Zanu-PF party received $800m from two diamond mining...
  • Robert Mugabe’s party claims landslide victory…as main rival accuses him of ‘monumental fraud’

    08/01/2013 4:39:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:33 EST, 1 August 2013 | Matt Blake and Daily Mail Reporters
    Robert Mugabe’s party claimed a resounding victory in Zimbabwe’s general election today moments before his main rival accused him of “monumental fraud”. The election had been hailed as a potential turning point in the nation’s troubled history as Mugabe’s long-time nemesis Morgan Tsvangirai again vowed to dethrone the 89-year-old tyrant after 33 years in power. … Releasing unofficial results early in Zimbabwe is illegal, and police had said on Wednesday they would arrest anybody who made premature claims about the result. But a senior source in Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party, who asked not to be named, crowed: “We’ve taken this election....
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Threatens to Behead Homosexuals

    07/27/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 66 replies
    allafrica.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Nomalanga Moyo
    President Robert Mugabe has yet again revived his acerbic attacks on Zimbabwe's gay community whom he called worse than pigs and threatened to behead them. Mugabe is a self-proclaimed homophobe who in the past has labelled gay people "worse than pigs and dogs", and threatened them with severe punishment. Mugabe's latest threats were made in Mutare where he was addressing a rally at the Aerodrome Ground on Tuesday, according to a NewsDay report. In the report, Mugabe is quoted telling his followers that: "If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to...
  • Zimbabwe: Early voting starts amid chaos

    07/14/2013 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
    Officials of Zimbabwe’s election commission say early voting has started for police and security personnel who will be on duty during the nation’s crucial elections on July 31. The officials acknowledged there was chaos at many voting stations Sunday. Voting materials were not delivered in time for the special vote for service personnel who won’t be able to vote on polling day. …
  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe vows to put up fight in polls

    07/05/2013 11:53:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 12:49 PM EDT
    Zimbabwe’s president of more than three decades says his party will have to fight hard to win upcoming polls scheduled for the end of this month. Speaking at the launch of his ZANU-PF party’s election manifesto on Friday, President Robert Mugabe said his party will put up the “fight of our lives” to regain waning support in urban areas. …
  • Zimbabwe’s president signs new constitution

    05/22/2013 11:34:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2013 11:29 AM EDT | Gillian Gotora
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday signed into law a new constitution and vowed to hold peaceful and clean elections later this year. Mugabe said the new constitution, including democratic reforms and was unanimously accepted in a March referendum, has shown that Zimbabweans are united regardless of political affiliation and was achieved without outside interference. … The new constitution limits the presidency to two five-year terms but is not retroactive, allowing Mugabe, 89, to run against Tsvangirai, 60, for two more five-year terms, enabling him to rule to age 99 if he wins. …
  • (Almost) Out of Africa: The White Tribes

    04/07/2013 10:40:22 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | MAY/JUNE 2010 | Joshua Hammer
    The Borrowdale Country Club, a once-elegant retreat in the northern suburbs of Harare, is a good place to measure the state of Zimbabwe’s beleaguered white population. Founded in the mid-1950s, when Zimbabwe was the British-administered colony known as Rhodesia, the club served as the sports and social center for two generations of ranchers, farmers, traders, administrators, and other members of the country’s once-coddled white minority. Above its polished mahogany bar, rows of plaques commemorate the winners of club tennis tournaments dating back fifty years; the wide veranda looks out over a lawn fringed by blooming jacarandas and frangipanis—and, beyond, a...
  • Robert Mugabe has Gold Coins Minted to Celebrate his 89th Birthday in Poverty-Stricken Zimbabwe

    03/02/2013 1:50:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 22-carat dictator: Robert Mugabe has gold coins minted to celebrate his 89th birthday in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe • Four-tier cake made in his honour at Zimbabwe's state house party • Opposition accuses his party supporters of killing 12-year-old boy Zimbabwe is one of the poorest country's on Earth, but clearly despot Robert Mugabe doesn't seem to care on his 89th birthday. The president celebrated it by immortalising himself in freshly minted gold coins and held a lavish party with a giant cake. Guests, including his wife, first lady Grace, tucked into the four-tier treat made in his honour at the...
  • Future primitive: America parallels South Africa

    02/27/2013 10:48:20 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    WND ^ | February 27, 2013 | Eriik Rush
    Exclusive: Erik Rush sees chilling prescience in Ilana Mercer's 'Into the Cannibal's Pot' One of the most distressing things I encounter on a regular basis from Americans is the belief that it can’t happen here and that scenarios representing incomprehensibly radical, dystopian transformations of our society are not only preposterous, but the product of delusional minds. More often than not, when I speak of such things I am referencing the fundamental transformation of America President Obama and his Marxist co-conspirators are foisting upon us. To those for whom such things as the Holocaust and the Killing Fields are too far...
  • EU eases sanctions on Zimbabwe

    02/18/2013 9:19:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 18, 2013 10:56 AM EST
    The European Union is easing sanctions against Zimbabwe in light of an agreement by the country’s political parties on a draft constitution and the announcement of a referendum on it. … The foreign ministers call on all political parties to “maintain the momentum allowing for the holding of democratic elections later this year.” …
  • Zimbabwe finance minister admits: “We’ve got only Ł138.34 ($217) in the bank”

    01/30/2013 4:34:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:12 EST, 30 January 2013 | Dan Newling
    Zimbabwe’s finance minister has taken a hard look at the cash-strapped country’s bank accounts—and discovered it only has Ł138.34 left. Tendai Biti made the announcement at a press conference yesterday, declaring: “Last week when we paid civil servants, there was $217 in government coffers.” Mr. Biti went on to tell the shocked news reporters that they were individually likely to have healthier bank balances than the state’s. “The government finances are in paralysis state at the present moment”, Mr. Biti admitted. … The stunning confession about the country’s poor financial state is the culmination of years of ruinous economic policy...
  • South Africa’s communist redistribution of farmland has been a colossal failure

    01/03/2013 7:21:51 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 3, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog South Africa’s communist redistribution of farmland has been a colossal failure In their 1848 publication Manifesto of the Communist Party, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote: “The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”In 2009, the people of South Africa elected communist Jacob Zuma to be their new President. In 2012, Reuters wrote about a black farmer named Koos Mthimkhulu, who was given farmland that the South African government had seized from white farmers.But perhaps “given” is not really an accurate word, as Reuters reports:But Mthimkhulu does...
  • US presidential election: why it matters

    10/12/2012 12:51:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | October 12, 2012 | Tafadzwa Lawrence Chaunzwa
    AS ELECTION season rolls into full swing in the United States, American politics is once again building a steady following around the world. For those followers outside AmericaÂ’s borders, one big question is on their minds: whatÂ’s in it for them and how will the election affect the rest of the World? While the hysteria may not reach the levels witnessed during the historical 2008 election, the stakes are just as high today as they were four years ago. Why should we care about what happens in America, you ask? What does the outcome of the American election have to...
  • Iran Loses the Economic Battle

    10/04/2012 1:23:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 4, 2012 | John Allen Gay
    While negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program are at a standstill, news this week indicates that Iran is clearly losing the economic battle. As in other cases, currency problems in Iran may contribute to an unpredictable and destabilizing political outcome. Iran’s currency fell by more than 18 percent against the dollar on Monday and another 8 percent on Tuesday, marking a new low in Iran’s continuing economic crisis. The figures are grim: a sheaf of rials worth ten thousand dollars a year ago would be worth about $3,750 Monday and $3,500 Tuesday; on Wednesday, there were protests in the bazaar.Short of...
  • Robert Mugabe 'unable to stay awake during meetings'

    08/27/2012 7:31:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August. 27, 2012 | Aislinn Laing
    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's octogenarian president, has become a liability and must be replaced urgently because he is unable to stay awake in vital meetings, one of the country's senior politicians has said. Welshman Ncube, leader of the smaller of the MDC's two factions in uneasy coalition with Mr Mugabe's Zanu PF since 2009, complained that Mr Mugabe's penchant for napping was making Zimbabwe a laughing stock. He claimed that the 88-year-old president, who has led Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, had to be woken up by Michael Sata, the Zambian President and his staunch ally, during one session of the...
  • Islamic Socialism - bloody legacy (Qaddafi's 'Green Book,' WRC, etc.)

    04/26/2012 6:14:34 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Islamic SocialismFrom the CIA factbook: Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system was a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and was supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy.[1] The "Green Book" - Arabism, Islam & socialism, with Islam the main line Author John L. Esposito: Under Qaddafi three interrelated ideas were woven into Libya's ideological identity: Pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islam. Qaddafi's appeals to Islam were influenced by his...
  • Canada quits UN agency over monster Mugabe appointment, Obama admin silent

    06/01/2012 4:34:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/1/2012 | Pamela Geller
    Remember when America was the world leader? Remember when it was America who would not sit idly by when outrageous evils were sanctioned by the collective negation of humanity (the UN)? Mugabe How low America has sunk under the fraud. Even the pathologically leftist NY Times has said that Mugabe should be tried for war crimes. And this just last week: President Robert Mugabe and his henchmen are accused of crimes against humanity, a British newspaper reported on Saturday, for among other things, "slowly hacking off the limbs and pulling out the teeth with pliers of his opposition's supporters. He...
  • Robert Mugabe asked to be new UN envoy for tourism

    05/29/2012 10:28:33 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 5/29/12 | David Smith
    With a line-up that includes Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Ricky Martin, the UN's choice of ambassadors has been known to cause raised eyebrows or the odd smirk. Seldom, however, has there been such anger, or questioning of the organisation's credibility, as that greeting the appointment of a new international envoy for tourism: Robert Mugabe. Improbable as it seems, the Zimbabwean president, who is widely accused of ethnic cleansing, rigging elections, terrorising opposition, controlling media and presiding over a collapsed economy, has been endorsed as a champion of efforts to boost global holidaymaking.
  • Iran distributing hardline Islamic material in Zimbabwe (Irangate scandal)

    05/21/2012 9:45:56 AM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    theZimbabweMail ^ | 03/04/2012
    Iran distributing hardline Islamic material in Zimbabwe By Staff Reporter 03/04/2012 12:09:00 (President Robert Mugabe and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) HARARE – In a move likely to cause panic in the region and ratchet up tensions between President Robert Mugabe and Western governments, Iran has started distributing hard-line Islamic materials in Zimbabwe with the blessing of Zanu-PF criminal cabal, an Iranian news agency said. Iranian cultural office in Zimbabwe is distributing hard-line Islamic material masked in cultural exchanges material distributed to unsuspecting members of the public and religious centres, a report coming from Iran has revealed. Zimbabwe is a...
  • (Liberal author:) Jimmy Carter - Mass Murderer

    05/20/2012 9:05:08 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 23 replies
    Pravda ^ | May16, 2012 | John Fleming
    Jimmy Carter - Mass Murderer Pravda 16.05.2012 Boni pastoris est tondere pecus, non deglubere. - Tiberius By John Fleming   ... Jimmy Carter affects a superficial appearance of amiability and since leaving the White House, besides his well-known work for Habitat for Humanity, he has espoused time and again humanitarian causes. He has been appointed a diplomatic plenipotentiary time and again, especially under Clinton, and he made a well-publicized trip to Cuba and met Fidel Castro recently, where he, without mentioning the repression under corporate monopoly capitalism, in Georgia and everywhere else in the U.S., chided Castro in a would-be...
  • Zimbabwe Party Presses Black Ownership

    05/20/2012 5:05:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 19, 2012 | LYDIA POLGREEN
    More than a decade after Zimbabwe’s government began seizing sprawling white-owned commercial farms, a new fight is brewing here over who will profit from the nation’s vast bounty of platinum, chromium, nickel and diamonds. In a move rooted in politics, the party of the aging president, Robert G. Mugabe, has begun pressuring companies operating in the country to comply with a law requiring that black Zimbabweans own more than half their shares. Mr. Mugabe has ruled the country since its independence in 1980 but has seen his popularity recede considerably in recent years. He won fewer votes than the opposition...
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe "well, on holiday": officials

    04/10/2012 4:07:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:37am EDT | (Reporting by Cris Chinaka; editing by Ed Stoddard and Pascal Fletcher)
    Zimbabwean officials on Tuesday dismissed reports that President Robert Mugabe was seriously ill in Singapore, saying he was well and on holiday there with his family, and was expected to return home this week. Two senior officials from Mugabe's ZANU-PF party, who declined to be named, said a website report about the 88-year-old leader battling for his life in a Singapore hospital, which was widely repeated by some international media, was not true. "The president is well and away on a private holiday to help his daughter prepare for post-graduate studies, but we are expecting him home this week," said...
  • Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe reportedly critical in Singapore

    04/09/2012 10:10:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 96 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | April 9, 2012 | Christopher Szabo
    Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 88, is fighting for his life in a Singapore hospital after handing over power to Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa. The Australian said Mugabe was undergoing intensive treatment in a hospital in Singapore. Some of his family members joined him Saturday. When Mugabe was admitted to hospital has not been announced. There has been no official announcement of Mugabe’s illness, but the Zimbabwe Mail, reported his Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU)-Patriotic Front (PF) party is pressing for early elections. A cabinet meeting set for today has also been postponed, the Mail said.
  • Death of the white African farmer

    03/27/2012 1:11:59 PM PDT · by Dominic L. Fottfoy · 23 replies
    Western Farm Press ^ | March 27, 2012 | Chris Bennett
    The white African died almost a year ago at age 78. Mike Campbell, a white farmer from Zimbabwe, was a man of conviction and vision — and he paid for it with his life.
  • Gays Will Be Severely Punished, Says President

    11/24/2011 2:30:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Herald ^ | Thursday, 24 November 2011
    PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday said homosexuals and lesbians will be punished severely for their behaviour which is inconsistent with African and Christian values. He made the remarks at the launch of the Tongogara Community Share Ownership Tru-st at Unki Mine. Zimbabweans told Copac during the outreach programme that they want homosexuality outlawed. Said the President: "Do not get tempted into that (homosexuality). You are young people. Mukaenda ikoko we will punish you severely." He took a swipe at recent utterances by British Prime Minister David Cameron that London will not aid countries that do not respect gay rights. Mr Cameron said...
  • Zimbabwe President Attacks NATO's Role In Libya in U.N. Address

    09/22/2011 7:28:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    voanews.com ^ | September 22, 2011
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addressed the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York Thursday attacking NATO countries for their “blatant, illegal, brutal, callous and murderous bombings” in Libya, helping the National Transitional Council topple Colonel Muammor Gadhaffi. In a speech ranging from what he said were “illegal” sanctions imposed on Harare by Western nations to Palestine’s desire for statehood, Mr. Mugabe said it was sad that the international Criminal Court and the U.N. Security Council were being used by powerful countries to target leaders from the developing world, in particular African leaders. Mr. Mugabe expressed doubts...
  • Gaddafi 'seen in Zimbabwe on Mugabe's private jet' as Libya rebels march on dictator's home town

    08/27/2011 7:33:34 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:30 PM on 27th August 2011 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has fled Libya to Zimbabwe on a jet provided by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, it was claimed today, as rebels began the march on his home town. President Mugabe's political opponents claim their spies saw Gaddafi arrive in the country on a Zimbabwe Air Force jet in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They say the Libyan dictator was taken to a mansion in Harare's Gunninghill suburb, where agents from his all-female bodyguard were apparently seen patrolling the grounds. 'There's no doubt that Gaddafi is here as a 'unique guest' of Mugabe,' a spokesman for Zimbabwe's opposition...