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  • ZIMBABWE PRESIDENT ROBERT MUGABE: 'WE WILL NOT PROSECUTE KILLERS OF WHITE FARMERS'

    08/19/2017 3:29:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 87 replies
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that people who murdered white farmers during a government-sanctioned purge in the 2000s will never be prosecuted. The 93-year-old president addressed a rally in Harare on Monday to mark Heroes’ Day, which commemorates soldiers who have fought for the country, particularly in its independence war against British colonizers. Zimbabwe implemented a controversial land reform program in 2000 that saw squatters invade and seize hundreds of white-owned farms around the country. The violent seizures resulted in the murder of several white farmers, with many more displaced, and close associates of Mugabe given large chunks of...
  • Zimbabwe's ruling party backs Mugabe, 92, for 2018 election

    12/17/2016 4:52:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2016 11:09 AM EST | Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 in February, was endorsed on Saturday as the ruling party’s candidate in a national election scheduled for 2018. The ruling ZANU-PF party announced its support in the southeast town of Masvingo, where the party’s youth wing even proposed that Mugabe should rule for life with broad powers. Opposition groups have described such adulation as a sign that Mugabe and his loyalists are out of touch with the desperation of a nation that is suffering massive unemployment, cash shortages and company closures. …
  • Zimbabwe prepares to introduce new currency this month

    11/01/2016 9:19:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 1, 2016 9:41 AM EDT
    Zimbabwe’s president has formalized a law allowing the introduction of a new currency this month. The new bond notes, backed by a $200 million Afreximbank bond facility, will be regarded as legal tender for all local transactions. This southern African nation abandoned its own currency in 2009 after inflation hit 231 million percent, according to government figures. …
  • Rhodesia asks Zimbabweans: Miss Me Yet?

    08/29/2016 5:43:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 41 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-29-2016 | MOTUS
    Remember when Zimbabwe used to be Rhodesia?There’s a lesson, or two, in here somewhere: ‘No One Is Safe’: Zimbabwe Threatens to Seize Farms of Party Defectors. That’s right: first they came for the white men’s farms:And the blacks didn’t object because, well, they weren’t white. Now they’re coming for the farms of black-men-who-disagree-with-the-government-policies. That’s how it always goes.And as pointed out by the Instapundit: Hey, it was over a decade ago when Nick Kristof reported that Zimbabweans were nostalgic for the days of white rule: An elderly peasant in another village, Makupila Muzamba, said that hunger today is worse than...
  • Mugabe Orders Arrest Of "Rats We Call Athletes" After Zimbabwe Wins No Olympic Medals

    08/26/2016 4:41:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08-26-2016 | Tyler Durden
    It appears Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was banking on a precious metal inflow from Rio to fix his nation's ailing economy as he has ordered the arrest of all 31 Zimbabwean Olympic athletes arrested and detained for daring to return home with no medals.
  • Mugabe orders arrest, detention of Zimbabwean Olympic team

    08/26/2016 1:31:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 56 replies
    PM News Nigeria ^ | 8-24-16 | PMNews
    Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe instructed the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic, Augustine Chihuri to arrest and detain the whole Zimbabwean Olympic Team members immediately they arrived the Harare International Airport on Tuesday, August 23. Zimbabwe which is one of the countries in the Olympics without a medal presented a team of 31 athletes. The closest any of the athletes came to win a contest was at the 8th position. Mr. Mugabe who is incensed with the team’s performance told the Police Chief to arrest all the team members and detain them. “We have wasted the country’s money on these...
  • Zimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bite

    05/05/2016 7:13:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 8:06 AM EDT
    Severe shortages of U.S. dollars that are used as local currency in Zimbabwe have forced many residents into cash hunter-gatherers. This week, Zimbabwe’s central bank imposed measures in an attempt to ease the cash crunch, which reflects the country’s dire economic situation. The measures include reducing the amount of money that travelers can take outside the country and limiting daily cash withdrawals. …
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe: "Do you want me to punch you"

    03/04/2016 12:05:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 4, 2016 11:40 AM EST | Farai Mutsaka
    "Do you want me to punch you to the floor to realize I am still there?" The speaker was not a boxer trash-talking before a fight. It was Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is 92 and known for pugnacious comments. This one, to an interviewer from state TV, was in response to a question about retirement plans and who would succeed him. "Why 'successor' when I am still there?" Mugabe said in the interview aired Thursday night. "Why do you want a successor?" ...
  • Zimbabweans mark Mugabe's 92nd birthday with celebrations

    02/27/2016 11:37:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2016 11:09 AM EST | Farai Mutsaka and Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi
    Calling Robert Mugabe "dear father," ''his royal highness," and "the Moses of Africa" members of Zimbabwe's ruling party reasserted their loyalty to the longtime leader at the celebration of his recent 92nd birthday. By bus, truck and on foot, thousands of Zimbabweans wearing the colors of the ruling ZANU-PF party made their way to the normally sleepy southeastern city of Masvingo to mark Mugabe's birthday. Mugabe, who has ruled since 1980, let 92 balloons into the air to start the festivities held at the historical Great Zimbabwe monument, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) from downtown Masvingo. During the televised event,...
  • Horrible Dictator: Global Warming Costs Me $1.5 Billion Annually!

    02/15/2016 5:25:12 PM PST · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 15, 2015 | Andrew Follett
    A government-owned Zimbabwe newspaper is claiming global warming caused $1.5 billion a year in damage . . . President for life Robert Mugabe wants the UN (meaning America) to provide $1.5 billion per year...Naturally he blames his country's problems on 'climate change.'
  • Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe wins China's Nobel Peace Prize

    10/24/2015 3:22:14 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2015 | Richard Spencer
    China has awarded its home-grown equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize to Robert Mugabe, the man accused of driving Zimbabwe into poverty during his rule of more than three decades. The Confucius Peace Prize, set up in 2010 after the Nobel original was awarded to a Chinese dissident infuriating the ruling Communist Party, was a reward for Mr Mugabe’s “inspired national leadership and service to pan-Africanism”. "He has overcome difficulties of all kinds and has strongly committed himself to constructing his nation's political and economic order, while strongly supporting pan-Africanism and African independence," the citation read. Zimbabwe has become closely...
  • Robert Mugabe ‘Seriously’ Considering Castration as Punishment for Rape

    09/17/2015 4:44:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 9/17/15 | Francse Martel
    Dictator Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe announced this week that his government is “seriously” considering castration as a punishment for rapists, particularly those who rape minors.Mugabe was reportedly speaking extemporaneously at a luncheon to celebrate the reopening of Parliament for its new session when he made the remarks. He lamented the moral state of the nation, asking, “What sort of men have we become, raping our babies in some cases your own? What has entered this house of freedom, the Zimbabwe house of freedom?”He noted that authorities had full power to arrest a man for rape, “but it seems not to...
  • What is the New Black Panther Party’s end game?

    08/17/2015 9:06:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Grio ^ | August 14, 2015 | David A. Love
    What are the New Black Panthers up to, and what is their next move? The New Black Panthers are in the news these days, most recently for holding a protest this week in front of the infamous Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, where Sandra Bland died in custody on July 13 following a traffic stop and arrest days earlier. Bland, 28, had recently moved from the Chicago area to work at her alma mater, Prairie View A&M University. Although her arrest was ruled a hanging suicide by local authorities–not the first in that jail–many questions remain unanswered, and many...
  • Who’s Really Responsible for the Killing of Zimbabwe’s Lions and Other Wildlife?

    08/01/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 26 replies
    Time ^ | July 29, 2015 | Nash Jenkins
    Until 2000 Zimbabwe had a successful wildlife-management program, with many big-game animals flourishing. But by 2003, a staggering 80% of the animals that had lived on Zimbabwean safari camps (which employed firm quotas to regulate animal population sizes) had died. By 2007, there were only 14 private game farms in the country, compared with 620 prior to the land seizures of 2000, according to a National Geographic report. With the protection of private game reserves nearly nonexistent, once abundant wildlife began dying off, hunted by desperate farmers with no other options for sustenance. Despite the passing of harsher laws for...
  • Attention Cecil The Lion Fans: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Allegedly Ate A Baby Elephant

    07/31/2015 10:20:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Inquisitr.com ^ | July 30, 2015
    Attention Cecil The Lion Fans: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Allegedly Ate A Baby Elephant Outraged animal lovers and conservationists petitioning the White House to extradite big-game hunter Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe for killing Cecil the lion may be unaware the the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, reportedly ate baby elephant meat during his lavish 91st birthday party in late February. A deceased lion was also allegedly involved in those festivities, a bash that cost about $1 million and was staged at a luxury resort with thousands of party guests in attendance. “Held a week after his birthday, the celebrations were described...
  • It's Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat

    07/29/2015 6:06:15 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    VICE News ^ | 02/19/2015 | Mark Hay
    As part of the celebrations for his 91st birthday next Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be served a feast featuring five impala, two buffalo, two elephants, two sables, and one lion. According to a report in Zimbabwe's The Chronicle, the menagerie was donated by Tendai Musasa, owner of the prominent Woodlands Farm near the Elephant Hills Resort at Victoria Falls, where the 20,000-person shindig will take place. While you'd think that eating elephants and lions, icons of wildlife conservation, would be illegal, it turns out it's not—neither under Zimbabwean nor international law. As of 1997, elephant populations in Botswana,...
  • 'Crisis' hit Zimbabwe wants white farmers back – report

    07/20/2015 4:25:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 59 replies
    News 24 ^ | 7/16/15
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government has reportedly indicated, for the first time, that it may hand back land to some white farmers whose farms were forcibly taken away from them during the height of the country’s controversial land reform programme. This comes a decade and a half after the Zimbabwean government seized large swaths of land from white farmers in the country - a move that saw a drastic deterioration in the country's economy. According to The Telegraph, Minister of Lands Douglas Mombeshora said provincial leaders had been tasked to come up with names of white farmers they wanted to...
  • Robert Mugabe ‘proposes to Barack Obama’: Zimbabwe’s leader says he will travel to the White House…

    06/30/2015 4:28:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 04:35 EST, 30 June 2015 | John Hall
    Robert Mugabe has mocked America’s decision to legalize gay marriage across all 50 states by vowing to travel to the White House and proposing to Barack Obama. […] Mugabe, who is known for his brutal crusades against homosexuality, was responding in bizarre fashion to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees gays and lesbians the same right to marry as heterosexuals. […] Speaking on on Saturday, Mugabe said: “I’ve just concluded—since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance—thus if it becomes necessary, I shall travel to...
  • Robert Mugabe ‘proposes to Barack Obama’ [Zero a laughingstock]

    06/30/2015 3:08:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    During his weekly interview with the national radio station, the Zimbabwean president joked that he planned to travel to Washington DC ‘get down on one knee and ask his hand’. Mugabe, who is known for his brutal crusades against homosexuality, was responding in bizarre fashion to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees gays and lesbians the same right to marry as heterosexuals. Speaking on on Saturday, Mugabe said: ‘I’ve just concluded – since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance – thus if it becomes...
  • LAND GRABS TARGETING WHITE FARMERS CONTINUE IN ZIMBABWE

    05/18/2015 8:12:22 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 20153 | Edwin Mora
    Zimbabwe’s black president Robert Mugabe has launched a new campaign to seize land from the country’s white farmers. When he celebrated his birthday on February 28 with a $1.2 million extravagant party and anti-white tirade, Mr. Mugabe reportedly vowed to extend the brutal and disastrous land grabs, which have seen thousands of white farmers pushed out of their farms since 2000, to game reserves in Zimbabwe. “Zimbabwe has lots of safaris but very few are African,” said Mr. Mugabe, according to The Telegraph. “Most are white-owned. In our region, we have the most safaris and animals. But we are now...