Free Republic 3rd Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $15,368
17%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 17%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: rhodesia

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Donations to BLM Are Funneled Through Democrat Related ActBlue and Handled by Organization Led By Member of Weather Underground Terrorist Group

    06/25/2020 8:15:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/25/2020 | Joe Hoft
    We reported on May 30th the recent riots in Democrat-led cities around the country were coordinated and related to three main groups: 1) US based Islamist Organizations, 2) Domestic terrorists, and 3) Others related to the Democrat Party. Today we uncover a fourth major contributor, a Clinton pardoned member of the Weather Underground, Susan Rosenberg. There clearly was no reason for the mass riots taking place around the country after the death of the individual at the hands of the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Everyone who saw the police brutality was appalled and outraged at the sight of the policeman...
  • Cecil Rhodes: Councillors demand Oxford Uni statue removal

    06/09/2020 1:40:23 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08 Jun 2020 | Michael Race
    A group of councillors has backed the campaign to remove a statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes and called on Oxford University to "decolonise". Twenty-six councillors - more than half of members at Oxford City Council - signed a letter saying the figure at Oriel College was "incompatible" with the city's "commitment to anti-racism". A protest has been organised by the "Rhodes Must Fall" campaign as part of the Black Lives Matter movement... ...Campaigners have said Rhodes, a 19th Century businessman and politician in southern Africa, represented white supremacy...
  • Zimbabwe Gives Land Back to White Farmers After Wrecking Economy

    03/14/2020 1:48:00 PM PDT · by devane617 · 84 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 03/14/2020 | Godfrey Marawanyika and Antony Sguazzin
    Two decades after President Robert Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe’s economy by urging black subsistence farmers to violently force white commercial farmers and their workers off their land, his successor has thrown in the towel.
  • Robert Mugabe, ex-leader of Zimbabwe, dead at 95

    09/05/2019 11:18:20 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 89 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 06 2019 | Associated Press
    Robert Mugabe, the longtime leader of Zimbabwe who was forced to resign in 2017 after a military takeover, has died. His successor Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe’s death in a tweet Friday, mourning him as an “icon of liberation.” Mugabe was a former guerrilla chief who took power after the end of white minority rule in 1980 and presided over a country whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil and human rights violations.
  • Zimbabwe starts rolling power cuts, hitting mines, industry

    05/14/2019 8:18:42 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 27 replies
    Kitco ^ | 05/13/19 | Reuters
    HARARA, May 13 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has started rolling power cuts lasting up to eight hours that will also hit mines, a schedule from the state power utility showed on Monday, after reduced output at both the largest hydro plant and ageing coal-fired generators. The power cuts will add to mounting public anger against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government as Zimbabweans grapple with an economic crisis that has seen shortages of U.S. dollars, fuel, food and medicines as well as soaring inflation that is eroding earnings and savings.
  • Zimbabwe to start paying white farmers compensation after April

    04/08/2019 5:05:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 8, 2019 4:56 AM | MacDonald Dzirutwe
    Zimbabwe is to start paying compensation this year to thousands of white farmers who lost land under former president Robert Mugabe’s land reform nearly two decades ago, the government said, as it seeks to bring closure to a highly divisive issue. Two decades ago Mugabe’s government carried out at times violent evictions of 4,500 white farmers and redistributed the land to around 300,000 black families, arguing it was redressing imbalances from the colonial era. But land reform still divides public opinion as opponents see it as a partisan process that left the country struggling to feed itself. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s...
  • Zimbabweans dying of hunger after land grabs and killing of white farmers

    01/16/2019 5:06:37 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 85 replies
    NewSoweto ^ | 1/1/6/19
    The deplorable economic situation in Zimbabwe is getting even more critical by the day. Stack poverty now stares the majority of the people on the face. At some point, the country had a vibrant economy, when agricultural investors where not arm twisted, their land taken away forcefully by the former regime in a bid to Redistribute land. The truth about Zimbabwe is that it has regressed, back to that ancient poverty which has been the historical lot of mankind. As I’ve pointed out before: The problem with this description is that it is actually accurate. Zimbabwe simply doesn’t have anything...
  • Zimbabwe's Coup Did Not Create Democracy from Dictatorship

    10/23/2018 4:39:55 AM PDT · by piasa · 4 replies
    The Convrsation ^ | August 16, 2018 6.36am EDT | Steven Feldstein
    ...Mnangagwa struck a conciliatory tone in the months leading up to the election. Declaring that Zimbabwe was “open for business,” he amended a law requiring local ownership of diamond and platinum mines. He signaled his intent to end farm seizures and vowed to sell off failing state enterprises. He even wrote a New York Times op-ed calling for democracy and equal rights for all citizens. But Mnangagwa is tied to numerous human rights abuses, including overseeing a series of government-ordered massacres between 1982 and 1986 known as the “Gukurahundi.” An estimated 20,000 civilians from Zimbabwe’s Ndebele ethnic group were killed....
  • Media Silent as South Africa Seizes Land from White Farmers

    08/21/2018 4:03:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/20/2018
    The South African government has begun seizing land from white farmers, following an August 1 ruling which amended that nation’s constitution to legalize the practice. Despite the disturbing ramifications of this human rights abuse at the hands of a foreign government, both cable and network news have remained stubbornly silent on the issue. According to the Johannesburg-based City Press, the South African government has begun the process of expropriating two game farms based in Limpopo. The government reportedly put the plan into motion after the owners rejected offers by the state to purchase their land for as little as one-tenth...
  • how to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change.

    04/10/2018 7:29:59 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 39 replies
    Ted Talks ^ | 3/4/2013 | Allan Savoy
    This Ted Talk should be required viewing by every member of the BLM and the EPA. The first couple of minutes he starts off talking like a typical climatologist, mentioning fossil fuels. But then he takes an interesting turn. He's an Ecologist originally from Africa. And he's actually been responsible for implementing a number of land management policies throughout his career that have failed miserably. His conclusions on land management end up being the opposite of what we commonly hear. And what's more, he's had a chance to implement those solutions on 5 different continents and has seen outstanding success.
  • Zimbabwe Returns Land To White Farmer Evicted By Mugabe Regime

    12/22/2017 1:23:46 PM PST · by paltz · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/22/17 | Kerry Picket
    A white Zimbabwean farmer previously kicked off his land by the former Robert Mugabe regime received a hero’s welcome from his community Thursday following the new government’s return of his land, the Associated Press reported. Guided by military escort, Robert Smart became the first white farmer who came back to the land he once owned before it was seized nearly two decades ago by Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party. In 2000, Mugabe ordered land seizures and evictions of white farmers and their families. According to the Telegraph, of the estimated 4,500 white farmers prior the seizures, only several hundred remain. Zimbabwe’s...
  • South African spy captured and tortured by Zimbabwe forces

    01/21/2005 9:26:57 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 653+ views
    A South African spy captured by Zimbabwean counter intelligence is alleged to have been severely tortured before agreeing to co-operate with local officials, the Institute for Security Studies said in Pretoria today. The spy recently was nabbed by Zimbabwean Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operatives at Victoria Falls and under questioning, revealed the names of his collaborators within the governing Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu(PF)). Chris Maroleng, an analyst, said the spy would not have naturally agreed to work with the Zimbabweans as they had alleged and therefore must have reached his "pain threshold". "The Zimbabwean CIO are renowned...
  • Zimbabwe crisis: Did China give nod to army takeover?

    11/15/2017 9:53:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 November 2017 • 8:25PM | Adrian Blomfield
    The general behind Zimbabwe’s coup may have sought Chinese approval days before the army launched its takeover of Robert Mugabe’s government, it emerged on Wednesday. Mr. Mugabe remained under house arrest, still president of Zimbabwe if in name alone, a prisoner of once slavishly loyal generals who now hold the country’s fate in their hands. As the former British colony faced a deeply uncertain future under military tutelage, a trip to Beijing by General Constantine Chiwenga, the head of the armed forces, last week has reignited concerns about rising Chinese influence in Africa. The general held high-level meetings with officials...
  • Swedish Diplomat Hammarskjold May Have Been Killed in Air Attack: Study

    10/17/2017 10:56:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | 18 October 2017
    A new UN report on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold in central Africa has concluded it appears "plausible" the aircraft came under attack. Sweden has called "an open wound" the unsolved questions over Hammarskjold's death, which came during the Cold War between Western nations and the Soviet bloc. The latest findings take into account newly-released information from the archives of Belgium, Britain, Canada, Germany and the United States.
  • Mugabe is asking back the white farmers he chased away

    03/21/2017 8:36:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 89 replies
    qz.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Tinashe Mushakavanhu
    In 2000 Robert Mugabe shocked the world when he made dramatic changes to land ownership laws in Zimbabwe which resulted in thousands of white Zimbabwean farmers being forced to give up their farms and many to leave the country.Those white farmers owned 70% of the most arable land in the country which they had inherited from a colonial past built on racial hierarchy. But now the tide is shifting again. Mugabe’s people have hinted strongly, for the first time, that farmers can return–at least some of them. This will be some 15 years after the Zimbabwe government began seizing their...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • UDI IN RHODESIA: 50 YEARS AGO NOVEMBER 11, 1965 (TODAY IN HISTORY)

    11/11/2015 4:37:16 AM PST · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    11/11/2015 | Self
    '.....in the lives of most nations there comes a moment when a stand has to be taken for principle, whatever the consequences. This moment has come to Rhodesia. We have struck a blow for the preservation of justice, civilization and Christianity. And in the spirit of this belief we have this day assumed our sovereign independence.' The words of Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Douglas Smith uttered 50 years ago today on the occasion of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence. When elections were held in Rhodesia in 1964, the 50 white seats in the 66 seat parliament were all won by...
  • '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...
  • Dirty Harare City Now “A Warzone”

    07/01/2015 11:12:29 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 16 replies
    Zimeye ^ | July 2, 2015
    VOA|Harare in the 1980s was affectionately referred to as the sunshine city because of its cleanliness. The city was orderly with well-maintained roads, bright street lights and clean running water and the blooming jacaranda trees also gave the it a unique view. But things have taken a bad turn as the city has been decaying since the 1990s. Buildings are now resembling a war zone and children hang around on street corners with nowhere to go and homeless people tell stories of disease and crime. These pictures reveal real-life scenes from an urban area hit-hard by the recession and still...