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  • 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...
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Threatens to Behead Homosexuals

    07/27/2013 12:20:51 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 66 replies ^ | 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...
  • I Won’t Be Removed by Britain: Mugabe

    06/03/2013 10:48:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | 02/06/2013
    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has said he won't step down because of pressure from Britain and other countries for a change in government. “You want me to retire? You do not talk of retirement when elections are coming, do you?” the 89-year-old president told Kyodo News in an interview in the Japanese city of Yokohama where he was attending and a thre- day summit on African development. Mugabe will lead his Zanu PF party in elections to choose a substantive government this year, replacing the coalition administration he formed with rival Morgan Tsvangirai after disputed polls in 2008. The Constitutional Court...
  • The Regime Wants Your Property and Your Heart, but God Wins

    04/02/2013 5:28:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies
    New Rhodesia Dispatch ^ | 3/23/13 | John DeWitt
    The Regime Wants Your Property and Your Heart, but God Wins by John deWitt Sometimes I think the Left really lacks self-awareness of how the news they control presents to people who don’t support them. The headlines in the last ten days have been dominated by two things: Cypriot capital controls, and homosexual marriage before the Supreme Court. The Media Directorate might actually think these things are about, respectively, orderly stabilization of the Eurozone and the heroic advance of Freedom. That’s not what they look like to Rhodies.The big-picture narrative of Cypriot capital controls the Media Directorate isn’t telling you very...
  • 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...
  • Legenary Rhodesian Pilot Passes Away

    10/22/2011 8:57:28 AM PDT · by TEXASPROUD · 7 replies
    Legendary Rhodesian Pilot Chris Dixon "Green Leader" passed away in Harare yesterday after his last battle with Cancer.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 8-31-11

    08/31/2011 2:50:17 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies ^ | 8-31-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • End Near for Zimbabwe's Last White Farmers

    06/02/2011 7:47:24 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 193 replies · 2+ views
    VOA ^ | May 30, 2011 | Peta Thornycroft
    Zimbabwean farmers attend a meeting of white commercial farmers in capital Harare Zimbabwe's Supreme Court heard a case on behalf of three farmers who claimed the constitution excluded confiscation of their land because they bought their properties after the colonial era ended with independence in 1980. The Supreme Court did not agree and quickly dismissed their application. One of the farmers, Colin Cloete, a former president of the Commercial Farmers’ Union at the height of often violent land invasions seven years ago, was one of the applicants. He, like many of his colleagues, has been arrested, harassed and appeared in...
  • Zimbabwe's killing fields: Mass grave of over 600 bodies found in mine shaft

    04/01/2011 3:21:00 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 3/31/2011
    Mugabe loyalists blame Ian Smith regime for corpses Pathologists say bodies appear less than 30 years old Hundreds of skeletons found in a remote mine shaft in Zimbabwe have been used as political propaganda by supporters of President Robert Mugabe. The Fallen Heroes of Zimbabwe Trust, a previously little known group of Mugabe party loyalists, says says the remains of more than 640 bodies have been discovered in the disused Chibondo gold mine near the provincial center of Mount Darwin, 110 miles from Harare, But while the trust says the bodies are those of victims of colonial atrocities committed under...
  • WHO Lives in a House Like This?

    02/15/2011 5:42:28 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 15, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Can you imagine the bloated ego and over-the-top taste to live in such exaggerated -even cartoonish- opulence?  A Saudi Prince, ya think?  Russian oligarch?  Chinese billionaire?  Or was it Louis XIV of France...? Any guesses yet? Why, this bodacious crib belongs to none other than Soviet-trained economic incompetent, tin-pot dictator, and self-proclaimed "Hitler of all time"... Robert Mugabe Just contrast that pad with most Zimbabweans living in grinding poverty with a 95% unemployment rate and hyperinflation that topped-out at 6.5 quindecillion novemdecillion percent (6.5 x 10108%!) ... fact is, the poor wretches he's ruled over for thirty years have never had it so bad: Zimbabwe...
  • Rhodesia Marks 30 Years Of Communist Occupation

    05/11/2010 5:32:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 778+ views
    The Right Perspective ^ | April 21, 2010 | Peter Goodman
    Last Sunday marked 30 years of Communist rule of Rhodesia, which was renamed Zimbabwe after being taken over. At a public ceremony marking the occasion, Marxist dictator Robert Mugabe, responsible for the wholesale slaughter of Matabele tribesmen who opposed his rule and the racist eviction of Whites from their farming homelands, called on his subjects to “foster an environment of tolerance.” Mugabe then announced he would continue with a new program whose objective is to steal White-owned businesses and hand them over to Black Zimbabweans. Rhodesia, a first-world country that produced its own television sets and was “the Breadbasket of...
  • Postcard From Zimbabwe

    04/08/2010 5:45:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies · 1,060+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 8, 2010 | Nicholas Kristof
    Here’s a measure of how President Robert Mugabe is destroying this once lush nation of Zimbabwe: In a week of surreptitious reporting here (committing journalism can be a criminal offense in Zimbabwe), ordinary people said time and again that life had been better under the old, racist, white regime of what was then called Rhodesia. “When the country changed from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, we were very excited,” one man, Kizita, told me in a village of mud-walled huts near this town in western Zimbabwe. “But we didn’t realize the ones we chased away were better and the ones we put...
  • South Africa and Rhodesia (Zimbabawe) were better under 'Colonial' Rule (Vanity)

    12/18/2009 3:35:55 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 38 replies · 1,463+ views
    The Vanity Times-Picayune | December 18, 2009 | Me
    Yes, Apartheid was wrong and oppressive, but does anyone think South Africa and Rhodesia would have been nearly as prosperous had they always had such 'enlightened' rulers like Robert Mugabe? Fact is, before Mugabe, Rhodesia was one of the most prosperous countries in Africa. It was known as the "breadbasket of Africa". South Africa was run by highly educated and industrious Dutch/German immigrants. They had a very advanced and wealthy economy, one of the finest Navies of a country of that size, and they were stridently anti-Communist. Today, they are a fraction of they once were, and have been slipping...
  • Zimbabwe farmer Ben Freeth begs Barack Obama to stop Robert Mugabe land grab

    10/11/2009 12:39:27 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 28 replies · 1,640+ views
    The Times ^ | 10/11/2009 | Christina Lamb
    A British farmer who stood up to Robert Mugabe and was beaten, abducted and finally had his house burnt down has travelled to Washington to ask the Obama administration to put pressure on the Zimbabwe government before it seizes the last remaining white farms. Ben Freeth and his wife Laura with their children Anna, Phillip and Josh. Ben Freeth, who moved to Zimbabwe from Kent, joined his father-in-law Mike Campbell in taking Mugabe to an international court to stop the farm seizures. Their secret footage of the campaign of intimidation launched against them will form part of a film to...
  • Weekly Tribute To Kith and Kin

    09/26/2009 6:17:55 PM PDT · by Pitcairn · 202+ views ^ | 26 Sep 09 | Pitcairn
    Gentlemen, Another tribute to our Rhodesian cousins. No Apologies (as usual), gents. We relive their experience now. Have a good Saturday night.
  • Zimbabwe slams Bush's stance on Mugabe as "diplomatic flute"

    12/22/2008 10:51:33 PM PST · by fishhound · 7 replies · 518+ views
    Breitbart /AFP ^ | Dec 23/08 01:48 AM US/Eastern | n/a
    Zimbabwe's government on Tuesday slammed US President George Bush's government's declaration of loss of confidence in President Robert Mugabe as a "diplomatic flute" by an outgoing administration. "We have no time for US President George W. Bush's diplomatic flute. We are talking about an administration whose sun has set," Mugabe's spokesman George Charamba said, according to state-run The Herald newspaper. About half of Zimbabwe's population needs food aid, UN experts said Monday, as a first consignment of supplies designed to help fight a cholera epidemic arrived in the troubled southern African nation. As Mugabe faced fresh calls to step down...
  • Failing Zimbabwe: Reporter round-up

    12/10/2008 12:34:40 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies · 716+ views
    BBC World News ^ | Dec. 10 , 2008 | BBC
    A strong odor pounces up your nose, choking it stone dry, as you drive into Harare's Mbare township past hostels and its popular market, Mbare Musika.
  • Zim Talks Start As Deal 'Close'

    08/10/2008 6:48:30 AM PDT · by TLI · 3 replies · 198+ views
    SKY News ^ | 1:02pm UK, Sunday August 10, 2008 | SKY News
    Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has begun further power-sharing talks amid reports that leaders are close to a deal which will name Morgan Tsvangirai as prime minister. Mediator South African President Thabo Mbeki has started meetings today as state radio reported they may soon reach an agreement. The spokesman for Mr Mugabe's Zanu-PF said the party, after lengthy talks to try to end a post-election crisis, wants any unity government to last five years. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Mr Tsvangirai would become premier in the arrangement under discussion, although his powers were still being debated. Zimbabweans are longing...
  • Mugabe rival quits election race (Mugabe thugs break up opposition rally)

    06/22/2008 6:41:07 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 70 replies · 216+ views
    BBC News ^ | 6/22/08 | BBC
    Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he is pulling out of Friday's presidential run-off, handing victory to President Robert Mugabe. Mr. Tsvangrai said there was no point running when elections would not be free and fair and and "the outcome is determined by... Mugabe himself." He called on the global community to step in to protect Zimbabweans. The decision came after opposition supporters heading to a rally in the capital Harare came under attack. The MDC says at least 70 supporters have been killed in recent months. At a press conference Sunday, mr Tsvangirai said: "It is for the world...
  • Cathy Buckle: Never the same again (Zimbabwe)

    05/04/2008 5:51:22 AM PDT · by Clive · 11 replies · 77+ views
    Letters Written by Cathy Buckle ^ | 2008-05-03 | Cathy Buckle
    Dear Family and Friends, It took the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission almost five weeks to verify less than two and a half million votes that were cast in our Presidential ballot. In a country where junior school children have learnt to count, add, subtract and even multiply in millions and now billions in order to survive our collapsed economy, five weeks is insulting and highly suspicious to say the least. After five weeks the ZEC declared the following results: Morgan Tsvangirai: 1,195,562 votes (47,9%) Robert Mugabe: 1,079,730 votes (43,2%) Simba Makoni: 207,470 votes ( 8,3%) Langton Towungana: 14,503 votes ( 0,6%)...
  • Zimbabwe crisis hits black rhino

    11/24/2007 9:45:09 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 139+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, November 23, 2007 | Jon Kay
    Charles Hamilton has just returned to the UK from Zimbabwe, where his family runs the park. He called the situation "desperate"... The pictures showed all three of his family's adult black rhinos, lying dead on the dusty floor. You can see the bullet-holes in their thick hides. "It's just totally unbelievable," Charles sighed. For the past 20 years the family has been rearing the animals and returning them to the wild, but last week, in the dead of night, armed men in camouflage gear burst onto the site and shot dead all three adult females. One of them was just...
  • Zimbabweans Praise 'Generous' Ian Smith (Rhodesia)

    11/24/2007 3:30:12 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 948+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-24-2007 | Stephen Bevan
    Zimbabweans praise 'generous' Ian Smith By Stephen Bevan and a special correspondent in Shurugwi Last Updated: 8:27pm GMT 24/11/2007 For many black Zimbabweans, the death on Tuesday of Ian Smith, the last prime minister of white-ruled Rhodesia, was either to be welcomed or at best ignored. To them the 88-year-old, who turned his country into an international pariah with his unilateral declaration of independence from Britain in 1965, was a racist and a tyrant who led his band of white supremacists into a bloody, and ultimately pointless, war against the black liberation movement. Ian Smith left Zimbabwe in 2005 But...
  • Ex-Rhodesia leader Ian Smith dies

    11/20/2007 11:55:59 AM PST · by Borges · 46 replies · 121+ views
    BBC ^ | 11/20/07
    The former prime minister of Rhodesia, Ian Smith, has died aged 88. The cause of his death is unknown but he had been ill for some time at a residential home in South Africa. He illegally declared independence from Britain in 1965 and his white minority government led the country for 14 years amid international scorn and sanctions. Following a bitter bush war with black nationalists, his government was overthrown by Robert Mugabe in 1979, leading to the creation of Zimbabwe. Speaking to the BBC in 1998 about his assumption of power, Mr Smith was adamant it was justified. "There...
  • Thousands of teachers abandon Zimbabwe

    11/18/2007 7:07:35 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies · 117+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 18/11/2007 | Stephen Bevan
    Zimbabwe's education system, once regarded as among the best in Africa, is in crisis because of the country's economic meltdown. Almost a quarter of the teachers have quit the country, absenteeism is high, buildings are crumbling and standards plummeting. In one of the most shocking examples of the Dickensian conditions, a reporter witnessed hundreds of children...writing in the dust on the floor because they had no exercise books or pencils. "Starting this term, we are supposed to buy our own teaching materials," ... "With our paltry salaries I don't see it working. We will just sit in the classes." Absenteeism...
  • From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe

    08/08/2007 9:43:50 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies · 926+ views ^ | 2007-08-20 | Anthony C. LoBaido
    At the inaugural ceremony, Prime Minister Mugabe’s call for reconciliation between blacks and whites came as a welcome surprise to those who had for years dismissed him as “a Marxist-terrorist trying to gain power through the barrel of a gun.” … The unexpected size of his majority gave Mugabe an unequivocal mandate.... All in all, the election and handover represented a triumph of democracy in the face of considerable external pressure. — Andrew Young, President Carter’s Ambassador to the United Nations The excerpted statement above by Andrew Young provides a small sampling of the outrageous commentary on Robert Mugabe’s ascension...
  • The lure of plentiful South Africa [ Zimbabwe illegals ]

    07/21/2007 10:44:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies · 750+ views
    BBC News, South Africa ^ | Saturday, July 21, 2007 | Peter Biles
    The economic crisis in Zimbabwe is having a severe impact on its neighbour, South Africa. An estimated three million Zimbabweans are thought to have fled to South Africa to escape the chaos and they continue to flood across the border at Beit Bridge... Zimbabwe is on its knees. Its people are starving and desperate. South Africa is seen as the land of opportunity. And the bright lights of this economic giant beckon... When they reach the South African side, they dry themselves down and edge nervously towards South Africa's triple-layer border fence. This is a barrier that was put up...
  • Zimbabwe proposes black-run firms

    06/25/2007 8:54:02 AM PDT · by TLI · 37 replies · 1,045+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 25 June 2007 | BBC
    President Robert Mugabe's government has published a bill to move majority control of "public companies and any other business" to black Zimbabweans. The goal is to ensure at least a 51% shareholding by indigenous black people in the majority of businesses. Critics say it could hurt investor confidence in Zimbabwe, suffering from the world's highest inflation and food, fuel and foreign currency shortages. Now the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Bill will go to parliament.
  • Mugabe Told: Stand Again And You Will Lose

    06/09/2007 6:13:40 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 848+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-10-2007 | Steven Bevan - Michael Gwaridzo
    Mugabe told: stand again and you will lose By Stephen Bevan in Pretoria and Michael Gwaridzo in Harare, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:06am BST 10/06/2007 Mugabe is said to have been livid when given the warning in an intelligence meeting last month Robert Mugabe has been told by his own intelligence chiefs that he will lose if he sticks to his insistence on standing again in Zimbabwe's presidential elections next year. The 83-year-old, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, was given the warning last month. He is said to have been livid. Happyton Bonyongwe, Mugabe's intelligence chief, told...
  • "We Live in Hope"

    05/07/2007 10:39:46 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 6 replies · 351+ views ^ | 2007.05.05 | Andrew Cusak
    Ian Smith, the Grand Old Man of Africa, Speaks "What we believed in was responsible majority rule, as opposed to irresponsible majority rule and I stand by that," Mr. Smith tells the interviewer. "I think it is important that before you give a person the vote you ensure that his roots go down, that he's part of the whole structure of the country." "Smith is an African," Ernest Mtunzi says. "He understands the African mentality. [...] Smith was being realistic. If you give people something before they're ready, they're going to mess it up. And that has happened." Why did...
  • A Rhodesian Correction

    03/30/2007 12:45:21 PM PDT · by Our man in washington · 6 replies · 134+ views
    The National Review ^ | March 30th, 2007 | Denis Boyles
    "Nearly two-thirds of Zimbabweans — including many former terrorist leaders — did, however, and when a moderate named Abel Muzorewa won handily on a pledge to make an orderly transition to majority rule, then-U.N. ambassador Andrew Young and his boss, Jimmy Carter — supported avidly by The New York Times, along with every other left-leaning paper on the planet — flipped. Furious at the prospect of a less-than-immediate transition, they insisted that the election results not be recognized. Democrats and their allies in the press mounted a stiff effort to keep sanctions in place until Muzorewa’s government collapsed, and a...
  • The wasteland - inside Mugabe's crumbling state

    03/19/2007 10:42:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 965+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 17, 2007 | Chris McGreal
    At the end of a week that saw protests violently crushed...a nation sliding into chaos. Among the many signs of a country sliding into chaos, one has gone largely unnoticed: Zimbabwe's morgues are filling up. It's not only that more people are dying, but also that the families of those who are cannot afford to pay their medical bills any longer. To escape them, relatives are registering the sick under false names. When they die, the bodies cannot be claimed. The practice is just one of the increasingly desperate measures Zimbabweans are taking to survive in a collapsing economy where...
  • Is it the beginning of the end for Mugabe?

    02/24/2007 3:30:01 AM PST · by MadIvan · 19 replies · 978+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | February 24, 2007 | MICHELLE FAUL
    SIGNS are mounting that Zimbabwe is witnessing the last, desperate throes of a regime that has destroyed one of Africa's few successful economies.As president Robert Mugabe celebrates his 83rd birthday today with champagne and cake at a £600,000 party, hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans are struggling to survive on bread and water. As the country approaches 18 April, the 27th anniversary of the end of white rule and Mr Mugabe's rise to power, the years of abuse and neglect are culminating in untenable crises. Hyperinflation that brings shortages of food, fuel, medication and electricity has the population in revolt; opposition...
  • Zimbabwe: Chombo, Karimanzira at each others throats (Houses given to cronies, officials paid off)

    02/01/2007 10:01:24 PM PST · by Stoat · 4 replies · 498+ views
    ZimDaily (Zimbabwe) ^ | January 31, 2007
    Chombo, Karimanzira at each others throats Wed, 31 Jan 2007 00:09:00 THREE senior officials from the ruling ZANU PF have been implicated in the corrupt allocation of Whitecliffe houses to relatives and other people who were not on the waiting list of the Ministry of Local Government Public Works and Urban Development. The officials which include the chairperson of the commission responsible for running the affairs of Harare City, Sekesai Makwavarara, deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Mugabe's Nephew and Manyame Member of Parliament, Patrick Zhuwao and Harare governor, David Karimanzira are being accused of dolling out houses and...
  • Zimbabwe threatens white farmers (white-owned farms reduced from 4,500 to around 400 since 2000)

    02/05/2007 6:34:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 127 replies · 2,456+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/07 | AP
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe's national security minister has told the country's last remaining white farmers that they will be jailed if they refuse to abide by a deadline that passed over the weekend for them to leave their farms, according to a newspaper report on Monday. The official Chronicle newspaper quoted the minister Didymus Mutasa as saying police would be "unleashed" to deal with white farmers who ignored the eviction notice. "Those farmers who do not comply with the orders to vacate the land will be dealt with severely," said the minister, known to be close to President Robert...
  • When the captain would play host to the hijacker

    10/14/2006 1:06:10 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 1 replies · 581+ views
    The Hindu ^ | New Delhi, Oct. 13 | PTI
    They will be meeting after twenty-five long years but it will not take long for Captain Umesh Saxena to recognize Peter. After all, it was he who had hijacked the Air India aircraft from Mahe in Seychelles and demanded that the flight be taken to Durban in South Africa. But for Peter Duffy, who was among the 48 mercenaries who on November 25, 1981 hijacked the Air India flight 224 from Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia), it would be fulfilment of a promise that he had made to the captain - that he would see the him again. "I am going to...
  • (Zimbabwe/Rhodesia) Mugabe to 'Militarise' Ruling Party (

    06/12/2006 6:07:19 AM PDT · by ProCivitas · 6 replies · 362+ views
    Mail & Guardian Online (S.A.) ^ | 6/12/06 | Foster Dongozi
    There are plans to appoint senior Zimbabwe military officers to the ruling Zanu-PF's top decision-making body, the politburo, Zimbabwe's The Standard newspaper has revealed. President Robert Mugabe appears intent on forging ahead with plans to militarise all state institutions ahead of his retirement. The militarisation of the ruling party will also see its central committee having a large representation of retired army officers. Mugabe, according to sources close to him, is in favour of a heavily militarised post-Mugabe era. The military is gradually assuming a significant role in the running of the country, with serving and retired soldiers serving on...
  • Church of the Flunkey bolsters Mugabe's grip

    06/11/2006 2:16:49 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 7 replies · 358+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | June 11, 2006 | Christina Lamb
    HE has used a combination of threats and patronage to keep military, police and party officials on his side as Zimbabwe descends into economic chaos. Now President Robert Mugabe seems intent on co-opting the church, leaving Anglicans bitterly divided.More than half the Anglican priests from Harare, the largest diocese, have fled the country, protesting that the church has become an extension of the regime. At least 10 have sought sanctuary in Britain. The controversy revolves around Nolbert Kunonga, the Bishop of Harare, who last year became the first Anglican priest in Africa in more than 100 years to face prosecution...
  • ZIMBABWE: $100,000 banknote is enough to buy a loaf

    05/31/2006 11:53:41 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 119 replies · 3,198+ views
    The Times ^ | June 1, 2006 | Jan Raath
    A NEW $100,000 banknote will be issued in Zimbabwe today. With a value of about 67p, it is worth only the price of a loaf of bread.Its introduction comes as the economy buckles under the highest rate of inflation in the world, currently at 1,042 per cent. The note makes its debut barely four months after the Reserve Bank introduced the $50,000 note, the highest denomination at the time. In only two weeks the Zimbabwe dollar has lost half of its value. Despite the hyperinflation, mass unemployment and crippling shortages of fuel and foreign currency, Zimbabwe is a country of...
  • A nation of millionaires who can't afford to buy anything

    05/07/2006 11:41:46 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 47 replies · 2,220+ views
    The Times ^ | May 8, 2006 | Jonathan Clayton
    Zimbabweans are speaking out with candour against the Government as the country descends further into economic chaos WITH his torn shirt and tattered trousers held up by a piece of string, Barons Chikamba is an unlikely millionaire. His life is a daily struggle despite the seemingly astronomical prices that he charges for even a short hop in the battered car that he uses to ferry visitors around Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. Even his lowest fare is more than a million Zimbabwean dollars. It may sound a lot, but in a country where even the official rate of inflation is nearly 1,000...
  • South Africa Set for First Expropriation of Farm Land (from White Farmers)

    09/24/2005 12:24:36 PM PDT · by Huber · 8 replies · 446+ views
    Voice of America ^ | September 23, 2005 | Delia Robertson
    The South African government says it will expropriate a white-owned farm, following a failure to agree on a price. The move is seen as an indication the government plans to speed up its lagging land reform programs. The Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights says the decision to expropriate a 500-hectare farm in North West Province was taken as a last resort. The commission said farmer Hannes Visser rejected an offer of $276,000 for the property, demanding nearly twice as much. Mr. Visser says he will contest the expropriation in court. Professor Ben Cousins of the University of the...
  • The jokes run out in Zimbabwe fuel queues

    04/29/2005 6:21:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies · 680+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 30/04/2005 | Peta Thornycroft
    They are called "hope queues", but mostly they bring nothing but bitter frustration. They consist of drivers with empty tanks who converge on garages where a rumour has gone around that a petrol tanker may be coming soon. Sometimes queues build up merely on the off-chance that fuel may arrive. The motorists often wait for hours for nothing. The petrol shortage in the Zimbabwean capital reached even more dire levels than normal this week. No tankers came and even diesel, usually more plentiful, dried up. In the last big fuel crisis three years ago, and there have been many short...

    01/20/2005 12:20:44 PM PST · by FreeMarket1 · 77 replies · 1,972+ views ^ | Jan 20, 2005 | by staff reports
    Jan 20, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.comby staff reportsDavid H. Smith, Newsbriefs Correspondent ZIMBABWE WANTS FAT AMERICAN TOURISTS TO WORK OFF POUNDS ON PLANTATIONS FreeMarketNews.Com, Jan. 20, 2005 - Zimbabwe is lurching toward another in a series of domestic crises it has endured over the years, under the despotic rule of Robert Mugabe. Inflation is currently running at around 150%, interest rates exceed 100% and unemployment is over 70%. Even the IMF has refused to lend more money to the endless financial sink that this once economically vibrant and self-sustaining nation has become. In an interview with Zimbabwe Independent, President Mugabe presented...
  • 70pc of workforce has fled Zimbabwe, says report [escaping oppression, collapsing economy]

    11/21/2004 9:45:00 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 14 replies · 437+ views
    Daily Telegraph [UK] ^ | Nov 22, 2004 | Christopher Munnion in Johannesburg
    70pc of workforce has fled Zimbabwe, says reportBy Christopher Munnion in Johannesburg(Filed: 22/11/2004)Up to 70 per cent of Zimbabwe's workforce, some 3.4 million people, has fled the country to escape the political oppression and collapsing economy under President Robert Mugabe's rule, according to research by an independent church study group.The South African-based Solidarity Peace Trust said that most of them had crossed the borders into neighbouring countries, with an estimated 1.5 million skilled and able-bodied workers arriving in South Africa to seek work to support families left behind in Zimbabwe."An estimated 25 to 30 per cent of the entire...
  • Zimbabwe's police are brainwashed by Mugabe in 'reorientation' camps (fed anti-white propaganda)

    10/31/2004 4:27:56 AM PST · by Stoat · 14 replies · 429+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 31, 2004 | Jane Flanagan
    Zimbabwe's police are brainwashed by Mugabe in 'reorientation' camps By Jane Flanagan in Bulawayo(Filed: 31/10/2004)Members of Zimbabwe's police force, once the most respected and efficient in southern Africa, have been ordered to attend brutal "reorientation" camps to be fed anti-white propaganda in the run-up to next year's elections.In a tactic akin to those used by hardline Communist regimes, police officers face "reprogramming" at the hands of Robert Mugabe's feared Central Intelligence Organisation.   A spokesman refused to comment on the CIO's 'reprogramming' One officer who recently attended the course told The Telegraph how he had been fed racist propaganda...
  • How to be a Good Communist - by Nelson Mandela ("Great Statesman")

    10/24/2004 8:14:31 AM PDT · by risk · 23 replies · 8,860+ views
    Rivonia Trial evidence ^ | unknown | Online Books, Richard Allport
    Mandela - The "Great Statesman" Mandela with SACP boss, Joe Slovo "Nelson Mandela is a symbol, an icon, one of the world's most famous statesmen, recognised and revered by all. He dines with royalty, associates with the world's great leaders and his opinion is sought and valued on all weighty matters. He has achieved an almost divine status in the world, equal to that of the Pope or the late Princess Diana." Most people on the left of the political spectrum would agree wholeheartedly with the above quote. But they run into an unexpected problem when someone asks "why...
  • Mugabe bid to ban rights charities

    08/21/2004 4:46:12 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 1 replies · 257+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 22, 2004 | Tom Walker
    ZIMBABWEAN authorities want to ban foreign human rights organisations and to restrict local charities in an intensification of President Robert Mugabe’s campaign against “foreign meddling”.The government has published a proposed law that would require foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to apply for a licence. Groups whose “sole or principal objects involve or include issues of governance” — seen as “the promotion and protection of human rights and political governance issues” — would not get a licence. Local groups would be banned from receiving foreign funds to finance work in such areas. The charitable activities of churches would require government approval, although...
  • Guns without controls

    07/24/2004 7:01:58 AM PDT · by Mulder · 78 replies · 1,580+ views
    Virginia Times Community ^ | July 20, 2004 | Del. Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum (D-36th)
    As horrifying as it is to contemplate, the next gunfight may not be at the O-K Corral; it might be in our own community. Shock and dismay are the emotions most often expressed at recent events either seen or read about in Reston of people walking our streets and dining in our restaurants with pistols on their hips. And it is perfectly legal. In many of my columns I have talked about a rightward tilt of the Virginia General Assembly. In no area is that tilt to ultra-conservatism more evident than with gun control. The minimal laws that existed in...
  • Brazilian woman hands in 1,300 guns ["arsenal"]

    07/24/2004 4:26:02 AM PDT · by risk · 30 replies · 1,050+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Sat 24 July, 2004 08:04 | Reuters
    Brazilian woman hands in 1,300 guns Sat 24 July, 2004 08:04 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian woman has surrendered an arsenal of about 1,300 firearms under the country's guns-for-money disarmament program that started last week. A federal police spokeswoman in the city of Sao Paulo said the woman, who will receive $65,600 (35,800 pounds) for the weaponry that ranged from muskets to mortar shells, told police she was the daughter of a late guns collector. Police transported the guns from her house under heavy escort on Friday and would not reveal her identity. Police across Brazil have...
  • America Online Can Fire Gun-Owning Employees

    07/23/2004 6:56:58 PM PDT · by TYVets · 267 replies · 4,488+ views
    NRA ^ | July 23, 2004 | NRA
    America Online Can Fire Gun-Owning Employees Utah High Court Rules Friday, July 23, 2004 Self-defense took a big blow this week when the Utah Supreme Court upheld the right of America Online (AOL), America`s largest on-line service provider, to fire three employees whose firearms were stored in the trunks of their cars in the parking lot of an AOL call center in Ogden, Utah. In a decision that diminishes rights guaranteed under both the Utah and the U.S. Constitution, the court acknowledged the individual right to keep and bear arms, but said the right of a business to regulate its...
  • Anti's Trying to Rescue the Semi-Auto Ban from Death Row

    07/23/2004 8:07:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 1,065+ views
    GOA ^ | July 23, 2004 | NA
    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151 Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408 Friday, July 23, 2004 Thanks to your efforts, the Clinton semi-auto ban is about to expire. The ban on magazines and firearms -- passed in 1994 -- represents one of the most hated pieces of gun control ever enacted. But with less than two months to go (and Congress being in recess most of that time), the ban is scheduled to sunset on September 13, 2004. Anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein, however, is not giving up and is pushing hard to...