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  • Zimbabweans Will Miss my Bob, Says Grace Mugabe

    08/28/2015 5:25:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, has warned Zimbabweans that they will miss the veteran leader when he is gone. “It will come a day that Mugabe will not be there and people will regret, missing his leadership,” Grace said Thursday while addressing supporters at Murombedzi, in the president’s Zvimba home district. Mugabe turned 91 this year and, according to opposition MDC-T spokesman Obert Gutu, is “clearly not in the best state of both physical and mental health”. But the ruling Zanu PF party appears unwilling to contemplate life without him and has already nominated the nanogenarian as its candidate for...
  • 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...
  • This is what Mugabe will propose to Obama

    07/06/2015 4:56:22 PM PDT · by LucyT · 12 replies
    Standard Digital Africa ^ | July 1st 2015 | Staff
    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe jokingly said he would travel to the White House and propose to U.S. President Barack Obama, who lauded a historic Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 American states last week. The Zimbabwean leader mocked the 5-4 court decision and condemned marriage equality during his weekly radio interview with the country’s national radio station, ZBC, on Saturday, according to media reports. “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 Washington, D.C., get...
  • 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...
  • Zuma, Khama Corner Mugabe

    05/02/2015 11:52:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Independent ^ | May 1, 2015
    PRESIDENTS Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Botswana’s Ian Khama angrily clashed with their Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe over xenophobia in South Africa, with the two demanding that instead of blaming their neighbour, Zimbabwe and other Sadc states must fix their broken economies to curb the rising tide of immigration. Hazel Ndebele/Elias Mambo While Sadc leaders met for an extraordinary summit in Harare on Wednesday to discuss an industrialisation strategy and roadmap, the major highlight of the meeting was the recent xenophobic violence and killings in South Africa which raised a storm of debate and anger across the region....
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The African Union Readies an Army to Fight Boko Haram

    01/31/2015 1:08:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 30, 2015 | Peter Dorrie
    Boko Haram is officially an international problem. At least according to the African Union, which asked the United Nations Security Council on Jan. 29 to greenlight an intervention force to bring the Islamist group to its knees. The A.U. plans a 7,500-strong military force, named the Multinational Joint Task Force, and staffed by Nigerian, Cameroonian, Chadian and Beninese troops. If the coalition gets the go-ahead, the soldiers will base in their respective countries, but coordinate and assist each other.
  • 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...
  • Russia at U.N. accuses U.S., allies of bossing world around

    09/27/2014 2:57:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Sep 27, 2014 | Louis Charbonneau
    Russia used its annual appearance at the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday to accuse the United States and its Western allies of bossing the world around, complaining they were attempting to dictate to everyone "what is good and evil."
  • 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...
  • Mugabe speaks to the BBC

    04/19/2014 1:18:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    newzimbabwe.com ^ | 18/04/2014 | Roy Agyemang
    IF there is one thing Robert Mugabe dislikes as much as “ruffian” British politicians, it is journalists working for the British media – especially the BBC. Accusing the corporation of one-sided reporting and of being a mouthpiece for the UK government, the controversial Zimbabwean President had refused to grant an interview to any journalist from the broadcaster for14 years.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NYC Mayor Candidate (Hussein endorsed) De Blazio Takes Flak Over Pro-communist Background

    10/13/2013 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/30/13 | William F. Jasper
    A week ago, President Obama publicly threw his support to Bill de Blazio (shown in suit), the Democratic Party candidate for New York City mayor, joining Hollywood activists Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte — along with Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and a host of veteran “Progressives” who are endorsing the former NYC councilman and public advocate. On the same day that President Obama announced his endorsement (September 23), the New York Times published an extensive investigation of de Blasio’s radical Marxist background, focusing particularly on his devotion to the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. De Blasio also...
  • 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: President Dares People in Same-Sex Unions

    07/06/2013 8:28:26 PM PDT · by knak · 12 replies
    All Africa ^ | 7/9/2013 | Hebert Zharare
    PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday challenged people involved in same sex relationships to fall pregnant and produce children, failing which they should face jail. Speaking during the launch of the Zanu-PF election manifesto and election campaign at a star rally at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield, Harare yesterday, the President said it was shameful that US President Barack Obama who is of African parentage insisted on promoting gays and lesbians. He lamented that the problem had spilled into some churches that were also solemnising same sex marriages, a taboo in many African communities. "Iyezvino kwauya nyaya yevanozviti maKristu. Zvino varikuti murume nemurume...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • (Coming to America) Zimbabwe Finance Minister Admits: 'We've Only Got £138.34 in the Bank'

    01/30/2013 6:59:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 30 January 2013 | Dan Newling
    • Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference declaring: 'Last week when we paid civil servants there was $217 in government coffers' • However he today contradicted his claims by saying the following day $30m was paid into government accounts • Result is culmination of years of ruinous economic policy by Zimbabwe's despotic President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe's finance minister has taken a hard look at the cash strapped country's bank accounts - and discovered it only has £138 and 34 pence left. Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference yesterday declaring: 'Last week when we paid civil servants...
  • 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...
  • Mugabe’s Madness: A Tyrant Clings to Power

    07/25/2011 3:17:09 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 14 replies
    The purpose of these articles is to provide insightful comment on the contemporary South African and southern African scene from a Christian, “politically-incorrect” perspective, in order to counter the propaganda of the Reds, almost-Reds (liberals and others), religious Reds (“liberation theologians”), and all their fellow-travellers; and to encourage Christians to pray for the people of this beautiful but desperately needy part of the world, and especially for their Christian brethren living here; and to do what they can to assist them. On the 29th March, Zimbabweans went to the polls in the presidential and legislative elections after years of suffering...
  • In jail: Zimbabwe police sergeant who dared to use Robert Mugabe's loo

    05/28/2011 1:11:12 PM PDT · by Justaham · 10 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | 5-28-11 | David Smith
    When call of nature comes, it cannot always be denied. Few have answered it in such an unfortunate fashion as Alois Mabhunu. While on duty at a trade fair, the Zimbabwean police sergeant could not hold on and allegedly dashed to the nearest toilet – disastrously, it transpired, as it was reserved for President Robert Mugabe. He was arrested and imprisoned on suspicion of invading the presidential privy. The incident happened at the annual Zimbabwe Int'l. Trade Fair (ZITF) in the western city of Bulawayo, according to local radio station VOP. Under the headline "Never Use Toilet Reserved For President!"...
  • Harvard for Tyrants - How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys

    03/10/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS FARAH
    Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is well known now for the abuses he has inflicted on his own people during more than four decades of brutal rule in Libya, but few remember the vast campaign of carnage and terrorism he orchestrated across West Africa and Europe when he was at the height of his powers. Nor are his more recent alliance with Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and his long-standing relationship with Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua -- both of whom are busy trampling their constitutions and moving toward dictatorship -- well understood. And the fact that all three governments support the Revolutionary Armed...
  • Mugabe dispatches Commandos to protect Gaddafi

    03/04/2011 5:54:13 AM PST · by PRePublic · 17 replies
    thezimbabwemail ^ | Feb. 23, 2011
    Mugabe dispatches Commandos to protect Gaddafi – The Zimbabwe Mail Feb 23, 2011 ... HARARE – There are unconfirmed reports doing the rounds in Zimbabwe State intelligence circles saying President Robert Mugabe has sent troops from his Commando crack unit to Libya to save his long time ally and financier Colonel Muammaur Gaddafi. In 2001, a British newspaper reported that Gaddafi had sent troops to Zimbabwe, to help Robert Mugabe crack down on his political opponents and the white farmers, according to Zimbabwean intelligence officers. The two leaders have signed dozens of bilateral agreements which contributed millions of dollars worth...
  • 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...
  • The Mining Industry Is Terrified By The Rise Of South Africa's Julius Malema

    04/08/2010 10:07:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies · 1,004+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 8, 2010 | Gregory White |
    Julius Malema ...fresh off of a meeting with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has said he will follow his neighbors policy of land seizure... And, most concerning to foreign investors, he has called for the nationalization of South Africa's mines. South Africa's mining industry produced 11% of the world's gold, 80% of the world's platinum, and 40% of the world's palladium in 2007.
  • I am addicted to ‘mistresses’ – Mugabe ( Zimbabwe )

    03/31/2010 11:28:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 861+ views
    ZimEye, ^ | March 27, 2010 | John Chimunhu
    Harare(ZimEye)President Robert Mugabe has for the first time confessed that he is addicted to mistresses, from what are known as ’small houses’ in Zimbabwe. Mugabe who also castigated homosexual people said that it was impossible for him and a lot of other men to give up the ’small houses’, a widespread practice that gave rise to a television soap, ‘The Small House Saga”. “Its impossible to stop. ‘Small houses’ are everywhere in Zimbabwe. That’s what we do and the women suffer,” Mugabe said.
  • Printing money will ZOT all our economic problems!

    01/12/2010 12:23:04 PM PST · by kylemoriens · 1,270 replies · 8,458+ views
    ME of course! | k Moriens
    Hi everyone! I just started blogging here and I thought I'd share my thoughts on the economy. But first about myself, Im 17 years old and live in Pawtucket Rode Island. I make a living as a profesional printer after I quit school and invented a revolutionary way to make money without working. I print it! YES! I can't believe no one ever thought of it before! I thought it up a year ago after I got fired from Wendys. I needed a quick way to make money so I printed it out on my computer using a scanner. I...
  • Nestle shuts milk factory in Zimbabwe

    12/23/2009 10:46:23 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 962+ views
    AFP ^ | December 23, 2009
    THE food giant Nestle says it has shut down its milk processing plant in Zimbabwe temporarily after staff were forced by authorities to take milk from "non-contracted suppliers.'' Nestle in October stopped buying milk from a farm owned by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's family, who seized it from white farmers under his controversial land reforms. The Swiss-based food giant, the world's largest, said Zimbabwean government officials and police made an "unannounced visit'' to the plant on Saturday, forcing staff to take delivery of a milk tanker from non contracted suppliers. Two Nestle Zimbabwe managers were also questioned by the police
  • Palin Vs. Arnold: Terminating California

    12/17/2009 5:37:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,929+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: Alaska's ex-governor asks a question we'd like answered: Why is California's current governor pushing the same policies in Copenhagen that helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? The movie series that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name involved cyborgs traveling through time to alternately try to destroy or save one John Connor, who would grow up to be the leader of the resistance against a race of machines that ruled the planet. Prominent in the series was his tough cookie of a mom, Sarah Connor. Another Sarah has taken the lead in another resistance against another group...
  • Chavez, Morales, Mugabe lash out at Copenhagen

    12/16/2009 10:19:11 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 874+ views
    AFP ^ | December 17, 2009
    Firebrand leaders Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales and Robert Mugabe turned up the heat at the UN climate talks, dumping the blame for global warming squarely at the feet of capitalism. Mr Chavez, the President of Venezuela, was one of the first world leaders to take the podium at the venue of the Copenhagen talks. He seized the occasion to characterise newly-minted Nobel Peace laureate US President Barack Obama as a warmonger. "I don't think Obama is here yet," said Mr Chavez. "He got the Nobel Peace Prize almost the same day as he sent 30,000 soldiers to kill innocent people...
  • Mugabe calls top US official 'an idiot'

    07/06/2009 11:30:49 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 32 replies · 1,160+ views
    HARARE: Zimbabwe's state media reported Monday that President Robert Mugabe described the US assistant secretary of state for African affairs as ``an idiot'' after an acrimonious meeting between the two at an African summit in Libya. The state Herald newspaper carried the remarks after a briefing Mugabe gave to Zimbabwean reporters at the end of last week's summit of the continentwide African Union. US Embassy officials in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia, where Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson is visiting, would not comment on the remarks. According to the Herald paper, Mugabe said nothing came out of those talks. ``You wouldn't...
  • No pay rises in 'broke' Zimbabwe

    05/01/2009 2:40:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 436+ views
    BBC ^ | 1 May 2009
    Zimbabwe's Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has said the new unity government is broke and can not meet trade union demands for higher wages. Mr Tsvangirai said no state worker, including President Robert Mugabe, was earning more than $100 (£67) a month. The unions have called for a monthly minimum of $450 and threatened to go on strike if their demand is not met. "This government is broke, and we are only able to pay the $100 allowance," Mr Tsvangirai told the crowds
  • Tsvangirai grandson dies in pool

    04/05/2009 6:57:51 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 9 replies · 1,084+ views
    BBC ^ | 5 April 2009 | BBC
    The death of the child, Sean, comes less than a month after Mr Tsvangirai's wife Susan died in a car crash.
  • Zimbabwe Asks for $2B Amid More Political Problems

    02/26/2009 11:05:39 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 390+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2009 | ANGUS SHAW and CLARE NULLIS
    President Robert Mugabe in a published interview rejected demands that he should dismiss two discredited officials, while the Zimbabwean government on Thursday asked its neighbors for a $2 billion loan package to aid its collapsed economy. In the interview with the state Herald newspaper to mark his 85th birthday, Mugabe ... "It is important not to jump off the bridge before there is enough water under it,"
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe plays down arrest of rival

    02/19/2009 12:54:26 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies · 375+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 19, 2009 | ANGUS SHAW
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe told reporters Thursday he doesn't see why the arrest of a longtime rival has made news around the world and strained relations with his new governing partners. "The issue of Roy Bennett is making headlines worldwide. I wonder why?" Mugabe said Thursday.
  • UK plotting to invade Zimbabwe: Mugabe spokesman

    12/07/2008 9:36:35 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies · 1,004+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 7, 2008 | MacDonald Dzirutwe
    Zimbabwe's government has accused former colonial ruler Britain of using a cholera epidemic to rally Western support for an invasion of the collapsing southern African nation, a state-run newspaper said on Sunday. President Robert Mugabe is under mounting pressure from the international community, especially Western nations which accuse him of ruining the once prosperous country and exposing its people to famine and disease. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has branded Mugabe's government a "blood-stained regime" and said it was responsible for the cholera epidemic that has killed at least 575 people. The world must tell Mugabe "enough is enough," he...
  • ( Gordon ) Brown tells Mugabe 'enough is enough'

    12/06/2008 11:04:22 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies · 1,627+ views
    itn ^ | December 6th, 2008 | Gordon Brown
    With the beleaguered African state now in the grip of a cholera epidemic, the Prime Minister said the situation remands an international response. "This is now an international rather than a national emergency. International because disease crosses borders. International because the systems of government in Zimbabwe are now broken. There is no state capable or willing of protecting its people. He called for the establishment of a "command and control structure" in the capital, Harare, to co-ordinate the work of donors and NGOs to ensure that international aid reached the people who needed it most. ..."to give the Zimbabwean people...
  • Zimbabwe cuts water supplies

    12/01/2008 9:26:52 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 808+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | December 01, 2008
    ZIMBABWE has cut water supplies to the nation's capital Harare, state media reported today, leaving most of the city dry as authorities struggle to contain a cholera epidemic. "Most parts of Harare - including the city centre - did not get water yesterday amid claims by Zinwa staff that the authority had stopped pumping after it ran out of one of the essential chemicals,"