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  • 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,"
  • Zimbabwe soldiers attack money changers in capital

    12/01/2008 8:20:08 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies · 447+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Dec. 01, 2008
    Gunfire has broken out in downtown Harare when rampaging, unpaid soldiers attacked money changers and clashed with police. Monday's violence is the second time in a week that soldiers have attacked money changers and stolen their cash in frustration after they have been unable to get their wages at banks.
  • Carter, Annan, others refused entry to Zimbabwe

    11/22/2008 7:30:50 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,053+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 22nd, 2008 | CELEAN JACOBSON,
    Zimbabwe has refused to let Kofi Annan and two eminent colleagues visit the impoverished African country for a humanitarian mission, the three said Saturday. The former U.N. secretary-general, ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter and rights advocate Graca Machel had planned to assess the country's needs. They are members of The Elders group, formed by former South African President Nelson Mandela to foster peace and tackle world conflicts.
  • Jimmy Carter says Zimbabwe crisis is 'much worse' than imagined

    11/24/2008 2:52:47 PM PST · by george76 · 85 replies · 1,838+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 24, 2008 | Robyn Dixon
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today said Zimbabwe's humanitarian crisis was far worse than he could have imagined and expressed dismay that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his government refused to acknowledge the problem even existed. "The entire basic structure in education, healthcare, feeding people, social services and sanitation has broken down," Carter told a news conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. "These are all indications that the crisis in Zimbabwe is much greater, much worse than we had ever imagined." Carter was part of a delegation that was denied entry into Zimbabwe last week to assess the crisis. The delegation...
  • Roberte Mugabe supporters grab one of Zimbabwe's last white-run farms

    11/02/2008 10:39:49 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies · 906+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 01 Nov 2008 | Peta Thornycroft
    A leading Zimbabwean farmer working some of the country's last productive land has had his property invaded by allies of Robert Mugabe. Doug Taylor-Freeme is one of Africa's most respected farmers, a white Zimbabwean chosen by his mostly black peers to be their champion. Romsey has the only productive fields for miles around in the once-fertile Makonde South district, 90 miles north of Harare. Now it is under threat from a local strongman, Chief Nemakonde, a strong supporter of Mr Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party, whose land grab is being supported by local government officials. He has already taken over...
  • Zimbabweans overwhelm banks seeking cash

    09/29/2008 10:56:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies · 338+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 29, 2008 | ANGUS SHAW
    Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans lined up at banks Monday, desperate to take out their money after the government raised the limit on daily withdrawals. New rules went into affect Monday allowing withdrawals of up to 20,000 Zimbabwe dollars (US$35; euro25). The old 1,000 Zimbabwean-dollar limit was barely enough to buy a newspaper.
  • Final humiliation for Zimbabwe dollar as foreign currency legalised

    09/10/2008 6:46:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 332+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11 Sep 2008 | Sebastien Berger
    Robert Mugabe's government has bowed to financial reality and legalised the use of foreign currency in Zimbabwe's shattered economy. It is the final humiliation for Zimbabwe's battered currency, which was worth more than the US greenback at independence in 1980. Even after two revaluations that have knocked a total of 13 zeros off it, it was trading on the black market on Wednesday at around 6,000 to the USD – or 60,000,000,000,000,000 to one in terms of the original Zimbabwe dollar. "These reforms are essentially a pragmatic response to the realities in the economy," he said. "We have watched and...
  • South Africa to Mugabe: You’re over

    07/28/2008 12:54:59 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 12 replies · 177+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 7/27/08 | Ed Morrissey
    International pressure seems to have finally had an effect on South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki. The man who almost singlehandedly shielded Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe from regional and global efforts to oust him has finally told his crony that he has two choices — resign or face prosecution for a myriad of crimes. Mugabe must hand real power to his political enemy, Morgan Tsvangirai, or else face complete isolation:The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, has been warned by Thabo Mbeki, the South African president, that he faces prosecution for the crimes he has committed during his 28 years in office unless he...
  • Fury as Zimbabwe sanctions vetoed

    07/12/2008 5:35:08 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies · 196+ views
    BBC News ^ | 7/12/08 | BBC
    Britain and the US have condemned Russia and China for vetoing a draft UN Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe's leaders. UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the veto was incomprehensible. The US said it brought into question Russia's reliability as a G8 partner. Zimbabwe and its main ally South Africa welcomed the result. Zimbabwe's Information Minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu described the resolution as a Western plot and welcomed its rejecton.... There has been growing international criticism of Zibabwe since the re-election of Mr. Mugabe in a run-off boycotted by the opposition. The opposition's Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement...
  • Mugabe crisis 'infecting' Africa

    07/06/2008 9:45:04 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 27 replies · 109+ views
    BBC News ^ | 7/6/2008 | BBC
    The crisis in Zimbabwe is "infecting the whole of southern Africa, UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said after visiting refugees. On a visit to Johannesburg, S Africa, he said victims of political repression were fleeing there in their thousands. He said it was now "imperative" that there was a new government in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was declared the winner of a one-candidate run-off election, amid reports of the violent intimidation of his opponents. After meeting some of the 2,000 refugees who have taken refuge in the Central Methodist Church in downtown Johannesburg, Mr. Miliband said: "This is now...
  • Bill Clinton rips Mugabe in Aspen

    07/06/2008 7:31:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 106+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 07/05/2008 | Troy Hooper
    Former President Bill Clinton called for Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe to step down immediately or form a power-sharing arrangement with his chief opponent. The former presidentcalled Mugabe "a puppet of the military establishment" and singled out a Washington Post story that exposed coercion, intimidation, beatings and profession killings by the ruling-party s militias. The crisis in Zimbabwe was the main focus of a public one-on-one interview tonight with Jane Wales, a former Clinton advisor and current Aspen Institute vice president of philanthropy and society, at the annual Aspen Ideas Festival.
  • Mugabe Tells African Peers To Examine Own Records

    07/02/2008 6:59:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 173+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2008 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    A defiant President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Tuesday fended off an effort by African leaders to sanction him for his country's recent election violence, telling them that their claims to power were no more legitimate than his. President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal said Mugabe chastised another head of state during a closed-door session Tuesday night for having "worse elections than I did." A two-day summit of the 53-nation African Union that was dominated by talk of Zimbabwe's political crisis ended with leaders issuing no public rebuke. Instead, African leaders encouraged Mugabe to enter into dialogue and form a power-sharing...
  • Mugabe rival rejects unity call

    07/02/2008 9:11:34 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies · 119+ views
    BBC News ^ | 7/2/08 | BBC
    Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has rejected forming a unity government if he is not recognised as the winner of presidential elections. African leaders called for a unity government days after Robert Mugabe won a run-off boycotted by the opposition. Mr. Tsvangirai, who won the first-round vote, said the African Union should appoint another mediator to join South Africa's leader Thabo Mbeki. Earlier, a spokesman for Mr. Mugabe welcomed the AU call for dialogue....... Mr. Tsvangirai said the resolution did not acknowledge the illegitimacy of the 27 June run-off vote. "The resolution endorses the concept of a government of national...
  • Mugabe stripped of honorary knighthood

    06/25/2008 12:17:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies · 127+ views
    News Limited ^ | June 26, 2008
    ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe has been stripped of his honorary British knighthood as a "mark of revulsion" following recent pre-election violence, the Foreign Office in London said today. Queen Elizabeth II has approved the annulment of the honour - bestowed on Mugabe by the former colonial power 14 years ago - on the recommendation of Foreign Secretary David Miliband. "This action has been taken as a mark of revulsion at the abuse of human rights and abject disregard for the democratic process in Zimbabwe over which President Mugabe has presided," "We can no longer justify an individual who is responsible...
  • 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...
  • Robert Mugabe's militia burn opponent’s wife alive

    06/11/2008 7:20:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies · 236+ views
    The Times ^ | June 12, 2008 | Jan Raath
    The men who pulled up in three white pickup trucks were looking for Patson Chipiro, head of the Zimbabwean opposition party in Mhondoro district. His wife, Dadirai, told them he was in Harare but would be back later in the day, and the men departed. An hour later they were back. They grabbed Mrs Chipiro and chopped off one of her hands and both her feet. Then they threw her into her hut, locked the door and threw a petrol bomb through the window. The killing last Friday – one of the most grotesque atrocities committed by Robert Mugabe’s regime...
  • Troops 'must back Mugabe or quit'

    05/31/2008 8:31:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies · 164+ views
    BBC News ^ | 5/31/08 | BBC
    Zimbabwe's army chief has told soliders they must leave the military if they do not vote for incumbent President Robert Mugabe in next month's run-off poll. Chief-of-staff Maj Gen Martin Chedondo said soldiers had signed up to protect Mr. Mugabe's principles of defending the revolution, state media reported. "If you have any other thoughts, then you should remove that uniform," he said. Gen Chedondo was speaking at a target-shooting competition outside Harare, the Herald newspaper reported. Zimbabwe's generals have in the past vowed never to support the main opposition candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai, if he is elected in the 27 June...
  • Zanu PF paying thugs to kill opposition officials ( Zimbabwe )

    05/05/2008 7:39:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 97+ views
    sw radio africa ^ | 05 May 2008 | Lance Guma
    In December 2000 Robert Mugabe opened a Zanu PF congress by urging his supporters to, ‘strike fear in the heart of the white man.’ Eight years down the line that policy is being employed to cover all opposition supporters and officials. The 84-year-old Zanu PF leader, smarting from an embarrassing March 29 election defeat, is allegedly paying ruling party thugs Z$10 billion for every murder of an MDC activist. The militants are also being paid Z$5 billion for every opposition home burnt down. According to The Zimbabwean newspaper a defector from the terror campaign has confirmed that ‘Operation Mavhotera Papi’...
  • Archbishop leads Zimbabwe protest

    04/27/2008 4:50:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies · 89+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/27/08 | BBC
    The Archbishop of York is leading a day of fasting and prayer in support of the people of Zimbabwe. Dr. John Sentamu, one of the highest members of the Anglican church, is calling on people to join him in the action in York Minster. There has been a month of deadlock in Zimbabwe following disputed elections. In December, Dr. Sentamu cut up his clerical collar on television and said he would not replace it until President Robert Mugabe was out of office. Dr. Sentamu said: "I want as many people as possible to join me at the Minster to pray...
  • Zimbabwe police raid election observers

    04/25/2008 3:57:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 78+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2008
    Independent election observers in Zimbabwe say police have raided their offices. At the same time, security forces descended on opposition headquarters. Police seized material on vote counting from both offices. Some 200 people were beaten, shoved and arrested in the raid on the opposition headquarters, according to party officials. Zimbabweans are still awaiting official results from the March 29 presidential election. The opposition says President Robert Mugabe is using violence and stealth to hold on to power. The opposition and the independent observers both claim the opposition won the vote, based on their own surveys of results posted at ballot...
  • Zimbabwe police storm MDC office (Latest act in Mugabe crackdown)

    04/25/2008 6:06:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies · 62+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/25/08 | BBC
    Armed riot police have raided the headquarters of Zimbabwe's main opposition party in Harare and arrested scores of activists. Movement for Democratic Change spokesman Nelson Chamisa said those arrested had fled political violence. But police said the raid was to look for those responsible for arson attacks east of Harare. The MDC says it won last month's presidential election, the results of which have not yet been published.....