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  • 'Go and herd cattle,' Mugabe, 93, tells unemployed Zim youth

    07/01/2017 9:06:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    News 24 ^ | July 1, 2017 | Frank Chikowore
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, on Friday told unemployed youths to "go and herd cattle" in the rural areas amid a critical shortage of jobs in the southern African country. During his election campaign of the 2013 polls, Mugabe promised Zimbabweans that his government would create more than 2.2 million jobs. However, latest statistics indicated that Zimbabwe had a formal unemployment rate of around 80%. Addressing his supporters at a rally at Mucheke Stadium in Masvingo, Mugabe said Zimbabwean youths who had no jobs should look for ideas so that they became entrepreneurs. “We always hear youths from the (opposition...
  • Ruined Zimbabwe needs Donald Trump

    04/01/2017 6:56:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    New Zimbabwe ^ | April 1, 2017 | Masimba Mhondiwa
    I KNOW exactly what you think and no, it’s not what I mean. Let me clarify, Zimbabwe needs a Trump, meaning its own version of the billionaire real estate mogul. The man claims three times his actual worth due to overvaluing of his brand name, and brand is always tough to price, but nonetheless he is still a very wealthy man. In the following new few paragraphs I will try to not only convince but hope to win you over. So why do I say this. First it is important to understand that despite having run under a Republican ticket,...
  • Zimbabwe Hopes Tobacco Will Revive Battered Economy

    03/23/2017 5:25:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Voice of America ^ | March 16, 2017 | Sebastian Mhofu
    HARARE — Zimbabwe has opened its 2017 tobacco-selling season with hopes the “golden leaf” will change the economic fortunes of the southern African nation. Officials say the tobacco yield has been increasing after a downward turn in 2000 when the government chased white commercial farmers off their land. Zimbabwean farmers applauded after the 2017 tobacco selling season began Wednesday in Harare at the country’s biggest auction floor. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor John Mangudya saluted the farmers. “Producers of tobacco are indeed our heroes. You are important to this economy. The foreign currency you produce is above $800 million a...
  • Mugabe is asking back the white farmers he chased away

    03/21/2017 8:36:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 89 replies
    qz.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Tinashe Mushakavanhu
    In 2000 Robert Mugabe shocked the world when he made dramatic changes to land ownership laws in Zimbabwe which resulted in thousands of white Zimbabwean farmers being forced to give up their farms and many to leave the country.Those white farmers owned 70% of the most arable land in the country which they had inherited from a colonial past built on racial hierarchy. But now the tide is shifting again. Mugabe’s people have hinted strongly, for the first time, that farmers can return–at least some of them. This will be some 15 years after the Zimbabwe government began seizing their...
  • Zimbabwe 2.0: South Africa's President Vows To Redistribute White-Owned Land And Businesses

    02/12/2017 4:22:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/12/2017
    In a stark flashback to the events that led to Zimbabwe's terminal collapse into banana republic status, as well as unleashing hyperinflation and economic devastation, on Thursday South African President Jacob Zuma pledged to break up white ownership of business and land to reduce inequality, in a State of the Nation address which as the WSJ reports was disrupted by a fistfight, walkouts and a release of pepper spray in the parliamentary chamber. It appears South Africa is not fond of implementing "Rule 19." Scenes of verbal and physical clashes inside the parliament, some 27 years to the day...
  • South Africa's President Vows To Redistribute White-Owned Land And Businesses

    02/12/2017 3:38:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-12-17 | Tyler Durden
    In a stark flashback to the events that led to Zimbabwe's terminal collapse into banana republic status, as well as unleashing hyperinflation and economic devastation, on Thursday South African President Jacob Zuma pledged to break up white ownership of business and land to reduce inequality, in a State of the Nation address which as the WSJ reports was disrupted by a fistfight, walkouts and a release of pepper spray in the parliamentary chamber.
  • Zimbabwe's ruling party backs Mugabe, 92, for 2018 election

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

    11/21/2016 2:06:38 PM PST · by bobk3 · 42 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Victoria Stroup
    A message mocking students for grieving over Donald Trump’s election victory is being investigated as a hate crime at Edgewood College. According to a letter sent out by Vice President for Student Development Tony Chambers, a student at the college started a campaign to let students and others express their feelings about the outcome of the election by placing notes on a table in the commons. One note—bearing the phrase “Suck it up, pussies!”—was placed on the inside window of the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, eliciting outrage within the traumatized academic community. “A great deal of fear, sadness,...
  • As health system collapses, Zimbabwe turns to street herbs

    11/06/2016 3:36:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 6, 2016 4:11 PM EST | Farai Mutsaka
    Zimbabwe’s public health system is collapsing along with the economy, with some major hospitals suspending all non-emergency surgeries because painkillers are scarce. Some in this southern African country are turning to the growing number of peddlers of traditional medicines, many of them young men occupying street corners in the capital, Harare. “Faulty gear boxes, blown-out fuses. I can fix it all!” shouted Shepherd Mushore. He stood outside a now-closed garage, but he is no mechanic. He displayed tree barks, roots and leaves of all kinds. “Gear boxes and fuses” are his euphemisms for sexual matters. …
  • Zimbabwe prepares to introduce new currency this month

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

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

    08/27/2016 10:39:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2016 | NORIMITSU ONISHI
    BINDURA, Zimbabwe — Dozens of angry young men jumped off a truck in front of Agrippah Mutambara’s gate, shouting obscenities and threatening to seize his 530-acre farm in the name of Zimbabwe’s president. They tried to scale the fence, scattering only when he raised and cocked his gun. Zimbabwe made international headlines when it started seizing white-owned farms in 2000. But Mr. Mutambara is not a white farmer. Far from it, he is a hero of this country’s war of liberation who served as Zimbabwe’s ambassador to three nations over two decades. But when he defected from President Robert Mugabe’s...
  • Mugabe Orders Arrest Of "Rats We Call Athletes" After Zimbabwe Wins No Olympic Medals

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

    08/26/2016 1:31:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 56 replies
    PM News Nigeria ^ | 8-24-16 | PMNews
    Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe instructed the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic, Augustine Chihuri to arrest and detain the whole Zimbabwean Olympic Team members immediately they arrived the Harare International Airport on Tuesday, August 23. Zimbabwe which is one of the countries in the Olympics without a medal presented a team of 31 athletes. The closest any of the athletes came to win a contest was at the 8th position. Mr. Mugabe who is incensed with the team’s performance told the Police Chief to arrest all the team members and detain them. “We have wasted the country’s money on these...
  • Five reasons why Mugabe will be gone in 12 months

    08/12/2016 9:28:12 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 24 replies
    Nehanda Radio ^ | 8/11/16 | Tatenda Dewa
    President Robert Mugabe will fall by the wayside in the next 12 months due to a combination of factors that include age and failing health, according to a prominent political writer. “As sure as the sun rises from the east and sets in the west, Mugabe won’t be president by the end of the next twelve months,” said Ken Yamamoto. The author and columnist who is believed to possess inside knowledge on Zanu PF developments and writes under the pen name Ken Yamamoto, gave five reasons why Mugabe would cease being president within a year. He said Mugabe had become...
  • Crazy Christiane Amanpour

    07/09/2016 10:22:02 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    NRO ^ | 8 July 2016 | Andrew Badinelli
    She’s a walking parody of an unhinged leftist ‘reporter.’...But even among leftist hacks, Amanpour is a special case: It’s almost as if she’s trying to mock herself — a Trump-is-a-Clinton-plant conspiracy theory, if you will, but in the mainstream media. She referred to devout Christianity as “totalitarian” in her August 23, 2007, CNN profile “Christian Warriors.” But in 2008, she fawned over the “progress” achieved by Fidel Castro, and in 2013 she wished Zimbawean dictator Robert Mugabe a happy birthday. If a higher-profile (read: important) person had such a rich historical cache of commentary, they would have already been driven...
  • South Africa is a crime-ridden mess – Donald Trump VIDEO

    06/12/2016 7:18:33 AM PDT · by SAT2014 · 14 replies
    South Africa Today ^ | South Africa Today
    Donald Trump is straightforward, direct and brutally honest, a man who weighs up a situation and will give you the facts. Perhaps that is why so many people are afraid. There has been a lot of controversial statements about Trump and his displeasure of immigrants, especially Africans. Not so, Trump has consideration and affection toward other races. In a recent video, Trump said, “look at my African-American over here” and raised decent opinions about the man. Therefore, even though he might appear to have a distinct dislike for Africans, Trump does realize that they too are human. However, I would...
  • Zimbabwe runs out of money

    06/10/2016 3:12:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 47 replies
    Politics Web ^ | 09 June 2016 | Jan Raath
    Guess what Zimbabwe’s most important import is: Guns? Food? Medicines? Fuel? It’s US dollars. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s lists it as the country’s number one import priority. There are no details of how much, how it is brought into the country, or how much it costs (or what the sense would be in paying for them, presumably in US dollars which will have to be sent back to the source of the consignment of banknotes). Zimbabwe has experienced every manner of national crisis in the 36 years of its existence, all under President Robert Mugabe, but none as bizarre...
  • Zimbabwe To Print Its Own US Dollars Amid Severe Cash Shortage

    05/07/2016 12:20:37 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 82 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06 May 2016 | Tyler Durden
    When Jim Chanos said earlier this week that days ago that sub-Saharan Africa is facing a severe cash shortage (mostly as a result of their collapsing oil export revenue) he probably did not have the economic basket case of Zimbabwe in mind, and yet this is the country which, after years of monetary and economic collapse "problems", including the occasional bout of hyperinflation, finds itself in the most dire situation. As News24 reports, just this past week, Zimbabweans formed long queues outside banks on Thursday as a cash shortage prompted the government to announce plans to print a local version...
  • Zimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bite

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