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  • Obama’s monsters ball: doors to some of Africa’s most evil dictators

    08/06/2014 1:29:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 12 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6 August 2014 | Corey Charlton and Ted Thornhill
    "President Barack Obama drew the diplomatic line somewhere at the first ever U.S-Africa summit at the White House this week by not inviting Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe. But the guest list still included several other African leaders with only slightly better human rights records. The White House promoted the summit as the largest-ever gathering of African leaders in the United States, with more than 50 countries represented. The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’...
  • 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...
  • War Vets Threaten to Dump Mugabe

    07/10/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Nehand Radio ^ | Jul 10, 2014 | Regerai Tukutuku
    Disgruntled war veterans who last month invaded sugar estates in Chiredzi and were arrested have accused President Robert Mugabe of using them as political pawns. They told The Zimbabwean they regretted campaigning for and voting Mugabe and Zanu (PF) into power in last year’s election. The former freedom fighters said they were ordered to campaign vigorously for Zanu (PF) and Mugabe in return for sugar cane plots – but were shocked when they were arrested and fined for invading private plantations. They spent several nights in police holding cells before appearing in court, after which they were fined $25 each...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Africa Land Grabs Endanger Elephants

    04/20/2014 2:49:41 PM PDT · by Veto! · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 20, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.
  • 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.
  • Mel Reynolds ‘in hiding’ in South Africa

    03/04/2014 6:28:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, March 03, 2014 | Ben Bradley
    Former Congressman Mel Reynolds breaks his silence after being deported from Zimbabwe. He says he’s now in hiding. Eyewitness News reached the former Congressman by phone in South Africa. That’s where he says he has been in “hiding” since his flight out of Zimbabwe a little more than a week ago. Mel Reynolds spent 2 years and 10 months in Congress. Last month, he was in a Zimbabwean jail for six days. […] Reynolds says he will begin publicly revealing information he claims to have about people illegally doing business with the Mugabe regime at a press conference in South...
  • NEPA's first LGBT center opens its doors

    02/24/2014 12:16:24 PM PST · by Phillyred · 24 replies
    Citizens' Voice ^ | February 24, 2014 | MATT BUFANO
    Andrew Krech / The Citizens' Voice About 150 people attended Sunday's grand opening of the LGBT Center of NEPA in the Fox Ridge Plaza in Plains Township. PLAINS TWP. - Touted by agency officials as a "milestone" in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the LGBT Center of NEPA on Sunday made its grand debut. More than 100 onlookers gathered for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at the center, which was nice and all - but now, the work starts. "Today, we celebrate the opening of the center but tomorrow, we get back to building that … vision that everyone up here shares," NEPA Rainbow...
  • Communist Storm Clouds Gather in South Africa

    02/24/2014 12:24:21 PM PST · by massmike · 38 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 02/24/2014 | Dave Blount
    Moonbat demigod Nelson Mandela’s collectivist legacy continues to unfold in what was once a prosperous and relatively civilized country: The Economic Freedom Fighters have stuck to their guns for the nationalisation of mines and expropriation of land without compensation. Party leader Julius Malema on Saturday unveiled the organisation’s elections manifesto at Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg. “We want to do away with colonial patterns of ownership in South Africa,” he said. That means if a white person owns it, the government is going to take it, just like in Zimbabwe, which has been reduced to basket case status...
  • Mel Reynolds pleads guilty to visa violation, but porn charge dropped (Ill RAT getting deported)

    02/22/2014 3:06:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/21/14 | Katherine Skiba
    **SNIP** The disgraced Illinois ex-congressman denied charges he was found with nude pictures and videos of women and men having sexual intercourse on his mobile phone. The count was an alleged violation of Zimbabwe's Censorship and Entertainments Control Act, according to Gurira, and carried a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a fine. Pornography is banned in Zimbabwe. Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe agreed with Reynolds’ lawyer that state prosecutors had not sought written authority from the prosecutor general for the pornography charge. “This makes the actions of the state null and void,” Gurira said. Earlier on Friday, Reynolds...
  • Breaking: Former Dem Lawmaker Arrested in Zimbabwe for Staying Illegally & Shooting 100 Porn Videos

    02/20/2014 1:08:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Former Democrat Representative and child sexual predator Mel Reynolds was hoping to run for Jesse Jackson Jr’s seat in Congress.</p> <p>He told reportersin Novermber, “Nobody’s perfect.” Then he went to Zimbabwe instead.</p> <p>Mel Reynolds was arrested this week for staying illegally in Zimbabwe and shooting 100 porn videos.</p>
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Rainbow Pileus Cloud over Zimbabwe

    02/19/2014 5:40:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | February 19, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Yes, but how many dark clouds have a multicolored lining? Pictured, behind this darker cloud, is a pileus iridescent cloud, a group of water droplets that have a uniformly similar size and so together diffract different colors of sunlight by different amounts. The above image was taken just before sunset when it was noticed by chance by a photographer in Murambi East, near Odzi Valley and the Mtanda Range of Zimbabwe. Also captured were unusual cloud ripples above the pileus cloud. The formation of a rare pileus cloud capping a common cumulus cloud is an indication that the lower...
  • Former congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe (possession of pornography)

    02/18/2014 8:48:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/18/14 | Reuters
    HARARE (Reuters) - Former congressman Mel Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe, an immigration official said on Tuesday, after state media reported the convicted sex offender had been found with pornography at a local hotel. Police and immigration officials were investigating Reynolds for living in the southern African country without a valid visa, Francis Mabika, an assistant regional immigration officer, told Reuters. Mabika said Reynolds has been in Zimbabwe since November, but declined to give further details. Reuters was unable to reach Reynolds for comment. A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Harare declined to comment. The state-owned Herald newspaper...
  • Disgraced Democratic congressman arrested in Zimbabwe after allegedly making 100 porno films

    02/18/2014 8:11:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 02/18/2014 | AVID MARTOSKO
    Former Illinois Democratic Rep. Mel Reynolds was arrested Monday in Zimbabwe after police learned that he was making pornographic films in hotels where he had accumulated $24,500 in unpaid bills, and that he had overstayed his visa by two months.
  • Cops flee from station as family dumps goblin (Zimbabwe)

    01/25/2014 2:20:08 AM PST · by Stoat · 55 replies
    Bulawayo 24 (Zimbabwe) ^ | January 17, 2014 | Mafu Sithabile
    A family from Bulawayo's Nketa 7 suburb dumped its tenant's "goblin" at the Tshabalala Police Station, sending cops fleeing in different directions. The incident occurred at about 8 pm on Wednesday. A family that claimed a lodger owned the goblin brought it to the station in a suitcase. "We heard some screaming from the charge office and most officers who had knocked off rushed to see what was happening. At first everyone gathered around the suitcase, wanting to see what was inside," said a cop. The officer said a traditional healer who had come with the family opened the...
  • Zimbabwe: Witch-Hunter's Antics Cause Confusion, Disbelief At Chichera

    01/22/2014 1:05:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    AllAfrica ^ | 5 JANUARY 2014
    THE community at Chichera farm near Old Marlborough suburb has been left in a state of confusion, awe and disbelief following the invasion of the area by a self-proclaimed witch-hunter, who claims to be unearthing tools used for sorcery. The self-proclaimed witch-hunter, Morius Mbofana, popularly known as Sekuru Maguranyanga has been causing stir in the area for the past two weeks where he is claiming to be carrying out witch-hunting and cleansing exercises at the invitation of locals. Standardcommunity last week attended a meeting where a number of farm dwellers who were allegedly "caught" with tools of magic confessed and...
  • Mandela's legacy: The freefall of South Africa (Rapes, murders, disease, corruption, poverty,...)

    12/18/2013 6:22:18 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | December 18, 2013 | Alex Newman
    The horror stories about life in South Africa under apartheid are endless, of course, and the fall of that morally repugnant political system is universally hailed as a triumph. But two decades after the white-led government relinquished power, and especially in the afterglow of worldwide praise for the nation’s former president Nelson Mandela after his passing at age 95, an objective look at South Africa today is very disturbing. In fact, even among the harshest critics of apartheid and racial oppression, there is an acknowledgement that in many ways the “rainbow nation,” under African National Congress and South African Communist...
  • 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...
  • Can whites escape post-Mandela bloodbath? ('...evidence of government incitement to genocide')

    12/09/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by Perseverando · 52 replies
    WND ^ | December 09, 2013 | Alex Newman
    With the death of South African revolutionary icon Nelson Mandela, outside analysts and locals alike express fear of a coming genocide of European-descent Afrikaners. So significant is the threat in South Africa, some genocide experts are urging Afrikaners to consider fleeing their homeland. Dr. Gregory Stanton, head of Genocide Watch and a man who himself fought against the Apartheid system, warned as early as last year that South Africa was at Stage 6 out of 8 on the road to genocide: the planning and preparation phase. “There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced...
  • Zimbabwe gives foreign shops 30-day ultimatum

    11/23/2013 6:22:18 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 62 replies
    MWC News ^ | Zimbabwe gives foreign shops 30-day ultimatum | MWC News
    Foreigners operating retail and wholesale businesses in Zimbabwe risk being arrested if they continue doing business after a deadline for them to relinquish their businesses to Zimbabweans, state media has reported. The state-controlled Herald newspaper said on Friday that the move was in line with the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act. It added barbershops, hairdressings, beauty salons, bakeries, employment agencies and grain milling to the list of those who may be prosecuted if they fail to comply. The Herald said the threat was made by George Magosvongwe, the Secretary for Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment, while appearing before a parliamentary...
  • MOB VIOLENCE STRIKES ANOTHER BLACK UNIVERSITY

    10/29/2013 10:56:49 AM PDT · by Anila · 43 replies
    WND ^ | 10/28/13 | Colin Flaherty
    For the second time this month, homecoming festivities at a historically black college have been marred by large-scale mob violence and rioting. The latest episode began Friday, when a large group of people tried to “bum rush” a homecoming hip hop concert at Howard University in Washington, D.C., one of America’s oldest and largest black educational institutions. Nine people were taken to area hospitals, including two police officers, with injuries including a broken leg. The annual concert is usually free. But this year, Howard charged five dollars to see performances from one of the top names in hip hop, 2Chainz....
  • Bizarre: Mom Pregnant With Son's Child to Marry Him

    10/26/2013 2:41:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, October 25, 2013
    A mother is in love with her own son and is all set to marry him. The 40-year-old woman in Zimbabwe is now expecting her son’s child and her grand-child, according to a report in jadeafrican.com. She has been a widow for the past 12 years and has been living with her son, now 23. She confirms she is six-months pregnant and she wants to marry her son rather than her husband’s younger brothers who are seeking her hand in marriage. She told a village court that she is in relationship with her son for the last three years. The...
  • Dollar sinks as US jobs data signals more Fed stimulus

    10/22/2013 7:56:22 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 39 replies
    ChannelNewsAsia ^ | 10/23/2013 | AFP
    The US dollar sank against the euro Tuesday after fresh data on the jobs market pointed to the Federal Reserve not cutting back its stimulus before 2014. WASHINGTON: The US dollar sank against the euro Tuesday after fresh data on the jobs market pointed to the Federal Reserve not cutting back its stimulus before 2014. The prospect of the Fed's easy money program staying unchanged, after months of expectations of tightening, pushed the euro to its highest level on the greenback since November 2011. At 2100 GMT, the euro bought US$1.3780, compared to US$1.3681 late Monday. The September data showed...
  • 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...
  • China: 'Pakistan is our Israel'

    11/01/2010 10:08:14 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 28 Oct 2010 | Thalif Deen
    When a US delegate once confronted a Chinese diplomat about Beijing's uncompromising support for Pakistan, the Chinese reportedly responded with a heavily-loaded sarcastic remark: "Pakistan is our Israel". But judging by China's unrelenting support for some of its allies, including North Korea, Burma, Zimbabwe and Sudan, its protective arm around these countries is no different from the US and Western political embrace of Israel - right or wrong. ..."China is trying to reassert its political clout at the United Nations as a counterweight to its defensive stand on currency and trade issues." The New York Times newspaper said on Tuesday...
  • 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...
  • EU says to review relations with Zimbabwe after election

    08/23/2013 5:42:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:15am EDT | Justyna Pawlak
    The European Union will review relations with Zimbabwe given its “serious concerns” about the conduct of the southern African state’s election, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Thursday. The EU’s verdict on the fairness of the elections will be crucial to a decision on whether it continues to ease sanctions against Zimbabwe. Ashton did not broach the issue of such sanctions in her statement. President Robert Mugabe is to be sworn back into office soon after winning the July 31 election, extending—at age 89—his 33-year rule dating back to independence from Britain. The United States said earlier this...
  • Zimbabwe's "Blacks-Only" Stock Exchange Takes 'Financial Innovation' And Racism To New Highs

    08/07/2013 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08/07/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The country which over the past decade is most synonymous with "financial innovation" of the less than desirable kind, such as hyperinflation, complete currency and economic collapse and wholesale property confiscation, has just taken financial central-planning brilliance to the next level and following dictator Robert Mugabe's "reelection" has announced plans to open a new and "racially exclusive" stock exchange, allowing blacks alone to trade. And not trade just anything, but shares of recently nationalized foreign companies, most of which are South African-owned miners. Or rather were, because following the most recent nationalization round, Zimbabwe would take a 51% stake in...
  • South Africa congratulates Mugabe on ‘successful’ vote

    08/04/2013 5:50:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:58AM BST 04 Aug 2013 | Damien McElroy and agencies
    South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday congratulated Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe for his re-election in a “successful” vote, and called on opposition to drop its objections to the result. … Meanwhile, Australia joined the United States and Britain in questioning the credibility of elections in Zimbabwe as Bob Carr, the foreign minister, called for a re-run of the polls. …
  • Diamonds ensure Mugabe is forever (rigged the election)

    08/03/2013 7:52:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    The Australian ^ | Aug 4, 2013 | Miles Amoore
    THE president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, used $850m of diamond money to rig the country's elections, intelligence documents obtained by The Sunday Times reveal. The documents, dated June 3, detail how Chinese and Zimbabwean diamond companies pumped cash into a war chest used by Mugabe to manipulate the results of the election and intimidate the population. As Zimbabweans prepared for another five years of autocratic rule after the country's electoral commission announced that Mugabe had won the presidential elections with 61 per cent of the vote. The classified documents reveal how Mugabe's Zanu-PF party received $800m from two diamond mining...
  • Robert Mugabe’s party claims landslide victory…as main rival accuses him of ‘monumental fraud’

    08/01/2013 4:39:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:33 EST, 1 August 2013 | Matt Blake and Daily Mail Reporters
    Robert Mugabe’s party claimed a resounding victory in Zimbabwe’s general election today moments before his main rival accused him of “monumental fraud”. The election had been hailed as a potential turning point in the nation’s troubled history as Mugabe’s long-time nemesis Morgan Tsvangirai again vowed to dethrone the 89-year-old tyrant after 33 years in power. … Releasing unofficial results early in Zimbabwe is illegal, and police had said on Wednesday they would arrest anybody who made premature claims about the result. But a senior source in Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party, who asked not to be named, crowed: “We’ve taken this election....
  • 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...
  • U.S. worried ahead of Zimbabwe poll, warns on credibility (lol)

    07/17/2013 7:54:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    The United States said on Tuesday it was "deeply concerned" by lack of transparency in preparations for Zimbabwe's July 31 general election and called on the government to ensure the vote was peaceful, fair and credible.
  • Zimbabwe: Early voting starts amid chaos

    07/14/2013 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
    Officials of Zimbabwe’s election commission say early voting has started for police and security personnel who will be on duty during the nation’s crucial elections on July 31. The officials acknowledged there was chaos at many voting stations Sunday. Voting materials were not delivered in time for the special vote for service personnel who won’t be able to vote on polling day. …
  • 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...
  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe vows to put up fight in polls

    07/05/2013 11:53:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 12:49 PM EDT
    Zimbabwe’s president of more than three decades says his party will have to fight hard to win upcoming polls scheduled for the end of this month. Speaking at the launch of his ZANU-PF party’s election manifesto on Friday, President Robert Mugabe said his party will put up the “fight of our lives” to regain waning support in urban areas. …
  • 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...
  • Zimbabwe’s president signs new constitution

    05/22/2013 11:34:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2013 11:29 AM EDT | Gillian Gotora
    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday signed into law a new constitution and vowed to hold peaceful and clean elections later this year. Mugabe said the new constitution, including democratic reforms and was unanimously accepted in a March referendum, has shown that Zimbabweans are united regardless of political affiliation and was achieved without outside interference. … The new constitution limits the presidency to two five-year terms but is not retroactive, allowing Mugabe, 89, to run against Tsvangirai, 60, for two more five-year terms, enabling him to rule to age 99 if he wins. …
  • British Indiana Jones Examines Evidence for Jewish Origin of Papua New Guinea Tribe

    05/07/2013 4:26:24 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 7, 2013
    During the 1990s, Welsh professor Tudor Parfitt, known around the world as the “British Indiana Jones,” discovered evidence that the Lemba tribe in central Zimbabwe and northern South Africa has Jewish roots. He identified a genetic element in the male chromosomes of the tribe that comes from the Kohanim, the Jewish priestly line. This year, Dr. Parfitt published his latest of 25 books, Black Jews in Africa and the Americas. He also joined the faculty of Florida International University (FIU) and led an expedition to Papua New Guinea to visit the Gogodala tribe, which like the Lemba claims to be...
  • Zimbabwe : White farmers offer olive branch

    05/05/2013 4:06:21 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    New African ^ | March 20, 2013
    A cocktail of forgiveness, understanding, compensation and cooperation has been proposed by the mainly white Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) as a way to rescue and stabilise Zimbabwe’s stricken agriculture industry. Such a restructuring, they say, would start the process of underpinning the Zimbabwe economy and rebuilding it from the ground up.   Key to the plan is to transform the country’s 15m or so hectares of farming soil into a proper land bank with accessible value as viable financial feedstock. Now the parties need to sit down and find a solution in a process of dialogue and compensation for...
  • New South African farmers team up with predecessors

    05/04/2013 8:35:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 19, 2013 | Olivia Kumwenda
    MALELANE, South Africa, April 19 (Reuters) - Reclaiming land seized during white minority rule was a dream come true for black families in the South African farming town of Malelane. But the community had no farming experience, equipment, money or market access. In search of a plan for its 3,300 hectares (8,150 acres) of sugarcane land, it agreed a joint venture with the whites who had owned the land before. Land reform is a sensitive issue in South Africa, where some politicians are demanding a forced redistribution of white-owned farms along the lines of neighbouring Zimbabwe and twice as many...
  • (Almost) Out of Africa: The White Tribes

    04/07/2013 10:40:22 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | MAY/JUNE 2010 | Joshua Hammer
    The Borrowdale Country Club, a once-elegant retreat in the northern suburbs of Harare, is a good place to measure the state of Zimbabwe’s beleaguered white population. Founded in the mid-1950s, when Zimbabwe was the British-administered colony known as Rhodesia, the club served as the sports and social center for two generations of ranchers, farmers, traders, administrators, and other members of the country’s once-coddled white minority. Above its polished mahogany bar, rows of plaques commemorate the winners of club tennis tournaments dating back fifty years; the wide veranda looks out over a lawn fringed by blooming jacarandas and frangipanis—and, beyond, a...
  • Prostitute who ‘died’ during romp came back to life in coffin

    03/31/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT · by library user · 8 replies
    The Sun ^ | March 28, 2013 | Staff
    <p>A PROSTITUTE in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p> <p>The vice girl reportedly collapsed during a sex session last week at the Manor Hotel in Bulaweyo.</p>
  • 'Dead' Prostitute Leaps From Her Coffin (Zimbabwe)

    03/29/2013 1:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | New York Post via The Sun
    <p>A prostitute in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p>
  • Zimbabwe Police Seize Radios

    03/26/2013 7:45:46 AM PDT · by docbnj · 10 replies
    BBC News Africa ^ | 25 Mar 2013 | Brian Hungwe
    "A lot of people were taken to the police station and we were warned that those that would be found with the radios [in future] will disappear." The confiscations have left some people fearing that in the run-up to elections, the free media guarantees in the newly approved constitution will not be respected. But the police force has said the radios are being used to spread "hate speech", brought into the country by unregistered groups ahead of the polls expected in July after four years of power-sharing between President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party and the Movement for Democratic Change.