UN tourism defends decision to convene in Zimbabwe

vicfallsThe United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has defended its decision to hold its General Assembly in Zimbabwe.

Speaking to the media at Victoria Falls, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai says the agency wanted to bring hope to Zimbabweans.

“We as … Read the rest

Bob threatens US, British firms

robertmugabeZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday threatened “tit-for-tat” actions against Western countries that have imposed sanctions on his rule, suggesting US and British firms could be targeted.

“They should not continue to harass us,” said the 89-year-old veteran leader whose … Read the rest

Mugabe’s inauguration ‘a victory against big Western powers’

by Reagan Mashavave

Veteran Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe hit out at “vile” Western critics as he was sworn in for another five-year term Thursday in a stadium packed with jubilant supporters.

Festooned in a sash, garland and medals, the 89-year-old … Read the rest

Zim genocidaire dies

Zimbabwean politician Enos Nkala, who co-founded Robert Mugabe’s ZANU party and was Defence Minister during a massacre of ethnic Ndebele that killed 20 000 people, has reportedly died.

“Nkala died at the Avenues Clinic, Harare, this morning after his admission … Read the rest

Mugabe to be sworn in on Thursday

Robert Mugabe will be sworn in on Thursday, beginning a fresh five-year mandate as Zimbabwe’s president following a disputed election, his spokesperson said Sunday.

“It is now this Thursday,” George Charamba told AFP on the sidelines of a summit of … Read the rest

‘Congratulations to comrade Robert Mugabe’: SADC leaders

Southern African leaders opened an annual summit Saturday endorsing disputed elections in Zimbabwe that extended President Robert Mugabe’s 33-year rule by another five years.

“Congratulations to comrade Robert Mugabe for conducting peaceful elections,” said the incoming head of the Southern … Read the rest

Bob vows to intensify wealth transfer to blacks

bobZimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe vowed Tuesday to intensify his controversial drive to transfer economic wealth to blacks and scoffed at calls to reform the security services following his disputed re-election.

“The indigenisation and empowerment drive will continue unabated in order … Read the rest

Zim reporter denies uranium story

zbclogoZimbabwean police are looking for two journalists from the British newspaper, The Times over a story about a secret uranium export deal between Zimbabwe and Iran, a state newspaper reported Sunday.

The two Times journalists, Jan Raath and Jerome Starkey, … Read the rest

Mugabe understands democracy well

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Is it not astounding that so many people are criticising the outcome of the Zimbabwean elections, when that country went through an official poll in which Zanu … Read the rest

Zim Stock Exchange falls on Mugabe win

zimbeursThe Zimbabwe Stock Exchange’s top index fell 11 percent on Monday, the first day of trading after the results of disputed elections which enabled Robert Mugabe to extend his 33-year rule.

Several foreign-owned stocks registered steep losses, with South Africa-based
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Early results show Mugabe’s Zanu-PF in the lead

bobmThe Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has begun announcing official results of Wednesday’s national elections.

The results announced on Thursday confirm earlier reports that Zanu-PF leader Robert Mugabe is headed for a big win, while his Zanu-PF party is set to claim … Read the rest

Mugabe, Ceausescu, Mussolini

A good number of people in Britain and beyond have had the honour of being stripped of their knighthoods and awards by the honours forfeiture committee since 1995.

Last year a former Manchester headteacher, Jean Else, became the first woman … Read the rest