ARTICLES RELATING TO ROBERT MUGABE

Zim: MDC youths to stage nationwide demos

2014-04-17 14:58

Movement for Democratic Change youths are reportedly planning to stage nationwide demonstrations to demand jobs, as Zimbabwe's economy continues to dwindle.

Zim: EU insists on electoral reforms

2014-04-15 12:45

The EU has reportedly set the implementation of electoral reforms as a key requisite for Zimbabwe's full re-engagement with the bloc.

MDC threatens 'war' against Mugabe

2014-04-14 14:57

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change party has reportedly threatened to take the streets to dislodge President Robert Mugabe’s regime.

Nigeria complains over Mugabe calling it corrupt

2014-04-11 12:11

Zimbabwe's envoy has been called in for a complaint about President Robert Mugabe’s remarks about corruption in Nigeria, a report says.

Zim may face rebellion, says MDC's Biti

2014-04-08 14:48

Zimbabwean opposition MDC has warned the country could face a rebellion because of failure by ruling leaders to act on the worsening economic situation.

Zim 'misses out on chance to address key issues'

2014-04-03 14:01

Zimbabwe has missed out on a chance to address key issues like sanctions after President Robert Mugabe boycotted an EU-Africa summit currently under way in Brussels, EU ambassador to Zimbabwe says.

Zuma skipping EU summit over invitation list

2014-04-03 08:23
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President Jacob Zuma is reportedly skipping the EU-Africa summit in Brussels because he didn't like the way the summit was set up, with the EU deciding on who was invited.

Zanu-PF calls for Tsvangirai's arrest - report

2014-04-01 16:13

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly called for the arrest of opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai over remarks he made at a rally about President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe under fire over summit boycott

2014-03-31 10:11

Zimbabwe's president has reportedly come under fire from opposition parties following reports that he will boycott a crucial summit in Brussels because his wife was denied a visa to enter Europe.

Zimbabwe peeved over Mugabe's wife

2014-03-30 22:15

Zimbabwe has called on African leaders to boycott a European Union-Africa summit in Brussels because President Robert Mugabe's wife has not been granted a visa to travel with him.

Zim 'won't retrench to solve debt crisis'

2014-03-27 12:21

Zimbabwe’s finance minister has ruled out cuts in the number of civil servants as the country struggles to bring its mounting debts under control.

No cuts to Zim's public sector wage bill

2014-03-26 16:15

Zimbabwe is not prepared to slash its public sector wage bill to meet debt-reduction plans agreed with the IMF, says Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

It's Mrs Mugabe or Zim won't go to summit

2014-03-26 13:59

Zimbabwe's government will boycott a summit between the EU and African Union if President Robert Mugabe's wife is not granted a visa to travel with him.

Zim students in SA face 'bumpy' road

2014-03-26 12:17

A scholarship set up by President Robert Mugabe for Zimbabwean students to study at South African universities has reportedly been suspended after the fund failed to settle its debt of R11m in tuition fees.

Zim govt 'risks army unrest over pay delay'

2014-03-24 10:00

Morale is reportedly at its lowest among Zimbabwe's security services after the cash-strapped government delayed their pay date.

Zanu-PF: SA remains under the rule of Boers

2014-03-22 09:40
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Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly taken a swipe at the ANC following Secretary General Gwede Mantashe’s attack on the country’s land reform programme.

Mugabe 'is idolised by entire Africa'

2014-03-18 10:05
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President Robert Mugabe is a leader "who virtually every Zimbabwean is fond of" and is "idolised by the entire African continent", Zanu-PF deputy director of information, Psychology Maziwisa says.

Mugabe: I also need pay hike

2014-03-17 10:54

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly revealed he is looking forward to a pay hike, as he urged Finance Minister to honour his commitment to award civil servants salary increments in April.

Mugabe vows crackdown on graft

2014-03-14 20:11

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has vowed to crackdown on corruption involving high-profile officials at state institutions following recent damning exposures of graft.

Mugabe’s role in 'long walk to freedom' celebrated

2014-03-14 09:19

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe who turned 90 last month is reportedly set to have another birthday celebration in honour of his "role in the long walk to freedom".

Zim cops storm gay meeting, 2 arrested

2014-03-13 11:25

Police in Harare have reportedly arrested two officials at a city hotel room where Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (Galz) were conducting a training workshop.

Zim to sign $400m road deal with SA firm

2014-03-10 16:39

Zimbabwe's has agreed to sign a $400m deal with a South African company to upgrade its dilapidated road network, according to report.

Zim failing to use land productively - envoy

2014-03-07 11:03
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The Danish government has reportedly blamed Zimbabwe’s failing economy on the under-utilisation of huge tracts of land by the beneficiaries of the country’s land reform programme.

Zim judge: Use ex-white farms or lose them

2014-03-05 12:55
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A Zimbabwean judge has reportedly told owners of former white farms to use the land or risk losing it - a decision that could mark a turning point in the country’s controversial land redistribution programme.

Zim 'faces poor harvest despite good rains'

2014-03-04 13:51

Zimbabwe is likely to experience another poor harvest despite normal to above rainfalls that the country received during the 2013-2014 farming season, a report says.

 

Mugabe, Mbeki discuss Africa

2014-04-17 12:52

Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has met Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, a report says, adding the two leaders exchanged views on various matters affecting the African continent.

Botswana's Khama re-affirms SADC pull-out

2014-04-15 10:10

Botswana President Ian Khama has re-affirmed his decision to not send his country's officials to participate in future SADC election observer missions.

Zanu-PF 'worse than Smith regime'

2014-04-14 12:52

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly taken a swipe at the ruling Zanu-PF party and described it as “worse than the Smith regime”.

MDC expels official who asked leader to quit

2014-04-11 07:40

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has expelled a senior official who recently called on the party leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai to step down.

Grace Mugabe: New Zanu-PF kingmaker?

2014-04-07 12:41

Zimbabwe’s first lady is reportedly emerging as a powerful political force within Zanu-PF as she fights "to ensure that the interests of the first family are secured" when President Robert Mugabe eventually leaves office.

Zim: Urban decay grips capital Harare

2014-04-03 11:19

On Harare's streets, college graduates compete with peasants scratching out a living selling anything from mobile phone cards to herbal sex tonics, as President Robert Mugabe, 90, continues to rule the country.

Zim bans fresh fruit, vegetable imports

2014-04-02 16:41

Zimbabwe has banned imports of fresh fruit and vegetables with immediate effect, which will mostly impact supplies from South Africa.

Tension ahead of EU-Africa summit

2014-04-01 11:49

Ministers from the African continent have already gathered in Brussels for a two-day EU-AU summit scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, a report says.

EU wants to divide Africa, says Sudan

2014-03-31 09:05

Sudan has accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the EU refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to a major summit this week.

Zim pushes boycott of EU-Africa summit

2014-03-28 19:55

Zimbabwe is calling on African leaders to boycott a EU-Africa summit because President Robert Mugabe's wife has not been granted a visa to travel with him.

Africa calls for EU summit boycott – report

2014-03-27 09:37

An organ of the AU has reportedly urged a boycott of the EU-AU summit scheduled for next week in Brussels to protest what is seen as a "dictation" by the EU on who is eligible to attend the meeting.

No role for spouses at summit, EU tells Zim

2014-03-26 14:54

EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell’Ariccia has reportedly said that only those with a role to play in meetings at the forthcoming EU-Africa Summit in Belgium have been invited.

Mugabe to boycott summit if wife not invited

2014-03-26 13:18

Zimbabwe says it would boycott a summit between the EU and African Union in Brussels next week if President Robert Mugabe’s wife is not granted a visa to travel with him.

EU-AU summit: Mugabe's wife not invited

2014-03-25 14:53

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson has reportedly taken a swipe at the EU's "attempt to stop the first lady from travelling with her husband" who is set to attend an EU-AU summit in Belgium next week.

Mugabe 'turning Zim into a monarch'

2014-03-22 14:05

A prominent Zimbabwean publisher and academic has reportedly criticised President Robert Mugabe for his continued cling to power and reducing the country into a "monarch".

Mugabe govt in bid to ease public anger

2014-03-19 14:19

Zimbabwean finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has described as "corrupt" and "obscene" the pay and perks that managers of state-owned firms were earning, in a bid to ease pubic anger.

Sanctions forced Mugabe to change, says EU

2014-03-17 15:09

The EU's ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell'Ariccia, has reportedly said that sanctions imposed against Harare over a decade ago helped trigger a “positive evolution” in the country.

Corruption is hurting Africa, says Mugabe

2014-03-17 07:35
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Corruption is "hurting Africa", Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said, as he vowed a crackdown against graft activities in his country, warning that those implicated would be imprisoned.

Cabinet reshuffle 'looms in struggling Zim'

2014-03-14 15:04

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reportedly contemplating a Cabinet reshuffle that could see Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa’s early exit from treasury.

Tsvangirai tries to allay split fears

2014-03-13 15:49

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has tried to allay fears of a split in his party after last week's suspension of a key senior official.

Forget about returning to govt, Zanu-PF tells MDC

2014-03-11 12:26

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has rubbished former PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s call for new inter-party talks, saying the MDC should forget about returning to government through negotiations, a report says.

MDC suspends official who urged Tsvangirai to quit

2014-03-10 07:38

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has suspended a top official after he publicly called on party leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai to resign over his defeat at the polls last year.

'Zim's only reserves are $500 000 of gold coins'

2014-03-06 14:43

Zimbabwean finance minister has highlighted the parlous state of the country’s finances, according to a report.

Ex-US rep vows to expose Zim illegal gem deals

2014-03-05 11:43

Former US congressman Mel Reynolds says he believes he is being pursued by a secret Zimbabwean death squad because he threatened to disclose information involving “blood diamonds”.

UN seeks $60m to feed hungry Zimbabweans

2014-03-04 10:43
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The UN has urged the world to “dig deeper into their pockets” as it seeks to raise $60m to help alleviate Zimbabwe’s rapidly worsening food crisis.

 
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