ARTICLES RELATING TO TENDAI BITI

Zimbabwe situation in pictures

2014-07-25 13:14

A year after Zimbabwe held its elections, thousands continue to live under dire situations as the country's unemployment crisis persists.

I'm not clinging to power, says Tsvangirai

2014-05-02 11:05

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly quashed accusations that he wants to cling to power.

Zim: MDC’s Biti says now in control

2014-04-29 12:26

Defiant MDC Secretary General Tendai Biti has reportedly declared he is the only person now in legal control of the opposition after he staged a daring attempt to oust party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

"Happy Harare" video goes viral

2014-04-09 12:36

A video that shows Zimbabweans in Harare dancing and swinging happily as they go about their daily chores has gone viral.

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.

Mugabe urged to act over economic crisis

2014-02-06 10:04
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Zimbabwe's ex-finance minister has reportedly called on President Robert Mugabe to “come out of his closet” and provide direction on the crisis gripping the country.

Tsvangirai 'damaged by sex scandals'

2014-01-31 13:33

Zimbabwe’s MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is facing more pressure to quit, as party chiefs debate whether to call an early party congress to decide his future after losing three presidential polls.

Tsvangirai scoffs calls for him to step down

2013-09-18 15:11

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has batted away calls for his to resign and announced a shadow cabinet, vowing to keep veteran President Robert Mugabe's regime in check.

Zim vote seriously flawed - observers

2013-08-01 11:41
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's party has claimed that the veteran leader has won the hard-fought election over his long-time rival but observers say the vote was seriously flawed.

Counting under way in knife-edge Zim polls

2013-08-01 07:16

Vote counting is under way in Zimbabwe's tightly fought election, amid high turnout and accusations of rigging by President Robert Mugabe’s allies who wish to extend his 33-year rule.

Tensions rise ahead of Zim elections

2013-07-30 11:27

Tensions between Zimbabwe’s two largest parties have increased dramatically in the days leading up to general elections, according to a report.

Zimbabwe $85m short for election

2013-07-09 22:22
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Zimbabwe's finance minister says the election budget is $85m short of the target.

Fund Zanu-PF or lose land, white farmers told

2013-06-20 13:04

Zimbabwe's broke Zanu-PF has extended a begging bowl to white commercial farmers who survived the chaotic land reform, ahead of elections expected this year, a report says.

Tsvangirai party pledges trim army

2013-05-18 21:44

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party has pledged to trim the army and ensure a free society if it wins upcoming general elections.

Zim may tax mining sector to fund polls

2013-04-25 09:40

Zimbabwe could introduce new taxes on its mining sector to help fund July elections instead of borrowing on the debts markets, Finance Minister Tendai Biti says.

ACDP, IFP favour Zimbabwe loan

2013-04-17 16:38

Two opposition parties say they were in favour of loaning money to cash-strapped Zimbabwe to fund its coming elections.

Zimbabwe parties disagree on polls

2013-04-17 07:54

Zimbabwe may fail to secure desperately-needed UN funding for crunch elections, as political rivals disagree over how much access to allow an assessment mission by the world body.

Polls: Cash-strapped Zim appeals for help

2013-04-16 07:56

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe is appealing for help to fund crunch presidential elections planned for later this year, the country's finance minister Tendai Biti says.

Africa urged to make better China deals

2013-04-12 22:00

For more than a decade Africa has rolled out the red carpet for Chinese investors, but the continent is urged to hammer out better deals at the bargaining table.

Zim's Biti appeals for diamond money

2013-03-11 19:39

Zimbabwe's finance minister says he will ask President Robert Mugabe to put pressure on diamond mining companies to fork out millions in aid of vote funding.

Zimbabwe to stop offshore cash hoarding

2013-02-11 22:32

Zimbabwe's central bank has warned it will go after local businesses stashing foreign currency in offshore accounts as it seeks to claw back much-needed revenue.

Zim appeals to UN for election funds

2013-02-08 10:15

Zimbabwe has appealed to the UN Development Fund and other donors to help raise $250m needed for a constitutional referendum and general elections later this year, according to a report.

Zimbabwe has mere $217 in the bank

2013-01-30 07:48

After paying public workers' salaries, the balance in cash-strapped Zimbabwe's government public account stands at just $217, Finance Minister Tendai Biti says.

Zimbabwe needs election aid

2012-12-21 20:36

Zimbabwe cannot afford to hold elections next year, Finance Minister Tendai Biti says, and has appealed to the international community for aid.

 

MDC in trouble as Zim nears political crossroads

2014-05-07 09:47

Bitter infighting within Zimbabwe’s opposition risks fatally weakening President Robert Mugabe’s political foes just as the sun has begun to set on his 33-year rule.

Tsvangirai battles to retain control of MDC

2014-04-29 21:02

Loyalists of long-time Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have voted to oust members of a rival faction from their party.

MDC faction suspends Tsvangirai

2014-04-26 19:25

Infighting in Zimbabwe's main opposition party has intensified with a splinter group announcing it has suspended leader Morgan Tsvangirai for violence and violating the party's constitution.

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.

Tendai Biti home petrol bombed

2014-02-25 18:12

A petrol bomb has hit the home of top Zimbabwe opposition official and former finance minister Tendai Biti.

Zanu-PF says no to MDC's call for dialogue

2014-02-05 12:29

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has rejected opposition MDC’s call for dialogue between the two parties to help rescue the country’s ailing economy.

Zanu-PF blames MDC as 2.2m face hunger

2013-10-09 14:13
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At least 2.2 million Zimbabweans will need food assistance early next year, a report reveals, as Zanu-PF party blames the country’s poor harvests on the former finance minister Tendai Biti.

Mugabe wins polls, MDC rejects result

2013-08-03 22:10
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Zimbabwe's long-time President Robert Mugabe has won 61% of the presidential vote, trailed by opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai at 33%, election officials say.

Zim voter 'rigging' captured on camera

2013-08-01 10:28

A video has emerged in which alleged Zanu-PF youths were bussed in from undisclosed rural areas to vote in Harare's Mount Pleasant suburb. Watch the video here.

Polls close in knife-edge Zim election

2013-07-31 20:03

Crisis-weary Zimbabweans have flocked to vote in a crunch election marked by accusations of rigging by President Robert Mugabe's allies in order to extend his 33-year rule.

Zimbabwe voters' roll still secret - Biti

2013-07-29 16:00

President Robert Mugabe's rivals have complained that they have not yet received a copy of the electoral roll, just two days before Zimbabweans go to the polls.

Zimbabwe stops cabinet meetings

2013-07-09 17:10

Zimbabwe has stopped all cabinet meetings and frozen state spending till after the elections in 3 weeks.

Zim electoral body 'ready' for polls

2013-06-12 20:36

Zimbabwe's electoral commission says it was ready to organise elections planned for this year to replace a shaky power-sharing government, despite receiving only a fraction of the budget.

Zim set to register voters for key vote

2013-04-25 13:44

Zimbabwe is set to launch a campaign to register eligible voters, a key step to organising crucial elections planned for later this year, a cabinet minister says.

FF Plus no to Zim loan

2013-04-18 22:21

The government must withdraw its proposed R900m loan to Zimbabwe to help fund its upcoming elections, the FFPlus says.

Zim withdraws call for UN vote funding

2013-04-17 11:13

Zimbabwe has withdrawn its appeal for the UN funds to help elections this year, after the world body demanded to meet civic groups, a cabinet minister says.

SA may help fund Zim elections

2013-04-16 22:28
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South Africa is in discussions on whether to help cash-strapped Zimbabwe fund its presidential and parliamentary elections, the National Treasury says.

SA approves R900m loan to Zimbabwe

2013-04-15 15:27
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South Africa has approved more than R900m in budgetary support to cash-strapped Zimbabwe, which is due to hold elections in the second half of the year, Finance Minister Tendai Biti says.

Telecoms firms to help fund Zim poll

2013-03-13 10:40

ZImbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti says an increase in new licence renewal fees for mobile network providers will help finance the country's elections.

Referendum: Zim turns to local firms

2013-02-19 09:11

Destitute Zimbabwe plans to borrow from local companies to raise $100m needed to hold referendum on a new constitution, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says.

Zim warns firms on offshore cash hoarding

2013-02-11 20:14

Zimbabwe's central bank has warned it would go after local businesses stashing foreign currency in offshore accounts as it seeks to claw back much-needed revenue.

Zim draft charter cleared for referendum

2013-02-07 07:49

Zimbabwe's parliament has been presented with a long-awaited draft constitution, opening the way for a referendum followed by elections this year in that country.

Zim to beg for poll funds - $192m required

2013-01-30 10:36

Zimbabwe is set to source funds from international donors for the forthcoming referendum and general elections to be held at a total cost of $192m.

Zimbabwe's bank balance stands at $217

2013-01-29 22:01
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After paying public workers' salaries, the balance in cash-strapped Zimbabwe's government public account is just $217, Finance Minister Tendai Biti says.

Zim not ready for elections - yet

2012-12-07 14:37

Zimbabwe will not be ready for a presidential election for at least another 6 months because it needs a new constitution and democratic reforms to ensure a fair and undisputed poll, the finance minister has said.

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