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Zimbabwe’s Poor Starve in the Midst of Plenty

By Vimbai Kamoyo
CENTENARY – A cartoon in a high school geography textbook depicts an obese man, with a plate of chicken by his side, sitting in front of the television watching malnourished people. The caption of the cartoon reads,” Some die from too much and others from too little.”
The irony may surely have been lost [...]

Scepticism greets new diamond deposit discovery

By Alex Bell
There has been a mixed reaction to news that three more large deposits of diamonds have been discovered, with widespread scepticism that the find will benefit Zimbabweans.
Early studies by the Mines Ministry indicate that there are at least three significant diamond deposits, separate from the rich alluvial fields at Chiadzwa, where rights abuses [...]

Graft probe at ZMDC points to Interfin Bank involvement

The Anti-Corruption Commission has raided the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) to investigate suspected corrupt activities, including $600000 in legal fees paid to the company’s lawyer.
Government insiders said the raid, which occurred two weeks ago, sparked a fierce confrontation between the c ommission’s investigators and the state-owned entity’s armed security officers. C lashes threatened [...]

Zimbabwe Alloys in the hunt for Working Capital

New Zimbabwe also reports that management at Zimbabwe Alloys Chrome (ZimAlloys) say they remain upbeat about the prospects of raising the US$58 million needed to bring back into operation key furnaces at the company’s Gweru base.
The company is controlled by the Farai Rwodzi-General Mujuru-Interfin Bank syndicate.Farai Rwodzi is the Chairman representing General Mujuru whom he [...]

Blair secretly courted Mugabe to boost trade | Zim International

Tony Blair secretly courted Robert Mugabe in an effort to win lucrative trade deals for Britain, it has emerged in correspondence released to The Independent under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents show that the relationship between New Labour and the Zimbabwean President blossomed soon after Tony Blair took office in Downing Street.
Just weeks [...]

Launch of the New MDC Party Card,

Launch of the New MDC Party Card,

Remarks by the President of the Movement for Democratic Change, The Right Honourable Morgan Tsvangirai, to Mark the Launch of the New Party Card, Harare, 27th August 2010
Members of the Standing Committee and National Executive, party leaders and officials,
members of Harare Province, mayors and councilors, Ministers and members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic Corp, [...]

Zimbabwe opposition co-founder Gibson Sibanda dies

Zimbabwe opposition co-founder Gibson Sibanda dies

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Gibson Sibanda, a veteran labor activist and co-founder of Zimbabwe’s former opposition party, has died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 66, his party says.
In 2005, Sibanda left Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change over sharp policy differences. He had been deputy leader in Tsvangirai’s party [...]

ZANU PF looting exposed further

The arrest and continued incarceration of Zanu (PF) member Temba Mliswa over farm invasions has backfired with thousands of displaced white farmers said to be heading for police stations throughout the country to reactivate cases of theft from their farms by top government officials.
After clashing with Mliswa over a vehicle spares company deal, police commissioner [...]

Zimbabwe misses out on World Cup training bonanza

HARARE // Zimbabwe’s hopes of earning much-needed revenue by hosting football teams before the Fifa World Cup in June in neighbouring South Africa have been dashed: none of the 32 qualifiers chose to hold training camps here.
The government had made attracting a high-profile team to train here a priority in its rebranding and economic reconstruction [...]

Finance minister Biti in a car accident

Finance minister Biti in a car accident

Zimbabwe – Harare- Zimbabwean Finance Minister Tendai Biti, who is also secretary general of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), emerged unhurt from a car accident, said his party on Tuesday.
MDC spokesman and Information Technology Minister Nelson Chamisa said Biti was rushed to the General Hospital in Chegutu soon after the accident, [...]

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