Archive for ‘July, 2009’

Zimbabwe re-introduces bureaux de change

ZIMBABWE - HARARE - The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has re-introduced bureaux de change as it further liberalises the foreign exchange market in line with the multiple currency system introduced in February.
In his monetary policy statement presented in Harare yesterday, RBZ Governor Dr Gideon Gono said Enhanced Money Transfer Agencies would now receive, buy and [...]

Billionaire Masiyiwa speaks to the Guardian

ZIMBABWE - HARARE - Strive Masiyiwa has become an expert at walking the fine line between business and politics. He had to. The man once picked by Time magazine as one of its 15 “global influentials” – he regularly rubs shoulders with Nelson Mandela and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan in his charity work, [...]

Tsvangirai meets JOC Generals for the first time

By Tichaona Sibanda - The Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and the country’s powerful service chiefs met on Thursday in Harare, the first such meeting at the highest political level since the formation of the inclusive government.
A highly placed source in government told us the two hour meeting, which was chaired by [...]

Zimbabwe lifts reporting restrictions on BBC: broadcaster

Zimbabwe lifts reporting restrictions on BBC: broadcaster

The Zimbabwean government has lifted a ban on the BBC reporting freely from the former British colony, ending restrictions in place for eight years, the broadcaster said Thursday.

“The Zimbabwe Government has told the BBC there is no ban on its operations and it can resume reporting, legally and openly, in Zimbabwe,” the [...]

ZIMBABWE: Mugabe threatens to ban NGOs again

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has raised the spectre of banning the operations of non-governmental organizations in Zimbabwe, a threat he implemented in 2008 after the worst maize harvest on record.
“We have now a phenomenon of NGOs, or shall I call them phenomena, for they really are a type of government [...]

Mutambara accused of flouting party’s constitution

ZIMBABWE - HARARE - THE Pro Mugabe MDC has notified the Speaker of the House of Assembly Mr Lovemore Moyo of the expulsion of three of its legislators and has asked Parliament to eject them from the chambers.
The party’s national disciplinary committee last week fired the three legislators for alleged misconduct.
Pro Mugabe MDC secretary general [...]

Women accused of helping Zimbabwe Minister steal a cell phone appear in court

ZIMBABWE - HARARE - TWO Hwange women who allegedly connived with the Deputy Minister of Youth Development and Indigenisation and Empowerment Thamsanqa Mahlangu to steal  Joseph Chinotimba’s mobile phone yesterday appeared in court facing theft charges.
Geraldine Alvina Phiri (21) and Patience Nyoni (27) were not formally charged with theft when they appeared before Harare magistrate [...]

Chinotimba suing arrested Minister for US$19 million

By Violet Gonda - Self styled war veteran and ZANU PF member Joseph Chinotimba is suing Thamsanqa Mahlangu the MDC Deputy Youth Minister for US$19 million for loss of business. Mahlangu was arrested on Tuesday on allegations of stealing a cell phone belonging to Chinotimba two weeks ago. The MDC MP for Nkulumane is being [...]

ZANU culture makes it impossible to reform

A quick analysis of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) that conceived the formation of the Inclusive Government (IG) often leads one to conclude that it is an accord that largely adopted and used strong Zanu PF propaganda language to present issues which can be viewed to have been legitimate concerns of the MDC and people [...]

Tabitha Khumalo on the operations and effectiveness of JOMIC

Tabitha Khumalo on the operations and effectiveness of JOMIC

HOT SEAT interview: Journalist Violet Gonda interviews JOMIC member Tabitha Khumalo. JOMIC has come under fire for being toothless and doing nothing to ensure the implementation of the Global Political Agreement. The programme this week examines the operations and effectiveness of JOMIC, and it also asks if there are more breaches of the GPA than [...]

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