Archive for ‘January, 2010’

Zimbabwe Constitution Select Committee to Select Outreach Rapporteurs

Zimbabwe Constitution Select Committee to Select Outreach Rapporteurs

The management committee in charge of Zimbabwe’s constitutional revision process met in Harare on Tuesday to take up issues that have delayed rollout of the public outreach phase of the national exercise.
Sources said the panel focused on the selection of rapporteurs who will report public sentiment to the parliamentary select committee that is responsible for [...]

The constitutional debate: What matters is the wisdom of the people

The constitutional debate: What matters is the wisdom of the people

At this moment in the political history of the inclusive government of Zimbabwe, very few may still contest the view that the current constitution crusade remains   an imperfect product of a pragmatic but hugely flawed coalition government. The constitution making process has become a new terrain for political stake building both within and outside the [...]

Why the GPA and not the Constitution?

Why the GPA and not the Constitution?

The question that most interested Zimbabweans are asking is why are our leaders spending so much time and effort in continuing to negotiate on an evidently flawed and highly conflictual Global Political Agreement when they could use that time, energy and momentum in drafting a constitution that takes in all important [...]

RBZ property attached due to non payment

RBZ property attached due to non payment

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe faced the seizure Friday of its property under a court order obtained by an agricultural equipment dealer who said the central bank never paid it US$2.1 million for tractors it had purchased.
An attorney for  Farmtec Spares and Implements said the sheriff was moving to attach RBZ property to settle an unpaid [...]

UK Government plays into Mugabe’s hands

UK Government plays into Mugabe’s hands

Tuesday’s utterances by British Foreign Secretary David Miliband give President Robert Mugabe more ammunition to demand that the MDC calls for the lifting of the embargo.
David said that his country will only lift sanctions against Zimbabwe on advice from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC party.
The sanctions, which were imposed a decade ago following a fall- [...]

MDC T to discuss Zimbabwe deadlock

MDC T to discuss  Zimbabwe deadlock

Senior figures in the Movement for Democratic Change of Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai  gathered in Harare on Friday  to discuss the way forward as tension rose within the unity government over the lack of progress in talks to resolve issues that have long troubled power sharing.
The meeting of the Tsvangirai MDC formation’s standing committee [...]

Zuma getting it completely wrong on Zimbabwe

Zuma getting it completely wrong on Zimbabwe

It is always tricky for a man to appreciate, let alone understand and, therefore, alleviate a neighbour’s problems. It appears the difficulty stems from the fact that if the neighbour in good standing directly points a finger at their wayward fellow, the former may be instantly accused of having an adulterous affair with the latter’s [...]

South Africa earns Maradona’s praise

South Africa earns Maradona’s praise

With four months to go until the start of the football World Cup in South Africa, two new stadiums are hosting their first matches this weekend leaving only two arenas out of the total of ten yet to be ready. The head coach of the Argentine team, Diego Maradona, has praised the facilities at the [...]

Zimbabwe new constitution talks halted

Zimbabwe has suspended indefinitely its efforts to gather views from the public on a new constitution, officials say.
Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana, a chairman of the select committee in charge of the process, said there were disagreements over who should gather public opinions.
He told the state-run Herald newspaper the committee also had a funding crunch and still [...]

Zimbabwe central bank is bankrupt

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is technically insolvent and is likely to collapse if the government does not recapitalize it, economists say.
The economists attribute the bank’s current woes to the many programs it launched under the former government of President Robert Mugabe, often to the benefit of the former ruling ZANU-PF party and its supporters, [...]

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