Archive for ‘April, 2010’


Readers of Monday April 26’s edition of the Herald would have found the article Zimbabwe: Time to Walk the Talk (sic) a bit of an eye-brow raiser for more than one reason. Among these are the astonishing liberties the writer, one Dambudzo Mapuranga, takes with information.
There can be no question that Dambudzo Mapuranga’s article is [...]

Iran strikes secret nuclear mining deal with Zimbabwe

The agreement was sealed last month during a visit to Tehran by a close aide to Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president who last weekend celebrated 30 years in power, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.
In return for supplying oil, which Zimbabwe desperately needs to keep its faltering economy moving, Iran has been promised access to potentially [...]

Candid Comment: 10 years on, Chiminya/Mabika murderers free

TEN years ago, at a remote rural centre called Murambinda growth point in Buhera in Manicaland, MDC activists Tichaona Chiminya and Talent Mabika were brutally slain in broad daylight. It was a barbaric act of Zanu PF violence which is still the talk of the villagers who witnessed this sordid act of state-sponsored terror.
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Zimbabwe at 30: a tale of broken promises

THIRTY years ago, Zimbabwe declared its Independence and Robert Mugabe became its prime minister. But the dreams of the emerging nation were short-lived. “We have abundant mineral, agricultural and human re­s­ources to exploit and develop, for which we need perfect peace. Given such peace, our endeavours to transform our society and raise our standard of [...]

Zimbabwean PM Tsvangirai Deplores Corruption, Smuggling of Mineral Resources

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, speaking on the margins of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair on Wednesday, deplored corruption and smuggling in the mining sector in what appeared to be a reference to the controversial manner in which the Mines Ministry is developing the Marange diamond field in secrecy amid allegations of asset-looting.
Addressing business executives [...]

Zimbabwe Attorney General Said to Be Revising Black Empowerment Regulations

Zimbabwe’s Office of the Attorney General has stepped into a controversy over corporate indigenization, sources said Friday, drafting new regulations that will limit the exercise to relatively large companies and specify that shareholdings obtained by Zimbabwean blacks will have to be purchased rather than ceded as now worded.
Sources said the 2007 Indigenization and Economic Empowerment [...]

IMF Downgrades Zimbabwe Growth Forecast for 2010

The International Monetary Fund says it expects Zimbabwe’s economy to grow this year by only 2.2 percent, downwardly revising earlier estimates for a 6 percent expansion of gross domestic product. The Fund said 2011 growth will likely be flat.
The projections were contained in the IMF World Economic Outlook report released Thursday.
Inflation is likely to be [...]

Iranian President Leaves Zimbabwe

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (AHN) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Zimbabwe Friday for Uganda. His two-day visit divided the government and added more ire to an already contentious relationship with the South African country and its world neighbors.
Prior to leaving, Ahmadinejad officially opened the annual Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in the second largest city, Bulawayo. During [...]

Zimbabwe Constitution should strive to address the following

As the drive to enlist the populace’s views on what should be included in the would- be constitution, here is my own contribution. As a dyed in the wool democrat, I would appreciate if your respected press allows others to debate and respond to my proposals.
I have not seen the constitutional outreach people in [...]

Exiled Zimbabweans call for Voting rights

On the eve of Zimbabwe’s 30th Independence Anniversary, members of the 1 Million Zimbabwean Voices Movement UK gathered outside Richmond House in London and presented a petition to the office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, calling on the British Government to assist Zimbabweans to secure their voting rights in their own country.
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