Tag: zimbabwe

Scathing report on Zimbabwe election debacle puts Mbeki on defensive

Scathing report on Zimbabwe election debacle puts Mbeki on defensive

| December 10, 2014

(GIN)–A formerly classified report regarding allegations of voter fraud in Zimbabwe has raised uncomfortable questions for former South Africa President Thabo Mbeki about what he knew of problems with the last election of President Robert Mugabe and when did he know it. An editorial in the widely-read local Mail & Guardian was blunt: “(Thabo) Mbeki […]

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Eviction plan in cards for Zimbabwe’s landless poor

Eviction plan in cards for Zimbabwe’s landless poor

| October 22, 2014

(GIN)–President Robert Mugabe’s land reform initiative turned lives upside down in the year 2000 and now upside down again as the settlers who moved onto lands that white farmers once owned now find themselves facing eviction by the same government. About eight million hectares of farmland owned by 3,000 white farmers in 1999 are now […]

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‘Lion of Zimbabwe’ recalls ‘Chimurenga’ on Independence Day

‘Lion of Zimbabwe’ recalls ‘Chimurenga’ on Independence Day

| April 26, 2014

(GIN)—As Zimbabwe marks its 34th year of independence from colonialism, singing star Thomas Mapfumo sent a salute “to the brave heroes and heroines who joined the war of liberation.” In a radio interview, Mapfumo—the “Lion of Zimbabwe”—recalled the time of the independence war. “When we were singing—it was about freedom, justice hence I coined my […]

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Workers: Essar steel company spreads pain from Zimbabwe to Minnesota

Workers: Essar steel company spreads pain from Zimbabwe to Minnesota

| November 8, 2013

(GIN)—From Minnesota to Zimbabwe, workers across two continents are challenging an industrial conglomerate that has wrecked havoc with a trail of failed mining operations around the world. In the U.S., the Essar Group Ltd, has a mixed legacy, with bankruptcy in West Virginia, a cash crisis threatening pension payments in Minnesota and in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, […]

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