Tag: zimbabwe

Nigeria’s anti-corruption pledge resonates in far-off Zambia

Nigeria’s anti-corruption pledge resonates in far-off Zambia

| April 28, 2015

(GIN)–Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing $20 billion allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during the previous administration. Muhammadu Buhari pledged to pursue the claim of former Central Bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, who was suspended last year by former president Goodluck Jonathan after […]

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Backlash follows South Africa’s xenophobia attacks on Africans

Backlash follows South Africa’s xenophobia attacks on Africans

| April 21, 2015

(GIN)–Shocking images of South Africans beating foreign-born residents residing in Durban, Johannesburg and other parts stunned the continent which had taken a message of brotherhood from former president Nelson Mandela. At least six people were killed, more than 5,000 displaced and shops were looted and razed in the attacks which have been building over weeks. […]

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Conflicting accounts over Mrs. Mugabe’s trips abroad

Conflicting accounts over Mrs. Mugabe’s trips abroad

| April 1, 2015

(GIN)–First Lady Grace Mugabe is being treated in Asia for appendicitis, according to government officials. Local media reports say she was flown to Dubai and then Singapore for surgery in January but that she has a cancerous condition, not appendicitis as government claims. Her husband, President Robert Mugabe, also spent weeks in Singapore in 2013 […]

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South Africa cracks down on Zimbabweans without papers

South Africa cracks down on Zimbabweans without papers

| January 5, 2015

(GIN)–Solidarity between South Africa and Zimbabwe seems frayed if not torn as deportations are threatened for thousands of Zimbabwean nationals eking out a living in the more prosperous country to the south. Officials say more than 200,000 Zimbabweans have applied for documents to allow them to remain in South Africa. The deadline expired on Dec. […]

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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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