Tag: zimbabwe

‘Monopoly money’ draws scorn from cash-strapped Zimbabweans

‘Monopoly money’ draws scorn from cash-strapped Zimbabweans

| July 14, 2016

(GIN)—With exports down and scarce dollars hidden away under pillows, banks in Zimbabwe are running out of legal tender. Some ATMs have been shuttered, leaving minimum wage workers, normally paid in cash, with IOUs as employers struggle to withdraw notes. “We’re importing more than we’re exporting and we can’t print money because we use mainly […]

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New opposition in Zimbabwe launches campaign

New opposition in Zimbabwe launches campaign

| June 28, 2016

(GIN)—Zimbabwe‘s former vice president, Joice Mujuru, was the headliner at a rally this week in Matabeleland in one of the first public events of the new Zimbabwe People First opposition party. The newly-launched campaign promptly took on the incumbent—President Robert Mugabe—in advance of elections in 2018. Mujuru accused the government of being disinterested in the […]

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Anti-Mugabe movement takes on new life not seen in decades

Anti-Mugabe movement takes on new life not seen in decades

(GIN)—A “Million Men” march in support of President Robert Mugabe that drew thousands in support of the aging leader failed to diminish the impact of an opposition rally last month that brought out thousands of citizens concerned with the country’s troubled economy. Despite his advanced age, President Mugabe has vowed to run for another term […]

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Zimbabwe—Is a dynasty of Mugabes in the works?

Zimbabwe—Is a dynasty of Mugabes in the works?

| February 24, 2016

(GIN)—Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest president, turned 92 this week without a clear successor. His wife, Grace, however, is grooming herself for the job but will Zimbabweans favor a family dynasty even as the idea seems to have fallen out of favor in the U.S.? Political analysts say Mugabe has no clear intention of handing […]

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Africa trip provides opportunity to talk about crucial cultural issues

Africa trip provides opportunity to talk about crucial cultural issues

| December 21, 2015

By Ann McGaw Special to Frost illustrated In September, I again was privileged to spend time in a number of African countries learning about the peoples and their cultures. My 45-day trip consisted of two parts: eastern Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) and southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe). A very special event occurred […]

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World Bank unveils ambitious climate business plan for Africa

World Bank unveils ambitious climate business plan for Africa

| December 1, 2015

(GIN)—“Africans had the least responsibility for putting carbon in the air and yet they’re feeling the brunt of climate change.” That was the view expressed by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the launch of the 21st climate change conference—known as COP21—opening this week. He added: “We want to make sure Africa is not forgotten […]

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Stories of Liberian women in time of war to premiere in New York

Stories of Liberian women in time of war to premiere in New York

| September 22, 2015

(GIN)—While Liberia’s civil war is distant history to some, an African playwright has rescued the tale of five women, captive wives of a rebel commander, whose survival in a treacherous war zone resonates strongly even today. “When I first came upon the story of Liberian women, it was actually about women soldiers,” recalled writer-actor Danai […]

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Thousands march to reject political shuffle by Guinea-Bissau president

Thousands march to reject political shuffle by Guinea-Bissau president

| August 18, 2015

(GIN)—More than a thousand people filled the capital streets of Bissau this week, despite a downpour, in a march sparked by the unilateral dismissal by President Jose Mario Vaz of his entire government including a popular prime minister. The march was called “Mega Protest Against the Presidential Decree” and protestors carried signs reading “Respect the […]

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All eyes on Lesotho as southern African nation unravels

All eyes on Lesotho as southern African nation unravels

| August 18, 2015

(GIN)—The small enclave state of Lesotho, with less than two million inhabitants, is taking on major proportions for the summit this week of the Southern African Development Community or SADC. Lesotho’s former prime minister, defeated in a national vote, claims to be on a hit list of the current administration. He and other former ministers […]

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Robert Mugabe: Africa must set up own ICC to try Europeans

Robert Mugabe: Africa must set up own ICC to try Europeans

| August 12, 2015

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is advocating for his fellow African heads of state to take a stern self-determining stance against European imperialists, who have been exploiting the motherland for its labor from her indigenous inhabitants and for her natural resources for several centuries. He intends […]

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