Articles tagged 'german'

Arda courts German investor 9 September 2016 HARARE - The Agricultural Rural Development Authority (Arda) says it is in talks with a potential German partner to ramp up production at its Mutorashanga Estate, as it also moves to secure investors to fund under-capacitated commercial farmers in the 2015/17 farming season. Arda chairman, Bas...
Third attack hits Germany 25 July 2016 BERLIN - A Syrian migrant set off an explosion at a bar in southern Germany that killed himself and wounded a dozen others late Sunday, authorities said, the third attack in a week. The 27-year-old had intended to target a nearby music festival in the city of Ansbach, news agency DPA quoted re...
Munich police investigate Breivik link 23 July 2016 MUNICH - The gunman who killed nine people in Munich was obsessed with mass shootings and had an obvious link to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, German police say. Police who searched the 18-year-old's room say they found written material on attacks. The gunman, who later ki...
Germany to enforce ban on polygamy 15 June 2016 BERLIN - Germany will not recognise polygamy or marriages involving minors, Justice Minister Heiko Maas has said. "No-one who comes here has the right to put his cultural values or religious beliefs above our law," he told Bild. In some Islamic countries, men are allowed to take up to four ...
Zim targets German tourists 10 March 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe says it is targeting to draw at least 100 000 German tourists into the country in the next four years. Germany contributes 18 percent of European arrivals into Zimbabwe and is ranked third after the United States of America and UK, contributing 26 355 arrivals, a far cry from...
Poet Gabriel lands Berlin residency 13 January 2016 HARARE - Award-winning performance poet Linda Gabriel has been selected for six-week artist-in-residency at AfricAvenir in Berlin, Germany. Gabriel's residency, at the Berlin-based non-governmental and non-profit organisation that promotes political and cultural education from an African persp...
German approves Greece bailout talks 17 July 2015 BERLIN - The German parliament has voted in favour of starting negotiations on Greece's €86bn (£60bn) bailout deal. The motion passed with a clear majority, with 439 MPs in favour, 119 votes against and 40 abstentions. Prior to the vote, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of "predictable chaos...
German MPs vote on Greece bailout 17 July 2015 BERLIN - The German parliament is voting on whether to allow negotiations on Greece's €86bn (£60bn) bailout deal. Before the vote, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of "predictable chaos" if deputies did not back the plan. The deal is expected to be passed despite opposition from the left and s...
German ex-president goes on trial 14 November 2013 BERLIN - Former German President Christian Wulff is going on trial accused of receiving and granting favours in office. He is alleged to have accepted the payment of hotel bills by a film producer in return for lobbying while he was premier of Lower Saxony in 2008. Mr Wulff - who stepped do...
Major US surveillance review ordered 29 October 2013 WASHINGTON - The US Senate's intelligence committee has announced a major review of the country's surveillance operations. The committee's chair, Diane Feinstein, said eavesdropping on leaders of friendly nations was wrong. She said the White House had told her such surveillance would stop,...
US bugged Merkel's phone for 10 years 28 October 2013 HARARE - New claims emerged last night over the extent that US intelligence agencies have been monitoring the mobile phone of Angela Merkel. The allegations were made after German secret service officials were already preparing to travel to Washington to seek explanations into the alleged surv...
EU says distrust of US may harm terror fight 25 October 2013 BERLIN - EU leaders meeting in Brussels say distrust of the US over spying could harm the fight against terrorism. A statement agreed by the leaders says that "a lack of trust could prejudice" intelligence-gathering co-operation. France and Germany are pushing for talks with the US to find ...
Merkel triumphs in German elections 23 September 2013 BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party has won Germany's election, but finished just short of an absolute majority, official results show.Mrs Merkel urged her party to celebrate "a super result" as she looked set for a historic third term. Her conservative bloc took about 41.5%...