Articles tagged 'harry thomas'

US envoy apologises for Trump's 's***hole' remark 18 January 2018 HARARE - The US envoy in Harare yesterday came close to apologising for scurrilous remarks made by President Donald Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from “s***hole countries.” Trump reportedly made the remarks at a private meeting with lawmakers on immigration last Thursday. ...
Zim needs bold economic reforms: US envoy 14 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe needs to implement comprehensive and bold economic reforms and get rid of corruption for the  economy to get back on track, United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas Junior has said. He spoke as the economy is imploding, blighted by critical foreign currency shortages...
'US to lift Zim sanctions only after reforms' 16 April 2017 HARARE - The United States will only ease sanctions on Zimbabwe after there are demonstrable economic and political reforms, Washington's envoy said, after an African Union envoy maintained most of US's economic restrictions were impoverishing poor citizens. US ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Tho...
US embassy to engage Trump on Zim funding cuts 4 March 2017 HARARE - The United States (US) embassy in Harare will be reaching out to President Donald Trump not to slash foreign aid to Zimbabwe, ambassador Harry Thomas Jnr has said. This comes as Trump has proposed large cuts to foreign aid at a time of acute need in Zimbabwe. The details of Trump's...
'US policy on Zim not predictable yet' 10 November 2016 HARARE - United States (US) Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Harry Thomas, said he cannot predict newly-elected president Donald Trump's policy on Zimbabwe yet. Trump — a Republican — was elected the US 45th president, beating former secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The US and Zimbabwe have had ...
US helpful, despite politics: Parirenyatwa 29 September 2016 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has said despite frosty political relations between the country and the United States (US), he is happy with the contributions the powerhouse is making in Zimbabwe. This comes as US President Barack Obama's administration has increased funding by abo...
'US guards against food aid politicisation' 10 September 2016 HARARE - The United States (US) said it has “robust mechanisms” to ensure that its food aid to Zimbabwe is not subject to any form of political manipulation. This comes after an investigation by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) found that Zanu PF is the major perpetrator of food aid...
'Don't lose hope on Dzamara' 4 August 2016 HARARE - United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas has urged missing pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara's family not to give up. Dzamara — popular for his Occupy Africa Unity Square anti-President Robert Mugabe protests — has been missing for 17 months, after he was abducted. Thoma...
US brushes off Mugabe claims 2 August 2016 HARARE - United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas said President Robert Mugabe's claims that the West is meddling in local politics are not true, adding that America has actually increased aid to the southern African nation. Mugabe has accused foreign embassies of backing the protests...
Zimbabweans free to study in US: Envoy 2 August 2016 THE United States says Zimbabweans are free to study in the western country, including children of those on the sanctions list. American ambassador to Zimbabwe Harry Thomas, said his government supported Zimbabwean children's education ambitions, regardless of their background. “Children (o...
New US embassy to have Great Zim architecture 20 June 2016 HARARE - The new United States embassy being constructed in Bluffhill, Harare will have Great Zimbabwe architecture, according to embassy officials. The new embassy, being constructed on 16,5 acres, has been described by US President Barack Obama's representatives as a symbol of America's comm...
Zim economy in a deep hole: US envoy 17 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's economy, already at its lowest in decades, will get worse before it gets better, with the US envoy saying it will take time before liberalising reforms turn net positive, and Harare needs to bite more such bullets for a sustainable turnaround. American envoy Harry Thomas Jn...
New US envoy hopes to dine with Dzamara 18 December 2015 HARARE - New United States of America (USA) ambassador designate Harry Thomas says he hopes to dine with missing human rights activist Itai Dzamara one day. Thomas, who shares the Dzamara family's hopes of seeing him again, says he hopes the powers that be will make sure that the father of two...
US nominates Thomas as its Zim envoy 16 August 2015 HARARE - The United States has nominated Harry Thomas to replace its outgoing ambassador, Bruce Wharton, as its representative to Zimbabwe. Thomas is a career member of the US Foreign Service. The 59-year-old is now awaiting approval from the United States senate and President Barack Obama....