Articles tagged 'ngos'

Govt's threats to NGOs dangerous 13 December 2018 HARARE - Government's stern warning to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) accused of meddling in politics should not be taken lightly. Acting Social Welfare minister Kazembe Kazembe said his office had received several reports that can lead to the withdrawal of licences from NGOs in the cou...
Zanu PF steps up NGO surveillance 29 December 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF has launched an invasive mass surveillance of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and health workers in a move that risks violating their right to privacy and freedom of expression. A Zanu PF central committee report that was presented before ...
Donors trying to set Africa agenda, says Chinamasa 9 May 2016 HARARE - Western aid donors should take note of Africa's changing priorities, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. Speaking at the 25th anniversary of the African Capacity Building Foundation last week, Chinamasa urged the continent to beware of development partners who mean well but g...
MDC slams Mugabe over NGOs threat 3 February 2016 HARARE - Welshman Ncube's opposition MDC has criticised President Robert Mugabe for attempting to ban what he deems to be undesirable non-governmental organisations. Mugabe raised the spectre of banning the operations of charities in Zimbabwe in his address at the African Union on Saturday, an...
Mugabe's threats to ban NGOs ill-advised 2 February 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Monday threat to NGOs and civil society organisations is disturbing. If the president makes good his threat that aid agencies “must remain in their countries”, never mind that these groups do not receive any money from the Zimbabwean taxpayer, then the country ...
Mugabe threatens aid groups, charities unfazed 2 February 2016 HARARE - International charities working to stem chronic disease and hunger in crisis-torn Zimbabwe are facing increased threats of expulsion from the country for allegedly promoting “regime change”, with charities insisting they are here to advance development. This comes amid an increasing t...
Govt afraid to ratify protocol on torture 13 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe is afraid to ratify the optional protocol on the Convention Against Torture (Cat) as government is paranoid that the behaviour of some of its State institutions may invoke legal penalties, a Zimbabwe NGO Forum official has said. [GoogleAd] Lloyd Kuveya told the Daily News ...
Chikomo summoned for trial 11 July 2013 HARARE - Abel Chikomo, the executive director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, has been summoned to stand trial on charges of running an unregistered organisation. Chikomo was served with summons by two police officers only identified as Detective Gandidzanwa and Chipwanya to stand trial o...
Top official reads riot act on NGOs 13 February 2013 HARARE - A senior government official has ordered Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in Murewa to submit monthly reports to the district administrator (DA) s office. Phylis Mbwada, the assistant DA for Murewa, accused humanitarian groups of snubbing the DA s office. Even NGOs which a...
NGOs to report crackdown to Sadc 20 January 2013 HARARE - Rights groups in Zimbabwe have resolved to engage regional power broker, Southern African Development Committee (Sadc) and the African Union (AU) over the detention of ZimRights director Okay Machisa accused of tampering with the voters roll. Machisa s detention has raised fears within t...
NGOs seek meeting with Chihuri 10 November 2012 HARARE - Zimbabwe's non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have requested a meeting with police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri in connection with the arrest of three Counselling Services Unit (CSU) staffers. The civil rights activists were arrested on allegations of providing material whic...