Articles tagged 'usa'

US burst ED bubble 5 August 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been dealt a heavy blow after the United States asked the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to release comprehensive results of the just-ended presidential elections based on data collected from polling stations, in a move that could open new faulty lin...
US top official speaks on Zim poll 1 July 2018 HARARE - United States envoy Matthew Harrington has expressed mixed feelings over the progress made by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration towards creating a conducive environment for free, fair and credible elections on July 30. Harrington, who is the acting deputy assistant secreta...
Diaspora to petition for Zim vote 19 April 2018 HARARE - The US-based Zimbabwe Diaspora for Democracy Inc. and the South Africa-based Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF) is petitioning government against it's decision to bar expatriate Zimbabweans from voting from their foreign bases in the forthcoming key 2018 vote. The two organisations, represen...
Tuku denied US visa 8 February 2017 HARARE - Internationally-acclaimed musician Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has been forced to cancel his United States of America tour, after being denied a visa at the US Embassy in Harare as his shows coincide with a summit of musicians from Sudan, Somalia, and Libya — countries whose citizens have bee...
Trump makes two key appointments 14 November 2016 WASHINGTON - US President-elect Donald Trump has awarded key roles in his incoming team to a top Republican party official and a conservative media chief. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), will be his chief of staff. In this role, he will set the tone for ...
Dictators panic as Trump wins 10 November 2016 HARARE - Donald Trump's stunning victory in the American presidential election, despite losing the popular vote, has sent shock waves around the world, with African leaders cautiously welcoming his unexpected elevation to the most powerful political office in the world. And with the leadersi...
Thousands join US anti-Trump protests 10 November 2016 CHICAGO - Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump. Many shouted the slogan "Not my president". Others burned orange-haired effigies of the businessman. Mr Trump will become the 45th US president after securing...
Trump elected U.S. president 9 November 2016 WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has been elected United States of America president.    
My wife will never run for office: Obama 30 October 2016 WASHINGTON - She might be the breakout star of this year's campaign trail, but First Lady Michelle Obama won't be making the jump from surrogate to candidate. That's according to her husband, who firmly told a radio show his wife "will never run for office." "She is as talented and brillian...
'Trump women accusers lying' 18 October 2016 NEW YORK - Melania Trump has insisted that her husband is a "gentleman" and that the women who allege that he sexually assaulted them are lying. She also said that lewd comments Donald Trump made about women that were caught on videotape were unacceptable but did not represent the man she know...
UK, US issue travel warnings 20 September 2016 HARARE - The British and United States (US) governments have warned their citizens travelling to Zimbabwe to be cautious of the tense political environment in the country where anti-President Robert Mugabe protests have rocked the nation. In the past months, multitudes of civilian protesters —...
'Protests not Western agenda' 20 September 2016 HARARE - Pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile says government should quickly address the demands of protesters and stop burying their heads in the sand, claiming the resistance is a Western-sponsored agenda. The group's spokesperson Hardlife Mudzingwa said Zimbabweans were hard-pressed and in urg...
'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...
Trump seals Republican nomination 20 July 2016 NEW YORK - Donald Trump has secured the Republican nomination for US president on day two of the Republican National Convention. The House Speaker, Paul Ryan, urged delegates to unite behind Mr Trump, a day after splits in the party were evident as the convention opened. The Trump campaign ...
Trump's wfe accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama's speech 19 July 2016 NEW YORK - Donald Trump's wife, Melania, has taken centre stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention but faced accusations a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama. Commentators noticed similarities with Mrs Obama's 2008 convention speech. Mrs Trump's speech also...
USAid to guard against partisan aid distribution 11 May 2016 HARARE - The United States Agency for International Development (USAid) does not distribute its food aid based on political affiliations of recipients, the mission's director Stephanie Funk has said. At a media briefing on drought response on Monday, Funk said food aid is given to families in ...
Trump 'promises to change image' 22 April 2016 NEW YORK - Donald Trump has promised to change his image, in a closed-door meeting with Republican party leaders. The businessman, who leads the party's race to be presidential nominee, delivered his message via aides, the Associated Press news agency reports. His success in primary electio...
New US envoy presents credentials 26 February 2016 HARARE - Ambassador-designate of the United States to Zimbabwe Harry K. Thomas Jnr yesterday presented his credentials to President Robert Mugabe, who reaffirmed his country's resolve to build strong and respectful relations with Washington. Thomas Jnr replaces Bruce Wharton, who ended his tou...
Obama takes action over US gun laws 5 January 2016 WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama is to widen background checks on buyers of firearms, in a series of measures to address gun violence. The plans will be announced on Tuesday by the president, despite opposition from Congress to new gun laws. All sellers who operate online or at gun sh...
I'm coming home: Mukanya 2 January 2016 HARARE - Chimurenga music legend Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is confident he will finally end his decade-long absence from his homeland. The United States of America-based music star made the promise in his wide-ranging end-of-year statement for 2015 released on New Year's Eve. “We are working...
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-Russia try to narrow Syria divisions 15 December 2015 MOSCOW - US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Moscow for talks to try to bridge gaps with Russia over the political process to end Syria's civil war. He is now in talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and will later meet President Vladimir Putin. The US and Russia have long disagreed ...
EU, USA condemn violence 20 November 2015 HARARE - Resurgent cases of violence that resulted in the death of two Zanu PF activists last week have yet again thrust Zimbabwe on the international spotlight with the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) raising the red flag on the country's leadership. With factional ...
Hillary Clinton to testify on Benghazi attack 22 October 2015 WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton is set to testify in front of a Congressional committee about the attack on a US consulate in Libya in 2012 that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans. She was secretary of state at the time and is likely to face tough...
Second Texas Ebola case announced 15 October 2014 TEXAS - A second health worker in the US state of Texas has tested positive for Ebola, health officials say. Both health workers treated Liberian man Thomas Duncan, who died last week after becoming the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US. Meanwhile, the UN's Ebola mission chief say...