Articles tagged 'united nations'

UN launches $281m appeal for Idai 28 March 2019 United Nations (UN) secretary-general António Guterres is appealing for $281 million to scale up its aid efforts to Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, which has left over 170 people dead and over 300 missing.
UN appeals for food aid for millions in Zim 2 March 2019 The United Nations yesterday appealed for $234 million in aid for Zimbabwe targeting 2,2 million people of the nearly 5,3 million Zimbabweans who need assistance until June 2019.
UN hails Zim 18 February 2019 The United Nations has hailed Zimbabwe for posting successes in reducing transmission of the HIV virus that causes Aids from mothers to babies.
UN urges govt to uphold rule of law 23 January 2019 HARARE - United Nations (UN) has urged the Zimbabwean government to uphold the rule of law in order to attain economic recovery and sustainable development by 2030. a statement communications specialist Sirak Gebrehiwot said UN strongly believes that the current challenges in the country can o...
Fraudsters target UN organ 8 December 2018 HARARE - Fraudsters masquerading as representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao) are on the prowl, targeting unsuspecting members of the public online. In a statement, the United Nations agency revealed that there are various correspondents circulating via web-based e-mails, ...
'Only UN can deal with Gukurahundi' 12 November 2018 HARARE - The United Nations is the most suitable organ to bring the controversial Gukurahundi issue to finality as domestic instruments are not fit to address the issue, a United Kingdom conference recently heard. Former MDC legislator and ex-minister of State in the Organ of National Healing ...
Supreme Court rules ex-worker cannot sue UN 1 November 2018 HARARE - The Supreme Court has stopped the deduction of $623 000 from the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)'s bank account to pay a former employee who obtained a court order compelling the agency to pay him because the UN has legal immunity in Zimbabwe that only it can waiv...
Aid agencies rescue Zimbabwe 2 July 2018 HARARE - International aid agencies contributed $931 million towards effective humanitarian support to vulnerable Zimbabweans since 2016, the United Nations (UN) has said. The statistics were revealed at a meeting jointly convened by government and the UN in Harare last week to validate progra...
Trump snubs Mugabe 23 September 2017 HARARE - United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday snubbed President Robert Mugabe as he treated other African leaders to a working lunch on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York. Trump was joined by South African President Jacob Zuma and leaders of Nige...
Frail Mugabe struggles to walk to UN podium 23 September 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe exposed his increasing frailty as he struggled to walk to the podium to deliver his speech at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday. The 93-year-old had to hold onto a chair close to the podium for balance. He walked gi...
Rivals face-off at UN summit over Mugabe 20 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans based in the United States are planning to roll out protests against President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, at the on-going annual United Nations (UN) general assembly — but they face massive resistance from a pro-Mugabe group — the December 12 Movement which has planne...
Trump's first UN speech slammed 20 September 2017 NEW YORK - Donald Trump's first major speech at the United Nations has been denounced by some of the member nations he singled out for criticism. The US president included Iran among "a small group of rogue regimes", and said the US would "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to do so. Ir...
N Korea slapped with UN sanctions 12 September 2017 PYONGYANG - The United Nations has imposed a fresh round of sanctions on North Korea after its sixth and largest nuclear test. The measures restrict oil imports and ban textile exports - an attempt to starve the North of fuel and income for its weapons programmes. The US had originally prop...
Parly petitioned over UN-supervised 2018 vote 22 July 2017 HARARE - A Harare man — Ignatius Masamba — has petitioned the Parliament Assembly seeking to compel Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa to move a motion calling for a referendum to allow the United Nations (UN) to monitor the 2018 elections. This comes after the Constitutional Court (Con-Court...
Court dismisses bid for UN-supervised polls 14 July 2017 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has dismissed an appeal by a serial litigant calling for a referendum to decide whether to allow the United Nations (UN) to monitor the country's 2018 elections or not. Ignatius Masamba — an aspiring presidential candidate in next year's elections ...
Mawarire calls on UN to intervene in Zim polls 29 May 2017 HARARE - A pastor at the heart of a protest movement against President Robert Mugabe has demanded that the United Nations (UN) intervenes in Zimbabwe to avert another “stolen election.” Evan Mawarire — whose #ThisFlag movement led the biggest anti-government rallies in a decade in 2016 — said ...
Tajamuka appeals to Sadc, UN 4 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Pressure group Tajamuka/Sesijikile has appealed to Sadc and the United Nations (UN) to intervene in the deepening Zimbabwe crisis before the situation deteriorates into turmoil ahead of the 2018 elections. The fierce anti-President Robert Mugabe grouping said a timely intervention b...
Lobbyist wants answers from new UN chief 20 December 2016 HARARE - The outgoing secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, leaves office in the next 10 days after failing to respond to calls to intervene in Zimbabwe's deepening rights abuses. Ban, a South Korean citizen who leaves his current post at the end of the year, is being replaced ...
Zim unlikely to meet new UN poverty goals 6 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is least likely to achieve the set of global goals aimed at ending poverty. World leaders agreed last year that by 2030, nobody on the planet should be living on less than $1,25 per day, the United Nations (UN)'s threshold poverty figure, but chronic underfunding is holding b...
Rights activists slam Mnangagwa's UN report 3 November 2016 HARARE - Human rights activists have trashed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's human rights report he presented to a United Nations panel in Geneva, Switzerland, yesterday, accusing him of playing down the situation and pulling wool over the council's faces. Speaking at the Universal Periodi...
UN pressured over Zim 18 October 2016 HARARE - Pro-democracy activists and opposition political parties have petitioned the United Nations (UN)'s Harare office to withdraw Zimbabwean troops from foreign missions, accusing the country of failing to observe the UN Charter. Led by anti-President Robert Mugabe activist Sten Zvorwadza,...
Mugabe 'hurt' by US protests 25 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, without a hint of irony, yesterday lashed at pro-democracy groups — including music icon Thomas Mapfumo — for demonstrating against him during his visit to New York last week. Addressing Zanu PF supporters at Harare International Airport upon his return from t...
Drought exposes HIV patients to risk 25 September 2016 HARARE - The United Nations has warned that about 196 000 people living with HIV in the impoverished Zimbabwe's rural areas are at risk due to the ravaging drought and the deteriorating economic situation which has affected their treatment regime. According to statistics, Zimbabwe has 1,4 mill...
Zim tense as crisis deepens 18 September 2016 HARARE - The government's savage clampdown against dissenting voices got even heavier this weekend, with panicking authorities deploying tens of thousands of police and other law enforcement agents around the country in their desperate bid to thwart planned protests by fed up citizens against Zim...
'Don't give Mugabe money' 18 September 2016 HARARE - As President Robert Mugabe steps on the American soil this week for the annual United Nations (UN) General Assembly meeting — the world is being reminded of the “dangers” of rescuing his stone  broke government with a bailout package. Mugabe will join other world leaders in New York t...