Articles tagged 'united states'

Harsh economy grounds Amm 14 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's leading amateur golfer David Amm’s participation at the Junior International Orange Bowl Championships to be held in the United States is hanging in the balance due to sponsorship challenges.  Amm is racing against time to secure sponsorship for the tournament to be held at...
Nabbed US citizen denies plot to topple Mugabe 7 November 2017 HARARE - American citizen, Martha O’Donovan, who is currently languishing at Chikurubi Maximum Prison, has denied allegations that she wanted to topple President Robert Mugabe’s government, in a bail appeal filed at the High Court yesterday, The 25-year-old faces up to 20 years in jail if conv...
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...
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...
'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 gives $4m more to fight famine 1 February 2017 HARARE - The United States will give an additional $4 million in aid for fighting famine in Zimbabwe, with the funding coming from President Donald Trump’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar). The new money — which comes on top of US assistance was announced on Monday — and would bring tot...
Mugabe's US supporters plan counter demo 14 September 2016 HARARE - Panicky President Robert Mugabe's sympathisers are plotting to stage a demonstration at the forthcoming United Nations (UN) general assembly in the United States (US) in a bid to counter protests by pro-democracy activists pushing for the nonagenarian leader's exit. Going under the ba...
US calls for return of abducted Dzamara 13 August 2015 HARARE - The United States mission in Harare this week voiced concern over the continued disappearance of pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara, and called on authorities to redouble efforts to find him. Dzamara was abducted on March 9, by five men while he was at a barbers shop in Harare’s Glen...
Mugabe clocks 220 000km flying 6 July 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, a serial traveller now dubbed “Visiting Leader” by some of his political detractors, is expected to embark on another long overseas sojourn this week — this time to the United States for a summit on Ebola — as the nonagenarian continues to break national flying r...
US envoy rubbishes spy claims 25 September 2014 HARARE - Bruce Wharton, the United States of America Ambassador to Zimbabwe,  has denied damaging allegations that 12 Zanu PF MPs were spying for the  Americans. The beleaguered party members, all of them legislators, are accused of soliciting for donations from Washington, with US local embas...
US tapering may hit ZSE 5 June 2014 HARARE - The on-going tapering in the United States is likely to have impact on Zimbabwe’s economy, with reduced activity on the country’s stock market, according to Imara Edwards (Imara). In its 2014 outlook for Zimbabwe’s equities market, the investments advisory firm said the tapering will ...
US gives Zim $15m to fight martenal mortality crsis 21 February 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe has received $15 million from The United States (US) government to bankroll maternal health programmes. The targeted intervention is for the highly-burdened Manicaland province. This is a second donation subsequent to the $15 million extended in 2010 for maternal, new-born...
White Zimbabweans in anti-sanctions drive 18 February 2014 HARARE - A group of white Zimbabweans have joined the anti-sanctions lobby, calling on the European Union (EU), United States and Britain to lift the restrictions on Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Against Sanctions (Zas) group, which will be officially  launched on March 24, includes  former Zimbabwe ...
Govt pleads with US for cash 4 December 2013 MASVINGO - The Zimbabwean government has pleaded with the United States administration to increase funding for HIV programmes. Robert Mudyiradima, Masvingo provincial medical director, begged US ambassador, Bruce Wharton, to increase the amount of funding they offer to the country to help the ...
ANC demands US apology for Sexwale's detention 29 October 2013 JOHANNESBURG - The ANC yesterday condemned the brief detention of party stalwart Tokyo Sexwale in the United States. “This affront on the rights and dignity of comrade Tokyo Sexwale necessitates an unconditional apology to him and the people of South Africa from the US administration,” African...
'Shame, shame, shame' Mugabe tells US, Britain 28 September 2013 NEW YORK - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Thursday berated the United States and former colonial power Britain and its allies for trying to control his nation and its resources, telling them to remove their “illegal and filthy sanctions.” “Shame, shame, shame to the United States of Ame...