Articles tagged 'west'

West must up game on human rights 7 February 2019 LONDON - Since the November 2017 coup, progressive civil society organisations in the West have warned our leaders not to forget the terrible human rights records of Zimbabwe's key political players. We have urged our governments to work together and press Zimbabwe's new leaders to take tangib...
'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...
Mugabe makes Chinamasa job harder 7 August 2016 HARARE - While Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa (pictured) is going around the West with a begging bowl, to try and rescue Zimbabwe out of a monetary crisis,  back home his boss President Robert Mugabe is singing an entirely different hymn biting the hand that is supposed to help his nation. ...
Mugabe stumbling block to Zim revival 24 July 2016 HARARE - As Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa runs around to secure $1,8 billion to clear the country's arrears to multi-lateral lenders, most experts have remained sceptical, arguing Zimbabwe's problems can only end with leadership change. In an effort that has been described as futile by mo...
Mugabe turns on his own 26 June 2016 HARARE - At a time when everyone is agreed that life in Zimbabwe is bad and there is need to re-engage with other countries, President Robert Mugabe is actually thumbing his nose at the West, something that both his friends and foes say is a sign that the 92-year-old has lost his marbles. Just...
Zim leaders must be pragmatic 24 June 2016 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa's appeal to Zimbabweans to set aside their differences as part of efforts to attract investors from across the world is commendable and encouraging. It is unusual to get such a pragmatic approach from the inner circle of  President Robert Mugabe's Za...
West welcome, Chinamasa says 23 June 2016 HARARE - As the economy continues to die, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday appealed to Zimbabweans to put aside their differences and work together in wooing investors from all corners of the globe to the country. He also reiterated government's determination to continue engaging w...
Envoys walk out of Museveni inauguration 13 May 2016 KAMPALA - Western delegations attending the inauguration of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni have walked out of the ceremony in protest. US, European and Canadian diplomats left abruptly when Mr Museveni made disparaging comments about the International Criminal Court (ICC). The US state d...
VP Mnangagwa contradicts Mugabe 27 February 2015 MUTARE - Suddenly newly-appointed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday appeared to set himself on a collision course with President Robert Mugabe when he told western diplomats that Zimbabwe wished to re-engage with the West after more than a decade of isolation which he said had cost the ...
They're fools, says Mugabe 15 December 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday ended his party’s 14th annual people’s conference with a scathing attack on the West and its leaders, branding them “fools”. While the Zanu PF strongman took aim at former American president George W. Bush, the broadside came as United States ambassad...
I'm no British clone: Mugabe 20 November 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe says he does not want anyone to be fooled by his impeccable Western style of dress and his precise, teacherly use of English: He is African through and through. “I am not British, I am not a colonial product because I am a complete Zimbabwean,” he told graduate...
Chinamasa turns to Zimra for salvation 24 September 2013 HARARE - Newly appointed Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa says sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Western countries — which he alleges had bled the economy — gave the country impetus to rely mainly on domestic tax revenue collections for survival. “The government had to prudently and frugally ...
Mugabe, West come face to face 23 September 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe will this week come face to face with the Western leaders whose countries have rejected the outcome of the disputed July 31 polls, particularly United States President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Mugabe is in New York for the 68th Ses...
Zim appeals to AfDB for help 21 September 2013 HARARE - Lean on me, When you are not strong, I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on, Please swallow your pride, If I have things, You need to borrow, For no one can fill those of your needs, That you won't let show.... I am sure when Michael Bolton wrote these lyrics for his song “Lean o...
Lets also look West 16 September 2013 HARARE - Newly-appointed Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has a daunting task of wooing investors to Zimbabwe. As long as we have a policy of frowning at their expectations, it will be a mammoth task to convince investors. On Wednesday, Chinamasa took oath of office and immediately warmed...
We'll seek support from China: Chinamasa 15 September 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe will increase economic ties with friendly countries like China to develop the economy as Western nations maintain their sanctions after President Robert Mugabe's re-election, the new finance minister said on Wednesday. Mugabe, Africa's oldest leader at 89 who won a fresh five...
Zanu PF wants to mend rift with Western countries 15 August 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF has said it will work to heal a rift with Western countries as stipulated in the party manifesto. Rugare Gumbo, Zanu PF's spokesperson, told the Daily News Zanu PF will keep its doors open for Western countries who wish to open a new page of “mutually...
Mugabe win could force West to lift sanctions 4 August 2013 HARARE - There was a time when he was welcomed to a state banquet at Buckingham Palace and knighted by the Queen. Now that Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, has claimed another election win, the quandary for Western governments is whether the time has come to roll out the red carpet and end...
'West can work with any democratically-elected govt' 28 March 2013 HARARE - Western countries have encouraged Zimbabwe s inclusive government to follow through on its agreement with the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) to hold free and credible elections, saying they were prepared to work with any democratically elected government. A delegation from...