Articles tagged 'zimbabwe'

DeMbare optimistic. . . MaBlanyo ready to unleash West African trio 3 April 2019 HARARE giants Dynamos are optimistic they can secure work permits for their West African trio and register them with the Premier Soccer League in time for Sunday's clash with Hwange at Rufaro Stadium.
Rights violations  against women go  unreported: ZHRC 15 March 2019 The majority of human rights violations against women go unreported, highlighting the country's “deafening silence” around sexual violence amid claims victims fear being blamed, Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has said.
Agric funding drops by 9pc 13 March 2019 Zimbabwe Association of Micro Finance Institutions (Zamfi) says agricultural lending for the last quarter of 2018 declined by nine percent on the back of perceived risk in agriculture which was predicted by the Meteorological Services Department during the period.
US lawyers slam Zim breakdown of law, order 1 February 2019 HARARE - The American Bar Association (ABA) yesterday said it was deeply concerned about the ongoing unrest in Zimbabwe, arbitrary arrests and the fast-tracking of trials without due process protections. This comes after Zimbabwean lawyers staged a demo at the Constitutional Court on Tuesday t...
Chamisa fears for his life. . . warms up to dialogue 30 January 2019 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says his life is now in danger following his harassment by State security agents over the weekend, the Daily News can report. The opposition leader, who disputes President Emmerson Mnangagwa's presidency and legitimacy, was harassed twice by overzealous State...
UK-based Zim businessman keen to promote twinning links 29 January 2019 HARARE - A UK-based Zimbabwean businessman has mooted a plan to form twinning links between several local authorities and those in the Diaspora — something which could attract foreign funding. Spearheading the idea is Trust Simbarashe Gushure — an international business ambassador for the City...
Fuel queues ease after prices rise 28 January 2019 HARARE - Long fuel queues were once among the most common sights on Zimbabwe's busy streets, but the snaking lines of cars waiting to refuel have disappeared in the past week following a 150 percent price hike. Queues outside pump stations used to stretch for kilometres. But the situation is c...
Crackdown mars ED's re-engagement efforts 28 January 2019 HARARE - When he got into power on the back of a military coup back in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa laid down a programme that would have been a marvel to listen to for any observer. After being confirmed through the July 30, 2018 elections, albeit winning by a wafer-thin margin...
OP-ED: Zim dared to hope, then the military arrived 28 January 2019 HARARE - Robert Mugabe is gone, but the army remains at the centre of our political life. Until that changes, the violence won’t stop.  Like the fleeting blossom of Jacaranda trees in spring, faith in the government of Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has waned, following another roun...
'Send soldiers back to barracks' 28 January 2019 HARARE - President  Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is under withering pressure to immediately withdraw troops deployed across large swathes of urban areas following protests over fuel price hikes. This comes as soldiers are being accused of viciously beating up residents in high density subur...
Military brutality now global crisis for ED 27 January 2019 HARARE - The ongoing savage crackdown by the military against innocent civilians — including killings, rape, torture and horrendous beatings of law-abiding citizens — has become a full-blown international human rights crisis for President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government, the Daily News on S...
ED justifies Internet shutdown 27 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the blockade on Internet connections and social media services imposed during violent protests against the 150 percent fuel price hike does not mean he was intolerant to criticism but was a key decision meant to temporarily restrict access to prevent...
SA cranks up heat on ED 26 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe has once again attracted unwanted global interest in the wake of the trail of terror left by the country's security forces. In an unusually candid rebuke of Zimbabwe, President Cyril Ramaphosa's governing African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa — a sister liberation m...
Evan Mawarire remanded in custody 26 January 2019 HARARE - Activist and cleric Evan Mawarire — who is facing treason charges — has been further remanded to Tuesday while a High Court judge goes through bail application arguments. Mawarire was arrested last week on Wednesday on subversion charges in the wake of violent anti-government protests...
'Talks offer last chance for Zim' 24 January 2019 HARARE - The ball is now firmly in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's court to ensure that his mooted dialogue with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and other key stakeholders kicks off soon, and in earnest — without allowing hardliners in Zanu PF to once again sabotage the process, analysts say. ...
Ramaphosa angers Zimbabweans 24 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabweans have expressed anger at South African president Cyril Ramaphosa's claims that the country was on the path to democracy, at a time when at least 12 people were shot dead for exercising their constitutional right to demonstrate. Speaking at the International Labour Organisat...
Talks offer last chance for Zimbabwe 24 January 2019 HARARE - The ball is now firmly in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's court to ensure that his mooted dialogue with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and other key stakeholders kicks off soon, and in earnest — without allowing hardliners in Zanu PF to once again sabotage the process, analysts say. ...
ED goes after rogue soldiers and invites Chamisa, for talks 23 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who first swept to power through a popular military coup in November 2017 — yesterday vowed to bring to book rogue members of Zimbabwe's gung-ho military who left a trail of blood around the country during last week's fuel protests. Analysts who spoke to ...
Chamisa raises alarm over security situation 23 January 2019 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC yesterday said it had written to the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) to swiftly intervene in the deteriorating security and economic situation claiming that hundreds of its party officials includi...
China calls for dialogue in Zimbabwe 23 January 2019 HARARE - Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Huang Ping has called for a national dialogue as he condemned the social unrest that took place last week saying strikes and vandalism will not rescue Zimbabwe's economy. Speaking at the Tour Africa — New Horizon in Zimbabwe launch Ping said: “We must ma...
We won't impeach Mnangagwa: MDC 23 January 2019 HARARE - MDC legislators said they were not going to be used by Zanu PF to fight their factional battles through the planned impeachment of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. This comes amid high fears over the plot to impeach Mnangagwa who initially swept into office in November 2017, following a ...
ED should head straight to work 23 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's arrival from his Eurasian sojourn must signal the start of serious interventions to solve the country's crises. The majority of urban Zimbabweans and others resident in other parts of the country heeded the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions call to stay ...
Plot to topple ED unmasked 22 January 2019 HARARE - Serious fresh ructions have emerged in Zanu PF, resulting in two prominent members of the former liberation movement revealing explosive details over the past few days of an apparent plot to topple President Emmerson Mnangagwa from power, the Daily News can report. So serious is the p...
UK urged to suspend aid to Zim 22 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's re-engagement efforts will suffer a huge blow as calls for the United Kingdom (UK) government to withdraw its foreign aid and support to Zimbabwe's mount. This comes as UK has been aiding Zimbabwe for years now with 3 000 bicycles being donated last week...
State brutality won't help economy: ZHRC 22 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has condemned security forces' brutality saying heavy-handedness on protesters does not fix the economy. This comes after Zimbabwe witnessed one of its first ever deadly anti-government protests against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administrat...