Articles tagged 'zimbabwe'

'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...
Parents recall children from boarding school 22 January 2019 HARARE - As the situation in the country continues to deteriorate with threats of another complete shutdown, some parents have recalled their children from boarding schools while those with children that attend day schools kept their children at home. This comes amid the uncertainty in the cou...
Dump bond notes, RTGS: Hanke 22 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe should dump its discredited bond notes and real time gross settlement (RTGS) system and re-introduce the United States dollar as a way of solving the country's fragile currency situation and reduce inflation, economist Steve Hanke has said. The southern African country introd...
ED cuts short trip to Europe 21 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has cancelled his planned trip to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (Wef) in Davos, Switzerland — which starts tomorrow — and will return back to the country this morning to deal with Zimbabwe's growing political and economic crisis, the Daily Ne...
Zim at Crossroads as horror 2019 unfolds 20 January 2019 HARARE - The palpable fear among many Zimbabweans that 2019 would become yet another “annus horribilis” — Latin for a horrible year — has become a harrowing reality, with the country's political and economic situation declining ever more rapidly, the Daily News on Sunday can report. This comes...
Human Rights Watch blasts ED government 20 January 2019 HARARE - A recently released annual World Report by Human Rights Watch, a United States-based organisation, said President Emmerson Mnangagwa and other senior officials in his administration have failed to live up to numerous promises to deliver governance reforms marking the post-Robert Mugabe e...
Hands off the market, Govt told 20 January 2019 HARARE - As Zimbabwe continues to face a deteriorating economic situation created by recent monetary policies pronounced by government, the Daily News on Sunday spoke with various Zimbabwean economists to seek their views on what government should do to save the country's economy. Kipson Gunda...
'Zim crisis could spill into neighbouring countries' 20 January 2019 HARARE - While 2018 saw new leadership being announced in key southern African countries, the region's leaders have failed to live up to the expectations of their electorates. This is according to Human Rights Watch, which on Thursday launched its World Report 2019 in Johannesburg. “The new...
Plan to embarrass ED in Switzerland 19 January 2019 HARARE - Pressure is mounting on President Emmerson Mnangagwa regarding his planned trip to the World Economic Forum (Wef)'s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week — amid Zimbabwe's worsening political crisis, the Daily News can report. This comes as plans are afoot by Mnangagwa's see...
Mawarire challenges placement on remand 19 January 2019 HARARE - Activist Evan Mawarire who is accused of treason, yesterday appeared before Harare magistrate Lucy Mungwari applying to be placed out of remand. Mawarire who was arrested on Wednesday was represented by prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa who challenged the court to uphold l...
Govt must just do the right thing 19 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's quest to have the economic sanctions imposed on the country by the West lifted is falling by the wayside every day because of his government's actions on the ground. Mnangagwa and his government are fully aware of what is required of them to have the san...
Cabinet approves new cyber bill 19 January 2019 HARARE - With Zimbabwe's Internet  shutdown still partly in place, the Information minister says that the government has crafted a new law to curb abuse of the Internet . Zimbabweans were left without Internet  for nearly 30 hours this week and the authorities have kept a block on social netwo...
ED sued over Internet blackout 19 January 2019 HARARE - Two civic society organisations have dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the High Court following a government decision to completely shut down the Internet twice in a week, following a three-day stay-away called by labour unions early this week.   In the application filed on Wedn...
Zim annual inflation rate surges to 236pc 18 January 2019 HARARE - Renowned United States economist and currency expert Steve Hanke says Zimbabwe’s annual inflation rate is at 236 percent, much higher than the official figure of 42,09 percent published by Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStats). The statistics agency reported that year-on-year...
'Govt must act quickly' 17 January 2019 HARARE - Musicians have lambasted government for its failure to address the prevailing economic situation in the country. Zimbabwe Union of Musicians chairperson Edith WeUtonga said it is high time the President Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government admits failure. “As musicians, we have been l...