President Robert Mugabe’s comments that Zimbabwe was the next most advanced country after South Africa caused a lot of debate in social media and other social circles. The president admitted that the country was facing economic challenges nonetheless. Today, it is not easy for Zimbabweans and other observers to agree with Mugabe prima facie. It would take a deep analysis not jingoism, for some to eventually realise that he may not have been way off the mark depending on the perspective from which one is looking at. Modern-day judgment of…Read More
10 months after he made his controversial prediction, the preacher has expressed no regret saying Mugabe will die by the 31st December this year. He made these utterances at the New Year during a cross over service in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe.
The service was held in Area 23 at Music Cross Road tent in Malawi’s administrative capital Lilongwe in the early hours of January 1st.
The prophet said First Lady Grace Mugabe “will never win in Zimbabwean politics” and had simply joined politics to “protect her ill-gotten wealth,” for which she would be soon humiliated.Read More
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe defies his age. At 91, he is one of the world’s oldest leaders, yet he maintains a punishing schedule–particularly for
Since the beginning of the year Mugabe has been focusing on international diplomacy through his dual roles as chairman of the African Union and the Southern African Development Community. It probably makes him one of the most influential heads of state in Africa at present.Read More
The International Criminal Court should drop or suspend charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto until African concerns about the court and proposals to change its founding treaty are considered, African leaders say.
The demand came in a report Saturday on previous decisions made by African Union leaders.
Mugabe, 87, told the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2011 that the ICC has no credibility in Africa.
The court “seems to exist only for alleged offenders of the developing world, the majority of them Africans”, he said.Read More
Zimbabwe president calls on Africa to harness resources for its own ends as members urged to tackle infrastructure, climate change, conflict and Ebola Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s 90-year-old president, has assumed the chairmanship of the African Union (AU) with a call for members to improve infrastructure and tackle climate change, conflict and Ebola, and with a familiar rallying cry that Africa’s wealth belongs to Africa and not “imperialists and colonialists”.
The veteran leader, who was elected head of the union on Friday, replaces President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, of Mauritania.
“By electing me to preside over this august body, with full knowledge of the onerous responsibility that lies ahead, I humbly accept your collective decision,” Mugabe told the AU summit in Addis Ababa.Read More
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should use his position as the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) to address key human rights concerns in different parts of the continent, including his own country, Amnesty International said today.
President Robert Mugabe takes over the rotating position from the Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz which will see him in charge for the year ahead.Read More
Harare, 24 March – On Tuesday 25th March, the Zimbabwe Supreme Court will deliver its judgment in a landmark sexual and reproductive rights case brought by the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA).
The ZWLA argued that the government should pay maintenance for a child who was born because the authorities failed to provide the mother – a rape survivor – with access to lawful abortion services, which she had requested.Read More
BLANTYRE—Malawi has been ranked 28 on the literacy rate record in Africa whereas Zimbabwe has for the third consecutive time been ranked at the apex of the list, the latest list by the African Economist Magazine reveals.
Malawi is on position 28 with 62.7 percent, 30 percent behind Zimbabwe which has 90.7 percent.
Education activists in the country have attributed the downfall to lack of qualified teachers and teaching and learning resources in most of the schools in the country.Read More
Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence and forced to flee with their children for refusing to reveal their vote to supporters of Robert Mugabe’s party during harmonized elections. The women said they resisted instructions from Zanu-PF supporters to feign illiteracy, blindness or physical injury, which would have meant someone else marking the ballot on their behalf, At least six women said they left home with their 12 young children after facing intimidation from village heads in Mukumbura district, Mashonaland Central Province…Read More
Tsvangirai calls Zimbabwe election “huge farce” (01:30) By Ed Cropley HARARE | Fri Aug 2, 2013 10:49am EDT (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change said on Friday it could take to the streets to challenge President Robert Mugabe’s victory in elections it rejects as a farce and which face skepticism from the West. No results of the presidential vote on July 31 have been announced. But Mugabe’s ZANU-PF has already claimed a resounding win and interim tallies of the parliamentary count suggest a massive victory for the 89-year-old, Africa’s oldest president, who…Read More