A tree that is watered at the stigma dries before any fruits. Nature and creation says; WE MUST water the roots of the tree if we expect it to bear fruits. Your organizations [then] were watering the roots particularly when you had former names like Organization of African Unity [OAU]. You asked other nations to sacrifice their own citizens for those fellow Africans from other nations fighting for liberation of their States. Today AU has monopoly to that, xenophobia in South Africa and hatred of other states is rampant and…Read More
by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG – CHURCHES, youth organisations and advisory organs of the African Union (AU) have called on Western governments to lift sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. Among the organisations calling for the lifting of the restrictive measures include the Africa Union Youth Organisation, AU’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) and Zimbabwe Amalgamated Churches Council (ZACC), which said the sanctions were hurting the majority poor people. The calls came at an AU-sponsored conference attended by members of the civic society, business community and youth organisations in Johannesburg on Tuesday (today). Jimayi Muduvuri, the ZACC Patron, said…Read More
The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries including 10 in Southern Africa. It warns that punishment of dissenting views and politically-motivated attacks on peaceful protests and the right to freedom of expression are on the rise in countries such as South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. “From #FeesMustFall in South Africa, to #ThisFlag in Zimbabwe and the #UnemploymentMovement in Botswana; 2016 was a difficult year for human rights defenders and activists in the…Read More
I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and I never got to witness the struggle that brought my country independence. I grew up enchanted by stories of the liberation struggle and as a child, one of my many ambitions was to become a soldier…apart from being a superhero with super powers. Like everyone else born after independence, I was referred to as a “Born Free.” It is a title that hints a great degree of privilege: we were born in the right time period of the right country. This is…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
Soon after independence in 1975, the country of Mozambique was plunged into a protracted civil war pitting the ruling FRELIMO party against the RENAMO rebels.
RENAMO fighters will always be remembered as some of the most brutal fighters Africa has ever seen. In the later 1980s a woman refugee crossed into Mulanje district. Her story was particularly distressing.Read More