When asked if the IRA should be admitted to Northern Ireland talks without first ending its campaign of violence, Mandela fumbled his reply
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Thursday 29 October 2009
At the last minute, Zimbabwe yesterday blocked the United Nations' torture investigator from visiting the country where opponents to President Robert Mugabe have been attacked and harassed. But the investigator, Manfred Nowak, vowed to go anyway at the invitation of the Prime Minister.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Sunday 18 October 2009
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will chair a weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday without members from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party, which boycotted the unity government last week, state media reported today.
Friday 16 October 2009
It is to be hoped that the opposition gets more seats in today's elections in Botswana than in previous years. This is not because the incumbent, President Seretse Khama, is not a good thing. He runs perhaps the most politically and economically stable country in Africa – and took over mid-term, after being vice-president, in a smooth transition of power in a country where every election since independence has been deemed free and fair. He is one of the few African leaders to have spoken out against Robert Mugabe's state-sponsored violence in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
Thursday 15 October 2009
A Zimbabwe court has ordered the prison detention of Roy Bennett, a senior official in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party, and ruled that he should stand trial on terrorism charges.
Wednesday 07 October 2009
President Robert Mugabe has called for a new start to relations with those Western countries he has spent years insulting for their criticism of his leadership.
Monday 14 September 2009
Sunday 30 August 2009
LonZim, the Aim-listed spin-off of pan-African conglomerate Lonrho, is mulling a secondary listing on the resurgent Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Monday 06 July 2009
President Robert Mugabe described the US assistant secretary of state for African affairs as "an idiot" after an acrimonious meeting between the two at an African summit in Libya, Zimbabwe's state media reported today.
Tuesday 30 June 2009
The troubled unity government of Zimbabwe is locked in a "make or break" battle over the constitution that could see the party of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai walk out.
Monday 22 June 2009
Britain pledged an extra £5 million in aid to Zimbabwe Monday, hailing the "great signs of progress" since a unity government took office but urging more reform.
Monday 01 June 2009
Thursday 07 May 2009
A human rights activist and 14 others were freed on bail yesterday after Zimbabwe's President and Prime Minister forced a judge to reverse her decision to send them back to the prison where they said they had been tortured.
Saturday 18 April 2009
A car crash which killed the wife of Zimbabwe's Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, may not have been accidental, according to preliminary reports.
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