In front of leaders from around the world, South Africa’s current President was derided as Nelson Mandela was honoured
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Wednesday 24 December 2008
Prosecutors today charged former Zimbabwean newscaster Jestina Mukoko and nine other opposition activists with plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government.
Wednesday 24 December 2008
Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu has accused South Africa of betraying its legacy of struggling against apartheid by failing to take strong action against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
Sunday 21 December 2008
The United States effectively withdrew support for Zimbabwe’s stalled power-sharing deal today, as the opposition Movement for Democratic Change warned that it would boycott another sham election.
Wednesday 17 December 2008
Perence Shiri is a name that will permanently be connected to the worst crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe.
Saturday 13 December 2008
President Robert Mugabe's claim that there was "no cholera" in Zimbabwe was sarcasm, the country's state newspaper reported yesterday. Mr Mugabe's spokesman, George Charamaba, said the President's comments on Thursday were "sarcastic" and that the outbreak had been contained. The opposition called his remarks about the epidemic that has killed nearly 800 "careless and reckless". The UN says the death toll is 783, with more than 16,000 cases. Cholera has spread rapidly because of Zimbabwe's under-nourished people, crumbling health care and lack of clean water. Last week, the country declared a health emergency. AP
Thursday 11 December 2008
President Robert Mugabe declared today that there was "no cholera" in Zimbabwe and the country's health crisis was over, even as the United Nations raised the death toll from the epidemic to 783.
Wednesday 10 December 2008
Wednesday 03 December 2008
Is the alliance of forces that has kept Robert Mugabe in power finally starting to crack? For more than a decade now Zimbabweans have watched their once-prosperous country slide into penury and decay. Their government's mismanagement has brought hunger, disease, plunging life-expectancy, joblessness and hyperinflation to a land that was at one time the breadbasket of Africa. As the months and years have passed, and Mr Mugabe secured his power by fair means or foul, one could only marvel at people's forbearance. Every forecast that Zimbabwe could survive not a moment longer was disproved, as people somehow found a way.
Wednesday 26 November 2008
First the famine; now the disease. Zimbabweans are being subject to afflictions of a truly biblical ferocity. An outbreak of cholera, as we report today, is likely to have already killed thousands. New cases are appearing daily.
Tuesday 25 November 2008
Zimbabwe's political rivals will meet in South Africa today for talks to end a political deadlock, amid mounting pressure from regional leaders for a deal to prevent the humanitarian crisis becoming still worse.
Tuesday 04 November 2008
It Is the thing every meglomaniac has dreamed of and every sane person has feared.
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