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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Friday 15 August 2008
Friday 15 August 2008
Zimbabwe'S President, Robert Mugabe, has never passed up an opportunity to demonstrate his distaste for the negotiations aimed at ending the crisis in his battered country.
Thursday 14 August 2008
Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's opposition leader, has refused to be pushed into a deal that would leave Robert Mugabe in effective control of the country. The man regarded by many as the president-elect said Mr Mugabe would have to cede power before any agreement on a government of national unity would be possible.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
President Robert Mugabe and Arthur Mutambara, Zimbabwe's breakaway opposition leader, have signed a power-sharing deal, ruling Zanu-PF officials claimed.
Tuesday 12 August 2008
Andy Zaltzman loves making football analogies for political situations: he reckons the poor of the world have had "a terrible last seven millennia", and that they've made some grave errors and let in a few own goals in the past.
Monday 11 August 2008
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said today that marathon power-sharing talks with the opposition were about "little hurdles" and the rival sides were reaching consensus on the way forward.
Sunday 10 August 2008
South African President Thabo Mbeki, mediating in Zimbabwe's crisis, began meetings with President Robert Mugabe and the country's opposition leaders on Sunday amid signs a power-sharing deal is close.
Tuesday 05 August 2008
The supporters of Jacob Zuma, the leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party, had promised to bring the city of Pietermaritzburg to a halt yesterday when their hero appeared at a hearing into corruption charges levelled against him by state prosecutors. In the end they produced crowds of only a few hundred.
Thursday 31 July 2008
Talks between Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party and the opposition MDC aimed at resolving the political crisis will resume on Sunday, according to the South African President Thabo Mbeki.
Tuesday 22 July 2008
It is a photograph that will seem inconceivable to most people in Zimbabwe.
Tuesday 22 July 2008
Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, and his opposition rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, have given themselves a fortnight to reach a deal to resolve Zimbabwe's political crisis. The pair briefly put aside bitter personal enmities yesterday to sign a memorandum of understanding that launched formal talks with a two-week deadline to achieve some form of power-sharing agreement.
Monday 21 July 2008
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said yesterday that Zimbabwe's main opposition was preparing to hold talks with President Robert Mugabe's party.
Sunday 13 July 2008
The chief executive of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy, has called Gordon Brown's recent attack on food waste "well-meaning but wrong-headed". In an interview today in The Independent on Sunday, the boss of the £51.8bn supermarket chain dismissed allegations that the company wastes food, encourages binge drinking and is destroying the face of rural England. "We hardly waste anything," Sir Terry said. "Our waste is just 1 per cent. That's not thrown away; it's just sold at a reduced price."
Thursday 10 July 2008
Nearly one in four Marks & Spencer shareholders refused to back executive chairman Sir Stuart Rose at the eagerly anticipated annual meeting yesterday, sending a clear signal that they want to see an improved performance in certain areas.
Monday 07 July 2008
Britain called for tough action as well as talk in the face of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's defiance and signs of disunity among his opposition.
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