Mercredi 17 Janvier 2018
(News Day 24/05/13)
JUSTICE minister Patrick Chinamasa on Wednesday reportedly blocked Zanu PF’s bid to push for the June 29 polls, arguing that there was still need to negotiate with MDC parties to realign old laws with the new Constitution to ensure electoral laws amendments would sail through Parliament, it has been learnt. He reportedly told the Zanu PF politburo meeting in Harare that if President Robert Mugabe were to unilaterally announce election dates, the MDCs may stall the process. Well-placed Zanu PF sources confirmed to NewsDay yesterday that Chinamasa had poured cold water on the party’s proposed poll deadline during the politburo meeting held soon after Mugabe had assented to the new Constitution. “He advised the politburo that it would be suicidal...
(Voice of America 23/05/13)
HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Zimbabwe moved a step closer Wednesday to holding new elections, after President Robert Mugabe signed a new constitution into law. The 89-year-old president said Zimbabweans had proved that they can manage their affairs without external assistance or interference. A police band is singing in Shona saying “Well done. Well done Zimbabwe, you have done it.” The song seemed fitting Wednesday as four years of protracted debate ended with President Robert Mugabe signing a new constitution into law. The longtime president, who has been accused of using violence to intimidate opponents, said the constitution paves the way for elections, which must be peaceful. “ZANU-PF versus MDC. You choose, you vote for the person of your choice. Let us...
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(New Zimbabwe 23/05/13)
Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Arthur G.O. Mutambara's address to the chamber of Mines AGM at Nyamga on Developing and Managing the Mineral Wealth of Zimbabwe for Tomorrow. THE mining sector in Africa constitutes one of the largest industries in the world. Africa is the second biggest continent, with 30 million km² of land, which implies large quantities of resources. For many African countries, mineral exploration and production constitute significant parts of their economies and remain keys to economic growth. The continent is richly endowed with mineral reserves and ranks first or second in quantity of world reserves of bauxite, cobalt, industrial diamond, phosphate rock, platinum-group metals (PGM), vermiculite, and zirconium. Gold extraction is the key driver of Africa's mining activities...
(The Associated Press 18/05/13)
Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Friday he is poised to sweep to victory in upcoming presidential elections and return the nation to the world community after years of isolation. "We are going to be new brooms" for change, he told about 500 party leaders and activists at a party conference to finalize a platform. He will be pitted against long-time ruler President Robert Mugabe, 89, in elections. No date has been set but it is expected to be held around September. Tsvangirai described his Movement for Democratic Change party as the main champion of a new, reformed constitution accepted by 95 per cent of the vote in a March referendum. "We have a new constitution, we must definitely have...
(The Associated Press 30/04/13)
Zimbabwean state election officials are dramatically inflating the numbers of electors on new voters' lists months ahead of crucial polls, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party alleged Tuesday. It said lists in some voting districts swelled by more than 10,000 names in a 48-hour period, or the addition of about 150 voters a second. "This is just impossible," said party official Douglas Mwonzora. He said a copy of one Harare district list was obtained on a Monday earlier this month. Two days later, a revised copy showed an additional 11,890 voters on the list. In other districts the names of active party members were missing or misspelled, making them ineligible to vote, raising fears of voting fraud being planned by officials...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...
(News Day 18/03/13)
POLICE in Harare yesterday raided Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s communications offices in Avondale and arrested four officials and top human rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, over charges of impersonation and obstructing the course of justice, respectively. Among those arrested is former Harare councillor Warship Dumba, director of research in the Premier’s office Thabani Mpofu, Felix Manditse and Anna Muzvidziwa. Muzvidziwa was detained alongside her one-year-old son who is still breastfeeding. Their lawyer Alec Muchadehama told NewsDay last night his clients were yet to be formally charged. By late last night Mtetwa’s lawyer Harrison Nkomo said he was seeking a High Court order for the release of his client. “We are at the High Court now seeking for her release because her...

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