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Hong Kong Shows The Way To Demand Democracy

hong6aHong Kong police have been clashing with pro-democracy protesters near the government complex, after a week of escalating tensions.
Dozens of demonstrators were arrested, with hundreds vowing to stay put to continue the protest.
Protesters are demanding one-man-one-vote from the Chinese government which wants to select candidates for them to vote on.  Insert: Tarisai Marikopo sustained right-eye injuries when she was arrested and allegedly assaulted by police while trying to defend her home against demolition. See more pics below.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:57

Zimbabwe IMF Engagement: Devil Is In Implementation

chinamasa2Could it be Zimbabwean finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has now been brought down to earth by the IMF, or is this another episode of the finance minister briefing opposite from his boss, which normally ends in the minister losing his job.

An IMF official six days ago told a meeting attended by Chinamasa that Zimbabwe is not special and needed to stop haranguing the west and deal with its fiscal disaster urgently.

Zimbabwe was being left behind moaning about spiteful global powers while the rest of Africa was excelling, said the IMF official, and, a few days later it was reported that Zimbabwe had signed up to the IMF Staff Monitored Programme (SMP).

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:42

Biti's Renewal Is an Opposition of the Opposition

ChikosiHerbert Chikosi The MDC Renewal Team as reported here denounced plans the MDC-T to mobilise Zimbabweans to take to the streets in mass protests, but the truth is that nameless party cannot protest because it would need to have supporters to be able to protest.

They don't have the people so what can they do? All they can be is, as they are now, an official opposition of the opposition.

One of the most consistent behaviors that the Renewal team has religiously displayed as paid mercenaries is to criticize what the MDC-T do, and especially the person of Morgan Tsvangirai.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 20:57

Why Has Makandiwa Partnered With Zanu (PF) Evil?

MilanziTo One Emmanuel Makandiwa 

From Across the Mighty Zambezi River

Dear Sir
First and foremost, my name is Esau Milanzi, born in the then Northern Rhodesia and my parents moved to the then Rhodesia when I was barely five years old. I am back in Zambia but my father’s body and those of my 3 sisters, one brother and countless relatives lie buried in Mashonaland Central where we lived happily for many years. I am MdcT because I want to be MdcT and I subscribe to the ideals of that blessed party and the red blood that runs through my veins is testimony to my allegiance.

I am writing to you in your personal capacity and thus I am separating you from the “church” you are said to lead. Please note that I have put the word “church” in quotes and that this is absolutely intentional on my part.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 09:43

Hope for Zimbabwe: None But Ourselves Can Liberate Us

CrossEddie Cross - African Herd Living in a near failed State like Zimbabwe and watching the news about the rest of Africa, it’s easy to be pessimistic about the continent. But I have recently spent time in Namibia, Kenya and Uganda. Last week I was on a Parliamentary trip to Kampala, the Capital of Uganda, which lasted 5 days.

I must say that we were impressed with Kampala – it’s a City of 5 million people, about 80 kilometers across, a major City by any standard. Uganda has had its share of the “African” disease – bad government, corruption and human and legal rights abuse; the expulsion of the Asian business community and the economic collapse that followed, but what we found was unexpected.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:48

Makarau v Mudede v Gono: Who Is Fooling Who, Zimbabwe?


Could it be that Rita Makarau (c) a judge and chairman of ZEC has finally decided to take on Tobaiwa Mudede (r), the Registrar General, and why over Gideon Gono's senatorial candidacy?

So we wake up to read that Gideon Gono, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, will not be a Senator any time soon because he is not registered to vote in Manicaland. We really care little whether or not Gono becomes a Senator. The truth is, it really won’t change anything in our lives as ordinary people. He’s just another heftily privileged fellow who happened to drop off the first class section of proverbial gravy train and is now hoping to catch another lift, albeit in the economy class. What has really caught our attention is ZEC’s new-found assertiveness, boldness and enthusiasm in applying the law and its powers regarding the voters’ roll and voter registration.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 12:30

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