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Walls Closing In: US Senator Calls for Real Zimbabwe Sanctions

bob corkerWalls are closing in on  Zanu (PF)'s misguided policies as the chairman of United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SCFR), Bob Corker, has started moving to block new lending to Zimbabwe by the IMF, the World Bank and the African Development Bank.

The senator has told the Obama administration that Zimbabwe must first show progress on rule of law and human rights, a position which is actually the current legal position since the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act was passed in 2001, but which successive administrations, including Obama's, have been ignoring.

Current US law requires the President to make a number of certifications including the restoration of the rule of law in Zimbabwe; satisfactory election conditions; equitable, legal, and transparent land reform; and the subordination of the security forces to civilian authority as the necessary conditions for a U.S. vote in support of Zimbabwe’s arrears clearance at an international financial institution. 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:49

Robert Mugabe Day Proposed

As Zanu PF moves to consider Robert Mugabe's legacy by setting aside his birthday as a holiday, we start publishing here any material available on the internet that can help the decision makers. Reader please feel free to send in any material, texts, links, embed codes, photos, songs ...we will publish all. Send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We start with two films on the Gukurahundi period soon after independence

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:57

Zimbabwe Grand Coalition: Beware Wolves In Sheeps' Clothing

bitimujuruJoiZimbabweans should be warned against a new attempt to sabotage the opposition, but which the Zimbabwe Independent unbelievably referred to as "what could be the biggest push to end President Robert Mugabe’s 36-year rule."

mangoma200cormadhuku180They were referring to a meeting last week at which lawyers Tendai Biti and Lovemore Madhuku, both leaders of tiny and insignificant political parties, one Emilia Mukaratirwa,vice-president of Dumiso Dabengwa's Zapu, which has failed to make a mark even in its stronghold of Matebeleland, and Elton Mangoma, appointed Tendai Biti to lead negotiations for the formation of what they are calling a grand coalition with Dr Joice Mujuru's People First.

The elephant that is not in the room is the MDC-T led by Morgan Tsvangirai which has defeated ZANU (PF) in previous elections and still commands massive following in the urban and rural areas, but which the so called grand coalition leaders have decided to exclude.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:48

Mugabe No-Show at SADC Summit Further Fuels Health Fears

MugabeBataiPresident Robert Mugabe failed to show up at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika Summit held in Gaborone on Monday, further fueling fears about his health.

Speculation started when Mugabe's office suddenly reversed the appointment of VP Phelekezela Mphoko as acting President when Mugabe went on his annual leave. VP Mnangagwa reportedly hired a private jet to go and confer with the 91-year-old dictator in Dubai where he is said to be holidaying with his family.

Upon Mnangagwa's return the President's Office announced that Mnangagwa was now acting President instead of Mphoko who had been appointed when the president left for holiday - the first time acting presidents have been changed midstream.

2012 picture of President Mugabe, travelling with his doctor and being held for fear that he might fall

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 03:49

MDC-T on Dr Mujuru, Herald and Way Forward

The Herald and other state media have been on a systematic programme of distorting MDCT President Morgan Tsvangirai's statements, including their reporting today on his visit to Bulawayo. The Herald also deliberately reported about former MDC members who left the party to join Tendai Biti's attempted coup in 2014 who have now jumped ship again to Dr Mujuru's PF as if they had just recently jumped from the MDC-T to PF. 

MDC-T Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora, took time to set the record straight in this article in which he also set out the main opposition's priorities as Zimbabwe prepares for another election, even though President Robert Mugabe's ZANU (PF) seems determined not to carry out the reforms that Zimbabwe has already commuted to in its own constitution and under SADC and UN charters.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016 03:19

Does Trump's Pledge to Lock Up Mugabe Trump His Racism?

The Republican clown who is shocking the public with his continued strength in the polls despite racist views, Donald Trump, has added more drama for Africans by saying that he would lock up Robert Mugabe and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni if he became US Prescient.

Besides the arrogance of thinking that the US President has powers to arrest foreign leaders, Donald Trump's assertion has got Africans talking about the failure of the international community to bring dictators to book.

Sanctions has failed to have any effect on the likes of Mugabe, and geopolitical interests have also seen the advanced countries supporting dictators just to avoid rivals having a foothold in that country.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016 13:04

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Bhadharai Pano