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"Cash Registers Cannot Cope"

Another Zero Trick Overdue?
The cash crisis in Zimbabwe’s banking system has entered its second week, with low denom- inated notes making an unwelcome return to people’s lives. Queues in banks and at ATMs have now become the order of the day.

The low notes – 500 and 1000 – which Zimbabweans had for the past 12 months openly discarded in favour of higher notes which the central bank was introducing, are now back with a vengeance.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 November 2007 03:51

EU To Focus on Own Security

Milliband: Euro Nationalist?
British Foreign and Commonwealth Minister David Milliband has set a tone for a European foreign policy which would concentrate on strengthening European countries’ co-operation against perceived threats to Europe rather than strengthening global governance for world peace.

European prosperity and security, he said, were threatened by protectionism, religious extremists, energy insecurity and climate change as well as rogue states and failing states which can spark conflicts that would spill over into Europe.


Last Updated on Saturday, 17 November 2007 03:29

White Farmers' Case Set Down At SADC


Farmer and his workers 

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and his government are named as respondents in a test case in which a white farmer facing criminal charges in a local court for remaining on his farm has appealed to the Sadc Tribunal.


Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2007 04:55

UK Investigates Sanctions Busting By Barclays

RoyallThe British government is considering whether the participation of  Barclays Bank in a financing facility that benefits Zanu PF bigwigs is not a violation of European Union sanctions against business dealings with 131 named Mugabe government officials.

Barclays Zimbabwe, just like Standard Chartered Zimbabwe, though having some Zimbabwean shareholders, are mainly British companies and therefore subject to British and European Union laws.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2007 13:09

Grand Spectacle: Rebels Without A Cause


ImageThe so-called Leicester defiance meeting of the Tapa-Dewa-Nyakudya-Nyoni (TDNN) formation of the Third Way was billed on their website as a turning point for the MDC. I agree – a turning point for the MDC to start recognizing and dealing with enemies within, which has been ignored for a long enough time. "Idi here, Masikati.. chokwadi...ngempela?"

Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2007 04:20

Gukurahundi Film Goes International

Gukurahundi, Jacana - Sokwanele
A 25 minute film by 29-year-old Zimbabwean journalist Zenzele Ndebele,  called Gukurahundi: A Moment of Madness, has been shown to a Kenyan audience which described massacres as outright genocide and a crime against humanity.

The Kenyan audience at the weekend saw the chronicle of the events leading to the massacres, starting from August 3, 1983, when President Robert Mugabe created Zimbabwe's Five Brigade from soldiers drawn from the military wing of his ruling Zanu PF.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 November 2007 09:59

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