World

Mugabe Beats Sanctions

  by Omowale Clay Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Jan. 30, the 54 nations of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government unanimously elected Robert G. Mugabe, president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, to its chairmanship. And Read More

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Criticizes His Deputy

FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe sharply criticized his vice president, underscoring that she is no longer a favorite to succeed the 90-year-old leader. Mugabe told military leaders and representatives of Zimbabwe’s independence war veterans on Tuesday that Read More

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Zimbabwe’s President: I’m No British Clone

ANGUS SHAW, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe says he doesn’t want anyone to be fooled by his impeccable Western style of dress and his precise, teacherly use of English: He is African through and through. “I am not British, Read More

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Zimbabwe: AU Calls Zim Summit After Pleas From MDCs

[AllAfrica.com] The African Union will convene a summit on the Zimbabwe election on Friday, after the continental leadership bloc was petitioned by the MDC formations. This was revealed by Robert Mugabe at a rally in Marondera on Monday, where he vowed that the elections will Read More

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Calls Election But His Rival Rejects The Date

[Los Angeles Times] JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Five years after bitterly disputed elections, Zimbabwe faced a new political conflict Thursday as President Robert Mugabe called elections for July 31 and his rival swiftly rejected the date. The rival, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, told journalists he would not let Zimbabwe be rushed into Read More

Politics

Zimbabwe on Path to Regain International Acceptance

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief HARARE, Zimbabwe (NNPA) – With several low-key, but unmistakable gestures, the United States has signaled that it is moving toward normalizing relations with Zimbabwe, the former White minority-rule nation once known as Rhodesia. In March, former United Nations Ambassador Read More

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Zimbabwe Lawmakers Approve New Draft Constitution

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe lawmakers have voted unanimously in the lower house to approve a new draft constitution that will enshrine democratic reforms. All 156 legislators present verbally voted “yes” Thursday. A new constitution was accepted by 95 percent of the vote in a Read More