» Mbeki criticizes Tsvangirai's comment on SADC November 30, 2008
"It may be that, for whatever reason, you consider our region and continent as being of little consequence to the future of Zimbabwe, believing that others further away, in Western Europe and North America, are of greater importance," Mbeki said.
» President Mugabe should be forced out: Botswana November 26, 2008
» Send the troops into Zimbabwe, says Kenya's Raila Odinga Nov. 24, 2008
» Mbeki and MDC's Heated Exchange
The Movement for Democratic Change says it has officially withdrawn from negotiations with Zanu-PF until former President Thabo Mbeki is replaced as the official Zimbabwe facilitator of the Southern African Development Community. MDC announced this on Wednesday in response to a letter which Mr. Mbeki wrote to Tsvangirai on Monday. Mbeki wrote the letter in response to a letter which MDC secretary general Tendai Biti wrote to him on November 19.
» Zimbabwe welcomes power-sharing pact September 27, 2008
Nearly half a year after disputed elections and following two months of delicate negotiations, Zimbabweans on Sept. 15 welcomed the signing of a unity government agreement by President Robert Mugabe and opposition politicians.
» Zimbabwe: Power-sharing deal hailed September 13, 2008
Ordinary Zimbabweans, political parties, analysts, church leaders, captains of industry, trade unions, the United Nations and the European Union have hailed the signing of a power-sharing deal by Zanu-PF and the two MDC formations.
» Zambian president Mwanawasa dies in France, aged 59 August 20, 2008
» Zambia's Levy Mwanawasa, 'Darling of the West' August 20, 2008
His temerity in criticising Mugabe - in stark contrast to the much-criticised quiet diplomacy of South African President Thabo Mbeki - won him the enmity of the Harare regime who portrayed him as a puppet of old colonial power Britain. Western powers meanwhile warmed to him, with European nations stumping up $160m in aid for Zambian poverty eradication programmes for 2008.
» The West can go to hell - Mutambara August 20, 2008
Mutambara said the negotiations, currently being brokered by President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, are driven by 'national interest' and the West should not interfere.
» Mutambara interview on ABC August 20, 2008
The following is the full transcript of an interview by Movement for Democratic Change faction leader, Professor Arthur Mutambara on ABC's 'Saturday Extra' programme. The interview was given before the Southern African Development Community's annual summit held last weekend.
» What is on offer now is what is practicable - Ncube August 20, 2008
» Mugabe's Biggest Sin: Anglo-American and Chinese interests clash
over Zimbabwe's strategic mineral wealth July 30, 2008
Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, presides over one of the world's richest minerals treasures, the Great Dyke region, which cuts a geological swath across the entire land from northeast to southwest. The real background to the pious concerns of the Bush Administration for human rights in Zimbabwe in the past several years is not Mugabe's possible election fraud or his expropriation of white settler farms. It is the fact that Mr. Mugabe has been quietly doing business, a lot of it, with the one country which has virtually unlimited need of strategic raw materials Zimbabwe can provide–China. Mugabe's Zimbabwe is, along with Sudan, on the central stage of the new war over control of strategic minerals of Africa between Washington and Beijing, with Moscow playing a supporting role in the drama. The stakes are huge.
» Sanctions hurting ordinary folk – Gono July 30, 2008
THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor says sanctions imposed by the West are not just targeted at individual politicians as claimed by Western governments and related media, but are hurting 'ordinary folk' and are tantamount to a direct attack on press freedom.
» Gono urges national cohesion and unity of purpose July 30, 2008
» Recalled Italian ambassador returns to Zimbabwe July 30, 2008
» Burma and Zimbabwe witness the last gasps of the supreme
global sheriff July 30, 2008
The west can no longer impose its will on the increasingly powerful and self-confident nations of the developing world
» Negotiators urged to avoid the media July 29, 2008
Dr Ndlovu reminded the negotiators that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Zanu PF and the two MDC parties categorically bars them from discussing details of the talks or to negotiate in the media, as that would jeopardize the process.
» Mbeki says talks not deadlocked July 29, 2008
President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa on Tuesday denied rumours that talks between Zimbabwe's main political parties had hit deadlock as reported by sections of the international and independent Zimbabwean media.
» US Prepared To Help If Talks Succeed July 28, 2008
The United States government says it has imposed further sanctions against the government of President Mugabe as a way of ensuring that the ruling Zanu PF party negotiates in good faith at the ongoing talks in South Africa scheduled to end next week.
» Zimbabwe crisis puts Zuma above Odinga July 27, 2008
The West, especially the British, had been trying to push Zuma to swallow their bait by publicly criticising Robert Mugabe thus driving a dangerous wedge between him and President Thabo Mbeki who has been pursuing quiet but fruitful diplomacy to defuse the problems in Zimbabwe. Thankfully, Zuma had the courage to reiterate what leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have repeatedly made clear on many occasions. They have said the West exaggerates the crisis in Zimbabwe, that we have had problems on the continent but the West does not raise the alarm as it has done regarding Zimbabwe; we had millions dying in Angola, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and northern Uganda, but the West kept silent.
» MoU: Dining Tsvangirai, Deigning the British July 26, 2008
» MoU softens EU stance on Zimbabwe July 26, 2008
» Zimbabwe: Makumbe fails to substantiate violence claims July 26, 2008
Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Oliver Mandipaka said they visited Makumbe at his University of Zimbabwe offices to verify the authenticity of his allegations. "He only referred the officers who quizzed him to a hostile newspaper, The Zimbabwean, and said he had got some of his information from the pirate radio station run by Voice of America," he said. Police have since dismissed Makumbe's claims saying they were unfounded and meant to cause alarm and despondency.
Pan-African, independent and civil society labels are now being applied to hawkish, imperialistic and anti-Black African groups that are funded by the US and European powers in collaboration with White settlers in Zimbabwe for the purpose of demonizing President Robert Mugabe and coercing regime change in Zimbabwe. The fact that there are Black Africans in these groups does not make them any less anti-Black African or free from European manipulations.
Pan-Africanists logic and conviction deduces that because imperialism is an enemy of Africa and we are Africans then the enemies of Africa and/or Zimbabwe are our enemies. Right now imperialism's most pronounced and pointed attack on Africa is in Zimbabwe. When imperialism attacks Zimbabwe it is attacking us. This is our logic.
— Netfa Freeman
Clearly, Mugabe's capital crime was to displace White privilege in Zimbabwe and personally stand up to the White establishment in London and Washington.
— Timothy Kalyegira
Interview: Zimbabwe Ambassador
Should an election be carried out when a country is under sanctions and it has been made clear to the electorate that the sanctions will be lifted only if the opposition party is elected?
Should a political party which is the creation of, and is funded by, hostile foreign forces, and whose program is to unlatch the door from within to provide free entry to foreign powers to establish a neo-colonial rule, be allowed to freely operate?
Should the leaders of an opposition movement that takes money from hostile foreign powers and who have made plain their intention to unseat the government by any means available, be charged with treason?
These are the questions that now face (have long faced) the embattled government of Zimbabwe, and which it has answered in its own way, and which other governments, at other times, have answered in theirs.
Mr Mbeki said those who fought for a democratic Zimbabwe "with thousands paying the supreme price during the struggle, and forgave their oppressors and torturers in a spirit of national reconciliation, have been turned into repugnant enemies of democracy".
In a direct reference to Britain, he said: "Those who, in the interest of their [white] 'kith and kin', did what they could to deny the people of Zimbabwe their liberty, for as long as they could, have become the eminent defenders of the democratic rights of the people of Zimbabwe."
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Contrary to what is implied, many Africans (people of African descent) interpret Zimbabwean developments, not necessarily through romanticism, but with a valid rejection of imperialism's 'mania for regime change'. Too often has the public seen leaders and countries demonized simply as a prelude for this policy.
Before the Mugabe Government started uprooting the white farmers in 2000, this Government kept inflation at 5 percent, 8 percent (or 11 percent in difficult years.) How, then, does a country with all the same factors and leaders from 1980 to 2000 suddenly (because the white commercial farmers have been uprooted) see inflation soar to world record levels in a space of just six years starting in 2000? And how is it that a stable Zimbabwe has an inflation rate 1 500 times higher than Somalia, a country without a govt since 1991?
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to the overwhelming Eurocentric campaign to demonize President Robert Mugabe over the land reclamation exercise.