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Zimbabwe’s politburo panics over economy

via Politburo panics over economy | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Ten months after ZANU PF government claimed a ‘resounding electoral victory’ over its opponents, President Robert Mugabe appears to be struggling to prop up the

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Zimbabwe’s economic collapse alarms business

via Economic collapse alarms business – DailyNews Live by Ndakaziva Majaka  20 MAY 2014 With the carnage within commerce and industry escalating at a rapid pace, organised business has added its voice to growing calls for political dialogue in the country as

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Brazil rules out ZimAsset funding

via Brazil rules out ZimAsset funding – DailyNews Live by John Kachembere  20 MAY 2014 Brazil says it will not financially support Zimbabwe’s projects under its ambitious economic blueprint, the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim Asset). The country’s ambassador to

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Zimbabwe willing to compensate white farmers, no money to pay

via Zimbabwe willing to compensate white farmers May 20, 2014 NewsDay INFORMATION, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday said government was willing to compensate white farmers who were displaced during the land reform programme in 2000, but currently had no

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CFU demands investment security

via CFU demands investment security | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Despite government’s seemingly softening stance towards private property the Commercial Framers Union (CFU) says it has seen an increase in ‘disturbances and upheavals’ in the

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Meikles to shut down Greatermans

via Meikles to shut down Greatermans – DailyNews Live 20 MAY 2014 Diversified group Meikles Limited (Meikles) is shutting down its upmarket Greatermans store and is replacing it with Pick n Pay supermarket. This comes as most Zimbabwean retailers are finding the

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CMED lost $7 million from botched fuel deal

via ‘CMED lost $7 million from botched fuel deal’ May 20, 2014 by Everson Mushava NewsDay DISGRUNTLED workers at CMED (Pvt) Ltd yesterday revealed that the government fleet management company had in fact lost almost $7 million from the botched fuel deal

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Bhasikiti bans media from visiting Chingwizi camp

via Bhasikiti bans media from visiting Chingwizi camp | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, has banned journalists from visiting the Tokwe-Mukosi flood victims, accusing the media of falsifying the villagers’

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Let’s address media polarisation in Zimbabwe

via Let’s address media polarisation – DailyNews Live by Conrad Nyamutata  20 MAY 2014 The polarisation of the media remains a nagging national question as evidenced by Information minister Jonathan Moyo’s call last week for the media to speak with “one voice.”

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SA accused of ‘u-turn’ in Zimbabwe permit saga

via SA accused of ‘u-turn’ in Zim permit saga | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 The South African government has been accused of making a ‘u-turn’ in its decision to change its Zimbabwe permit policy, amid

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Hawks linked to Zimbabwe renditions

via Hawks linked to Zimbabwe renditions  Nehanda Radio May 20, 2014 By Graeme Hosken Several senior Hawks officials have been implicated in the CIA-style rendition of Zimbabwean dissidents. A two-year investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, overseen by the Civilian Police Secretariat, follows

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Concourt hears arguments in Zimbabwe torture case

via Concourt hears arguments in Zim torture case | Mail & Guardian  19 MAY 2014 A Supreme Court of Appeal ruling compelling SA authorities to probe alleged crimes against humanity in Zimbabwe, is being challenged in the Concourt. The Constitutional Court on

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At least 5,000 children raped every year

via At least 5,000 children raped every year | SW Radio Africa by Nomalanga Moyo on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 More than 5,000 children are raped every year in the country, gender Minister Oppah Muchinguri revealed last week. It has also been

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Zimbabwe human rights defender wants stronger institutions

via Zim human rights defender wants stronger institutions May 20, 2014 in Washington Fellowship Pan-African human rights defender, Rumbidzai Dube, wants strong institutional structures to promote accountability and good governance. She says the invitation to participate in the first ever Young African

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No room for impunity in Zimbabwe | The Herald

via EDITORIAL COMMENT: No room for impunity | The Herald May 20, 2014 The final results of the 2012 National Census recently revealed by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency have been met with mixed acceptance and views. We acknowledge that it would

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