China Pledges US$60bn In Loans To African Countries

Xi Jinping (second from left) at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Johannesburg. (DIRCO ZA) Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged US$60 billion to African countries for the next three years in loans and grants at the China-Africa Summit being held in South Africa. US$156 million was pledged for drought stricken countries in Africa for mitigation purposes. President Xi said the relationship between Africa and China is built on win-win basis, citing the construction of…

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‘President Xi Jinping Interests Are To Colonise Zimbabwe And Spread Chinese Empire From Cape To Cairo’-Biti

‘President Xi Jinping Interests Are To Colonise Zimbabwe And Spread Chinese Empire From Cape To Cairo’-Biti

FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti has blasted the recent visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying Chinese investment in Zimbabwe was akin to a second colonisation. Biti, who was treasury chief in the last coalition government, now leads the opposition Progressive Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking at a press conference held after the appointment of PDP’s national secretaries, Biti said Jinping’s visit was not different from the 1890’s Pioneer Column’s invasion of Zimbabwe. “This week’s visit…

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Pistorius Guilty Of Reeva Steenkamp’s Murder As Court Overturns Previous Conviction

Pistorius Guilty Of Reeva Steenkamp’s Murder As Court Overturns Previous Conviction

Athlete faces jail term of at least 15 years after supreme court of appeal in South Africa criticises his inconsistent testimony. South Africa’s supreme court of appeal has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, overturning a previous conviction for culpable homicide. The court has ordered the original trial judge in Pretoria to impose a harsher sentence. No date has been set for this hearing. The minimum sentence for murder is 15…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping In South Africa To Boost China-Africa Cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Wednesday for his second visit to the “rainbow nation” since becoming China’s head of state. Besides meeting with South African leaders in an effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Xi will also co-chair with his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, a summit on China-Africa cooperation in Johannesburg. The South African side gave Xi a grand welcoming ceremony on Wednesday, during which a 21-gun salute was sounded and the two presidents…

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Grace Mugabe Blasts NGOs For Feeding Starving People ,Claiming NGOs Are Anti-Zanu? ?

The First Lady, Grace Mugabe, who is also the Zanu PF Secretary for Women Affairs, has slammed non-governmental organisations (NGOs), for giving people food. She claims that NGOs tell people to stop supporting Zanu-PF. Addressing  Zanu PF supporters (mostly elderly people) in Maphisa, Matabeleland South Province today, Mugabe, warned Zanu-PF supporters to be wary of NGOs that are meddling in politics using food handouts as a bait. “Instead of giving you fishing lines, the NGOs…

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Zim Must Emulate China, And Target High Profile Figures In Fight Against Corruption

Zim Must Emulate China, And Target High Profile Figures In Fight Against Corruption

Zimbabwe is in dire need of the foreign direct investment which could make the economic turnaround of the economy viable but such a move cannot be possible if a country is full of corrupt individuals who always see the coming of any investor in the country as an opportunity for both top public and private sector officials to fatten their wallets. It is incumbent upon the government to institute laws which empower every citizen to…

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VP Mphoko ‘Evicted’ From Rainbow Towers Hotel Presidential Suite For President XI Jinping Accomodation

VP Mphoko ‘Evicted’ From  Rainbow Towers Hotel Presidential Suite For President XI Jinping Accomodation

VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko, who has been staying at Harare’s Rainbow Towers Hotel, was Tuesday asked to vacate the presidential suite to make way for visiting Chinese President XI Jinping. The Chinese leader jetted into Zimbabwe Tuesday morning for a two-day visit and was due to leave Wednesday for South Africa. Mphoko has been staying at the hotel with his family for almost a year at the expense of the state, defying calls from residents,…

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AirZimbabwe Abandons Over 20 Judges In Victoria Falls, Who Eventually Resort To Hiking Back To Harare

OVER 20 judges of the Supreme, High and Labour courts are stranded at Victoria Falls Airport over the past two days after Air Zimbabwe failed to pick them up despite that they had return tickets. It is not like they [Air Zimbabwe] have refused. They have developed problems and we have been kept aware of developments by Air Zimbabwe. We are looking at about 20 judges, who are in Victoria Falls. Everything will be resolved,”…

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Poor justice Delivery System As Suspects Are Held For Up To Six Years Without Trial

Poor justice Delivery System As Suspects Are Held For Up To Six Years Without Trial

LOCAL human rights lawyers have expressed concern at delays in the justice system, revealing that suspects have gone for six years without trial while illegal immigrants are also languishing in jail for up to three years awaiting deportation. The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) revealed the delays in its “State of the justice delivery system in Zimbabwe” report launched in Harare on Monday. “(The delays have) negatively impacted on the right of citizens to…

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