‘US Is Reportedly Close To Establishing A Military Airfield In Botswana’

This is not the first time that the southern Africa country, which is the current chair of the regional bloc SADC, is linked to the US military projects. Speculation was rife in the 1990s that Botswana was hosting a United States airbase The US embassy in Gaborone this week confirmed that plans are at an advanced stage to set up a military airfield in Botswana. There are claims that with the planned military airfield, a…

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‘150 Somali Militants Killed ‘ In US Air Strike On Militants Training Camp

  Image copyrightAFP Image captionAl-Shabab was pushed out of Mogadishu but continues to launch attacks in the region A US air strike has killed more than 150 al-Shabab militants in Somalia, the Pentagon says. Spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the strike hit a training camp where a “large-scale” attack was being planned. “We know they were going to be departing the camp and they posed an imminent threat to US and [African Union] forces,” Captain…

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‘Mugabe Donation Of 300 Cattle To AU While 3 million Zimbabweans Face Starvation, Is Ridiculous’

‘Mugabe Donation Of 300 Cattle To AU While 3 million Zimbabweans Face Starvation, Is Ridiculous’

President Robert Mugabe has come under withering attack for donating 300 cattle to the African Union (AU) to help it become less dependent on outside donors, instead of coming to the aid of Zimbabwean villagers in the middle of one of the worst droughts in decades. The ridiculed donation of cattle, handed over to AU deputy chairman Erastus Mwencha on Thursday, was said to be an honour of a pledge to the AU Foundation made…

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Foreign Support To Any Zanu Pf Factions Is Tantamount To Financing Anarchy & Civil Strife

Foreign Support To Any Zanu Pf Factions Is Tantamount To Financing Anarchy & Civil Strife

Guilty by Complicity PDP would like to express its concern over the reptilian tendencies of some of the western countries towards Robert Mugabe and his associates in Zanu pf. Some of these western countries have allowed themselves to be fooled and stupefied by Patrick Chinamasa who goes around preaching a reform agenda while his colleagues in government and party continue to violate democratic values as typified by the recent demolitions of houses in Harare, recent…

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Tsvangirai Urges Ban Ki Moon To Ignore Mugabe’s Threat To Mobilise AU Withdrawal From UN

Tsvangirai Urges Ban Ki Moon To Ignore Mugabe’s Threat To Mobilise AU Withdrawal From UN

Morgan Tsvangirai Opposition MDC-T leader has urged United Nations (UN) secretary general Ban Ki Moon to ignore President Robert Mugabe’s recent threat to mobilize African Union (AU) members to pull out of the world body. Tsvangirai in a belated response top Mugabe’s threat at the AU summit earlier this month, last week wrote to the UN boss, arguing Zimbabweans would want to be part of the international body and its affiliate agencies. -Source-News Day

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‘It’s A Matter Of Public Record That Zimbabwe’s Economy Is In Turmoil’-Tsavngirai

‘It’s A Matter Of Public Record That Zimbabwe’s Economy Is In Turmoil’-Tsavngirai

We meet amid a serious national crisis, now worse than what it was a month ago when I issued my end of year statement. Since then, things have gotten worse as exemplified by the promised bonus for civil servants still to be paid out, with the chances of it ever being paid out getting slimmer and slimmer by the day. In the countryside, poverty levels have worsened and people have no money in their pockets,…

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‘Tanzania’s President Magufuli Threatens To Expell Foreign Nationals’

‘Tanzania’s President  Magufuli Threatens To Expell Foreign Nationals’

Africa is a continent that continues to face questionable leadership regime decisions with respect to free movement of people across regional borders. In Southern Africa, the world has seen Robert Mugabe’s controversial ‘Indeginisation Policy’ coupled with   threats to  remove all foreign owned companies and investments from Zimbabwe, followed by the inhumane xenophobic wars in South Africa which led to thousands of foreigners losing life, homes, businesses and forcibly evicted from the country in fear for their…

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Vascoda Mugabe’s Foreign Travel Budget, Exceeded By 240%

Vascoda Mugabe’s Foreign Travel Budget, Exceeded By 240%

THE government overspent by 25 percent in the eight months to August, with the cost of foreign travel skyrocketing, while revenue collection missed targets due to poor economic performance, a report by a think tank has shown. A frequent flier, President Robert Mugabe is regularly criticised by the opposition for spending millions travelling abroad at a time the Harare administration is struggling with its finances in a poor economy. The veteran leader’s foreign travel schedule…

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Zimbabwe Owing 2015 AU Subsciption: R600 Million Needed To Settle, Foreign Missions Debt

Zimbabwe Owing 2015 AU Subsciption: R600 Million Needed To Settle, Foreign Missions Debt

Zimbabwe has not yet been able to pay its 2015 annual subscription to the AU although President Robert Mugabe is the current chairman of the organisation. Nor can it pay its rent at most of its 45 missions around the world and it has not paid its foreign staff for much of this year, according to the parliamentary portfolio committee on foreign affairs, which this week heard reports of the sorry state of Zimbabwe’s diplomatic…

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Numerous Zim Diplomats Receive Eviction Notices For Unpaid Bills And Rentals

Numerous Zim Diplomats Receive Eviction Notices For Unpaid Bills And Rentals

A NUMBER of Zimbabwean diplomats based in foreign countries have received eviction notices, as the government has reportedly failed to pay their bills and rentals, it has been established. Acting secretary for Foreign Affairs David Hamadziripi told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs that some embassies were in a sorry state, as the country’s Treasury was hamstrung by lack of funds and in arrears of over $50 million. “As at June 30, 2015, our…

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