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US Indicts Seven from Zimbabwe in Tax Fraud Case

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has indicted seven men from Zimbabwe on charges of filing hundreds of false U.S. income tax returns, netting them up to $10 million in illegal refunds. Prosecutors in Cincinnati say the seven operated a storefront tax preparation service and used the names and information from hundreds of customers to send in fake […]

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Zuma: Sticking Points Remain on Zimbabwe Draft Constitution

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma says Zimbabwe has made some progress but no breakthrough on a draft constitution. Mr. Zuma is expected to report on Zimbabwe during a meeting with regional leaders in the Mozambique capital, Maputo on Thursday. President Zuma is the Zimbabwe mediator for the 15-nation Southern African Development Community . On Wednesday, […]

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Zimbabwe PM: Mugabe to Accept Election Result

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says he thinks President Robert Mugabe is ready to give up power if he loses the country’s next election. Mr. Tsvangirai said Wednesday that he did not see any reason why Mr. Mugabe would want to bring another election dispute to the country. The two leaders competed in a contested […]

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EU to Lift Zimbabwe Sanctions After Referendum

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it will lift most sanctions on Zimbabwean firms and individuals once the country holds a “peaceful and credible” vote on a new constitution. A statement by EU ministers says they also have agreed to resume direct aid to Zimbabwe’s government after a 10-year suspension. The ministers, who met in Brussels Monday, […]

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EU to Lift Zimbabwe Sanctions After Referendum

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union says it will lift most sanctions on Zimbabwe firms and individuals once the country holds a “peaceful and credible” vote on a new constitution. A statement by EU ministers says they have also agreed to resume direct aid to Zimbabwe’s government after a 10-year suspension. The ministers, who are meeting in Brussels, […]

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Zimbabwe Bank Chief: Don’t Indigenize Foreign Banks

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Zimbabwe’s central bank has warned the government against its plan to make foreign banks give up majority shares in their local operations. A government notice published this week said foreign banks and other firms have one year to transfer a 51 percent stake to black Zimbabweans. In a statement Wednesday, Gideon Gono […]

Zimbabwe Bank Chief: Don’t Indiginize Foreign Banks

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Zimbabwe’s central bank has warned the government against its plan to make foreign banks give up majority shares in their local operations. A government notice published this week said foreign banks and other firms have one year to transfer a 51 percent stake to black Zimbabweans. In a statement Wednesday, Gideon Gono […]

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UN Calls for Suspension of Sanctions on Zimbabwe

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations human rights chief, concluding a five-day visit to Zimbabwe, has called on Western nations to suspend sanctions long enough to let the country implement reforms. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay spoke to reporters Friday in the capital, Harare. She said the sanctions, imposed to protest Zimbabwe’s human rights record, […]

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UN Rights Chief Meets Zimbabwe President

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. human rights chief says Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe blamed the country’s current problems on its past during talks in Harare. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay met with Mr. Mugabe on Wednesday. Pillay described the meeting as “very important” saying that during the talks President Mugabe outlined some of Zimbabwe’s […]

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UN Human Rights Chief Says Zimbabwe Must Prevent Political Violence

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. human rights chief says Zimbabwe must work to prevent a replay of the violence that undermined the country’s 2008 elections. Navi Pillay met with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in Harare Tuesday, as she continued a five-day visit to Zimbabwe to assess the country’s human rights situation. Pillay said the prime minister convinced her […]

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