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Zimbabwe Rally Attacked, Injuring 20

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 20 people were injured when a rally by supporters of Zimbabwe’s prime minister in a southern Harare suburb was attacked. Youths threw rocks and beat up those attending the rally, called by the party of Morgan Tsvangirai, forcing organizers to shut it down. The attackers were said to belong to the ZANU-PF party […]

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Zimbabwe Prime Minister Urging President Mugabe to Step Down

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is urging President Robert Mugabe to step down because of his health and advanced age. There are reports that the 87 year old Mr. Mugabe is being treated for prostate cancer, but he has not publicly confirmed his ailment Prime Minister Tsvangirai told reporters Wednesday that President Mugabe’s should consider […]

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Zimbabwe PM Concerned About Rising Political Violence

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has expressed concern about rising political violence in the country. During a press conference in Harare Wednesday, Mr. Tsvangirai specifically blamed the police for the situation, saying they are the source of instability, ignoring the law and undermining peace. He said the violence is designed and executed by people who […]

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Zimbabwe to Sell Diamonds from Controversial Mine

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe has reached an agreement to sell diamonds mined from the country’s controversial Marange fields. The World Diamond Council says the deal was reached Tuesday at a meeting in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. It was ratified by members of the Kimberley Process, a system to prevent so-called “blood diamonds” from reaching international markets. The agreement allows […]

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Zimbabwe to Sell Diamonds from Controversial Mine

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe has reached an agreement to sell diamonds mined from the country’s controversial Marange fields. The World Diamond Council says the deal was reached Tuesday at a meeting in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. It was ratified by members of the Kimberley Process, a system to prevent so-called “blood diamonds” from reaching international markets. The agreement allows […]

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Zimbabwe President Criticizes Switzerland for Visa Denials

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has criticized Switzerland after his wife and five aides were denied visas. Mr. Mugabe said Sunday he was “surprised, if not saddened” by the decision last week, which resulted in him canceling plans to attend a United Nations conference in Switzerland. He said the Swiss are showing they are “vicious,” and […]

Zimbabwe President Criticizes Switzerland for Visa Denials

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has criticized Switzerland after his wife and five aides were denied visas. Mr. Mugabe said Sunday he was was “surprised, if not saddened” by the decision last week, which resulted in him canceling plans to attend a U.N. conference in Switzerland. He said the Swiss are showing they are “vicious,” and […]

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Mugabe Scraps Trip After Swiss Deny Visas to Entourage

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has canceled plans to attend a United Nations meeting in Switzerland this week after his wife and five aides were denied visas. State media on Wednesday quoted an unnamed foreign affairs official who called Switzerland’s decision on the visas “highly regrettable.” The official accused Switzerland of violating the U.N. host agreement […]

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Anglican Chief Asks Mugabe to Stop Church Attacks

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the worldwide Anglican church has asked Zimbabwe’s president to stop what he calls persecution of church followers in the country. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, met with President Robert Mugabe Monday during a two-day stop in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. Archbishop Williams said he presented Mr. Mugabe with a dossier describing abuses […]

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Anglican Chief Asks Mugabe to Stop Attacks on Church

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the worldwide Anglican church has asked Zimbabwe’s president to stop what he calls persecution of church followers in the country. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, met with President Robert Mugabe Monday during a two-day stop in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. Williams said afterward he presented President Mugabe with a dossier describing a […]

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