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Anglican Archbishop Visits Zimbabwe, Criticizing Mugabe’s Government

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, traveled on Sunday to Zimbabwe, where he expressed his regrets to thousands of Anglicans that the end of colonialism has failed to bring peace and freedom to the southern African nation. Speaking to a crowd in a packed Harare stadium, Williams said the country is now facing another kind […]

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Anglican Chief to Visit Church Under Attack in Zimbabwe

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the worldwide Anglican church is due to visit Zimbabwe, where a rebel bishop has been seizing church property. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, began a weeklong, three-nation visit to southern Africa on Thursday with a stop in Malawi. Williams is due to be in Zimbabwe on Sunday, and has requested meetings […]

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Zimbabwe to Enforce ‘Indigenization’

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe is threatening penalties against foreign firms that have not complied with a law to give black Zimbabweans a majority stake in their local operations. The government required the foreign companies to submit so-called “indigenization plans” by this week. Wilson Gwatiringa, who heads the government’s Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Board, said Tuesday that more than […]

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Zimbabwe to Enforce ‘Indigenization’

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 1:09 pm (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe is threatening penalties against foreign firms that have not complied with a law to give black Zimbabweans a majority stake in their local operations. The government required the foreign companies to submit “indigenization plans” by this week. Wilson Gwatiringa, who heads the government’s Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Board, said Tuesday that more than 700 […]

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Zimbabwean Official: No Cancellation of Mining Licenses

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 9:18 am (UTC-5)
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A Zimbabwean official says the government does not intend to cancel mining licenses, a move that was threatened to firms that did not give a majority stake to black Zimbabweans. Mining Development Minister Obert Mpofu told an industry forum that negotiations are underway with some mining firms, but no licenses have been canceled. Zimbabwe’s minister […]

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Minister: Zimbabwe to Pull License From Mining Giant Zimplats

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 2:51 pm (UTC-5)
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A Zimbabwean official says the country is moving to cancel the operating license held by platinum giant Zimplats. In a report in Zimbabwe’s state-run newspaper The Herald, Saviour Kasukuwere, the minister for indigenization and black empowerment, accused Zimplats of failing to come up with a plan to turn over 51 percent of its shares to […]

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s Party Expels Deputy Minister

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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The political party of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has expelled a deputy minister, saying she is guilty of behavior “inconsistent with the party’s principles.” The government-owned Herald newspaper said Thursday that Tracy Mutinhiri was expelled from the ZANU-PF party at the recommendation of its national disciplinary committee. The paper said the dismissal means Mutinhiri could […]

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Rights Groups Say Banks Enabling Trade in Blood Diamonds

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A human rights group wants some major banks to reevaluate their ties to banks in Zimbabwe, saying the ties indirectly support the trade in so-called “blood diamonds.” Partnership Africa Canada says the banks, including Britain’s Barclays and South Africa’s Standard Bank, are not involved in the Zimbabwe diamond trade. But the organization says the banks […]

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Zimbabwe Expels Libyan Ambassador

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe has given Libya’s ambassador to Harare 72 hours to leave the country. Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said Tuesday the decision was made after the Libyan embassy declared its allegiance to Libya’s Transitional National Council. Last week during a protest, Ambassador Taher Elmagrahi and embassy staff members burned the flag used by Libyan leader […]

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Rights Groups Say Banks Enabling Trade in Blood Diamonds

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Human rights groups want some major banks to reevaluate their ties to banks in Zimbabwe, saying the relationships indirectly support the trade in so-called “blood diamonds.” Partnership Africa Canada says the banks, including Britain’s Barclays and South Africa’s Standard Bank, are not involved in the Zimbabwe diamond trade. But the group’s research director says they […]

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