Category Archives: Politics

22Nov/17

Mugabe is gone but his repressive system remains, activist

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (REUTERS) – Zimbabwean activist Patson Dzamara said on Wednesday (November 22) said he is relieved that Robert Mugabe resigned as president after close to four decades in power, but said the “Mugabe system” remains.
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22Nov/17

Trump reignites feud with father of UCLA player accused of shoplifting

(INTERNET (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, TWITTER VIA DONALD TRUMP) -President Donald Trump on Wednesday (November 22) reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an “ungrateful fool” in a series of early morning tweets.
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22Nov/17

Zimbabwe wakes up to life without Mugabe after 37 years

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (REUTERS) – Former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to return to Zimbabwe on Wednesday (November 22) and will be sworn in as president on Friday (November 24) following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, according to the state broadcaster ZBC. Continue reading

19Nov/17

Mnangagwa to be nominated as Zanu-PF’s candidate for Zimbabwe president

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (REUTERS) – Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday (November 19), replacing him with Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, a senior party official told a news conference. Continue reading

17Nov/17

Trump tweets about Al ‘Frankenstien’: ‘where do his hands go?’

INTERNET (NOVEMBER 16, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – TWITTER VIA DONALD TRUMP – U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on the sexual harassment allegations against Senator Al Franken on Thursday (November 16), calling the Democrat “Frankenstein” on Twitter. Continue reading

17Nov/17

Zimbabwe’s Moyo home raided amid army takeover

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 15, 2017) – Video and still photographs obtained by Reuters on Thursday (November 16), show the aftermath of a raid on the home of Zimbabwe’s former Information Minister Jonathan Moyo in Harare. Continue reading

15Nov/17

U.S. embassy in Zimbabwe tells staff to stay home due to ‘political uncertainty’

(U.S. GOVERNMENT WEBSITE) – The U.S. ambassador in Zimbabwe has instructed all employees to remain home on Wednesday (November 15) due to “ongoing political uncertainty,” the embassy said in a statement on its website amid speculation about a coup. Continue reading

13Nov/17

UK’s Johnson apologises for distress caused by remarks on jailed aid worker in Iran

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (PARLIAMENT TV) – British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday (NOvember 13) apologised for causing distress with remarks he made about a Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran. Continue reading

13Nov/17

IMF warns of ‘disruptive’ Brexit threat

Europe’s economy is now hitting its stride, according to the International Monetary Fund. But, as Ciara lee reports, a disruptive Brexit could result in “appreciably” lower growth for Britain and the euro zone. Continue reading

13Nov/17

Human rights, killings not addressed in Duterte-Trump talks: Philippine spokesman

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday (November 13) between U.S. President Donald Trump and counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, a Philippine spokesman said. Continue reading