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Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Under Pressure

PRIME MINISTER Morgan Tsvangirai is expected to come under pressure from members of the MDC-T National Council meeting in Masvingo today as frustration grows in his party over failure to resolve outstanding issues in the Global Political Agreement. Senior party officials are among those who have become disillusioned as hardliners aligned to...

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Says Government Facing Problems With Hardliners

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Wednesday that hardliners from the old regime are endangering the lives of all Zimbabweans. In a blistering speech at the launch of the government's 100 Day Plan in Harare, Tsvangirai said hardliners' violations of the rule of law and of the agreement that created the inclusive government, were holding up...

Activists Sent Back to Jail in Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwean court rocked Zimbabwe's unity government on Tuesday by sending back to prison a group of civic and political activists charged with attempting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe. The 18 activists, including members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), a partner in the government, had earlier been released on bail. "Today’s...

Zimbabwen Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said Workers Must be Realistic on Salaries

WORKERS must be realistic when they negotiate salaries since it will take time for salaries to reach desired levels, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said yesterday, while the Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions urged Government to help improve salaries through the promulgation of a statutory instrument for a rationalised salary structure....

Media Indaba Revised of Zimbabwe After Boycott Threats

THE Ministry of Media, Information and Publicity has revised the agenda for an all-stakeholders conference to review the country's media environment in Kariba next week after media organisations threatened to boycott it. Media organisations and journalists had said the agenda, with its prospect of unreconstructed media controls, was contrary to...

Crisis Talks Between Zimbabwe's Government Postponed Amid Reports of Tensions

Crisis talks between Zimbabwe's government leaders were postponed after a brief meeting on Monday, amid reports of a tense atmosphere brewing between the country's three main principals. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara have been locked in discussion with Robert Mugabe over key outstanding issues, such as...

Zimbabwe New Evidence On Tsvangirai Crash Raises More Questions

The BBC reports that early findings from an investigation into the road crash that killed Susan Tsvangirai suggest that it might not have been a genuine accident. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's wife was killed when their Land Cruiser vehicle was side swiped by a truck along the road from Harare that heads to Chivhu. John Simpson a reporter for...

MDC has said Political Prisoners Still Locked Up in Zimbabwe

THE Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has said many of its activists are still locked up on trumped up charges despite President Robert Mugabe's claims last week that there were no political prisoners in the country's filthy jails. Mugabe and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simbarashe Mumbengegwi recently dismissed media reports that they were...

President Rupiah Vows Never to Sign Any Death Warrant in Zambia

President Rupiah Banda has said that he will not sign a death warrant for any condemned inmate despite the death sentence still being enshrined in the Constitution. And Germany has pledged to lure investors from that country into Zambia, saying the local investment climate was favourable. Speaking at State House when he held a closed-door meeting...

PM Tsvangirai Vows to End Impunity And to Arrest Farm Invaders in Zimbabwe

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has vowed to take tough action against the perpetrators of the ongoing farm invasions sweeping the country, stating on Friday that the culture of entitlement and impunity in Zimbabwe has 'stained' the country for too long. Tsvangirai was speaking to stakeholders from civil society, the business community,...

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Flew Back to Zimbabwe

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai flew back to Zimbabwe on Tuesday, after a week in South Africa following the death of his wife, Susan, in a car accident. Soon after the burial of his wife, the Prime Minister flew to Durban, together with his six children to rest and recuperate in the wake of the tragic accident that also left him with head and...

Zimbabwe’s New Unity Govt Spells Out Economic Recovery Plan

Zimbabwe’s new unity government has published an ambitious short-term economic recovery plan which portrays a vivid picture of the extent of the crisis it faces and estimates the cost of addressing its most urgent priorities at U.S. $5 billion. A 121-page report outlining the plan, entitled “Short Term Emergency Recovery Programme: Getting...

Govt Urgently Needs U.S $1 Billion in Zimbabwe

THE inclusive government, looking for US$2 billion from the region and at least US$5 billion for economic recovery, desperately needs US$1 billion over and above its fiscal budgetary requirements to meet an array of emergency financial obligations. Failure to secure the US$1 billion could cripple the operations of the new government that has...

PM Tsvangirai Recovers From Car Crash, Mourns Wife

Doctors attending to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai are satisfied with his recovery process after the car crash on Friday which killed his wife, Susan. MDC officials said Tsvangirai might be released from hospital this weekend. It has emerged that Susan was flung out of the car as it rolled over and it's suspected the vehicle landed on top of...

Doctors Fear High Risk of Drug-Resistant TB In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's crumbling health system makes it almost impossible to detect and treat tuberculosis (TB), doctors say. As a result, they suspect the country has large numbers of unidentified cases of multi-drug resistant (MDR) as well as extensively drug resistant (XDR) TB. International humanitarian relief organisation, Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF...