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2011-08-09 12:00:00

CLEVELAND, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Case Western Reserve University's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence will award its 2011 Inamori Ethics Prize on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa. Mtetwa will be recognized for her efforts to fight injustice in her home country of Zimbabwe. The Inamori celebration begins with an academic symposium at 12:30 p.m. in the Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence, located on the ground level of...

2011-03-31 06:00:00

CLEVELAND, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zimbabwean human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa is a hero to victims of human rights abuses, civil society activists and foreign journalists covering unrest in her country. In recognition of her tremendous contributions, she will be honored with Case Western Reserve University's 2011 Inamori Ethics Prize. The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will recognize Mtetwa during events...

2009-09-16 08:33:50

Two hundred foreign investors gathered in Zimbabwe Wednesday to discuss opportunities in the country's mining sector, observers said. President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will address the Harare conference, titled Reviving Zimbabwe's Mining Sector, Clear Way Forward, The Daily Nation in Nairobi, Kenya, reported. At one time, the mining industry accounted for about half of Zimbabwe's foreign currency earnings, but has languished since the economy took a plunge in 1997...

2009-04-30 09:00:00

Anderson Shadreck Manyere was held alongside human rights activists WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced that Anderson Shadreck Manyere, a freelance photojournalist in Zimbabwe, will receive the organization's 2009 Percy Qoboza Award at its Salute to Excellence Gala on August 8, in Tampa. "The unjust detention of journalists is a violation of freedom of the press and the international community must raise its voice...

2009-01-23 13:53:30

Zimbabwe's central bank said the country should adopt the South African rand to use in conjunction with the near-valueless Zimbabwe dollar, reports said. Reports of the bank's admission that the Zimbabwean dollar has collapsed come from those who have seen a 105-page recovery plan believed to be the work of Reserve Bank Gov. Gideon Gono, SW Radio reported Friday. Movement for Democratic Change Shadow Secretary for Finance and Economics Tapiwa Mashakada said the move would create a...

2008-11-23 10:33:02

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is trying to cover up the extent of a cholera epidemic in the country, doctors say. Medics protesting outside the Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare were beaten by riot police last week as they called for Mugabe to provide drugs and intravenous drips for cholera victims, The Sunday Times of London reported. The doctors said the government is paralyzed by the cholera crisis and is only interested in covering it up so as not to show any weakness while...

2008-10-28 09:00:11

African leaders called Tuesday for a full summit meeting of the 14-member Southern African Development Community to discuss Zimbabwe, officials said. The call came after mediation efforts to resolve a political deadlock between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister-designate Morgan Tsvangirai on sharing power in the country have failed to produce any results, the New York Times reported. An overnight session in Harare led by South Africa, Angola, Mozambique and Swaziland...

2008-10-20 15:00:13

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he missed power-sharing talks in Swaziland because he was denied a passport by President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change, was scheduled to arrive in Swaziland Monday to discuss the stalemate in power-sharing talks between the MDC and Mugabe's ZANU-PF party. He was set to meet with a regional bloc of nations known as the Southern African Development Community, but failed to arrive...

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2008-10-14 13:00:00

Famine on a scale never before seen in Zimbabwe is quickly and quietly overtaking the country, aid workers said. Emaciated children are dying a rate that is overwhelming rural hospitals and is even spreading to sections of the urban middle classes as a result of an economic catastrophe brought about by President Robert Mugabe's policies, The Times of London reported Tuesday. The newspaper said that an undercover 600-mile journey through Zimababwe's Manicaland province revealed exhausted...


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