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2009-11-17 12:30:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Gabriel, Susan Sarandon, Cyndi Lauper, and Citizen Cope have signed a petition calling on Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, to help end politically motivated violence against women. Their actions were inspired by remarks made by Kuda Chitsike, Program Manager at the Research and Advocacy Unit in Zimbabwe and keynote speaker at the WITNESS Focus for Change Benefit Dinner and Concert in New York last week. (Logo:...

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...

2008-09-17 09:00:19

Text of report by influential, privately-owned South African daily Business Day website on 16 September [Report by Dumisani Muleya: "'Inclusive Cabinet' Plan for Zimbabwe"] AN INCLUSIVE cabinet of Zanu (PF) and two factions of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) will be named this week as the first step of Zimbabwe's power-sharing deal. Signed yesterday amid pomp and fanfare, the deal raised hopes of ending the country's decade-long political and economic crisis. The new government...

2008-09-17 00:00:12

By The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - President Robert Mugabe relaxed his iron hold on Zimbabwe for the first time in nearly three decades of one- man rule on Monday, forced by escalating economic chaos into sharing power with his bitter political rivals.Thousands of supporters of the rival parties threw stones at each other outside the convention center and several hundred broke through the gates into the sprawling grounds of the convention center where the signing ceremony took...

2008-09-16 15:00:13

Text of report by privately-owned weekly newspaper The Zimbabwe Independent website on 16 September [Report by Dumisani Muleya/Constantine Chimakure: "Leaders Meet over Cabinet"] Zimbabwe's political leaders who signed a power-sharing agreement in Harare yesterday meet today to allocate ministries to their parties and assign ministers to relevant portfolios as they prepare for a new cabinet to be announced anytime from now. President Robert Mugabe would meet Prime Minister-designate...

2008-09-15 15:00:02

Text of report by influential, privately-owned South African daily Business Day website on 15 September [Editorial: "Zimbabwe's Deal"] OPTIMIST that he is, President Thabo Mbeki said of the Zimbabwe power-sharing agreement reached last week that it was "inevitable that it will succeed". As the broker of the deal, Mbeki can hardly be faulted for trying to sell it. But even he can't really believe there is anything inevitable about its success. Indeed, if Zimbabwe's leaders make this...

2008-09-15 09:00:06

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai Monday signed a power-sharing deal after months of debate and negotiations. Under the terms of the agreement, Mugabe will remain president and Tsvangirai, a former presidential candidate and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change Party, will become prime minister, CNN reported. Hundreds of jubilant observers cheered outside a Harare hotel as the longtime rivals attended a signing ceremony inside. The deal,...

2008-08-27 03:00:28

Text of report by South Africa-based ZimOnline website on 27 August [Report by Wayne Mafaro and Hendricks Chizhanje: "MDC Calls for Urgent Resumption of Talks"] Harare - Zimbabwe's opposition called on Tuesday for urgent resumption of stalled power-sharing talks with President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU PF [Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front] party, saying only a negotiated political settlement could end deep-seated polarisation ripping the country apart. Opposition MDC...

2008-08-18 03:00:11

Text of report by South Africa-based ZimOnline website on 18 August [Report by oown correspondent: "Zim Talks To Continue after Summit: Mbeki"] JOHANNESBURG - South African President Thabo Mbeki said on Sunday the region's organ on security and politics would continue to meet with Zimbabwe's political leaders in search of a "speedy resolution" to the country's crippling political crisis. "The (organ) continues to engage with this matter and indeed after we have formally closed the organ...

2008-07-31 09:00:35

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 31 July [Report by Jameson Mombe: "Zimbabwe Talks Resume on Sunday: Mbeki"] HARARE - Talks between Zimbabwe's feuding political parties will resume next Sunday, South African President Thabo Mbeki said on Wednesday. "The negotiators are working hard and have committed themselves to the time-frame. They will resume on Sunday," Mbeki told reporters after an hour-long meeting with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare....


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