Monthly Archives: January 2009

Zimbabwe Opposition Agrees To Form Unity Government

Washington Post By Karin Brulliard Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, January 31, 2009 JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 30 — Zimbabwe’s main opposition party announced Friday that it would enter a unity government with autocratic President Robert Mugabe, bending to pressure to end a nearly five-month impasse that had paralyzed the government as a humanitarian and economic crisis […]

Rivals agree to form government in Zimbabwe

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Saturday, 31 January , 2009 08:12:00 Reporter: Andrew Geoghegan ELIZABETH JACKSON: It’s taken almost most five months of wrangling but Zimbabwe’s Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has agreed to form government with his bitter rival Robert Mugabe. The agreement comes as Zimbabwe’s economic and humanitarian crisis deepens. Cholera has now killed more than […]

Zimbabwe Opposition Agrees To Form Unity Government

The Washington Post By Karin Brulliard Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, January 31, 2009 JOHANNESBURG, Jan. 30 — Zimbabwe’s main opposition party announced Friday that it would enter a unity government with autocratic President Robert Mugabe, bending to pressure to end a nearly five-month impasse that had paralyzed the government as a humanitarian and economic […]

Hope is on the way

HOPE IS ON THE WAY By David Coltart 20th January 2009 I have just finished celebrating the inauguration of President Barack Obama by watching it on television with my family. On a day when there is so much gloom in my beloved Zimbabwe – the legacy of decades of oppression – I found the entire […]

Staring down the barrel

Mail and Guardian http://www.mg.co.za By Jason Moyo January 16 2009 The future of Zimbabwe’s power-sharing agreement will likely be decided on Sunday when the national executive of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) meets to decide whether to join President Robert Mugabe in a unity government. Meanwhile, Parliament is expected to resume sitting on […]

Joining Govt only option available to main MDC – Coltart

Zimdaily 12 January 2009 ZIMBABWE – HARARE – Senator David Coltart of the Arthur Mutambara-led MDC says the main MDC must join government saying there is no other viable non-violent option open to Zimbabweans. “The combined MDC should join the transitional government under protest and reserve its right to withdraw from the government if need […]

For Zimbabwe’s Dead, a Final Indignity

Washington Post Foreign Service By Karin Brulliard Sunday, January 11, 2009 As More Perish and Poverty Deepens, Kin Abandon Traditions HARARE, Zimbabwe — Noel Nefitali died of cholera on Dec. 28 at age 35, though no one passing by his grave site would know that. The cheapest chipboard coffin and funeral parlor fees alone had […]

Of PF ZAPU and year of the bull

Financial Gazette 8 January 2009 By Njabulo Ncube, Political Editor Of PF ZAPU and year of the bull Njabulo Ncube, Political Editor ASTROLOGISTS from the country’s all-weather friends — the Chinese — say 2009 is the year of the bull or ox. With ZANU-PF and Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) seemingly miles away […]