Monthly Archives: February 2012

Churches and civic groups join search for missing activist

SW Radio Africa By Tererai Karimakwenda 29 February 2012 Several churches, civic groups and community organizations have joined in the search for missing human rights activist Paul Chizuze, who disappeared over three weeks ago after leaving his home in Bulawayo. There is growing concern he may have been kidnapped or even murdered, as there has […]

Missing Activist triggers fears of Nabanyama-fate

ZimEye 28 February 2012 There are fears that missing activist Paul Chizuze who is a colleague of Education minister David Coltart, may have been abducted in the same way Coltart’s election agent Paul Nabanyama who was abducted by state security agents and killed 12 years ago. Chizuze has been missing for the past 20 days […]

Missing Zimbabwean Activist Feared Murdered, Search Continues

VOA By Ntungamili Nkomo and Jonga Kandemiiri  28 February 2012 Ten organizations led by the Christian group Churches in Bulawayo and the Solidarity Peace Trust issued an appeal Tuesday saying they feared Chizuze may have been ‘murdered, hijacked or abducted’. Zimbabwean human rights groups were searching for a prominent rights activist Tuesday who went missing […]

Coltart’s fears for missing activist

New Zimbabwe 27 February 2012 A Minister has launched a desperate online plea for information about his political activist pal who left home on February 8 and never returned. Education Minister David Coltart says Paul Chizuze – a paralegal activist who has worked with Amani Trust, ZimRights, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace among […]

Concern for missing human rights activist

SW Radio Africa By Lance Guma 27 February 2012 Concern is building in Zimbabwe over the fate of a human rights activist who has been missing for 20 days. Paul Chizuze has been missing since the 8th February and his friends and colleagues have launched a campaign on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, to try […]

Administrators blamed for failure of Zimbabwe sport

Sunday News Magazine 26 February- 3 March 2012 Since Zimbabwe achieved independence in 1980, sports lovers in the country have suffered a number of sporting heartaches because of the perennial failure by various national teams to do well on the international stage. The biggest disappointment has been the most followed sport of football with the […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-26

Have just seen disgraceful footage of Dereck Chisora outside the ring – perhaps it is just as well he claims to be British. # How we aid profligacy – Telegraph via @Telegraph # Marie Colvin: fearless, committed, essential – Telegraph great piece by Peter Oborne via @Telegraph # Distressed by disappearance of friend […]

Coltart Blasts Foreign Trips

Zimbabwe Independent By Elias Mambo 24 February 2012 Education minister David Coltart has taken a swipe at the inclusive government for spending three times more on globetrotting than education since coming to office in 2009. Finance minister Tendai Biti in his 2012 budget said foreign trips gobbled US$45,5 million. Coltart told guests at the signing […]

Three times more spent on travel than education

The Zimbabwean By Fungi Kwaramba  22 February 2012 Speaking at the signing ceremony of the $6.5 million EU Education Transitional Fund, phase 2, Coltart said the priorities were shameful. Despite the fact that the education sector had registered positive growth due to sustained assistance, mostly from western countries, it was still fragile, he said. “Education […]

US$6,5 Million for Education

The Herald 22 February 2012 Government and donors yesterday signed a US$6,5 million agreement under the Education Transition Fund Phase 11 to train teachers and improve governance systems at schools. The money will train about 8 000 school headmasters in management and key personnel at the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture at head […]