Monthly Archives: May 2012

Petroc Trelawny hit with fresh charge in Zimbabwe

The Telegraph By Peta Thornycroft and Aislinn Laing 30 May 2012 Petroc Trelawny, the BBC music presenter arrested in Zimbabwe for failing to obtain a work permit to compère at a music festival, is facing prison after immigration authorities filed a new charge against him of lying on his visa application. The latest development came […]

Church school used for political meetings

The Zimbabwean By Zwanai Sithole 30 May 2012 Teachers and school authorities at the United Baptist Church Biriwiri High School in Chimanimani have clashed with Zanu (PF) over the political use of the school’s premises by the party. Senior army and police officers last week held a party meeting in the school hall, attended by […]

Time to Suspend Sanctions on Zimbabwe

The National Interest By Doug Bandow 29 May 2012 The U.S. dollar may risk losing its status as the world’s reserve currency, but American dollars are a hot item in Zimbabwe. Three years ago that nation’s economy was in crisis. Hyperinflation made economic life almost impossible. The government issued a 100 trillion (Zimbabwe) dollar note—the […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-27

In Washington preparing for hectic week of meetings in State Department, Senate, House, USAID, World Bank and with press – for Zim education # Positive meetings on Monday with Global Partnership for Education, Newsweek and State Department. Message – GPA is flawed but still only way # Foreign Policy article interview with Senator David […]

BBC presenter Petroc Trelawny arrested in Zimbabwe

The Guardian By David Smith 26 May 2012 Radio 3 presenter hurt in fall at police station after detention by immigration officials at the end of a children’s concert. A BBC classical music presenter has been arrested in Zimbabwe and, friends claim, suffered a dislocated shoulder while in police detention. Petroc Trelawny was held for […]

Sharing Power in Zimbabwe

Cato Institute 24 May 2012 Senator David Coltart was interviewed by the Cato Institute on 23 May 2012. He talks about Zimbabwe’s transition to democracy, Robert Mugabe, foreign policy towards Zimbabwe and education.

Could Zimbabwe be the next Myanmar?

Foreign Policy Joshua Keating interviews David Coltart 22 May 2012 Yesterday, I had the chance to speak with David Coltart, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Education, Sport, and Culture. A human rights lawyer who campaigned against the regimes of Ian Smith and Robert Mugabe, Coltart was a founding member of the Zimbabwe’s main opposition party – the […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-05-20

Just arrived in Washington at the start of a tour to raise support for Zim's education sector – meeting World Bank, Unicef, GPE and others # Revival for Zimbabwe's education sector [501811230] | via @theafricareport # Ended a few days in Georgia speaking to schools, civic and church groups re education in Zimbabwe […]

Coltart breathes fire on Zimsec

The Sunday Mail 19 May 2012  Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Senator David Coltart has ordered the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) board to submit a detailed report on its workers’ earnings as part  of efforts towards resolving an impasse over allowances. Senator Coltart last week told Zimsec to also explain why the workers […]

Lunch with Sen David Coltart, Minister of Education, Zimbabwe (May 23, 2012)

Dear friends and colleagues, Please join me for a Cato luncheon with Sen. David Coltart. Mr. Coltart has been a human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe since 1983. He was first elected to Parliament in 2000 and re-elected in 2005. In 2008, he was elected as a Senator. Mr. Coltart was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s Minister […]