Monthly Archives: December 2014

Zimbabwe: Reflections On National Unity Day

The Herald Editorial Comment 22nd December 2014 TODAY we join the nation in celebrating the 17th anniversary of National Unity Day, a public holiday gazetted through Statutory Instrument 156 of 1997, to mark the signing of the Unity Accord between the country’s two revolutionary parties, Zanu-PF and PF-Zapu on December 22, 1987 and the 27th […]

Zimbabwe Reportedly Plans to Export ‘a Hundred’ Baby Elephants to China

Newsweek By Amelia Smith 18th December 2014 Zimbabwe has allegedly captured dozens of baby elephants from the wild in order to export them to zoos and circuses in China, according to activist group the Zimbabwe Conservation Taskforce (ZCTF). Around 36 elephants have reportedly been captured by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) so […]

Zimbabwe’s Reported Plan to Export Baby Elephants Raises Outcry Against Animal Trade

National Geographic By Christina Russo 17th December 2014 For elephants, being held captive in a circus or in zoos is a fate worse than death, says renowned expert Joyce Poole. News that Zimbabwe has captured dozens of baby elephants from the wild and plans to export them overseas ignited a firestorm of alarm in conservation […]

Statement by David Coltart regarding Robert Mugabe’s call on corruption

Statement by Senator David Coltart Bulawayo 5th December 2014 President Mugabe made some strong statements yesterday at the ZANU PF Congress about dealing with the scourge of corruption in Zimbabwe. This is what he is reported in the Herald as having said: Corruption, President Mugabe said, had taken root in the country with some high-ranking […]

“Support Youth Games” – Coltart

The Herald 4th December 2014 FORMER Sports Minister, David Coltart, has urged the people of Bulawayo to come out in full force and support Zimbabwean athletes who will take part in the Region 5 Youth Games that get underway tomorrow. Coltart was instrumental in getting the sporting showcase to the City of Kings during his […]

Splintered opposition ‘gift to tyranny’

Zimbabwe Independent Candid Comment By Stewart Chabwinja 1st December 2014 IN a sense the low-key reunification of the MDC factions led by Tendai Biti (MDC Renewal Team) and Welshman Ncube, sealed at a ceremony on Wednesday, is auspicious in that it raises hope of consolidating what is now a splintered and ineffectual opposition. The name […]