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December 13, 2007

Tyranny Reigns in Zim

Once a regional breadbasket, Zimbabwe has grappled with rampant inflation during seven years of recession. Shortages of foreign exchange, fuel and food have been widely blamed on mismanagement by the government of President Robert Mugabe.On a monthly basis, the consumer price index rose by 18.6 percent, according to the Central...
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February 15, 2006

Mugabe's Economic Reforms Take Hold ...

.... and Zimbabwe inflation soars to 613 percent:Zimbabwe's annual inflation rose to 613.2 percent in January from 585.5 percent in December as housing and food prices raced into the stratosphere. The January rate was near the all time high of 622.8 percent hit during the same period in 2004, official...
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October 18, 2005

Mugabe's Righteous Indignation

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is the dictator who is responsible for destroying Zimbabwe’s economy, starving his country’s citizens while declining international aid, eliminating freedom of the press, persecuting Christians, manipulating elections, imprisoning political opponents, evicting 700,000 of his nation’s most vulnerable people from their meager shelters (a clean-up the slums...
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August 22, 2005

Secret Film Reveals Mugabe Tyranny

In Zimbabwe, corruption is the norm and the international community as a whole seems to be willing to look past the tyranical rule of the Mugabe dictatorship (put in place by "fair" elections, of course). Recently, the U.S. ambassador to United Nations food agencies was not allowed to visit refugee...
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August 17, 2005

The Zimbabwe Government is Starving its People

Mike Sackett, the World Food Programme's Regional Southern African director, has revealed that 8.6 million people in southern Africa need food aid up to harvest in April 2006. Over 4.3 million of these are in Zimbabwe. The problem with helping Zimbabwe is that the government is delaying humanitarian aid and...
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August 16, 2005

As Zimbabwe Crisis Unfolds, Bureaucracy Delays Food Aid

A senior U.S. official said today that government policies were worsening Zimbabwe's food crisis and red tape was preventing food getting to the needy. "All of us are very, very worried about the very near future ... We are going into a period where we don't think there's going to...
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July 13, 2005

Zimbabwe Desperate for Prayer

This letter from Rev Arthur Lewis, Rhodesia Christian Group, provides a sobering look from the inside of Zimbabwe. Pray for the people of this crumbling nation.Zimbabwe is now in a desperate and chaotic condition' Apart from the tyranny and the torture which grow daily. hunger stalks millions in the country....
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June 24, 2005

Mugabe Begins the Genocide

More than 42,000 people had been arrested or had their goods seized as Zimbabwe pressed ahead with a crackdown on shanty-towns that has sparked worldwide condemnation. With a program called "Drive out the Trash" you get a sense of how President Mugabe feels about certain Zimbabweans. And, when the government...
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May 20, 2005

Building Hope Among the Ruins of Zimbabwe

The epicenter of hell is Britain, and the Queen or King in power at the moment is the Devil. This comprehensive indictment summarises the message of the vitriolic new book produced by the Zimbabwe government in its all-out determination to win the parliamentary elections due on March 31st. This "election"...
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April 29, 2005

Zim's economic crisis spirals out of control

Not long ago the country of Zimbabwe exported food to its neighbors and enjoyed a season of prosperity. Those days are gone and the nation, ruled by President Robert Mugabe, faces the grim reality of widespread famine amid a dying economy. The situation is primarily the product of Mugabe’s land...
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January 17, 2005

Zimbabwe Suffers Under Communism's Rule

Although Zimbabwe previously exported food, now approximately 7 million Zimbabweans are dependent on external food aid. 75% of Zimbabwe’s population are now living below the poverty line. Out of originally 5 500 productive commercial farms, today less than 500 farms are in any way operational. So far the Zimbabwean government...
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January 13, 2005

Zimbabwe: Freedom of the Press Long Gone

The government-controlled Media and Information Commission (MIC) has threatened the recently launched independent publication "Weekly Times" that it risks imminent closure for allegedly misleading the commission on the thrust of its editorial policy. - AllAfrica Zimbabwean journalists caught practicing without being accredited by the Media and Information Commission (MIC) now...
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January 1, 2005

Zimbabwe - A Year in Review

In September, 2003 Zimbabwe government shut-down the country's only independent daily newspaper. Since then it has become nearly impossible to find credible news about what is going on inside Zimbabwe. However, Catherine Buckle, author of African Tears, maintains an excellent website with the "truth about Zimbabwe." In her most recent...
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December 30, 2004

Zimbabwe's Free Speech Policy

A 72-year-old businessman became the third Zimbabwean to be convicted in just under two months for allegedly denigrating President Robert Mugabe, local media reported on Wednesday. In an attempt to explain to his workers why he failed to either host a Christmas party for them or pay annual bonuses, Jason...
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December 27, 2004

Zimbabwe Starves People, Declines Aid

Few articles have provoked me more than this one. Zimbabwe was once looked upon as the bread basket of Europe because it exported food to its neighbors. However, land reforms by the "elected" Marxist President Robert (election fraud) Mugabe have led to a complete demise of the country's agricultural industry....
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