Tag Archives: The Herald

Reliving the Equatorial Guinea coup

By Mabasa Sasa – The Herald Simon Mann, who was jailed in Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea for his role in a botched 2004 coup attempt, has claimed his bid to topple President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo had the tacit backing … Continue reading

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Egyptian ministers defend raids on NGOs

CAIRO – Two Egyptian ministers defended on Sunday raids on 17 offices of non-governmental organisations, three of them US-funded, that prompted hints from Washington that it may review its huge aid programme. Planning and International Co-operation Minister Fayza Abul Naga … Continue reading

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Africa’s billion citizens should help her develop

One of the major highlights of 2011 was Africa’s population growth. Despite many challenges that the continent faces, it seems as though it did not affect population growth because Africa recorded its billionth citizen this year. This means population-wise, the … Continue reading

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USA: The desperate act of sanctioning Zimbabwe’s diamond companies

Rangu Nyamurundira Barely a month after the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) approved two of Zimbabwe’s diamond mines, Mbada Diamonds and Marange Resources, to sell their diamonds, the United States of America has unilaterally added the two companies to its … Continue reading

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Ghadafi´s daughter wants ICC to investigate dad´s killing

The Herald – Zimbabwe TRIPOLI – Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s daughter Aisha has asked the International Criminal Court whether it was investigating the killings of her father and brother Mutassim, and if it was taking steps to ensure the … Continue reading

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Libya, the water corporates factor

By Garikai Chengu – The Herald It is becoming increasingly accepted that water promises to be to the 21st century what oil was to the 20th century: the precious commodity that determines the wealth of nations. Western military intervention in … Continue reading

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Why Zanu-PF Remains a force in Zimbabwe

  The Herald – Lovemore Ranga Mataire As the Zanu-PF conference has just ended in Bulawayo, it is critical that we examine the factors that have led the former liberation movement to continue dominating the political arena and how it … Continue reading

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