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Mugabe admits land reform blunder

27 February 2015 | 7190 Views
President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms."I think the farms we gav...
by AFP

MDC are finally waking up to the economic meltdown - consequence of their failure to implement reforms

26 February 2015 | 3460 Views
Zimbabwe's economic meltdown is taking its toll on everyone including former MDC politicians especially those who failed to keep their seats on the gravy train after the rigged July 2013 elections. M...
by Wilbert Mukori

We need to implement reforms, MDC's silly elections boycott will not get any implemented

05 February 2015 | 1843 Views
"THE opposition MDC formations said Tuesday that contesting in any future elections without reforms was tantamount to "legitimizing and celebrating Zanu PF's election rigging behaviour," report...
by Wilbert Mukori

Zimbabwe in land policy U-turn

05 January 2015 | 2856 Views
Government has made a major climb down and now allows farming joint ventures between black farmers and former white commercial farmers. It now also allows contract farming. The mov...
by Staff reporter

'No going back on Zimbabwe land reform,' says Judge

22 April 2014 | 2163 Views
Retired Zimbabwean High Court Judge, Justice Simpson Mtambanengwe says it would be grossly naïve for anyone to expect former colonialists not to denigrate Zimbabwe's land redistribution programme whe...
by Moses Magadza

'Cellphone' farmers to lose offer letters

27 February 2014 | 2319 Views
The High Court says beneficiaries of the land reform programme who are underutilising their land should have their offer letters withdrawn to pave way for more deserving farmers.Justice Nichol...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

Chaotic land reform, 1 farm given to 10 different individuals

10 February 2014 | 2559 Views
A land dispute is raging in Umguza district, Matabeleland North, where the Ministry of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement reportedly issued offer letters for one farm to 10 different individuals, a c...
by Tendayi Madhomu

'Land reform Zim economy's game changer'

14 October 2013 | 2646 Views
The land reform programme is a game changer in Zimbabwe's economy that has resulted in the positive transformation of people's livelihoods.New farmers in Mashonaland Central are creating vast employme...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF threatens land reform beneficiaries with eviction

22 July 2013 | 5690 Views
THE Welshman Ncube-led MDC has assured beneficiaries of the land reform programme that they will not be evicted from farms after elections amid reports that villagers in Insiza North were threatened w...
by Staff reporter

Former US UN ambassador on Zimbabwe land reform - video

15 July 2013 | 3469 Views
Former US UN ambassador and civil rights activist Andrew Young on landreform in Zimbabwe, how the US and UK reneged on their obligations to finance land purchase.His assessment that 'there is...
by Staff reporter

Tsvangirai bemoans lack of reforms

07 July 2013 | 3398 Views
The MDC-T has launched its manifesto for the forthcoming harmonised elections at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera on Sunday.There have been "no reforms" to guarantee that upcoming July 31 polls wo...
by Sapa

Zimbabwe shuts door on SA asset seizure

05 July 2013 | 4910 Views
The government has taken swift action to block the seizure of its assets in South Africa under various court rulings by conferring diplomatic immunity. It has conferred diplomatic immunity on three C...
by Staff reporter

Farmers' lawyers to sell Zim government's R3.5m Cape Town property

30 June 2013 | 2693 Views
THREE Zimbabwean farmers whose land was seized in President Robert Mugabe's land reforms won a landmark victory in South Africa's Constitutional Court on Thursday.Their attorney can now arrang...
by BDlive

Obama calls for reforms before Zimbabwe election

29 June 2013 | 4266 Views
Pretoria - US President Barack Obama called Saturday for Zimbabwe's government to stop harassing its citizens and to implement reforms ahead of landmark elections expected later this year."Har...
by AFP

Zim security sector reform full of contradictions

16 June 2013 | 4347 Views
According to the principles of Security Sector Reform as set out in the United Nation's Secretary General's 2008 report entitled Securing Peace and Development: The Role of the United Nations in Suppo...
by Tau Tawengwa

Tsvangirai, Idi Amin and security sector reform

08 June 2013 | 3153 Views
A LOT has been written and said about the role of security sector in Zimbabwe before, during and post elections. Although the new constitution that came into effect on May 22, 2013, demands neutrality...
by Thamsanqa Zhou

Tsvangirai wants polls delayed for reforms

06 June 2013 | 4144 Views
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says there is too little time to meet the 31 July deadline for national elections.Key reforms to guarantee free and fair elections still needed to be implemen...
by BBC

Lessons from Zimbabwe's land reform: A reply to Tony Hawkins

04 June 2013 | 6932 Views
Zimbabwe's land reform suggests that small commercial farmers are more productive than giant mechanised farms, and thus can do more to reduce poverty. This represents a challenge to many preconceived ...
by Joseph Hanlon

Elections - dangling the mascot of reforms

01 June 2013 | 3215 Views
In the absence of a big, permeating idea, the two MDC formations shall continue to play round and round with the two Rs: reforms and registration. This is the more reason Zanu-PF will have to be force...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Tsvangirai told to win the election first

30 May 2013 | 3781 Views
PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai should first win elections before calling for security sector reforms as this critical State institution, the world over, adapts to new socio-political environments o...
by Staff reporter

Mugabe agrees to reforms

27 May 2013 | 5698 Views
THE MDC-T has described President Robert Mugabe's recent assent to the new constitution containing clauses on State security sector and media reforms as a sign that the Zanu-PF leader had given the ...
by Staff reporter

French justice minister wants land for slaves' descendants

16 May 2013 | 3964 Views
France's justice minister has said she supports land reform in the country's overseas territories to help the descendants of slaves, two days after President Hollande declared reparations for slavery ...
by Staff Reporter

MDC-T wants its party supporters to benefit from land reform

14 May 2013 | 2510 Views
A senior MDC-T official wants his party's supporters to benefit from the land reform programme saying they now realise its irreversibility.Sen Femai complained to Lands, Land Reform and Resett...
by Staff reporter

EU calls for 'security reforms'

06 May 2013 | 3147 Views
The European Union (EU) is calling for Zimbabwe to implement security sector reform in a move Zanu-PF has described as direct interference in Zimbabwe's internal politics.EU ambassador to Zimb...
by Tendai Mugabe

'Mugabe is blocking reforms,' says Tsvangirai

26 April 2013 | 4101 Views
Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Thursday accused President Robert Mugabe's party of obstructing reforms needed to guarantee the credibility of upcoming polls."The major stumbling...
by AFP

Zanu-PF's rejection of security sector reforms is the reason we have violence

05 March 2013 | 4339 Views
One of the most worrying disturbances that are engulfing the Kenyan elections taking place this week is the inability of the state to protect its citizens as they cast their constitutionally protected...
by Mathula Lusinga

'Zimbabwe land reform a fit for South Africa'

04 March 2013 | 4340 Views
The former deputy president of the ANC Youth League, Andile Lungisa, believes President Robert Mugabe's land reform policy in Zimbabwe should serve as a blueprint for South Africa.Lungisa was...
by timeslive - Vladimir Mzaca

MDC-T says no media reforms, no elections

19 February 2013 | 3184 Views
MDC-T says it has set conditions for participating in elections slated for this year.The party, led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, said media reforms were part of the conditions without...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe land reform has dramatically improved lives

05 February 2013 | 6232 Views
More than 10 years after the chaotic and often violent farm invasions that accompanied Zimbabwe's fast-track land reform programme, a new book argues that the redistribution programme has dram...
by IRIN

Shortage of funds will delay finalisation of constitution reform process

05 February 2013 | 3250 Views
Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa says shortage of funds will delay the finalisation of constitutional reform process and elections, New Ziana reported.Chinamasa said today only about US$2 ...
by Staff reporter

'Land reform irreversible,' says MDC-T minister

31 January 2013 | 4087 Views
Any shift in policy by an MDC government after the next elections will have to be a carefully thought out to prevent the country from descending into anarchy, State Enterprises and Parastatals ministe...
by Staff reporters

China shuts down liberal website after calling for reforms

04 January 2013 | 3518 Views
Beijing - A liberal Chinese journal had its website shut down on Friday, after urging the government to pursue political reforms.The website of Annals of the ...
by Staff Reporter

Zuma urges Zimbabwe to speed political reforms ahead of polls

16 August 2012 | 2464 Views
South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday urged Zimbabwe's rival leaders to speed up political reforms seen as critical to avoiding another violent and disputed election, but President Robert M...
by Reuters

Zanu-PF digs in on security sector reforms

14 August 2012 | 2514 Views
The Minister of State Security and Zanu-PF Politburo member Sydney Sekeramayi says the debate surrounding the security sector reforms which the MDC-T has been clamouring for is baseless as it is a pro...
by Staff reporter

Land reform irreversible says Welshman Ncube

12 July 2012 | 3003 Views
THE land reform is "theoretically and practically" irreversible and anyone still asking about land ownership has been overtaken by history, MDC president Professor Welshman Ncube has said.Add...
by Staff reporter

Roy Bennett urges push for more reforms

07 July 2012 | 1795 Views
Roy Bennett, the exiled treasurer general of the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC formation says democratic forces in the country should continue pushing for reforms to ensure the next elections are free an...
by Staff reporter

The reforms Zimbabwe badly needs

09 June 2012 | 1507 Views
I was most amused to hear Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC-T president threatening Generals for political involvement. He, of all people! Just two weeks before, the man had met with one General Wesley Clark...
by Nathaniel Manheru

Tsvangirai calls for security sector to stay out of politics

20 May 2012 | 1770 Views
MDC-T leader and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday called on the party to be non partisan and not work on dividing the people.Speaking at a prayer meeting at Bulawayo's Barbourfield...
by Ndou Paul

Zuma insists on reforms before fresh polls

17 May 2012 | 2295 Views
Harare - South African President Jacob Zuma, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) appointed mediator in the Zimbabwe crisis, insists on the adoption of an elections roadmap before Harare...
by Staff reporter

Tsvangirai pledges to reverse land reform, indigenisation - ZBC

28 March 2012 | 2057 Views
Zimbabwe State Media claims that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is reported to have promised British Prime Minister David Cameron to reverse the land reform programme and the indigenisation policy ...
by Staff reporter

MDC will fight for critical reforms before elections - Moyo

23 February 2012 | 1401 Views
The MDC will push for the implementation of critical reforms before going for elections in order to guarantee that the country holds free and fair elections, the MDC National Chairperson, Lovemore Moy...
by Nare Msupatsila

Sanctions not stalling progress in critical Zim democratic reforms

13 February 2012 | 1286 Views
Restrictive measures imposed on Robert Mugabe and his allies must NOT be removed as he is the one stalling critical democratic reforms in Zimbabwe.It is of critical importance to keep the meas...
by Clifford Chitupa Mashiri

Zim security sector reforms a foreign agenda - Chihuri

01 December 2011 | 1074 Views
POLICE Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri yesterday said calls for security sector reforms in the country by some political parties was a foreign agenda aimed at "breeding" chaos.He made t...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe land reform has created peasants instead of farmers

20 November 2011 | 1104 Views
PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has once again attacked Zimbabwe's land reform programme, saying it had created peasants instead of farmers since the beneficiaries have no security of tenure on the l...
by Staff reporter

We will revisit land reform: Tsvangirai

18 October 2011 | 964 Views
Tsvangirai told a South African talk radio station (702) that he and his party the MDC, will revisit the land reform when he gets into power. He said white farmers will be brought back to stabilise t...
by Ndou Paul

When Mugabe addressed the issue of land he was demonised: ANCYL

28 August 2011 | 1132 Views
Durban - Julius Malema is being isolated because he advocates economic freedom for black people and nationalisation of mines, the ANC Youth League's KwaZulu-Natal chairperson said on Saturday....
by Sapa

Controversial land reform programme costs Zim $12 billion

07 August 2011 | 917 Views
Zimbabwe's Dispossesed farmers say the country's controversial fast-track land reform programme has heavily weighed-down the economy, costing the nation $12 billion since it was launched in 2000, Dail...
by Taurai Mangudhla

South Africa, a second Zimbabwe if white business 'does not come around'

18 July 2011 | 1360 Views
This interesting article was extracted from BussinesDay as it it. It goes like, Confederation of Black Business Organisations warns that Zimbabwe's farm invasions st...
by BusinessDay

Zimbabwe's main political parties fail to reach agreement on security reforms

10 July 2011 | 1131 Views
Zimbabwe's three main political parties have failed to reach an agreement on the electoral roadmap and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) might be forced to intervene and whip the warri...
by Moyo Roy

Zuma quell fears of Zimbabwe-style land grabs

27 June 2011 | 983 Views
Land reform must be conducted within the confines of the Constitution, President Jacob Zuma says."Land reform is urgent but requires careful handling and consultation, and must be conducted w...
by Sapa

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