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Obama, EU Sanctions Continue to Weaken Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe PM Morgan Tsvangirai. Image via Wikipedia By OBERT MADONDO The West’s racist sanctions on Zimbabwe continue to weaken the one person they’re meant to benefit: Zimbabwe Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai. Last week, British foreign secretary David Miliband admitted that the EU sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe will only be lifted on the advice of the … Continue reading

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Mugabe Officially Visits US While Massacre of Ndebeles Intensifies

By OBERT MADONDO Zimbabwe Prime Minister Robert Mugabe and late wife, Sally, departs Andrews Air Force Base after a state visit to the US. September 26, 1983 SOURCE: Wikipedia COMMENT: Two things that should make anyone who cares about human rights, equality and the sanctity of life sick to their stomach: The visit occured during … Continue reading

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Are European Leaders Desperate to Embrace Mugabe?

Image via Wikipedia By OBERT MADONDO This is the Obama era. It is the era of dialogue and engagement. But are Europeans desperate to embrace Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe? For the last seven years, the EU has led a concerted campaign to isolate and demonize the veteran Zimbabwean leader following a disputed presidential poll in … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Roundup: Mugabe Earns $300 a Month

Image via Wikipedia By OBERT MADONDO Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe must be simultaneously hating his job and envying Lee Hsein Loong, the leader of Singapore. At $2.27 million annually, Loong is the highest paid politician in the world. Mugabe makes only US$300 a month. There’s light at the end of the tunnel for Mr. Mugabe. … Continue reading

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Both Mugabe & Tsvangirai Must Go!

By OBERT MADONDO On Zimbabwe President-elect Obama should do the unthinkable! He should ask Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Chance (MDC), to go. Both men are holding Zimbabwe to ransom. A deal for a unity government signed last September is stalled as both men wrangle over … Continue reading

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Tsvangirai Nobel Peace Prize “Nomination” Scandalous

Image via Wikipedia By OBERT MADONDO So, Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister-designate, Morgan Tsvangirai, lost the coveted 2008 Nobel Peace Prize to former Finnish president Artti Ahtisaari? What rank nonsense! Tsvangirai may never have been on the coveted 2008 shortlist to begin with. We have a potential Zimbabwe Nobelgate scandal here. Tsvangirai’s supporters may have exploited the … Continue reading

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Mutambara Criticism Reveals Disturbing Zimbabwean Inferiority Complex

By OBERT MADONDO The recent criticism of Arthur Mutambara’s Heroes’ Day speech is an attack on a new consciousness that the prolonged Zimbabwe crisis has sired. This consciousness is unequivocally critical of the West’s rigid and counterproductive position against Robert Mugabe. It resents the West’s coddling of opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai as much as … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Doomed Sanctions Campaign

By OBERT MADONDO Western leaders have only their arrogant, supremacist and manipulative attitude to blame for the spectacular defeat of the draft “United Nations Security Council resolution” to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe. In pushing for the sanctions, they played dirty, engaged in open moral blackmailing and totally ignored reality. Russia and China’s giant-killing veto was … Continue reading

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Zimbabweans Rejected Mugabe, Tsvangirai

By Obert Madondo The Zimbabwe election of March 29 is unresolved? Nonsense. Zimbabweans spoke. They rejected both Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai and dictator, Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the country since independence in 1980. A few months before the election, Mugabe was assured of outright victory. The opposition was in shreds … Continue reading

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