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Mugabe takes the stage, and steals the show, in South Africa visit - The Globe and Mail
Mugabe takes the stage, and steals the show, in South Africa visit
JOHANNESBURG — The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Apr. 08 2015
Robert_Mugabe  Zimbabwe  South_Africa  Jacob_Zuma  despots  tyrants  autocrats 
april 2015 by jerryking
On a milestone of misrule, Mugabe fumes as Zimbabwe falls apart
Apr. 21 2014 | G&M | GEOFFREY YORK.

Mr. Mugabe’s rule is unchallenged these days, after a landslide victory in a 2013 election that was widely seen as tainted and rigged. But while he dominates the country, the Zimbabwean economy is continuing to slide towards disaster – even though Western sanctions on the Mugabe regime have been largely eliminated.

Consumer spending fell by 30 per cent in February (the most recent data available); government revenue dropped by 10 per cent in the same month; civil-service wages have been delayed because the government cannot pay them; and dozens of factories have shut down in recent months, eliminating more than 9,000 jobs at a time when unemployment is already estimated at about 60 per cent...Just 14 years ago, Zimbabwe was one of the wealthiest economies in Africa. Today it has fallen into the bottom half of the continent’s economies. Mr. Mugabe’s misrule has cost Zimbabwe about $96-billion (U.S.) in those 14 years, according to an analyst at the U.S.-based Centre for Global Development. The country’s GDP would be more than twice as big today if it had followed the growth pattern of neighboring Zambia in that period, he noted.

“Mugabe has the ignominious distinction of being the only African head-of-state to preside over an average decline in both economic output and life expectancy since 1980,”
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  Geoffrey_York  indigenization  tyrants  misrule  misgovernance  mismanagement  poor_governance  decline  GDP  life_expectancy 
april 2014 by jerryking
Mugabe skirts Zimbabwean parliament, calls election - The Globe and Mail

JOHANNESBURG — The Globe and Mail

Last updated Thursday, Jun. 13 2013
Robert_Mugabe  Zimbabwe  tyrants  Geoffrey_York 
june 2013 by jerryking
Debt-stressed Zimbabweans auction off prized possessions

CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe — Reuters

Published Thursday, Aug. 16 2012
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  economic_downturn  debt  downsizing 
march 2013 by jerryking
Tips for our man in Harare
October 1, 2002 | G&M | by Gregory Dole
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe 
august 2012 by jerryking
Zimbabwe's New Export -
August 3, 2004 | WSJ | Editorials

The fate of the evicted white farmers has been less publicized. While many left the continent, others have been welcomed by neighboring African countries eager to profit from their agricultural knowledge and expertise. Zimbabwe's loss has been their gain.

Zambia led the move, and the country has moved from food shortages in the 1990s to actually exporting food -- ironically much of it to Zimbabwe. Tens of thousands of jobs have been created and related industries are growing. Noting Zambia's success, other African countries are following suit. Last week Nigeria's western state of Kwara enticed a group of former Zimbabwean farmers to set up shop with promises of tax breaks and loans.

Mugabe unleashed mob rule on Zimbabwe a decade ago, purporting to right colonial wrongs by "reclaiming" (mostly) white-owned farms for family and friends. It's no small irony that some of those who were dispossessed are now rebuilding their lives and work elsewhere, while those Mugabe claimed to be helping are hungrier and worse off than before.

The welcoming of Zimbabwe's white farmers into other African countries, and the benefits they bring in terms of agricultural know-how, is another reminder of Mugabe's personal culpability in ruining Zimbabwe. It also makes the silence of African leaders as Zimbabwe descends further into chaos all the more inexcusable.
dislocations  Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  editorials  farming  agriculture  brain_drain  evictions  farmland  dispossessions  whites  industry_expertise  expulsions 
august 2012 by jerryking
Africa Needs Tough Love -
July 15, 2003 | WJS By GEORGE B.N. AYITTEY.

President Bush correctly recognized that what Africa needs is straight talk, tough love. Short of recolonization, there's only so much he can do to help unless Africa's leadership is willing to get serious about tackling its innumerable woes.
Africa  tough_love  foreign_aid  failed_states  Robert_Mugabe  truth-telling  Zimbabwe  capital_flight  sub-Saharan_Africa  leaders  leadership 
august 2012 by jerryking
Roger Bate: Zimbabwe's Road to Ruin -
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | by ROGER BATE.
Nationalizing foreign-owned businesses could doom what's left of this
economy. Zimbabwe is back in the news, and again for all the wrong
reasons. Last week Indigenization Minister Saviour Kasukuwere announced
that any firm worth more than $500,000 will be required to sell a
controlling 51% stake to black Zimbabweans. This effectively means that
all of Zimbabwe's foreign-owned industries are to be nationalized.
nationalizations  Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  despots  tyrants 
september 2010 by jerryking
Selling Zimbabwe's economy, at a loss
Apr. 07, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Innocent Madawo .
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  South_Africa 
august 2010 by jerryking
Op-Ed Columnist - Postcard From Zimbabwe -
April 7, 2010 | New York Times | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF. "Here’s a
measure of how President Robert Mugabe is destroying this once lush
nation of Zimbabwe: In a week of surreptitious reporting here
(committing journalism can be a criminal offense in Zimbabwe), ordinary
people said time and again that life had been better under the old,
racist, white regime of what was then called Rhodesia."
Zimbabwe  Nicholas_Kristof  Robert_Mugabe 
april 2010 by jerryking
Mugabe's annual bash to be scaled down
February 27, 2009 Globe and Mail article by GEOFFREY YORK AND
While the lavish feast is prepared for tomorrow's party, millions of
Zimbabweans remain at risk of hunger or death from poverty and disease.
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe 
february 2009 by jerryking Zimbabwe's new unity government is doomed
February 18, 2009 Op-ed by INNOCENT MADAWO, a freelance Zimbabwean journalist based in Toronto
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  MDC 
february 2009 by jerryking
Mugabe Vows to Hold Power -
June 19, 2008 WSJ op-ed by Roger Bate arguing for foreign intervention.
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  crisis 
january 2009 by jerryking
Africa's reputation
07-09-2008 Globe & Mail editorial on Zimbabwe and the AU.
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  editorials  Africa 
january 2009 by jerryking
The 'Zimbabwean way' tars all of Africa
07-04-2008 | Globe & Mail column | by Jeffrey Simpson on
Mugabe's Zimbabwe and the almost willful, cynical neglect by its
neighbours. Also opines on the Africa Unions' fecklessness and the UN's
'Responsibility to protect' principle.
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  Jeffrey_Simpson  Africa  feckless  African_Union 
january 2009 by jerryking
Why all Africa needs Mugabe to go -
April 12, 2008 column by Stephanie Nolen on the unfolding human tragedy that is Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  AIDS  good_governance  Africa  Stephanie_Nolen 
january 2009 by jerryking
Comrade Bob's Staying Power -
April 18, 2008 op-ed in the WSJ lamenting Robert Mugabe's
refusal--with impunity--to honour the outcome of Zimbabwe's March 29
Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe  repression  bogeyman  elections 
january 2009 by jerryking
From King to Mugabe - Global View -
Bret Stephens' piece comparing Robert Mugabe to MLK and questions why progressivism sometimes gives way to nihilism.
racism  MLK  race  Bret_Stephens  Zimbabwe  Robert_Mugabe 
january 2009 by jerryking

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