Zimbabwe http://kunc.org en Mugabe Declared Winner In Zimbabwe's Presidential Poll http://kunc.org/post/mugabe-declared-winner-zimbabwes-presidential-poll Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe has been declared the winner in elections that give him another five-year term. But the opposition says the vote was rigged.<p>Mugabe won by 61 percent, with his main challenger, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, trailing far behind in the official results from the July 31 vote. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 18:23:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 47890 at http://kunc.org Mugabe Declared Winner In Zimbabwe's Presidential Poll Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Calls Election 'A Huge Farce' http://kunc.org/post/zimbabwes-prime-minister-calls-election-huge-farce A day after Zimbabweans turned out heavily to vote in national elections, the main challenger to longtime President Robert Mugabe is calling the balloting "a sham election that does not reflect the will of the people."<p>Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change, ticked off a list of alleged problems, including thousands of citizens who he says were thrown off voter rolls, voters being moved to different polling stations, an excess of printed ballots, and voters being forced to accept "assistance" when casting ballots.<p>"This has been a Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:31:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 47797 at http://kunc.org Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Calls Election 'A Huge Farce' On the Edge? Zimbabwe Briefly Had Just $217 In the Bank http://kunc.org/post/edge-zimbabwe-briefly-had-just-217-bank "If Zimbabwe was a private company it would have closed down," Zimbabwean finance minister Tendai Biti told reporters this week. At a meeting in Harare, the capital, Biti told a group of reporters his country had <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/zimbabwe/9842156/Zimbabwe-would-be-shut-down-if-it-was-a-company.html">just $217 in the treasury</a>, according to the <em>Guardian</em>.<p>That balance fattened to about $30 million a short time later but Biti reiterated his warning, that Zimbabwe is in an ongoing economic crisis. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:07:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 39589 at http://kunc.org On the Edge? Zimbabwe Briefly Had Just $217 In the Bank Synchronized Flushing In Zimbabwe Is Not A New Olympic Sport http://kunc.org/post/synchronized-flushing-zimbabwe-not-new-olympic-sport Residents of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, are engaging in a community-wide flushing of toilets today.<p>Is it a symbolic washing away of waste? A sign of protest? A commode "flash mob?"<p>None of the above.<p>After months of severe water shortages, the city's authorities have imposed 72 hours of water rationing a week. Two of Bulawayo's five supply dams have dried up because of the drought, according to the online version of <em><a href="http://www.africareview.com/News/Zimbabwe+city+orders+synchronised+toilet+flush/-/979180/1513704/-/uixbdr/-/index.html%20" target="_blank">Africa Review</a></em>. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 15:20:00 +0000 34037 at http://kunc.org UN Human Rights Chief: Sanctions Against Zimbabwe Are Backfiring http://kunc.org/post/un-human-rights-chief-sanctions-against-zimbabwe-are-backfiring Navi Pillay, the UN's Commissioner for Human Rights, wrapped up a five day visit to tense Zimbabwe this week, at the invitation of the coalition government. She has this startling advice for western nations that are punishing Zimbabwe over its poor human rights record: suspend international sanctions.<p>Pillay says the economic punishment has caused banks and investors to think twice about putting their money in Zimbabwe and that affects business. Fri, 25 May 2012 17:07:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 27867 at http://kunc.org