Agriculture

Mugabe’s 300 AU cow gift non-existent

Mugabe’s 300 AU cow gift non-existent

Mugabe’s 300 AU cow gift non-existent: AFRICAN Union (AU) Commission deputy chairperson Erastus Mwencha visited Harare in February to receive a donation of some 300 cattle by President Robert Mugabe who had then just completed his term as chair of the continental body. Mugabe reportedly pledged the donation in June […]

Compensation: FinMin meets white farmers

HARARE: The government may issue treasury bills, along with imposing a land levy, to raise money to compensate evicted white farmers but the process will take a long time to settle, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Thursday. President Robert Mugabe early this month agreed to major reforms, including compensation […]

Evicted white farmers feed Zimbabwe

Evicted white farmers feed Zimbabwe

The maize being imported into Zimbabwe from Zambia is coming from white commercial farmers evicted during the often-violent land invasions here, President Robert Mugabe has ironically conceded. Speaking at a Zanu PF rally held on Friday at Chipadze Stadium in Bindura, Mugabe said the country was importing tonnes of the […]

New farmers resist compensating whites

New farmers resist compensating whites

ZIMBABWE’s plan to win back international funding by paying compensation to white farmers forced off their land faces a major snag: the black farmers expected to stump up the cash say they don’t have it. The new occupants working the land, many of who had few farming skills when they […]