Tag: UN

India distances itself from Mugabe’s UN pull-out threat

India distances itself from Mugabe’s UN pull-out threat

President Robert Mugabe will not get India’s support in his audacious bid to pull out of the United Nations and form a new global organisation. Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe, Rungsung Masakui, told journalists at a Press briefing yesterday that the world’s biggest democracy would continue to push for reforms of the […]

Mugabe UN exit call suicidal

Mugabe UN exit call suicidal

Opposition parties and political analysts yesterday described President Robert Mugabe’s threat to withdraw Zimbabwe’s membership of the United Nations (UN) as “suicidal.” They added Zimbabwe’s comatose economy could not sustain itself without aid from international bodies. Yesterday, the parties told NewsDay in separate interviews that the pull-out would trigger unmitigated suffering, […]

Annan warns cling on African leaders

Annan warns cling on African leaders

Annan warns cling on African leaders: FORMER UN secretary general Kofi Annan says long serving African leaders were unnecessarily exposing their regimes to military coups in their countries if they continued clinging to power. Speaking to the media at the 5th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa (http://www.TanaForum.org), Annan […]

Zim’s human rights record under UN gaze

Zim’s human rights record under UN gaze

The Zimbabwe government is reluctant to take effective steps to address legislation which excessively violates human rights, a coalition of 21 civil society groups has told the United Nations (UN). This comes after the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council has started its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), scrutinising the human […]