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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 […]

Ignore Mugabe UN pull-out threat

Ignore Mugabe UN pull-out threat

OPPOSITION MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has urged United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki Moon to ignore President Robert Mugabe’s recent threat to mobilise African Union (AU) members to pull out of the world body. Tsvangirai, in a belated response to Mugabe’s threat at the AU summit earlier this month, last […]