Sep 022013
Zimbabwean player provisionally suspended following anti-doping tests

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 2, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended a Zimbabwean international footballer for an initial period of 30 days and opened disciplinary proceedings following an adverse analytical finding in relation to a doping control conducted after the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualifier between Zimbabwe […]

Aug 222013

Foreign Secretary says Zimbabwean Court ruling not credible without independent investigation. Strong evidence that elections fell short of SADC guidelines. August 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following the announcement by the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court that the presidential election result should stand and President Mugabe can be inaugurated, the Foreign Secretary William Hague said: I […]

Aug 102013

UN-WTO Art Discussion Forum in Zambia: call for papers Between the 24-29 August 2013, Zambia and Zimbabwe will co-host the 19th Session of the UN-WTO General Assembly in Livingstone, Zambia. The Shungu Namutitima International Film Festival (SHUNAFFoZ) is hosting a parallel conference and welcoming discussion papers on the fundamental nature and motivations of artistic creative productions, […]

Aug 092013
US Backs IOM Efforts to Address Needs of Migrants in Zimbabwe

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Zimbabwe has received US$ 750,000 from the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to assist in responding to humanitarian and protection needs of migrants in Zimbabwe. The US support will target forcibly returned migrants and asylum seekers arriving in Zimbabwe, including unaccompanied minors and […]

Aug 062013
Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Elections in the Republic of Zimbabwe

TOKYO, Japan, August 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Japan congratulates the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe and its people on the peaceful conduct of the first elections held under the new constitution.   Japan hopes that the concerns which have been raised about the elections are dealt with in an appropriate manner, and […]

Aug 062013
Zimbabwe elections marred by irregularities

OSLO, Norway, August 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — “Norway is pleased that the elections in Zimbabwe passed off peacefully, in contrast to the previous elections in 2008. This is a step in the right direction. But unfortunately there are clear indications that these elections were marred by so many irregularities that they cannot be […]

Aug 052013
Catherine Ashton on the elections in Zimbabwe

Declaration by the High Representative Catherine Ashton on behalf of the EU on the elections in Zimbabwe BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, August 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Union takes note of the announced results of elections in Zimbabwe and the assessments of the Southern African Development Community and the African Union. It […]

Aug 052013
Foreign Secretary statement on Zimbabwe election results

LONDON, United-Kingdom, August 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Secretary commends the people of Zimbabwe on peaceful elections but sets out grave concerns over how those elections were conducted   Foreign Secretary William Hague said:   “People around the world are watching events in Zimbabwe, following the announcement by the Zimbabwean Electoral Commission that […]

Aug 052013
Zimbabwe's Presidential Election

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC August 3, 2013     Zimbabweans voted in their country’s first national elections this week since the violent and disputed polls in 2008. These elections were an opportunity for Zimbabwe to move forward on a democratic path and […]

Aug 032013
Zimbabwe - Secretary-General commends Zimbabweans for peaceful election day

SECRETARY-GENERAL, COMMENDING ZIMBABWEANS FOR PEACEFUL ELECTION DAY, HOPES FOR SAME CALM DURING VOTE COUNTING, RESPONSIBLE, INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE NEW YORK, August 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:   The Secretary-General has been following the elections in Zimbabwe closely. He commends the Zimbabwean […]

Jul 092013

Run-up to Zimbabwe’s July 31 General Elections / 20 days to ensure a free, fair, transparent and peaceful process PARIS, France, July 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ahead of the holding, on July 31, 2013, of general elections in Zimbabwe, and in a context where political, institutional, financial and security challenges remain outstanding, FIDH […]

Jun 132013

HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund has approved a Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) for Zimbabwe, covering the period April-December 2013. An SMP is an informal agreement between country authorities and Fund staff to monitor the implementation of the authorities’ economic program. SMPs do not entail […]