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 Mugabe vows to maintain military spending in Zimbabwe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Zimbabwean military was active in the Democratic Republic of Congo where Mugabe deployed more than 10,000 troops to shore up government forces of assassinated leader Laurent Kabila and then his son Joseph, from 1998 to 2002.
In June, Zimbabwe's parliament was told that the defence ministry had bought 12 fighter jets and 100 military vehicles from China, at an estimated cost of around 200 million dollars (167 million euros).
Zimbabwe has been grappling with runaway inflation of just under 400 percent, 70 percent unemployment and capital flight since Mugabe launched a controversial land reform programme that saw thousands of white-owned farms seized and redistributed to landless fls.
www.spacewar.com /2004/040810111725.l2psrikg.html   (240 words)

 Zimbabwe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the aftermath of Mugabe 's handling of the land crisis which to redistribute land to fls Zimbabwe was from the Commonwealth of Nations on charges of human rights abuses and of election tampering in 2002.
Zimbabwe is a republic with an executive president and a unicameral parliament known as the House of Assembly.
Zimbabwe is divided into 8 provinces and cities with provincial status: Bulawayo (city) Harare (city) Manicaland Mashonaland Central Mashonaland East Mashonaland West Masvingo Matabeleland North Matabeleland South and Midlands.
www.freeglossary.com /Zimbabwe   (1474 words)

 Gangsta cops in Zimbabwe - Military Photos
Hundreds of the Zimbabwe Republic Police's once highly regarded officers have been forced to forsake the oath to keep the law and instead turned to crime as the country's six-year economic crisis deepens.
Zimbabwe's inflation shot up to 502.4 percent in November, highlighting worsening economic conditions in the once prosperous country.
The state-funded Consumer Council of Zimbabwe says an average family of a father, mother and four children requires $11.9 million for basic goods and services per month which is several times more than the take-home pay of most workers, including policemen and soldiers, who have propped up Mugabe's government.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=65133   (897 words)

 Zimbabwe maps from Omnimap.com, world leader in map supply.
The Bulletin was produced under a technical cooperation agreement between the governments of Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom.
The area studied is located at the north-eastern corner of the Archean Zimbabwe Craton and includes the junction between the Zambezi and Mozambique orogenic belts.
The area is located in the southwest part of Zimbabwe and constitutes the southern portion of the larger Bulawayo - Bubi Greenstone Belt; an assemblage of Archaean metavolcanics and metasediments.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/zimbabwe.htm   (1040 words)

 Could (and should) Britain invade Zimbabwe?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is thought that the British offer to the Zimbabwean troops and to the senior police officers to receive their salaries in sterling was all that was needed to elicit their oaths of allegiance to the British crown.
Zimbabwe used to be part of the British Empire (more on which later), and Britons and Zimbabweans speak the same language, follow the same religion, play the same sports, etc. Furthermore, Zimbabweans have taken on much of Britain's traditional attitudes
Zimbabwe's most important neighbour, South Africa, is led by Thabo Mbeki who has so far been very reluctant to condemn Mugabe.
www.cabalamat.org /weblog/art_507.html   (1428 words)

 Military Action by Zimbabwe in the DRC
We are most concerned that the President continues to commit Zimbabwean troops to even greater military involvement in the DRC without any consultation with the people of Zimbabwe.
Originally troops were sent to prevent the imminent downfall of the Kabila Government in response to an OAU resolution preventing the deposing of governments by military means.
Furthermore, with the parlous state of the economy, Zimbabwe cannot afford an expensive military adventure in the DRC which it is widely believed, holds business opportunities for some members of the political and military elite in Zimbabwe.
www.hrforumzim.com /press/military_action_29_Oct_1998.htm   (459 words)

 Zimbabwe Overview | Zimbabwe Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Present-day Zimbabwe was the site of a large and complex African civilization in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Mainly pastoral, evidence of their lifestyle may still be seen in the ruins of Great Zimbabwe, near the present-day town of Masvingo.
Zimbabwe is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Mozambique to the northeast, South Africa to the south and Botswana to the southwest.
www.africa.com /dmap/Zimbabwe/Overview   (692 words)

But in its newly released election manifesto, Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU P-F party rejects as "a media fiction" and "nonsense" the view that the country's economic problems have anything to do with the presence of Zimbabwean forces in the Congo.
Mugabe has conceded Zimbabwe's military involvement is hurting the country's economy badly.
Given the country's current hard currency and fuel shortages as well as setbacks to Zimbabwe's agricultural export and tourism earnings caused by the recent farm occupations and political violence, economists say Zimbabwe cannot afford the Congo deployment.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2000/05/000505-congo3.htm   (346 words)

 GoZimbabwe.com | Military revolt in Zimbabwe!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Military sources said this week soldiers were increasingly unsettled by government’s refusal to increase their salaries and provide adequate food supplies to the 40000-strong army.
A few days later a senior military intelligence officer told troops at the Presidential Guard HQ in Dzivarasekwa in Harare the issue would be addressed, but no improvements were forthcoming.
A leaked memo written by army commanders, urging their structures to be ready for the 2002 election, was widely taken as evidence of military influence on the poll.
www.gozimbabwe.com /revolt_051006.html   (1185 words)

 Zimbabwe in DR Congo
In that light, neither the campaign of violence within Zimbabwe, nor the declared unwillingness of the military to accept a defeat in the elections, are surprising.
Makoni has admitted in the past that Zimbabwe cannot afford to keep its troops in the DRC at a time the country is facing an economic crisis, which has been dramatised by deepening poverty and unemployment as well as acute shortages of food, foreign currency and fuel.
Zimbabwe has financed its involvement in the conflict in two different ways: (a) by using the defence budget - the bulk of Zimbabwe's military expenses seem to be covered by the regular budget; (b) by indirect financing of the war through direct payment by some Congolese entities, mainly companies.
www.edcnews.se /Research/Zimbabwe-DRC.html   (2775 words)

 Amnesty International Report 2002 - Africa - ZIMBABWE
The rights to the rainforest were conceded by the DRC government in return for Zimbabwe's military aid, including an estimated 1,000 troops, in the continuing conflict with rebel forces in eastern DRC.
Tawanda Hondora had gone to Chikomba with the two other lawyers to investigate allegations of intimidation and assault of witnesses in cases where election procedures were being challenged in the High Court.
Zimbabwe: Appeal to the European Union and the Commonwealth (AI Index: AFR 46/010/2001)
web.amnesty.org /web/ar2002.nsf/afr/zimbabwe!Open   (2153 words)

 This is Zimbabwe » Blog Archive » Military Crackdown
When a local dared to comment on their presence within earshot of a group of soldiers, he was told in no uncertain terms to go home, and that the slightest disturbance would be met with ruthless force.
A few hours later the soldiers boarded military vehicles which then proceeded to circle the western suburbs a number of times in the most menacing fashion.
Here was a glimpse of the only authority left to Zimbabwe’s reviled dictator, and the authority by which he continues to rule against the will of his people.
www.sokwanele.com /thisiszimbabwe/archives/113   (592 words)

 Zimbabwe buys more military jets from China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Zimbabwe has bought six more military aircraft from China as Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe's government boosts its ties with Asian countries after falling out with the West, state media reported today.
Zimbabwe is in deep economic crisis and faces a foreign currency crisis aggravated by a withdrawal of funding from international lenders, hitting its capacity to import spare parts for its military equipment.
The veteran leader said Zimbabwe planners had started a programme to substitute some foreign-sourced parts with locally made ones as a way of beating the sanctions that he says have been orchestrated by former colonial power Britain.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1688819/posts   (1411 words)

 PAF dealings with zimbabwe - PakDef Forums
Zimbabwe is in the diplomatic dog-house in international public opinion, and any links with this country will only tarnish Pakistan's image.
Besides Zimbabwe is receiving help from South Africa and other African countries, and since AU hasn't done anything to ban Zimbabwe then i dont see why we should keep away from doing business with them.
Zimbabwe, used to be a beautiful nation with enough wealth, resources, agriculture and beef stock that it would have fed itself and quite a few of the neighbouring countries----but alas for the the 'fl man' the nation is in ruins now.
www.pakdef.info /forum/showthread.php?t=7203   (4868 words)

 Transporting repression to Zimbabwe - Amnesty International
There was grave concern both within Zimbabwe and internationally that the political violence would escalate as the elections approached.
There were reports that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the ZNA were preparing an elite force to crack down on opposition to President Mugabe in the run-up to the presidential election.
Given that many of the human rights violations in Zimbabwe are committed by the police, AI has also called on governments to prohibit the transfer of a range of police equipment such as handcuffs, leg irons and electro-shock equipment.
web.amnesty.org /pages/ttt4-article_9-eng   (947 words)

 Zimbabwe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zimbabwe is divided into eight provinces and two cities with provincial status.
Zimbabwe on 3 October 2006 launched the world's first official HIV/AIDS Toolkit, which forms the basis for a global AIDS prevention, treatment and support plan.
English is the official language of Zimbabwe, though only 2% consider it their native language, mainly the white and Coloured (mixed race) minorities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zimbabwe   (3564 words)

 Zimbabwe information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia), is a landlocked country in the southern part of the continent of Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers.
Main article: Economy of Zimbabwe The government of Zimbabwe faces a wide variety of difficult economic problems as it struggles to consolidate earlier progress in developing a market-oriented economy.
The impact of land reform in Zimbabwe has badly damaged the ability of the commercial farming sector to gain foreign exchange.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Zimbabwe   (2954 words)

 Zimbabwe on the Internet
Taylor, Ian - "We are the Democrats: The Crisis in Zimbabwe and the Death of the NEPAD".
Zimbabwe film on the role of women in the war of independence.
The report recommends that "The Government of Zimbabwe should unilaterally withdraw from the SOCEBO logging deal,......The Parliament of Zimbabwe should condemn the corporate ambitions of Zanu-PF,...." Global Witness is based in London.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/zim.html   (8430 words)

 Military of Zimbabwe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the time of independence, the then Prime Minister Mugabe declared that integrating Zimbabwe's three armed forces would be one of Zimbabwe's top priorities.
The branches are Zimbabwe National Army, Air Force of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Republic Police (includes Police Support Unit, Paramilitary Police).
In 1999, the Government of Zimbabwe sent a sizeable military force into the Democratic Republic of Congo to support the government of President Laurent Kabila during the Second Congo War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Zimbabwe   (204 words)

 Mugabe gives land to military: Africa: Zimbabwe: News24
The key dates since Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980 are presented in this timeline.
Harare - About 6,000 members of the Zimbabwean military are to receive plots under the government's land reform program, President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday.
Mugabe told thousands gathered at a Harare stadium to mark Defense Forces Day that some members of the military had been given land under the program launched five years ago.
www.news24.com /News24/Africa/Zimbabwe/0,,2-11-1662_1751478,00.html   (203 words)

 Books of Zimbabwe / Books of Rhodesia - Africana reprints and new literary works covering Southern Africa. Also ...
While serving with them he was extensively involved in the hunt for ZANLA guerrillas, the operational directing, briefing and debriefing of both Selous Scouts and Special branch pseudo guerrilla teams as well as biological and chemical warfare.
Part of the story includes a background to the world renowned mounted infantry unit, the Rhodesian Army Grey's Scouts, of which the author's husband was the riding master, leaving with the rank of captain in 1983.
Col. Jan Breytenbach is a legend in both South African history and military (founded SA Paratroopers, 32 Battalion and Recces).
www.booksofzimbabwe.com   (2136 words)

 Zimbabwe Seeks Stronger Military Ties with China
Zimbabwe says its military wants to establish a so-called "strategic partnership" with China.
The paper said the general made the comment at a dinner held in Harare Friday in honor of a visiting delegation from the Chinese army.
The Herald said Zimbabwe's military wants to develop a new type of strategic partnership with China that would feature political equality, economic cooperation, and exchanges of culture and technology.
www.voanews.com /english/2006-03-28-voa39.cfm   (219 words)

 Military History - Rhodesia / Zimbabwe:BushveldNET
In hard military terms, the fireforce concept was an operational development which has attracted much detailed attention in army staff colleges throughout the world.
This torrid, true tale of torture and sabotage (13 ZAF planes were blown up in one attack) in independent Zimbabwe tells of the bizarre events involving a group of loyal Zimbabwean Air Force officers, and brings to readers the horror, the humanism and occasionally the humour behind the story that made head-lines around the world.
It was then, in what was to become Zimbabwe's most celebrated court case, that the airmen, the new state of Zimbabwe and its system of justice went on trial.
www.booksofzimbabwe.com /store3/x316.html   (12085 words)

 Zimbabwe Military Plans Recruitment Drive, Mulls Pay Increases
Following Harare’s announcement that it has purchased six more Chinese-made jet trainers, the Zimbabwe National Army says it has bought 127 new trucks at a total cost of $1.2 million and is planning to roll out a major recruitment drive.
Though the army reportedly has had trouble feeding and paying its existing forces, it is considering an increase in military salaries.
Giles Mutsekwa, a member of parliament and defense spokesman for the Movement for Democratic Change faction headed by Morgan Tsvangirai, told reporter Patience Rusere of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that the army needs to be downsized.
www.voanews.com /english/africa/zimbabwe/2006-08-25-voa48.cfm   (255 words)

 Zimbabwe (British Empire & Commonwealth Land Forces)
Glossary of Rhodesian Military Terms, by Alan Thrush.
Report on the 1980s Disturbances in Matabeleland and the Midlands, by Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe Special Forces, by Mitch Berg (Twilight 2000 Page).
www.regiments.org /nations/africa/zimbabwe.htm   (427 words)

 Zimbabwe Military Museum
The Zimbabwe Military Museum has its beginings in a number of historic aircraft stored at Thornhill Air Base.
These aircraft were eventually moved to the premises of the School of Defence and a museum opened here in January 1974.
In addition to the aircraft, visitors can view aero engines, uniforms and equipment associated with Zimbabwe's military history.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /mus/world/zim/milmus.htm   (124 words)

 MediaChannel.org - IN DEPTH | Zimbabwe Censorship
The deportation of two foreign reporters was only the latest in a series of events that indicate a systematic assault on journalists and media institutions, one that has brought international condemnation to President Robert Mugabe.
Mercedes Sayagues tells of her sudden expulsion, with no warning or explanation, from Zimbabwe, where she'd been a reporter for nine years.
Information in Zimbabwe has been tightly and systematically controlled, with recently implemented draconian laws precluding independent and representative broadcasting.
www.mediachannel.org /originals/zimbabwe.shtml   (371 words)

 Zimbabwe Military expenditures - dollar figure - Military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Zimbabwe Military expenditures - dollar figure - Military
Definition: This entry gives current military expenditures in US dollars; the figure is calculated by multiplying the estimated defense spending in percentage terms by the gross domestic product (GDP) calculated on an exchange rate basis, not purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
Dollar figures for military expenditures should be treated with caution because of different price patterns and accounting methods among nations, as well as wide variations in the strength of their currencies.
www.indexmundi.com /zimbabwe/military_expenditures_dollar_figure.html   (108 words)

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