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‘Only God will remove me!’

Rowan Philp and Dominic Mahlangu The Times

Pressure from Africa and abroad is piling up on Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe ahead of Friday’s presidential run-off.

By Guest Column - Monday, June 23, 2008 - Full Story

Zimbabwe opposition leader pulling out of election

By ANGUS SHAW, Breitbart
Zimbabwe’s opposition leader says he is pulling out of Friday’s runoff election against President Robert Mugabe.
Morgan Tsvangirai says this is because of mounting violence and intimidation against the opposition during the campaign.

By Guest Column - Sunday, June 22, 2008 - Full Story

Egypt Deports Eritrean Refuges-Some to Their Death

The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Egyptian authorities deported 400 Eritrean refugees last week on June 11 and 12. ICC also received reports of the deportation additional Eritreans after June 12.

By Guest Column - Saturday, June 21, 2008 - Full Story

A ceasefire at any cost

As I write, the “ceasefire”, lull” or whatever has been in place for an hour, but what are its terms? Nobody is saying at least not exactly. All responsible ministers are not to be seen and they are hiding behind the back of Maj Gen (ret’d), Amos Gilad who negotiated the deal under their orders.

By Ted Belman - Friday, June 20, 2008 - Full Story

Putin’s New Evil Empire

Edward Lucas,

Few things make the bien pensants more uneasy than talk of right and wrong. They flinched when Ronald Reagan called the Soviet bloc, rightly, the «evil

By Guest Column Edward Lucas- Friday, June 20, 2008 - Full Story

People power always prevails

Wilf Mbanga, The Zimbabwean

It is imperative that every Zimbabwean cast their ballot for the candidate of their choice on Friday. Mugabe’s brutal thugs have been terrorizing the whole country; beating, raping and murdering our countrymen with the sole aim of terrorizing them into voting for his illegitimate regime.

By Guest Column Wilf Mbanga- Friday, June 20, 2008 - Full Story

Petulance and Pandemonium in Petra

Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa must have had a brain explosion during a lunch time speech delivered by Israel’s President Shimon Peres to Nobel Laureates attending a conference in Petra to discuss the global food crisis.

By David Singer - Friday, June 20, 2008 - Full Story

Do your bit to help Zimbabweans vote Mugabe out

Wilf Mbanga
Publisher and Editor, The Zimbabwean

Zimbabwe has descended into unparalleled levels of media censorship. The Mugabe military junta is determined to cut Zimbabweans off from the rest of the world by ensuring that they are unable to receive news from outside Zimbabwe about what is happening in their own country.

By Guest Column - Thursday, June 19, 2008 - Full Story

Senior House Church Leader Zhang Mingxuan Detained for Attempting to Meet EU Official in Beijing

China Aid has learned that pastor Zhang Mingxuan was detained at 12:08pm on June 18(Beijing Time) along with his interpreter when he was on his way to meet with a seninor EU official.

By Christian Newswire - Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - Full Story

AUSTRALIA-IRAQ: Troops Withdraw, Howard Comes Under Fire

Stephen de Tarczynski,

Former Australian PM John Howard insists he was right to invade Iraq.

By News on the Net - Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - Full Story

Makes renewed threats

By Our Correspondent, The Zimbabwe Times

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe on Saturday stood on the most sacred ground in Zimbabwe, the National Heroes’ Acre and threatened to take Zimbabwe to war.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - Full Story

University revokes Mugabe’s degree

By Our Correspondent, The Zimbabwe Times
BOSTON - The University of Massachusetts has finally resolved an issue that had bedevilled the institution for a year while it sought to sever an embarrassing link with a dictator it once honoured on assumption he was an exemplary leader.

By Guest Column - Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - Full Story

Brussels Wants “Voluntary” Labeling of Blogs

A quote from a motion for a resolution at the European Parliament:

By Guest Column Paul Belien- Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - Full Story

EU tries to isolate Irish after treaty rejection

Ian Traynor in Brussels and Henry McDonald in Dublin,
Ministers insist other countries must ratify deal despite Ireland’s ‘no’ vote

By Guest Column - Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - Full Story

Pre-Nazi Germany was an Unchristian Nation

Few myths warm the hearts of Leftists as much as the myth that Germany was a Christian nation which voted Adolph Hitler and his National Socialists into office.  This allows Leftists who hate Judeo-Christian moral traditions, which almost, all Leftists do,  to cow Christians into silence (didn’t you Christians let Hitler take power?)

By Bruce Walker - Monday, June 16, 2008 - Full Story

French youths clash with police

Lille - Dozens of French youths clashed with police in a town in northeast France overnight, burning cars during a rampage triggered by the killing of a 22-year-old man, an official said on Sunday.

By Guest Column - Monday, June 16, 2008 - Full Story

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir proves Dubai Does not run the show

Hamid Mir, GEO TV, Capital TalkIslamabad - Renowned Geo anchor Hamid Mir once again moved his famous show “Capital Talk” to the road here on Friday after the programme was stopped from being aired by Dubai authorities under pressure from the presidency.

Instead of watching the show on TV at home,  a huge crowd watched it on the street as people thronged the Parade Ground, the final destination of the long march. As it happens, the Geo office is just a few yards away from the Parade Ground.

By Guest Column - Monday, June 16, 2008 - Full Story

The residential school money pit

By Don Sandberg, Aboriginal Policy Fellow, Frontier Centre for Public Policy

The residential school years were, without doubt, a terrible experience for some native students. One can only imagine the torment of being unable to escape one’s abusers. Today many still suffer the effects of being molested by those who preached right and wrong. But not all students suffered; some gained much by being able to attend these institutions.

By Guest Column Don Sandberg- Monday, June 16, 2008 - Full Story

Canadian & U.S. Investors Mistreated in Poland

WARSAW, POLAND: Good news about doing business in Poland. According to “European Attractiveness Survey 2008,”released by Ernst & Young on June 5, 2008, Poland has been ranked the most attractive destination for new foreign investment in Europe. Moreover, Poland was placed in the 2nd position in Europe in the job-creation ranking and in the 7th place in the foreign direct investment ranking. Poland scored top in Europe as a potential investment location (18%) leaving behind, among others, Germany (16%), Russia (12%), France (11%), Romania (10%) and the UK (9%). Poland may also boast about a very high job-creation rate. Last year, due to new foreign investment projects, 18,399 new workplaces were created,  giving Poland the 2nd place in Europe after the UK. In terms of number of foreign investments, Poland was placed in the 7th position in Europe with 146 projects realized in 2007.

By David M. Dastych - Saturday, June 14, 2008 - Full Story

Israel’s ambassador says Britain has become a hotbed of radical anti-Israeli feeling

By Martin Beckford, The Telegraph
Britain has become a hotbed of radical anti-Israeli views, according to the country’s envoy to London.

By Guest Column - Saturday, June 14, 2008 - Full Story