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A Complete List of Trump’s Pardons and Commutations
"Today. Donald Trump continued his full on assault. On the rule of law pardoning and commuting the sentences of several high profile criminals he notably included former Illinois governor. Rod Blagojevich was convicted of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat vacated because he was elected president in exchange for campaign contributions. Begovic had served eight years of a fourteen year prison sentence. You may also remember the governor from the apprentice where he messed up the Harry Potter Challenge and got fired Donald Trump. We'll technically by the apprentice producers today the President Communities Sentence Response Members of the Illinois House Republican delegation released a saying quote. We're disappointed by the president's commutation of Robert Mugabe of federal sentence. Begovic is the face of public corruption in Illinois. And not once has he shown any remorse for his clear undocumented. Record of egregious crimes that undermined the trust placed in him by the voters. Nbc News Correspondent. Tom Winter reminds us are eating. A jury found him guilty of trying to extort the CEO of Children's Memorial Hospital for a donation in exchange for increasing the payments to doctors. Who took care of Specialty Care Kids? Oh but Donald Trump was not done there he also pardoned former New York police department. Commissioner Bernard Kerik pleaded guilty to eight felony charges including tax fraud and lying to White House officials. Carrick was nominated by George W Bush to be the Secretary of Homeland Security before withdrawing that nomination just a week later. The judge gave a longer sentence than agreed to the plea deal saying quote. I think the damage caused by Mr Carrick is in some ways. Immeasurable trump also pardoned bond. Trader Michael Milkin. So guy considered to be the face of insider trading in the nineteen eighty S. Milton was originally charged with ninety eight. Federal counts including racketeering. He pleaded guilty to six felony charges of securities fraud conspiracy. He was sentenced to ten years in prison. He also paid six hundred million dollars in fines and restitution at sentencing. The judge said quote when a man of your power in the financial world repeatedly conspires to violate and violate securities and tax laws in order to achieve more power and wealth for himself and his wealthy clients. A significant president prison term is required in order to deter others others receive clemency from trump today glued former San Francisco Forty niners owner Edward debartolo junior. Who pleaded guilty in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight two concealing an extortion attempt involving the governor of Louisiana David Savvy and the former Bush administration official who was sentenced to a year in prison for lying about his association with Jack? Abramov June grown the owner of a Mental Health Care Company. Who was serving a thirty five year prison sentence for running? A two hundred. Five million dollar Medicare fraud scheme to be clear. This is the president who spent the last six months arguing. He so pose corruption. He had to make sure. Ukrainian president was to by withholding credit grudgingly approved military aid unless you launch fake investigation into the Biden's and route around Kremlin source conspiracy theory tourist findings but somehow this group of liars an extortionist and swindlers is the group of people. Trump felt deserve clemency. Maybe it's just a coincidence. That trump is pardoning these felons as the sentencing yet. Another one of his criminal pals looms earlier today. Trump tweeted about the judge in the trial of his longtime friend and advisor. Roger Stone suggesting stone deserved a new trial. Not long after the judge ruled stone. Sentencing hearing we'll go on that's planned on Thursday. Although she did say Roger. Stone's sentence will not begin until after she rules on his request for a new trial. Trump's interference with the stone cases. Troubled the Federal Judges Association so much that they called an emergency meeting tomorrow to address it and joining me now. For more on the president's pardoning spree. Today's Walter Dellinger. He was formerly formerly the acting. Solicitor General and also the head of the office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice under president. Bill Clinton Mr Dellinger. What do these pardons say to you as somebody who worked in in at high levels in justice in the United States? Well I think the show that we're really at the at the end of being a country that believes in equal justice under law there was no process to see how these crimes and these sentences compared with others who remain in prison. It's the president's own whim when a president acts by Wim and says he did of the Goya Vich. I wanted wife on television that that is an assault on the rule of law. But it goes much deeper than that. This is part of a three pronged assault on low as we know it. It involves threats of criminal prosecution of political opponents. Those investigate you. It involves promises that the president will intervene on behalf of those who commit crimes on his behalf and it. The third leg of this assault is his attack on judges and jurors in cases in which he's involved there is there's a banana republic aspect to it as you said that if you're friends with the president or on his TV show you get a pardon no matter what you've done and if you cross him in any way you might end up being prosecuted and we know that William Bar doesn't seem to be opposed to doing that but they're also does seem to be kind of a sort of Ross statement of power that Donald Trump is saying that if you commit these particular kinds of crimes that are against the Public. Trust that our financial in nature that are about corruption when he himself was impeached for corruption. It almost as sort of I don't know it almost feels like a message about that too about the fact that he's saying no no. I'm going to use of dive into corruption and revel in it. That's a good point Jordan. He treats he treats very high status people as if they're high status is a mitigation of their crops. When in fact it is an exacerbation that makes him so much worse. When you're a privileged person take for example. The fact that he has intervened on behalf of someone who was this got to be the national security adviser and lied about an investigation not just any investigation an investigation into a foreign military powers intervention. Our election. He intervened on behalf of someone who has been a prominent associated with President. Said is Roger Stone Who who committed five categories of lies and engaged in what the first department memo said was a relentless multi year attempt to again and obstruct justice in terms of an investigation into the corruption and the election and then finally the sympathy for someone. Who had the Honora being governor of one of our largest states? And who is thoroughly corrupt? And who sold a position in the United States Senate? Now that's he treats those because high status people as mitigation of their crops. And would it surprise you if the after to the things that Donald Trump does as well when it surprised if he's setting up there's been a lot of questions about whether he might try to part himself like if he's ever found to have committed some crime and that would certainly make himself the biggest part of the mall. I think he would undoubtedly attempt to pardon himself and everyone around him. He certainly let it be known that if a if he's re-elected or or even in the period after he was defeated he is GonNa take care of Of of everyone he knows including himself. I think the courts would reject hisself pardon but you know no presents ever tried that before so we can't be sure and the way in which he he seems to revel in the fact that he could take someone like sheriff. Joe Arpaio a law enforcement officer who is targeting Latinos for harassment and using the power of the police deliberately against a minority group and he pardoned him of criminal contempt of court that the way in which he plays with this. I think Dolly Elliptic who some times on this show referred to the `constitutionalisation of narcissism is what we face in this country. Yeah IT DONALD. Trump wants credit of also doing first step back kinds of criminal justice reform. He wants credit for that. But but do you sense in the pardons that he's doing especially today that the real message here is his own power right that he's essentially saying if you're powerful and you're my friend that is actually how you get a justice not by being somebody who was falsely accused of a crime or got too long of a sentence for having marijuana or something like that. That's why there's absolutely the absolute absence of any sense that the people pardoned held they compared with the culpability and the sentences of the tens and tens of thousands who remain in federal prison. The idea that he can act on on Mir welcome. I think something we've never seen the president before you know. Some people are going to raise the a Bill Clinton's pardon of financier and fugitive Bark Rich. And that was the worst thing. Bill Clinton did in eight years and an office is unjustified pardon but Donald Trump is taking it to a very different level where he's using the levers of the of the power of his office in order to corrupt law threatening opponents rewarding those who would commit crimes on his behalf going after judges and jurors in. I don't know where we go from here. I think we two thousand former prosecutors not just signed a letter but perhaps to think about blocking the willing to be arrested blocking the entrance of the Justice Department out. You have to use your imagination where we go from here Walter Dellinger. Thank you very much really appreciate your time and joining me now. For more. On the president's pardoning Spree Matthew Miller former chief spokesperson for the Department of Justice who's down MSNBC Justice analyst and Betsy Woodruff Swan Politics reporter at the daily beast and she's also an MSNBC contributor. So let's talk about sort of where where he could go from here and where and what it means and I'll start with where he could go from here. Betsy because is there any reporting on how much more of this because it does appear that there is a pattern? Somebody is either you know his friend or was on the apprentice goes on Fox News and pleads for his help he immediately responds to his friends and gives them a pardon. Who's who might be next on the list. I spent the afternoon talking to people who identify or describe themselves as allies of Roger Stone and they said that they saw the spate of clemencies that came down today as very comforting to them. Because they believe it's a signal. The President is sending that Roger. Stone may be next in line for this type of executive action. I thought your use of the phrase Banana Republic was really interesting because a federal judge. Us that exact same phrase in a transcript that was recently released from a closed door hearing regarding the investigation. That's now closed into Andrew McCabe and the judge literally said that the fact that trump was tweeting about McCabe so often the fact that he appeared to be interfering in that process created the appearance of a Banana Republic. So the thing to keep an eye on both the president of course granting clemency to people who he views as his political allies in part because he sees them on Fox News and the inverse of that which is the president encouraging DOJ to weaponize itself against people who he sees as his foes. And I'm glad also that Mister Diligent Joe Arpaio because they're also sort of symbolic arden's of people who are hurting the People Donald Trump's base wants to see hurt.
Wife of Zimbabwe vice president accused of trying to kill him
"The estranged wife of Zimbabwe's vice president Constantina chewing her has appeared in court to be charged with attempting to murder him marriage when those alleged of trying to kill her husband while he was receiving medical treatment please and she was also accused of fraud and money laundering totaling million dollars he's under Harding in the eyes of many this case now fits a more familiar path the path of a country where corrupt elites accuse each other of assassination plots poisonings and with the police and courts are used to settle schools the country in other words web precious little seems to have changed since the days of Robert Mugabe that sense is compounded by Zimbabwe's deepening economic crisis the country gripped by hyperinflation crippling power shortages and mass hunger world news from the
Zimbabwe gives public sector protest the go-ahead
"Zimbabwe's protests have been spawned by years of deep-rooted economic mismanagement by the government. President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office in two thousand seventeen big promises to revive the economy. You after longtime authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe was ousted in a military coup country has to be it's different and our relations will be normalized. Peppy visit change in great shape working. It is good young yet now. Zimbabwe has the world's second highest inflation rate. Prices marked on a supermarket shelf can change by the time. The customer reaches the checkout. The crisis has brought back painful memories of two thousand eight when inflation reached five hundred billion percent wiping out people savings causing Mr Mugabe's government to abandon its currency empty shelves in the shops speak of a nation on its knees in today Zimbabwe. The situation is becoming more desperate by the day. It's already sparked plenty of rest. In January protests erupted after fuel prices more than doubled overnight. The security forces responded violently killing seventeen people. The question is whether Mr Mnangagwa's government comment will tolerate dissent at today's March. People are expecting thousands of people to go out onto the streets in protest in Zimbabwe. Jonathan Rosenthal is our Africa editor. There are some real concern for today's protests mater and violent in particular their worries about the security forces clamping down quite hard. The reason that people are concerned is that Zimbabwe's Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has set loose. The police in the army on protesters in the past in January there were attempts to protest and people beaten again in August those very small protests that took place in it'd been banned security forces said they would arrest people who came out and small numbers did turn out and of course it's little more than a year since the election in August of last year. That also turned violent. twit the police and army shot demonstrators. Who is saying the election had been rigged and so the protests this time around? Who are the protesters in and what what did they want? The protests at the moment of very much driven by the economy. It's much more about people. Struggling to get by rather than an overtly political protests and the reason is that symbolic he's been in slow motion economic crisis for the past few years way. Its currency has been falling. It's used to have a currency was pegged to the dollar. The government is run. Run out of dollars. So it's been essentially printing it so in many it's been producing things called on notes. It's been producing a kind of an electronic money. All of these have been steadily losing value and of course Oh civil servants. Who are the biggest group of unionized employees? I have seen their pay rapidly falling buzz devaluation of the currency rampant inflation. And so does the government even have have the means to address those concerns in the short term. There is very little the government can do is broke. It is facing recession. The finance ministers expecting growth contract by about six to the seven percent this year. There is very little riddle renewed. The government's got to meet these demands to think of the notion of inflation and Zimbabwe's to think back a decade ago. When and you know you could get yourself a five hundred trillion Zimbabwean dollar note? Is there a link between what we're seeing now in the country and what we saw. Then that's absolutely right. Zimbabweans have memory memory of the rampant hyperinflation that the head in two thousand nine hundred absolutely devastated. The economy and many people are now looking at the inflation rate which the government has stopped reporting. So it's now take communists to try to guess and their estimates of around three hundred eighty four hundred percent and of course that not only brings back memories for some bog wins who are desperately trying into shot with what many they still have. We're also seeing disturbing. Echoes in the way in which the government's is responding to this so if one goes back to two thousand eight the finance minister at the time came out and said the normal laws of economics did not apply to Zimbabwe. And therefore he could printers matrimony as you want to do and that just fueled the hyperinflation and we're seeing again at the central bank in Zimbabwe as saying what it sees is a shortage of currency and it is therefore introducing yet another new currency which was going back to printing the old Zimbabwe Dolla. Paula and simply printing is not the way in which deals with inflation so the economic situation that Zimbabwe faces now is entirely down then to government economic mismanagement management or it is absolutely the result of economic mismanagement that goes back decades if one looks at the now late former President Robert Mugabe who ruled from independence in one thousand nine hundred ensler asked in two thousand seventeen Mugabe. Firstly overspent running huge deficits. He then decided the bigger idea to grab the most productive assets in the country. Entry the farms the commercial farms had mattis cronies who then mismanaged them. And we've seen ongoing economic mismanagement where the government is simply be unable to run a balanced budget control it spending and Risher investors that if they start putting many into irrigation on farms or mines or whatever it is that they want to invest in that these assets won't just get grabbed the of course the government is not taking the blame for it saying there is a drought and indeed. The rains have been bad. It is also being particularly genius when it blamed sanctions Western countries the US EU have imposed very targeted sanctions that are really targeted against the person and our punishment for being involved in gross human rights violations whereas the broad-ranging ranges and Baldwin Economic Commerce is a lot of continue unabated so if we assume that the normal laws of economics do apply in Zimbabwe. What should the government be doing instead? How could it pull itself out of this mess? The first thing to do is to simply get out of this crazy. Business of producing new currencies many people in Zimbabwe is somebody saying let's go back to the US taller. The government cannot be trusted to prince own money that would lead to quite as severe short term economic shock probably but it is something that a previous opposition government of national unity dead and stabilize the economy after the previous battle. Hyperinflation the second thing it needs to do is to come clean on. Its major export earnings Zimbabwe. Aubrey produces a lot of minerals in particular diamonds but there is very little transparency as to whether revenue from those governments control done minds ago. Many people suspect that it is disappearing disappearing into the pockets of senior people in the government in the military. Do you think that will that tells kind of wider tail. I mean what's your view on the outlook for the country. Now that it's shot of Mr Mr Mugabe and now under Mr Mnangagwa's aside from the current economic turmoil do you think the prospects are good but we has a real opportunity and that opportunity was offered search lost last year in July when it had selections and the West essentially lines up said. We're racist lending we're ready to support debt-relief and to get this economy back on its feet but in return. What we expect is a clean election and no human rights violations? And that didn't happen. There is an opportunity now. Given how deep the crisis says for governments to put his hands up essentially say okay. We're willing to take the steel into start. Enacting some real reforms in the process. Today we're really going to be seeing people coming asking for change a chance at hope and we will see today whether the government listens to that or whether it reverts to its old tactic of simply sending in the security perceive a schism piecing processes with the streets.
Zimbabwe Continues Its Economic Downward Spiral
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from cohnresnick whose business of baseball and original MLB video series shares key insights on the business side of America's America's pastime for a game changing strategies to help your business visit cohnresnick dot com slash MLB. The family of Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe burried him this weekend he was in power there for almost forty years and after he died people hoped for a new start but life subway hasn't gotten any better last last week city officials cutoff tap water in the capital city. Harare Andrew Meldrum is Africa editor for the Associated Press Sixteen years ago. He was expelled from Zimbabwe Walkway recently. He went back to look around at the country that he'd covered for decades. Meldrum told me the Water Shutoff in Harari is the result of both drought end economic economic crisis. There's no water going through the pipes. People were lining up to pump water from wells to wash their clothes in brackish streams or ponds so were seeing a city and a country that is really suffering from huge problems from an economic downturn as as I say you know no electricity in the capital for as much as nineteen hours a day no water. This is is something that was just unthinkable people. When I was living there I would imagine having spent so many years in Zimbabwe. You have lots of friends there. What are the differences in their lives since you've been. La well those of my friends who are still in Zimbabwe. They have experienced a roller coaster. Since I was expelled they they have experienced hyperinflation of more than a billion percent inflation Yaha and also they experienced something surprises in political situation they saw Robert Mugabe fall from power and there was a tremendous amount of optimism and excitement to think that that things were going to get better and now two years later at the death of Robert Mugabe. They're saying will actually things aren't better at all and the government under Emerson Mnangagwa's has has not achieved economic growth or an improvement in things so they're they're disappointed so the the question is why not I mean I remember the optimism awesome. People saying the country will be more free. The country will develop economically. It's Mugabe essentially. Many people said that's been holding us back and then you're saying but in two years nothing's happened why not well. Robert Mugabe left but the same party ZANU. PF and the same military military are running the show and they are not making the kind of substantial fundamental changes in the way the country is run that will will improve things for the average. Bob weigh-in one thing that was interesting that I'd like to highlight was a doctor who was calling for a strike to get higher wages. He was abducted he was tortured and he has now been released because there was an outcry amongst the medical community and throughout Zimbabwean of course it's great that he has been released but it it was one of a series of abductions of government critics in in recent months so it shows that there is a level of political repression still in Zimbabwe. What do you think happens next in in symbolic way. Is there some political leader political party waiting in the wings that has the potential to turn things around I don't see that political leader waiting waiting in the wings and it might be further in the wings than I can see at this point you know things are going to come together so that the country returns to the kind of prosperity that I saw it but I think it's going to take quite some time Andrew Meldrum. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you Noel Andrew Meldrum the A._P.'s Africa editor joined us on Skype from Johannesburg.
News in Brief 27 September 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations the UN's top human rights body agreed on Friday to dispatch a fact-finding mission to Venezuela in response to grave concerns about killings and other abuses linked to the country's ongoing political and economic crisis. The development follows a vote at the Human Rights Council Council that was supported by less than half of the forms forty seven member states including several South American countries such as Colombia Argentina and Peru the resolution Lucien condemned the widespread targeted repression and persecution on political grounds in Venezuela the excessive use of force against peaceful protests and during security operations nations in addition it highlighted arbitrary detention torture ill-treatment extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances carried out by these special action forces and WPRO government civilian armed groups at least six thousand people have been killed insecurity operations since January two thousand eighteen the resolution maintained while also urging the authorities not to release all political prisoners immediately this includes the twenty-seven individuals identified by High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet earlier this month to Nigeria now where more than forty thousand people have left the country's northwest seeking shelter Inisia- after an upsurge in attacks since the start of the year the escalating being violence in Sokoto Zamfara and casino which has been attributed to criminal gangs rather than terrorists has led to a new humanitarian emergency in Jazz border regions the the UN refugee agencies payback Belloc told journalists in Geneva on Friday people seeking safety from indiscriminate attacks unleashed by organized armed in groups on men women and children alike there have been frequent reports of kidnapping torture extortion murder sexual violence and destruction of houses and property on September eleventh alone more than two thousand thousand five hundred people fled when civilians were targeted by armed groups on the Nigerian site. UNHCR the refugee agency agency is working with local authorities and partners to assist refugees many of whom are arriving traumatized and with few belongings new arrivals are registered in six mobile units units installed in the border regions while any field office has also opened with emergency staff to respond to the humanitarian needs and finally Zimbabwe should do more to embrace and safeguard democracy atop appointed rights investigator said on Friday at the end of the first visit there by an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council in a statement Clement Nia. Let's see ruler the special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of Peaceful Assembly expressed his support for the government's stated commitment wittman to democratisation but two years since Emerson Mnangagwa's became president after the removal of longtime leader Robert Mugabe Mr urged the authorities to go further in promoting people's rights and engage in genuine dialogue with all those affected by austerity measures in his appeal these special reporter cited concern over the excessive use of force by by police and military during protests putting troops in the streets was becoming commonplace he added while also insisting that it was vital for police or military personnel who committed human rights violations relations to be held accountable. Mr Rules comments come as you and aid agencies continue to warn of widespread food insecurity in the country which has been left reeling by a slow-burning economic collapse made worse by drought and the impact of cycling die in March according to a recent update by humanitarian coordinating agency Archer some at five and a half million people in rural areas are now food insecure. This is in addition to two point two million people in urban areas Daniel Johnson U._N. News.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayed
"Jim Bob boy is giving its former president Robert Mugabe a final goodbye with the state funeral got a real Jim Bob boy for more than thirty years and for the past three days in Bab winds have been remember in their controversial leader and very Jennifer alter joins us now from the national sports stadium in Harari eighty thanks so much for being with us. thank you for. what's the scene like there you don't actually feels a little this depicted because the government hold out all the stops for this. they had military and police band they brought in world leaders yes Jack bullock was a meek among them and got his body. often it was three. you know it doesn't mean flag it was escorted by generals and president Emerson god what the disjointed part comes because. you know about two years after Robert Mugabe was ousted in a military coup and the general this president they were the ones who ousted him so that was definitely on the minds of Walter. we spoke on behalf of the family let's listen. I see. the nice thing. the wide angle. well. anything I should note Scott is that this is a huge stadium in the capital city and it is half empty. what about people outside the stadium I understand you spoke with them too I did and you know the feeling outside is very different from the feeling here you know here he was remembered as a liberator as a. in Africa and you know. became a tight to his own people and right now Zimbabwe is hurting it's got the second worst inflation rate after minutes well and you know what woman I spoke to yesterday she was body she was in tears and she said her heart. I liberated from white minority rule and she was able to go to school to live in areas that were formerly all white but then she pointed to her legs they were stolen she didn't know why and she would get medical attention and she pointed toward the garbage off and then said that's because of him she was conflicted she was crying because her heart but also she resented. and and Nader. I understand British McGahee's not going to be put in the ground today there's been some confusion about when he'll be buried where he'll be buried Phyllis in on that if you could please. yeah I mean it's been a huge drama he was supposed to be buried at heroes acre which is a place where all of us involved with war heroes are very. family says that they were part because of the clean and they said that they didn't want. defensively they relented and they said yes will be buried there yesterday the apparently changed her mind and announced that the burial that was supposed to happen tomorrow has been canceled and that Robert Mugabe it will be very some point maybe in the next month maybe at heroes acre. and had a broader speaking with us from the national sports stadium half full he reports in or are a for these final services for Robert Mugabe ator thank you so much for being
Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be honored at state funeral
"But later today a state funeral will be held for Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe he was ninety five he died last week in a private clinic in Singapore today state occasion in Zimbabwe follows days of rowing over exactly where he will be buried let's get more details from our correspondent Andrew Harding who joins us live from Harari wait preparations are underway for this state occasion enter. that's
Robert Mugabe will have private burial at national Heroes' Acre
"Last week's death of former former Zimbabwean tyrant Robert Mugabe at the age of ninety five presented his country with a problem if from the worst problem with which Mugabe presented Zimbabwe during he's later decades of deranged misrule. How does one commemorate the passing of a figure who was both hero and villain in Mugabe's case indeed both with the founder and destroyer of his nation after an amount of agonizing it has now been decided that Mugabe will be interred in the National Heroes Acre in Harare Laura a public memorial ceremony will be held on Sunday one joined in the studio with more on this bond monocle twenty regular Georgina Godwin Georgina as our listeners are probably aware you are yourself Zimbabwean and I remember we spoke at the time of Mugabe's removal by coup data at how we had that atwells that he was no longer enough and what an I guess a big mental adjustment that was for generations of Zimbabweans. How are we is it adjusting to the fact that he's no longer here at all. You know I think people feel slightly cheated in a way that he went out really with a bit of a whimper not a bang that we and indeed he probably expected and he's no longer there but I gather that in his last few months. He wasn't all there mentally anyway. If you look at the photograph few months well I I mean from when he started wearing you know dribbles and chuck suits but and obviously as you point out his his last years were were he was in the grip of definitely something probably dementia but for him to be dead is something that's quite odd because what you're seeing in Zimbabwe's as you alluded to is people wanting still to hate him but also really wanting to acknowledge the role that he played in in in the formations the country and say so there's quite a lot of them big dichotomy between how people feel because us as I think we discussed at the time if Mugabe is say had sort of cheerfully stepped down from office circa the late eighties and sort of idled into a retirement of giving elections and writing books he would be regarded as one of the twentieth century's heroic figures wouldn't they completely and utterly and he would have got a hero's funeral. Oh hang on the funeral which does prompt the question though that who who turns up for Mugabe's Hero's funeral thousands of people have been attending the lying in state. At referrers stadium in Harari who still is Mugabe's constituency well at the formal proceedings. You'll have a lot of heads of state state. I think Cyril Ramaphosa is coming from South Africa and various other people from from around the continent impacts further afield but in terms of ordinary people what generally happens in in in situations like this is that people have Boston and their promised food and those are the two things that people have that they don't have any fuel in Zimbabwe so they wouldn't be able to get there by themselves. They don't have the money money for bus fare and they're desperate to eat so if you promise people all of that they will turn up much. I mean I'm sympathetic to an extent extent or to this extent with the current Zimbabwean government. You have to acknowledge his passing some how you have to do something if not not what is being done what other suggestions have people made there was an argument of course to whether he should be buried in National Heroes Acre. But where else would you put him well. He is family. It appeared wanted him buried in his home area of Qatar which is where he comes from and I think would have been one way around it but it appears that the government was really pushing to have him in heroes. Acre which apparently he had not wanted himself. There was another really interesting piece of not not legislation but something else he put in his will. I think which was that his wife Grace Mugabe was to stay with the casket at all times until he was buried therefore what he's doing doing that is guaranteeing her starring role in his final Hurrah. Do you get the sense that the current government and we should remind ourselves that the current President Emmerson Mnangagwa was for many years Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe's kind of conciliatory if you will are they trying to reanimate the myth of Mugabe the liberator to to their own ends. I think that that would certainly serve a purpose that the end but I mean at the same time time. Mugabe's very useful is somebody that you can up lay all the blame on and say look it wasn't us it was the previous guy where clean we're going forward and of course that's what the what Managua A and his cronies would like us to think that this is a completely new dispensation. It really isn't make no mistake.
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe has died
"Farmers a bubbly leader Robert Mugabe has died in Singapore H. ninety five he became Zimbabwe's prime minister nineteen eighty that the country's first post colonial leader he was reviled in later years as the economy collapse of human rights violations were on the run she leaders have defined the nation as Robert Mugabe did Zimbabwe hero villain a polarizing figure who clung to power for far too long today Africa's currently does were unanimous in praising his iconic role in the continent's liberation struggles but as the economy falters and opposition group his ruthless streak to code the elections were rigged opponents to which is one of the continent's most promising economies collapsed two years ago the army that it helped to keep Gabi in power for thirty seven years finally staged a quiet
Mugabe dies; liberated Zimbabwe, then held it for 37 years
"The one time strong man president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has died he led the African nations black majority to power in nineteen eighty the rule for thirty seven years before being driven
Robert Mugabe, dead at 95.
"Coming up on the news a Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe's ex president dies age ninety-five brexit crisis grows as opposition and rejects snap election call and trump rolls back vehicle emissions rules. It's Friday September Tennessee. I'm Anthony Davis Robert Mugabe a hero role of Africa's independence struggle whose long rule in Zimbabwe descended into tyranny corruption and incompetence has died the age of ninety five in a statement this morning from Zimbabwe's President Mugabe was cold an icon of liberation a Pan Africanist to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. He's contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace. The death of the former president who ruled Zimbabwe for close to four decades before being ousted in a military takeover in November twenty seventeen mocks the definitive end of an era in the history of the former British colony Mugabe is believed to have died in Singapore way he had made frequent visits to receive medical care in in recent months as his health deteriorated though once widely celebrated for his role in fighting the white supremacist regime in his homeland Mugabe they had long become a deeply divisive figure in his own country and across the continent to some he was an evil dictator who should have ended his days in jail elva crimes against humanity he was reported to have killed thousands and ruin. Zimbabwe's economy all whilst making himself rich Mugabe Gabbay remained devoted to his wife calling her my grace in his last press conference and demanding better treatment for his spouse from Zimbabwe's new rulers Miss Britain's Brexit dilemma intensified today as opposition parties refused refuse to support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for an election until he secures delay to Britain's exit from the European Union something he vows. He'll never do he wants to go to the public on October fifteenth two weeks before the shedule Brexit Day of October thirty first but needs the support of two-thirds of MP's appease to trigger a snap election. Johnson lost a vote on the same question earlier this week but he plans to try again on Monday. Johnson says he would rather be dead. Dead in a ditch than delay brexit parliament is trying to force his hand passing and opposition-backed law that would compel Johnson's conservative government to seek a three-month brexit postponement. If no divorce deal is agreed by October nineteen the legislation was approved today by the House of Lords after after gaining backing from the elected House of Commons earlier this week it'll become law within days once it gets the formality of royal assent the Conservative Party today tweet today mocked up image of the Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in a chicken suit and Johnston said he had never known opposition in the history of democracy that refused to have an election. Johnson's options are unclear. If he loses on Monday he could call a no confidence vote in his own government which he would only need a simple majority to pass Haas. He could try to change the law that governs how elections can be triggered walked. He could even resign Donald Trump is attempting to revoke California's legal authority to set state tailpipe pollution standards the stricter stricter than federal regulations since the early months of the administration the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department have been pursuing one of Mr Trump's most consequential attempts to weaken regulations designed to fight climate change a sweeping rollback of Obama era rules designed to company the emissions of planet warming greenhouse gases but that rollback has become bogged down largely because staff members have been unable so far to prepare adequate documents detailing the legal technical economic and scientific justifications for it. The administration's plans have been further complicated complicated because major comics told the White House that they do not want such an aggressive rollback in addition for major Komai because of signed a deal with California the -fornia pledging to abide by the state strictest standards if the national rollback goes through the trump administration is also rolling back requirements for new energy efficient light bulbs the new standards were included in legislation implemented under President George W Bush and finalized under the Obama Administration ration- they were set to go into effect in January twenty twenty to gradually phase out incandescent and halogen bulbs to be replaced with energy-efficient agent. Led versions you can subscribe to the news with your favorite podcast APP or ask Your Smart Speaker to play the news with Anthony Davis podcast. Leave us a review on. I tunes and follow us on twitter at the news underscore podcast I for daily updates. The news is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering honest verified and truthful World News daily.
Mugabe dies; liberated Zimbabwe, then held it for 37 years
"Farmers and Bobby leader Robert Mugabe has died at ninety five years old Mugabe was forced out of office two years ago he leads a bubbly for thirty seven years as its first president after the end of white minority rule the guy based administration was often accused of corruption and human rights violations but his successor calls him an icon of
Longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe dies at 95
"Time president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has died at ninety five the rise of Robert Gabriel Mugabe from teacher to guerrilla leader prime minister and president was a tribute to his energy intellect and ruthlessness he was heartened by more than a decade in detention during the years of white minority rule a winning elections of independence Robert Mugabe was a claim for his appeal to end racial divisions but as the years passed his leadership came to be defined by intolerance of violence and economic mismanagement when the age ninety three he announced his resignation under threat of impeachment thousands took to the streets to
Mixed reactions in Zimbabwe to ex-President Mugabe's death
"The world is reacting to the death of robert mugabe. The former leader of zimbabwe took power of the southern african country after white minority rule ended in nineteen eighteen eighty his rule had early promise but was ruined by economic disaster disputed elections and a number of human rights violations reactions in zimbabwe to his death. I have been mixed with some remembering his cruelty while others say things are worse now. Meanwhile in south africa many are remembering him for having stood up to the british south african politician floyd shiva mbu wrote in tribute to mugabe on twitter quote. You fought your battles refused to bow down to imperialist bullies. Unquote mugabe founded the socialist zimbabwe abwe african national union party nineteen sixty three to resist colonial rule. He also spent eleven years as a political prisoner of the government of rhodesia the precursor to modern zimbabwe. I'm bob way but he's also accused of human rights. Atrocities ranging from the genocide of the people in the western part of the country to the killings of political opponents robert mugabe was ninety five years old
"robert mugabe" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"The strong man who helped deliver independence in zimbabwe and then drove its economy into the ground has died at ninety five live from london. This is the marketplace morning report report from the b._b._c. World service victoria craig good morning robert mugabe. The former president of zimbabwe had been ill for some time he died today. In a hospital in singapore the mr mugabe led the country's independence push in one thousand nine hundred eighty his later years were mired in controversy that sparked an economic crisis the b._b._c.'s milton and cozy has more from johannesburg hannah's burke robert gabriel mugabe is still revered as a liberator. He left a mixed legacy. There are many people still see him as is a dictator in the late nineteen ninety s he began a land redistribution program and used people called war veterans to to invade white owned farms saying that very few minority of white people in zimbabwe still owned vast tracts of arable land he wanted to level the playing fields as he described it and that's when the country's economy tanked so it's that controversial land reform programme that led to an economic collapse in zimbabwe once known as africa's breadbasket and it's still suffering from that today oh yes indeed other people saw it as a way of clinging to power remember mugabe came into power in nineteen eighty. He ruled the country for nearly four decades. He was ousted in a military coup in november twenty seventeen so now zimbabwe is on a recovery plan. They have a new minister professor tooling. He is is battling to try and get the currency stabilized to get the economy growing again but it's not easy times are still tough. They are battling unemployment which is very high crime as well shortages of energy power cuts in zimbabwe at rolling pretty much every night right people only have five hours of power and that affects the economy quite severely. Is there a lesson in his time in power for the future of the country in its economy. You know the idea that robert mugabe dies in hospital in singapore is in itself a telling story it. It is a lesson that when you are in power make sure that you deliver on the key aspects of your governance the b._b._c.'s milton cozy. Thank thank you so much. Thank you staying on the continent. South african companies are facing boycotts from other african nations after week of looting and violence predominantly targeting foreign owned businesses. The b._b._c.'s will bain has the story your.
It's complicated: Zimbabweans see Mugabe's legacy as mixed
"Former president of zimbabwe robert mugabe has died at the age of ninety five. He was is a schoolteacher turned guerrilla fighter who helped to topple white rule in zimbabwe. Only to then lead the country to the brink of economic ruin his successor president emerson managua said in a message on twitter quote commander mugabe was an icon of liberation a pan africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment norman of his people his contribution to the history of our nation will never be forgotten our deputy africa bureau chief gabrielle steinhaeuser is in capetown so gabrielle. Tell me a bit more about how mr mugabe ended up in power so mugabe came to power in nineteen eighty initially as prime minister of zimbabwe <hes> having sort of liberated his country from the british and and and also white minority government that followed and in his his first few years he really kept warm relations with his predecessor they would regularly have t- you know and he i think he was was honored by the british and he will succeed as this and of enlightenment need a he was a schoolteacher. You know he was educated. He we build a very strong education system zimbabwe but you right that the way he'll be remembered is a bit more complicated. I think it's a bit of a complicated legacy. I would say for most imbaba winds. They will remember him for the brutality and economic hardship of his final decades in power where the economy really spiraled and off any kind of opposition was brutally repressed but then you know you have other leaders in africa who really especially here in south africa really remember him for the support he gave them in their old liberation struggle so we had a very sort of hard shelled message from the ruling party the african national congress in south africa so the lauding him for his contribution to bringing the an and to apartheid and how is zimbabwe doing now. It's actually a really kind of sad adds to that because after he finally resigned resigned than i was in harare you know tens of thousands of people just storming the streets in celebration and there was so much optimism not only among zimbabweans but also among western governments who were ready and companies who are keen to engage in an invest. I think what we've seen over the last nearly two in years. There's a lot of that optimism plate fade away so it's hard to kind of look at mugabe's staff this this point to to a story of decline because it seems like the decline unfortunately continues
South African President confirms longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe died in Singapore
"The former leader of zimbabwe robert mugabe has passed away at the age of ninety five. Yeah that's right in many respects. It's not that much of a surprise because according to the reports that i've been reading he had been in hospital in singapore since april so clearly he was failing he he was in very weak health and i guess as well that <hes> even before you had the hand over of power to amazon and gangway. There were signs that he was losing his grip. That was very fraudulent bradshaw. Some of his speeches have been rambling and of peace so to speak but not that much of a surprise but i think that it's very it's very difficult when you want to know about him all talk about him because it is such a mixed legacy on the one hand hey was this man who was the the icon of the struggle for rhodesia's them was to gain its independence become zimbabwe. He had actually served time in jail. He spent about ten years in jail. He dove asleep. He's obviously suffered heaping tortured etc but he comes out of out of jail he <hes> he co found zanu p._f. Of becomes the leader of the group you then have these campaigns which quite militarized to actually achieve the goal of getting zimbabwe's independence. He becomes the first post independence of prime minister restoring the country. <hes> is generally seen in the beginning to have done all the right things because he worked for a halt on actually giving black people the black majority some some sort of economic have some sort of economic power also <hes> giving them healthcare doing all the right things and then something went very badly wrong it was it was as if he became came corrupted by his own success and that when the elections were held to select a new president <hes> they were effectively rigged rigged. Even though of course that was vehemently denied he did work at one stage of morgan chenggong who was one of the main opposition leaders that he was up against they had this very uneasy alliance alliance mr chandra of course passed away a few years ago and really he's he's basically he. He had to give up power because it was getting obscene and it seemed that the straw that really broke the camel's back. We'll see second wife grace mugabe because these the inference war was that he was trying to line her up as his successor even though she had no the political qualifications as qualification for the job was that she was married to him so it's a very mixed african legacy yes. They were the good things but they were also so the negatives. Let's not forget as well that turn this country was once dubbed the breadbasket of africa. It is now dependent on outside assistance. It had crazy rates of inflation so it was very difficult for ordinary people to live and when you look at the trickle down effect on the very human level there were stories about people who are having to cross over the border into south africa teachers for example working a sex workers because they couldn't get any money things were that tight so very very mixed legacy didn't have to be that waypoint clung onto power and corrupted him
Longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe dies in Singapore at 95
"Robert Mugabe the long time leader of Zimbabwe has died at age ninety five Robert Mugabe was the first head of government of Zimbabwe after independence in nineteen eighty until November twenty seventeen when the military seize control of the country he first served as prime minister until nineteen eighty seven when parliament made him the executive president his new position effectively placed a stranglehold on government assuring that parliament was less relevant and independent he led the Zimbabwe African National Union to overthrow the white minority government and bring independence to the territory that will go on to be recognized as Zimbabwe in nineteen
Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95
"Shop way bringing you the breaking news out says about ways former president Robert Mugabe has died at the age of ninety five he was in hospital in Singapore for treatment Mr Mugabe rules about with with ADHD as we can cross now to our correspondent in head out a shingle on your coaching guy we had a tweet not long ago ten minutes ago from the president of Zimbabwe the current president M. as in man I gotta go he said it is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing of Zimbabwe's founding father and former president come read Robert Mugabe tell us what else do you know. well the news has just filtered through a few hours ago with it's indeed the former leader of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe had passed away we heard that he passed away in the early hours of this morning and his family members confirmed to that and as well as his as his political allies one of those and lies and I spoke to had said it was common core was that he hadn't been well and he's been in Singapore for months now and and it it and many were expecting the worst and and that has happened and so is about wins at the moment I'll still absorbing it the is from some of the people that I've spoken to a deep sense of shock all said no space and many people now are just talking about his legacy indeed and he will be remembered as the fast post independence leader on the African continent day just referencing and all the tweets by the current president he says come raid Mugabe was an icon of liberation a pan Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people his contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten may his soul rest in eternal peace if you could change I just take us back to those years those ideas does it before the controversy because he was known as a huge freedom fight on the African continent. he was and for Zimbabweans in those eighty eight he was the the parade so he led the war against the white minority rule he leads involved way to independence officer brutal civil war and many of us will remember in he's a population address and he promised to turn the swords into plough shades that some Bob we was a country not just for black people but it was a country that would symbolize the re conciliation and he
"robert mugabe" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"But people are face the choice, which is do you say, okay. You've done these terrible things. We're going to believe you now when you say Zimbabwe. Business. We're going to get behind you and try and get some kind of international support for the country and try and go forward from here knowing that all these ill still exist and the way that the people who've been cheated in this shocking fashion could happen on indeed is happening again. And again, and again, or do you say, we absolutely reject this entirely. We are going to continue for fight to fight for freedom for human rights and democracy. And personally, I hope that the latter is is is the part that people would. How much is the shadow of Robert Mugabe still hanging over the country. We heard reports today that an arrest warrant has been issued a full grace Mugabe the wife of Robert Mugabe for assaulting a woman with an electrical extension cool to in a hotel room a despite the crime that government did allow her to leave the country, but one expect with stories like that still generating press the shadow was still hanging quite lodge over Zimbabwe. I mean, the thing about grace Mugabe is that she's a great kind of. She's a great figureheads to hate to laugh at kind of Imelda Marcos. If you light with kind of hugely excessive behavior, and she did beat up this model Gabriella angles in South Africa, insofar as Mugabe shadow himself of couse, I think you can't separate him from the party in from the military, and all of those things that some bubbas still is in terms of this particular incident, well chicken, just grace can just stay away from South Africa. And then nothing will happen. I think one of the interesting things about what's driving. This arrest warrant is a group. Old Africa, former South African lobby group. Sadly, they are very much a associated with protecting minority rights, which sounds great. But actually what you really looking at is African rights. So you're talking about a very small white minority much reviled at this time. So I think in terms of of a credible lobby group. There is some issues surrounding that. And not maybe the way that she's able to to duck this Georgina Godwin. Thank you for coming in on the briefing today..
"robert mugabe" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Which the husband is accused of murdering, was in San Diego this summer the details next AM, seven sixty I'm Roger Hitchcock with the Roger report, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently declared that white farmers land in South Africa would be taken. And given to black people without any compensation to the. White farmer you know decades ago many Americans including myself oppose apartheid in South Africa when it was ruled by a, white but already going back to, my early Republican roots using the color of skin to. Discriminate against people is simply not acceptable so apart hype had, to go and blacks in South Africa had to have the full measure of citizenship and South Africa, achieved that now. Curiously the black majority. Wants to reverse apartheid. And discriminate against white farmers because of the, color of their skin it'll? Just, north of South Africa Zimbabwe a place where Robert Mugabe the dictator expropriated white owned farms, and gave them to his soldiers The result decades. Of feminine because the white. Farmers. Knew how to farm and Mugabe soldiers did not South Africa faces the. Same future. Didn't they learn the discrimination by skin color is just. Wrong and has real world consequences that's the Roger report now this word fantastic you're getting your teeth done now where to go that guy in. Receiving went, to Mexico, and he seems okay plus you heard a couple of guys on the radio and TV, all sounding legit so how'd you feel confident with one well Dr Peter Hellwig offers a guide start with those seemingly simple. Initials after the name it tells the level of dentistry Peter's r. m. a. g. d. it stands for master of dentistry simply put. If, it can be done in your mouth Peter not only went to school for it today.
"robert mugabe" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"It was the first election in Zimbabwe since the removal of Robert Mugabe. But while the strongman is gone and voting is now complete. It remains to be seen whether the democracy that's Imbaba wins have been denied for so long can now finally began to sink its roots yet crease that what is his Imbaba in human rights lawyer, she has defended imprisoned journalists and opposition politicians sometimes even herself. We reached MS that wa in Harare. Miss Montoya. What's the atmosphere in Zimbabwe tonight? That is it a bit kind of life because of the speculations, the heads and been election like this basically since nineteeneighty the excitement is proud. Manifest time voters for the fifth time, people were able to listen to the politicians without as many restrictions. As we've seen in the past, what concerns do you have once the results start to come out headache because of the highest speculations that they will be changed Oviously we fear that if that doesn't happen, we could see bitter violence. If not a lot of violence, the will be the disputations that almost always accompany elections in Zimbabwe. And when people are disappointed in in this particular side of elections, we have a lot of young FaceTime time voters who may not have the patience of the older people election observers or saying it is just too early to judge. Whether today's vote was free and fair. Hair from your perspective, how did the voting seemed to go very difficult for me to say elections can be free and fair because the media period preceding election is in comm- old voting day has been calm. The majority to also voters I in rural areas, traditionally the one the brands of the violence during election time, and nobody is really gone out to say to them. It's a different election this time around. So psychologically there'd be no reason for someone in the rural areas to actually thing that it's okay to vote for someone other than Zanu PF because they're simply hasn't been enough advocacy around elections and the fact that people have now free to vote for whoever they want to vote for and PF. Of course, Robert Mugabe's longtime party for decades in deck. His former security minister now runs Zanu PF and the reporting so far suggest a Kohl's race between Zanu PF and Nelson Chamisa of the opposition MDC alliance. So help us understand more. The difference between the two options that's Imbaba wayans have been presented with. Current presidental day outgoing president has obviously the advantage of incumbency, if when power able to money relate load of things and in Zimbabwe, this state media or the public media is actually guided more as the ruling party media to extend it even win position wants to pay for Victorian material. It is not allowed to really freely heavy. It's messages go through the product medium. He can travel where you want is president because he's entitled.
"robert mugabe" Discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS
"Leaders respecting term limits between one thousand nine hundred twenty fifteen thirty six african leaders reached that term limits twenty of them voluntarily complied with those limits without a fight five leaders who attempted to hold onto office bass that twoterm limit failed by some combination of military legislative or popular resistance political scientists daniel pose no and daniel young who coauthored the research pretending to term limits say this represents a seachange compared to the past when leaders would formerly declare themselves precedents for life look at jacob zuma and robert mugabe both leaders had garnered a huge amount of popular support as freedom fighting heroes in south africa and zimbabwe respectively but in the end they were ushered out against a backdrop of disastrous economic policies and rampant alleged corruption now it's not all good news and there have been recent instances of power grabs in the region and violence at the polls but the point is is that africa is trending towards stronger democracy far more often than we typically know we often speak about the death of democracy around the world and those fears are real but those conversations rarely include africa and they ought to because this is the region where the population is set to explode in coming decades africa may not hold much global club now but it will make up a quarter of the world's population by twenty fifty and then the decades following that it will grow larger still so good news there is good news for the whole world next on gps speaking of one leaders who could be an office for a long long time vladimir putin was inaugurated on monday for his fourth term as president what to expect from the next six years talked to the former american ambassador russia michael mcfaul when we come back.
"robert mugabe" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Property uh it the poor people won't benefit from them people at us ostensibly intended to help will not benefit it hurt the people that this was intended to help dramatically more on that later the dictator of zimbabwe robert mugabe had given himself fifteen forms by the end of all of this mugabe's deputy number two simon muzenda gave himself thirteen forms cabinet ministers held a hundred sixty forms parliamentarians held 150 forms and the 2500 war veterans who had marched on all these forms generally forms they received they received two forms hunter 5000 60 them to a forty five hundred landless peasant africans black africans receive just three forms the whole process displaced two hundred thousand black farm workers left them homeless and without any means of supporting themselves farm production you'll be shocked to hear fell massively it fell by over twothirds in just five years is oncebustling forms zimbabwe's called the breadbasket of southern africa bustling forms ended up with a starving population tobacco some bob was main agricultural export collapsed as a result zimbabwe's government was put on a credit freeze which led to a major trade deficit economy collapsed hyperinflation took hold you might remember this from a few years ago it rendered said bob we in banknotes worthless you could get bills for like a trillion dollars or something and he used or find them on ebay people would uh zimababwean would put the bills in their hair or on their hats as i just didn't mean anything that burn hyperinflation hit seventy nine point six billion at percent billion with a b by november of two thousand eight and by 2015 zimbabwe totally switched to the us dollar as its currency because its own currency wasn't worth the paper was printed on last november zimbabwe finally learn its lesson and sacked robert mugabe took them a wild but they did it now just as bob we learned its lesson south africa wants to copy that devastated country in 2017 just last year julius malima the head of the sport.
"robert mugabe" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"The mom a few weeks backer went to the building where he was tortured and police room six one nine it's being gutted and turned into social housing a development steve biko would surely have welcomed i went with barney pityana one of his great friends on supporters bernie hadn't been back here since his own interrogation in the late 1970s after which he fled south africa for britain where he became an anglican curious i'm vicar a fall apart a from exile now in this place where so much was sacrificed where a naked biko had refused to be bullied by his interrogators and at has his head repeatedly bashed into the wall in this place i spoke with barney pityana about the present a present heavy with conflicting claims about the future of democracy not only in south africa but across the continent of africa i spent the previous months in kenya reporting an election that was deeply troubled boycotted by one side ethnically polarizing and ultimately embedding a political system riddled with graft and cronyism in congo were president kabila clings to power beyond his two terms and massacre and starvation and exploitation by foreigners or the dark gifts of his miss ruehe in zimbabwe were on a glorious november mourning the streets of harari filled with tens of thousands of exultant people urging the end of the regime of robert mugabe and now i was back in south africa for president jacob zuma had only recently compared himself to steve biko we are there some of us are hated as he was hatred said zuma this is jacob zuma facing multiple charges of corruption a man described as disgraceful by archbishop desmond tutu standing in that port elizabeth corridor i asked bernie pajama what he thought of the leaders of south africa these days he shook his head this is not what we fought for he said there was in his wistful tome an echo of the anger that motivated so many of the people i met on that march in harare just days before robert mugabe resigned even if they were too young to remember the promises of liberation which have suffered under racist minority rule they would have heard them often enough from mugabe and his propagandist down the years the return of land economic equality respect for human dignity all of this whether living standards plummeted while gangs of party thugs terrorized them.
"robert mugabe" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Robert mugabe of the republic of zimbabwe as the first prime minister of africa's newest independent state his wise leadership has been a crucial factor in healing the wounds of civil war in developing a new nation with new opportunities what was the western agenda in supporting robert mugabe what did the west hoped to gain from him for them it was more of a case of hutu we prefer him up who the jungle mmd as up who he had close links with the anc instill africa so what they didn't want was was uh for stop to come into power in zimbabwe because what it will mean is to expose another franco's already in three to five muslim became independence in insecurity as we what it the beginning to trickle into in suffolk out from within peak of course we and audit frontline states in the struggle in south africa is in national struggle for sense of africans and not one we should we got we should regard as imbibed ginza some out on consent you're not supposed the nam struggling some hill we will not so imagine if say as up we had become into power in eighty it will mean another front glick longo an actually it's been open in the war against apartheid south africa so it was more more casal from which is the better devil it is the new that as on will hit new clause odd listen shipped within nc and it'll be peta to have uh a mugabe in power in zimbabwe than hiv a the jewish on culminated putty i think the picot prize really was south africa and they wanted to prolong apartheid way as long as possible are you lays this about the knighthood than in any form bush a describing him ism it statesman met him many years ago on a visit to his country and imperil can then fell plea here were the heavier so he was all these things when with an capital was safe this is the mcgabe.
"robert mugabe" Discussed on AM 1260 The Answer
"Opposition being strongly represented and then moving towards free and fair election just there any possibility you mentioned that the army had stepped in to seize mugabe is there any chance that he will be succeeded by a military that is more benign than this served party of his or are they fully implicated in what has been done yeah it's a good question adenoid terry unfortunately is fully implicated in in what has become to the country now the military traditionally was a strong uh source of support for robert mugabe baked flipped on him uh tensions have been building for more than a year now and eventually they face with on him because he appeared to be trying to position his wife named grace mugabe to succeed him the military doesn't like grace uh she doesn't jeannie liberation struggle credentials she doesn't have a military um so uh constituency of support the preferred this this man i i spoke about earlier monday gagua who uh does have strong us within the military so as i say they the military flipped on mugabe when they felt that their preferred candidate for succession was losing out the military we need to be very cautious about as well there's there this is just a heartbreaking situation because as you this is another of these cases of venezuela comes to mind to wear a than extraordinarily niche in prosperous coming action was was truly destroyed let me turn to another country that's been having its own travails add there's again said news as to what's happening there at the moment a little farther north kenya what is happening there at the moment in terms both of the politics of the place the possibility of a new lay right so this is concern while unfortunately kenya strong american combine important economy but they have been locked in an election disputes which uh uh uh uh about a decade now heads elections have been a bit of a bugaboo for this country on two thousand seven there terrible postelection violence so uh this round uh the uh the first round of voting was actually the result trucks overturned by.
"robert mugabe" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Alone was riding of ever 24th oscar robertson the basketball hall of fame route seventy nine years old here's the news nato live from npr news in washington i'm nor rahm zimbabwe has a new president emerson nagui took the oath of office today in front of thousands of cheering supporters at harari's national stadium for myself with olsen is nicole he replaces robert mugabe who had held power for thirty seven years the outgoing president did not attend today's swearing in ours of feb acquisiton has more zimbabwe's herald newspaper which backed outgoing president mugabe to the hilt repulsed that incoming leader and was mugla spoke to mugabe and assured him his family we'll have maximum security the paper says both men once widely collided gentle and disciple agreed ninety three year old mugabe needed to rest after the hectic events in zimbabwe that's the official explanation the absence of mugabe from the inauguration would indicate the extraordinary nature of this transition just two weeks ago mugabe fired nungak wa as vice president his us while deputy is now calling for reconciliation and the peace he needs to focus on rebuilding zimbabwe's shattered economy off their vehicle stopped him and pyongyang had already south africa's supreme court today more than doubled the prison sentence for oscar for story us the former olympic sprinter had been given a sixyear term after being found guilty of killing his girlfriend on valentine's day 2013 the state appealed the sentence calling it shockingly lenient today victorious was sentenced to serve thirteen years and five months in prison the us navy has ended its three missing sailors were aboard a cargo plane when it crashed into the ocean on wednesday npr's rob schmitz reports after two days of searching over one thousand nautical miles of ocean without fighting three sailors the navy's seventh fleet has given up their search in a statement rear admiral marked altered so their thoughts and prayers are with their lost shipmates of their families in that there grateful for the rapid response that led to the rescue of.
"robert mugabe" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"This is the bbc sales of our complete range of programmes durtoux bbcworldservicecom forward slash podcast welcome to the latest global news recorded at fourteen hours gmt on cheese day the 21st of november on jonathan blake with the selection of highlights from across bbc world service news today coming up impeachment proceedings against president robert mugabe underway in zimbabwe's parliament's we hear from the daughter of his likely successor the former vice president sacked by mr mugabe i am happy math fauna is and live it was that bad farai amine that would yes and where in gaza as talks begin to return the internationally recognised palestinian authority two full control this is the rougher crossingpoint for the first time in a very long time all pa palestinian authority officials here highly seven the podcast an agreement between bangladesh and myanmar on the repatriation of range of muslims could be getting closer and how some religious marriages in britain a notes legally recognised it is a shocking fact that british born and raised women are less protected and then a foreign women who have foreign marriages but first tuesday bob way wow crowns have gathered outside the parliament building in harare insight the process of removing president mugabe from office is underway earlier mr mugabe who's been resisting all calls to resign so far called a regular cabinet meeting the most of his ministers stayed away at a news conference the chairman of zimbabwe's influential war veterans committee christopher met spangler said they had urged robert mugabe to go now with some dignity we'll see god is novikov fee good cool.
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"From npr news this is all things considered i'm ari shapiro and emily he'll after a military takeover last week in zimbabwe president robert mugabe refuses to resign parliament has announced it will begin impeachment proceedings tomorrow the man likely to succeed him as the country's former vice president who mugabe fired two weeks ago kicking off this crisis and police off abby acquisced ogden tells us more about the man nicknamed the crocodile honest number of ways in many ways the antithesis china's matic articulate robert mugabe the seventy five year old is known as a ruthless and skilful political operator he also fought in the guerrilla war against white minority rule in rhodesia 60s 70s often zimbabwe's birth in nineteen eighty managua was appointed minister g three years ago mugabe named him as a vicepresident are rier career why are all who were redrawn groom emerson minanco mitchell bubbly in jenin extent africa commentator michel four says it appeared mugabe was grooming the crocodile as his heir apparent but instead on november six mugabe five mananga reportedly to clogged for his wife first lady grace mugabe to succeed him aas evident navy is one of the original people who began rule to freeze bob wear from white supremacist grew it's been a years of infighting over who will succeed mugabe and the firing of mananga were opened.
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"The wtf so autumn has another wtf silliness the stories that were left cable that's right danny listen to the sounder i did but other than thera duct on dan i got mugabe on the brain cells in bob way up here that on a board the listeners back in the middle with you thanks gene the and robert mugabe kgb stuck in the middle robert mugabe islip saying robert mugabe it ugas bear god god mugabe its mugabe robert dogged allowed blood test me lady robert the gop state is robert mugabe and if you think about it ourselves very exotic name robert mugabe but somebody somebody knows it was bob gone earlier of the inner circle to get a call bobby bob start with something that she left on the table or something 'cause i you know we really don't want to get into it she left on the table milk all right so go ahead get a story from yeah yeah washington better when you're in a closet moral maryland your year i should just turn around and not look at us niece the wa surprising you why you were talking to tear it i don't know used me i'm sorry we're looking good though by the way can i say that without you take me the hr but talhami right on it is 1040 keno its as absurd i want the stories we left will tell ya matter albany where paper towels forty i'm being harassed flagged collapse formula all over the stadia clark it's fine cheap now he now that it is not formula he would be appalled if i brought a formal you.
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"Over and walmart wafa atlanta a division of salem media group w f at forget then chiefly s law that as the act as s a l and is eleven ninety loose our from fell halda cup i'm michael eric robert mugabe is out as spread if after nearly four decades in power and allegations of warcrimes zimababwe's ruling party central committee has removed him from office this morning replacing the former vicepresident emerson magog wa it was his firing by the government earlier this month that led the military to step in and put the president has arrest the chairman of the white house council of economic advisers says financial markets are high in congress will pass a tax bill that cuts corporate rate from 35 to twenty percent at a 35 percent rate that means you're the dollar you get to keep 55 sam i've been adequately prefer said rate of you're in the doll you get keep eighty cents is there's something that used to be worth sixty five cents suddenly becomes worth eighty that's a big price increase hasard on the salem radio network the market seemed optimistic about passage of abducts reform deal before year's end the palestinians are challenging the trump administration's plan to close their washing mission if they build engage in serious peace talks with israel palestinian officials say they'll suspend all communications with the us if it happens the official white house christmas trees all its way to washington thanksgiving hasn't arrived yet but christmas plans are well underway at the white house on monday afternoon first lady melania trump will receive the official white house christmas tree the chapman family of silent night evergreen's will present the wisconsin grown tree to mrs trump at the north portico of the white house the.
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"Thrown worth around one point four billion dollas the key reason for the rising figures seems to be the decreasing level of government control of territory opium production is believed to be one of the main sources of income for the taliban the of deputy minister for counternarcotics told the bbc tackling opium cultivation should be as much of a priority as fighting terrorism second a commodity and now back to our main story the army in zimbabwe has seized control of the country but denies a staged a coup president jacob zuma of south africa says robert mugabe has told him he is confined to his home luckily kim check an esa is from zimbabwe she gave me her reaction to the momentous events that appear to be unfolding in her homeland gains i e was completely stunned i have dina just staring at my finding cooling my family in zimbabwe and i never imagined it would happen this way now i've only ever known president mugabe and a lot of people have we said crude never happened in zimbabwe and it's not as we said it's not occur expenditure takeover but just the side of the military moving in in any capacity was just considered absurd and i was just having conversations this week about that and so it feels this a strange feeling i you worried i'm worried about what will happen because he wanted to be peaceful but there's also a sense of dare i say herp.
"robert mugabe" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Seve as being allied to a grace mugabe and we understand that they've already started rounding some of those up as from last night at these be no confimation of specifically who has is has been detained are we understand that the ministers of finance ignatius trumbull might be one of them as well as the youth league leader who had delayed the ability yesterday and had said that the youth eager be prepared to die too to protect president robert mugabe and has the ability to change from amazon manure gangwashi there have been some social media post it hasn't been confirmed whether those belong to him or not and he's laid low he fled the country soon after he was expelled from the ruling party and as well as when he was expelled as vice president and we understand that he went to south africa there was speculation that he might have gone to china that the militry who took over yesterday haven't mentioned him but clearly he's still a force and because they they are lights to him and they support him and many believe that is only a matter of time before he returns and not just to the county but returns to a position of leadership in zimbabwe she got an yorker in harari the european union has called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in zimbabwe spokeswoman for the european commission catherine ray told a news conference in brussels the eu is urging both sides to respect legal norms and to seek dialogue i've seen the recent developments and the lover including in relation to the country's security full it is a matter of concerns for the eu we are following very closely what is happening on the ground underlining that the fundamental rights of citizens needs to be respected and the constitutional order and democracy governance to be a pound we call on all the relevant players to move from confrontation to dialogue with the aim to a peaceful resolution and here in britain.
"robert mugabe" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"This is the bbc our complete range of programmes due to bbcworldservicecom but slash podcast welcome to the latest global news recorded at fourteen hours gmt on wednesday the fifteen th of november i'm james cup note with a selection of highlights from across bbc world service news today coming up the army in zimbabwe his seize control of the country troops in armoured vehicles are patrolling the capital harari we'll hear from people there wasn't praise in zimbabwe for we thought we would give free and fair naked nick theor bob overnight relying on the digging of president jacob zuma of south africa says robert mugabe has told him he is confined to his home we're hoping that the situation is going to be controlled so that peace and stability comes back to zimbabwe in other news a new un report indicates afghanistan has nearly doubled its opium production in one year but first armored vehicles are patrolling the streets of his in bobby in capital harari following shootings and explosions overnight after taking control of state tv a general dressed in fatigues read a statement denying the move amounted to a coup we wish to assure the nation that his excellency the president of the republic of zimbabwe and kamanda chief of these immobile defence forces committed at a g mugabe and his family are safe and sound and the security is guaranteed we are only debiting criminals around you are whoa are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice.