Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Information Minister Jonathan Moyo has dismissed reports that President Robert Mugabe's governing party has suffered a setback in the High Court. The court nullified the result of last year's election in two constituencies on Thursday, including one contested and lost by the opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai.

Monday 16 April to Sunday 22 April 2001. The government’s campaign to encourage Zimbabweans to celebrate Independence Day – and the event itself - dominated the state-owned media in the week. Zimpapers and the ZBC both quoted government officials and sympathetic analysts as interpreting the enthusiastic response as an expression of the people’s faith in the President, the ruling party and the government’s fast-track land seizures.

The Zimbabwe International Book Fair, the largest and most important book fair in Sub-Saharan Africa, is held annually during the first week of August in the beautiful Harare sculpture gardens. This year's theme: Transformation.

In objection to what it said was the pursuance of wrong economic policies, Britain announced it was cancelling a US $5 million package that would have financed operations at Zimbabwe's privatisation agency.

Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe's Minister of State in the President's Office responsible for Information and Publicity, has lost a court bid to prevent the 'Zimbabwe Independent' from publishing details of allegations of fraud at the Ford Foundation in Kenya, the 'Daily News' reported on Wednesday. Moyo was seeking a court order to prevent the weekly newspaper from reporting details of the proceedings against him in the Kenyan High Court.

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