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2007 in Zimbabwe

2007
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Zimbabwe

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The following lists events that happened during 2007 in Zimbabwe.

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Events

February

March

  • March 11 - Leading opponents of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, including Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, and four other members of parliament and party activists, are arrested for defying a ban on protest rallies in Harare. Riot police shoot one activist dead.[2]
  • March 12 - The High Court of Zimbabwe rules that detained opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change must either be brought into court on Tuesday or released.[3]
  • March 13 - Tsvangirai appears in court limping and with a head wound after having been arrested on Sunday. Tsvangarai is later taken from court to a hospital under police guard.[4]
  • March 17 - Three activists in the Zimbabwe opposition are arrested as they attempt to leave the country for South Africa including Arthur Mutambara, leader of a faction in the Movement for Democratic Change. Two of the activists were seeking medical treatment after having been arrested a week ago.[5]
  • March 22 - The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo Pius Ncube calls for mass protests to force President Robert Mugabe from power.[6]
  • March 28 - The Movement for Democratic Change says its leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has been arrested by police. He was later released but other activists remained in police custody.[7]

April

  • April 22 - Investigating officer Wellington Ngena accuses the government of South Africa's Scorpions intelligence department of training members of the Movement for Democratic Change in combat to overthrow the government of Zimbabwe.[8]

June

  • June 13 - Zimbabwean Minister of Lands Didymus Mutasa says the government will remove all remaining white farmers from their farms and divide their land among landless black citizens.[9]
  • June 22 - Inflation in Zimbabwe rises to 11,000%; U.S. ambassador Christopher Dell predicts it will reach 1.5 million percent by December.[10]

July

September

  • September 7 - Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, accused Levy Mwanawasa, the President of Zambia and Chairman of the Southern African Development Community, of selling out his country to the Western world and plotting with foreign intelligence agencies during an SADC conference in August. President Mwanawasa later apologized to Mugabe, saying Mugabe had misunderstood an earlier comment.[13]
  • September 26 - The House of Assembly of Zimbabwe passes legislation transferring control of all foreign-owned businesses to Zimbabweans.[14]

November

  • November 18 - George Charamba, the spokesman for Robert Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, says the Mugabe government is preparing for a British invasion.[15]
  • November 21 - Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Luís Amado says Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is not welcome at the December European Union-African Union summit in Lisbon. United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he will not attend if Mugabe is present.[16]
  • November 27 - Zambian Airways ends direct flights to Harare. British Airways ended flights last month and Ethiopian Airlines will end flights to Zimbabwe in December, leaving only three foreign airlines with planes flying to Zimbabwe in 2008.[17]

December

  • December 15 - Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, the Information Minister of Zimbabwe, calls Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany a "Nazi". Ndlovu responded to the German government's criticism of rising human rights abuses in Zimbabwe by telling Merkel to "shut up".[18]

References

  1. ^ "Police Ban Rallies in Zimbabwean Capital". 21 February 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Zimbabwe opposition leader held". 11 March 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Tsvangirai due in Zimbabwe court". 13 March 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Appears in Court". 13 March 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Zimbabwe Opposition Members Re-Arrested". 17 March 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Archbishop urges Zimbabwe protest". 22 March 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Zimbabwe police in new crackdown". 28 March 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Zimbabwe: South Africa Linked to MDC 'Terror' Bombings". 22 April 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Zimbabwe: Harare repeats threats to kick out white farmers". 12 June 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  10. ^ "US says Zimbabwe change is afoot". 22 June 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Zimbabwe: Labour Union Resolves to Strike Over Worsening Economic Crisis". 4 July 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Zimbabwe inflation could reach 100,000pc: IMF". 1 August 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Southern Africa: Mugabe Had Tantrum At SADC Meeting". 7 September 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Zimbabwe seizes foreign-owned businesses". 27 September 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Zimbabwe 'ready for UK invasion'". 18 November 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Lisbon wants Mugabe to stay away". 21 November 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Zimbabwe: Zambia Airways to Stop Direct Flights to Harare". 26 November 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  18. ^ "Zimbabwe: Muckraker - Giving Colonisers A Good Name". 14 December 2007. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
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