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Mugabe threatens Swiss interests, Nestlé, in Zimbabwe


BERN, SWITZERLAND – Robert Mugabe, 87-year-old leader of Zimbabwe, prime minister for 30 years, stepped up his criticism of Switzerland, in comments made 30 October, Sunday, to media at the airport in Harare. Mugabe, miffed over what he is calling Switzerland’s refusal to issue visas for his entourage, told reporters that his government “is not […]

Nestlé resumes Zimbabwe milk production

Update 6 January 09:40  Vevey, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Swiss food multinational Nestlé’s Zimbabwe operations have begun to process milk again, two weeks after suspending production because of government pressure. Government-run newspaper The Herald says workers were back in place and milk was being processed normally after a “misunderstanding” that closed the plant 23 December. The […]

Nestlé pressured into closing Zimbabwe factory

Vevey, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Food multinational Nestlé says it has closed its milk production plant in Zimbabwe after the government pressured it to take milk from a non-contracted supplier 19 December during a surprise visit from government officials. Two days later, Monday, two of the plant’s managers were called into the Harare police station for […]

Zimbabwe briefly froze Nestlé accounts after company stopped buying Mugabe milk

Harare, Zimbabwe / Vevey, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The government in Zimbabwe Sunday 11 October announced that it may have found two “irregular” transactions in the accounts of Nestlé, which has a Zimbabwe subsidiary. The company’s five bank accounts were blocked Sunday, Zimbabwe’s finance minister told the Associated Press. The Zimbabwe Independent reports that the accounts […]

Nestlé stops buying milk from Mugabe dairy

Vevey, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Nestlé SA in Vevey says its subsidiary in Zimbabwe will stop buying milk Sunday 4 October from Gushunga Dairy, reportedly owned by Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. The Mugabes are both on Swiss and European sanctions lists which forbid financial transactions with over 200 individuals and some 40 […]

UK media jump on Nestlé for buying milk from Mugabe farms – but sanctions don’t apply

Vevey, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Nestlé subsidiary in Zimbabwe buys milk produced on Gushunga Dairy Estate farms seized from their owners between 2002 and 2004, the UK’s Sunday Telegraph reports 26 September. The dairy farms are part of an estimated 4,800 hectares of prime agricultural land reportedly owned by Robert and Grace Mugabe. Both are […]

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Robert Mugabe comes to town for Telecom

Update 8 October  Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, is making an unannounced trip to Geneva to take part in Telecom, the Swiss Foreign Affairs Department (DFAE) has confirmed to GenevaLunch. Mugabe arrived in Geneva 7 October. [Ed. note: Telecom TV reports on his appearance at the show and his remarks which […]

International news digest 24 July 2008