US diplomat: ‘Managing the Internet certainly not one of the UN’s roles’

Josh Peterson The Daily Caller 5/30/2012

American policymakers met Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss how international proposals to regulate the Internet would affect the U.S. and developing nations. That fate which may decided at a conference in Dubai in December.

Policymakers were adamant that the proposals to renegotiate a […]

Robert Mugabe asked to be UN ‘leader for tourism’

The Zimbabwe president, accused of ethnic cleansing and bankrupting his country, asked to champion tourism

David Smith The Guardian [UK] 29 May 2012

With a line-up that includes Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Ricky Martin, the UN’s choice of ambassadors has been known to cause raised eyebrows or the odd smirk.

Seldom, however, […]

Christopher Hitchens: ‘You have to choose your future regrets’

“Darfur, Zimbabwe, Burma, North Korea, anywhere that the concept of human rights doesn’t exist, it’s always the Chinese at backstop. And always for reasons that you could write down in three words: blood for oil.”

~Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens photographed at home in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jamie James Medina […]

Iran strikes secret nuclear mining deal with Zimbabwe’s Mugabe regime

Iran has struck a secret deal with Zimbabwe to mine its untapped uranium reserves in a move to secure raw material for its steadily expanding nuclear programme.

Itai Mushekwe and Harriet Alexander The Sunday Telegraph [UK] 25 Apr 2010

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe (R) stands with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at […]

Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Mugabe to get U.N. podium

By LISA LERER 12/12/09

COPENHAGEN –Iranian Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe plan to address negotiators at international climate talks in Copenhagen next week.

The three leaders are listed in a line-up of more than 180 government officials published in a United Nations schedule of speakers. […]