ARTICLES RELATING TO ROBERT MUGABE

Mugabe takes a swipe at Zanu-PF officials over Grace

2014-09-01 16:38

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly taken a swipe at some Zanu-PF party officials, accusing them of attempting to bar his wife, Grace from entering into mainstream politics.

Mugabe: SA is failing AU because of whites

2014-08-31 20:20
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe says South Africa is failing to lead the economic development of countries in the African Union (AU) because its economy is in the hands of whites.

Stop attacking Mugabe’s wife, politicians warned

2014-08-28 18:06

President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party has warned party members against bad mouthing the veteran leader’s wife, following her shock entry into politics.

Mugabe a true son of Africa – diplomats

2014-08-27 12:42
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African diplomats in China have reportedly hailed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a true son of Africa, during his week-long visit to that country.

Mugabe signs China deals as Zim FDI tanks

2014-08-26 09:59

China and Zimbabwe have signed several cooperation deals as first-half foreign investment into Zimbabwe plunged 59% to $67m in the first half of this year.

China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader

2014-08-25 19:56

China's President Xi Jinping has praised Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe an "old friend", as he seeks more investment in his nation's stagnant economy.

Tsvangirai hints at anti-Mugabe protests

2014-08-22 14:56

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his party could roll out protests against President Robert Mugabe’s government over its inability to improve a flagging economy.

Mugabe ridicules Tsvangirai’s call for fresh polls

2014-08-21 11:51

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly ridiculed former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s call for an early return to polls, labelling the demand a “joke”.

Zimbabwe police beat opposition protesters

2014-08-18 17:22

Zimbabwe police have beaten and arrested opposition activists and a journalist during a rally as regional leaders met for a key summit.

Mugabe's wife to lead Zanu-PF women's wing

2014-08-16 07:34

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife has been chosen to lead the ruling party’s powerful women’s wing, catapulting her into active politics and adding new intrigue to the battle to succeed the 90-year-old strongman.

Grace adds to fears of Mugabe dynasty in Zim

2014-07-31 12:41

The surprise nomination of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife to head Zanu-PF's women's wing has injected new intrigue into the fight to succeed the 90-year-old strongman.

Zim cops quiz minister over detained editor

2014-07-25 14:20

Police in Zimbabwe have taken the unusual step of summoning the country’s information minister for questioning in the case of a state newspaper editor charged with subversion.

Zimbabwe journalists win free speech victory

2014-07-22 22:03

Two Zimbabwean journalists have won a victory for free speech when the Constitutional Court struck off a statute which made defamation a crime punishable by up to 20 years.

'Cash-strapped' Zim ready to host SADC summit

2014-07-17 12:29

Zimbabwe says it is ready to host the 34th SADC summit, with a report saying, however that the cash-strapped government is banking on financial support from the private and corporate sectors to host the meeting.

Zim court upholds disabled white farmer's eviction

2014-07-11 10:45
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A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.

US-Africa summit: Mugabe 'still not invited'

2014-07-10 12:19
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The US-Africa summit to be convened by President Barack Obama in August is set to proceed without Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as planned, the US ambassador to Zimbabwe has reportedly said.

Mugabe 'out of ideas' to fix the economy

2014-07-07 16:21
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Zimbabwe's former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai says that President Robert Mugabe has run out of ideas to fix the economy.

Tobacco surge 'justifies Mugabe's land grabs'

2014-07-07 10:59

Zimbabwean Agriculture Minister has hailed President Robert Mugabe's land transfer campaign after the country reportedly recorded its biggest tobacco sales in 13 years.

White farmers respond to Mugabe's threats

2014-07-04 10:04
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White farmers have reportedly described President Robert Mugabe's recent remarks that whites must cede all land to blacks as "extremely unhelpful" to Zimbabwe as a country.

Zim editor granted bail in subversion case

2014-07-03 15:16

A Zimbabwean state newspaper editor facing charges of subversion and undermining President Robert Mugabe’s authority has been granted bail by the high court under stringent conditions, his lawyer says.

No land for whites in Zimbabwe, says Mugabe

2014-07-03 10:15
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President Robert Mugabe has reportedly vowed that whites will never be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe, saying the few remaining white farmers must go.

Zim: New constitution clashes with old laws

2014-06-26 13:02

Hundreds of old laws in Zimbabwe need to be changed to conform with the country’s new constitution, which guarantees democratic rights but faces problems in its implementation, activists say.

Zimbabwe editor charged with subversion

2014-06-22 07:36

The editor of a Zimbabwean state-owned newspaper has appeared in court on charges of subversion and undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe.

Roaming dogs land Mugabe's neighbour in court

2014-06-20 14:00

A neighbour of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has appeared in court on charges of allowing his dogs to roam on the 90-year-old president’s private residence, a report says.

 

Lesotho 'coup' a test for Mugabe – reports

2014-09-01 12:40

Zimbabwean media reports that the attempted coup in Lesotho gives President Robert Mugabe, who is the new Southern African Development chair, his first test in dealing with coups.

Mugabe: 'Friendly' China vows to help Zimbabwe

2014-08-31 17:36

President Robert Mugabe, returning from a state visit to China, says Beijing has pledged to assist Zimbabwe's ailing economy "to the best of its ability".

Zimbabwe can't conduct Ebola tests - ministry

2014-08-29 12:46
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Zimbabwe has no capacity to conduct tests to detect Ebola with officials saying specimens would be referred to South African laboratories, according to a report.

Zimbabwe cops beat, detain opposition protesters

2014-08-27 15:03

Zimbabwe riot police have detained a dozen protesters and beat up others at a demonstration over high unemployment.

SA must address 'skewed' ownership of resources - Mugabe

2014-08-27 11:11
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SA has failed to take the lead in the industrialisation process of other African countries because the economy in that country is still under white control, President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said.

China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader

2014-08-25 23:12

China’s president Xi Jinping has hailed Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe – a pariah in the West – as a renowned African liberation leader and an "old friend" of the Chinese people.

Chissano: 2-term limits not enough for African leaders

2014-08-25 11:52

Former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano says two-term limits are too short for African leaders to implement their policies and ideas.

Farmer attacked, left for dead in Zim

2014-08-21 13:02
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A white Zimbabwean farmer and his wife are reportedly fighting for their lives after they sustained broken bones during an attack which is believed to have been politically motivated.

Zimbabwe economy takes another dive

2014-08-20 18:39
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A year after the re-election of leader Robert Mugabe, the country is facing new financial hardships.

Reduce dependence on aid - Mugabe

2014-08-17 17:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has urged southern Africa to reduce its dependence on foreign aid and to make better use of its natural resources such as minerals and land.

Zim-Russia plans $1.6bn platinum investment

2014-08-05 19:29

A Zimbabwe-Russia joint venture company plans to invest $1.6bn in developing a platinum mine and constructing a smelter and refinery in Zimbabwe.

Grace Mugabe set to take key Zanu-PF position

2014-07-28 11:10

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, has reportedly accepted a nomination for the position of secretary of Zanu-PF's Women's League, marking her first move into frontline politics.

Zimbabwe situation in pictures

2014-07-25 13:14

A year after Zimbabwe held its elections, thousands continue to live under dire situations as the country's unemployment crisis persists.

Mugabe ally praises farm invasions leader

2014-07-21 11:43

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's closest ally has reportedly praised the country's war veterans leader Joseph Chinotimba who led the 2000 controversial farm invasions.

Mugabe 'has forgiven whites for colonial injustice'

2014-07-14 11:38
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Zimbabwe's minister of Justice, legal and parliamentary affairs has reportedly denied that President Robert Mugabe acted outside the constitution when he said whites must cede all land to blacks.

Mugabe hails separation of conjoined twins

2014-07-11 07:40
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Zimbabwe surgeons have successfully separated conjoined twin babies, a first for the country’s down-at-heel health service and an achievement that has been hailed by President Robert Mugabe.

Botswana set to kick out Zim refugees – report

2014-07-10 09:29
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The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe’s political crisis in 2008.

Malawi seeks economic freedom

2014-07-07 08:24

As Malawi marked 50 years of freedom from colonial rule, President Peter Mutharika has acknowledged that the country's biggest enemy is poverty.

Zimbabwe to clarify controversial BEE law

2014-07-04 09:11

Zimbabwe will have to clarify its empowerment law as it seeks to be in good standing with the AfDB, World Bank and IMF, says Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

Stop dining with whites, Mugabe tells ministers

2014-07-03 14:02
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Zimbabwean ministers and traditional leaders who were fronting white ex-commercial farmers could lose their farms, President Robert Mugabe has warned, according to a report.

Mugabe neighbour fined over roaming dogs

2014-07-01 13:26

A neighbour of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been fined for allowing his dogs to hunt on the 90-year-old leader’s land, a report says.

Zim editor on subversion charge kept in jail

2014-06-24 07:35

A Zimbabwe magistrate’s court has remanded in custody the editor of a state-owned newspaper who is facing charges of subversion and undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe.

Zim: Editor's arrest linked to previous publications

2014-06-20 15:12

Zimbabwe's state-owned newspaper The Herald says the arrest of the editor of one of its sister papers, The Sunday Mail, is linked to previous publications by the journalist.

We want Mugabe’s wise leadership – Zim group

2014-06-17 16:38
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A Zimbabwean group of war collaborators has reportedly asked First Lady Grace Mugabe to encourage President Robert Mugabe to continue serving as leader of the country.

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