ARTICLES RELATING TO ROBERT MUGABE

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.

EU mulls giving loans to Zim’s private sector

2014-06-13 10:43

The European Investment Bank is considering extending loans to Zimbabwe’s private sector, more than a decade after the EU slapped sanctions on President Robert Mugabe’s government.

Zim leads Africa in adult literacy – report

2014-06-12 14:59
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Zimbabwe continues to fly high in Africa’s literacy rankings with the latest survey putting the country’s literacy rate at 90.7%.

No more farms grabs, Zimbabwe assures EU

2014-06-10 12:08

Zimbabwe has reportedly assured the European Union that the country won't engage in farms grabs anymore, as the government strives to lure foreign investment to revive an ailing economy.

Mugabe: Info minister devil incarnate

2014-06-07 07:09

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has branded his information minister a "devil incarnate", accusing him of appointing editors of state-owned newspapers who were sympathetic to the opposition.

Zim cabinet orders changes to black empowerment law

2014-05-29 15:58

Zimbabwe's cabinet has ordered that a controversial equity law which forces foreign companies to cede a majority shareholding to local investors be amended, a minister says.

Mugabe back home after 'routine' eye check-up

2014-05-23 13:53

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has returned home from a medical check-up in Singapore after a week in the south-eastern Asia state.

Mugabe praises ANC’s 'excellent' victory

2014-05-16 11:46
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the ANC's victory in the recent elections is an endorsement of the "excellent" work performed by the party in uplifting the lives of the ordinary people of South Africa.

Mugabe 'is here to stay'

2014-05-13 14:26

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s closest ally in the ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly indicated the 90-year-old will not retire any time soon, declaring the veteran leader "is here to stay".

Zim 'to fine-tune foreign investment policies'

2014-05-07 10:57

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has reportedly told an industrial conference that the country is ready to fine-tune policies to lure foreign investment.

Zim sends poll observers to SA – report

2014-05-05 20:27

Zimbabwe has reportedly sent observers to oversee South Africa's upcoming elections to be held on 7 May.

Freshlyground in Zim fracas again

2014-05-04 21:21

The music group Freshlyground has been denied entry into Zimbabwe, shortly after their flight landed from Johannesburg, Southern Eye reports.

Zim: MDC’s Biti says now in control

2014-04-29 12:26

Defiant MDC Secretary General Tendai Biti has reportedly declared he is the only person now in legal control of the opposition after he staged a daring attempt to oust party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Mugabe backs ANC for 2014 elections

2014-04-27 19:09
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has thrown his weight behind the ANC, and said that they should win the 2014 elections, Buluwayo24 reports.

 

'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.

Zim scraps defamation law used to curb press

2014-06-13 13:02

Zimbabwe’s highest court has scrapped a criminal defamation law which local journalists say has been used by the government to restrict the freedom of the press.

Hope for private sector in Zimbabwe

2014-06-12 20:34

The European Investment Bank says it is considering funding private businesses in Zimbabwe, despite Harare's $300m debt to the institution.

Kids given farms in Zimbabwe land reforms

2014-06-10 15:23
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An audit of Zimbabwe’s controversial land reforms has revealed that children as young as 10 were allocated farms seized from whites, a report says.

Mugabe chides 'divisive' information minister

2014-06-07 20:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has accused his on-again, off-again information minister of fomenting divisions within the ruling party.

Pope: Many in Zim have reached human limit

2014-06-03 10:53

Pope Francis has reportedly said he is aware that many Zimbabweans "have reached their human limit, and do not know where to turn" as the country continues to reel under economic hardships.

Zimbabwe farm group laments deaths

2014-05-23 16:27
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A Zimbabwe farmers' group is troubled by new killings of white farmers and has criticized the land seizure programme.

Video shows Mugabe at a hospital in Singapore

2014-05-21 09:33

Video footage has emerged showing Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arriving at private hospital in Singapore with his wife Grace. Watch Video...

Mugabe in Singapore for 'check-up'

2014-05-15 11:21

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 90, has reportedly returned to Singapore in what his spokesperson says is a week-long private visit coupled with a "routine eye check-up".

Zim central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

2014-05-08 09:08

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief says the country’s economy is weakening and the bank does not have the tools to fix it.

MDC in trouble as Zim nears political crossroads

2014-05-07 09:47

Bitter infighting within Zimbabwe’s opposition risks fatally weakening President Robert Mugabe’s political foes just as the sun has begun to set on his 33-year rule.

Tsvangirai battles to retain control of MDC

2014-04-29 21:02

Loyalists of long-time Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have voted to oust members of a rival faction from their party.

Mugabe plane forced to abort landing

2014-04-29 11:07

A plane carrying Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has been forced to abort a planned landing in Harare due to heavy fog, landing instead in the country’s second city of Bulawayo.

Mugabe: No plans to seize foreign firms

2014-04-25 22:31

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has tried to assure spooked foreign investors that his indigenisation policy is not about asset seizures.

 
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