ARTICLES RELATING TO ROBERT MUGABE

Robert Mugabe takes over as new AU chair

2015-01-30 13:00
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has taken over the post of African Union chair, replacing Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Mugabe: African Union kow-tows to West

2015-01-30 08:20

President Robert Mugabe believes African Union policies aim to please the West, and says he will make the body a global leader if he becomes its chairperson.

Mugabe: Europe shouldn’t tell Africans about women

2015-01-29 15:39
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Zimbabwe president and soon-to-be-elected AU chairperson, Robert Mugabe, says the representation of women in European parliaments isn’t good enough to warrant them advising Africans about the issue.

Mugabe explains indigenisation policy

2015-01-29 09:15

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has told a visiting French delegation that his controversial indigenisation policy 'only relates to resource-based operations'.

War, Ebola, elections top AU summit

2015-01-29 08:41

Conflict in Africa and efforts to stem Ebola will top the agenda of the AU annual summit this week, with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe expected to be enthroned the next chair of the bloc.

Electing Mugabe AU chair 'will send a wrong message to Africa'

2015-01-27 18:19
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Electing Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to the African Union chairmanship would send a wrong message to African citizens, civil society organisations have reportedly said.

Video : Zambians chant 'Mugabe must go'

2015-01-25 11:07

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly come face to face with Zambian protesters who expressed their dislike for him over his continued 35-years grip on power.

Mugabe 'sorry' for long holiday

2015-01-22 20:39

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has returned home from his annual holiday in the Far East and apologised for extending his stay abroad.

Grace Mugabe seeks to control more land

2015-01-21 16:56
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A new twist on the long struggle over land in Zimbabwe is now pitting powerful figures in the ruling party, which formerly was a liberation movement against oppressive white rule, against poor tenants in the southern African nation.

Sister reveals Mugabe's health secrets

2015-01-18 16:23

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's secret to a long life is simple: no cigarettes or alcohol and lots of exercise, his sister says in an interview.

Zanu-PF split looms as Mujuru ally launches scathing attack on Mugabe

2015-01-13 12:10

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is reportedly facing an imminent split after party members believed to be allies of sacked vice president Joice Mujuru fired a damning attack at President Robert Mugabe.

Families wait for court ruling against Grace Mugabe

2015-01-09 22:30
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Around 150 families who had their homes in central Zimbabwe demolished to make way for a game reserve for First Lady Grace Mugabe, are waiting to hear if a judge will rule their case should be heard urgently.

Mugabe a fountain of wisdom - newly appointed VP

2015-01-02 13:05
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Newly appointed Zimbabwean Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has reportedly praised President Robert Mugabe, describing him as a “fountain of wisdom”.

Zim minister's first lady joke backfires

2014-12-28 14:11

An official of Zimbabwe's ruling party is reportedly in trouble for referring to new vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa's wife as the acting first lady.

Mugabe fires more ministers

2014-12-22 05:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired another two cabinet ministers and five deputy ministers in what appears to be an ongoing purge of ruling party officials sympathetic to former vice president Joice Mujuru.

Mujuru not allowed to find new job - report

2014-12-17 17:49

Zimbabwe's just-sacked vice president Joice Mujuru will not be allowed to find any other job, state media has reported.

'Crocodile' takes over as Mugabe goes on holiday

2014-12-16 14:15

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has left newly-installed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in charge as he began his annual holiday.

Zim's new VP Mnangagwa takes oath

2014-12-12 13:28

Zimbabwe Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath of office as the country’s new first vice president, before President Robert Mugabe in a ceremony at State House in Harare.

Sacking of Mujuru morally correct – Zim paper

2014-12-10 14:53

Zimbabwe’s main state-controlled daily has praised President Robert Mugabe for sacking his vice president and eight ministers, saying it is "morally correct".

Mugabe purge begins

2014-12-09 16:28

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe reportedly has fired his long-time deputy Joice Mujuru and several of her allies.

Mujuru hits back at Mugabe 'simple village girl’ comment

2014-12-09 14:47

Zimbabwe’s beleaguered Vice President Joice Mujuru says she accepts she is "a simple village girl" in a direct answer to President Robert Mugabe’s claim she is too simplistic to be president.

My loyalty to Mugabe unquestionable, says Mujuru

2014-12-09 14:03

Zimbabwe’s vice president, accused by President Robert Mugabe of treachery and corruption, and purged from the ruling party, says "my loyalty to His Excellency and my country Zimbabwe is unquestionable".

Subdued Mugabe calls for unity

2014-12-07 16:49

A subdued Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has made a call for unity after months of bitter fighting within his ruling Zanu-PF party.

Mugabe alleges US plot against him

2014-12-06 22:27
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has alleged his vice president plotted with the US embassy against him.

Zim: 'Amazing' Grace Mugabe set for triumph

2014-12-05 09:08

From lowly typist to president's wife, dairy farm owner, orphanage founder and about-to-be head of her husband's powerful women's movement, Grace Mugabe's transformation has been nothing less than amazing.

 

Court acquits 4 on Mugabe insult charges

2015-01-30 11:19

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has cleared four people of charges of insulting President Robert Mugabe, rights lawyers say.

Increase in number of mentally ill in Zim

2015-01-29 19:22

Zimbabwe Health Minister David Parirenyatwa says the country’s continued economic hardships have contributed the increase of people suffering from mental illness.

AU 'mixed signals' as Mugabe tipped for top job

2015-01-29 14:19

African leaders are expected to elect Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe to the 54-member AU’s rotating chair, a choice critics say risks tarnishing the organisation’s reputation.

Mugabe explains controversial indigenisation policy

2015-01-29 08:52

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has told a visiting French delegation that his controversial indigenisation policy "only relates to resource-based operations", a report says.

Video: Grace Mugabe's animals wreak havoc

2015-01-28 13:24

Villagers from Zimbabwe’s Manzou Estate in central Mazowe district are leading a difficult life after animals were released on a farm they are living on - which First Lady wife Grace Mugabe reportedly wants to turn into a game park.

Mugabe must go demo 'dents' Zimbabwe's image

2015-01-26 14:16

Zimbabwe's international image has been dented after President Robert Mugabe was heckled by protesters in Zambia’s capital Lusaka over the weekend, political analysts say.

We don't entertain outside interference, Mugabe tells former ally

2015-01-23 08:04

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired a salvo at former governing Zanu-PF administration chief Didymus Mutasa for seeking external intervention to resolve the party’s internal problems.

Zim set to give white farmers 90 days to vacate farms

2015-01-22 12:07
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The Zimbabwean government is set to give the remaining white farmers at least 90 days to vacate their farms, as the southern African country intensifies its land grabs, according to a report.

Zim to grab more land from remaining whites - Mugabe’s VP

2015-01-19 12:48
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The Zimbabwean government will soon intensify its land grabs, targeting the country’s remaining white farmers and those with multiple farms, acting president Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said.

Mugabe to celebrate 91st birthday at Vic Falls

2015-01-15 13:18
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe plans to celebrate his 91st birthday with a party in the resort town of Victoria Falls, the ruling party’s youth league says.

Zim court stops Grace Mugabe park evictions

2015-01-12 20:09

The Zimbabwe High Court has ordered police to stop evicting farmers from their land to make way for a game park allegedly planned by first lady Grace Mugabe.

Over 200 farmers evicted for Mugabe park project

2015-01-07 21:16
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Heavily armed police officers have evicted more than 200 families from a farm in eastern Zimbabwe to create space for a game park proposed by First Lady Grace Mugabe.

Africa's biggest news stories in 2014

2014-12-30 11:42

In 2014 Africa saw the Ebola outbreak, a number of presidential elections, and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president. See our review of the continent's biggest news events.

Foreign investors lucky - Zim minister

2014-12-24 15:15

Zimbabwe's new Indigenisation Minister Christopher Mushowe says foreign investors are "very lucky" to get 49% shares in businesses they have set up.

Mugabe's senile, says Tsvangirai

2014-12-17 21:53

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has described long time leader Robert Mugabe as "a senile president with a vituperative wife".

Mugabe road names removed

2014-12-17 14:38

Authorities in the Zimbabwean capital Harare have ordered the ruling party to take down new road signs honouring President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, the mayor said on Wednesday.

New Zim VP in car crash - report

2014-12-14 15:54

One of Zimbabwe's two new vice presidents, Phelekezela Mphoko, has been involved in a car crash, three days after his colleague allegedly survived an assassination attempt.

Mugabe to swear in new cabinet

2014-12-12 10:53

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to swear in members of a new cabinet, replacing ministers sacked earlier in the week for their allegiance to former vice president Joice Mujuru.

More ministers may be axed after Mugabe fires VP Mujuru

2014-12-10 09:43

More Zimbabwe cabinet ministers are likely to lose their posts in the near future after President Robert Mugabe fired his long-time vice president Joice Mujuru along with eight cabinet allies, a report says.

Mugabe reshuffles cabinet

2014-12-09 15:58

President Robert Mugabe has begun a widely anticipated reshuffle of his cabinet, sacking a minister and his deputy, a report says.

Mugabe or not, nationalism still grips Zim

2014-12-09 14:47

Four words emblazoned across a cap front, next to a black-and-white portrait of Robert Mugabe, speak volumes - Indigenise, Empower, Develop, Employ.

It's a smear campaign' – Zim's VP Mujuru

2014-12-09 11:45

Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru says she is a victim of a smear campaign, claiming there is “not one iota of evidence” to back up claims she plotted to assassinate President Robert Mugabe.

Zanu-PF congress ends, deputies not announced

2014-12-07 13:17

Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe says said he did not want to "rush to choose people" as he closed his party congress without announcing who his two vice presidents will be.

Robert Mugabe endorsed as Zanu-PF leader

2014-12-06 18:35

Ninety-year-old Robert Mugabe has been endorsed as president of his ruling Zanu-PF party by a party congress in the Zimbabwean capital Harare.

Mnangagwa the Crocodile Zim heir apparent

2014-12-05 06:02

Zimbabwean Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be anointed by Robert Mugabe as his vice president and heir apparent, has been waiting for his moment to shine for over 30 years.

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