ARTICLES RELATING TO ROBERT MUGABE

Mugabe's wife Grace completes PhD in 3 months

2014-09-19 10:27

Soon after being shoe-horned into the top ranks of Zimbabwe's ruling party, the wife of ageing leader Robert Mugabe has gained a PhD in orphanages, seen as the latest sign that she may be destined for the high office.

Don't disrupt operations on white-owned farms - Zim minister

2014-09-18 14:54

Zimbabwe cannot afford to kick white farmers off the land and then import products such as milk from South Africa, a Zimbabwean minister says.

Mugabe backs Russia

2014-09-16 19:26
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Zimbabwean's veteran president Robert Mugabe has voiced his support for Russia describing Western sanctions against Moscow as illegal.

Russia to seal platinum deal with Zimbabwe

2014-09-15 18:53

Russia's Trade Minister Denis Manturov says his country is set to sign a major platinum mining deal with Zimbabwe as the two nations kicked off bilateral talks.

Grace Mugabe is 'queen of the land'

2014-09-11 12:40
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Zimbabwean justice minister has reportedly told parliament that President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace is a “queen” who should be honoured by traditional leaders and opposition politicians.

Mugabe the poorest among world leaders - wife

2014-09-10 13:08
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Zimbabwe’s first lady says her husband President Robert Mugabe is the "poorest president the world over", according to a report.

Mugabe's anti-white remarks 'vile, vindictive'

2014-09-09 12:59
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s recent anti-white remarks have been condemned by his critics who said the veteran leader was not serious about resolving the country’s pressing issues.

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF to elect VPs by secret ballot

2014-09-08 09:28

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to choose the country’s two vice presidents through a secret ballot in December, media reports say.

Don't mess with my family - Mugabe

2014-09-04 21:16

Robert Mugabe has warned against messing with his family, amid debate on his wife's entry into politics.

Zimbabwe says Uganda's JLOS is Africa's best

2014-09-04 12:17

Zimbabwe has reportedly hailed Uganda's Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) saying the east African country runs one of the best JLOS on the continent.

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.

 

Top court rejects Zim’s complaint over EU sanctions

2014-09-18 16:51

The European Union’s top court has rejected the complaint of a Zimbabwean businessman and former government official who was hit by EU sanctions and was briefly detained at a British airport in 2007.

Russia's FM hails Mugabe as Africa's legend

2014-09-17 15:23
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Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has reportedly hailed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as an “African legend and historic figure”.

Lesotho to hold early vote to end political crisis

2014-09-16 07:27

Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, an official says.

SADC summit to discuss Lesotho, DRC

2014-09-15 09:32

The political impasse in Lesotho is expected to dominate the agenda at the SADC troika summit to be held in Pretoria, reports say.

Zim denies going to China for cash bailout

2014-09-10 18:40

The Zimbabwean government did not travel to China to get ready cash but to obtain funding commitments for bankable projects, says a government official.

Zim pays almost R2bn to service Chinese loans

2014-09-10 11:17

Zimbabwe has spent almost R2bn in unbudgeted expenditure to service outstanding loans from China in an effort to encourage new financial support.

I instil fear in Western leaders, says Mugabe

2014-09-08 12:30
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe claims the reason he is barred from attending international summits is because Western leaders are afraid of him.

Mugabe: Whites still in Zim should go back to England

2014-09-06 14:56

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says whites who are still in the country should go back to England.

China to help Zim build economic zones

2014-09-04 19:31

China will help Zimbabwe build special economic zones and industrial parks to jump-start exports and a struggling economy, a top official says.

Mugabe could cause SADC 'democracy deficit'

2014-09-03 21:12

There could be a "democratic deficit" in the SADC during the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's tenure, the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition 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.

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