Friday, 20 September 2019

Tag Archives: Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95

HARARE: Robert Mugabe, the former leader of Zimbabwe forced to resign in 2017 after a 37-year rule whose early promise was eroded by economic turmoil, disputed elections and human rights violations, has died. He was 95. His successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirmed Mugabe’s death in a tweet Friday, mourning him ...

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Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe’s first post-Mugabe election

HARARE: Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country’s landmark election, results showed early Friday, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests. Mnangagwa won 50.8 percent of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of ...

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Explosion strikes rally for Zimbabwe president

President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped injury in an explosion at a political rally on Saturday, and vowed the “cowardly act” would not derail Zimbabwe’s first election since the ouster of former strongman Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe loyalist installed after the army ousted his erstwhile patron, said the object had ...

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Mugabe’s Exit

The fall from power of Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe would be well worth celebrating – were it not for the manner of his exit and the danger it presents for his woefully mismanaged country. Over the course of nearly four decades, Mugabe has brought what should have been one ...

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Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year reign over Zimbabwe

HARARE: Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe s president on Tuesday, finally swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover. The move looks set to end Zimbabwe s worst political crisis since it won independence from Britain in 1980. The bombshell announcement ...

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Zimbabwe’s army takes power, Robert Mugabe ‘safe and sound’

Zimbabwe’s military has confirmed that it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe, but gave assurances that the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”. In a short broadcast on national television, which was seized overnight by soldiers, a spokesman for the ...

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