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Mugabe’s family not pleased with government burial plan

The family of Zimbabwe founder Robert Mugabe is pushing back against the government’s plan to bury him at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare and wants him to be buried in his home village instead, according to three...

Rumours rife as Mugabe sell-off farming tools

Former Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, has put a large consignment of farming equipment and vehicles at his Gushungo farm up for sale.According to a notice in a local newspaper, the equipment is expected to go under the hammer over...

Three charged in Zimbabwe for stealing suitcase of cash from Mugabe’s home

Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country's ousted president, Robert Mugabe.The suspected thieves allegedly spent the money on cars, homes and animals.A relative of the...

Mugabe ‘accepts’ Mnangagwa’s election win

Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe has said that he accepts the election victory of his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, IOL news site reports.“Mnangagwa won. It’s now constitutional... It was an election and his victory cannot be disputed. We now leave...

Mugabe snubs Zimbabwean parliament again

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe failed to appear before parliament for the second time on Monday to clarify a statement he made in 2016 that Zimbabwe could have been prejudiced of 15 billion U.S. dollars through diamond revenue leakages. The...

Zimbabwe gets $100m from UK as ties improve

The United Kingdom and the Standard Chartered Bank have partnered to lend Zimbabwean companies in the private sector US$100 million in a move described by Government as a sign of confidence in its policies aimed at transforming the economy...

Missing $15B diamonds, Zimbabwe parliament to summon Mugabe

The Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy said it may summon former president Robert Mugabe to explain how about 15 billion U.S. dollars worth of diamonds was siphoned out of Marange diamond fields. Mugabe once said in an...

History of Zimbabwe and how Mugabe came to power

A look at the struggle to maintain white supremacy in what is now Zimbabwe, a hundred years after Cecil Rhodes' pioneers carved out a British colony there. In September 1890 Cecil Rhodes' pioneer column trundled into Mashonaland to establish Fort...

Zanu-PF youth wing accuses army chief of subverting constitution

The youth wing of Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the military chief on Tuesday of subverting the constitution for threatening to intervene after President Robert Mugabe plunged the country into political crisis by sacking his vice president last week. Vice President...

Sacked Zimbabwean VP expelled from party, flees country

Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF has expelled sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the party, the AFP news agency reports. Party spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo said that Mr Mnangagwa "was lacking supreme discipline". He added that the decision to remove Mr Mnangagwa was...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...
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