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#Robert Mugabe

# robert-mugabe - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Emmerson Mnangagwa: 'A changing of the guard or a genuine fresh start for Zimbabwe?'

It’s been like a dream for many people in Zimbabwe who feared that Mugabe would cling to power until his last breath, writes Sarah McCann.

# robert-mugabe - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Zimbabwe judge rules military action against Robert Mugabe legal

The military stepped in almost two weeks ago after Mugabe’s firing of deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa.

# robert-mugabe - Friday 24 November, 2017

'The people have spoken' - Zimbabwe has sworn in its new president

Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa takes over from Robert Mugabe who had been in power for 37 years.

# robert-mugabe - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Zimbabwe's new president promises 'full democracy' in address to jubilant crowds

Mnangagwa was fired as Mugabe’s deputy earlier this month.

# robert-mugabe - Monday 20 November, 2017

Army appeals for calm as Mugabe faces impeachment test in Zimbabwe

Mugabe seemed to brush aside the turmoil — blithely declaring he would chair a top-level meeting of the party.

# robert-mugabe - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Thousands of protesters turn out in Zimbabwe calling for resignation of Robert Mugabe

The marches will cap an unprecedented week in which generals seized power and put Mugabe under house arrest.

# robert-mugabe - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil Deposed Leader This post contains videos

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil

Robert Mugabe fired his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa last week but he may still succeed him.

# robert-mugabe - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe 'under house arrest' after army seizes control

In the early morning broadcast, the military said that President Robert Mugabe and his family were safe.

A tumultuous 24 hours: What's been happening in Zimbabwe, and what's next

“As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy,” the military said.

# robert-mugabe - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Tanks seen heading towards Harare after army chief's warning to Mugabe over 'treacherous shenanigans'

President Robert Mugabe’s decision to fire his vice president has led to political uncertainty.

# robert-mugabe - Saturday 4 November, 2017

US journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Robert Mugabe after calling him 'selfish and sick'

Martha O’Donovan, who works in Zimbabwe, has been remanded in custody.

# robert-mugabe - Friday 12 May, 2017

Robert Mugabe isn't falling asleep at events - he's 'just resting his eyes'

“The President cannot suffer bright lights,” a spokesperson said about the 93-year-old.

# robert-mugabe - Monday 16 January, 2017

Priest arrested for predicting 92-year-old Robert Mugabe will die this year

The priest had even given a date.

# robert-mugabe - Saturday 17 December, 2016

92-year-old Mugabe backed to continue his rule over Zimbabwe

He has led the country for 36 years.

# robert-mugabe - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Zimbabwe vendors get creative as Mugabe's job promises disappear

Three piece suits are often the order of the day.

# robert-mugabe - Saturday 5 March, 2016

92-year-old Robert Mugabe just threatened to punch a journalist Put Em Up This post contains videos

92-year-old Robert Mugabe just threatened to punch a journalist

The Zimbabwean President wasn’t okay with discussing his plans for retirement.

# robert-mugabe - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Food shortages aren't stopping Mugabe from throwing himself a massive birthday party

The scale of today’s celebrations have attracted controversy in drought-hit Zimbabwe.

# robert-mugabe - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Photographers in Zimbabwe forced to delete photos of President Mugabe falling Going Down This post contains images

Photographers in Zimbabwe forced to delete photos of President Mugabe falling

Mugabe sped off in a limousine after the tumble.

# robert-mugabe - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Mugabe now taking home €2,900 (in a country where the average wage is €300)

The 90-year-old Zimbabwean Presidents said it was important his government “should recognise the hard times at the moment”.

# robert-mugabe - Friday 18 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Jill Meagher, pubs being closed, and disaster at Mount Everest.

Robert Mugabe isn’t impressed with Europe’s “homosexual nonsense”

The 90-year-old leader of Zimbabwe was strongly critical of Europe during a speech today.

# robert-mugabe - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Meet the women married to the world's biggest despots

Grace Mugabe, Asma al-Assad and all 30 of King Abdullah’s spouses.

# robert-mugabe - Monday 30 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Cornflakes and Ribena among foods banned during Mugabe’s 1983 visit to Ireland State Papers

Cornflakes and Ribena among foods banned during Mugabe’s 1983 visit to Ireland

State papers have revealed Mrs Mugabe’s dietary requirements.

# robert-mugabe - Monday 12 August, 2013

Mugabe tells defeated foe to “go hang”

“If they die, even dogs will not sniff at their corpses” – Robert Mugabe has delivered a blistering public address, his first since the disputed election.

# robert-mugabe - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Mugabe faces growing fallout after disputed election win

Robert Mugabe’s rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, denounced the win as “stolen”.

# robert-mugabe - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Opposition cries foul as Mugabe claims landslide election victory

Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party claims to have won 61 per cent of the vote, but longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he’ll appeal the result in the courts.

# robert-mugabe - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Mugabe's party claims victory as observers question vote

Zimbabwe election observers have said that the country’s Presidential election was “seriously compromised”.

# robert-mugabe - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging

Robert Mugabe has been in power for 33 years, but has promised to step down if he loses this election.

# robert-mugabe - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

'If you lose you must surrender': Mugabe vows to step down if he loses election

Polls show that Mugabe is set to lose tomorrow’s election but the opposition has produced what it says is evidence that the government plans to rig the elections.

# robert-mugabe - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Zimbabweans vote on new constitution that would curb Mugabe’s power

Voters are expected to roundly back the text, which would introduce presidential term limits, beef up parliament’s powers and set elections to decide whether 89-year-old Robert Mugabe stays in power.

# robert-mugabe - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Zimbabwe's finance minister: 'The government has €161 in the bank'

Maybe Robert Mugabe’s been spending the money on suits.

# robert-mugabe - Friday 20 July, 2012

Mugabe's tenure in Zimbabwe could finally be ended by new constitution

A new draft constitution, three years in the making, would impose term limits on the President and reduce his powers.

# robert-mugabe - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Mugabe arrives home - reports of illness "hogwash"

The President of Zimbabwe arrived home from Asia this morning as his party denied reports he had suffered a health emergency.

# robert-mugabe - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Is Robert Mugabe fighting for his life?

The Zimbabwean leader is reportedly undergoing medical treatment in Singapore amid speculation he may be about to hand over power.

# robert-mugabe - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Mugabe says he is "fit as a fiddle" and compares himself to Jesus

The Zimbabwean president, speaking on his 88th birthday, also gave tips on how to live a long life.

# robert-mugabe - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Zimbabwean diamonds "could fund bloodshed" in future elections

A new report alleges that funds from Zimbabwean diamond purchases could fund violence in the country during any future elections. Global Witness is urging people not to buy diamonds from the Marange region.

# robert-mugabe - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Zimbabwe tackles national threat… of second-hand knickers

The impoverished country has banned the sale of used underwear, with one newspaper calling second-hand pants “dehumanising”.

# robert-mugabe - Friday 30 December, 2011

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators

And who might be under threat in 2012…

# robert-mugabe - Monday 12 December, 2011

87-year-old Mugabe nominated for seventh term as leader of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has been at the helm of Zimbabwe for 31 years, but has been nominated by his Zanu PF party for another term.

# robert-mugabe - Friday 2 December, 2011

Zimbabwean Prime Minister divorces wife after 12 days

He blamed stories that suggested he had married Locadia Karimatsenga because she was pregnant with twins – and he said there was “now an underhand and active political hand” damaging his reputation.

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