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Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday with million-dollar bash

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish million dollar bash that was slammed by the opposition as "obscene" in a country wracked by poverty.

Mugabe admits land reform blunder

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms."I think the farms we gave to people are too large.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe named new African Union chairman

Addis Ababa - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took over the post of African Union chairman on Friday, replacing Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Mnangagwa in charge of Zimbabwe as Mugabe goes on leave

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has left newly-installed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in charge as he began his annual holiday, state radio announced Monday.

Zimbabwe president Mugabe launches 90 birthday balloons

Marondera - Thousands turned out on Sunday to wish happy birthday to Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who threw 90 balloons into the air to mark his 90th year and continuing hold on power.Fresh off the plane from Singapore, where the nonogenarian president had ...

Mugabe spends 90th birthday in Singapore

Harare - Zimbabwe President and Africa's oldest leader Robert Mugabe marked his 90th birthday receiving medical treatment in Singapore Friday, reigniting rumours that the man who has ruled his country since independence could be in ill health.While Mugabe's aid...

Op-Ed: Zimbabwe election waste of time and money

Harare - I cannot understand why Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai keeps showing up election after election. If I were him I would just wait for old man Robert Mugabe to pass away peacefully and then challenge his successor in an election.

Africa’s ‘longest-serving leader’ could rule for another 10 years

Harare - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled for some 33 years, may stay in power for another decade if re-elected according to the country’s new draft constitution.

Zimbabwe diamond fields 'plundered' by Mugabe cronies

Harare - According to a report released Monday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, his appointees, international gem dealers and criminals have enriched themselves in "the biggest plunder of diamonds since Cecil Rhodes," according to an AP report.

Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe reportedly critical in Singapore

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 88, is fighting for his life in a Singapore hospital after handing over power to Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Air Zimbabwe faces liquidation after history of excellent service

Harare - Air Zimbabwe flew profitably through 23 years of United Nations imposed sanctions against what was then Rhodesia. It carried on without any halt after nationalist guerrillas shot down two of its Viscounts in the late 1970’s.

Kenya's Odinga: Zimbabwe elections must be free and fair

Bulawayo - Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga told Movement for Democratic congress not to vote unless the elections were free and fair.

Zimbabwe daily banned by Mugabe back on the streets after 8 years

The Daily News, Zimbabwe's largest selling newspaper that was banned eight years ago for criticising President Robert Mugabe, has hit the stands again.

Zimbabwe: 46 arrested at meeting to discuss Middle East uprisings

Harare - Police spokesman accuses meeting organisers of showing videos of recent unrest in Tunisia and Egypt “to motivate people to subvert a constitutionally elected government.”

Mugabe tells Western nations to go to hell

While giving a speech during his sister's funeral, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said Western nations that are interfering in his country's issues should "go to hell."

Report alleges Mugabe used rape as weapon during election

A report released by AIDS-Free World on Thursday said that rape by Mugabe supporters terrorized opponents during Zimbabwe's 2008 election. Many who were opposed to Mugabe lost their lives during the election in politically motivated violence.

Op-Ed: ​The Colonialism enigma

America was discovered and initially populated by colonialists. It's constitution was written by colonialists. In almost all the cases I can recall around the world colonialists were white, Christian, Western Europeans.

Mugabe's Reign of Harassment Continues

The turmoil in Zimbabwe is far from over, and the harassment of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party continues unabated.

Uproar follows Nestlé's milk deal with the Mugabes

South Africans have reacted in furor after media reported that Nestlé is buying milk from dairy farms that were seized from white farmers between 2002 and 2004 and are now owned by president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace.

Can the Zimbabwe Economy Recover?

Since Robert Mugabe became President of Zimbabwe, the economy has been on a heavy decline. Zimbabweans are buying bread with billions of Zimbabwe Dollars, violent is rampant and the government is corrupt. What's next?

Zimbabwe prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai injured, wife killed

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was injured and his wife killed in a car accident Friday. Movement for Democratic Change spokesman Nelson Chamisa said Tsvangirai was taken to hospital in non-critical condition.

As Zimbabwe Continues Suffering, Mugabe Holds $250K B-Day Bash

The country of Zimbabwe is still faced with the cholera crisis which threatens its people. Despite the humanitarian crisis, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is holding a $250K birthday bash.

Zimbabwe 'unity-cabinet' sabotaged by Mugabe

Roy Bennett, treasurer of Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), missed getting sworn in as the country's deputy agriculture minister last Friday.He is in the Mutare police cells, facing charges which change every day.

Elderly, poor Britons in Zimbabwe offered resettlement to UK

The UK embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe is offering free travel assistance to Britain, accommodation, welfare and health support for frail, elderly Britons in Zimbabwe, German news agency Deutsche Presse Agentur reports. They would fly out within 3 months.

Vigil at Zimbabwe cop station after deputy agri-minister arrest

A vigil group is surrounding the Mutare police station in Zimbabwe where the country's newly-appointed deputy agriculture minister Roy Bennett is held since his shock arrest on Friday. Bennett was arrested just when Morgan Tshvangirai was sworn in.

Mugabe Surrenders, Swears in Tsvangirai as Prime Minister

Zimbabwean President swore in opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as Prime Minister in a coalition government. Mugabe delayed this ceremony for two months.

Riot in Zimbabwe over arrest of new deputy-minister Roy Bennett

The arrest on Friday of Zimbabwe's new deputy-agriculture Minister, the white farmer Roy Bennett, has caused widespread anger in the town of Mutare, where he is denied food by the police, said Mutare mayor Brian James. A crowd outside demands his release.

South African youth leader an 'ill-bred brat', says Zulu leader

In an unprecedented outburst of anger by the usually so courteous South African Zulu statesman Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, he called African National Congress Youth League Julius Malema an "ill-bred brat' whose bad behaviour was moreover, 'un-African'.

Zimbabwe's Situation Continues To Deteriorate

Zimbabwe is proving to become one of the first major international challenges for United States President Barack Obama. So far, Zimbabwe is still dealing with the cholera outbreak.

Slave-labourers dig Zimbabwe's blood-diamonds

IRIN news reports from Mutare in Zimbabwe that the vast Chiadzwa diamond fields have been taken over by the military -and they now force Marange villagers to dig out the tiny diamonds at gunpoint. Dealers warn Zimbabwe is now producing blood-diamonds.
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