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Grace Mugabe steers clear of assault claim

Harare - Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe on Friday made her first public comments since facing assault allegations in South Africa, but she avoided any mention of the incident two weeks ago.

Supporters rally for Grace Mugabe after assault claim

Harare - Thousands of Zimbabweans marched through Harare on Wednesday in a show of support for first lady Grace Mugabe who evaded assault allegations in South Africa by claiming diplomatic immunity.

Grace Mugabe probed over alleged assault in S.Africa

Johanesburg - South African police were on Tuesday investigating an alleged assault by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe on a model who was staying at a Johannesburg hotel with her two sons.

Zimbabwe plans $1 billion 'Mugabe University'

Harare - Cash-strapped Zimbabwe announced Wednesday that it plans to build a $1 billion university to honour Robert Mugabe, the 93-year-old president accused of brutal repression and bringing the country to economic ruin.

Zimbabwe's opposition unites to take on Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai re-united with his former allies on Saturday to forge a coalition aimed at ending President Robert Mugabe's near four-decade hold on power in elections next year.

93-year-old Mugabe says 'not dying' as health concerns mount

Harare - Zimbabwe's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, declaring "I am not dying," sought Saturday to brush aside growing concerns about his health after his wife urged him to name a successor.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe returns from Singapore medical care

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home on Saturday after medical treatment in Singapore, the state broadcaster said, putting to rest speculation over the 93-year-old's whereabouts.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 93, starts nationwide speaking tour

Marondera - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Friday launched a nationwide 10-venue speaking tour aimed at drumming up support ahead of elections next year when he plans to seek office again.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe flies to Singapore for health check: report

Harare - Zimbabwe's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe has flown to Singapore for a "routine medical check-up", state media reported Tuesday.

Mugabe back home after medical review in Singapore

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe returned home Sunday from Singapore where he had flown earlier this week for a medical review, his spokesman said.Mugabe returned "this morning", spokesman George Charamba told AFP.

Mugabe, 93, flies to Singapore for 'medical review'

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who celebrated his 93rd birthday last week, flew to Singapore on Wednesday for a "scheduled medical review", his spokesman said.

Mugabe talks of own death at 93rd birthday party

City - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of stepping down.

Mugabe marks 93rd birthday with faltering TV interview

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turned 93 on Tuesday, using a long and occasionally rambling interview to vow to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty.

Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in Zimbabwe

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health.

Mugabe's wife denies seizing properties over diamond ring spat

Harare - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has denied seizing three properties from a Lebanese businessman who she claims duped her in a messy $1.35 million diamond ring deal.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe wins party support for 2018 election

Masvingo - Supporters of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe chanting "tongai, tongai baba" (rule, rule father) endorsed on Saturday the 92-year-old leader for a 2018 election run.

Zimbabwe protesters challenge fresh police ban in capital

Harare - Anti-government activists in Zimbabwe vowed Friday to challenge a police order barring protests in the capital Harare, on the eve of mass demonstrations planned across the country against veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe fights back after Zimbabwe protests

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on anti-government activists, foreign embassies and disaffected war veterans as he sought to assert his grip on power following recent protests.

War veterans attack 'beginning of the end' for Mugabe: Analysts

Harare - Zimbabwe's war veterans' surprise attack on President Robert Mugabe signals the "beginning of the end" for the long-time leader, already buckling under pressure from a restive population angry over worsening economic woes.

Zimbabwe says probing 'treasonous' rebuke of Mugabe by veterans

Harare - The Zimbabwe government on Saturday denounced as "treasonous" a statement by war veterans berating President Robert Mugabe and his regime for brutal attacks on his opponents.

Mugabe denounces Zimbabwean 'ThisFlag' protest leader

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday used a funeral address to angrily denounce popular pastor Evan Mawarire, who has become the figurehead of recent anti-government protests."I don't even know him... I don't know if he is a man of religion.

Zimbabwe women in pot-beating protest against Mugabe

Bulawayo - Hundreds of women in Zimbabwe on Saturday demonstrated against President Robert Mugabe's government by beating pots, symbolising a nation facing starvation and economic hardships.

Zimbabwe protests signal growing risks for Mugabe

Harare - Street protests, national work boycotts and internet activism are on the rise in Zimbabwe -- offering hints that opposition to ageing President Robert Mugabe could be building towards a boiling point.

Huge pro-Mugabe march in Zimbabwe capital

Harare - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans marched through Harare on Wednesday in support of veteran President Robert Mugabe after the main opposition party staged a rally last month calling for him to resign.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe decries factionalism at lavish 92nd birthday party

Masvingo - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday blamed foreign interference for the infighting and succession battles plaguing his party as the world's oldest leader celebrated his 92nd birthday at a lavish affair.

Mugabe's lavish 92nd birthday party angers critics

Masvingo - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest leader, hosts lavish celebrations to mark his 92nd birthday on Saturday at a time of severe drought and increasing friction over his succession.

Zimbabwe activist jailed over Mugabe dairy bomb plot

Harare - A Zimbabwe court on Tuesday jailed the leader of a fringe opposition party for nine years for possessing home-made petrol bombs in a supposed plot to attack a dairy run by President Robert Mugabe's wife.

Mugabe's frailty intensifies Zimbabwe leadership race

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe's ruling party at the weekend publicly endorsed 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for elections in 2018 -- but his visible frailty means that backstage the focus was on his successor.

Mugabe lashes out at 'miserly' West in climate change talks

Le Bourget - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe lashed out at "miserly" developed nations at the UN climate summit Monday, accusing them of trying to shift the burden for curbing carbon emissions onto poor countries.

Mugabe's wife denies presidential ambitions

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Thursday denied harbouring ambitions to succeed her husband, pledging instead to support the 91-year-old's next presidential bid.
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