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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.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe delivers wrong speech in parliament

Harare - Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe read the wrong speech at the opening of a new session of parliament on Tuesday, repeating an address he gave to the legislature last month.

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 ...
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