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Zimbabwe sees thaw in chilly ties with West

Harare - Zimbabwe's frosty relations with Western powers are thawing despite tensions caused by a brutal repression of protests, the country's foreign minister says.

African leaders laud Mugabe at state funeral in divided Zimbabwe

Harare - Zimbabwe gave former leader Robert Mugabe a state funeral on Saturday with African leaders paying tribute to a man they lauded as a liberation hero but whose 37-year rule was defined by repression and economic turmoil.

Mugabe's family agree to burial at 'heroes' monument

Harare - The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, the family said on Friday, though the date for the ceremony remained unclear.

Mugabe's family agree to burial in 'heroes' monument

Harare - The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, a family spokesman said on Friday though the date for the ceremony was still unclear.

Mugabe's family and govt wrangle over Zimbabwe burial

Harare - Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe's family and the government appeared to be deadlocked on Thursday over his final resting place after relatives snubbed a plan for him to be buried at a national monument.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried in his village early next week: family

Harare - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be buried early next week in his village and not at a national monument for liberation heroes, his family said on Thursday.

Mugabe a 'broken soul' in final years after Zimbabwe ouster

Harare - Once feared for the all-encompassing power he wielded in Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe died a "broken soul," bereft at his downfall, his allies and relatives say.

Mugabe's body arrives home to divided Zimbabwe, burial dispute

Harare - The body of Zimbabwe's ex-president, Robert Mugabe, arrived home on Wednesday to an honour guard in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin.

Relatives fly to Singapore to bring Mugabe home

Harare - Close relatives and government officials flew out of Zimbabwe on Monday to collect the body of ex-president Robert Mugabe from Singapore where he died last week, his nephew said.

Zimbabweans sharply divided in mourning for hero-turned-despot Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabweans entered a first full day of national mourning on Saturday, divided over the legacy of Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled the country for 37 years.

Mugabe, Zimbabwe hero-turned-despot, dies aged 95

Harare - Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years until the military forced him out, has died aged 95.

Mugabe and the West: a love-hate affair

Harare - He came to power as a Mao-jacketed revolutionary, charmed the West with his policy of racial reconciliation, adopted stylish Saville Row suits and was knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

Zimbabwe ex-president Mugabe dies aged 95

Harare - Robert Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe with an iron fist from 1980 to 2017, has died aged 95, the country's president announced Friday.

Mugabe: Liberation hero turned despot

Harare - Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95, used repression and fear to hold on to power in Zimbabwe for 37 years until he was finally ousted when his previously loyal military generals turned against him.

A year after Mugabe's fall, Zimbabwe yearns for upswing

Harare - Zimbabwean businessman Munya Chihota's face lights up when he recalls taking part in a march last year with tens of thousands of people calling for then-president Robert Mugabe to step down.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe accepts disputed election result

Harare - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who had vowed not to vote for his old party in elections in July, on Thursday said he accepted the outcome of the disputed poll.

Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe election

Harare - Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted by the military in November, made a surprise intervention Sunday on the eve of key elections, calling for voters to throw his old party out of office.

Mnangagwa suspects Grace Mugabe faction behind blast: BBC

Harare - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa suspects "aggrieved" supporters of Robert Mugabe's wife were behind a blast that killed two people at a rally last weekend, according to a BBC interview aired on Wednesday.

Mnangagwa suspects Grace Mugabe faction behind blast: BBC

Harare - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa suspects "aggrieved" supporters of Grace Mugabe were behind a blast that killed two people at a rally last weekend, according to a BBC interview on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe on May 9

Harare - A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 9 over diamond corruption costing billions of dollars, underlining his fall from power after 37 years of autocratic rule.

Police 'closing in' on Grace Mugabe in ivory probe: state media

Harare - Zimbabwean police investigating an ivory-smuggling racket will soon question former ruler Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, who is accused of arranging shipments abroad, a government-owned newspaper reported Friday.

Mugabe's wife Grace under probe for ivory smuggling

Harare - Zimbabwean police are investigating former ruler Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, accused of smuggling ivory worth millions to underground foreign markets, a state-owned weekly reported Sunday.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says country 'has moved on' from Mugabe era

Harare - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday that the country "has moved on" in response to claims by former president Robert Mugabe that he was ousted in an illegal "coup d'etat".

Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe calls ouster 'coup d'etat'

Harare - Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe described his departure from office in November as a "coup d'etat" that "we must undo" in his first TV interviews since then, aired on Thursday.

Ex-Zimbabwe leader Mugabe calls his ouster 'coup d'etat'

Harare - Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe described his departure from office in November as a "coup d'etat" in his first TV interview since then, aired by South Africa's state broadcaster on Thursday.

'Panic' as Mugabe appears to back new Zimbabwe opposition

Johanesburg - Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling ZANU-PF in this year's election.

Private birthday party for Mugabe, 94

Harare - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday with a private black-tie party hosted by his family, three months after he was ousted from power.

Subdued birthday for Zimbabwe's ousted Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabweans marked Robert Mugabe's 94th birthday on Wednesday with an official day off, but without the extravagant cakes and fawning tributes that defined February 21 for much of his 37-year rule.

Zimbabwe unveils generous Mugabe retirement package

Harare - Zimbabwe's ousted president Robert Mugabe will get a residence, a car fleet and private air travel as part of a new government-funded retirement package for former leaders, state media reported Thursday.

Mugabe visits Singapore hospital on first trip since ouster

Singapore - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from power last month, visited a Singapore hospital Friday during a trip to the city-state for a medical check-up.
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