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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa vows new path for 'desecrated' party

Harare - Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, drew a firm line under the 37-year reign of Robert Mugabe in a keynote speech to the ruling ZANU-PF party on Friday.

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.

Zimbabwe orders illegal farm invaders off land: state media

Harare - Zimbabwe's new agriculture minister has ordered people illegally occupying formerly white-owned commercial farms to vacate, nearly two decades after violent land grabs led by ousted ex-president Robert Mugabe, state media said Thursday.

Zimbabwe's new leader drops 2 ministers after public outcry

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday dropped two ministers he had appointed to his new cabinet just a day earlier, a move widely seen as a response to a public uproar over the nominations.

Zimbabwe's former VP returns home after Mugabe ouster

Harare - Zimbabwe's former vice president, who was on a trip abroad during last month's military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's resignation, has returned home, local media reported Saturday.

Zimbabwe's new leader under fire over maiden cabinet pick

Harare - Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, came under fire on Friday for unveiling a debut cabinet that named two military allies to top positions, reappointed figures from Robert Mugabe's discredited era and sidelined the opposition.

Zimbabwe white farmers see opportunity in Mugabe exit

Redcliff - Standing outside the gates of the farmhouse from which he was evicted in 2008, white Zimbabwean Deon Theron knows he will never get his land back.

Zimbabwe will need international effort to restore economy: IMF

Washington - It will take a major international effort to restore Zimbabwe's battered economy, and the International Monetary Fund is prepared to help, a fund spokesman said Thursday.

Zimbabwe declares Mugabe's birthday a holiday

Harare - Zimbabwe has made former president Robert Mugabe’s birthday a public holiday, a state daily reported Monday, nearly a week after the long-time ruler stepped down.

Mugabe's fall 'beginning of hope' for Zimbabweans in S.Africa

Johanesburg - Like many other Zimbabweans who found freedom and work in neighbouring South Africa during Robert Mugabe's oppressive rule, dissident Muchaneta Chijakara was overjoyed to see the veteran leader ousted.

Nephew says Mugabe accepts ousting and is 'quite jovial'

Harare - Robert Mugabe's nephew said Sunday the ousted Zimbabwean president was in good health and "quite jovial" after being forced to resign when a military takeover ended his 37 years in power.

Mugabe accepts ousting and is 'quite jovial': nephew

Harare - Robert Mugabe's nephew said Sunday the ousted Zimbabwean president was in good health and "quite jovial" after being forced to resign when a military takeover ended his 37 years in power."He is fine.

Zimbabwe court says military takeover was legal

Harare - A Zimbabwe High Court has ruled that the military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's ousting was legal, raising immediate concerns about judicial independence under the country's new administration.

Zimbabwe court rules military takeover legal

Harare - A Zimbabwe High Court has ruled that the military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's ousting was legal, raising immediate concerns about judicial independence under the country's new administration.

Mugabe's successor and the 'poisoned ice cream' plot

Harare - On August 17, the Zimbabwean government issued an official denial that Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was vice president at the time, had eaten ice cream at a political rally.

Sorrow, admiration in Mugabe's birthplace

Local residents in the rural Zimbabwean village where Robert Mugabe was born, got married, and has a house say he was a great leader -- but express sorrowful acceptance rather than anger at his ousting.

Zimbabwe's political roller-coaster: What we know

Harare - Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken over as Zimbabwe's new leader, ending strongman Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign and the country's worst political crisis since independence.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa: key dates

Harare - Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was inaugurated on Friday as Zimbabwe's new president, is a political veteran and party hardliner who for decades worked closely with Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa: the ruthless 'Crocodile' now ruling Zimbabwe

Harare - Nicknamed "the Crocodile" for his ruthlessness, Emmerson Mnangagwa who took over Friday as Zimbabwe's president, is a hardliner with ties to the military who could prove as authoritarian as his mentor Robert Mugabe.

From Myanmar to Zimbabwe, China's global footprint grows

Bejing - China has traditionally rejected US-style interventionism, but its deepening economic involvement in volatile countries like Myanmar and Zimbabwe is thrusting Beijing towards a more assertive global role, analysts say.

Mnangagwa pledges new era as Zimbabwe president

Harare - Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed sweeping change at his swearing in on Friday, seeking to reassure foreign investors and pledging to fight poverty and corruption after Robert Mugabe's shock resignation.

Britain sends envoy to Zimbabwe ahead of inauguration

London - Britain's Africa minister Rory Stewart arrived in Zimbabwe on Thursday for wide-ranging talks, ahead of the inauguration of a new president following Robert Mugabe's dramatic departure.

Zimbabweans relish bribe-free roads after Mugabe's fall

Harare - As Robert Mugabe's regime tottered and fell, one immediate benefit that Zimbabweans celebrated with glee was the sudden absence of bribe-extracting police who were a symbol of life under his rule.

Mnangagwa: More of the same for suffering Zimbabwe?

Harare - Even before Robert Mugabe's resignation, many Zimbabweans tempered their yearning for his downfall with the knowledge that his likely successor has a similar reputation for brutality and corruption.

Zimbabwe crisis: What we know

Harare - Zimbabwe was thrown into its worst political crisis since independence when strongman Robert Mugabe refused to resign despite a military takeover, mass street protests an impeachment bid.

Zimbabwe's next leader prepares to take power

Harare - Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday for his new role as president after a triumphant return home following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe, ending 37 years of authoritarian rule.

China respects 'good friend' Mugabe's resignation

Bejing - China on Wednesday said it respected Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe and vowed to continue "friendly" relations with the country it backed during his authoritarian rule.

Zimbabwe awaits new leader after Mugabe's shock exit

Harare - Zimbabweans waited Wednesday to discover when their new leader would be appointed after president Robert Mugabe's resignation brought a sudden end to a 37-year reign of authoritarian rule.

Why push is increasingly shove in African regime change

Dakar - Regime change in Africa may not guarantee greater democracy but, as Robert Mugabe's downfall shows, patience for autocrats who overstay their welcome is wearing ever thinner, experts say.

What now after Mugabe resignation?

Johanesburg - Robert Mugabe shocked Zimbabwe and the world when he resigned as president on Tuesday, ending his 37-year grip on power.
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