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Zimbabwe war veterans' spokesman arrested after Mugabe rebuke

Harare - Police have arrested a senior official from Zimbabwe's war veterans' association after it accused President Robert Mugabe of "dictatorial" behaviour in a shock rupture with the 92-year-old leader, lawyers said Thursday.

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.

Zimbabwe's MDC opposition hails war veterans' Mugabe rebuke

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition on Friday praised war veterans for "finally seeing the light" after the long-time allies of President Robert Mugabe denounced him as "dictatorial".

Zimbabwe war veterans denounce 'dictatorial' Mugabe

Harare - Zimbabwe's war veterans, who have played a crucial and sometimes violent role supporting President Robert Mugabe, on Thursday denounced him as "dictatorial" in the latest sign of growing national instability.

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 protest pastor urges citizens to scale 'wall of fear'

Johanesburg - Evan Mawarire, the pastor who has emerged as leader of Zimbabwe's new protest movement, has called on citizens to "scale the wall of fear" and speak out over the country's mounting crisis.

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.

Freed Zimbabwe protest leader calls for further strikes

Harare - The Zimbabwean pastor who has emerged as leader of a new protest movement against President Robert Mugabe's authoritarian government called on Thursday for further strikes and shutdowns.

Zimbabwe pastor charged with trying to overthrow government

Harare - The pastor who has emerged as leader of Zimbabwe's new protest movement was charged Wednesday with attempting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's authoritarian government.

Zimbabwe protest leader arrested on eve of scheduled strike

Harare - Popular Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire, one of the organisers of the largest protests in years against President Robert Mugabe, was arrested Tuesday and charged with inciting public violence, his lawyer said.

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.

Zimbabwe government workers strike over pay delay

Harare - Government workers in Zimbabwe went on strike Tuesday to protest against delayed salary payments amid growing tensions over the country's struggling economy.

Zimbabwe police fire teargas as protests turn violent

Harare - Zimbabwe police on Monday fired teargas and water cannons and beat up protesting public transport drivers, amid rising unrest against economic woes as well as President Robert Mugabe's long rule.

Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai says has cancer

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday disclosed that he has cancer of the colon but vowed to beat it.

Lone voices speak out in Zimbabwe as Mugabe clings on

Harare - Dissent is seldom aired publicly in Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe's 35 years of authoritarian rule but, against all the odds, individual voices are taking a stand and tapping into anger bubbling below the surface.

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 holds largest anti-Mugabe protest in years

Harare - Demonstrators in Zimbabwe held the largest protest against President Robert Mugabe in nearly a decade on Thursday, marching through central Harare demanding that the 92-year-old leader make a "dignified exit.

Hunger, power cuts in Zimbabwe, Zambia as lake hits record low

Siavonga - Lake Kariba on the Zambezi River border between Zimbabwe and Zambia used to be dotted with hundreds of commercial fishing rigs, while local fishermen in small makeshift boats would catch enough bream for their livelihood.

Japan's Abe hosts Mugabe as Tokyo vies for Africa influence

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday welcomed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe -- the 92-year-old former guerrilla fighter who is widely shunned in the West but frequently courted in Asia.

Two Italians killed in Zimbabwe on anti-poaching patrol

Harare - An Italian father and son who lived in Zimbabwe were shot dead by a wildlife ranger while on an anti-poaching patrol in an apparent case of mistaken identity, a safari industry representative said Monday.

Bus crash kills at least 30 in Zimbabwe

Harare - At least 30 people died and 36 were injured when two buses collided on the main road between Zimbabwe's capital Harare and Bulawayo in the southwest, police said Friday.

Mugabe's ex-deputy launches rival Zimbabwe party

Harare - Zimbabwean former vice president Joice Mujuru launched a new political party Tuesday in a direct challenge to veteran President Robert Mugabe's all-powerful ZANU-PF, as speculation increases over his succession.

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.

Amnesty slams South Africa for failing to arrest Sudan leader

Johanesburg - Amnesty International on Wednesday condemned countries in southern Africa for treating anti-government activists as "criminals" while hosting leaders accused of genocide such as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Zimbabwe releases S. Africa plane held over dead body

Harare - Zimbabwe authorities on Saturday released a cargo plane hired by South Africa's central bank, six days after it was detained with a dead body in the landing gear and 67 tonnes of cash on board.

Mugabe's ex-deputy sets up rival Zimbabwe party

Harare - Zimbabwean former vice president Joice Mujuru announced Wednesday that she is forming a new party to challenge President Robert Mugabe's all-powerful ZANU-PF, in a move that could shake up the country's politics.

Body found in S. Africa-bound cash plane held in Zimbabwe

Harare - Zimbabwe authorities are investigating after a US-registered plane carrying a cargo of cash to South Africa made an unscheduled stopover in Harare where a body was found in the landing gear, officials said Monday.
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