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Reinforced grave, tamper-proof casket: battle for Mugabe's corpse

Harare - After weeks of delays Zimbabwe's former ruler Robert Mugabe was finally buried over the weekend, closing a battle between the state and his family over the fate of his remains.

Mugabe finally laid to rest in rural Zimbabwe village

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in a low-key ceremony in his home village after weeks of wrangling over his final resting place.

Mugabe: Liberation hero turned despot

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

Mugabe's rule in facts and figures

Harare - Data on health, economics, corruption, press freedom and migration reveal much about Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. He died aged 95 in Singapore on September 6, nearly two years after he was ousted by the military in 2017.

Mugabe's rule in facts and figures

Harare - Data on health, economics, corruption, press freedom and migration reveal much about Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. He died aged 95 in Singapore on September 6, nearly two years after he was ousted by the military in 2017.

Zimbabwe capital city shuts main water plant, shortages loom

Harare - Zimbabwe’s capital shut its main waterworks on Monday citing shortages of foreign currency to import treatment chemicals, potentially leaving the city and surrounding towns two million residents without water and raising the risk of disease.

Mugabe died of cancer, says Zimbabwe media

Harare - Zimbabwe's founding president Robert Mugabe had "advanced cancer" when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reported on Monday.

Zimbabwe doctors' labour leader 'kidnapped' during strikes: union

Harare - Union activists and rights campaigners on Sunday accused Zimbabwe's security forces of kidnapping the leader of a doctors' union, who disappeared during a strike he had helped organise.

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.

Zimbabwe deploys security forces over banned march

Bulawayo - Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo on Monday blocking a planned opposition march, three days after brutally dispersing a banned protest in the capital Harare.

Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying regime 'worse than Mugabe'

Harare - Riot police in Zimbabwe on Friday fired teargas and beat demonstrators who defied a protest ban, as the opposition accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government of surpassing Robert Mugabe's regime in brutality.

Zimbabwe inflation rate soars to 175%

Harare - Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate hit 175 percent in June, official data showed Monday, stoking fears of a return of the hyperinflation that wiped out savings ten years ago when the economy collapsed.

UK makes 'first' conviction over 3D printed gun

London - A student was convicted on Wednesday of manufacturing a firearm using a 3D printer, in what London's police said they believed was the first such successful prosecution in Britain.

Zimbabwe demands right to sell $300 mn of ivory to fund game reserves

Harare - Zimbabwe has demanded the right to sell its stockpile of ivory to raise money for conservation, wildlife authorities said Tuesday, joining other southern African nations in calling for the global ban on the trade in tusks to be relaxed.

Amnesty suspends Zimbabwe branch after fraud probe

Harare - Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group.

Grace Mugabe accused of bloody attack on domestic worker

Harare - Grace Mugabe, the wife of former Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe, has been accused of attacking an employee at the family's home with a shoe in 2017, lawyers said Tuesday.

Cyclone Idai's death toll nears 1,000 in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Harare - The death toll from Cyclone Idai, which devastated Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, is nearing 1,000, according to the latest figures released by the two governments.
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The flag of Zimbabwe has the bird on a pedastal, as does Zimbabwe's Coat of Arms.
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Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
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Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
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The city of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe
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Kariba dam wall photographed from the Zimbabwean side
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A woman stands outside of her temporary home and dried up maize crop in Epworth, in Harare, Zimbabwe
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Map showing Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe since independence
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Image showing latest damage to the dam wall
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Satellite image of the flooded area by Unitar UNOSAT
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Senator Muzerengwa (of Buhera) and Hon. Roy Bennett, at an MDC rally in August, 2009 in Sakubva, Zimbabwe
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Flooding in Zimbabwe has left thousands of people without food or clean water.
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