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November, 2017

  • 14 November

    Zimbabwean Army Sends Armoured Tanks Into Harare

    Armoured vehicles were seen heading towards Harare,  a day after the armed forces chief, General Constantino Chiwenga said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Reports said two tanks were spotted  beside the main road from Harare to Chinhoyi, about …

  • 10 November

    Zimbabwe Renames Harare Airport After Mugabe

    Zimbabwe has renamed its airport in Harare Robert Gabriel Mugabe Airport, in honour of its 93 year-old leader. The authorities also announced an upgrade at a cost of $153 million in an effort to attract more visitors. The upgrade which will be financed by China will enable the airport  handle …

  • 4 November

    Mugabe Threatens To Sack His Deputy

      Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, openly pilloried his deputy and possible successor on Saturday, saying he might sack him, in a combative speech at a rally where his wife Grace was booed by some in the crowd. The 93-year-old leader’s remarks exposed tensions in the ruling ZANU-PF party over who …

October, 2017

  • 22 October

    WHO Revokes Mugabe’s Appointment As ‘Goodwill Ambassador’

      The World Health Organization, WHO, has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread criticism. “I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of WHO, said in a statement. He said he had consulted with …

  • 21 October

    Mugabe Becomes WHO ‘Goodwill Ambassador’

    President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been appointed as a “goodwill ambassador” of the World Health Organisation (WHO), to help tackle non-communicable diseases. New WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health. However, critics say Zimbabwe’s healthcare system has collapsed, with the president and …

July, 2017

  • 4 July

    Mugabe Donates $1M Cattle Proceed to AU

    Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has donated $1 million to the African Union Commission, proceeds from the sale of cattle belonging to him and his friends “You see, as an African and a farmer, the donation of cattle came to me naturally, given that our continent is rich in cattle,” he …

June, 2017

  • 3 June

    Mugabe Begins Nationwide Election Campaign

    The 93-year-old Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has launched a nationwide 10-venue speaking tour aimed at drumming up support ahead of elections next year when he plans to seek office again. Mugabe, who appeared in better health than at some recent public appearances, spoke for an hour and a half at …

May, 2017

  • 11 May

    Mugabe Does Not Sleep At Public Functions – Spokesman

    George Charamba, spokesman to Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, 93, has said when Mugabe closes his eyes for long periods in public events, it does not mean he is asleep but resting his eyes from bright lights. Charamba made this statement in the state-run Herald newspaper on Thursday. “I feel like …

April, 2017

  • 4 April

    Mugabe’s Ministers Gift Him Wheelchair

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has received a belated birthday present of a motor-controlled wheelchair. Mugabe, 93, got the “mobile chair” from his cabinet ministers during a ceremony held at State House in Harare on Monday, APA reports. The ministers said the wheelchair is meant to make it easy for Africa’s …

February, 2017

  • 2 February

    Zimbabwean Police Arrest Anti-Mugabe Pastor

    Evan Mawarire, the  Zimbabwean pastor, accused last year of trying to overthrow President Robert Mugabe’s government after calling for protests, was arrested at the airport when he flew home from the United States on Wednesday, his lawyer said. Mawarire was previously arrested and charged last July, but was freed by …

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