Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe: What we know so far

There is growing uncertainty in Zimbabwe. Soldiers on Wednesday took over the headquarters of the state broadcaster ZBC and blocked access to government offices, but the army says this is not a military take over. President Robert Mugabe, who leads the ruling Zanu-PF party, is safe, an army spokesman has[…]

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WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

The World Health Organization has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread outcry. “I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns,” WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. He had previously praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public[…]

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Zim embassy takes on AfriForum as Grace Mugabe saga unfolds

Should Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe be served court papers at the Zimbabwean embassy in South Africa or in person in her home country? That’s what acting judge Harshila Kooverjile must decide after several factors were raised during argument on Tuesday. The embassy has applied to become an intervening party[…]

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Africa must set up own ICC: Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is also the African Union (AU) chair, says Africa must establish its own International Criminal Court (ICC) which would be mandated to prosecute Western leaders who have committed crimes on the continent. According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, Mugabe said it was high time Africa[…]

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AU assured al-Bashir would not be arrested: Mugabe

President Jacob Zuma gave the African Union summit assurances that Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir would not be arrested, Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has said. Responding to questions by journalists following the close of the AU summit in Sandton just before midnight on Monday, Mugabe said because Bashir was a wanted[…]

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Mugabe expresses shock, disgust at xenophobic attacks

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Saturday expressed his “shock and disgust” at “horrible” xenophobic attacks in neighbouring South Africa in his first public reaction to the violence that has swept parts of Durban and Johannesburg. Addressing crowds gathered in the pouring rain in Harare for official celebrations of Zimbabwe’s 35th[…]

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