Mugabe's tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts
Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts, auctioneers announced Thursday.
Africa and the burden of sit-tight leaders
Yesterday, after a 30-year rule, mostly characterised by government repression, violation of human rights, restrictions of religious freedom and disregard for basic obligations to citizens, the rug was pulled from under Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir’s feet. In a military take-over, Al-Bashir, 75, was ousted from power and the curtains were drawn on an inglorious spell…
Nearly $1 million in cash stolen from Mugabe's house, court told
Nearly a million dollars in cash was stolen from a suitcase owned by ousted Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, state media reported Friday, as three suspects including a relative of the former leader face trial for the theft.
The wily ways of fake news
The British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, in continuation of its campaign train against the pernicious phenomenon of fake news, berthed in Abuja last week to stage the Nigerian leg of the conference. Tagged “Nigeria 2019: Countering Fake News,” the conference was aimed at how to prevent the distortion of facts in the media during and after…
South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe
South African police said Wednesday that an arrest warrant had been issued for Grace Mugabe, wife of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, after she allegedly assaulted a model in Johannesburg in 2017.
Ailing Mugabe now unable to walk, says Zimbabwe president
Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for medical care and now unable to walk because of ill health and old age, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday. Mnangagwa told his ZANU-PF party supporters at a rally that the 94-year-old Mugabe had been receiving medical care in Singapore for the past two months. "He (Mugabe)…
Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on Sunday after winning a bitterly contested election that marked the country's first vote since Robert Mugabe was ousted from power. Mnangagwa, whose victory in the July 30 polls was challenged by the main opposition, pledged to "protect and promote the rights of Zimbabweans" in…
Zimbabwe falters on first post-Mugabe election
It can simply be deduced that Zimbabweans got tired of the strong man, Robert Mugabe, 94 and decided to depose him in 2017. There were chains of interesting events that culminated in the exit of Mugabe...