Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa calls for end to western sanctions
Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday called for the removal of Western sanctions on his government during a speech to ruling party officials and said elections due in 2018 were nearer than “you expect”. Mnangagwa, 75, became leader of the southern African nation last month after the military and ruling ZANU-PF turned against Robert…
Mugabe in Singapore for first trip since ouster
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, 93, who was ousted from power last month, has flown to Singapore for a medical check-up, his ex-spokesman said Thursday.
Why revolutionaries should not be president
In the waning days of the Mugabe Administration, the 93-year-old president who had ruled Zimbabwe for the better part of three decades, lost the support of his key allies. His Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa who he had fired week’s prior purportedly at the behest of his wife Grace Mugabe who it was rumored had plans…
Zimbabwe's new president urges public unity as cabinet sworn in
Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, called for public unity to revive the country's sickly economy as his new cabinet took office on Monday.
How Trouble sees It: Collateral blessing!
Many commentators have virtually rebuked the jubilant crowds of celebrating Zimbabweans on the streets of Harare, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and London for celebrating the exit of Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe from the presidency of Zimbabwe. These clever commentators and analysts point out that the army did what they did for their own purpose and…
The fall of Mugabe
As I sat down to write this column, word came through that Robert Mugabe, the 93 year-old leader of Zimbabwe had resigned after 37 years in power.
Zimbabwe's new leader issues ultimatum for externalised funds
Zimbabwe's new president on Tuesday gave a three-month ultimatum for the return of funds siphoned out of the country by individuals and corporations, as he moves to stem graft and revive the moribund economy.
Why Nigeria’s Mugabes failed
The year 2000 was momentous for Zimbabwe and its leader, Robert Mugabe. He had run the shop for 20 years. The economy was shrinking. Human rights were disappearing.
Zimbabwe declares Mugabe's birthday a holiday
Zimbabwe has made former president Robert Mugabe’s birthday a public holiday, a state daily reported Monday, nearly a week after the long-time ruler stepped down.