Robert Mugabe

  • Zimbabwean President threatens British, US firms over Western sanctions August 26, 2013

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe threatened "tit-for-tat" retaliation against companies from Britain and the United States on Sunday if the Western nations persisted in pressuring his government with sanctions and what he called "harassment". Mugabe's latest verbal broadside against his main Western critics followed their questioning of his re-election in a July...
  • Reelected Robert Mugabe to be sworn in on Thursday August 19, 2013

    Robert Mugabe who has won reelection as the country's next president will be sworn in on Thursday, days after his rival and country's Prime Minister withdrew a legal petition challenging his victory in the Zimbabwean presidential poll. Mugabe, 89 and the oldest leader in Africa, won the July 31 poll with...
  • Zimbabwe President Mugabe reelected, rival challenges poll result August 4, 2013

    Harare: Africa's oldest president, Robert Mugabe, was declared winner of Zimbabwe's election on Saturday, but his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, said he would challenge in court a result he called a fraud that would push the nation back into crisis. Mugabe, 89, who has ruled the former British colony in southern...
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe reelected as President, rival challenges poll result August 4, 2013

    Harare: Africa's oldest president, Robert Mugabe, was declared winner of Zimbabwe election on Saturday, but his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, said he would challenge in court a result he called a fraud that would push the nation back into crisis. Mugabe, 89, who has ruled the former British colony in southern Africa...
  • As Zimbabwe counts ballots, police warn against leaked election results August 1, 2013

    Zimbabwe police vowed to crack down on any attempts to leak early results from Tuesday's vote, complicating plans by some civic groups to preempt official announcements by the country's election commission. The move means it could be hours before the first officially collated results trickle in from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission,...
  • Zimbabweans cast votes as presidential polls begin July 31, 2013

    Zimbabweans voted on Wednesday in a fiercely contested election pitting President Robert Mugabe against Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who has vowed to push Africa's oldest leader into retirement after 33 years in power. With no reliable opinion polls, it is hard to say whether the 61yearold Tsvangirai will succeed in his...
  • Zimbabwean prez 'unwell', in Singapore hospital April 10, 2012

    Durban: President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist since its independence from Britain in 1980, is battling for his life with an undisclosed illness at a hospital in Singapore, media reports said. The 88yearold dictator is undergoing intensive treatment in Asia, an unnamed senior official of his...
  • WikiLeaks backers bring down Zimbabwe sites January 1, 2011

    London: Cyber activists say they have brought down Zimbabwean government websites after the president's wife sued a newspaper for publishing a WikiLeaks cable linking her with illicit diamond trading. President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace is suing a private newspaper for $15 million for publishing details from US cables on WikiLeaks saying...
  • Mugabe says Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans, not British December 21, 2008

    Atlanta: From crisis to disaster and now to the verge of catastrophe. Zimbabwe is stalked by cholera and malnutrition. Its infrastructure has collapsed. Now the plight of its people is drowned out by the slings and arrows of president Robert Mugabe and his "enemies" in the "imperialist West." "I will never sell...
  • Zimbabwe's rival parties agree on unity government October 17, 2008

    Harare: A monthlong standoff between Zimbabwe's political parties over the implementation of a powersharing deal appeared to be at an end on Thursday, with sources saying President Robert Mugabe and his archrival Morgan Tsvangirai had agreed on the composition of a unity government. "An acceptable compromise has been reached," a senior...
  • Zimbabwe's powersharing talks adjourned October 16, 2008

    Harare: Talks between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai aimed at rescuing a powersharing deal ended without agreement on Tuesday (October 14) but resumed on Wednesday (October 15), Tsvangirai said. The deal, brokered by formed South African President Thabo Mbeki last month, is in danger of collapse over...
  • Britain strips Mugabe of his knighthood June 26, 2008

    London: Britain has stripped Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe of a knighthood awarded by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994, the Foreign Office said on Wednesday. A spokesman said the action was taken as a "mark of revulsion" against the "abuse of human rights and abject disregard for democracy" in Zimbabwe under Mugabe's...
  • Mugabe wins reelection after opposition pulls out June 23, 2008

    Harare, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai said Sunday he would not participate in Friday's presidential runoff, provoking dismay from international observers and handing an apparent victory to President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai said his Movement for Democratic Change party decided to pull out of the vote because of violence and arrests...
  • Opposition declares victory, Mugabe under pressure to quit April 3, 2008

    Harare: In Zimbabwe, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has declared itself victorious and Morgan Tsvangirai as the new President. Zimbabwe's media is predicting that since neither the ruling or the oppositon parties have got more 50 per cent of the seats, a runoff between President Robert Mugabe and his...
  • Zimbabwe opposition claims win in presidential polls April 3, 2008

    Harare: President Robert Mugabe's party lost control of Parliament, the latest official results showed on Wednesday, hours after the opposition claimed it also had won the presidency. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission results appear to confirm the unraveling of a regime that has ruled this southern African country since independence from Britain...
  • Zimbabwe: Opposition, govt deny deal with each other April 2, 2008

    New Delhi: In Zimbabwe, both the Opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, and the government have flatly denied any negotiations with the other side. The denials follow much speculation that Tsvangirai's Movement For Democratic Change was in talks with the government to ease President Robert Mugabe out of power. Projections by the...
  • Zimbabwe's hotlycontested Prez polls peaceful March 31, 2008

    New Delhi: A team of election observers in Zimbabwe has declared the country's hotlycontested Presidential polls 'peaceful'. The South African observer mission said that the election could be considered 'credible' overall, despite some concerns. On Sunday, Zimbabwe's opposition claimed victory, but President Robert Mugabe's government warned that it would treat...
  • World Wipes: Tibet protestors arrested in Kathmandu March 31, 2008

    Kathmandu: More than 100 Tibetans have been arrested in Kathmandu while trying to storm the Chinese embassy there. In a repeat of what happened in Delhi on March 21, the proindependence protestors tried to scale the embassy walls, but were restrained by policemen. Several protestors and policemen were injured in...
  • Zimbabwe's opposition claims early lead in polls March 30, 2008

    Harare: Zimbabwe's main opposition party claimed an early lead on Sunday in elections, including in some rural strongholds of President Robert Mugabe, in an apparent effort to thwart any attempt to rig the vote count. The head of the PanAfrican Parliament observer mission said he was sure most results were known,...
  • Zimbabwe Prez calls for unity in party June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: In Zimbabwe, the ruling ZanuPF party has endorsed President Robert Mugabe as its candidate for the 2008 election. Mugabe has accused the main Opposition party of mounting a terrorist campaign to remove him from office and defended a violent police crackdown on Opposition demonstrations this month. He has...
  • Rats are all they have left to eat December 20, 2006

    Johannesburg: Dinner for 12yearold Beatrice and many others in Zimbabwe, once dubbed Southern Africas bread basket, is now a ratinfested nation of beggars. Beatrice digs fields around her family's makeshift shack for rats, which seem like a blessing, and takes her catch home where her mother Elizabeth immediately puts it on...