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Robert Mugabe

Victorious Mugabe vows to step up transfer of wealth

Fresh from its landslide election victory, President Robert Mugabe's party said it would intensify the transfer of economic wealth to black Zimbabweans and overhaul the country's "British" education system.

Thursday, 8 August, 2013, 4:07am

Lobbyists for lifting Zimbabwe embargo charged

US federal prosecutors have announced charges against two Chicago men who they accuse of illegally lobbying American lawmakers to lift sanctions against long-time Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and members of his regime in exchange for a promise of US$3.4 million.

8 Aug 2013 - 4:08am

Mugabe party wins huge majority in Zimbabwe parliament

Zimbabwe’s neighbours urged calm on Friday following a fiercely disputed election that looks set to extend Robert Mugabe’s 33-year rule and give him a thumping parliamentary majority.

3 Aug 2013 - 3:46am 2 comments

Zimbabwe opposition may call street protests over 'poll farce'

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said yesterday it could take to the streets to challenge President Robert Mugabe's victory in an election it rejects as a farce and which faces scepticism from the West.

3 Aug 2013 - 2:11am

Tsvangirai denounces Zimbabwe vote as ‘huge farce’

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai dismissed Zimbabwe’s election as a farce on Thursday after his rival President Robert Mugabe’s party claimed a landslide victory that would secure another five years in power for Africa’s oldest head of state.

2 Aug 2013 - 2:22am

Do or die for Tsvangirai in third bid for power

Tsvangirai has spent the past 14 years building up his Movement for Democratic Change party to make it the only credible alternative to Mugabe's Zanu-PF. Even his closest supporters may believe a loss would mean he had been outmanoeuvred by Mugabe one too many times.

1 Aug 2013 - 3:00am

Succession questions loom for ageing Mugabe in Zimbabwe

A victory for Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe's presidential elections held yesterday would raise the prospect of him ruling well into his 90s, inflaming a succession battle that already quietly rages.

1 Aug 2013 - 2:20am

Zimbabweans go to the polls amid fraud allegations

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party on Wednesday listed a battery of irregularities – including two million of dead people on the voters’ roll – in Zimbabwe’s fiercely contested general elections.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Mugabe backer held for selling campaign hats

It is considered the most important election in Zimbabwe since independence more than three decades ago, but that has not prevented one disloyal politician from making a quick dollar.

25 Jul 2013 - 3:34am

Zimbabwean PM Tsvangirai rejects July election deadline set by President Mugabe

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has rejected yesterday's declaration by President Robert Mugabe of an election on July 31, accusing his rival of breaching the constitution and creating a political crisis.

14 Jun 2013 - 3:47am