Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, died at a hospital in Singapore on Friday. Photo: AFP

Relatives fly to Singapore to bring Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe home

  • A charter flight left Harare at 9am on Monday and was expected to return by Wednesday afternoon, the former president’s nephew said
  • Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years from its independence until he was ousted in a coup in 2017, died in a Singapore hospital on Friday
Topic |   Singapore

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Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe, died at a hospital in Singapore on Friday. Photo: AFP
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Chinese President Xi Jinping walks hand in hand with then-leader of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, in Harare in 2015. Photo: AFP

China mourns Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe after years of unwavering support

  • Despite international pressure to stop working with his administration over its human rights record, Beijing’s influence in the African nation only grew
  • Chinese foreign ministry describes him as an ‘outstanding leader of the national liberation movement and statesman’
Topic |   China-Africa relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping walks hand in hand with then-leader of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, in Harare in 2015. Photo: AFP
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