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Few tears in China as old friend Mugabe ousted in Zimbabwe

Few tears in China as old friend Mugabe ousted in Zimbabwe

China is shedding few tears over the ousting of its old friend Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe, fed up with the ruinous state of its economy and confident a new government will not antagonize China or change course on policies towards it. China pointedly failed to offer any open […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, the state broadcaster says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, would also fly home on Wednesday, it added. His dismissal led […]

Mugabe to address the nation shortly

Mugabe to address the nation shortly

Zimbabwe’s ZBC state broadcaster is preparing for a very important announcement moments from now after it parked TV broadcast vans at State House where President Robert Mugabe is expected to make his last address to the nation, military sources have said. Army sources said that President Mugabe has already said […]

BREAKING: Mugabe Resigns

BREAKING: Mugabe Resigns

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda says. A letter from Mr Mugabe said the decision was voluntary, Reuters news agency reports. The surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against Mr Mugabe in a joint sitting of parliament. Mr Mugabe had previously refused to […]