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Africa’s longest serving leaders

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was in power for 37 years, but is far from the only African leader to have ruled for so long. Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema is Africa’s longest-serving president currently in power after …

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |Robert Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe with an iron fist from 1980 to 2017, has died aged 95, the country’s president announced Friday. First heralded as a liberator who rid the former British colony of Rhodesia of white minority rule, Mugabe used repression and fear to hold …

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Mugabe’s tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts, auctioneers announced Thursday. Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, owned several farms despite laws limiting individuals to one farm. He …

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Ailing Mugabe now unable to walk

  Zvimba, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s ex-leader Robert Mugabe is in Singapore for medical care and now unable to walk because of ill health and old age, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday. Mnangagwa told his ZANU-PF party supporters at a rally that the 94-year-old Mugabe had been receiving …

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A year after Mugabe’s fall, Zimbabwe yearns for upswing

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean businessman Munya Chihota’s face lights up when he recalls taking part in a march last year with tens of thousands of people calling for then-president Robert Mugabe to step down. The march came after the military had briefly taken over, and days before Mugabe …

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe parliament appearance over diamonds delayed

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will not appear before a parliament committee this week to answer questions on multi-billion-dollar corruption in the diamond industry after the hearing was postponed, a lawmaker said Monday. The 94-year-old Mugabe had been summoned to appear before a mines and …

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Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe on May 9

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 9 over diamond corruption costing billions of dollars, underlining his fall from power after 37 years of autocratic rule. Mugabe, now 94, ruled Zimbabwe from 1980 until he was ousted …

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