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Zimbabwe unveils generous Mugabe retirement package

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s ousted president Robert Mugabe will get a residence, a car fleet and private air travel as part of a new government-funded retirement package for former leaders, state media reported Thursday. Mugabe will also be entitled to at least 20 staffers including six personal security …

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Zimbabwe ex-army chief who helped oust Mugabe sworn in as VP

  Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s former army commander who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule was Thursday sworn in as one of the country’s two vice presidents. Dressed in a black suit, General Constantino Chiwenga, 61, took the oath of office in Harare, pledging …

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Zimbabwe ex-military chief named ruling party VP

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday named the former army chief who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in the ruling party, his office said. Retired general Constantino Chiwenga was appointed “with immediate effect” as …

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Evicted Zimbabwe white farmer handed back his land

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | A white Zimbabwean farmer forced from his land as part of controversial mass evictions became this week the first to return to his property under a new government bid to reverse illegal land seizures. Robert Smart, 71, was thrown off his tobacco and corn farm …

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Zimbabwe leader woos fled nationals to return in S.Africa speech

Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | Zimbabwe’s new leader on Thursday appealed to millions of nationals who fled economic decline and political turmoil to return home and help rebuild the nation following the fall of Robert Mugabe. Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, took over from the long-time leader who resigned on November 21 …

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Zimbabwe army chief Chiwenga tipped for vice-presidency job

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe on Monday announced the retirement of army chief Constantino Chiwenga, who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, in a move seen as paving way for his elevation to vice-presidency. “General Constantino Guvheya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga is set to retire, pending redeployment,” said …

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa set to strengthen grip at party meeting

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to use a conference of the ruling ZANU-PF party on Friday to consolidate his grip on power after Robert Mugabe’s shock ouster last month. Mnangagwa took office after the military forced Mugabe to resign, ending a 37-year reign marked …

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Mugabe in Singapore for first trip since ouster

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, 93, who was ousted from power last month, has flown to Singapore for a medical check-up, his ex-spokesman said Thursday. Mugabe and his wife Grace have not been seen in public since he was forced to resign after a military …

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