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Robert Gabriel Mugabe burial underway in rural Zimbabwe home

Zimbabwe | AFP | The family of former Zimbabwe president Robert Gabriel Mugabe gathered in his rural homestead on Saturday, three weeks after his death, to attend a much-awaited burial ceremony in the village of Kutama. Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital on September 6, aged 95, almost two years after …

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ZIMBABWE: Robert Mugabe will be buried at home village

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe announced on Thursday that ex-president Robert Mugabe would be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family. The government said the family of the former leader, who died in Singapore on September 6 aged 95, “has expressed its desire to …

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Mugabe died of cancer, says Zimbabwe media

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe had “advanced cancer” when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reported on Monday. The former guerilla leader, who died aged 95, came to power at the end of white minority rule in 1980 and …

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Mugabe’s body heads back to divided Zimbabwe for burial

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The body of Zimbabwe’s ex-president, Robert Mugabe, was flown out of Singapore Wednesday, heading home for burial in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin. Mugabe, a guerrilla leader who swept to …

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JOBS: PACT Deputy Chief of Party Zimbabwe

  Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The four-year USAID funded project, Civic Engagement for Accountability and Democracy in Zimbabwe (CEADZ), aims to contribute to improving accountability and democratic governance that serves an engaged citizenry through increasing the influence of Zimbabwean citizens, acting …

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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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