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ZIMBABWE: Tanks seen rolling into Harare

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Several tanks were seen moving on the outskirts of the Zimbabwean capital Harare Tuesday, witnesses told AFP, a day after the army warned it could intervene over a purge of ruling party officials. “I saw a long convoy of military vehicles, including tanks, about an …

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BREAKING: Zimbabwe army chief warns of intervention

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s army chief on Monday demanded a “stop” to the purge in the ruling ZANU-PF party after the sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, and warned the military could intervene. “The current purging which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background …

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Grace Mugabe hecklers released on bail in Zimbabwe

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe | AFP |  A Zimbabwe court on Friday released on bail four people facing charges of undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe after his powerful wife was jeered at a rally. Three men and a woman were arrested after attending a ruling ZANU-PF party rally in the …

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Zimbabwe frees US journalist jailed on subversion charges

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe freed on Thursday a 25-year-old American journalist charged with subverting President Robert Mugabe on account of an alleged tweet that described the ageing leader as “selfish and sick”. Martha O’Donovan had been charged with attempting to overthrow Mugabe as well as undermining or insulting the …

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Zimbabwe re-names airport after Mugabe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attended a ceremony re-naming Harare Airport in his honour on Thursday, as his sacking of the vice president fuelled speculation over his succession plans. The 93-year-old president unveiled a plaque at the newly named Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, located 15 kilometers …

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Sacked Zimbabwe VP in exile, vows to defy Mugabe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s sacked vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said Wednesday he had fled the country, as he issued a direct challenge to long-ruling President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. The ruling ZANU-PF party “is not personal property for you and your wife to do as you please,” …

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Mugabe deputy had ‘designs to seize power’: state media

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was plotting to seize power, state media said Tuesday, the day after President Robert Mugabe sacked him in a bitter power struggle. Mnangagwa was the leading contender to succeed Mugabe, 93, but his abrupt removal appeared to clear the way for …

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Mnangagwa: Mugabe’s sunken ‘crocodile’

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was removed by Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe as vice president on Monday after a bitter tussle with the first lady over succession, had waited almost four decades for his chance at the top job. Nicknamed “Ngwena” (The Crocodile) because of his fearsome power …

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe fires VP, clears wife’s way to top job

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday, the government said, as the veteran leader appeared to clear the way for his wife Grace to succeed him. The dramatic move came after a tense weekend in which Mnangagwa and Grace Mugabe — …

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