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Mugabe not asleep but resting his eyes

NOT SLEEPING: At 93, there is something that happens to the eyes and the President cannot suffer bright lights. If you look at his poise, he looks down, avoids direct lighting. Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, is not asleep when he closes his eyes for …

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe flies to Singapore for health check

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe has flown to Singapore for a “routine medical check-up”, state media reported Tuesday. “President Mugabe yesterday (Monday) left Zimbabwe for Singapore for his routine medical check-up,” The Herald newspaper reported. “He is expected back in Zimbabwe at the weekend.” The …

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Young, hip Zimbabweans flock to rejuvenated arts fest

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Young, fashion-conscious and eager for change, thousands of Zimbabweans spent this week partying at music concerts and open-air bars during a six-day festival hosted in the capital against all the odds. The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), founded in 1999, was abandoned last …

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Anti-Mugabe election coalition takes shape in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | President Robert Mugabe’s grip on power has faced little recent threat from Zimbabwe’s splintered opposition, but efforts to forge a unified alliance in next year’s election could test his supremacy. Any opposition bloc would first have to overcome fierce rivalries within their various camps, and …

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Mugabe back home after medical review in Singapore

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe returned home Sunday from Singapore where he had flown earlier this week for a medical review, his spokesman said. Mugabe returned “this morning”, spokesman George Charamba told AFP. He had travelled to Singapore Wednesday, just days after he celebrated his 93rd …

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Mugabe, 93 in Singapore for ‘medical review’

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who celebrated his 93rd birthday last week, flew to Singapore on Wednesday for a “scheduled medical review”, his spokesman said. Mugabe appeared frail at his birthday party on Saturday, when he stood for more than an hour to deliver his speech, …

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Supporters gather for Mugabe’s lavish birthday party

Matobo, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 this week, celebrates his birthday on Saturday with a lavish party attended by thousands of loyalists outside the second city of Bulawayo. The ruling ZANU-PF party is hosting the event for Mugabe, who has held power since 1980 …

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FIFA president Infantino in Uganda

FIFA chief Infantino in Uganda, meets Museveni Kampala, UGANDA | AFP |  FIFA president Gianni Infantino arrived in Uganda Friday evening and started his visit to the country with a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe. Infantino and Museveni discussed sports development in Uganda and the role …

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