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Mugabe marks 93rd birthday with faltering TV interview

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest national ruler, turned 93 on Tuesday, using a long and occasionally rambling interview to vow to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty. He celebrated with his staff in a private ceremony in Harare as supporters and …

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Turning 93, Zimbabwe’s Mugabe rules out retirement

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turns 93 on Tuesday, has no plans to give up power, saying he has no “acceptable” successor in place. “The call to step down must come from my party, my party at congress, my party at central committee,” Mugabe said …

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‘Zimbabwe will vote for Mugabe even when he’s dead’

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  The wife of 92-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Friday that he would be the voters’ choice even after he dies, as she addressed supporters from the ruling ZANU-PF party. Grace Mugabe, who is seen as a possible successor to her ailing husband, ratcheted up …

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Mugabe criticises officials ‘bickering’ for power

  MUGABE: Positions in the party are not jumped upon. People rise slowly Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s ageing President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday criticised ruling party officials for allegedly “bickering” over positions of power and jostling to succeed him. “Positions in the party are not jumped upon. People …

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Zimbabwe war veterans in court for insulting Mugabe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Five prominent Zimbabwe war veterans arrested earlier this year in a crackdown on critics of President Robert Mugabe, appeared in court Tuesday for insulting the 92-year-old leader. The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesman, Douglas Mahiya, and four executives briefly appeared before a …

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Zimbabwe drops charges against Cecil the lion hunter

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | A Zimbabwean high court has dropped charges against the professional hunter, Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed prized lion Cecil last year, his lawyer said Friday. “The high court has said the charges were flawed and, therefore, should be set aside,” lawyer Perpetua …

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Zimbabwe ‘bond notes’ stir hyperinflation fears

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabweans know the risks of worthless money all too well after hyperinflation between 2007 and 2009 gave them the 100-trillion-dollar banknote that barely bought a loaf of bread. Now they fear that the government is about to create another devastating crisis by printing its own …

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