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Russia eyes Zimbabwe’s diamonds and platinum

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday met with Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa and discussed possible military co-operation as well as plans to boost economic ties. Lavrov, who is on a tour of Africa, is the first high-profile Russian official to visit Zimbabwe since veteran …

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‘Panic’ as Mugabe appears to back new Zimbabwe opposition

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling ZANU-PF in this year’s election. Mugabe grinned broadly in the posed photo, standing beside brigadier general Ambrose Mutinhiri, …

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Private birthday party for Mugabe, 94

Harare, ZIMBABWE | AFP | Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe celebrated his 94th birthday on Saturday with a private black-tie party hosted by his family, three months after he was ousted from power. Mugabe’s birthday was previously a major public event in Zimbabwe, marked by an outpouring of fawning congratulations …

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Zimbabwe bids farewell to opposition hero Tsvangirai

Buhera, Zimbabwe | AFP | Thousands of Zimbabweans gathered Tuesday to bid a final farewell to opposition veteran Morgan Tsvangirai who was one of Africa’s most globally admired politicians and lived to see the fall of his political nemesis Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai, the country’s fiercest opponent of former president Mugabe’s …

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Zimbabwe remembers Tsvangirai, the ‘doyen of democracy’

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Thousands of Zimbabweans and foreign mourners took to the streets of Harare Monday to pay tribute to Zimbabwe’s iconic opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died after a battle with cancer. Supporters wore the trademark red of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party which Tsvangirai …

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Mnangagwa hails late opposition hero Tsvangirai, urges unity

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s president on Sunday praised opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai who died last week as an outstanding political figure who had endured political hardship and deserved his place in the country’s history. Tsvangirai, the strongest and fiercest opponent ever to Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party’s …

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Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe’s ‘fake’ PhD

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Friday they had arrested a university professor over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following an investigation …

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Zimbabwe opposition risks split after leader’s death

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits just months before a historic election, as feuding erupts after the death on Wednesday of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai’s final months were accompanied by increasingly public quarrelling between his three deputies over who would …

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Grief as Zimbabwe opposition icon Tsvangirai dies

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe was plunged into grief Thursday following the death of veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, roundly praised as a hero, champion of democracy and symbol of resistance who will be hard to replace. The former trade union stalwart who posed the most formidable challenge to …

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