Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Robert Mugabe"

    Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe must resign immediately, says opposition leader

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe must resign immediately, says opposition leader

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign in the interest of the country.Mugabe is insisting that he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler and has shied away from mediation by a Catholic priest to allow him a graceful exit after the military seized power.“In the interest of the people, Robert Mugabe must resign and [...]

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    Mugabe ‘resisting pressure to quit’

Mugabe ‘resisting pressure to quit’

Robert Mugabe says he remains the only legitimate leader of Zimbabwe despite the seizure of power by the military, NAN reports that intelligence sources said on Thursday.Mugabe is reportedly resisting a potential exit for him through mediation between Fidelis Mukonori, a Catholic priest, and the military.The 93-year-old President reportedly said he can only be removed through a party leadership vote.Morgan [...]

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    FLASHBACK: What Mugabe said about coup in 1980 (video)

FLASHBACK: What Mugabe said about coup in 1980 (video)

After 37 years of firm rule and political manoeuvrings, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe lost his famed invincibility on Wednesday after the military seized power and placed him under house arrest.The military, yet to declare its ultimate aim, is now in control of all arms of government in Zimbabwe.Its top brass has said it will step back once it accomplishes its [...]

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    AU on Zimbabwe crisis: Military takeover seems like a coup

AU on Zimbabwe crisis: Military takeover seems like a coup

The African Union says the situation in Zimbabwe "seems like a coup" despite the military's insistence that the action was targeted at "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe.SB Moyo, a major general, had said: "We are only targeting criminals around him (Mugabe) who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them [...]

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    Tension as military seizes power in Zimbabwe

Tension as military seizes power in Zimbabwe

There is currently tension in Zimbabwe following the takeover by the military.The development comes barely 24 hours after Constantino Chiwenga, commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces, warned the government over instability in ZANU-PF, the ruling party.In a national broadcast on Wednesday morning, SB Moyo, a major general, said the military action was targeted at “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe.“We are only targeting [...]

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    Mugabe fires ‘disloyal’ VP  — after wife called for his sack

Mugabe fires ‘disloyal’ VP — after wife called for his sack

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country's vice-president.Simon Moyo, the country's minister of information, said Mnangagwa “exhibited traits of disloyalty”.“Mr Mnangagwa's conduct in discharge of his duties is inconsistent with the responsibilities,” Moyo was quoted to have said.Grace, Mugabe’s wife, had reportedly asked her husband to sack his deputy earlier in the year.“In 1980, this person called [...]

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    WHO revokes appointment of Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

WHO revokes appointment of Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has withdrawn the appointment of Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a goodwill ambassador.Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, in a statement said the decision was taken following widespread outcry and criticism.Ghebreyesus said he had hoped Mugabe would use his goodwill ambassador role to "influence his peers in the region".He added that he consulted with the Zimbabwean [...]

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    Mugabe: I’m not dying and I won’t step down

Mugabe: I’m not dying and I won’t step down

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe president, on Saturday said he's not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him.The 93-year-old leader has been in charge in the former British colony since independence in 1980.His health is closely watched by Zimbabweans, who fear the country could face chaos if he [...]

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    Like Buhari, Mugabe flies abroad for medical treatment

Like Buhari, Mugabe flies abroad for medical treatment

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, the government said in a statement, two months after his previous such trip to the south Asian nation.Mugabe, 93, flew to Singapore late on Monday.The ministry of information said he was expected to return home at the weekend.Mugabe now struggles to walk, with security aides forming a [...]

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    Mugabe travels to Singapore for urgent medical checkup

Mugabe travels to Singapore for urgent medical checkup

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, who is the world’s oldest leader, has travelled to Singapore for an urgent medical checkup.He embarked on the trip few days after he had a lavish birthday party, during which he vowed to extend his 36-year reign.As Mugabe flew to Singapore, nurses at public hospitals joined junior doctors in a two-week strike that is meant to [...]

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    I won’t impose my sucessor, says Mugabe

I won’t impose my sucessor, says Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe has promised the people of Zimbabwe that he would not impose his successor.Speaking at a ceremony to mark his 93rd birthday, the world's oldest ruler, said if the ruling ZANU-PF party felt he should retire, it would hold an extraordinary congress to choose a new leader.According to reports, some people have asked the president to choose a successor [...]

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    It’s time to go, Botswana president tells Mugabe

It’s time to go, Botswana president tells Mugabe

President Ian Khama of Botswana has called on Robert Mugabe, his Zimbabwean president, to step aside and allow a new leadership in the country.Speaking on Wednesday in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, Khama said the call had become imperative because the political and economic implosion in Zimbabwe since 2000 is dragging down the whole of southern Africa.The British-trained former general said [...]

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    Mugabe: It’s true that I died, but I’ve resurrected

Mugabe: It’s true that I died, but I’ve resurrected

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Saturday joked that he died during his trip to Dubai, but that he had resurrected.Mugabe looked jovial as he fielded questions from reporters at the airport in Harare."Yes, I was dead, it's true that I was dead. I resurrected as I always do. Once I get back to my country I am real," he [...]

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    Mugabe says no, ‘forever no’ to anti-govt protests

Mugabe says no, ‘forever no’ to anti-govt protests

President Robert Mugabe has broken his silence on the ongoing protests against his government, saying no, “forever no” to the demonstrations which he alleged were being sponsored by foreign countries.On July 8, a 'stay away' protest movement, led by church minister Evan Mawarire, shut down most businesses, government offices, schools and hospitals in the biggest act of public defiance against [...]

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    Is the end near? Banks shut, offices closed as social media rises against Mugabe

Is the end near? Banks shut, offices closed as social media rises against Mugabe

Zimbabweans stayed at home on Wednesday while foreign banks and most businesses in the capital shut down operations, in one of the biggest - and peaceful - stay-away actions in nearly a decade.The national stay-away day, fronted by social-media movement #ThisFlag, followed violent clashes between taxi drivers and police on Monday that led to the arrest of 95 people. It [...]

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    Youths endorse Mugabe for 2018 presidential election

Youths endorse Mugabe for 2018 presidential election

Tens of thousands of Robert Mugabe supporters marched on Wednesday in Harare, singing sang pro-Mugabe songs as they spilled out of buses in downtown Harare.Prosper Machado, a youth leader from central Zimbabwe, said demonstrators were shipped in from all over Zimbabwe for the ‘One Million-Man’ march, organised by the youth wing of ZANU-PF, the ruling party.Machado said his group had [...]

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