Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Robert Mugabe"

    Mugabe: Shame on those who want me dead

Mugabe: Shame on those who want me dead

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has accused his potential successors of wanting him dead, saying shame is upon them because “I am not dying”.Speaking with about 10,000 veterans of Zimbabwe's 1970s independence war on Thursday, the oldest African ruler said his frequent trips to Malaysia and Singapore had fed newspaper reports that he was ill and sometimes dying, stoking succession [...]

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    Mugabe pulls out of Indian festival over security fears

Mugabe pulls out of Indian festival over security fears

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe suddenly cancelled his participation at a cultural festival in India, citing “poor security”.Addressing journalists on Thursday, George Charamba, Mugabe’s spokesman, said the president who had been in the Asian country was to return home.“The cancellation follows communication from organisers of the festival acknowledging substantial inadequacies in protocol and security arrangements around the event,” he said.Mugabe, [...]

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    Mugabe threatens to punch journalist

Mugabe threatens to punch journalist

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe recently threatened to punch a reporter to prove that he is still active and fit to rule.This happened while he was responding to a question on whether he was grooming a successor.“Why? I’m still here? Why do you want a successor? Do you want me to floor you with a punch for you to feel [...]

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    ‘I belong to nobody’: Buhari tops BBC best quotes

‘I belong to nobody’: Buhari tops BBC best quotes

BBC has compiled its best quotes out of Africa for the year 2015 and President Muhammadu Buhari is at the top of the list.The first quote on the list is from Buhari’s inauguration speech, where he said he belongs to everybody and he belongs to nobody.BBC BEST 10 QUOTES OUT OF AFRICA IN 2015President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria"I belong to everybody and [...]

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    E’Guinea president seeks new term after 36 yrs in power

E’Guinea president seeks new term after 36 yrs in power

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea is set to extend his stay in office to 43 years.On Tuesday, Nguema, who is Africa’s longest serving ruler, declared that he would be running for another term according to the “will of the people” and the mandate of the ruling party.The announcement was made at the opening of the third extraordinary congress of the Democratic Party of Equatorial [...]

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    Mugabe delivers wrong speech in parliament

Mugabe delivers wrong speech in parliament

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe delivered a wrong speech at the opening of the country’s parliament on Tuesday.Apparently unaware that it was the same speech that he delivered during his state of the nation on August 25, Mugabe read the 25-minute-long speech from beginning to end.George Charamba, Mugabe's spokesman, blamed the mix-up on the president's office."The mix-up happened in his [...]

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    AAG opening ceremony: Africa XI v Rest of the World

AAG opening ceremony: Africa XI v Rest of the World

Is the world not fed up with an opening ceremony of major sporting event that is limited to march past, music and dance on the pitch and terraces? This is the 50th anniversary of the All-Africa Games (AAG) so why can’t the world see something different from the continent that proudly sits at the centre of the world?How about an African [...]

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    Mugabe ‘angry’ with Nigeria, South Africa

Mugabe ‘angry’ with Nigeria, South Africa

President Robert Mugabe has called out South Africa and Nigeria at the 25th African Union summit over the weekend, saying Africa would never agree to them getting permanent seats on the United Nations (UN) Security Council.The two countries voted for UN Security Council Resolution 1973 in 2011, which authorised military action against the regime of Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, and sources [...]

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    Mugabe’s stepson convicted for manslaughter

Mugabe’s stepson convicted for manslaughter

Russell Goreraza, the eldest son of Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, has been convicted of manslaughter and fined $800 (£520).Goreraza was driving along Samora Machel Avenue in Harare around 10 pm on February 23 when he knocked down an identified male pedestrian, who was crossing the same road.The deceased died on the spot and Goreraza’s BMW windscreen was shattered while the bonnet got [...]

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    Sudanese president, al-Bashir, sworn in for another term

Sudanese president, al-Bashir, sworn in for another term

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan has been sworn in for a new presidential term, extending his quarter-century rule.Al-Bashir took the oath at a parliamentary session in Khartoum, capital of the country, at a ceremony witnessed by Presidents Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (Egypt) and Arab leaders.Bashir won 94 percent of the vote in a national [...]

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    EU renews asset freeze, travel ban on Mugabe

EU renews asset freeze, travel ban on Mugabe

The European Union (EU) has renewed sanctions against President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, his wife, Grace, and the country.The European Union official journal published a notice to this effect on Friday, saying the ban on the nation and its first family remains active for another year till 2016.The EU also placed a travel ban and asset freeze on the 27-year-long [...]

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    90-year-old Mugabe falls at Harare Airport

90-year-old Mugabe falls at Harare Airport

Ninety-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fell on Wednesday after addressing a crowd at Harare Airport.The incident, witnessed by journalists, reignited concerns about his health, but his spokesman, George Charamba, said the president “just missed a step” while alighting from the podium.Mugabe had just returned from Addis Ababa, where he had assumed the chairmanship of the African Union.His aides quickly came [...]

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    90-year-old Mugabe emerges new chairman of African Union

90-year-old Mugabe emerges new chairman of African Union

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been named the new chairman of the African Union (AU).Mugabe, who is the oldest president in Africa, took over from President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania on Friday.Acknowledging that a great task was ahead, the third longest-serving ruler on the continent, promised to deliver on his new assignment."By electing me to preside over this [...]

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