Home » Posts tagged with » Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe inks first post-Mugabe loan with China

Zimbabwe’s new government has inked a $153 million loan agreement with China on Wednesday to finance expansion and refurbishment of its international airport in Harare as it bids to attract investors and tourists. It’s the first post-Mugabe deal interim president Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed with a foreign government. The loan for refurbishing the Robert Gabriel […]

Zimbabwean Interim President unveils first post-Mugabe cabinet

Zimbabwe’s interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Fri-day, appointed senior military figures to high-profile positions in his first cabinet. Mnangagwa who abolished several government ministries that performed duplicated roles, has appointed Sibusiso Moyo, the General who appeared on state TV after the recent military takeover, as foreign minister. The head of Zimbabwe’s air force, Perence Shiri, […]

Read More

Zimbabwe: ‘Crocodile’ Mnangagwa sworn in as President

Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn-in as president of Zimbabwe on Friday, replacing Robert Mugabe. Robert Mugabe, who ruled the southern African country for 37 years, was ousted from office by the military after he had sacked Mnangagwa as vice president two weeks ago. Known as “The Crocodile” for his political cunning and longevity, Mnangagwa took […]

Read More

Zimbabwe: Mugabe resigns, new president to be sworn in on Friday.

Zimbabwe’s veteran leader Robert Mugabe has resigned as president on Tuesday, ending his 37-year rule. The move of the 93-yar old leader sparked scenes of wild celebration and jubilation throughout the capital Harare and neighboring countries. President Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter was read out by the Parliament Speaker Jacob Mudenda to lawmakers gathered at a […]

Read More

Zimbabwe: pressure mounts on Mugabe to resign

Zimbabwean ex-Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday called on 93-year-old President Mugabe to resign, saying he needed to heed the “clarion call” of his people. The self-exiled Robert Mugabe’s most likely successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said he had been in contact with Mugabe and invited to return but would not do so until his personal security […]

Read More

Zimbabwe: political turmoil ‘seems like a coup’ – African Union

The African Union chairperson, president Alpha Conde on Wednesday said the political situation in Zimbabwe “seems like a coup” against President Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe’s military seized power saying it was targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980. The Africa Union calls for the immediate restoration of constitutional order in the southern African […]

Read More

Zimbabwean army takes control of Harare, denies coup d’état

Zimbabwe’s military have taken over the public broadcaster and streets of Harare, a day after they issued threats to stop the purge of former liberation fighters. Reports from local media indicate that President Robert Mugabe is under heavy guard after soldiers have cordoned off the parliament building and the defense headquarters in the southern African […]

Read More

Zimbabwean army threatens coup-d’état against Mugabe

The Zimbabwean army has warned veteran President Robert Mugabe to end the purging of liberation fighters in the party or they will step in. The threat was voiced at a news conference on Monday by the army commander General Constantino Chiwenga. The move comes two weeks after President Robert Mugabe has sacked his Vice-President Emmerson […]

Read More

Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa sacked

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Monday fired his long-time Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, as the battle of succession intensified in the southern African nation. Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was removed from office “with immediate effect,” the government said in a statement. The 93-year-old president has recently accused Mnangagwa of plotting to oust him. Mnangagwa’s removal follows fierce […]

Read More

WHO revokes Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday revoked Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, as “good-will ambassador” for health, days after his nomination sparked scathing criticism around the world. According to the WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the revocation of the veteran leader comes after the organization has listened ‘carefully’ to all those who have expressed […]

Read More