Mugabe tells Zimbabwe protesters they are doomed to fail

Aug 27, 2016

Mugabe tells Zimbabwe protesters they are doomed to fail

President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe, after police fired tear gas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations. Dozens of police blocked off the site ...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe delivers wrong speech in parliament

Sep 16, 2015

Zimbabwe's Mugabe delivers wrong speech in parliament

Zimbabwe’s 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe read the wrong speech at the opening of a new session of parliament on Tuesday, repeating an address he gave to the legislature last month. The veteran leader read the 25-minute speech through to the end, apparently unaware that ...

Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia seeks asylum

Dec 28, 2013

Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia seeks asylum

Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Australia has asked the Australian government for asylum, saying she fears for her safety and believes Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s government is “illegitimate,” media reported Saturday. Mugabe, who has led Zimbabwe since independence from British rule in 1980, won a disputed ...

Aug 29, 2013

Holdout old leaders stymie Africa's rise

The great democratic and economic strides made by African countries in the last decade risk being checked by aging leaders unwilling to pass the baton. For generations of foreign investors accustomed to the likes of Uganda’s Idi Amin and the former Zaire’s Mobutu Sese ...