Three killed as army fires on Zimbabwe election protesters

World Aug 2, 2018

Three killed as army fires on Zimbabwe election protesters

Zimbabwe's government vowed Wednesday to crack down on opposition dissent after three people were killed when protests against alleged electoral fraud were met with live ammunition, denting hopes of a new era for the country. Soldiers fired on demonstrators during opposition Movement for Democratic Change ...

World Jun 24, 2018

Zimbabwe president survives blast at rally; 15 injured

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday he narrowly survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally that injured two of his vice presidents and several party officials. Fifteen people were injured, three seriously and some lost limbs, in the explosion ...

World Feb 1, 2018

Zimbabwe to give white farmers 99-year leases, like black counterparts

Zimbabwe will issue 99-year leases to white farmers, according to a government circular, after new President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he would end discrimination along racial lines in agriculture. Fewer than 400 white farmers are still operating in the southern African nation, after former President Robert ...

Mnangagwa swears in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe Cabinet

World / Politics Dec 4, 2017

Mnangagwa swears in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe Cabinet

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's new president, swore in his Cabinet on Monday, with allies defending him against criticism for giving top posts to the generals who helped his rise to power. Sworn in as president on Nov. 24 after 93-year-old Robert Mugabe quit following a de ...

Mnangagwa the 'Crocodile' sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president

World Nov 24, 2017

Mnangagwa the 'Crocodile' sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the 75-year-old known as "the Crocodile" ...

Zimbabwe's parliament opens in effort to impeach Mugabe

World Nov 21, 2017

Zimbabwe's parliament opens in effort to impeach Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation's "insatiable desire" for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old leader said Tuesday, as impeachment proceedings began against the world's oldest head of state. The statement by ...