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'Treacherous shenanigans' - The inside story of Mugabe's downfall

Robert and Grace Mugabe.Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the state broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe.


Public Enterprises Minister denies contact with Guptas

Public Enterprises Minister quizzed on GuptasPublic Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, whose portfolio includes the state-owned entities (SOEs) Denel and Eskom, told a Parliamentary enquiry into mismanagement of state funds she had not met or consulted with Tony Gupta or Salim Essa.

Mnangagwa the "Crocodile" sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Emmerson Mnangagwa.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.


ISS: In SADC, the interests of ruling parties come first

Police in the DRC.For the past 10 days, since events in Zimbabwe began to unfold, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) state broadcaster – the Radio-Télévision nationale congolaise (RTNC) – has refused to report on or show images of the situation. It seems the ruling Congolese elite fears that the‘non-coup’, which culminated in Robert Mugabe’s resignation as president on 21 November, might be contagious.


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