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Zimbabwe minister Shiri, who helped plot Mugabe ouster, dies at 65

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Zimbabwe’s agriculture minister Perrance Shiri, a retired general who helped plot the ouster of Robert Mugabe in a 2017 coup, has died, President Emmerson...

Zimbabwe dismisses rumours of coup, says country stable

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Zimbabwe’s National Security Council (NSC) in a maiden news conference on Wednesday accused allies of the late former leader Robert Mugabe and some opposition...

Mugabe buried

Zimbabwe’s founding leader Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in his home village Kutama, ending a dispute between his family and government over his...

Farewell to Mugabe

Zimbabwe founder Robert Mugabe was honoured as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral after a week of disputes...

Mugabe – liberator turned oppressor

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero and champion of racial reconciliation when he first came to power in a nation...

Mugabe accepts Mnangagwa as president

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Robert Mugabe accepts President Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe's legitimate leader after initially accusing him of leading a "disgraceful" de facto coup that...

No diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe

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A South African High Court overturned a decision by government to grant Zimbabwe's former first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity after she...

New date set for Mugabe diamond hearing

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Former President Robert Mugabe was scheduled to answer questions this week related to diamond mining operations during his tenure in the Zimbabwe...

Mugabe did not see Mnangagwa turning against him

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Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe never thought new President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him and denounced Mnangagwa's move to oust him...

Mugabe gone, but political kow-towing still abounds in Zimbabwe

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Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule may be over but a culture of political fawning by Zimbabwean state media and fear of those in...

After Mugabe, African leaders wonder

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Hours after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's president, another former guerrilla in office for more...

Mugabe resigns ending four decades of rule

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Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe president on Tuesday a week after the army and former political allies moved to end four decades...

Mugabe told to resign ahead of impeachment

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe faced the start of an impeachment process on Tuesday and should heed his people's call to resign, Emmerson...

As Mugabe clings to power, resignation letter reportedly ready

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe agreed to stand down after 37 years in power, CNN reported on Monday, after he avoided any mention...

“There’s no going back”, ZANU-PF tells Mugabe

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Leaders of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's party are making plans to force him from office if the 93-year-old leader resists pressure from...

Military takes over in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television the 93-year-old leader...

Zimbabwe military ready to end purge of ousted supporters

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Zimbabwe's top general warned the military will not hesitate to step in to end purges against former liberation war fighters in President...

Beware of death on the road to the presidency – Mugabe

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe said the route to leadership was long and full of "pitfalls and death", as he accused his fired...

Mugabe purge spreads

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's sacking of his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa was part of a wider purge, state media said, in a clear...

Zimbabwe vice president sacked

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president after he showed "traits of disloyalty", his information minister said, removing a...

Mugabe out as WGO goodwill ambassador

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said following outrage among donors and...

Mugabe liken rivals to Judas

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe accused unnamed officials of his own party of trying to push him into retiring and likened them to...

Behind the scenes, Zimbabwe politicians plot post-Mugabe reforms

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In January, a photograph appeared in Zimbabwe's media showing Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa enjoying drinks with a friend. In his hand was...

Diplomatic immunity for Grace Mugabe – SA government source

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South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid...

Mugabe in South Africa for SADC summit after wife accused of...

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Veteran Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe arrived in South Africa, state media said on Thursday, for a regional summit overshadowed by accusations his...

Zimbabwe opposition re-unites to challenge Mugabe

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Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai re-united with former allies to agree a pre-election pact to challenge President Robert Mugabe's near four-decade...

Mugabe donates $1 million to the AU

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is donating $1 million to the African Union (AU), hoping to set an example for African countries to...

Mugabe in Singapore for eye treatment

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seeking advanced treatment in Singapore for eye problems caused by old age that can make it look...

Zimbabwe pastor in court over Mugabe death threat

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A Zimbabwean activist pastor appeared in court on Wednesday after police arrested him for predicting President Robert Mugabe would die in October...

Military has no role in Mugabe’s successor – Army chief

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Zimbabwe's military has no say on who should take over from President Robert Mugabe, the country's army commander said, as tension mounts...

Zimbabwe losing a billion a year to corruption: report

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Zimbabwe is losing at least $1 billion annually to corruption, with police and local government officials among the worst offenders, Transparency International...

Mugabe rejects ill health talk

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from abroad in a jovial mood on Saturday, poking fun at the latest online media speculation...

Mugabe maintains Zimbabwean judges are reckless for allowing protests

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has accused court judges of being reckless in allowing anti-government demonstrations that later turned violent, state media reported...

Violence erupts in Zimbabwe capital after anti-Mugabe rally

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Zimbabwean police on Friday fired tear gas at opposition leaders and hundreds of demonstrators as a protest against President Robert Mugabe descended...

Mugabe seeks to retain defence force’s support after pay delays

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Zimbabwe is trying to improve accommodation for the military, President Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday, in a bid to retain its support...

Zimbabwe court releases war veteran, police arrest another

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A Zimbabwean court on Monday freed a senior official of a war veterans association on bail but police arrested another official, in...

Zimbabwe war veteran arrested over Mugabe rebuke

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Zimbabwean police said on Thursday they had arrested a top official of a war veterans association that called President Robert Mugabe a...

Zimbabwe threatens “traitorous” war veterans after Mugabe attack

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Zimbabwe's government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors at the weekend for an unprecedented attack on ageing President Robert Mugabe and...

Zimbabwe to pay army, police late as cash crisis deepens

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Zimbabwe will pay July salaries for the army on Monday, more than a week late, but teachers will only receive their wages...

Mugabe supporters march against Zimbabwe protests

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Around a thousand supporters of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe marched to the ruling ZANU-PF party's headquarters on Wednesday in a show of...

Zimbabwe fails to pay military on time for second month running

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Zimbabwe has failed to pay the army on time for the second straight month, military sources said on Friday, underscoring the precarious...

From tweets to streets, Zimbabwe social media anger erupts into anti-Mugabe...

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Organisers of a general strike against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe pledged on Thursday to continue action until he falls, as a spontaneous...

Mugabe, turning 92, refuses to relinquish power

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When UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged African leaders not to cling to power at a summit last month, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe...

Mugabe says ruling party risks split over succession

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe told his ruling ZANU-PF party it was in danger of splitting and accused rival factions of stoking division...

China set to pledge more aid to Africa ahead of Xi’s...

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China is set to announce new aid to African nations when President Xi Jinping visits Zimbabwe and South Africa next month, a...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe warms to the West as economy wobbles

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Robert Mugabe's anti-Western rhetoric has been conspicuous by its absence of late, a sign the 91-year-old leader has mellowed or realised Zimbabwe...

Zimbabwe Defence Forces

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Zimbabwe Defence Forces Index 1. Order of battle 2. Overview 3. Defence economics 4. State of military forces 5. Country threat report 6. External deployments 1. Order of Battle ...

EU to ease sanctions on Zimbabwe, but not on Mugabe

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The European Union is to further ease sanctions on Zimbabwe next week, but will keep a travel ban and asset freeze on...

Zimbabwe to snoop on mobile communications

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Zimbabwe's government has enacted a controversial law that could enable it to spy on any citizen's cellphone call records as well as...

Zimbabwe’s MDC drops court challenge to Mugabe re-election

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Zimbabwe's opposition MDC withdrew a court challenge against President Robert Mugabe's re-election through a vote the party had denounced as fraudulent, saying on...