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Robert Mugabe: Liberation hero turned despot

Sep 06, 2019 - 2:03 PM

First heralded as a liberator who rid the former British colony Rhodesia of white-minority rule, Mugabe is now remembered a despot who crushed political dissent and ruined Zimbabwe's economy

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 13, 2016 shows Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe speaking during the burial of two national heroines, Victoria Chitepo and Vivian Mwashita, at the National Heroes Acre, in Harare. Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on July 27, 2016 launched a blistering attack on anti-government activists, foreign embassies and disaffected war veterans as he sought to assert his grip on power following recent protests. / AFP PHOTO / JEKESAI NJIKIZANA

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's ruthless ex-president, dies aged 95

Sep 06, 2019 - 1:31 PM

(5th UPDATE) 'Mugabe was an icon of liberation.... His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten,' says Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa

END OF ERA. File photo of former Zimbabwe President Mugabe. Photo by Jekesai Njikazana/AFP

Zimbabwe lawmakers begin historic debate on Mugabe impeachment

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Zimbabwe Parliament speaker Jacob Mubenda authorizes a joint session of the House of Assembly and the Senate to debate a motion to impeach the man who is the only leader most Zimbabweans have ever known.

SCUFFLE. Zimbabwean plainclothes policemen intervene to stop a scuffle between Zimbabwean opposition and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters and Zimbabwe ruling party Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) supporters outside the Zimbabwean parliament on November 21, 2017 in Harare. Photo by Zinyange Auntony/AFP

Noon deadline for defiant Mugabe passes as Zimbabwe crisis deepens

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Even Mugabe's once-loyal ZANU-PF party warns it would impeach Robert Mugabe if he does not quit. The party has yet to comment on its next steps now that deadline passed.

GO NOW. Leader of the Zimbabwe's War Veterans Association Christopher Mutsvangwa speaks during a press conference in Harare where he called again for the resignation of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's leader in waiting?

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:35 PM

Nicknamed 'Ngwena' (The Crocodile) because of his fearsome power and ruthlessness, the 75-year-old has a reputation for taking no prisoners

NEXT LEADER. This file photo taken on January 7, 2017 shows Zimbabwe's then acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaking during a funeral ceremony in Harare. Zimbabwe is under the control of the military on November 15, 2017, two days after its army chief warned President Robert Mugabe against purging the ruling party's senior ranks. Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP