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Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe once quipped that he'd rule his country until he turned 100. But, aged 93, his grip on power seems to be ebbing as tensions erupt between his loyal ZANU-PF party and the military that has helped keep him in office. First heralded as a lib...

Zimbabwe army puts end to Mugabe era

HARARE: Robert Mugabe's four-decade grip on Zimbabwe appeared to be nearing its end last night, at the hands of the same soldiers who hoisted him to power after the war against the white-minority regime of Rhodesia. The military takeover carried out Wednesday appeared to be a co...

Analysis | Zimbabwe: When a coup is not a coup

A special edition of the Herald newspaper focuses on the crisis in Zimbabwe. (AFP via Getty Images) Military vehicles were stationed across Zimbabwe's capital early Wednesday, with the country's longtime leader under house arrest. But is it a military coup? Not at all, accordi...

2017/11/16 Premier: China to increase cooperation with Philippines

Premier Li Keqiang met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippine capital, Manila, after attending a series of leaders' meetings on East Asia cooperation, and starting his official visit to the country on Nov 15. The Premier conveyed President Xi Jinping's greet...

Key dates in Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule

The following are key dates in President Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, one of the longest on the African continent. April 18, 1980: Rhodesia gains independence after 90 years as a British colon...

How Trump walked into Putin’s web

Moscow, summer 1991. Mikhail Gorbachev is in power. Official relations with the west have softened, but the KGB still assumes all western embassy workers are spooks. The KGB agents assigned to th...

Queen Elizabeth II will be the world’s oldest head of state if Robert Mugabe is toppled

Robert Mugabe’s home is under siege and the Zimbabwean military has declared control of the nation’s capital. It appears the rule of the world’s oldest head of state may be over. Mugabe, w...

Mugabe ‘fine but confined to home’ after army makes move in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe is “fine” but is confined to his home after a night of unrest in Zimbabwe that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster, South African president Jacob Zuma has said...

Zimbabwe profile

The struggle for independence, land and power runs throughout Zimbabwe's history. Veteran President Robert Mugabe has dominated the country's political scene since independence from Britain in 19...

Five things to know about Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe

CLOSE Despite detaining President Mugabe and seizing control of state-run media, Maj. General Sibusiso Moyo assured the public that the military is not taking over Zimbabwe's government. ...

Who are the key players in the Zimbabwe crisis?

Robert Mugabe  Robert Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924 in what was then known as Rhodesia but is now called Zimbabwe. The former school teacher, with seven university degrees, first came to ...

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