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Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe: ‘Bad’ Mugabe Kept Soldiers Inside Barracks

AS the nation commemorates Robert Mugabe National Youth Day this Sunday, political parties have expressed mixed feelings towards the late strongman's legacy with some crediting the once fierce ruler for keeping the military out of national politics. Mugabe was dethroned in a popular military assisted coup November 2017. February 21,…
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February 21, 2021
Robert Mugabe

‘President’ Review: Camilla Nielsson’s Extraordinary Documentary Traces the Alleged Theft of an Election

“Democrats,” Camilla Nielsson’s superb 2014 documentary about the tortuous construction of Zimbabwe’s 2013 constitution, was most riveting as a snapshot of a country still trying democracy on for size, wary of what it saw in the mirror. Studying the troubled coalition government that paired president Robert Mugabe’s long-ruling ZANU-PF party…
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January 29, 2021
Robert Mugabe

Zim businesses closed, streets deserted on day of protests

HARARE - Businesses were shut and streets deserted in Zimbabwe's two main cities on Friday as security forces patrolled to prevent anti-government protests called by activists over corruption and economic hardship. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's critics say his government is resorting to the authoritarian tactics of the Robert Mugabe era of banning…
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July 31, 2020
Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe government minister died from COVID-19

HARARE - Zimbabwe's agriculture minister Perrance Shiri died from the COVID-19 infection, becoming the first senior government official to succumb to the pandemic, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday. READ: Arrests of activists continue in Zimbabwe Shiri, a retired general who helped plot a coup that ousted Robert Mugabe in 2017,…
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July 30, 2020
Robert Mugabe

Class Homicide

photo credit: BigstockTrevor Noah Beit Hall at Plumtree School is a beautiful old building built at considerable cost over 100 years ago by early Rhodesian settlers, through which future generations, involving hundreds of thousands of boys of all races, have passed on their way to acquiring the knowledge that would…
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June 25, 2020
Robert Mugabe

In Crackdown on Dissent, A Spate of Disappearances and Torture

Crackdown on dissent is on the rise in Zimbabwe even as the country is under COVID-19 lockdown. The nation is recording a spate of abductions and torture common under late former leader, Robert Mugabe. Three opposition activists from the Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance (MDC-Alliance) disappeared in May after being detained…
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June 19, 2020
Robert Mugabe

Foreign minister slams China is major speech

Marise Payne tonight branded the World Health Organisation 'not fit for purpose' and slammed China for spreading fake news as she set out Australia's global ambitions in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.The Foreign Minister said the WHO was not 'free from undue influence' after it heaped praise on China's handling of…
bubmag
June 16, 2020