Robert Mugabe

As Robert Mugabe finds a new home, here’s where other African dictators went to retire

The stuffed lions guarding Robert Mugabe’s statehouse are well known. They are also tattered and balding, and it is unlikely that interim president Emmerson Mnangagwa will keep them once he moves in. On Friday (Nov. 24), Zimbabwe will have a new president for the first time in nearly four decades, …

Africa

Trump's Thanksgiving Day message: Be grateful for him

<b>Florida:</b> US President Donald Trump gave a bullish Thanksgiving address to troops overseas on Thursday, hailing progress in Afghanistan and against …

Manus Island

The dark art of the coup

<i>First published by</i> <i>ISS Today</i><p>It was the most remarkably eventful week in Zimbabwean politics since independence in 1980. It started with the military …

Africa

This is Robert Mugabe’s retirement salary that will ensure he stays ‘well off’

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has done himself a financial favour by resigning, as an impeachment process would have seen him get fired …

News (South Africa)

Michael Flynn may be cooperating with Russia probe

<b>Washington:</b> Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, notified the president's legal team in recent days …

Manus Island

Zimbabwe's new president remains under sanctions as Mugabe 'granted immunity and retirement package'

Mnangagwa to take over after Mugabe resigned following army's intervention and temporary takeover.<p>Zimbabwe's incoming leader remains under US …

Africa

These are the 10 oldest heads of state in the world after Robert Mugabe's resignation

Robert Mugabe's resignation as President of Zimbabwe at the age of 93 has pushed Queen Elizabeth II into the position of the world's oldest living …

Birmingham, UK

Zimbabwe grants Mugabe immunity, guarantees his safety

Zimbabwe's military has granted ousted dictator Robert Mugabe immunity from prosecution and guaranteed the safety of his family, per the Guardian. …

U.S. Politics

'Goblin' and Grace Mugabe will be sitting pretty on presidential benefits

Ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe would have lost his salary benefits if he had not resigned.

Grace Mugabe

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Thursday.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa made his first public statements after Robert Mugabe resigned.</b> Zimbabwe's parliament said Mnangagwa would be sworn in as President on Friday.<p><b>2.</b> <b>North Korea said the US's decision to relist it as a state sponsor of</b> …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

The Rise and Fall of 'Gucci Grace' Mugabe

Incoming interim president Emmerson Mnangagwa says many investors are already showing interest in the country following the resignation of Robert …

Grace Mugabe

The problem with Australia’s left-ride divide

This was the generation that either saved the world from itself or stuffed it up for the rest of us, depending on who you ask. The generation of the …

Jacqui Lambie

Zimbabwe's next president to be sworn in today

The moment will mark the final chapter of a political saga that saw the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year dictatorship.<p>Mr Mnangagwa, 75, will take the …

UK News

On disputed land, Zimbabweans see hope after Mugabe's exit

MAZOWE, Zimbabwe (AP) — For years, a group of Zimbabwean villagers resisted efforts by the wife of former President Robert Mugabe to force them off a farm near the capital, enduring police raids and the demolition of their homes.<p>Now that Mugabe has resigned, the farmers say, police are keeping a …

World News

Zimbabwean's hopes and fears for the future

<b>The events which have unfolded in Zimbabwe in the past fortnight have created confusion and opportunity in the country.</b><p>As Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule ends, many people are asking what comes next?<p>Zimbabweans living around the world told us their hopes and fears for the next steps of their country …

Africa

Mugabe to Mnangagwa - a real change?

They call him “the crocodile” because of his political cunning – but Zimbabwe’s next leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was a right-hand man of Robert Mugabe and is now under enormous pressure from those delighted to see a change in the presidency.<p>Euronews’ Seamus Kearney spoke to a Zimbabwean Professor …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Deep insights into Kim Jong Un’s North Korea, and 4 other global stories

<i>In this occasional series, The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: an investigation into what life in North Korea really looks like.</i><p><b>The biggest story: Escape from North Korea</b><p>In six months of interviews in South Korea and Thailand, The …

World News

AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EST

Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances<p>PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on …

Mar del Plata

When armies take over democracy dies

Ancient and Modern on the parallels between Zimbabwe and Ancient Rome<p>While the military is running Zimbabwe, there is no hope of anything resembling a functioning democracy replacing the tyrant Robert Mugabe after 37 years. But at least there is one small mercy — the army in Zimbabwe appears to be …

Julius Caesar

Zambia:Djokotoe Puts Local Journalists to the Sword

(Photo: GroundUp)Veteran journalist Edem Djokotoe has remained on the case of local journalists for being locked up to mediocre coverage of news …

Africa

Malema: ANC's conference will be for the party's tombstone unveiling

Amanda Khoza<p>Johannesburg – When the ANC goes to its elective conference in December, it will be the unveiling of its tombstone because the party died …

South African Politics

Fast Asia Open: Taiwan GDP, Japan manufacturing PMI

Robert Mugabe has been offered immunity from prosecution as part of a deal that led to his resignation as Zimbabwe’s president this week, paving the …

Economy

Robert Mugabe’s leaving party an awkward affair

<b>ATTENDEES of the after-work drinks party thrown for Robert Mugabe have agreed that the atmosphere was ‘beyond awkward’.</b><p>Organised by army generals, …

British Humour

Remember When Flower, Olonga Led Blackband Protest Against Mugabe?

On 10 February 2003, ahead of Zimbabwe’s opening match against Namibia in the Cricket World Cup, duo Andy Flower and Henry Olonga walked onto the …

Africa

Africa's top shots: 17-23 November 2017

<b>A selection of this week's best photos of Africans and Africa.</b><p>In a dress made from seed pods, Miss Tanzania Lilian Ericaah Maraule prepares backstage to represent the best of her nation's culture at The National Costume Show in Las Vegas on Saturday.<p>On the same day in Kenya, women from the Maasai …

Africa

The Other News Round-Up: Shameless Chutzpah

Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the odder occurrences from South Africa and further afield. This week: love them or hate them, they’ve …

Julius Malema

‘The Crocodile’ returns to Zimbabwe; B.C. Premier offers warning on pot taxes

<b>Robert Mugabe's successor has returned to Zimbabwe</b><p>Emmerson Mnangagwa had fled to South Africa after Mugabe fired him as vice-president. But now the 75-year-old former spy chief and defence minister is back, returning to cheering crowds. Mnangagwa, who is known as "The Crocodile," hardly has a …

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Britain agrees to offer the EU a £40 billion divorce payment for Brexit

Also in Portrait of the Week: Robert Mugabe quits and Angela Merkel fails to form a coalition government in Germany<p>Home<p>The cabinet, including Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, agreed that the European Union would have to be offered something like £40 billion in the fond hope that at the summit on 14 …

Brexit

The world in brief, November 23rd 2017 | Espresso

The UN’s Yugoslav war-crimes tribunal convicted <b>Ratko Mladic</b> on ten of the 11 war-crimes charges he faced, including genocide, and sentenced him to …

Economics

Will Mnangagwa usher in a new democracy? The view from Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has a new leader. Robert Mugabe is out. His former ally turned rival, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is in. What now?<p>After ecstatic celebrations to …

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