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Mugabe forgot he fired me – Zimbabwe President Mnagangwa [Video]

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly claimed that his predecessor Robert Mugabe had forgotten he had fired him a week before a military intervention that culminated on the nonagenarian’s ouster last year. According to New Zimbabwe.com, Mnangagwa said this during a one-day state visit to Mozambique this week. Mnangagwa revealed that in a telephone conversation between him and Mugabe, the ...

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa gives key cabinet jobs to military figures

Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has named his cabinet, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions. Mr Mnangagwa has made Sibusiso Moyo, the general who appeared on state TV after the recent military takeover, the new foreign minister. The head of Zimbabwe’s air force, Perence Shiri, was named the minister of agriculture and land affairs. Mr Mnangagwa was sworn in ...

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Mugabe will play elder statesman role in Zimbabwe, says mediator

Robert Mugabe will continue to have a role to play in Zimbabwean politics, the Jesuit priest who helped negotiate his resignation has told the BBC. Father Fidelis Mukonori said he would provide “advice” as an elder statesman, including to the new president. Mr Mugabe, 93, resigned on Tuesday after a military intervention and days of mass protests. Mr Mukonori said ...

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Archbishop of York ends decade of protest over Mugabe

The Archbishop of York has put on a dog collar for the first time in almost 10 years, ending his symbolic protest over Robert Mugabe’s leadership of Zimbabwe. In December 2007, Dr John Sentamu cut up his dog collar live on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, promising not to wear one until Mr Mugabe left office. He said Zimbabwe’s leader had “taken ...

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The ‘Democratic’ Coup: Lessons from the overthrow of Mugabe [Article]

“To both our people and the world beyond our borders, we wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of government. As soon as we accomplish our mission we expect (the) situation to return to normalcy.” – General S. B. Moyo On the evening of November 14, 2017, senior elements of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces ...

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Ex-Vice sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new president

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new leader, following Robert Mugabe’s resignation this week after nearly four decades of rule. Mnangagwa, the country’s former vice president, swore an oath of office to serve as interim president until a leader is elected at the polls next year. He is expected to contest the election as well. “I, Emmerson Dambudzo ...

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Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms – IMF

Zimbabwe must act quickly to dig its economy out of a hole and access international financial aid, the International Monetary Fund has warned. Government spending and foreign debt are too high and it needs structural reform, Zimbabwe mission chief Gene Leon told Reuters news agency. The country’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to grow the economy and provide “jobs, ...

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Mugabe’s long career in pictures

As Zimbabwe looks forward to a new dawn, these pictures give a snapshot of ousted President, Robert Mugabe’s career over the last four decades. -Source: BBC

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Zimbabweans ‘attack’ Mahama for hailing Mugabe

Ghana’s former President, John Dramani Mahama’s Twitter comment sympathizing with Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and praising his role in pan Africanism, has triggered harsh criticisms from some Zimbabweans. The former Ghanaian President had suggested that Mugabe will be remembered kindly by history. Mr. Mugabe resigned on Tuesday after an impeachment process was triggered in the country’s Parliament to have him removed from office. ...

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Zimbabwe urgently needs transitional gov’t – Yaw Gebe

An International Relations Expert, Dr. Yaw Gebe, has said that Zimbabwe needs a transitional government to ensure the stability of governance in the country following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. According to him, the transitional government must be tasked to organize an election within the next 6 months to ensure a smooth transition to a substantive government for the ...

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