Tag Archives: Zimbabwean coup d’état

22Nov/17

Zimbabwe wakes up to life without Mugabe after 37 years

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (REUTERS) – Former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to return to Zimbabwe on Wednesday (November 22) and will be sworn in as president on Friday (November 24) following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, according to the state broadcaster ZBC. Continue reading

19Nov/17

Mnangagwa to be nominated as Zanu-PF’s candidate for Zimbabwe president

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (REUTERS) – Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday (November 19), replacing him with Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, a senior party official told a news conference. Continue reading

17Nov/17

Zimbabwe’s Moyo home raided amid army takeover

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 15, 2017) – Video and still photographs obtained by Reuters on Thursday (November 16), show the aftermath of a raid on the home of Zimbabwe’s former Information Minister Jonathan Moyo in Harare. Continue reading

15Nov/17

Zimbabwe army launches takeover against ‘criminals’ around Mugabe, says president ‘safe’

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (REUTER) – Zimbabwe’s military seized power early on Wednesday (November 15) targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”. Continue reading

15Nov/17

U.S. embassy in Zimbabwe tells staff to stay home due to ‘political uncertainty’

(U.S. GOVERNMENT WEBSITE) – The U.S. ambassador in Zimbabwe has instructed all employees to remain home on Wednesday (November 15) due to “ongoing political uncertainty,” the embassy said in a statement on its website amid speculation about a coup. Continue reading

09Nov/17

Zimbabwe renames main airport after Mugabe, plans $153 mln upgrade

Zimbabwe’s main airport has been renamed the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport and announced an upgrade to its facilities that will cost of 153 million US dollars to attract more visitors.
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08Nov/17

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: Beware of death on road to presidency

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday (November 8) said the route to leadership was long and full of pitfalls and death, as he accused his fired deputy and former protege of showing impatience in his bid to succeed him. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe sacks VP seen as top succession candidate

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president after he showed “traits of disloyalty”, his information minister said on Monday (November 6), removing a favourite to succeed the 93-year-old leader. Continue reading

20Aug/17

South Africa grants immunity to Grace Mugabe despite assault claim

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe returned home from South Africa early on Sunday (20 August), state media reported, pursued by demands she face prosecution over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading

18Aug/17

Grace Mugabe to be given diplomatic immunity – South African government source

A South African government source says Grace Mugabe will be given diplomatic immunity, meaning she will avoid prosecution for an alleged assault on a 20-year-old model. David Doyle reports. Continue reading