Emmerson Mnangagwa

  • United States Oct 26, 2019

    US Sanctions Zimbabwean State Security Minister

    The United States has sanctioned Zimbabwe’s state security minister over alleged human rights abuses, just hours after Zimbabwe’s government defiantly marked its first Anti-Sanctions public holiday. State Security Minister Owen Ncube, a close ally of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is banned from entering the United States. The U.S. and others have expressed shock and concern over sometimes deadly crackdowns against...

  • bank Sep 14, 2019

    Zimbabwe's Mugabe Honored at State Funeral, Burial Delayed

    African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains. More than 10 African leaders and several former presidents attended the service and viewing of the body of Mugabe, who...

  • Chairman Sep 6, 2019

    Robert Mugabe, Longtime Zimbabwe Leader, Dies at 95

    Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, an ex-guerrilla chief who took power when the African country shook off white minority rule and presided for decades while economic turmoil and human rights violations eroded its early promise, has died in Singapore. He was 95. Mugabe enjoyed strong support from Zimbabwe’s people soon after he became the first post-colonial leader of what had...

  • Associated Press Mar 21, 2019

    After Cyclone's Deadly Blow, Africa Now Has an Inland Ocean

    A week after Cyclone Idai hit coastal Mozambique and swept across the country to Zimbabwe, the death, damage and flooding continues in southern Africa, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters in the region’s recent history. Floodwaters are rushing across the plains of central Mozambique, submerging homes, villages and entire towns. The flooding has created a muddy inland...

  • Associated Press Aug 3, 2018

    Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Says Vote Was Stolen by Mnangagwa

    Zimbabwe’s opposition leader forcefully rejected the election win of President Emmerson Mnangagwa as fraudulent, a vote “stolen from the people.” Zimbabwe’s closely-watched elections began with Monday’s peaceful vote but turned deadly 48 hours later when the military fired on protesters and six people were killed. Friday morning three truckloads of police, with shields and batons, tried to disperse about 100...

  • Associated Press Aug 3, 2018

    Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa Wins 1st Post-Mugabe Election

    Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa won election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa received 50.8 percent of the vote while main opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa received 44.3 percent. The opposition is almost certain to challenge the...

  • PRESIDENT Jul 30, 2018

    Zimbabwe Votes for First Time Without Mugabe on Ballot

    Zimbabweans on Monday were voting peacefully in their first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, a contest that could bring international legitimacy and investment or signal more stagnation if the vote is seriously flawed. About 5.5 million people were registered to vote in this southern African nation anxious for change after economic and political paralysis during the nearly four-decade...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 24, 2017

    Cheering Zimbabweans Greet Country's New Leader Mnangagwa

    Exuberant Zimbabweans greeted the swearing-in Friday of new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who takes power after an extraordinary series of events that ousted the world’s oldest head of state. Mnangagwa, fired earlier this month as vice president, will lead after the resignation of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, who succumbed to pressure to quit from the military, the ruling party and massive demonstrations...

  • army Nov 22, 2017

    Zimbabwe's Incoming Leader Emmerson Mnangagwa Returns Home to Cheers

    Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa emerged from hiding Wednesday, departing from neighboring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert Mugabe’s stunning resignation. The 75-year-old Mnangagwa fled Zimbabwe after Mugabe fired him earlier this month, leading the military to move in and kick off a series of extraordinary events ending in Mugabe stepping down Tuesday amid...

  • army Nov 22, 2017

    Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe's President, Ending 37-Year Rule

    Zimbabwe’s longtime leader President Robert Mugabe sent a letter of resignation Tuesday, the nation’s Parliament speaker said, after the body launched impeachment proceedings against Mugabe. The proceedings had both ruling party and opposition support, while the recently fired vice president had said the world’s oldest head of state should acknowledge the nation’s “insatiable desire” for a leadership change and resign...

  • army Nov 20, 2017

    Zimbabwe's Mugabe Ignores Calls to Quit, Faces Impeachment

    Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to resign. While there is a widespread consensus that the 93-year-old president should step down after nearly four decades in power, Mugabe has refused. The country has known no other leader...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 19, 2017

    Mugabe Refuses to Resign Amid Firing by Zimbabwe's Ruling Party

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied calls to quit immediately, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings in the parliament this week as well as more protests demanding his ouster. In a televised address, 93-year-old Mugabe acknowledged what he said were “a whole range of concerns” of...

  • Chairman Nov 17, 2017

    Mugabe Emerges From House Arrest Amid Pressure to Exit

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe emerged for the first time Friday from military-imposed house arrest, presiding at a university graduation ceremony in a fragile show of normalcy even as former loyalists across the country demanded that he resign after nearly four decades in power. In an extraordinary evening newscast, state broadcaster ZBC — for decades, a mouthpiece for the Mugabe government...

  • priest Nov 17, 2017

    Doing Nothing, Trump May Witness US Goal in Mugabe's Ouster

    Without lifting a finger, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to pry Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian President Robert Mugabe. Yet with Mugabe’s fate and Zimbabwe’s political future in limbo, neither Trump nor previous administrations can claim credit or celebrate. The past three American leaders have actively and...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 16, 2017

    Regional Summit Expected to Formalize Terms of Mugabe Exit

    In the first round of negotiations over how President Robert Mugabe will leave power, the Zimbabwean leader met Thursday with the army commander who put him under house arrest and mediators, including South African Cabinet ministers and a Catholic priest. Meanwhile, an emergency summit of heads of state of regional countries was called by the 16-nation Southern African Development Community...

  • Chairman Nov 16, 2017

    After 37 Years, Rule of Zimbabwe's Mugabe Appears to Be Over

    Zimbabwe’s military was in control of the capital and the state broadcaster on Wednesday and was holding President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest in what appeared to be a coup against the 93-year-old Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state. The military was at pains, however, to emphasize it had not staged a military takeover, but was...

  • Chairman Nov 15, 2017

    Zimbabwe's Mugabe Latest World Leader to Be Taken Into Custody

    Zimbabwe’s army has taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody, triggering speculation of a military coup, though the military’s supporters have called it a “bloodless correction.” It wasn’t clear exactly where the 93-year-old Mugabe and his wife were, but army Major Gen. Sibusiso Moyo said they were being held by the military. Unlike the Mugabes, many foreign leaders...

  • The Associated Press Nov 15, 2017

    Zimbabwe Army Says Via State Broadcaster Mugabe, Wife Safe

    In an extraordinary statement after taking over the state broadcaster during a night of unrest, Zimbabwe’s army said early Wednesday it was only targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe, and sought to reassure the country that “this is not a military takeover.” Mugabe and his wife were safe and sound, the army spokesman said. “As soon as we have accomplished...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 10, 2017

    New Jersey Native Could Face 20 Years in Prison for ‘Sick Man' Tweet About Zimbabwe President Mugabe

    A woman from New Jersey charged with subversion in Zimbabwe over allegedly insulting President Robert Mugabe on Twitter was freed on $1,000 bail Friday.

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