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Revealed! What killed ex-Zimbabwe President Mugabe

September 23, 2019 Editor 0

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe died from cancer after chemotherapy treatment was stopped because it was no longer effective, a state-owned newspaper quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time the government has given the cause of his death. Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe to independence and crushed his foes during nearly four decades of rule that impoverished his country, Read More

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Zimbabwe: African leaders, others bid Mugabe farewell

September 14, 2019 Editor 0

Foreign leaders, supporters and ordinary citizens were, on Saturday, attending the state funeral of Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe, after a week of disputes over his burial that threatened to embarrass his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37 years, from independence until he was ousted by the army in November 2017. He died in a Singapore hospital on Read More

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Mugabe and the lessons left behind

September 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

As background to this piece, Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924, in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), in 1963. He founded ZANU, a resistance movement against British colonial rule. Mugabe became prime minister of the new Republic of Zimbabwe after British rule ended in 1980, and he assumed the role of president seven years later. Mugabe retained Read More

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Mugabe: Zimbabwe, family harmonise, agree on burial ground; yet to pick

September 13, 2019 Editor 0

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe will be buried in the National Heroes Acre monument in the capital Harare, his family says. Family spokesman and nephew Leo Mugabe says the date is yet to be determined. Before that, there will be a public ceremony at the state cemetery in Harare on Sunday, followed by a ceremony at Mr Mugabe’s home village. Read More

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Picture: Remains of ex-Zimbabwe President Mugabe return

September 11, 2019 Editor 0

The remains of the former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, have arrived the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on Wednesday. Videos posted on the verified twitter handle of the country’s Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting say, President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa welcomed the Mugabe family as they arrived with the body of the late former President at the International Airport. The body thereafter Read More

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Tribute to Robert Mugabe (1924-2019)

September 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

The African continent last week lost one of its revolutionary leaders and pan-Africanists, Robert Mugabe. The former president of Zimbabwe, who died at the age of 95, was a rebel leader who led his country to independence in 1980 and ruled with an iron fist until his own army ended his almost 40-year tenure in 2017. The death of the Read More

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe for burial September 15

September 9, 2019 Editor 0

The Zimbabwean government plans a state funeral for longtime rulerRobert Mugabe in a sports stadium in Harare next Saturday, with aburial ceremony a day later, it said in a memo sent to embassies onSunday. Zimbabweans have been confused about when they would get to pay theirlast respects to Mugabe since his death in a Singapore hospital onFriday after a long Read More

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Zimbabwe begins 3-day mourning for Mugabe

September 7, 2019 Editor 0

Three days of national mourning have begun in Zimbabwe following the death of former president Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, ruled until he was ousted by a military coup in 2017. Despite this, his ruling Zanu-PF party has now declared him a “national hero”. Initially praised for broadening access to health and education for the black majority, Read More

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Breaking – Obituary: Ex-Zimbabwe President Mugabe is dead

September 6, 2019 Editor 0

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died at the age of 95. He died after battling ill health, his family confirmed to the BBC. Mr Mugabe was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his three-decade reign. Zimbabwe’s education secretary Fadzayi Mahere tweeted: “Rest In Peace, Robert Mugabe. It is with the utmost sadness that Read More

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68 carry gun shot injuries, Police capture over 100 Protesters as fuel price increase rattle Zimbabwe

January 17, 2019 Editor 0

Zimbabwean doctors on Thursday said they had treated almost 70 people for gunshot wounds while police rounded up hundreds after violent protests this week triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices. The protests, only five months after six people were killed in post-election demonstrations in August, pose a challenge for President Emmerson Mnangagwa who promised to repair the struggling Read More

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Fuel hike: Tension in Zimbabwe as protest turns bloody

January 15, 2019 Editor 0

Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight. Hundreds more were arrested as demonstrators took to the streets in the cities of Harare and Bulawayo. Burning tyres have been used to barricade roads and block bus routes. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the fuel price rise is aimed at Read More

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After successful 2018, NCF eyes bountiful 2019, amends constitution

December 24, 2018 Editor 0

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has expressed believe that despite several milestone achievements in 2018, more improvements is expected ahead of 2019. President of the Federation, Prof Yahaya Ukwuenya who spoke to Blueprint Sports on the sideline of NCF’s annual general Assembly (AGM) in Abuja described the outgoing year as ‘hugely successful’. One of the numerous successes recorded by NCF Read More

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Boxing: Warrington, Frampton, Whyte, Chisora light up UK

December 21, 2018 Editor 0

Englishman Josh Warrington says he will upset bookmakers’ odds and defend his IBF featherweight title against Northern Ireland’s Carl Frampton. About 220 miles south at London’s O2 Arena, English heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora meet with the latter saying he’s “surprised we are still boxing” after their brutal first contest in 2016. Warrington is undefeated in 27 outings but has got used to Read More

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Grace Mugabe’s farm invaded by Zimbabwe gold diggers

March 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Illegal workers have invaded the farm of former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe to mine for gold. Reporters from the Zimbabwean newspaper Newsday found them uprooting lemon trees, digging shafts and loading gold ore into lorries. After unsuccessfully confronting them on Thursday, Mrs Mugabe reported the matter to the police. The farm is in Mazowe, where she had forcefully evicted Read More

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Zimbabwe’s military muscles into first post -Mugabe cabinet

December 2, 2017 Blueprint 0

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed senior military officials to top posts in his first cabinet on Friday in what was widely seen as a reward for the army’s role in the removal of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa was sworn in as president a week ago after 93-year-old Mugabe quit in the wake of a de facto military coup. Mnangagwa, Read More

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Mnangagwa vows to rebuild Zimbabawe and serve all citizens

November 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

New President Emmerson Mnangagwa laid out a grand vision on Friday to revitalize Zimbabwe’s ravaged economy and vowed to rule on behalf of all the country’s citizens. Sworn in days after the overthrow of Robert Mugabe, the 75-year-old former security chief promised to guarantee the rights of foreign investors and to re-engage with the West, and said elections would go Read More

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Obasanjo congratulates new Zimbabwean President

November 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

    Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday congratulated the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying the country needs cooperation and support of all African countries. Mnangagwa, the ousted Vice President, took over the mantle of leadership following resignation of President Robert Mugabe. Obasanjo in his congratulatory letter to the new President made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, Ogun Read More

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The world‘ll miss Mugabe’s humour

November 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

Imagine a world without humour. Think of a continent without a humour-meister like Robert Mugabe (in power). For close to four decades, Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe after wrestling the reins from Rhodesia’s Ian Smith at the close of the 70s following the latter’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI). He did so while applying the rat sense. House rats are known to Read More

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Buhari calls for calls for caution in Zimbabwe

November 15, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in Zimbabwe. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President urged all political and military stakeholders in Zimbabwe to avoid any action that may plunge the country into unnecessary conflict and impact negatively on the region. “Every attempt must Read More

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Zimbabwe Army ‘takes over’ power from world’s oldest President Mugabe

November 15, 2017 Blueprint 0

Zimbabwe’s military has taken power in the southern African nation, detaining top officials in an apparent coup. But the military denied it was a coup, instead saying it was targeting “criminals” around long-ruling President Robert Mugabe. The military said 93-year-old Mr. Mugabe, the world’s oldest leader, was “safe and sound”, alongside is family, Reuters news agency reported Wednesday. The army Read More

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OPINION: The Africa Dr Tedros is exporting to WHO

November 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Eric Amazu The outcry that greeted the appointment of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) goodwill ambassador for Africa on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) has jolted Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the current and first African Director-General of WHO into the reality of global demand for accountability. Prior to his appointment at WHO, Dr Tedros (he is Read More