Robert Mugabe Headlines

  • The Guardian view on Mugabe’s resignation: the end of an era in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabweans cheered and sang as they learned that their president’s 37-year rule was over. But they understand the dangers ahead Robert Mugabe’s removal from power on Tuesday was greeted as his ascension to it 37 years earlier had been: with jubilation. In Harare there was dancing and singing, honks and cheers, and tears of joy. Many of those celebrating have known no other ruler. Once he was a liberation hero to his people. When he lost their support he hung on by every means at his disposal....

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  • All eyes on the 'Crocodile' as Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns

    HARARE (Reuters) - When Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president in front of 12,000 baying party members in 2014, Emmerson Mnangagwa sat quietly in the crowd, a green baseball cap pulled low over his eyes.
  • How Zimbabwe’s Mugabe clung to power for almost 40 years

    Mugabe's resignation on Tuesday marked the end of an era of one of Africa’s most notorious rulers.

    Washington Post
  • Cheers, relief and joy: Zimbabweans react to the fall of Robert Mugabe

    News of resignation of the 93-year-old president spread fast and sparked celebrations in Harare and beyond The news came at 5.30pm, as Zimbabwe’s MPs and senators debated a motion to impeach their president in the conference hall of a five-star hotel in Harare. Helton Bonongwe, the minister for parliamentary affairs, approached the stage holding a sheet of paper in his hand. There was a moment of silence, and then the hall erupted. After 37 years in power, Robert Mugabe had resigned. Continue...

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  • The Latest: Zimbabwe army warns against settling old scores

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Zimbabwe's military commander is warning people not to target old adversaries following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. "Acts of vengeful retribution or trying to settle scores will be dealt ...
  • Boris Johnson signals support for Zimbabwe to rejoin Commonwealth as Robert Mugabe resigns

    Boris Johnson signalled his support for Zimbabwe to rejoin the Commonwealth as Robert Mugabe resigned as the country’s president.

    The Telegraph
  • Zimbabwe celebrates as Mugabe resignation announced – in pictures

    Robert Mugabe finally announced his retirement after days of political pressure and public demonstrations on the streets of Zimbabwe. Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the capital, Harare, as news spread that the president had resigned after his 37-year reign of autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeoverRobert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe Continue reading...

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  • Jubilation in Harare’s streets as Mugabe resigns

    These are heady times in Zimbabwe.

    Washington Post
  • Exclusive: African leaders wanted Mugabe, an 'embarrassment', to go

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - African leaders were embarrassed by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and already encouraging him to step down before the army began moves last week to oust him, according to a secret Zimbabwean intelligence cable seen by Reuters.
  • WATCH: Zimbabweans tear down portrait of Mugabe

    Robert Mugabe resigned as the leader of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power, according to a statement read by the speaker of the country's parliament.

    ABC News
  • Zimbabwe's liberator and, for many, its oppressor

    HARARE (Reuters) - When he came to power, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero in a nation that had endured nearly a century of white colonial rule.
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

    HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal strongman.
  • Zimbabweans celebrate Robert Mugabe's resignation – video

    Celebrations spread through the streets of Harare after it was announced that the president had resigned. Though some still consider Mugabe a hero of the liberation struggle, many more revile him as a dictator prepared to sacrifice the economic wellbeing of 16 million people to remain in power • Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe Continue reading...

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  • A look at Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's long rule

    Africa has been riveted by the drama that led to longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power. He had resisted growing calls to step down after the military put him under house arrest a week ago. Many across the continent have known no other leader of the...

    ABC News
  • Figure known as 'Crocodile' set to replace Zimbabwe's Mugabe

    Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and now poised to take over as the country's president within hours, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, the newly resigned President Robert Mugabe. ...

    ABC News
  • WATCH: Zimbabweans celebrate Mugabe resignation

    Robert Mugabe resigned as the leader of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power, according to a statement read by the speaker of the country's parliament.

    ABC News
  • From liberation fighter to deposed leader – Robert Mugabe's life in pictures

    Mugabe, who stood down on Tuesday, had been in power since April 1980, when the country previously known as Rhodesia was renamed Zimbabwe. Mugabe was credited with freeing Zimbabwe from colonialism and white minority rule but had faced years of criticism for building a dictatorship and mismanaging the economyRobert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe Continue reading...

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  • Celebrations erupt in Zimbabwean parliament as Mugabe resigns – video

    Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, the speaker of the country’s parliament has said. The announcement came during a hearing to impeach Mugabe, after a military takeover last week. A letter submitted to parliament by Mugabe said his decision to resign was voluntary • Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe Continue reading...

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