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Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies

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Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe who was ousted in a military coup after 37 years, has died.The 95-year-old had ruled Zimbabwe, a former British colony, from 1980 and was the world's oldest head of state before his dramatic exit two years ago. He is believed to have died in Singapore where he had often received treatment in recent years. Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace (2/2)— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) September 6, 2019 President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced his predecessor's death on Twitter, describing him
Zimbabwe leader: 'Heads will roll' after protesters tortured

Zimbabwe leader: 'Heads will roll' after protesters tortured

World
Zimbabwe's president has vowed "heads will roll" if he finds wrongdoing by security forces after a brutal crackdown on protesters in the African country. Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will investigate reports of violence against demonstrators after the country's human rights commission said they were "systematically tortured".Human rights groups say at least a dozen people were killed amid protests over a steep rise in fuel prices, prompting fears that Zimbabwe is sliding back into authoritarian rule. Image: Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short an overseas trip after the unrest Image: Zimbabwe's capital Harare has seen violent protests in recent days Police have so far...
The 'painted wolves' of Zimbabwe

The 'painted wolves' of Zimbabwe

Science
They are stunning; there's no question. And the name, "painted wolves", seems so apt.Their dappled tan and black fur, shot through with flashes of white, dazzles in the sunlight. You're going to become very familiar with these creatures; you may even fall in love with them, because they will feature in David Attenborough's new blockbuster TV series, Dynasties. The BBC spent months filming the endangered African wild dogs of Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, and wildlife photographer Nick Dyer says viewers will be enthralled by the result. The former London fund manager and marketing executive now dedicates his time and his camera to promoting the animals' conservati...
President Mnangagwa 'humbled' to win Zimbabwe election

President Mnangagwa 'humbled' to win Zimbabwe election

World
Incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe's disputed presidential poll, according to the country's electoral commission. With all 10 provinces declared, the current president and Zanu-PF leader gained 2.46 million votes (50.8%) against 2.15 million (44.3%) for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.The election is the first since dictator Robert Mugabe resigned last year following a coup, ending 30 years of leadership.Both sides in the election had claimed victory before the official announcement, with the aftermath of polling day on Monday marred by deadly protests and clashes that have left six people dead and 14 injured. Thank you Zimbabwe!I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe.Though we may have been divided at ...