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Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe from its independence in 1980 after British colonial rule until 2017.
Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died Friday at age 95, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule.
Loved and hated in almost equal measure by Zimbabweans, the former teacher was best known for leading Zimbabwe to independence, his controversial land reform programme, his hatred of any political opposition and his very glamorous young wife Grace.
A senior official of Zimbabwe's main opposition party has been arrested for failing to stop an outlawed protest, the party said Friday.
Opposition mass protests against deepening economic problems in Zimbabwe were called off on Friday after a court upheld an 11th hour ban imposed by the police.
Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he has returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism.
A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using "systematic torture" in a crackdown on protests.
One person was killed and over 200 arrested during protests in Harare over fuel price hike and worsening economic conditions, Zimbabwe’s security minister, Owen Ncube, has said.
Zimbabweans reacted with outrage Sunday to a sharp rise in the price of fuel announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a move to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst gasoline shortages in a decade.
Former president Kgalema Motlanthe - who headed the post election violence probe in Zimbabwe - has reportedly offered to mediate between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa in attempts to remedy a political impasse in that country.
Zimbabwe's opposition leader distanced his party Monday from post-election protests on August 1 in which six people were killed and several others wounded after soldiers opened fire.
Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections.
The Surulere Police Station on Wednesday received an information that one Kehinde Muse, 25, of No 56, Modele Street drank a substance suspected to be sniper.
Following the suspension of Mrs Winfred Oyo-Ita, by President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, on Thursday assumed duty as Acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
The police in Ogun State have arrested a 43-year-old man, Oluwole Bamidele, for allegedly raping a six-year-old daughter of his neighbour.
Members of the Board of Trustees, BOT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday publicly disagreed over the report of the committee set up to look into the circumstances that led to the emergence of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives against the directive of the party.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Islamic cleric, says former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria.
The Secretary to the Kogi State Government (SSG), Mrs Folashade Ayoade-Arike, on Monday entered the witness box to testify at the panel hearing investigating allegations of gross misconduct against the deputy governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba.
The Inspector General of Police Abubakar Mohammed Adamu has expressed preference for the adoption of community police as against the clamour for state police.
The Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Saturday observed a minute silence in honor of their members who died in their quest for a sovereign state.g
Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday, where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda, Reuters reported.
Algerian authorities have arrested Fodil Boumala, a prominent opposition activist and anti-government protester, fellow activists and a lawyer said on Thursday.