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Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman, has died of coronavirus.

American playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus

Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Zimbabweans sharply divided in mourning for hero-turned-despot Robert Mugabe

Zimbabweans entered a first full day of national mourning on Saturday, divided over the legacy of Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled the country for 37 years.
Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga

Report: Zimbabwe’s VP airlifted to SA for emergency medical treatment

Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has again been airlifted to a South African hospital for emergency medical treatment after his health had deteriorated over the weekend.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa tells graduates to create own jobs

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly told more than 3 000 graduates last week to create their own jobs or "risk sinking into oblivion" as formal job opportunities continued to shrink.
Ambassador Brian Nichols

Zimbabwe: We’ll lift sanctions if 2013 constitution is implemented – US

A United States official in Zimbabwe has reportedly said sanctions against the southern African country could be lifted if the landlocked nation strictly adhered to its 2013 constitution.
Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe ahead of his press conference at his Blue Roof Residence in Harare. Clement Manyathela-EWN.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe accepts Emmerson Mnangagwa as president

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe has said he now accepts President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the country’s legitimate leader after initially accusing him of leading a “disgraceful” de facto coup that ended his near four-decades rule in 2017.
Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga

Report: Man who crashed into Zimbabwean VP’s motorcade ‘may face assassination attempt charge’

A 30-year-old unlicenced taxi driver who allegedly crashed into Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s motorcade over the weekend is reportedly likely going to face a serious charge of attempted assassination.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Mnangagwa: Robert Mugabe will only get to keep one farm

Former president Robert Mugabe will only be allowed to keep one farm in line with the government’s land policies, President Emmerson Mnangagwa says.
At least five suspects have been arrested when they allegedly tried to leave Zimbabwe with at least $4m and 98kg of gold stashed in suitcases this week, a report says.

Report: Zimbabwe police arrest 5 suspects in $4 million, 98kg gold haul

At least five suspects have been arrested when they allegedly tried to leave Zimbabwe with at least $4m and 98kg of gold stashed in suitcases this week, a report says.

President Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe ‘on track to regain its bread basket status’

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said that his country is doing well in regaining its breadbasket status, following the introduction of the command agriculture over the past two years.

Robert Mugabe: President Mnangagwa ‘never invited me to attend Independence celebrations’

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, 94, has reportedly denied reports that he rejected an invitation from President Emmerson Mnangagwa to attend this year's Independence celebrations.

Constantino Chiwenga: Robert Mugabe ‘failed to take Zimbabwe to the land of milk and...

Zimbabwe's vice president, Constantino Chiwenga, has reportedly taken a swipe at former president Robert Mugabe, describing him as the biblical Moses who led the Israelites out of Egypt but failed to lead them to the "land of milk and honey".

Report: Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa rejects presidential debate

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's spokesperson has reportedly said that the veteran politician would not be drawn into a public presidential debate with his rival Nelson Chamisa ahead of a crunch election this year.

Report: Zimbabwean parliament to honour Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Zimbabwe's parliament is planning to honour freedom fighter Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who died in Johannesburg on Monday, according to a report.

Grace Mugabe’s farm invaded by Zimbabwe gold diggers

Illegal workers have invaded the farm of former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe to mine for gold.

Grace Mugabe: It was me who convinced my husband to resign

Former first lady Grace Mugabe says she convinced her husband to stand down after last year’s military takeover when he was determined not to, it has emerged.

Robert Mugabe rejects mini-birthday party offer by Zanu-PF youth – report

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe reportedly rejected a mini-birthday party that had been organised for him by the Zanu-PF youth league this week.

Robert Mugabe flies to Singapore for medical checks

Former president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office in November, a state security official said on Tuesday.

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