Choice of Mugabe as goodwill WHO envoy shocks
22 October 2017 | 10:30 am
The appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been denounced by human rights groups.
22 Feb 2017
President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is in the spotlight after celebrating his 93rd birthday.
18 Nov 2017
Military pressures Robert Mugabe to step down, Macron mediates Lebanon crisis.
22 Jan 2019
Unrest over a sharp increase in fuel prices had got so bad that Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short an investment-seeking trip to Europe. He promised to investigate "unacceptable" violence by security forces.
10 Apr 2019
As millions of fans around the world anticipate the premiere of the final season of the hit HBO show, Game of Thrones, the Danish actor and UN Goodwill ambassador who stars as Jamie Lannister paid a visit to Rwanda to spread awareness and support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the country.
7 Sep 2019
Zimbabwe’s commitments to respecting and upholding rights are under scrutiny as critics of the government are increasingly abducted and tortured. Such practices were common during the reign of Robert Mugabe.
6 Sep 2019
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on his official Twitter account on Friday.
7 Sep 2019
World leaders continue to send in their condolences after the death of Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe at 95. The longtime leader ruled Zimbabwe for 37years before he was forcefully edged out in 2017. Here are some of his memorable pictures during his lifetime.
10 Sep 2019
Zimbabwe's youth felt betrayed by the greed of Robert Mugabe and his generation. The former autocrat may be dead, but there are those in government who carry on his legacy, Blessing Vava writes in this guest commentary.
17 Sep 2019
Robert Mugabe's burial delayed by 30 days
16 Sep 2019
African leaders have gathered for the state funeral of Robert Mugabe. After a week of dispute, Mugabe's family and Zimbabwean officials agreed the divisive former leader will be buried at a national heroes' cemetery.
27 Sep 2019
Zimbabwean journalist, Zenzele says Fmr President Mugabe's funeral came with a lot of mixed reactions from the people of Zimbabwe. While some were sad and confused, others took it as life as usual as most didn't like him, they went about their business as usual but it was a great turnout for most African leaders.
28 Sep 2019
Zimbabwe's heroes have traditionally been buried at Harare's National Heroes Acre. But after much wrangling between the government and Robert Mugabe's family, the former leader is now set to be buried at his rural home.
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