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The U.S. ambassador in Zimbabwe fears the troubled southern African nation will face another stolen election this year because the ruling party appears to have no desire to allow a free and fair vote.
JOHANNESBURG | Speculation about the failing health of Zimbabwe's president has dominated local newspapers for weeks, raising questions about who would succeed the 88-year-old dictator.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe wound up a week of celebrations marking his 88th birthday over the weekend with a lavish gathering, where he urged the nation's youths to shun Western values, homosexuality and greed.
Defense attorneys in Zimbabwe say the case against a man accused of inciting a political uprising on Facebook has collapsed.
The U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe vowed to continue denouncing human rights violations in the southern African nation but offered some soothing words to autocratic President Robert Mugabe and his thuggish political party.
Hundreds of skeletons found in a remote mine shaft have brought a macabre thrust to election campaigning in Zimbabwe. But the presence of some corpses still with skin, hair and body fluids has raised doubts over claims that white colonial-era troops committed the massacres more than 30 years ago.
A U.S.-flagged cargo ship and its load of American food aid for Africa has been delayed for weeks in Angola because of questions about ammunition for Kenya it also was carrying, the U.S. said Wednesday.
Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe will "cling to power" for as long as possible, and a popular revolt against him would result in a bloodbath, according to a former U.S. ambassador to the southern African nation that Mr. Mugabe has ruined through disastrous economic and racial policies since 1980.
The lawyer for a military commander who flew Queen Elizabeth II and other dignitaries around Canada said Thursday his client will plead guilty to murder, sexual assaults and dozens of breaking and entering charges.
A South African pop group known for its World Cup collaboration with Shakira has been barred from performing in neighboring Zimbabwe after releasing a video depicting President Robert Mugabe as a chicken, band members said Monday.
Clashes in Mogadishu pitting Islamist insurgents against Somali government troops backed by African Union forces have killed at least 17 civilians, medics said Wednesday.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — President Robert Mugabe threatened yesterday to expel the U.S. ambassador for providing advice to the opposition in the upcoming presidential runoff.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (Agence France-Presse) — Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai arrived home Saturday after a six-week absence vowing to end the near three-decade rule of veteran President Robert Mugabe in next month's election.
President Robert Mugabe threatened today to expel the U.S. ambassador for providing advice to the opposition opponent in the upcoming presidential runoff. Updated 12:15 p.m.
Mr. Tsvangirai has said there should be no vote until 2013 in order to allow changes to the constitution that currently gives Mr. Mugabe direct control of security forces and the secret police.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the former opposition leader, immediately urged the nation to ignore Mr. Kasukuwere and said the empowerment laws do not allow him to "unilaterally nationalize private entities."