With Mugabe gone, is 2018 the year for Zimbabwe’s tourism revival?

“We’re very positive about the future of Zimbabwe’s tourism, particularly in the wake of the new President announcing his commitment to the conservation and protection of the country’s natural resources,” GPC’s Zimbabwe ambassador, Shelley Cox, tells me. And in May 2018, GPC will offer a six-day journey across the Zambezi Valley, combining Mana Pools with […]

Golden handshake: Mugabe family reportedly offered $10mn payoff & legal immunity

Published time: 26 Nov, 2017 00:09 Cash-strapped Zimbabwe has reportedly offered a $ 10 million payout to deposed President Robert Mugabe, while his wife will receive a generous pension after his death, and his children’s businesses won’t be touched by the incoming administration. “The government will give him a $ 5 million lump sum and […]

Robert and Grace Mugabe reportedly granted immunity

Thomson Reuters Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, and his wife Grace Mugabe, have reportedly been granted immunity. Mugabe resigned earlier this week after the army seized power and the country’s ruling party, that Mugabe helped form decades ago, turned against him. Mugabe oversaw the crash of Zimbabwe’s economy while his wife maintained a lavish lifestyle. […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe has passed the deadline for willingly leaving office — and now he must be impeached

Thomson Reuters Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe has ingored a deadline set for him by his own party and refused to resign, so now he must be removed from power. Mugabe was expected to resign in a televized address on Sunday Night, but he refused. Impeachment will take some time, and some in the party have […]

In a puzzling national address, 93-year-old Robert Mugabe doesn’t stand down as Zimbabwe’s president after dramatic military coup

Thomson Reuters Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe’s president, sources told Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. The decision came after a de facto, dramatic military coup last week. Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence from Britain in 1980, was replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy […]

Zimbabwe's Mugabe defies expectations of resignation in address to nation

Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 19:36 Edited time: 19 Nov, 2017 20:24 Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has shocked expectations that he would resign by pledging to remain on as leader of his ZANU-PF party in an address to the nation. That despite the party removing him as leader earlier in the day. The party’s Central […]

‘Sickening’: Rights groups slam WHO for appointing Zimbabwe’s Mugabe a goodwill ambassador

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) decision to name Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” has been met with condemnation by human rights and medical groups. The 93-year-old Zimbabwean leader was given the position, which is bestowed on personalities who highlight “important health issues,” at a WHO conference on noncommunicable diseases (NCD) in Montevideo, Uruguay. […]