HARARE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday threatened to act against companies from Western countries that have imposed sanctions on his party over suspected election...
As Martin Armstrong exclaims, Obama is out of control. According to NewZimbabwe.com, Washington has said it will accelerate sanctions imposed against Harare in 2003, due to the Robert Mugabe-led government's closer ties with Russia over the US$3 billion Darwendale platinum project.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe turns 91 on Saturday, with his supporters saying they will back him to run his full term until 2018 and beyond despite nagging questions about his health and an economy that is crumbling under his watch.
Mugabe’s recent fall at Harare Airport fuelled renewed speculation that old age is catching up with the man who has led Zimbabwe since independence in 1980. The spry Mugabe, however, succeeded in breaking his fall and apparently was not injured. His officials say he is in good health.
MASVINGO — The lavish annual birthday parties for President Robert G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe, who has been in power since the country gained independence in 1980, have been a stage from which he has swatted away challengers and secured his larger-than-life hold on his nation.
“Mugabe’s birthday,” a state-run newspaper proclaimed this month, “is like that of Jesus Christ.”
Johannesburg — Robert Mugabe’s wife has “staked her claim” to power by presenting herself as a wise adviser to Zimbabwe’s vice-presidents while the faculties of her 91-year-old husband decline.
Grace Mugabe, 49, said she is working closely with the president’s two deputies, adding that both “take notes” while listening to her views on “developmental issues”.
Her words were interpreted as a bid for power after the death or retirement of her husband.
The deputy president of Zimbabwe has been linked to a plot to assassinate Robert Mugabe, according to a report in a state-run newspaper.
Joice Mujuru, 59, the vice-president and one of two frontrunners to succeed the 90-year-old president, was “at the centre” of the plan led by two of her allies in the party, according to The Sunday Mail, which is widely seen as a mouthpiece for Mr. Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party.
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai called Wednesday’s presidential and parliamentary vote a “sham election” and said the results may threaten stability in the southern African nation.
“This election has been a huge farce,” he told reporters today in Harare, the capital. “The shoddy manner in which it was conducted and the consequent illegitimacy of the result will plunge this country into a serious crisis.”