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Stop Blaming Mugabe's Wife for Mugabe's Actions

Writer argues it's a simplistic, misogynistic narrative

(Newser) - A common narrative has emerged in the wake of Robert Mugabe's ouster in Zimbabwe: His undoing can be blamed on wife Grace's greedy grab for power. Actually, this narrative is being cast as a "tale of two wives," writes Zimbabwe-born novelist Panashe Chigumadzi in a Washington ... More »

'The Crocodile' Will Replace World's Oldest Head of State

Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, recently fired VP Emmerson Mnangagwa will take his place

(Newser) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says he is resigning immediately and voluntarily in order to have a "smooth transfer of power" after 37 years in charge. The news came via a letter that was read out to a cheering, dancing parliament, which had been pursuing impeachment of the 93-year-old... More »

He Was Set to Resign. Then Plans Changed

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe flipped the script; military appears to be leaning toward impeachment

(Newser) - Robert Mugabe, already known as the Energizer Bunny of southern African strongman leaders, stunned Zimbabwe Sunday by failing to deliver a widely expected resignation . Instead, the 93-year-old, speaking after his own ZANU-PF party fired him as leader, promised to preside over a party congress set for next month, Reuters reports.... More »

Mugabe Booted as Party Chief, Wife Gets 'Forever' Ban

Embattled Zimbabwe leader is under pressure to resign

(Newser) - A Zimbabwe ruling party official confirms that the Central Committee has fired President Robert Mugabe as party leader and replaced him with the recently dismissed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The emergency meeting also has recalled first lady Grace Mugabe as head of the women's league "forever." The... More »

In Cap and Gown, Mugabe Makes Public Appearance

It could be his last outing as president

(Newser) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since a military takeover , attending a university graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare Friday. Clad in academic gown and hat, Mugabe walked slowly in a procession on a red carpet to a podium as a marching band played. Once on... More »

Mugabe Urged to Leave Peacefully

His next stop might be Singapore

(Newser) - Zimbabweans faced another day of uncertainty Thursday amid quiet talks to resolve the country's turmoil and the likely end of President Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule. Seizing on the political limbo, a range of voices urged Mugabe to step aside and for the country to transition into free and... More »

Zimbabwe First Lady May Have Caused Possible Coup

Grace Mugabe maybe overplayed her hand by ousting vice president last week

(Newser) - In a possible coup , the Zimbabwe military put the 93-year-old leader of the country, Robert Mugabe, under house arrest Wednesday, effectively ending his 37 years of control. The New York Times reports the apparent military takeover may have been the result of Mugabe's 52-year-old wife, Grace Mugabe, overplaying her... More »

Zimbabwe Military Says Mugabe in Custody

US citizens told to 'shelter in place' amid crisis

(Newser) - Time may have finally run out for Robert Mugabe after 37 years ruling Zimbabwe: The military has seized control and says he is "safe and sound" in their custody. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says he spoke to the 93-year-old leader Wednesday and he said he was doing... More »

Zimbabwe Army Seizes Control of Capital

'This is not a military takeover,' they say

(Newser) - In an extraordinary statement after taking over the state broadcaster during a night of unrest, Zimbabwe's army said early Wednesday it was only targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe, and sought to reassure the country that "this is not a military takeover." Mugabe and his wife,... More »

Zimbabwe's First Lady Accused of Assaulting 20-Year-Old

Gabriella Engels claims Grace Mugabe beat her with an extension cord

(Newser) - The wife of Zimbabwe's president handed herself over to police in South Africa on Tuesday after being accused of assaulting a young woman Sunday night at an upscale Johannesburg hotel, South Africa's police minister said. Grace Mugabe was due to appear in court Tuesday afternoon, local news outlet... More »

Mugabe's Wife Has Plans for Husband's Corpse to Lead

She says Mugabe, 92, should run for president even if he's dead

(Newser) - Dictators have a notoriously firm grasp on power, but this is ridiculous. The AP reports the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe—who turns 93 next week—says he should still run for president even if he dies before the next election. "If God decides to take him, then... More »

Nestle Scraps Milk Deal With Mugabe Farms

Critics threatened company boycott over 'blood milk'

(Newser) - Nestle will stop buying milk from Zimbabwean farms seized by the wife of Robert Mugabe after human rights advocates called for an international boycott of the Swiss conglomerate's products. The leader of a South African right group tells the Telegraph he's happy Nestle was giving up "blood milk."... More »

Nestle Buys Milk From Farms Mugabe Seized

Zimbabwean leader's wife sells 265K gallons a year to food giant

(Newser) - Nestle is buying up to 265,000 gallons of milk a year from a Zimbabwean farm seized from white landowners and now owned by the wife of Robert Mugabe. Grace Mugabe has taken over at least six of the country's most valuable farms, reports the Telegraph. As a Swiss company,... More »

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