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# Robert Mugabe

Last year
# 1992
Tony O'Reilly offered newly widowed Robert Mugabe a stay in his estate and a lend of his jet
The businessman’s offer to the former Zimbabwean leader is revealed in newly released State Papers.
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# Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe magistrate rules Mugabe should be reburied
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government wanted Mugabe’s burial to be a public event at the hilltop National Heroes Acre.
# Zimbabwe
Echoes of Mugabe as Zimbabwe President entrenches his power
Emmerson Mnangagwa seized power after a military coup in 2017.
# Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe left $10 million, a farm and two houses - but no will
Mugabe’s daughter disclosed these assets to the High Court after the family had been unable to locate a will.
# Burial
Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe buried at his rural home village
Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital on 6 September, aged 95.
# Robert Mugabe
Traditional beliefs and rituals are fueling tensions over Mugabe's funeral
Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe died on 6 September, aged 95.
# divided legacy
'Bob did his best': Zimbabweans divided as State funeral held for Robert Mugabe
While Mugabe leaves a divided legacy, no expense was spared for his funeral in Harare today.
# Zimbabwe
Body of Robert Mugabe being flown home ahead of funeral in 60,000-seater stadium
Mugabe will lie in state tomorrow and Friday at Rufaro Stadium in Mbare township in Harare.
# decline and fall
Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest
The Zimbabwe leader was viewed as a pariah by the West for decades. Things were different in 1983.
# Robert Mugabe
Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe has died aged 95
Mugabe led Zimbabwe for over 30 years.
# Decision time
Voting closes after high turnout in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election
Officials overseeing the polls said long queues at many polling stations suggested a high turnout nationwide.
# polling day
Mugabe hopes his former party will lose Zimbabwe election
Voters in Zimbabwe are going to the polls today in the country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot.
Emmerson Mnangagwa: 'A changing of the guard or a genuine fresh start for Zimbabwe?'
It’s been like a dream for many people in Zimbabwe who feared that Mugabe would cling to power until his last breath, writes Sarah McCann.
# Legal
Zimbabwe judge rules military action against Robert Mugabe legal
The military stepped in almost two weeks ago after Mugabe’s firing of deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa.
# the crocodile
'The people have spoken' - Zimbabwe has sworn in its new president
Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa takes over from Robert Mugabe who had been in power for 37 years.
# Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe's new president promises 'full democracy' in address to jubilant crowds
Mnangagwa was fired as Mugabe’s deputy earlier this month.
# High Coup
Army appeals for calm as Mugabe faces impeachment test in Zimbabwe
Mugabe seemed to brush aside the turmoil — blithely declaring he would chair a top-level meeting of the party.
# Robert Mugabe
Thousands of protesters turn out in Zimbabwe calling for resignation of Robert Mugabe
The marches will cap an unprecedented week in which generals seized power and put Mugabe under house arrest.
# deposed leader
Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil
Robert Mugabe fired his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa last week but he may still succeed him.
# harare
Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe 'under house arrest' after army seizes control
In the early morning broadcast, the military said that President Robert Mugabe and his family were safe.
# Explainer
A tumultuous 24 hours: What's been happening in Zimbabwe, and what's next
“As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy,” the military said.
# Zimbabwe
Tanks seen heading towards Harare after army chief's warning to Mugabe over 'treacherous shenanigans'
President Robert Mugabe’s decision to fire his vice president has led to political uncertainty.
# Freedom of Speech
US journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Robert Mugabe after calling him 'selfish and sick'
Martha O’Donovan, who works in Zimbabwe, has been remanded in custody.
# go-to-bed eyes
Robert Mugabe isn't falling asleep at events - he's 'just resting his eyes'
“The President cannot suffer bright lights,” a spokesperson said about the 93-year-old.
Priest arrested for predicting 92-year-old Robert Mugabe will die this year
The priest had even given a date.
# Harare Situation
92-year-old Mugabe backed to continue his rule over Zimbabwe
He has led the country for 36 years.
# nice suit
Zimbabwe vendors get creative as Mugabe's job promises disappear
Three piece suits are often the order of the day.
# put em up
92-year-old Robert Mugabe just threatened to punch a journalist
The Zimbabwean President wasn’t okay with discussing his plans for retirement.
# lavish celebrations
Food shortages aren't stopping Mugabe from throwing himself a massive birthday party
The scale of today’s celebrations have attracted controversy in drought-hit Zimbabwe.
# Going Down
Photographers in Zimbabwe forced to delete photos of President Mugabe falling
Mugabe sped off in a limousine after the tumble.
# monthly wage
Mugabe now taking home €2,900 (in a country where the average wage is €300)
The 90-year-old Zimbabwean Presidents said it was important his government “should recognise the hard times at the moment”.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about Jill Meagher, pubs being closed, and disaster at Mount Everest.
# not a fan
Robert Mugabe isn't impressed with Europe's "homosexual nonsense"
The 90-year-old leader of Zimbabwe was strongly critical of Europe during a speech today.
# wags
Meet the women married to the world's biggest despots
Grace Mugabe, Asma al-Assad and all 30 of King Abdullah’s spouses.
# State Papers
Cornflakes and Ribena among foods banned during Mugabe's 1983 visit to Ireland
State papers have revealed Mrs Mugabe’s dietary requirements.
# Zimbabwe
Mugabe tells defeated foe to "go hang"
“If they die, even dogs will not sniff at their corpses” – Robert Mugabe has delivered a blistering public address, his first since the disputed election.
# Zimbabwe
Mugabe faces growing fallout after disputed election win
Robert Mugabe’s rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, denounced the win as “stolen”.
# Zimbabwe
Opposition cries foul as Mugabe claims landslide election victory
Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party claims to have won 61 per cent of the vote, but longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he’ll appeal the result in the courts.
# mugabe
Mugabe's party claims victory as observers question vote
Zimbabwe election observers have said that the country’s Presidential election was “seriously compromised”.
# Robert Mugabe
Photos: Zimbabwe goes to the polls amid fears of vote-rigging
Robert Mugabe has been in power for 33 years, but has promised to step down if he loses this election.