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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Zimbabwe

All time
# buying time
Robert Mugabe remains defiant in face of mounting pressure to step down
The talks in Harare came after soldiers put Mugabe under house arrest and took over state TV.
# 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.
# mugged off
'Bizarre and offensive': Simon Harris weighs in on the Robert Mugabe controversy
Mugabe’s appointment was condemned by a number of officials..
# Grace Mugabe
Robert Mugabe's wife wants diplomatic immunity after being accused of attacking model
Gabriella Engels, aged 20, said she had been attacked with an electrical extension cord.
# trophy hunts
Cecil the lion's son Xanda shot dead in Zimbabwe trophy hunt
Cecil’s killing sparked international outcry in 2015.
# 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.
# Zimbabwe
DNA tests confirm remains of missing South African hunter 'found in crocodiles'
Scott Van Zyl went missing during a hunting expedition last week.
# sticking around
Liverpool's Mane stars as Senegal progress in Africa Cup of Nations
Saint-Etienne’s Henri Saivet was also on target as Zimbabwe were easily beaten.
# PREDICTION
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.
# flawed charges
Zimbabwe drops charges against hunter of Cecil the lion
Cecil the lion was killed for sport by a US dentist in 2015, which enraged people around the world.
# nice suit
Zimbabwe vendors get creative as Mugabe's job promises disappear
Three piece suits are often the order of the day.
# LOCKING HORNS
Head of Zimbabwe wildlife authority suspended after rhino horns go missing
The rhino horns were being stored in secure vaults.
# 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.
# another cecil
'Win a lion' and kill it if you want to: Conservation raffle sparks criticism
One charity described it as ‘appalling’.
# too hot
Uproar in Zimbabwe as this year's Mister Ugly deemed too handsome
Supporters of the favourite in the event mobbed the judges after hearing their decision.
# elephant hunt
A hunter has shot the biggest elephant killed in Africa for almost 30 years
A German national paid the equivalent of €53,000 for a permit to land the bull elephant.
# Off the hook
Lion-killing dentist who shot Cecil will NOT be facing charges
Zimbabwe had said previously that they would seek to extradite Walter Palmer.
# trophy hunting
Dentist who killed Cecil the lion returns to work amid angry protest scenes
A group of protesters gathered outside his office.
# Cheeky
Watch: Elephant sneaks up on Irish tourist and knocks him over
The elephant is said to have been startled as it had bad eyesight and only spotted the men at the last minute.
# Cecil
Dentist who shot Cecil questions 'level of humanity' of his critics
The dentist defended his actions in his first ever interview.
# Camp Hwange
Guide mauled to death at park where Cecil the lion was killed
The guide was showing a group of tourists around the reserve.
# good news
'A case of mistaken identity': Jericho the lion was NOT killed
He’s also not technically Cecil’s brother.
# cecil the lion
Arnold Schwarzenegger has something to say to the man who shot Cecil
Zimbabwe has called for dentist Walter Palmer to be extradited from the United States.
# sorry but
Dentist who shot Cecil didn't know the lion was a "known, local favourite"
Two men are due in court on poaching charges related to the lion’s death.
# absolute bargain
Zimbabwe is now exchanging 40 US cents for $100,000,000,000,000
“I used it as garden manure. Why would I have kept that dirt?”
# Athy
Fundraising drive to send home body of man who went missing from Kildare
Father-of-two Michael Anesu Nhema went missing on 14 April.
# Kildare
Gardaí locate body of man missing from Athy
His car was found at Raheen Car Park in Bray three days after he disappeared.
# wednesday
We'll Leave it There So: Dodging Bullets wins at Cheltenham, Zimbabwe apologise and all today's sport
Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that former Man United manager Alex Ferguson is bringing out another book.
# Unacceptable
Zimbabwe apologise to Mooney and Ireland over 'alcoholic' newspaper article
Captain Brendan Taylor has said sorry for the piece, which was published in the Zimbabwe Herald.
# Attack
'Alcoholic dumped us out of World Cup' claims state-owned Zimbabwe paper
It’s fair to say they haven’t taken defeat well.
# Backing Green
Zimbabwe captain refuses to blame Mooney for controversial dismissal
‘You’ve take his word for it,’ said Brendan Taylor after Ireland’s Cricket World Cup win.
# COYBIG
Ireland hold their nerve in another nail-biter to boost chances of reaching quarter-finals
Alex Cusack was the hero as he took two wickets in the final over.
# Squeaky Bum Time
Stakes couldn't be higher for Ireland as race for quarter-finals hots up
It’s not quite make-or-break yet but the significance of tonight’s game against Zimbabwe cannot be understated.
# Zimbabwe
Elephants were slaughtered as part of Robert Mugabe's million dollar 91st birthday bash
The lavish celebration has been slammed by the opposition as “obscene”.
# Zimbabwe
Woman jailed over death of baby after stuffing him in drawer 'for crying too much'
She went to watch television and when she checked on the baby after three hours he was dead.