Why Robert Mugabe just shouted “We are not gays” in his UN speech

Why Robert Mugabe just shouted “We are not gays” in his UN speech

  Robert Mugabe, the 91-year-old leader of Zimbabwe, deviated slightly from his prepared remarks, during his Monday evening address to the United Nations General Assembly, to do something that he does frequently: slur against homosexuality. “We are not gays,” he shouted. And it’s worse than it sounds. Mugabe made the

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Who Will Lead Zimbabwe When Robert Mugabe Finally Cedes Power?

Who Will Lead Zimbabwe When Robert Mugabe Finally Cedes Power?

  On a Friday afternoon in the leafy northern suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, white, sunbaked former farmers gather at the Tin Cup restaurant for a lunch of barbecued ribs and cold Castle lagers, and to talk about the good old days. The owner, Leith Bray, was run off his

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe fires deputy, seven ministers

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe fires deputy, seven ministers

  Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has fired his deputy, Joice Mujuru, and seven government ministers, his cabinet secretary said on Tuesday, in the latest twist in a power struggle over the choice of his successor. The move took place days after Mugabe, 90, publicly rebuked Mujuru, who was seen just

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Mugabe’s wife ‘feeling pinch’ of Zimbabwe’s economic woes

Mugabe’s wife ‘feeling pinch’ of Zimbabwe’s economic woes

  The wife of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe complained on Wednesday that the cash-strapped country’s economic woes were damaging her dairy business. “I manufacture yoghurt but no one buys it,” Grace Mugabe told supporters at a rally in the capital Harare. “You can’t even find a person who can buy

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Birth of a Mugabe dynasty in Zimbabwe?

Birth of a Mugabe dynasty in Zimbabwe?

  The birth of a dynasty is not an easy thing to predict. But many Zimbabweans now seem preoccupied by the tantalising possibility that the Mugabes are seeking to join the list – admittedly a shrinking list – of families who have managed to pass the reins of power across

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