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EU Resumes Direct Aid To Zimbabwe After A Decade Of Sanctions

AFRICANGLOBE - The European Union has given Zimbabwe 234 million euros ($267 million), it said on Monday, the first time the bloc has given financial aid to the southern African nation's government since imposing sanctions in 2002.

Why The Fuss Over Robert Mugabe?

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite the calm beginnings to Mugabe's year-long tenure as the head of the African Union, his new role has been interpreted as deliberate nose-thumbing at the West by large sections of the western media. Sections of the African media, meanwhile, have presented Mugabe's role as a great victory for the continent and a further step in its total liberation, economic as well as political.

Mugabe: Not My Business What West Think Of My New AU...

AFRICANGLOBE - The newly elected Chair of the African Union, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, said it is not his business what the West thinks of his election to his new role. The President said it is up to them to do what they chose to do.

Heroes Welcome For Robert Mugabe In Zambia

AFRICANGLOBE - President Mugabe received a hero’s reception at the inauguration of Zambia’s sixth President Edgar Lungu at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka yesterday. At the inauguration, more than 40,000 Zambians gave President Mugabe an uproarious welcome.

Mugabe Sacks Vice President, Ministers In Zimbabwe Purge

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe’s vice president, once seen as Robert Mugabe’s heir apparent, has been fired along with eight cabinet allies, the government said Tuesday as the veteran leader purged his rivals. As the head of state sought to quell infighting over his successor, the chief secretary to the cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, said in a terse statement that Joice Mujuru had been fired.

Zimbabwe: Plot To Assassinate Robert Mugabe?

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwe's state-owned newspaper 'The Sunday Mail' has reported that the Vice President Joice Mujuru was at the centre of a plot to assassinate President Mugabe. The story claims further that a Cabinet minister who is Joice Mujuru's ally "made contingencies for such a scenario during recent meetings with potential hitmen in South Africa and Israel."

18 Things You Didn’t Know About Robert Mugabe

AFRICANGLOBE - Robert Mugabe, 89, is undoubtedly a revered figure, but many are familiar only with the details of his most public life. Both his childhood and adult life are filled with surprises, many of which influenced decisions during his numerous terms as Zimbabwe’s president.

Robert Mugabe Is The World’s Poorest President?

AFRICANGLOBE - Contrary to western media claims that President Robert Mugabe is a billionaire, having creamed off the country's coffers over the 34 years he has led Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwean leader is actually the world's poorest president...

Call For Africa To Beneficiate Its Minerals

AFRICANGLOBE - The beneficiation of minerals took centre stage on Sunday, with incoming SADC chairperson and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe saying the SADC's goal to drive short- and long-term economic growth would be realised only if the region beneficiated its minerals.

President Mugabe Urges Southern Africa To Reduce Dependence On Aid

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday urged southern Africa to reduce its dependence on foreign aid and to make better use of its natural resources such as minerals and land. President Mugabe was speaking at the opening of a two-day summit of the 15-member Southern African Development Community in Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls tourist resort.

Zimbabweans Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk Of The Truly Free

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabweans are 300 years ahead of South Africans. They have their country back, while South Africans are landless, unemployed squatters crammed in townships with no hope, despite having the best constitution on earth. We continue to refuse to learn from Zimbabwe at our own peril.

Who Cares: Robert Mugabe Not Invited To U.S. Summit

AFRICANGLOBE - African leaders are facing a dilemma over whether to boycott a landmark US-Africa summit next month in solidarity with President Robert Mugabe who has been snubbed by President Barack Obama.

Leadership: President Mugabe Has Shown Us The Way

AFRICANGLOBE - President Mugabe has once again spelt out the hallmarks of good leadership, defining what it takes to be a good leader and what his or her responsibilities are. These are nuggets that people should bear in mind as they elect leaders at any given time, and words of wisdom that should also be taken into consideration by men and women who aspire to lead at whatever level.

Britain Admits To Lying About Seizing Illicit Assets From Mugabe

AFRICANGLOBE - Former South African president Thabo Mbeki, revealed that Britain had “frozen” non-existent assets and that the then British prime minister, Tony Blair, had in 2000 exerted pressure on South Africa in a bid to establish a military base to attack Zimbabwe and depose President Mugabe.

Defence Minister To Succeed President Mugabe?

AFRICANGLOBE - Insiders close to the race to succeed the President Robert Mugabe revealed that Robert Mugabe was nurturing his defence minister to take over the reins when he retires from office probably before the 2018 presidential election.

African States Taking Cue From Zimbabwe’s Policies

AFRICANGLOBE - Political parties championing resource nationalism are gaining popularity in Africa’s body politic. Resource nationalism, analysts say, is finding currency among Africans who do not have much to show despite decades of independence.