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figure known as 'crocodile' could replace zimbabwe president


emmerson mnangagwa, elected sunday as the new leader of zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's president, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, president robert mugabe.






figure known as ‘crocodile’ set to replace zimbabwe’s mugabe


johannesburg (ap) — emmerson mnangagwa, elected as the new leader of zimbabwe’s ruling political party and now poised to take over as the country’s president within hours, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, the newly resigned president robert mugabe. mnangagwa served for decades as mugabe’s enforcer […]






new zimbabwe leader could be enforcer known as the crocodile


emmerson mnangagwa, elected sunday as the new leader of zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, president robert mugabe.






new zimbabwe leader could be enforcer known as the crocodile


johannesburg (ap) — emmerson mnangagwa, elected sunday as the new leader of zimbabwe’s ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country’s leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, president robert mugabe. mnangagwa served for decades as mugabe’s enforcer — a role that gave […]






crocodile attacks aussie teen who jumped into river on dare


an australian teen who was attacked by a crocodile after jumping into a crocodile-infested river on a dare was recovering from serious wounds to his arm, officials said monday, as authorities recovered the body of another man who also may have been attacked by a crocodile in nearby waters.






crocodile attacks aussie teen who jumped into river on dare


an australian teen who was attacked by a crocodile after jumping into a crocodile-infested river on a dare was recovering from serious wounds to his arm, officials said monday, as authorities recovered the body of another man who also may have been attacked by a crocodile in nearby waters.






crocodile attacks aussie teen who jumped into river on dare


brisbane, australia (ap) — an australian teen who was attacked by a crocodile after jumping into a crocodile-infested river on a dare was recovering from serious wounds to his arm, officials said monday, as authorities recovered the body of another man who also may have been attacked by a crocodile in nearby waters. lee de […]






zimbabwe's mugabe expected to resign as president after ruling party fires him


zimbabwe president robert mugabe was expected to resign sunday after the ruling party sacked him as leader and threatened to impeach him if he did not leave office by noon monday. the zanu-pf party met sunday in harare and voted to remove mugabe and replace him with the vice president he dismissed...






could mnangagwa be zimbabwe's comeback crocodile?


mugabe refuses to step down, but increasing internal calls could see former pm mnangagwa back to the helm of power.






zimbabwe military says progress in talks for mugabe’s exit


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe’s military says it is continuing talks with president robert mugabe for his departure while it pursues those who were close to the leader and his wife. zimbabwe state media reported friday morning a military statement saying talks with mugabe “on the way forward” are ongoing. the zimbabwe defense forces said […]






at 93 years old, zimbabwe’s mugabe remains a jet-setter


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe’s 93-year-old leader might be slowing down, but his busy foreign travels have led the opposition to call him the “non-resident president.” president robert mugabe has visited singapore, ghana, swaziland and mauritius in the past three weeks alone. at times he stops over in zimbabwe’s capital, harare, for just a night […]






zimbabwe’s mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018 polls


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwean president robert mugabe, who turned 93 years old on tuesday, described his wife grace, an increasingly political figure, as “fireworks” because of her feisty remarks in his defense. a large celebration is scheduled for saturday in tribute to mugabe, who has ruled since independence from white minority rule in 1980. […]






zimbabwe president mugabe resigns for “smooth transfer of power”


harare, zimbabwe -- 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.






zimbabwe army chief criticizes infighting in ruling party


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe’s army commander monday criticized the instability in the country’s ruling party caused by president robert mugabe who last week fired a vice president. zimbabwe defense forces commander constantine chiwenga issued a written statement, days after mugabe fired vice president emmerson mnangagwa, who was widely backed by the army and was […]






zimbabwe’s mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018 polls


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwean president robert mugabe has described his wife grace, an increasingly political figure, as “fireworks” in an interview marking his 93rd birthday. while the leader’s birthday is tuesday, a large celebration is scheduled for saturday in tribute to mugabe, who has ruled since independence from white minority rule in 1980. grace […]






after 37 years, robert mugabe resigns as zimbabwe's president, ending impeachmen


zimbabwe's robert mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. "my decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of zimbabwe and my desire...






crocodile suspected in death of uk reporter in sri lanka


sri lankan navy divers on friday found the body of a british journalist who is believed to have been attacked by a crocodile while holidaying with friends on an eastern beach.






at 93 years old, zimbabwe's mugabe remains a jet-setter


zimbabwe's 93-year-old leader might be slowing down, but his busy foreign travels have led the opposition to call him the "non-resident president."






zimbabwe's mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018 polls


zimbabwean president robert mugabe has described his wife grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" in an interview marking his 93rd birthday.






zimbabwe’s president robert mugabe to appear on state-run television amid pressu


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe’s president robert mugabe to appear on state-run television amid pressure to resign.






zimbabwe’s president robert mugabe begins speaking on state television on resign


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe’s president robert mugabe begins speaking on state television on resignation.






zimbabwe’s military says it is continuing talks with president robert mugabe for


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe’s military says it is continuing talks with president robert mugabe for his exit while it arrests others.






zimbabwe's mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018 polls


zimbabwean president robert mugabe, who turned 93 years old on tuesday, described his wife grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" because of her feisty remarks in his defense.






zimbabwe: what's happening?


a vice president sacked, fears of a mugabe dynasty, and a military threat. what is happening today in zimbabwe?






zimbabwe’s president mugabe defies mounting pressure to leave office


zimbabwe's president robert mugabe defied calls to quit sunday, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in december in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings this week and more protests demanding his ouster.






zimbabwe war vets group wants mugabe recalled as president and ruling party lead


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe war vets group wants mugabe recalled as president and ruling party leader.






zimbabwe's mugabe says fired vice president plotted to take power by witchcraft


zimbabwe's president said wednesday he fired his deputy and longtime ally for scheming to take power, including by consulting witch doctors, while emmerson mnangagwa said he has left the country after "incessant threats" to him and his family. the demonization of the deposed vice president is the...






ousted zimbabwe vice president flees into exile, claiming assassination attempts


he was one of zimbabwe’s most powerful men: right-hand man to president robert mugabe with strong links to the security services. but emmerson mnangagwa’s fall and sudden removal as vice president was swift after he fell afoul of mugabe’s ambitious wife, grace, who recently called him a “snake”...






zimbabwe tobacco is booming, but farmers growing it are not


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — farmer simon kahari recently sold tobacco worth more than $6,000 at an auction in zimbabwe, a small fortune reflecting the golden leaf’s resurgence in this southern african country. yet because of zimbabwe’s dire economic problems he ended up sleeping in an auction house toilet that night, hungry and wondering if and […]






as mugabe turns 93, an anxious zimbabwe wonders who’s next


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — as the world’s oldest head of state approaches his 93rd birthday on tuesday, zimbabwe has been planning a party for thousands of people in honor of president robert mugabe. for weeks, state television has led its broadcasts with tributes. but those closest to mugabe, who has led this southern african nation […]






as mugabe turns 93, an anxious zimbabwe wonders who’s next


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — as the world’s oldest head of state approaches his 93rd birthday on tuesday, zimbabwe has been planning a party for thousands of people in honor of president robert mugabe. for weeks, state television has led its broadcasts with tributes. but those closest to mugabe, who has led this southern african nation […]






impeachment of zimbabwe’s mugabe set to begin


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe’s ruling party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against longtime president robert mugabe, while a party official says government ministers have been instructed to boycott a cabinet meeting called by the president. ruling party chief whip lovemore matuke tells the associated press minutes before the cabinet meeting is expected to […]






zimbabwe ruling party: mugabe must resign as president by noon monday or impeach


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe ruling party: mugabe must resign as president by noon monday or impeachment to start.






australian firefighters contend with pet crocodile


firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical australian city of darwin on thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile.






zimbabwe president defies mounting pressure to leave office


zimbabwe's president robert mugabe defied calls to quit sunday, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in december in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings this week and more protests demanding his ouster. in a televised address, the 93-year-old mugabe acknowledged...