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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Arrives Home From Singapore

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe arrived home from Asia on Thursday morning, apparently dispelling rumors he is seriously ill. The 88-year-old leader was met at Harare’s airport by cabinet officials, but he did not speak to a throng of reporters gathered there. He was expected back two days ago from his trip to Singapore, fueling speculation […]

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Zimbabwe Party: Reports That Mugabe is Ill Are “Nonsense”

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s party says media reports that the 88-year-old leader is in poor health are “nonsense.” ZANU-PF spokesman Rugare Gumbo told VOA on Tuesday that President Mugabe is “okay” and will return from his trip to Singapore by Thursday. The spokesman said Mr. Mugabe will chair a Cabinet meeting on […]

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Zimbabwe Party Dismisses Report President is Ill

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Members of President Robert Mugabe’s political party have rejected a media report saying the Zimbabwean leader has undergone “intensive” medical treatment in Singapore. Officials with ZANU-PF on Tuesday dismissed an online report by The Zimbabwe Mail newspaper claiming the 88-year-old president is seriously ill. According to party officials, Mr. Mugabe is on a 10-day “private […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Turns 88, Vows to Stay in Power

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe marked his 88th birthday Tuesday with a series of interviews in which he declared he is healthy, has no intention of stepping down any time soon, and will call elections this year. The Zimbabwean leader said he is “fit as a fiddle” and “not yet” ready to retire, adding that at […]

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Mugabe Turns 88, Vows to Stay in Power

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe turned 88 years old Tuesday with a declaration that he is healthy and has no intention of stepping down any time soon. In an interview aired on state media Monday night, the Zimbabwean leader said he is “fit as a fiddle” and “not yet” ready to retire, adding that at his […]

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Mugabe Turns 88, Vows to Stay in Power

Posted February 21st, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe turned 88 years old Tuesday with a declaration that he is healthy and has no intention of stepping down any time soon. In an interview aired on state media Monday night, the Zimbabwean leader said he is “fit as a fiddle” and “not yet” ready to retire, adding that at his […]

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Zimbabwe’s President Reaches Out to Youth in Pop Single

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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((re-words graf 6) Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is reaching out to young voters in song. The 87-year-old Mugabe just released a pop single criticizing British colonial rule. The song is entitled “Toita Sei”, which translates into “What Shall We Do?” Mr. Mugabe’s song is getting considerable air play on radio, and the video for the […]

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Zimbabwe’s President Reaches Out to Youth in Pop Single

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is reaching out to young voters in song. The 87-year-old Mugabe just released a pop single criticizing British colonial rule. The song is entitled “Toita Sei”, which translates into “What Shall We Do?” Mr. Mugabe’s song is getting considerable air play on radio, and the video for the single plays before […]

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Zimbabwe Prime Minister Urging President Mugabe to Step Down

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is urging President Robert Mugabe to step down because of his health and advanced age. There are reports that the 87 year old Mr. Mugabe is being treated for prostate cancer, but he has not publicly confirmed his ailment Prime Minister Tsvangirai told reporters Wednesday that President Mugabe’s should consider […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Brushes Aside Ill Health Reports

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe’s 87-year-old President Robert Mugabe has brushed aside reports that he is in poor health. State broadcaster ZBC says Mr. Mugabe flew back to Zimbabwe from Singapore Sunday. It says the president arrived “in a jovial mood” and said he spent time with his daughter Bona during the visit. Earlier, a Zimbabwean newspaper said the […]

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