• Published on 22 Nov 2017 Sections Politics, Zimbabwe

    If it took two decades for Mladic to account for his crimes, many are wondering if Robert Mugabe will ever be called to defend the alleged atrocities of his time in office in Zimbabwe. The deputy he sacked is also accused of involvement in those abuses, but Emmerson Mnangagwa, also known as “the crocodile”, is…

  • Published on 20 Nov 2017 Sections Politics, World

    Refusing all demands to step down, Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe has summoned his cabinet to meet first thing tomorrow, even as the country’s ruling party begins moves to impeach him, and the army has been on television talking of a roadmap to get rid of him. Mugabe, who’s accused of “allowing his wife to usurp government powers”, is still under…

  • Published on 10 Apr 2012 Sections World, Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwean newspaper reports of the ill-health of Robert Mugabe have sparked a wave of speculation over his condition in the country that the 88-year-old president has ruled since 1980.

  • Published on 19 Jan 2012 Sections Politics

    Is going for Sir Fred a decoy for bonus row?

    Consideration of whether former RBS boss Sir Fred Goodwin should be stripped of his knighthood is likely to take some time reports Political Editor Gary Gibbon.

  • Published on 29 Oct 2010 Sections China, World, Zimbabwe

    Hope comes from unexpected quarters. For the global diamond industry it comes from Zimbabwe, where massive diamond deposits have been identified in the last few years.

  • Published on 9 Mar 2009 Sections World, Zimbabwe

    Today, the Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has returned to Zimbabwe after treatment in Botswana for injuries from the car accident which killed his wife, Susan. Tsvangirai, who is President Robert Mugabe’s most hated political rival, said: “In such incidents there is always speculation but in this case I want to assure you that if…

  • Published on 26 Feb 2009 Sections South Africa, World, Zimbabwe

    Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe’s new finance minister, has got to have about the toughest job in the world. His mission: end the meltdown and deliver on promises made by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to pay civil servants and kick-start Zimbabwe’s moribund economy. The trouble is, he’s got no money and rich countries aren’t prepared to bankroll…