• 31 Jul 2018

    As the first official results begin coming in, Zimbabwe’s election commission chief has said the outcome of the country’s landmark election may not be known till Saturday. The incumbent president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his rival, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, are both confident about their chances. Supporters on both sides are already celebrating, but the final tally…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    For the first time ever, Robert Mugabe has not been an election candidate in Zimbabwe. Polls have just closed there in the first full presidential and parliamentary contest since the country’s long serving ruler was ousted. Mr Mugabe – who was in power for 37 years – has announced he would not be voting for…

  • 1 Dec 2017

    There have been few glimpses of the lavish luxury lifestyles of two of Robert Mugabe’s sons since his fall from power. Bellarmine Chatunga and Robert Junior, his sons by his wife Grace, had earned an international reputation for party excess and big spending in Johannesburg, using social media to document their lifestyle. This while Zimbabwe’s…

  • 23 Nov 2017

    Robert Mugabe is due to attend tomorrow’s swearing in of his rival Emmerson Mnangagwa as president, Zimbabwean state TV has said. Preparations are under way at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, where the inauguration will be held. Government sources have confirmed the former President was given immunity from prosecution as part of a deal…

  • 22 Nov 2017

    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…

  • 21 Nov 2017

    People poured on to the streets, cheering and dancing with joy at the news that Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe had resigned.

  • 21 Nov 2017

    Robert Mugabe’s letter of resignation brings to an end his 37-year-old leadership in Zimbabwe.

  • 21 Nov 2017

    The world reacts to Robert Mugabe’s resignation – Lindsey Hilsum reports live from Zimbabwe.

  • 21 Nov 2017

    Elliot Pfebve, an EU envoy for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, and  Marshall Gore, the UK chairman of the Zanu-PF party, discuss Zimbabwe’s future.

  • 21 Nov 2017

    He was his country’s liberator, but Zimbabwe was held in thrall to Robert Mugabe for far too long. Today the build-up of pressure of almost four decades of misrule was too much. The military took over a week ago, putting Mugabe under house arrest and toppling his wife Grace from power. Then the ruling Zanu-PF party sacked him as its leader and parliament started impeachment proceedings.

  • 19 Nov 2017

    Robert Mugabe has been sacked as leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party but technically he remains president. For now at least. Mr Mugabe has been meeting military leaders to discuss his future and with even his former backers from the war veterans demanding he ends his 37-year rule, the termination of his presidency now seems…

  • 18 Nov 2017

    Lindsey Hilsum discusses the latest Mugabe developments.

  • 18 Nov 2017

    Speculation is rife that Mr Mugabe might go to live in South Africa where there have also been protests against him today. Inigo Gilmore discusses the situation from Johannesberg.

  • 18 Nov 2017

    Tens of thousands of people have taken to streets of the Zimbabwean capital, piling the pressure on President Robert Mugabe to stand down as leader. The day of protests was sanctioned by the army and even his own party. Tonight the military announced it will meet Mr Mugabe tomorrow to discuss his departure.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Africa Minister Rory Stewart discusses Zimbabwe without Mugabe.