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  1. August 22, 2013

    Robert Mugabe sworn in for five-year term as Zimbabwe president

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran leader, was sworn in for a new five-year term as president in front of more than 60,000...

  2. August 20, 2013

    Court backs Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe poll

    Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the country’s disputed presidential election that saw Robert Mugabe...

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  1. Southern Africa Mining 2012

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    August 12, 2013

    Mugabe supporters celebrate

    Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters Supporters of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe at the Heroes Day commemorations in Harare, on...

  2. August 9, 2013

    Zimbabwe opposition challenges Mugabe landslide

    Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change filed a legal challenge to disputed elections at the Constitutional Court on...

  3. August 5, 2013

    Zimbabwe stocks plunge on Mugabe victory

    The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange plummeted on Monday in its first day of trading since Robert Mugabe, Africa’s oldest serving...

  4. August 3, 2013

    Mugabe declared winner in Zimbabwe election

    President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 33-years, was on Saturday declared the outright winner of a bitterly...

  5. August 2, 2013

    Mugabe, the ageing ‘master’, delivers knockout blow to rival

    On the eve of Zimbabwe’s crucial election this week, President Robert Mugabe was in jovial spirits as he joked about his...

  6. August 2, 2013

    Zimbabwe election: Mugabe heads for landslide victory

    African Union observers on Friday said they were reserving judgment on allegations of electoral fraud in Zimbabwe, as early...

  7. July 31, 2013

    Voters head to the polls in Zimbabwe amid allegations of fraud

    Zimbabwe elections Zimbabweans voted in a hotly contested election on Wednesday that will determine whether Robert Mugabe,...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    July 29, 2013

    Rally in Harare

    Jekesai Njikizana/AFP Supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai attend the...

  9. July 29, 2013

    Zimbabwe heads for fiercely contested poll

    As Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s prime minister, whipped up the crowd, a sea of hands sprung into the air gesticulating in...

  10. July 24, 2013

    Zimbabwe media jostle for freedom ahead of election

    A television presenter sits in a studio chatting with a guest over a crackly phone line as technicians try to improve the...

  11. July 23, 2013

    Blame the opposition for Mugabe’s grip on power

    Launching his presidential election campaign, Morgan Tsvangirai invoked the highest authority to support his promise that...

  12. July 9, 2013

    Zimbabwe campaign starts amid concern over electoral reforms

    After weeks of wrangling over the date of Zimbabwe’s presidential elections, parties have finally started to campaign amid...

  13. June 16, 2013

    Robert Mugabe bows to pressure and changes election date

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran president, has agreed to push back the date for elections in his southern African nation...

  14. June 13, 2013

    Mugabe sets date for Zimbabwe election

    Zimbabwe could be heading for a constitutional crisis after Robert Mugabe, the president, used his powers to bypass...

  15. June 1, 2013

    Zimbabwe election ruling could spark political crisis

    Friday’s Zimbabwe Constitutional Court ruling ordering president Robert Mugabe to call presidential and parliamentary...

  16. April 9, 2013

    Zimbabwe PM to eschew further Mugabe pacts

    Zimbabwean prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has ruled out another unity government with Robert Mugabe, the president, and is...

  17. March 25, 2013

    EU eases some sanctions on Zimbabwe

    The EU has suspended sanctions against scores of Zimbabweans after the southern African country this month approved a new...

  18. March 19, 2013

    Zimbabweans back new constitution

    Zimbabwean voters have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution for the southern African nation in a referendum that...

  19. March 18, 2013

    Zimbabwe police defy order to free lawyer

    Zimbabwe police defied a court order to release a prominent human rights lawyer on Monday who was detained after a...

  20. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2012

    EU move on Zimbabwe sanctions won't help the economy or promote reform

    The EU’s proposal to suspend its targeted personal sanctions against 112 Zimbabweans is much ado about very little. The...

  21. July 23, 2012

    EU poised to suspend Zimbabwe sanctions

    The EU has promised to suspend sanctions against scores of Zimbabwean officials – but not Robert Mugabe, the veteran...

  22. beyondbrics

    April 12, 2012

    A post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

    Mugabe-watching has become as much of an art form as Kreminology used to be. When a little-known website reported that the...

  23. April 10, 2012

    Speculation over Mugabe’s health dismissed

    Zimbabwe officials on Tuesday dismissed speculation about the health of Robert Mugabe, the octogenarian president, saying he...

  24. April 6, 2012

    Zimbabwe PM contradicts minister over mines

    Morgan Tsvangerai, Zimbabwe’s prime minister, said that the state did not now own 51 per cent of all mining companies that...

  25. February 24, 2012

    Mugabe pushes for early elections

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, celebrated his 88th birthday this week, defiantly pledging to remain in power as he and...

  26. February 8, 2012

    Boom clouded by uncertainty

    When the first batch of coal from the Moatize mine in Mozambique’s remote Tete province was loaded on to the Orion Express...

  27. November 18, 2011

    At the Deep End

    As I embarked on the autobiography of Zimbabwe’s doughty opposition leader, I found myself thinking with some sympathy of...

  28. October 17, 2011

    How to take tea and turn the tables on Mugabe

    The invitation was for afternoon tea at the presidential state house. Irresistible, one might think, to sit down on a balmy...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2011

    Zimbabwe gets ready for 'indigenisation'

    In a country that needs foreign capital not to grow but to survive, Zimbabwe’s indigenisation law defies understanding....

  30. September 5, 2011

    Leaked cable claims Mugabe has cancer

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s octogenarian president, has prostate cancer and was advised by his doctor in 2008 that the illness...

  31. August 17, 2011

    Uncertainty threatens Zimbabwe’s recovery

    Political uncertainty, disputes within the ruling coalition and a liquidity squeeze together threaten to bring Zimbabwe’s...

  32. August 16, 2011

    General’s death opens Mugabe succession race

    The apparently accidental death in a fire of a retired general seen as a kingmaker in Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has...

  33. July 18, 2011

    All eyes on military ahead of Zimbabwe poll

    The role of the military has risen to the top of the political agenda as Zimbabwe’s fractious coalition debates the prospect...

  34. June 6, 2011

    Talk to Tsvangirai not a geriatric

    From Kate Hoey MP. Sir, Robert Mugabe is 87 and lives in the past, as his rants against British imperialism show. Michael...

  35. April 15, 2011

    Zimbabwe’s tough line on nationalisation

    The official in charge of implementing Robert Mugabe’s policy of nationalising foreign-owned banks and mines has a penchant...

  36. April 3, 2011

    Mugabe warns against interfering in Zimbabwe

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, has warned other African states against interfering in his country following...

  37. March 11, 2011

    Dinner with the FT: Morgan Tsvangirai

    One moment all we can hear are the cicadas, the next the quiet Harare evening is broken by the sound of a rapidly...

  38. December 18, 2010

    Zimbabwe’s Mugabe warns of nationalisation

    Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe president, on Friday threatened to nationalise companies from western nations that had imposed...

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