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Celebrities who died in 2019
Keith Flint
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Celebrities who died in 2019

From Keith Flint to Doris Day, here are some of the famous people who have passed away this year
31 Dec 2019
Who was the real Robert Mugabe?
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe
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Who was the real Robert Mugabe?

The controversial ousted leader has died at the age of 95
6 Sep 2019
Emmerson Mnangagwa: economic saviour or brutal boss?
Emmerson Mnangagwa, the new President of Zimbabwe
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Emmerson Mnangagwa: economic saviour or brutal boss?

The winner of the Zimbabwean presidential election has a chequered past
3 Aug 2018
Zimbabwe explodes after alleged election-rigging
Supporters of  MDC Alliance take part in a protest in Harare at alleged election rigging
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Zimbabwe explodes after alleged election-rigging

Three dead as opposition protests turn violent
2 Aug 2018
Zimbabwe elections: will the vote be free and fair?
MDC march
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Zimbabwe elections: will the vote be free and fair?

After decades of authoritarian rule under Robert Mugabe, Zimbabweans remain apprehensive
30 Jul 2018
2017 quiz: how closely were you paying attention?
Trump and Putin meet again at the APEC Summit in Vietnam on the weekend
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2017 quiz: how closely were you paying attention?

Take The Week's 2017 news quiz to see how well you remember the year's key events
22 Dec 2017
Emmerson Mnangagwa packs ‘recycled’ cabinet with soldiers
Mugabe Mnangagwa
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Emmerson Mnangagwa packs ‘recycled’ cabinet with soldiers

New Zimbabwean president gives top posts to senior soldiers and party loyalists
1 Dec 2017

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What now for Zimbabwe’s ‘Gucci Grace’ Mugabe?
Grace Mugabe Zimbabwe
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What now for Zimbabwe’s ‘Gucci Grace’ Mugabe?

Former dictator’s wife may be left ‘sitting pretty’ with a government pension
23 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe coup: a catalyst for change in Africa?
Mugabe Zimbabwe coup
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Zimbabwe coup: a catalyst for change in Africa?

Mugabe’s overthrow may be beginning of the end for dictatorships
22 Nov 2017
Robert Mugabe goes – what next for Zimbabwe?
Zimbabweans take to the street to celebrate the coup
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Robert Mugabe goes – what next for Zimbabwe?

President finally steps down after ‘legitimate’ military takeover
22 Nov 2017
Robert Mugabe defiant as deadline approaches
Robert Mugabe, flanked by Zimbabwe Defence Force officers, prepares for his TV address
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Robert Mugabe defiant as deadline approaches

Zimbabwe’s long-serving President has until noon today to resign or face impeachment
20 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe coup: Robert Mugabe ‘clinging to power’
General Chiwenga, head of the Zimbabwean military, travelled to Beijing last week
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Zimbabwe coup: Robert Mugabe ‘clinging to power’

As Zimbabweans await news of their President, questions have been raised about China’s role in the military takeover
17 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe coup: Robert Mugabe ‘quits’ after military takeover
Military vehicles remain in strategic locations throughout Harare
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Zimbabwe coup: Robert Mugabe ‘quits’ after military takeover

Confusion reigns as Zimbabwe’s political future remains unclear
16 Nov 2017
Mugabe’s Zimbabwe: three decades of revolution
Robert and Grace Mugabe
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Mugabe’s Zimbabwe: three decades of revolution

How The Week has reported the turbulent events in the African country
15 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe army takes control – but denies coup
Zimbabwe's army, led by Gen Constantino Chiwenga (right) has vowed to 'step in' to stop purges within Zanu-PF
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Zimbabwe army takes control – but denies coup

Military wades into showdown between rival factions vying to succeed Robert Mugabe
15 Nov 2017
Robert Mugabe sacks vice president
Robert Mugabe has removed vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa from office
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Robert Mugabe sacks vice president

Move paves the way for Grace Mugabe to succeed him as Zimbabwean leader
7 Nov 2017
Robert Mugabe stripped of ‘goodwill ambassador’ post
Robert Mugabe has WHO goodwill ambassador title revoked after two days
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Robert Mugabe stripped of ‘goodwill ambassador’ post

The Zimbabwean leader had been appointed by the World Health Organisation last week
23 Oct 2017
Robert Mugabe’s wife ‘heir apparent’ after reshuffle
Robert and Grace Mugabe
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Robert Mugabe’s wife ‘heir apparent’ after reshuffle

President of Zimbabwe vows to rule until he is 100 as supporters clash over successor
18 Oct 2017
Robert Mugabe's wife seeks diplomatic immunity
Grace Mugabe accused of assaulting South African model
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Robert Mugabe's wife seeks diplomatic immunity

Grace Mugabe, the first lady of Zimbabwe, is wanted for questioning about the assault of a South African model
17 Aug 2017
Robert Mugabe 'ruling Zimbabwe from his sickbed'
Robert Mugabe
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Robert Mugabe 'ruling Zimbabwe from his sickbed'

President reportedly receiving medical treatment in Singapore for third time this year
11 Jul 2017
The last days: hunger stalks Zimbabwe as Mugabe clings on
Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe
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The last days: hunger stalks Zimbabwe as Mugabe clings on

Stricken by drought and political paralysis, Zimbabwe is bracing itself for a succession struggle that could spark civil war
19 Feb 2016
Could Grace Mugabe succeed her husband as president?
Mugabe
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Could Grace Mugabe succeed her husband as president?

Opposition leader claims Zimbabwe's First Lady is ‘effectively in charge’
23 Dec 2015
Mugabe urged to stand down after reading wrong speech
Robert Mugabe
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Mugabe urged to stand down after reading wrong speech

The 91-year old Zimbabwean president repeated a 25-minute address he gave to parliament last month
16 Sep 2015
Grace Mugabe: the woman poised to take over Zimbabwe
Mugabe
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Grace Mugabe: the woman poised to take over Zimbabwe

President's wife has been criticised for her lavish lifestyle, but insists she is simply a misunderstood philanthropist
8 Jul 2015
ZIMBABWE: Why the EU is easing sanctions
Robert Mugabe
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ZIMBABWE: Why the EU is easing sanctions

Robert Mugabe is offered an economic 'olive branch' – but what exactly is going on in Zimbabwe?
19 Feb 2015
ZIMBABWE: Is Grace Mugabe poised for power?
Robert and Grace Mugabe
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ZIMBABWE: Is Grace Mugabe poised for power?

Robert Mugabe's second wife enters politics as commentators warn she could be poised to take over
29 Sep 2014
Mugabe plans 90th birthday party as millions starve
Robert Mugabe
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Mugabe plans 90th birthday party as millions starve

Celebrations expected to cost £600,000 as millions of Zimbabweans go hungry
20 Feb 2014