About: Robert Mugabe

Africa 27-08-2018

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on Sunday (26 August) after winning a bitterly-contested election which was the country's first since the ousting of strongman Robert Mugabe.
Africa 01-08-2018

EU elections mission denounces Zimbabwe poll amid new delays

EU election observers have denounced Zimbabwe’s election commission and state media as the continued delay in releasing the presidential election results increases public fears of a rigged poll.
Africa 30-07-2018

Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe election

Zimbabwe goes to the polls Monday (30 July) in its first election since authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe was ousted last year, with alleged ballot fraud and the likelihood of a disputed result clouding voting day.
Africa 22-11-2017

Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year reign over Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president yesterday (21 November), finally swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover.
Development Policy 21-11-2017

Africa’s young people need inspirational leaders, not old autocrats

Investing in youth is essential for Africa’s future, but what's even more essential is to let inspirational and transformational leaders to come forth, writes Shada Islam.
Development Policy 11-09-2017

Report traces Zimbabwe’s illicit diamond trade to Antwerp

Powerful military and political elites have secretly exploited Zimbabwe’s diamond sector in violation of EU trade sanctions, according to research by a global development NGO.
Development Policy 23-08-2016

Zimbabwe on brink of chaos as EU ponders ‘fragile state’ status

While the EU reviews whether Zimbabwe qualifies as a fragile state, there are worrying signs that the political situation is deteriorating on the ground, writes Tom Gillhespy.
Climate change 01-12-2015

COP21: A shaky start to negotiations

World leaders made a grand display of impotence at the opening of the COP21 in Paris on Monday (30 November). The ambitions of the big emitters remain as low as ever. EURACTIV France reports.
Robert Mugabe
Development Policy 17-02-2015

EU resumes direct aid to Zimbabwe after a decade of sanctions

The European Union has given Zimbabwe €234 million, it said on Monday (16 February), the first time the bloc has given financial aid to the southern African nation's government since imposing sanctions in 2002.
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Development Policy 03-02-2015

African Union leader Mugabe could visit EU despite travel ban

The European Commission said on Tuesday that newly elected African Union chairman Zimbabwean Robert Mugabe will be able to travel to the European Union this year in his “capacity as chairman of the African Union.”
Development Policy 03-02-2015

Juncker ‘takes note’ of appointment of African Union chairman Mugabe

It is doubtful that Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will send a message of congratulations to the recently appointed chairman of the African Union (AU), Robert Mugabe. But the EU executive has “taken note” of the choice of the controversial leader by African heads of state and government.
Adebisi Alimi [Project Syndicate]
Development Policy 19-06-2014

The development costs of homophobia

Recent studies have explored links between anti-gay sentiment and poverty in countries where same-sex relationships are prohibited. The outcome? LGBT rights are not only a human-rights issue, but also an economic one, Adebisi Alimi writes.
Allan Kamau
Global Europe 17-04-2014

Time for Africa and Europe to speak one language

The EU-Africa summit did not herald a new relationship, as was hoped, forcing European leaders to move quickly on helping Africa overcome demographic and economic challenges, writes Allan Kamau.
Robert Mugabe
Development Policy 18-02-2014

EU paves way for resuming direct aid to Zimbabwe

The European Union suspended sanctions on eight of Zimbabwe's most powerful military and political figures on Monday (17 February) and is expected to pave the way for the EU to resume channelling development aid directly to the Zimbabwe government as of 2015.