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 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.
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.
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.
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.

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