Hundreds of people pray and celebrate during a peace rally an hour after Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe was officially recalled as party leader of the ruling Zanu PF party, in Harare. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook

Zimbabwe’s ongoing crisis descended into outright chaos on Sunday after president Robert Mugabe failed to announce his resignation as widely expected (...)

People watch at a bar in Harare as Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe defied expectations he would resign on Sunday, pledging to preside over a Zanu-PF congress next month even though t(...)

Zimbabwean coup: President Mugabe at a university graduation ceremony on Friday. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

When the Zimbabwean army rolled into Harare in the early hours of Wednesday, in what turned out to be a military takeover, most of the residents of Zi(...)

After clinging tenaciously to power for almost four decades – a period of misrule characterised by violence, repression, vote-rigging and economic col(...)

Robert Mugabe: The military leaders who have taken over have not yet deposed him from the presidency and have promised to keep him and his family safe. Photograph: Reuters

Robert Mugabe President Robert Mugabe, at 93, is the oldest head of state in the world. Once thought of as a liberation hero and potential nation bu(...)

Joseph Woods in Harare: ‘Generally it is a fairly peaceful place.’

Zimbabwe’s military seized control of the country on Wednesday, but for one Irishman and his family, life in Harare is continuing as usual. Overnight(...)

Emmerson Mnangagwa (left), then vice-president of Zimbabwe, with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe in December 2014. The two men were side by side as Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle raged in the 1970s. Photograph:  Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Two days after Emmerson Mnangagwa was sacked as Zimbabwe’s vice-president, he fled the country saying there were “incessant threats” to his life, his (...)

Women walk past an armoured personnel carrier by an intersection in Harare.  Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

Robert Mugabe’s four decades of autocratic rule over Zimbabwe appeared to be at an end after the army seized control of the country on Wednesday and p(...)

Rumoured coup attempt: soldiers besides armoured vehicles outside Harare, in Zimbabwe. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, was reported to be in a state of chaos in the early hours of Wednesday morning after reports of multiple explosions and so(...)

A street scene along Robert Mugabe road in Harare. Photograph:Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Tensions rose in Harare on Tuesday as armoured vehicles, military police and soldiers from Zimbabwe’s powerful military drove through the outskirts of(...)

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