Robert Mugabe

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  A grave digger works at Zororo Memorial Park cemetery in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, on  January 20th: the country has recorded 1,005 deaths to date. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Zimbabwe’s ailing healthcare system could be overwhelmed within “weeks” in the absence of urgent support to deal with a rising tide of coronavirus inf(...)

Berhanu Bayeh, one of the former  senior officials in the communist Derg regime who has been living in the Italian embassy in Addis Ababa for 29 years. Screengrab: YouTube

Two convicted Ethiopian war criminals who have been hiding inside an Italian embassy for nearly 30 years have had their sentences commuted, meaning th(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has accused his political opponents of working with foreigners to destabilise the country. Photograph: EPA

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has summoned the Vatican’s diplomatic representative in Harare to clarify its position on critici(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  visiting the devastated site of this week’s explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon. Photograph: Dalati Nohra/Lebanese government/EPA

In the heart of a Beirut neighbourhood close to ground zero of Tuesday’s explosion, desperate survivors implored a president inspecting the site to he(...)

A woman walks on a deserted street in the central Harare, Zimbabwe, where there is a  6pm-6am curfew. Photograph: EPA/Aaron Ufumeli

There are growing fears in Zimbabwe that nationwide demonstrations called on Friday by ruling party critics who want the government to tackle corrupti(...)

Zimbabwe’s security forces have detained a prominent journalist who exposed the alleged illegal awarding of contracts in pandemic-related government (...)

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa (left) and vice-president Constantino Chiwenga in November 2018. Mr Chiwenga has suffered a serious disease of the oesophagus, which makes eating difficult and has required months of hospital treatment. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

The wife of Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwe’s powerful vice-president, has been accused of attempting to kill her husband by disconnecting his life sup(...)

An anti-riot policeman in Zimbabwe tackles a woman  as police  disperse a crowd gathered to hear an address by MDC  Alliance Nelson Chamisa in Harare. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

The atmosphere in his organisation’s Harare office feels moulded by suspicion and fear but Peter Mutasa, president of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade U(...)

Zimbabweans queue to get a free monthly food basket at a pick-up station run by WFP and Goal in Mutare district, Manicaland province. Photograph: Bill Corcoran

Rural communities in eastern Zimbabwe hit by the full force of two natural disasters since the beginning of 2019 are struggling to survive. Cylone Id(...)

The coffin of former president of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is taken for burial at his home village in Kutama. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe was buried on Saturday in his home village of Kutama, ending a dispute between his family and the government ov(...)

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