Free Press Journal
  • Emmerson Mnangagwa wins landmark Zimbabwe Presidential Elections

    Harare: Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country’s landmark election, results showed today, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests.

  • Zimbabwe votes for nation’s 1st election post Robert Mugabe-election

    Harare: Zimbabweans cast their ballots today in the country’s first election since authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe was ousted last year, with concerns over fraud and the likelihood of a disputed result clouding voting day. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe’s former ally in the ruling ZANU-PF party, faces opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) in a historic vote for the southern African nation.

  • Action against Mugabe was legal, says judge

    The military’s actions in intervening to stop the takeover of Mugabe’s constitutional functions by those around him lawful , Judge Chiweshe.

  • US says Robert Mugabe departure is ‘historic opportunity’ for Zimbabwe

    Washington: The United States said today that the resignation of Zimbabwe’s long-time ruler Robert Mugabe offered the country’s people a “historic opportunity” for change and could help end its “isolation” on the world stage. “The future of Zimbabwe will have to be decided by the people of Zimbabwe,” said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, issuing a call for “free and fair elections.”

  • Zimbabwe military deny takeover in state TV address

    Harare: Zimbabwean military officers read an address live on state TV today, saying they were not launching a coup but were “targeting criminals around” President Robert Mugabe. “It is not a military takeover of government,” said one general reading a statement. “We wish to assure the nation that his excellency the president… and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed.

  • Zimbabwe declares drought disaster

    Harare: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country hit by a drought. An estimated 2.4 million people — more than a quarter of the population — are now in need of food aid as the country has been experiencing abnormally low rainfall since last year, leading to the deaths of thousands of cattle whose grazing areas have become parched.

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    Zimbabwean university staffer suspended in Mugabe cap mishap

    Harare: For Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, one size does not fit all. Court papers say a senior staffer at the University of Zimbabwe has been suspended for allegedly procuring academic caps for Mugabe that were too small for his head. The papers, filed this week, say the longtime leader ended up wearing a cap that was rejected as too small last year while officiating at an Oct. 2 graduation ceremony in his role as chancellor of Zimbabwe’s dozen-plus state universities. Ngaatendwe Takawira, an

  • PM Modi holds bilateral talks with African leaders

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held bilateral talks with heads of several African nations during which UN reforms, combating challenge of terrorism and boosting trade and investment, particularly in oil and gas sector, figured prominently. The African leaders appreciated India’s development projects in the continent and sought deepening of ties in diverse sectors including health care, education and capacity building.