Our generation chuckles, Mugabe survives

Earlier February this year, #Mugabefalls was the hashtag that went viral on the social media. A lot of youths from across Africa, and every online news media from the West talked and laughed about it. We saw memes of the fall from every young man on facebook and twitter, as well as whatsapp profile pictures. What followed were reports that lots of his bodyguards had been suspended, cameras of journalists confiscated and newsmen ordered not to report on the…

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EU renews sanctions on Zimbabwe, Mugabe

The European Union renewed for another year its sanctions against Zimbabwe, including a travel ban and asset freeze on President Robert Mugabe and his wife, according to a notice on Friday in the EU’s Official Journal. “The restrictive measures should be renewed until Feb. 20, 2016,” the notice read. “The application of the travel ban and asset freeze should be maintained for two persons.” Since imposing sanctions in 2002 over electoral fraud and human rights abuses, the EU has…

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Zimbabwe President Mugabe falls down steps

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, fell down steps from a podium after speaking to supporters upon his return from Ethiopia, say witnesses. Mugabe appeared to miss a step and toppled when he left the raised lectern at the airport Wednesday afternoon, according to several witnesses, who insisted on anonymity because of security concerns. His aides quickly helped him up and escorted him to his limousine which sped away, they said. “He addressed supporters who welcomed him … He missed…

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