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Mugabe Memorial - Heads of State Expected to Pay Tribute to Former President

[News24Wire] Harare -Different heads of state are expected to pay tribute to Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Robert Mugabe's Real Legacy Is the Hunger of His People

[ISS] The death of independent Zimbabwe's first president Robert Mugabe on 6 September at age 95 sparked a predictable debate about his legacy. Many acclaimed him a hero for liberating 'Rhodesia' from British colonial rule and from the government of Ian Smith, and for continuing to defy 'Western neo-imperialism'. Others condemned him for his brutal repression of any political opposition that threatened his power and for driving Zimbabwe's once quite prosperous economy into the ground. (AllAfrica)

Chamisa Gets VIP Seat At Mugabe Funeral

[263Chat] Leader of the main opposition party, MDC, Nelson Chamisa has been granted a Very-Important-Persons (VIP) ticket at the memorial service for the late former President Robert Mugabe to be held at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

'We Just Have to Brave It' - Women Face Assault On Zimbabwe's Public Buses

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bulawayo -More affordable fares have led to overcrowding on government-owned buses, putting women at greater risk of sexual harassment and assault as they travel, they say (AllAfrica)

'If You Talked Nonsense to Mugabe, He Would Say 'Nonsense!"

[Deutsche Welle] Robert Mugabe's long-time confidante, Jesuit priest Fidelis Mukonori, shares with DW his recollections of the late former Zimbabwean president. (AllAfrica)

Mutare City Council, Vendors Clash Over New Tariffs

[263Chat] Mutare City Council and vendors from the city are on a collision course over the new supplementary budget which effectively hiked their daily fees by 500 percent. (AllAfrica)

African Union to Host 6th Afrima Edition in Nigeria

[263Chat] The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of AFRIMA have announced that the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards themed 'Feel Africa' will be hosted in Lagos State, Nigeria in association with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Nigeria from November 20 to 23, 2019. (AllAfrica)

VIPs for Mugabe Body Viewing Ceremony

[The Herald] Government has announced that Cabinet ministers, Politburo members, parliamentarians, war veterans leadership, the judiciary service, chairpersons and secretaries of commissions, diplomats, leaders of political parties and captains of industry will be allocated an hour to view the body of the late former president Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe at Rufaro stadium today. (AllAfrica)

Mugabe for Sunday Heroes Acre Burial

[New Zimbabwe] Late former President Robert Mugabe will be buried at the National Heroes Acre on Sunday, family spokesperson Leo Mugabe has said. (AllAfrica)

President Ramaphosa Attends Robert Mugabe's Funeral

[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa is attending the State Funeral of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Mugabe and the Lessons Left Behind

[Daily Trust] As background to this piece, Robert Gabriel Mugabe was born on February 21, 1924, in Kutama, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), in 1963. He founded ZANU, a resistance movement against British colonial rule. Mugabe became prime minister of the new Republic of Zimbabwe after British rule ended in 1980, and he assumed the role of president seven years later. Mugabe retained a strong grip on power, through controversial elections, until he was forced to resign in November 2017, at age 93 and he died recently at (AllAfrica)

Mugabe Offered Chiwenga Presidency

[Zimbabwe Independent] Former president Robert Mugabe, who died in Singapore last Friday, offered Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga to take over from him at the height of the coup, the Zimbabwe Independent can reveal. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe After Mugabe

[Chatham House] He was the founding father of modern Zimbabwe, but he leaves behind a contested legacy and a country at a crossroads. (AllAfrica)

Mugabe to Be Buried At the National Heroes Acre

[263Chat] The body of the late former President Robert Mugabe who passed on in Singapore last week Friday will now be buried at the National Heroes Acre, family spokesperson Leo Mugabe has confirmed. (AllAfrica)

We'll Respect Mugabe Family's Wishes - President Mnangagwa

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday said no decision will be made on the funeral arrangements of former President Robert Mugabe against the wishes of his family, and assured former First Lady Grace Mugabe that she has the full support of Government. (AllAfrica)

Mourners Injured At Viewing of Mugabe's Body

[Deutsche Welle] Several people have been injured in a crush to see Robert Mugabe's body at a viewing in Harare. The incident comes as uncertainty over his final resting place highlights tensions between his family and the government. (AllAfrica)

We'll Miss Straight-Talking Mugabe - VP Inonge

[Times of Zambia] Vice-President Inonge Wina has described the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a brave African leader who never minced his words when defending the sovereignty of Zimbabwe and Africa. (AllAfrica)

Former Ruling Party Member Dangarembizi Bid to Escape Trial Flops

[263Chat] Ex Zanu-PF youth league member Rodney Dangarembizi who appeared before Harare Magistrate yesterday facing theft charges dumped his lawyer Aleck Muchadehama after losing several court applications to evade trial. (AllAfrica)

National Railways Deal Awaits Treasury Approval

[Zimbabwe Independent] Following a recent meeting of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) board and a joint plenary session by stakeholders on the rail utility's US$400 million recapitalisation deal, the process has moved up to fiscal and monetary authorities for approvals before implementation can commence, the Zimbabwe Independent can report. (AllAfrica)

Is Harare Really Like Tripoli Without War?

[Zimbabwe Independent] According to the recently released The Global Liveability Index 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Harare ranks 134 out of 140 cities around the world in terms of liveability, faring only better than war-torn, terrorism-ravaged and disaster-stricken cities such as Damascus, ranked 140, Lagos (139), Tripoli (136) and Dhaka (138). (AllAfrica)

Mining Export Earnings Plunge

[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe's export earnings from minerals are seen plunging in the current financial year, missing government's US$4 billion target, owing to various production constraints, as well as increased side-marketing activities and smuggling as the economic crisis deepens. (AllAfrica)

9,2 Million in Region Acutely Food Insecure - UN

[The Herald] Over nine million people in Southern Africa could face severe hunger following a harsh drought that hit the entire sub-continent in the 2018-19 cropping season, according to the United Nations. (AllAfrica)

Mugabe Turns Into Hero, Icon in Death

[Zimbabwe Independent] Nothing gets Zimbabwe's political class all worked up like a funeral. They are a crazy bunch every day of the year, our politicians, but the crazy meter shoots up to maximum at news of an impending funeral. (AllAfrica)

Central Bank Governor Mangudya Faces Daunting Task

[Zimbabwe Independent] Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya will soon present his mid- term Monetary Policy Statement, tasked with introducing a cocktail of measures to instill confidence in the market amid a deepening economic crisis. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabweans Now Living in Extreme Poverty As Economy Implodes

[Zimbabwe Independent] With Zimbabwe's economy all but confirmed to contract by at least 8% in the year 2019, households are feeling the heat as poverty levels surge at alarming levels. (AllAfrica)

Mugabe a Leader Among Leaders - Bonyongwe

[Zimbabwe Independent] On Friday September 6 2019, I woke up to the news that former President Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe was no more. His death was something I dreaded for years as I worked to secure his wellbeing. (AllAfrica)

President Opens Up On Vice President Chiwenga's Health Status

[263Chat] President Emerson Mnangagwa has after a long time, finally opened up on the health status of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga whom he said come out of yet another operation this morning. (AllAfrica)

Mugabe's Nephew Says President is Pressuring Mugabe Family Into Harare Burial

[New Zimbabwe] EXILED former cabinet minister and nephew to former President Robert Mugabe, Patrick Zhuwao has accused the Emmerson Mnangagwa led government of attempts to twist the Mugabe family's arms into disrespecting the late former leader wish to have his remains interred at his rural home. (AllAfrica)

11 African Leaders, 8 Former Head for Mugabe Send-Off As Khama Snubs Bob

[New Zimbabwe] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo will form part of a list of 11 sitting African leaders set to attend late former President Robert Mugabe's send-off ceremony at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Robert Mugabe Hasn't Gone Anywhere

[The Herald] When the mother of Zimbabwe's First Chimurenga, Mbuya Nehanda, uttered her last words "Mapfupa angu achamuka" (my bones will rise) in 1896 after being captured by Rhodesian colonialists and invaders, our fallen comrade was attempting to warn these sadistic war criminals that 28 years later, Zimbabwe's eventual founding father would make a safe and quiet entrance into this world. (AllAfrica)

Unemployed Nurses Urge Unfreezing of Recruitment By Govt

[New Zimbabwe] GOVERNMENT should urgently lift its freeze on the employment of nurses and midwives as the country is losing a vital workforce that is key to achieving standard health care systems. (AllAfrica)