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Tears and tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe's Mugabe

14 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe was honoured as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa. | Video

Mugabe to be buried at Zimbabwe national shrine in about 30 days, nephew says

13 Sep 2019

HARARE Robert Mugabe will be buried at a Zimbabwean national shrine in Harare in about 30 days, his nephew said on Friday, contradicting comments earlier in the day that the burial will be on Sunday.

Zimbabwe is serious about reform, needs outside support, foreign minister says

13 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe is serious about pursuing political and economic reforms and deserves international support, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday.

Mugabe's family says burial to be private, in snub to successor

12 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's former president, Robert Mugabe, will be buried at a private ceremony at a date still to be decided, his family said on Thursday, in an embarrassment for his successor who wants him interred at a national shrine on Sunday.

Mugabe's body brought home but Zimbabweans unsure of his burial place

11 Sep 2019

HARARE The body of Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe arrived home at the country's main airport on Wednesday, but it was still unclear where he would be buried amid a dispute between some family members and the government. | Video

Mugabe polarises Zimbabwe in death as well as in life

10 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe is proving as polarising in death as he was in life, with a fight over where he will be buried threatening to embarrass his successor and deepen divisions in the ruling ZANU-PF party.

UPDATE 6-South Africa tries to contain "Afrophobia" fallout as riots upstage summit

05 Sep 2019

* Ministers say South Africa working to tackle problem (Adds Ramaphosa, analyst)

Nigeria boycotts Africa economic summit over anti-foreign riots

04 Sep 2019

CAPE TOWN Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town, intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities.

Zimbabwe plans talks on foreign debt arrears in early 2020: finance minister

04 Sep 2019

CAPE TOWN Zimbabwe plans to start talks in early 2020 on clearing arrears on its international debt, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said, as it seeks to rebuild confidence in an economy ravaged by high inflation and shortages of hard currency and basic goods.

South African defence firm RDM's turnover hurt by export headaches - CEO

04 Sep 2019

CAPE TOWN, Sept 4 Months of delays in export approvals will hurt Rheinmetall Denel Munition's (RDM) turnover this year and could force the South African defence firm to halt production this month, its chief executive told Reuters.

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