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Mnangagwa unveiled his party manifesto on May 4 -- the election will be a crucial test of his legitimacy

Zimbabwe Sets July 30 for First Election After the Fall of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s interim President Emmerson “the Crocodile” Mnangagwa announced on Wednesday that elections will be held on Monday, July 30 for both the presidency and legislature. It will be the first time in four decades an election has been held without dictator Robert Mugabe on the ballot.

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) stands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 3, 2018

Mnangagwa Pledges to Bring Xi Jinping’s Communist Ideas to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa traveled to Beijing this week for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mnangagwa thanked Xi for his support, promised to strengthen Zimbabwe’s ties with China, and pledged to implement ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ in Zimbabwe as quickly as possible.

Zimbabwe's former first lady Grace Mugabe allegedly "spirited large consignments of ivory to China, the United Arab Emirates and the United States"

Hundreds of Locals Invade Grace Mugabe’s Zimbabwe Estate to Dig for Gold

Grace Mugabe, the 52-year-old wife of 94-year-old deposed dictator Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, reported on Thursday that a swarm of some illegal miners overran her estate north of Harare to dig for gold and vandalize her property. She claimed the mob verbally abused her when she confronted them and demanded they leave. On Sunday, the Zimbabwean government accused Mugabe of fabricating the incident and said she was actually involved in a legal dispute with several mining syndicates.

Mugabe said he did not hate his successor but insisted he would not work with him

Mugabe Calls His Ouster an Illegal Coup, Says Successor Mnangagwa Is a ‘Disgrace’

94-year-old dictator Robert Mugabe returned to the spotlight on Thursday, four months after he was removed from the office he held for four decades. Despite an extravagant exit package that guaranteed Mugabe a lifetime of luxury in exchange for his graceful departure, he bitterly criticized the “coup” that swept him from power, denounced his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa as a “disgrace,” and suggested his ouster should be reversed.

Zimbabwe's new interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa says huge sums of money and other assets have been taken out of the country

Zimbabwe to Offer White Farmers 99-Year Land Leases

In a hopeful sign for post-Mugabe Zimbabwe, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa has decided to stop seizing land from white farmers, offering them 99-year leases on their property instead.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa received a statue of a crocodile -- his nickname -- after planting a tree at the party conference

Mnangagwa Makes First Foreign Trip as President of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who became the new and theoretically temporary president of Zimbabwe after the military cordially invited his nonagenarian mentor Robert Mugabe to consider retirement, made his first foreign trip in office on Thursday. He visited South Africa to convince investors that Zimbabwe is once again a safe place to put their money.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, the former political prisoner turned guerrilla leader, swept to power in 1980

Zimbabwe Declares National Holiday for Ousted Dictator Robert Mugabe

Zimbabweans were literally dancing in the streets last week when dictator Robert Mugabe’s four decades of tyranny came to an ignominious end, but on Friday the government declared a national holiday in Mugabe’s honor. February 21st will henceforth be known as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa Could Be Interim President or New Tyrant for Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president of Zimbabwe whose sacking by dictator Robert Mugabe touched off a political crisis that ended Mugabe’s 37 years of rule, returned to Zimbabwe on Wednesday and announced that he would be sworn in as interim president on Friday.

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Mugabe Resigns After Zimbabwean Parliament Begins Impeachment

Dictator Robert Mugabe sent a letter of resignation to the Zimbabwean parliament on Tuesday, ending four decades of tyrannical misrule and concluding a delicate coup launched against him by military commanders last week.

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China Claims ‘Dwindling’ Investment in Zimbabwe amid Mugabe Chaos

Chinese state media, which have routinely promoted its ties to Zimbabwe, published a story on Monday arguing that the Chinese government had long ago began divesting from Zimbabwe as the operation to remove 93-year-old dictator Robert Mugabe continues to generate world headlines.

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Thousands of Protesters March on Harare To Demand End of Mugabe Era

AFP — Thousands of protesters flooded Zimbabwe’s streets demanding Robert Mugabe’s resignation on Saturday in a movement organised by independence war veterans and backed by ruling party barons and the army. The mass turnout came after an unprecedented week which

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, center, sits for formal photographs with university officials, after presiding over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mugabe is making his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest earlier this …

Mugabe Makes First Appearance Since Zimbabwe Coup, Falls Asleep

93-year-old Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the coup that kinda-sorta deposed him this week, attending a university graduation ceremony on Friday during which he apparently fell asleep.