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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.

Julius Malema (Mujahid Safodien / AFP / Getty)

South Africa’s Parliament Passes Motion to Take Land ‘Without Compensation’

South Africa’s National Assembly passed a motion Tuesday to allow the government to expropriate land without compensation, fulfilling the wishes of radicals and black nationalists, but raising fears for the fate of the country’s white minority, as well as the future of its agricultural sector.

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.

Chinese tourists take photos of North Korea from the Broken Bridge at the Chinese border city of Dandong in China's northeast Liaoning province, opposite the North Korean town of Sinuiju on September 4, 2017. China said on September 4 it had lodged an official protest with its ally North Korea …

Martel: The Value of Calling a Shithole a ‘Shithole’

In a news cycle full of poverty, war, political intrigue, and all the usual torment, America’s media have wasted valuable time this week debating the value of President Donald Trump’s use of a bad word.

Emmerson Mnangagwa

U.S. Analysts Urge Businesses to Invest in Zimbabwe as Chaos Continues

Some American analysts are calling on investors in the United States to re-engage with Zimbabwe, ignoring the unrest that has been plaguing the African nation since the military’s removal of the continent’s oldest dictator Robert Mugabe last November.

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.

Illustration of Bitcoin rising over the moon -- the coin reached a price of $10,000 on November 28.

Bitcoin Price Cracks All-Time High of $10,000

The price of one full Bitcoin, the original decentralized digital currency, officially hit 10,000 U.S. dollars early Tuesday morning, according to data from CoinMarketCap.

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.

Robert Mugabe

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.