Alex Duval Smith
Alex Duval Smith is a freelance foreign correspondent based in South Africa
13 April 2012 12:00 AM
Looking hale and hearty as he shook the hands of dignitaries at Harare airport, President Robert Mugabe put an end to rumours that he was gravely ill when he returned to Zimbabwe yesterday morning.
11 April 2012 12:00 AM
Zimbabwean officials yesterday dismissed reports that President Robert Mugabe had been hospitalised during a trip to Singapore as "hogwash".
10 April 2012 10:00 AM
Rumours that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is gravely ill are intensifying after he missed last week's cabinet meeting and the one due today was cancelled.
09 April 2012 12:00 AM
African participants in the world's biggest gay beauty pageant faced violence and intimidation ahead of yesterday's final, with Zimbabwe's representative forced to withdraw after his family received death threats.
07 April 2012 12:00 AM
There were signs that Mutharika’s Green Revolution would be ruinous – even before his re-election
26 March 2012 06:41 PM
The South African rugby fraternity is in mourning today after one player was confirmed dead and hopes faded for five of his team mates, who were also feared to have drowned after being caught in rip current on a beach near Port Elizabeth.
24 March 2012 12:00 AM
Politician tells Alex Duval Smith in Harare why President will never quit
20 March 2012 12:00 AM
Six activists fear long jail sentences for alleged attempt to inspire uprising. Alex Duval Smith reports in Harare
16 March 2012 12:00 AM
After 32 years in power, Zimbabwe's President is winning new adoration with a familiar formula: taking from white businesses to give to black people. In Harare, Alex Duval Smith reports
10 March 2012 12:00 AM
Foreign workers in Africa earn good money and have all they need, but the risks are high
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Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
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- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'