From Bashar al-Assad to Robert Mugabe, the Queen has come into contact with her fair share of despots
'Blue-on-blue' attacks intensify over the £9.3 million pro-EU leaflet sent to every household in the UK
Robert Mugabe says he will not be appointing a successor, and that he aims to live to be 100
Woman who once described herself as like Mr Mugabe’s 'daughter' willing to forge alliances with other opposition groups as she bids to take on the 92-year-old ruler
The 92-year-old President has previously dimissed reports that his health is declining
The following letters appear in the 26th December edition of the Independent
The year in politics, summarised in painfully awkward photographs
Loathed for her shopping sprees, the former secretary to Zimbabwe’s declining president is planning for his succession
Mr Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980
Zimbabwe's leader criticised Western nations' attempts to 'proscribe new rights contrary to our values, norms, traditions and beliefs'
The 91-year-old President has been accused of being too old to lead Zimbabwe
Mugabe is not thought to be ready to hand over power. And if he does, the power may eventually lie with his wife, not the vice-presidents
As people poured in to take their seats, a party atmosphere took hold
President Obama told Johannesburg Mandela 'not only freed the prisoners, he freed the jailers as well'
Middle-order batsman, exciting all-rounder and tall fast bowler heading Down Under
Country plunged into limbo as opposition leader alleges fraud and William Hague voices 'grave concerns' over election