Investment by Beijing has been crucial in underpinning Zimbabwe’s fragile economy in recent years
Robert Mugabe will continue as President of Zimbabwe until he is 100, governing from a “special wheelchair”, his wife has said.
The PM is to get an official plane – just what he needs the week before a spending review. But compared to political peers abroad, his wings are clipped, says Simon Calder
Mr Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980
When asked if the IRA should be admitted to Northern Ireland talks without first ending its campaign of violence, Mandela fumbled his reply
In front of leaders from around the world, South Africa’s current President was derided as Nelson Mandela was honoured
Obama’s handshake with Castro may initiate a thaw in their countries’ relations; no detente was in sight for Hollande and Sarkozy, however
As people poured in to take their seats, a party atmosphere took hold
Opponents claim Zanu-PF conned its way to power – rather than taking it by force
Opposition party says it does not rule out 'demonstrations and mass action' after process which it calls 'null and void'
Days before election, Zimbabweans read allegations of corruption in ruling party
Another sporting Andy?
On a return visit, Sue Watt finds a captivating country poised to welcome tourists again.
Ruling will decide if Britain is right to expect deportees to protect themselves by dissembling
Mystery surrounds death of Vice-President's MP husband in suspicious fire at home
He is the sorcerer's apprentice of South African politics. But deluged by a flood of damaging allegations, the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League leader Julius Malema suddenly faces the prospect that the sorcerer, President Jacob Zuma, will not wave his saviour's wand this time.