The president reaching the grand old age of 92 this weekend is a deep irony in a country where life expectancy is more than 30 years lower. It’s grim in Zim, says Sean O'Grady
Official declaration will make it easier for Western aid agencies to raise the money to buy the food the country needs to prevent starvation
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
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
Zimbabwe's leader criticised Western nations' attempts to 'proscribe new rights contrary to our values, norms, traditions and beliefs'
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
President Obama told Johannesburg Mandela 'not only freed the prisoners, he freed the jailers as well'
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?
Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister said his party is ready to contest elections on 31 July, despite worries that the poll is taking place before democratic reforms can be completed.