Tag: Robert Mugabe


Zimbabwe is yet to reckon with reality of Gukurahundi

By Marko Piri For years, families of victims of mass killings and disappearances at the hands of government forces in Zimbabwe during the 1980s have tried to locate the remains of their loved ones for formal reburial. Described by some researchers as a genocide, the violence associated with the late Robert Mugabe’s Gukurahundi campaign continues to be […]

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UK considered honouring Mugabe with membership to elite cricket club

John Major vetoed a Foreign Office idea to offer honorary membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, saying it was a “dodgy precedent”, records released by the National Archives reveal. The FCO proposed the offer for Mugabe’s 1994 state visit to the UK, stating he was “reportedly […]