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Zimbawe's Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense'

Zimbabwe's strong man ruler Robert Mugabe lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade on Friday. "The Europe of yesterday is gone, we have a Europe of today which has no principles at all," the 90-year-old told a crowd of thousands gathered in a Harare stadium to mark 34 years since the country's independence from Britain.

Mugabe vows crackdown on high-profile graft

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday vowed to crackdown on corruption involving high-profile officials at state institutions following recent damning exposures of graft, including at the national airline. "If there was any corruption, people will answer for it, I tell you," Mugabe said at a belated party hosted by civil servants and security forces to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Mugabe vows crackdown on high-profile graft

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday vowed to crackdown on corruption involving high-profile officials at state institutions following recent damning exposures of graft, including at the national airline. "If there was any corruption, people will answer for it, I tell you," Mugabe said at a belated party hosted by civil servants and security forces to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe backs Uganda's anti-gay law

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has thrown his weight behind Uganda's draconian anti-gay laws and hinted at a crackdown on gays in his own country, state media reported Monday. He castigated the West for punishing Kampala with aid cuts after President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that banned homosexuality in the east African country. "They (the West) want to tell us... that it's a violation of human rights, that is what they are doing to Museveni right now," Mugabe said.

At 90, Zimbabwe's Mugabe says has energy of 9-year-old

By MacDonald Dzirutwe MARONDERA, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday, having spent more than a third of his life as leader of Zimbabwe, lauded as a liberation hero by some and condemned as a human rights abuser by others. At a birthday party-cum-political rally in a football stadium, Mugabe, showed no signs of ill health after returning from Singapore for what aides said was a cataract operation.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe launches 90 birthday balloons

Thousands of people turned out Sunday to wish happy birthday to Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who threw 90 balloons into the air to mark his 90th year and continuing hold on power. Fresh off the plane from Singapore, where he had travelled for eye surgery last week, Mugabe was in typically defiant mood as he launched his birthday celebrations at Marondera stadium, east of the capital Harare. "I feel as youthful and energetic as a boy of nine," Mugabe said, before cutting his cake.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe launches 90 birthday balloons

Thousands turned out Sunday to wish happy birthday to Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who threw 90 balloons into the air to mark his 90th year and continuing hold on power. Fresh off the plane from Singapore, where the nonogenarian president had travelled for eye surgery, Mugabe arrived early at Marondera stadium to start his birthday celebrations.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe launches 90 birthday balloons

Thousands turned out Sunday to wish happy birthday to Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who threw 90 balloons into the air to mark his 90th year and continuing hold on power. Fresh off the plane from Singapore, where the nonogenarian president had travelled for eye surgery, Mugabe arrived early at Marondera stadium to start his birthday celebrations.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe launches 90 birthday balloons

Thousands turned out Sunday to wish happy birthday to Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who threw 90 balloons into the air to mark his 90th year and continuing hold on power. Fresh off the plane from Singapore, where the nonogenarian president had travelled for eye surgery, Mugabe arrived early at Marondera stadium to start his birthday celebrations.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe launches 90 birthday balloons

Thousands turned out Sunday to wish happy birthday to Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who threw 90 balloons into the air to mark his 90th year and continuing hold on power. Fresh off the plane from Singapore, where the nonogenarian president had travelled for eye surgery, Mugabe arrived early at Marondera stadium to start his birthday celebrations.
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