Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's long-time dictator has finally, formally resigned, and former immigration minister Philip Ruddock has been entrusted with reviewing religious protections in Australian law. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
Good morning, early birds. Zimbabwe's interminable dictator has refused to resign despite last week's military coup, and Australia could hit a 50% renewable energy target by 2030, with only "moderate growth" in the sector needed to achieve it. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
The Zimbabwean coup was triggered by army commander General Constantine Chiwenga threatening on Monday to "step in" to calm recent political tensions.
Rather than being unfit for a World Health Organisation ambassadorship, Robert Mugabe is a good fit for the body.
Zimbabwe heads to the polls today -- but the iron grip of Robert Mugabe, and the passive state-controlled media, is feeding fears the election will not be fair. Some are fighting back.
With Robert Mugabe hoping to be the world's only nonagenarian head of government, Crikey intern Joanna Robin finds out what other world leaders are making the most of their golden years.
Nando’s has choked on the bone of a new advertisement for a six-piece chicken combo after it generated a windfall of negative attention in Zimbabwe from supporters of Robert Mugabe. The fun, zesty ad sends up Mugabe and other ruthless dictators, arming them with water pistols, microphones and a swing.
Now I know the odds are against him. But 6/1 ($7.0) about Colonel Gaddafi still being in charge of at least part of Libya at the end of the year just seemed to good to me to resist, writes betting man Richard Farmer.
Mugabe’s regime had already brought Zimbabwe to its knees, but it had now lost any political credibility as well, writes Rafiq Copeland, from northern Africa.