With or without Mugabe, Zimbabwe has key role in China’s global strategy

With or without Mugabe, Zimbabwe has key role in China’s global strategy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Zimbabwe’s long-time dictator Robert Mugabe was overthrown by his own defense chief who had close ties with Beijing’s leadership. Just a few days before he staged the coup, Gen. Constantino Chiwenga paid a hush-hush visit to Beijing and met with China’s Gen. Chang Wanquan, Minister of National Defense. Robert Mugabe […]

Mugabe breaks down in tears, steps down after 37 years ruling Zimbabwe

Mugabe breaks down in tears, steps down after 37 years ruling Zimbabwe

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2017 Robert Mugabe, the only head of state in Zimbabwe’s history as an independent nation, has agreed to step down and will be replaced by the vice president who he had sacked. Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party removed Mugabe as its leader at a special meeting and replaced him with Vice […]

China role seen in military’s sidelining of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

China role seen in military’s sidelining of Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

by WorldTribune Staff, November 17, 2017 Zimbabwe’s military seized control and placed 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe under house arrest just days after the army’s commander had met with senior Chinese military leaders, a report said. Observers have speculated that Constantino Chiwenga visited China to seek Beijing’s approval for a possible move against Mugabe, CNN reported […]

Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old ruler, Robert Mugabe, under house arrest

Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old ruler, Robert Mugabe, under house arrest

by WorldTribune Staff, November 15, 2017 Zimbabwe’s aging ruler Robert Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the nation’s army, which denied a coup was taking place. A Zimbabwean army officer, Maj. Gen. Sibusiso Moyo, went on air and denied there was a coup, but said the military was targeting “criminals” around President Mugabe. “This […]

China weighs influence options with $3 trillion hard currency reserves — Geostrategy-Direct

China weighs influence options with $3 trillion hard currency reserves — Geostrategy-Direct

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct China’s Supreme Leader Xi Jinping has ordered a drastic reduction in the speed and volume of buying influence in foreign countries due to China’s economic slowdown and the meager payback from many recipient nations. China has the world’s largest hard currency reserve, currently at a staggering amount of $3 trillion, […]