Mugabe’s body arrives home in a divided Zimbabwe Sep 12, 2019 0 1262 12345 AFPHarareThe body of Zimbabwe’s ex-president, Robert Mugabe, arrived home on Wednesday to an honour guard in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin.Mugabe, a guerrilla leader who rose to power after Zimbabwe’s independence from Britain and governed until he was ousted by the military in 2017, died on Friday in Singapore, aged 95. His health deteriorated after he was toppled by the army and former loyalists in November 2017, ending an increasingly iron-fisted rule during which he crushed his opponents. Around two thousand supporters, family members and government officials were on the tarmac at Harare airport to welcome Mugabe’s remains as they arrived by charter flight from Singapore, a reporter said.Soldiers stood guard along a red carpet as military officers walked solemnly alongside the coffin drapped in the green, gold, black and red national flag. Mugabe’s wife, Grace, wearing a black veil, sat with President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a military band played a gospel song. RELATED ARTICLES UN officials link US, Syrian & Russian forces to war crimes Sep 12, 2019 0 258 Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation pledge faces widespread condemnation Sep 12, 2019 0 286 Iran denounces ‘US-Israeli plot’ over N-programme Sep 12, 2019 0 1128 Hundreds of displaced children died at Syria’s Al-Hol camp: UN Geneva: At least 390 children have died this year amid the inhumane conditions of the Syrian Al-Hol refugee camp, where 11,000 family members of foreign Islamic State fighters are housed, UN rights investigators .. ‘You will never break our will’, Palestinians say to Netanyahu West Bank: Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex, and they vowed never .. Israel strikes Hamas after new Gaza rocket fire: Army AFP Jerusalem Several rockets were fired Wednesday from the Gaza Strip at Israel, which responded by striking Hamas military positions in the enclave, the Israeli army said. The afternoon exchange came a day after .. Sudan’s ruling council, rebel leaders agree on peace talks roadmap JUBA: Sudan’s ruling council and rebel leaders have agreed on a roadmap for peace talks that are expected to begin in October and last about two months, officials from both sides said on Wednesday. The council, a .. Nigerian tribunal rejects bid to overturn Buhari’s election ABUJA: A Nigerian election tribunal on Wednesday rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn the February presidential election. The widely expected defeat for opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar .. S Sudan rivals to keep to deadline for unity govt Juba: South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar on Wednesday vowed to stick to a November deadline for creating a long-delayed power-sharing government, during a rare meeting in the capital Juba. .. China envoy raps Germany over meeting with HK activist BERLIN: A meeting between Germany’s foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will damage its relations with China, Beijing’s ambassador to Berlin said on Wednesday in an unusually direct verbal attack on an .. Kim supervised test of ‘super-large’ rocket launcher: N Korea Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally supervised the test-firing of a “super-large” rocket launcher, state media reported on Wednesday. Kim “gave field guidance to the test-fire of [a] super-large ..