Mugabe sworn in as President

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been sworn in for a new five-year term in the face of criticism from opponents and the West that the election he won in July was deeply flawed.

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Robert Mugabe: Britain and US 'should not harass us'

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said that Britain and the US should not 'harass' the African nation, referring to sanctions that he says are pressuring his government.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has threatened 'tit for tat' retaliation Credit: Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo

"They should not continue to harass us, the British and Americans," Mugabe, Africa's oldest leader at 89, said at the funeral of an airforce officer.

"We have not done anything to their companies here, the British have several companies in this country, and we have not imposed any controls, any sanctions against them, but time will come when we will say well, tit for tat, you hit me I hit you."

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