Ninety-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fell on Wednesday after addressing a crowd at Harare Airport.

The incident, witnessed by newsmen, increased concern about his health, but his Spokesman, George Charamba, said the president had “just missed a step’’ when coming down from the podium.

Mugabe had just returned from Addis Ababa, where he had assumed the chairmanship of the African Union.

He was quickly helped to stand by his aides and escorted away.

Press photographers said that security guards forced them to delete pictures of the president lying on the floor.

Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980 and refused to appoint a successor, frequently visited the Far East for medical check-ups.

The government had denied that the president suffered from any serious health problems.

Images released recently showed him sleeping at several meetings.

Mugabe is due to hold his 91st birthday bash on Feb. 28 in the resort town of Victoria Falls.

The opposition in that country had criticised the president for spending millions of dollars on party while failing to revive the country’s ailing economy. (dpa/NAN)


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These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

" - Reggie Akpata

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