SOLD HIS COWS? Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is Africa's oldest head of state

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, 92, has confirmed that he became a grandfather for the first time last month when his only daughter Bona Chikore gave birth to a baby boy at a hospital abroad, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports.

Mr Mugabe said his wife Grace was with their daughter and grandson, and would return to Zimbabwe next month.

Mugabe, 92, was one for the prominent fifteen African leaders who were present when President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in for a fifth term last Thursday.

During a state dinner in Kampala, Mugabe walked in so gently a few minutes after the opening prayer and got a standing ovation; every one sprung to their feet and cheered.