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2018-02-27 08:30

'Angry and bitter' Mugabe says Mnangagwa 'must apologise' – report

Harare - A bitter Robert Mugabe says new President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his allies should apologise for last year’s military operation that ousted him from power – and he doesn't think Zanu-PF will win this year's polls.

Mugabe made the comments at a private party held for him on Saturday at his Harare mansion to celebrate his 94th birthday.

"They must accept and apologise that what they did was wrong," the private Standard newspaper quoted Mugabe as telling guests, who included ex-members of Mugabe’s former cabinet.

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Mugabe's fashion designer son Robert jnr says his mom Grace inspires him - report

Harare – Zimbabwean former president Robert Mugabe's son, who launched a clothing label last December, has reportedly said that his parents "do not want him to have it easy in his new line of business", adding that his mother, former first lady Grace Mugabe is his "inspiration".

Robert Mugabe Junior’s clothing label xGx was launched in Johannesburg just weeks after the nonagenarian's fall from power.

Robert said at the time of the launch that he hoped that his label would be "competitive on the international scene".

According to Daily News, Robert told a South African radio station, Massive Metro, recently that he had always wanted to "create and design", and in December he "made it happen".

Bellarmine and Robert Mugabe Junior

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At least 2 killed during weekend protests in DRC

Kinshasa - Two people were killed during weekend marches in the Democratic Republic of Congo calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the latest of several demonstrations forcefully put down by authorities.

Bishop Donatien Nshole, whose organisation supported the rallies, told AFP one man was killed in the capital Kinshasa and another died when he was shot by a guard in the northwestern city of Mbandaka during Sunday's rallies.

The head of the UN's DRC mission Leila Zerrougui said in a statement she "regrets that at least two people were killed... despite instructions given to security forces to show restraint."

Joseph Kabila

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Students too scared to return to Nigeria school after attack

Lagos - Frightened students are staying away from the school in northern Nigeria where Boko Haram extremists seized 110 girls in a raid a week ago.

The Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi in Yobe state had been closed following the attack that reminded many of Boko Haram's kidnapping of 276 girls from a boarding school in Chibok in 2014.

Teachers resumed classes on Monday, a day after Nigeria's government for the first time acknowledged the number of girls missing, but students were absent.

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PICS: Mugabe had a 'hero's' birthday party... and Grace doesn't look that sad

Harare - Hang on, didn't Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe just tell an Africa Union chief he didn't feel safe and that his wife Grace was in tears every day?

These pics from Mugabe's glitzy private 94th birthday party in Harare over the weekend certainly don't make the former first couple look that unhappy.

Taken from Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao's Facebook page, they show Grace Mugabe in a sweeping red evening dress. She and her husband clasp hands in front of an imposing doorway flanked by their three children (including daughter Bona, who's reportedly just given birth to her second child).

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