Top Africa stories: Ramaphosa in Zim, Mugabe, Mnangagwa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA and Zimbabwe will find ways to grow their economies, ex-president Robert Mugabe has been urged to go to the courts if he believed President Mnangagwa is illegitimate.

Zim ruling Zanu-PF party to strip Mugabe of immunity, privileges?

2018-03-20 06:00

Zimbabwe's ruling party says Robert Mugabe could lose his immunity and privileges as a former head of state and face expulsion from the party.

Zim polls: 'Charismatic' lawyer and pastor Nelson Chamisa to challenge military-backed Mnangagwa

2018-03-19 15:29

Ahead of Zimbabwe's crucial elections this year, the biggest opposition party has selected a charismatic lawyer and pastor to challenge the military-backed president in the first vote without former leader Robert Mugabe in decades.

'Go to the courts if you believe Mnangagwa is illegitimate,' Mugabe told

2018-03-19 08:53

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has reportedly been urged to approach the courts of law "if he believes President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration" is not legitimate.

'It was me who urged Mugabe to resign,' says wife Grace

2018-03-18 16:15

Former first lady Grace Mugabe says she convinced her husband to stand down after last year’s military takeover when he was determined not to, it has emerged.

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

2018-03-18 07:40

The United Nations has thrown its support behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July and urged the government to kickstart the African nation's economy as an "urgent priority".

WATCH: 'I didn't ruin Zimbabwe… and we weren't that bad', says Mugabe

2018-03-17 15:30

Ex-leader Robert Mugabe says he didn't ruin Zimbabwe and "we weren’t that bad" in terms of human rights.

Zim President Mnangagwa sacks dozens of Mugabe workers: report

2018-03-17 07:37

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has sacked dozens of workers paid by the government to work on Robert Mugabe's private properties in another setback for the former Zimbabwean president, a report says.

Zim 'has moved on', Mnangagwa says in response to 'private citizen' Mugabe's claims

2018-03-16 13:31

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the country "has moved on" in response to claims by former president Robert Mugabe that he was ousted in an illegal "coup d'etat".

WATCH: Why are there so many pythons in Harare?

2018-03-16 10:21

Snake expert Ben Vermeulen of Harare-based Reptile Rescue says he has been called in to remove nine pythons since January, and that python sightings are now much more frequent.


Zim leader names, shames looters... nearly $1bn remains stashed overseas

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Zimbabwe's new leader has publicly named more than 1 800 companies and individuals accused of illegally stashing hundreds of millions of dollars overseas and not bringing the money home under a now-expired amnesty deal.

Zimbabwe's president threatens to prosecute forex culprits

2018-03-19 16:57

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has named hundreds of mines, Chinese businesses and individuals who had illegally transferred foreign currency abroad during Robert Mugabe's rule and warned they would be prosecuted.

Zim's economic recovery is an urgent priority, says UN as it backs 'free, fair, credible' polls in July

2018-03-19 10:36

The United Nations has voiced its support for a plan to hold elections in Zimbabwe in July. The elections, which have not yet received a specific date, will be the first big test for President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

PICS: SA, Zim 'are joined on the hip… we'll find ways to grow our economies', says Ramaphosa

2018-03-19 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare over the weekend and the two leaders reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries.

Mauritius president resigns amid financial misconduct claims

2018-03-18 10:45

The president of the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius, Africa's only female head of state, has resigned amid a financial scandal.

Zim: Mnangagwa's neck tie fetches R177 768 at auction, reports say

2018-03-17 20:05

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's neck tie reportedly fetched R177 768 at an auction in Victoria Falls this week - during the country's 5th Edition of the Chief Executive Officers Africa Roundtable.

Angola's ex-leader Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling party boss

2018-03-17 10:12

Former Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will quit as head of the governing party by 2019 after the ruling MPLA denied tensions with his successor, President Joao Lourenco.

WATCH: 'It's frustrating working in Zim hospitals,' doctors say

2018-03-16 19:10

Doctors in Zimbabwe are striking for a second week over pay, working conditions and drug shortages. It's the first major labour dispute since President Mnangagwa took over.

WATCH: Zimbabwe doesn't deserve this disgrace, says Mugabe in first interview

2018-03-16 11:57

Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has called for a meeting with his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying that Zimbabwe must return to "constitutionalism", following his ouster in November.

Mugabe: 'I don't hate Mnangagwa… and of course I don't want to be president'

2018-03-16 07:30

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has said that at 94, he doesn’t want to be president. He added that he doesn’t hate his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa, but alleged that he "betrayed the whole nation".

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