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Profile: Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe

19 minutes ago

Following a week long political stand-off, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has resigned after nearly four decades in power and fears of an attempted coup, which was denied by the military, against his government.

Emmerson Mnangagwa to head Zimbabwe - Zanu-PF chief whip

27 minutes ago

Ruling party chief whip Lovemore Matuke has confirmed that recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa would take over as the Zimbabwe's leader within 48 hours.

'I Robert Mugabe tender my resignation'

2017-11-21 18:10

Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda told lawmakers, ending a 37-year rule defined by brutality and economic collapse.

Parliament in next stage of Mugabe impeachment

2017-11-21 17:25

Bells have rung to summon Zimbabwe's Parliament members to gather for the next stage of the impeachment process for President Robert Mugabe.

 
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PRAYER:   Zimbabweans gather to pray for the country in a park opposite the parliament building in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe. (AP)

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GALLERY: Zimbabweans break out in song and dance as Robert Mugabe steps down

55 minutes ago

President Robert Mugabe has succumbed to pressure for him to resign amid moves to have him impeached. Here are some of the reactions.

Parliament hears charges in Mugabe impeachment

2017-11-21 17:35

Zimbabwe's Parliament members are cheering as they listen to allegations against President Robert Mugabe as they enter the next stage of the impeachment process.

Libya's parliament votes in favour of UN road map

2017-11-21 17:25

A Libyan spokesperson says parliament has voted in favour of the United Nations' new action plan, which gives new life to stalled political talks and aims at healing divisions.

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'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DRC's Goma

2017-11-21 17:25

Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. The shirt is stained with blood. It's the school uniform of her eight-year-old son Nathanael, who was kidnapped on his way to class in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Zimbabwe opposition head urges free elections

2017-11-21 16:02

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is telling a crowd outside Parliament that a "democratic Zimbabwe cannot be built by another undemocratic process".

Burundi opposition to boycott new round of talks: UN

2017-11-21 16:29

A new round of talks aimed at ending the political crisis in Burundi will open later this month in Tanzania, but the main opposition alliance will not take part, the UN envoy said Monday.

Zimbabwe parliament opens session to begin Mugabe impeachment: AFP

2017-11-21 15:08

Zimbabwe's parliament opened a session to begin the process of impeaching President Robert Mugabe, which could lead to him being stripped of office, says an AFP correspondent.

53 protesters killed over six months in DRC: report

2017-11-21 15:41

Police and security forces killed at least 53 protesters during anti-government demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo between April and October, according to a report.

2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

2017-11-21 14:50

2 representatives of Chinese energy conglomerate are charged in New York with offering millions of dollars in bribes to the president of Chad and the Ugandan foreign minister to generate business

Nigeria bombing: Death toll hits 50

2017-11-21 12:11

Police in northern Nigeria say the death toll has risen to 50 in a suicide bombing at a mosque during morning prayers.

Tsvangirai 'not working with any Zanu-PF faction to oust Mugabe,' MDC claims

2017-11-21 11:04

Zimbabwe's main opposition the Movement for Democratic Change party says it remains "vigilant and consistent", adding that it is not concerned about the ruling Zanu-PF party infighting.

'I won't stand in the way of Zimbabwean people and Zanu-PF,' says Mnangagwa

2017-11-21 10:31

Zimbabwe's ousted deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa says the Zimbabwe Defence Forces’s intervention was "aimed at preserving the ethos of our struggle against British Colonialism".

Relatives mourn Morocco stampede victims

2017-11-21 10:54

Mourning relatives have started burying the victims of a stampede that killed 15 women during a food aid delivery near the popular tourist town of Essaouira on Morocco's coast.

Two dead in suicide attack in northern Cameroon

2017-11-21 10:54

A suicide attack at a market killed at least two civilians and wounded around 20 others in a northern region of Cameroon plagued by Boko Haram attacks, sources has said.

Zim war veterans ask High Court to validate 'army intervention'

2017-11-21 06:02

Zimbabwe's war veterans have reportedly approached the High Court seeking an order declaring the intervention by the defence forces as a lawful and justified action meant to defend constitutionalism.

AS IT HAPPENED: Mugabe in talks with ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa

2017-11-20 15:13

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in contact with ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is set to return to the country soon, says the army chief .

Boko Haram kills six in NE Nigeria: militia, local

2017-11-20 21:39

Boko Haram fighters killed six farmers outside the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the civilian militia and the brother of one of the victims have said

Ousted VP in contact with Mugabe, expected in Zimbabwe soon: army chief

2017-11-20 20:48

Ousted Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is in contact with President Robert Mugabe and will return to the country soon, the army chief has said in a televised statement.

Two killed in protests after Kenya's top court upholds election

2017-11-20 20:31

Kenya's Supreme Court has validated the election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta, sparking opposition protests that left two dead, according to police.

Overwhelming support for Mugabe impeachment - Zanu-PF chief whip

2017-11-20 20:00

Zanu-PF's chief whip says it has support, pledged from 230 of about 260 of its members, to go ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe.

AS IT HAPPENED: Zuma heads to #Zimbabwe as calls mount for Mugabe to quit

2017-11-21 06:02

South African President Jacob Zuma and Angolan President Joao Lourenco are heading to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, following talks between regional leaders.

Egypt confirms Sisi to meet Lebanon's Hariri

2017-11-21 16:29

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Cairo has confirmed, before the premier returns to Lebanon to face the political crisis over his resignation.

Zuma, Angolan president to visit Zimbabwe - official

2017-11-21 15:36

Angolan President Joao Lourenco says he and President Jacob Zuma would fly to Zimbabwe following talks between regional leaders on the crisis engulfing the country.

Dozens support Algerian newspaper director on hunger strike

2017-11-21 15:41

Dozens of Algerian journalists and human rights activists have gathered in support of a newspaper editor, who has been on a hunger strike for a week.

GALLERY: Mugabe 'must go' protesters demand

2017-11-21 13:21

Zimbabweans gathered in a park opposite the parliament building in downtown Harare are demanding that President Robert Mugabe must go. See the pictures

Africa's overall governance trajectory remains positive, says report

2017-11-21 14:50

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has released its 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, saying the continent's overall governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.

Six dead, including two soldiers, in DRC attack

2017-11-21 14:50

Six people, including two soldiers, died in clashes between the army and militiamen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese army has said.

Zuma joins other regional leaders in Angola to discuss Zim crisis

2017-11-21 11:24

Four regional countries are meeting on Zimbabwe's crisis. President Jacob Zuma is joining the Angola-hosted summit of the SADC, along with the leaders of Zambia and Tanzania.

UN chief urges probe of migrants' sale in Libya as slaves

2017-11-21 10:54

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for an immediate investigation into the reported sale of African migrants in Libya, saying transactions may amount to crimes against humanity

Mnangagwa to Mugabe: Current political crisis 'not a matter between me and you'

2017-11-21 09:39

Former Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Managwagwa in exile in an unknown location has told President Robert Mugabe in a statement that the current political and constitutional crisis in the country is not a matter between him and the veteran leader.

Zimbabwe: Developments since the military takeover

2017-11-21 10:44

Here is a timeline of the developing political crisis in Zimbabwe, where the country's 93-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, insists he is still in power despite a military takeover and a rising clamour for him to quit.

'I won't return home until my security is guaranteed,' Mnangagwa tells Mugabe

2017-11-21 09:17

Zimbabwe’s ex-vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has confirmed that his former boss President Robert Mugabe has made contact with him and invited him to return back home to discuss the current political situation in the country.

Army chief calls for 'calm,' 'patience' to solve Zimbabwe crisis

2017-11-20 21:39

Zimbabwe's army chief called in a televised statement Monday for the public to remain "calm and patient" while the political crisis engulfing the nation is resolved.

Egyptian singer detained over racy video clip

2017-11-20 21:39

Security officials say prosecutors have ordered an Egyptian female pop singer detained for a week on accusations of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip

Guinea schoolchildren protest in support of teachers' strike

2017-11-20 20:31

Thousands of schoolchildren in Guinea have descended onto the streets of the west African country on Monday to support a walkout by their teachers against the government.

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