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LIVE: Mnangagwa welcome party ready #Zimbabwe

2017-11-22 05:42

Zimbabwe continues to celebrate following President Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years as head of state. Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to arrive in the country and is likely to be sworn in as president. Follow the live updates.

Mugabe's fall 'may help end Zim’s isolation on the world stage' – US

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The United States says President Robert Mugabe's resignation offers Zimbabwe's people a "historic opportunity" for change and could help end its isolation on the world stage.

There won't be much change under Zanu-PF - Zimbabweans

2017-11-22 11:30

Despite the celebrations that followed the resignation of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, there is still uncertainty among Zimbabweans about the country's future under ruling party Zanu-PF.

Mugabe 'is still a good friend of the Chinese people' - official

2017-11-22 10:28

China says it respects Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe and has vowed to continue "friendly" relations with the country it backed during his authoritarian rule.

Somaliland's ruling party candidate declared election winner

2017-11-22 10:06

The ruling party candidate in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has been declared the winner of the presidential election but the opposition claims irregularities in the vote.

 
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GOODBYE BOB:   A newspaper seller sits at a news stand, a day after President Robert Mugabe resigned, in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe. (AFP)

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Free speech in Zimbabwe parliament after 37 years of oppression

2017-11-22 11:30

The extraordinary parliamentary session which was meant to to vote for President Robert Mugabe's dismissal ended up serving as an outlet for elected officials to denounce the excesses of the nonagenarian's regime.

Cautious hope for Zimbabwe's future as Mugabe quits

2017-11-22 10:02

The resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was greeted by hopes of better times for the nation's people, in early reactions from the international community on Tuesday.

'Acts of vengeful retribution will be dealt with severely,' Zim army warns

2017-11-22 09:51

Zimbabwe's military commander is warning people not to target of adversaries following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power.

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UN warns Sudan over call to send Darfur displaced home

2017-11-22 10:06

The United Nations has said that Sudan had to disarm militias in Darfur before those displaced by the conflict could return home, rebutting a push by President Omar al-Bashir to close the camps.

Zanu-PF: Mugabe 'had overstayed the hospitality of Zimbabweans'

2017-11-22 09:17

Zanu-PF has reportedly welcomed the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, saying that he had overstayed in his position as leader of the country.

Zimbabweans celebrate in SA years after fleeing Mugabe

2017-11-22 08:57

Hundreds of Zimbabweans who fled their homeland for South Africa during the despotic rule of Robert Mugabe have taken to the streets of Johannesburg to celebrate the resignation of the hated president.

What's next for Zimbabwe as it enters a new era?

2017-11-22 05:42

While Zimbabweans take to the street to celebrate the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule and usher in of a new era, questions still remain about how a new leader will be chosen and what will happen to Mugabe.

A week of desperation: Inside Mugabe’s fight to stay in power

2017-11-22 08:29

Robert Mugabe’s defiance forced his challengers to either go through with the military coup or press on through political channels. Bloomberg's Franz Wild and Brian Latham recount Mugabe's final days as president...

Zim army chief calls for public 'restraint' after Mugabe quits

2017-11-21 22:35

Zimbabwe army chief General Constantino Chiwenga has called for law and order to be upheld after Robert Mugabe's resignation sparked wild celebrations and plunged the country into uncertainty.

Zimbabwe has chance of a future 'free of oppression' - UK

2017-11-21 21:39

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the resignation of President Robert Mugabe has given Zimbabwe "an opportunity to forge a new path free of the oppression that characterised his rule".

EXCLUSIVE: 'This is a big moment for Zim' - opposition MDC after Mugabe steps down

2017-11-21 21:00

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change has told News24 that the resignation of Robert Mugabe is a "new beginning for everyone in the country."

Mnangagwa 'likely to take over as president unless military stops him'

2017-11-21 19:35

Zimbabwe's exiled deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa was likely to take over as the the country's interim president after the resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe on Tuesday, says a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies.

Profile: Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe

2017-11-21 19:06

Following a week-long political stand-off, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has resigned after nearly four decades in power. Read more about his career.

Emmerson Mnangagwa to head Zimbabwe - Zanu-PF chief whip

2017-11-21 18:58

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.

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

2017-11-21 18:30

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.

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

Morocco regulator bans bitcoin payments

2017-11-22 10:06

Morocco's currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled.

Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

2017-11-22 08:57

From magnanimous liberator to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential.

Zimbabwe: From military takeover to Mugabe's exit

2017-11-22 05:42

Here is a timeline of the political crisis in Zimbabwe where Robert Mugabe resigned, following a military takeover and unprecedented mass protests demanding he step down.

SA singer on attack in Namibia: I got smashed in the face with a brick

2017-11-22 07:20

In an interview with The Juice, musician Riaan Smit spoke about the robbery and assault that he fell victim to while filming a music video in Namibia.

FULL LETTER: Robert Mugabe's resignation notice

2017-11-21 22:40

President Robert Mugabe's resignation letter has been read out by Zimbabwe parliamentary Speaker Jacob Mudenda to lawmakers gathered at a conference centre in Harare to discuss an impeachment motion.

Presidential hopeful Emmerson Mnangagwa flying from SA to Zimbabwe

2017-11-21 21:43

Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is in South Africa and is expected to fly to Zimbabwe to be sworn in as president, sources say.

Figure known as 'Crocodile' set to replace Zimbabwe's Mugabe

2017-11-21 21:07

Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and now poised to take over as the country's president within hours, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he learned from his longtime mentor, the newly resigned President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe in quotes: From Mandela, Obama and Hitler to resigning

2017-11-21 19:32

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, who resigned, has a long history of making colourful or controversial remarks during a reign that has spanned nearly four decades.

Group urges Egypt, UAE to reveal prisoner's whereabouts

2017-11-21 20:26

An international rights group is urging Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to reveal the whereabouts of an Egyptian prisoner who has disappeared, apparently after serving his prison sentence in the Emirati capital.

'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.

'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.

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