AS IT HAPPENED: Mugabe, wife Grace 'ready to die for what is correct', says nephew

2017-11-18 20:20

Zimbabweans protesting against President Robert Mugabe and calling for a 'New Zimbabwe' have converged and were addressed in their numbers, with some now blocked from heading in the direction of Mugabe's private residence, Blue Roof.

Today we have won, Zimbabweans cheer during mass rally

2017-11-18 19:20

For the first time in nearly 40 years, Zimbabweans from all around the country gathered en masse without fear of violence from the police or reprisal.

Zuma says Zimbabwe situation is in 'early days'

2017-11-18 17:30

South African President Jacob Zuma two days ago said Zimbabwe's political situation "very shortly will be becoming clear". Now Zuma says the situation is in "early days."

UN envoy for Libya sets his sights on institutions

2017-11-18 17:53

Five months after he was appointed to lead UN peace efforts in Libya, Ghassan Salame says he is focused on building institutions as a way to unite the country.


MUGABE MUST GO:   Protesters hold posters asking President Mugabe to step down at a demonstration at Zimbabwe Grounds in Harare, Zimbabwe. (AP)

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'This is a great day': Zimbabweans revel in Mugabe's ruin

2017-11-18 18:06

President Robert Mugabe clings to office, the military is in power and the much-feared Zanu-PF party still rules - but Zimbabweans put such issues aside to happily embrace what they hope is a new era for the country.

Zimbabwe media call country 'free and liberated'

2017-11-18 16:30

Zimbabwe's state-run broadcaster is calling the country "free and liberated" as the bulk of the capital's population seems to be streaming toward the official residence of longtime President Robert Mugabe in a call for him to leave.

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Zim military urges marchers to be orderly, warns against 'agent provocateurs'

2017-11-18 16:07

Zimbabwe's military is urging the thousands upon thousands of people streaming through the capital to be orderly and "vigilant against agent provocateurs" who might wish to discredit the push to get longtime President Robert Mugabe to step aside.

'I never thought I would see this day,' says ex-Zim minister Coltart

2017-11-18 14:12

A former Zimbabwean Cabinet member says a "massive march" is being held in the country's second-largest city, adding that "I never thought I would see the day as we marched past central police station without being arrested".

African Union calls for Libya 'slave market' probe

2017-11-18 15:03

The African Union has called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men.

Numsa slams 'ugly military coup' in Zim, but says doesn't back Mugabe

2017-11-18 12:57

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa has condemned what it describes as "a coup" against President Robert Mugabe's government in Zimbabwe. The union, however, says it doesn't back Mugabe.

In DRC, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

2017-11-18 14:18

From crouching over a small hole with a sheet for privacy to defecating in the open air, for millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to the toilet is a daily act of misery.

Exuberant protesters remove, stomp on Mugabe signs

2017-11-18 12:16

Some of the several thousand exuberant demonstrators in Zimbabwe's capital are removing street signs with the name of President Robert Mugabe and stomping on them as pressure builds for the longtime leader to step aside.

Zimbabwe: A guide to what's happened so far in Mugabe drama

2017-11-18 11:51

A lot has happened in the past few days in Zimbabwe, where the world's oldest head of state tries to remain in power even under military house arrest. Here is what's happened so far.

Suspected jihadists kill at least 6 in northern Burkina Faso

2017-11-18 14:18

Local government and security officials say suspected jihadists have staged an attack in Burkina Faso's northern Soum province, killing at least six people.

Zim faces for 'more political turmoil' as 1000s set to march against Mugabe

2017-11-18 08:03

Zimbabwe is set for more political turmoil, with protests planned as veterans of the independence war, activists and ruling party leaders called publicly for President Robert Mugabe to be forced from office.

Mugabe defiant despite mounting pressure to go

2017-11-17 22:52

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe appeared publicly for the first time since the military takeover in a defiant gesture, but faces pressure to step down from his party ahead of weekend protests.

US calls for return to civilian government in Zimbabwe

2017-11-17 21:18

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling for a return to civilian rule in Zimbabwe and says the country has a chance to put itself on a "new path" amid signs longtime authoritarian President Robert Mugabe will be forced from power

Zimbabwe ruling party branches want Mugabe out

2017-11-17 20:36

A UK-based official with Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party says all 10 of the party's provincial branches are calling for the removal of President Robert Mugabe.

AS IT HAPPENED: There will be fireworks #Zimbabwe war veterans warn Mugabe

2017-11-17 07:12

Talks are set to continue after Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe refused to resign during a crunch meeting with military generals who have seized control of the country. Follow the live updates.

Zimbabwe military take-over: what next for Mugabe?

2017-11-17 18:10

Zimbabwe is facing an uncertain future after President Robert Mugabe made a defiant public appearance and the army said negotiations with the 93-year-old head of state were continuing.

The Latest: Fired Zimbabwe VP won't return until Mugabe out

2017-11-17 17:11

High-level supporters of the Zimbabwe vice president whose firing led the military to step in say reports of Emmerson Mnangagwa's return to the country are false.

Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant detained over attack

2017-11-17 16:15

Egyptian authorities say a suspected Libyan militant will remain in custody for 15 days pending an investigation into a deadly attack in the country's Western Desert

Progress on balanced food goals 'poor' in Africa: FAO

2017-11-18 16:32

Africa is making only faltering progress towards food and nutrition security, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned.

Protesters march to Mugabe's official residence, 'want to see him out '

2017-11-18 14:33

Zimbabwe's state-run media are showing previously unthinkable images of demonstrations against President Robert Mugabe as several thousand exuberant people march toward his official residence, the State House.

UN seeks to put human rights experts into new Sahel force

2017-11-18 15:03

The United Nations is seeking to put human rights advisers and monitors into the 5 000-troop African force from five nations that in charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region

GALLERY: Zimbabweans march against Mugabe

2017-11-18 13:55

Blacks, whites, young and the old have come together in Harare to send a message to President Robert Mugabe that he "must go". Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years.

Togo faces calls to end political crisis

2017-11-18 14:18

Togo's authorities have been urged to end their crackdown on anti-government protests and open talks to end a months-long political crisis.

5 killed as Kenya police clash with Odinga supporters

2017-11-18 14:18

At least five people have been killed in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued.

Zimbabwe: Developments since the military takeover

2017-11-18 11:17

Here is a timeline of the developing political crisis in Zimbabwe, where the military has taken control of the country but President Robert Mugabe is clinging to power.

#AntiMugabeRally 'an opportunity for a fresh start', says Zim pastor Mawarire

2017-11-18 11:02

Zimbabwe activist pastor Evan Mawarire has described the the anti-Mugabe rally as "a momentous occasion" and an opportunity for a "fresh start" to advance democratic change in the country.

Motion to oust Mugabe tabled in parliament - report

2017-11-18 10:49

A motion of 'no confidence' in embattled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly been tabled in parliament by an opposition lawmaker.

'Mugabe no longer has regional backing, he must go,' says Botswana leader

2017-11-18 09:09

Botswana's President Ian Khama has told his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe to step down as he no longer has any regional support to cling on to power.

LATEST: Zimbabwe ruling party pursues urgent meeting

2017-11-18 07:15

Zimbabwe's state-run Herald newspaper says all 10 of the ruling party's provincial branches are calling for President Robert Mugabe and his wife to resign, and they seek a special Central Committee meeting within two days.

Zimbabwe military supports anti-Mugabe rally

2017-11-17 21:18

Zimbabwe's military says in a new statement it supports a rally called for Saturday in the capital that will urge President Robert Mugabe to step aside.

As Egypt targets gays, band reluctantly bears flag

2017-11-17 21:18

The symbol of solidarity brought a harsh backlash. As Lebanese rockers Mashrou' Leila played in Cairo, fans hoisted in the air rainbow flags, the global emblem of gay equality.

US official calls on Sudan to stop 'church demolitions'

2017-11-17 19:44

A top US official has called on Sudan to stop demolitions of "mosques and churches" as alleged by campaign groups, insisting that Washington will push for human rights and religious freedom in the country.

Mauritania broadens death penalty for blasphemy

2017-11-17 18:14

Showing repentance will no longer prevent the death penalty from being applied for blasphemy and apostasy, Mauritania has said, as the conservative Muslim nation hardens up its religious laws.

Three dead as clashes mark Kenyan opposition leader's return

2017-11-17 17:11

Three people were shot dead in Nairobi, an AFP reporter has seen, as police dispersed thousands of opposition supporters welcoming home their leader Raila Odinga from an overseas trip.

Calls for anti-Mugabe street protests on Saturday

2017-11-17 16:15

The leader of Zimbabwe's war veterans association, an influential voice in national politics, has said President Robert Mugabe must step down at once and urged people to protest against the veteran leader.

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