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AS IT HAPPENED: Today we're witnessing the beginning of a new democracy, says Mnangagwa

2017-11-22 19:00

Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in Zimbabwe and is set to address Zanu-PF supporters at the party headquarters in the capital Harare.Follow the live updates.

Mnangagwa: More of the same for suffering Zimbabwe?

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Even before Robert Mugabe's resignation, many Zimbabweans have tempered their yearning for his downfall with the knowledge that his likely successor has a similar reputation for brutality and corruption.

'The will of the people will always succeed,' says Mnangagwa

2017-11-22 20:54

In his first public appearance since fleeing the country after his dismissal as vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe was witnessing the beginning of a new democracy.

Egypt detains 29 on charges they spied for Turkey

45 minutes ago

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for two weeks of 29 suspected members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood on charges they spied for Turkey.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa announces 'unfolding full democracy'

2017-11-22 19:47

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country is witnessing a "new and unfolding democracy" in his first public speech in his new role.

 
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N Korean workers leave Angola after sanctions boost

45 minutes ago

More than 150 North Korean labourers have left Angola following tightened sanctions against the pariah state, the southern African country has said.

Ugandan tabloid editors detained over 'fake' story

2017-11-22 20:06

The editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspapers have been detained over what authorities called a fake news story about a political plot implicating the president.

Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'

2017-11-22 19:07

Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a "total hell" that they wouldn't wish on their "worst enemy" as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country.

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Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe, meets officials: aide

2017-11-22 17:08

Zimbabwe's ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has met with top government and ruling party officials ahead of his inauguration as president on Friday, says an aide.

World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago

2017-11-22 17:08

A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago

US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

2017-11-22 15:42

US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials have said.

Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's 'Crocodile' to snap up the top job

2017-11-22 14:22

Nicknamed "the Crocodile" for his ruthlessness, Emmerson Mnangagwa who will take over as Zimbabwe's next president, is a hardliner with ties to the military who could prove as authoritarian as his mentor Robert Mugabe.

Chad denies US claim its president took oil bribe

2017-11-22 14:13

Chad's government has denied allegations by US investigators that President Idriss Deby received a $2m bribe for oil rights in the country.

More remains of slain US soldier found in Niger

2017-11-22 13:26

Additional remains of a US soldier who was killed in an ambush in Niger last month have been found in the West African nation, the Pentagon has said.

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.

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.

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

2017-11-22 16:53

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has emerged from hiding, departing from neighbouring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert Mugabe's stunning resignation.

UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes

2017-11-22 15:42

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says terrorist groups and criminals are capitalising on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically, which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

At least 30 killed in farmer-herder violence in Nigeria: police

2017-11-22 14:13

At least 30 people were killed when farmers attacked herdsmen in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, police has told AFP.

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

2017-11-22 12:01

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.

Archeologists find Roman shipwrecks off Egypt's north coast

2017-11-22 13:26

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered three sunken shipwrecks dating back more than 2 000 years to Roman times off the coast of the city of Alexandria.

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.

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.

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