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Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president

13 minutes ago

Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to be sworn in as president, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover.

'Jailing Mugabe would bring Zimbabwe bad luck', says survivor of Mugabe's torture

13 minutes ago

A survivor of atrocities committed by former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's regime, has called for a truth and reconciliation commission instead of jailing the former long time ruler.

On disputed land, Zimbabweans see hope after Mugabe's exit

2017-11-23 22:44

For years, a group of Zimbabwean villagers has resisted efforts by the wife of former President Robert Mugabe to force them off a farm near the capital, enduring police raids and the demolition of their homes.

500 trafficking victims rescued in west Africa: Interpol

2017-11-23 22:44

Forty people are facing prosecution after police raids in west and central Africa rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking,says Interpol.

Under protocol, Mugabe would attend swearing-in

2017-11-23 21:30

Zimbabwe's state-run broadcaster says that according to protocol, the country's outgoing leader would attend Friday's swearing-in of incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Eight Uganda tabloid staff members charged with treason

2017-11-23 21:30

Eight editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspaper groups have been charged with "treason" over an article implicating President Yoweri Museveni in a plot to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart, a defence lawyer has said

 
PRESIDENT IN WAITING:

PRESIDENT IN WAITING:   Zimbabwe's president in waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks to supporters gathered outside the Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe. (AP)

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EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya

2017-11-23 22:44

The EU has said it is working without "letup" for a durable solution to the plight of migrants in Libya, adding it shared French President Emmanuel Macron's anger over slave markets there.

Zimbabweans relish bribe-free roads after Mugabe's fall

2017-11-23 20:30

As Robert Mugabe's regime tottered and fell, one immediate benefit that Zimbabweans celebrated with glee was the sudden absence of bribe-extracting police who were a symbol of life under his rule.

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Somali pirates caught at sea, transferred to Seychelles

2017-11-23 20:30

Six suspected Somali pirates have been transferred to the Seychelles following their arrest for attacks earlier this month off southern Somalia, a Seychelles prisons official has said.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa: key dates

2017-11-23 19:38

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is set to be inaugurated as Zimbabwe's next president, is a political veteran and party hardliner who for decades worked closely with Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe's new leader Mnangagwa still under US sanctions

2017-11-23 18:00

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa remains under United States sanctions for his activities as Robert Mugabe's deputy and enforcer.

Zimbabwe opposition 'cautiously optimistic'

2017-11-23 16:41

Zimbabwe's opposition party MDC-T, which supported Robert Mugabe's removal from office, says it is "cautiously optimistic" that incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa "will not mimic and replicate the evil, corrupt, decadent and incompetent Mugabe regime."

Ethiopia says massive dam is 'a matter of life and death'

2017-11-23 16:41

Ethiopia says the construction of its massive Grand Renaissance Dam is a "matter of life or death" for its people, too.

Egypt PM leaves country for medical treatment

2017-11-23 15:43

Egypt's Prime Minister Sharif Ismail has left the country for a three-week course of medical treatment and surgery in Germany amid speculation he would be permanently replaced in a cabinet shuffle.

Zimbabwe crisis: What we know

2017-11-23 14:41

Zimbabwe was thrown into its worst political crisis since independence when strongman Robert Mugabe refused to resign despite a military takeover, mass street protests and an impeachment bid. Here is a snapshot of the turmoil of the past two weeks.

Mugabe 'granted immunity from prosecution', says he wants to die in Zim

2017-11-23 12:27

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, 93, has reportedly been granted immunity from prosecution after his resignation as the leader of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe's next leader Mnangagwa prepares to take power

2017-11-23 11:03

Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday to take power after the shock resignation of Robert Mugabe brought 37 years of authoritarian rule to an end.

Egypt destroys 10 SUVs carrying arms on Libya border: army

2017-11-23 10:01

The Egyptian army has destroyed 10 sports utility vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition on the Libyan border, a statement says.

Rwanda offers to take in Africans abused in Libya

2017-11-23 08:38

Rwanda is willing to provide refuge to as many as 30 000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign minister says.

Angola's new leader shakes up old order, visits SA

2017-11-23 05:41

Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa

Mnangagwa: More of the same for suffering Zimbabwe?

2017-11-22 21:52

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.

Egypt detains 29 on charges they spied for Turkey

2017-11-22 21:09

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.

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.

Mugabe 'will be remembered as a fearless pan-Africanist liberation fighter', says AU

2017-11-23 19:38

The AU has welcomed Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe, saying the people have expressed their will for a "peaceful transfer of power".

Repeal draconian laws, Mnangagwa urged

2017-11-23 18:00

Zimbabwean activists have urged incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa to "repeal draconian laws" and push for the opening of "lines of direct foreign investment to revive the economy", a report says.

UN condemns rise in DRC rights violations

2017-11-23 18:00

The United Nations has said it regretted a new spike in human rights violations being committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, citing a report blaming the bulk of the violence on the police and army.

Zimbabwe has 'phantom-like' acting president

2017-11-23 16:41

A Zimbabwe legal think tank says the country currently has an acting president who is neither Robert Mugabe nor the incoming Emmerson Mnangagwa, even if his whereabouts are unknown.

Britain sends envoy to Zimbabwe ahead of inauguration

2017-11-23 15:43

Britain's Africa minister Rory Stewart has arrived in Zimbabwe for wide-ranging talks, ahead of the inauguration of a new president following Robert Mugabe's dramatic departure.

SA 'dangerous' for Mugabe and wife Grace - report

2017-11-23 14:41

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace could face serious trouble if they seek refuge in South Africa, as some rights activists could "hound them for crimes" they allegedly committed in both countries.

Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

2017-11-23 14:41

Algerian voters are choosing new local leaders in an election marred by frustration over growing poverty caused by low oil prices.

Uganda's foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe

2017-11-23 13:43

Uganda's foreign minister is being urged to resign following allegations in the US that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as president of the UN General Assembly.

First picture of Mugabe after resignation goes viral on social media

2017-11-23 11:03

A picture of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, 93, and his wife Grace - purported to have been taken just before the nonagenarian signed his resignation letter on Tuesday - has gone viral on social media.

'Where is Mugabe?,' Zimbabwe wonders

2017-11-23 10:01

As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader after 37 years, attention is turning to the fate of former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace.

'We want to grow our economy, we want jobs,' Mnangagwa assures Zimbabweans

2017-11-23 08:38

Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa told crowds who turned out in Harare to greet him that "all patriotic Zimbabweans (should) come together" to ensure prosperity.

Zimbabweans must draw on years of democratic struggle to stop a repeat of Mugabe's militarism

2017-11-23 05:41

Countries - including many in Africa - have moved towards democracy incrementally. They have zig-zagged and sometimes regressed. Events in Zimbabwe should be seen in this light, writes The Conversation.

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.

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

2017-11-22 22:54

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.

N Korean workers leave Angola after sanctions boost

2017-11-22 21:09

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.

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.

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