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FULL LETTER: Robert Mugabe's resignation notice

44 minutes ago

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.

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

49 minutes ago

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.

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.

 
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GALLERY  Zimbabweans celebrate after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe had resigned. (Ben Curtis/AP)

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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