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LIVE: It's a new Zimbabwe... Mugabe must go, protesters say at #Anti-MugabeRally

2017-11-18 08:15

Zimbabweans are expected to converge in their big numbers on Saturday for a protest against President Robert Mugabe who has ruled the country for 37 years. Follow the live updates.

'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.

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

 
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FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE:  Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe, arrives to preside over a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe. (AP)

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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.

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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

'If Mugabe becomes stubborn, we'll arrange for him to be fired Sunday,' says Zanu-PF official

2017-11-17 14:00

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party is reportedly gearing up to recall its long-time leader Robert Mugabe from office if the nonagenarian resists pressure from the army to quit.

Major damage as fire sweeps through Cameroon parliament

2017-11-17 15:09

A fire has swept through the main building of Cameroon's parliament in Yaounde overnight, causing substantial damage but no injuries.

US says Sudan cutting trade, military ties to North Korea

2017-11-17 14:04

The United States has said that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration's efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North's testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

Egypt confirms death of leading jihadist in air strikes

2017-11-17 12:39

Egypt's interior ministry confirmed says the death of one of the country's most wanted militants in air strikes late October against a group behind a deadly ambush on policemen.

Will Mugabe attend university graduation ceremony?

2017-11-17 11:16

Zimbabwe's state television says a graduation ceremony at a university where President Robert Mugabe is the chancellor would proceed as planned, although it is unclear if the veteran leader would attend.

We're making 'significant progress' in talks for Mugabe's departure – army

2017-11-17 10:23

Zimbabwe's military says it is making "significant progress" in talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure while it pursues and arrests some allies of the leader and his wife.

BREAKING: Zim's ousted VP Mnangagwa back in the country

2017-11-17 09:55

Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking last week triggered the military takeover, has returned to the country, a senior aide says.

Mugabe to exile in SA?

2017-11-17 09:04

Zimbabwean media says that President Robert Mugabe on Thursday reportedly "agreed in principle" to step down after 37 years in power, adding that he was set to exile in South Africa.

Power, whites and gays - Mugabe in quotes

2017-11-17 08:00

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

Mnangagwa and the military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

2017-11-17 05:53

The coup in Zimbabwe's means that Mugabe’s long and disastrous presidency is finally over. The questions that remain are the precise details and mechanics of the deal which secures his departure, writes The Conversation.

Mugabe refuses to stand down in talks with military

2017-11-16 23:04

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, has refused to resign during a crunch meeting with military generals who have seized control of the country.

Kenya's Supreme Court to rule Monday on election appeals

2017-11-16 22:51

Kenya's Supreme Court says that it would issue its ruling Monday on challenges to the validity of the October 26 presidential re-run election won by incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.

UN chief welcomes efforts on Zimbabwe crisis

2017-11-16 21:43

The spokesperson for the UN secretary-general says Antonio Guterres welcomes the efforts of the southern African regional bloc to "facilitate a peaceful solution to the situation" in Zimbabwe.

Egyptian army says 3 militants killed, 74 arrested in Sinai

2017-11-16 21:43

Egypt's armed forces say they have killed three "high-level" suspected militants and arrested 74 others in sweeps in the troubled northern Sinai Peninsula in recent days

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.

Kenya police use tear gas on supporters welcoming Odinga

2017-11-17 15:09

Kenya police have used tear gas and water cannon on a large crowd of supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga who gathered to welcome him from a trip overseas.

In restive anglophone Cameroon, fear, anger and a curfew

2017-11-17 14:04

It's only 20:00, but in the bars by the Hospital Roundabout, one of the liveliest nightspots in Bamenda, thoughts are already turning to last orders.

PICS: Mugabe attends university graduation in 1st public event since military takeover

2017-11-17 11:56

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's first public appearance since a military takeover is at a university graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare.

Prosecutor calls Benghazi suspect 'commander' of 2012 attack

2017-11-17 12:39

Prosecutors are urging jurors to convict a man they say masterminded the 2012 attacks on US compounds in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Mugabe's refusal to step down is his 'last card' to retain power

2017-11-17 10:57

President Robert Mugabe's refusal to step down has been described as his last card to retain power, while a military intervention by the regional Southern African Development Community in his favour has been ruled out.

Zim army confirms detentions of Mugabe allies

2017-11-17 10:08

Zimbabwe's military says it has detained some "criminals" in President Robert Mugabe's government after generals took over in a dispute over who would succeed the 93-year-old leader.

Army says to advise on outcome of talks with Mugabe 'as soon as possible'

2017-11-17 09:48

The Zimbabwean army has reportedly said that it is "engaging" with President Robert Mugabe, adding that progress has been made in targeting "criminals" around the veteran leader.

Mugabe 'trying to buy time' to negotiate his exit

2017-11-17 08:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has refused to resign after meeting generals who have seized control of the country, as sources suggest the veteran leader is "buying time" to negotiate his exit.

AU lets SADC bloc take lead on Zimbabwe

2017-11-17 08:00

The African Union will allow Zimbabwe's southern neighbours in the SADC regional bloc to mediate in the political crisis there, a senior official has said after talks in Washington.

Zimbabwe 'acting president' Twitter account suspended

2017-11-17 05:53

A newly created Twitter account that claimed to be Zimbabwe's recently sacked vice president — and its incoming leader — has been suspended.

Doing nothing, Trump may witness US goal in Mugabe's ouster

2017-11-16 22:51

Without lifting a finger of its own, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of US efforts to prise Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian President Robert Mugabe

DRC militia chief arrested: judicial source

2017-11-16 22:51

A man believed to be a leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kamwina Nsapu militia has been detained over a beheading in the troubled Kasai region, a judicial source have told AFP.

US keen on 'expanding' ties with sanctions-free Sudan

2017-11-16 21:43

The United States is keen to expand relations with Sudan that have gained a "positive momentum" after Washington lifted its trade embargo against Khartoum, a top US diplomat has said.

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