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LIVE: Caucus of Zanu-PF parliamentarians endorses impeachment motion

2017-11-20 15:13

Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe has called a Cabinet meeting for Tuesday morning even as the ruling party moves to impeach him when Parliament resumes on the same day.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, facing impeachment, calls Cabinet meeting

22 minutes ago

Zimbabwe's ruling party has ordered impeachment proceedings to begin against longtime President Robert Mugabe and expressed confidence that he could be voted out within two days, while the world's oldest head of state ignored the party's midday deadline to resign and instead summoned ministers to a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning.

US urges action on rights abuse for closer Nigerian ties

22 minutes ago

The United States has called for Nigeria to probe human rights abuses in the fight against Boko Haram, as it pledged more funds to help recovery from years of conflict.

Grace Mugabe close ally reappears on Twitter

41 minutes ago

A Zimbabwean Cabinet minister close to first lady Grace Mugabe who went silent after the military moved in last week has reappeared on Twitter, saying he is "relatively fine outside the country."

Kenya summons Tanzanian envoy over cow row

41 minutes ago

Tanzania's ambassador was summoned to explain why Kenyan cows had been forcibly auctioned after crossing into Tanzania, say officials, the latest development in a spat between the east African neighbours.

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

2017-11-20 17:43

It was a life-changing moment for Daniels when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

 
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DEFIANT:  Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during a live broadcast at State House in Harare.( File, AP)

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South Sudan says ex-military chief freed from house arrest

41 minutes ago

South Sudan says former military chief of staff Paul Malong has been released from house arrest on humanitarian grounds and flown to Kenya for medical treatment.

Zanu-PF: Mugabe could be impeached in 2 days

2017-11-20 17:43

Zimbabwe's ruling party has expressed confidence that longtime President Robert Mugabe could be impeached within two days, while the world's oldest head of state ignored the party's midday deadline to resign.

Zimbabwe opposition doubts ruling party ability

2017-11-20 16:51

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he doubts the ability of the ruling party to solve the country's challenges amid efforts to oust President Robert Mugabe.

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Zimbabweans pray for Mugabe to step down

2017-11-20 15:53

Zimbabweans have gathered in Africa Unity Square opposite Parliament to pray and call for President Robert Mugabe to step down.

Sudan's Bashir to visit Russia Thursday: Kremlin

2017-11-20 16:51

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by The International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes related to the Darfur conflict, will visit Russia,says the Kremlin.

Libya to probe 'slave auction' footage

2017-11-20 15:53

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government has announced, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off.

Rioting in Kenya after murder of 4 in alleged ethnic attack

2017-11-20 15:06

Kenyan opposition leaders say police are using gunfire and tear gas to disperse residents of a city slum protesting the overnight murder of 4 people in a suspected ethnic attack

Mugabe, 'leave state house' or we go back to the streets - Zimbabwe war vets

2017-11-20 12:12

The leader of Zimbabwe's war veterans has said they will be bringing the people back to the streets to remove President Robert Mugabe, if he does not leave.

Military 'should step back and allow people to oust Mugabe', says war vets leader

2017-11-20 11:26

Zimbabwe's influential war veterans association says the military should step back and let the people, and politics, remove longtime President Robert Mugabe from power.

15 dead, 10 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

2017-11-20 12:07

Morocco's Interior Ministry says at least 15 people have been killed and 10 others injured in a stampede as food aid was being distributed in a village.

Six hurt as police fire on DRC opposition rally: MP

2017-11-20 12:06

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired on an opposition rally, injuring six protesters denouncing the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila, a lawmaker has said.

BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's re-election in repeat polls

2017-11-20 09:50

Kenya's Supreme Court has dismisses two petitions challenging the October 26 repeat election. Judges unanimously say Uhuru Kenyatta was validly elected.

Zimbabweans baffled, worried about nation's fate

2017-11-20 09:10

Zimbabweans are worried about their country's fate after the increasingly isolated President Robert Mugabe did not resign in a televised speech as many had expected.

'Mugabe is so stubborn,' frustrated Zimbabweans say

2017-11-20 06:27

Zimbabweans who gathered at a bar in the capital to celebrate longtime President Robert Mugabe's expected announcement of his resignation say they are frustrated.

'Masterpiece or mayhem?' Zimbabwe watchers agog

2017-11-20 05:30

President Robert Mugabe's non resignation speech is either choreographed or completely out of control," says Piers Pigou, southern Africa expert for the International Crisis Group.

'We'll go for impeachment,' War veterans as they call for anti-Mugabe protest

2017-11-19 22:13

Zimbabwe's war veterans association, which used to back President Robert Mugabe but now demands he quit, called for protests after he made a TV address defying expectations he would resign.

Mugabe 'agrees to resign', says presidency source

2017-11-19 20:46

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule appeared to have come to an end on Sunday after a source confirmed he had agreed to resign and was preparing to address the nation.

Mugabe's end game: How the president could leave power

2017-11-19 18:12

Zimbabwe's ruling party ZANU-PF has sacked President Robert Mugabe as party leader, marking the accelerating collapse of the 93-year-old's support and power base.

Prosecutions likely for Zimbabwe Grace Mugabe's allies

2017-11-19 19:55

A Zimbabwean ruling party member says there could be prosecutions of members of a party faction close to the wife of President Robert Mugabe.

Zanu-PF: Fired VP Mnangagwa should be president

2017-11-19 16:07

Zimbabwe's ruling party Central Committee says recently fired vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa should be its nominee to take over as the country's president.

Zanu-PF recalling Grace Mugabe 'forever'

2017-11-19 14:32

Zimbabwe's ruling party Central Committee has begun recalling President Robert Mugabe as party leader and replacing him with recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe's wife is also being recalled 'forever'.

GALLERY: Zanu-PF celebrates expulsion of Mugabe, Grace

2017-11-19 16:45

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party fired President Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. Watch party members celebrate after the decision.

Kenya's Odinga calls for international help in deadly crisis

2017-11-20 16:51

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for "international intervention" in the country's election crisis, saying at least 31 supporters have been killed by police and militia since his return from an overseas trip.

Mugabe has lost public, party support, Britain says

2017-11-20 14:19

Robert Mugabe has "lost the support of the people and of his party", Britain says after the Zimbabwean president insisted he still holds power despite a military takeover and demands to quit.

Mugabe impeachment: Zanu-PF MPs summoned

2017-11-20 14:10

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly summoned its members of parliament "as the former liberation movement moved to trigger a process to impeach beleaguered President Robert Mugabe".

Noon deadline for defiant Mugabe passes as Zimbabwe crisis deepens

2017-11-20 12:43

Robert Mugabe is facing the threat threat of impeachment by his own party, after his shock insistence he still holds power in Zimbabwe despite a military takeover and a noon deadline to end his 37-year autocratic rule.

Going... Going... Going nowhere! Mugabe's bizarre speech decoded

2017-11-20 12:14

Everyone was waiting with bated breath for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to announce his resignation in a televised address to the nation. But he didn't.

Twitter is still freaking out over Mugabe's refusal to resign

2017-11-20 11:52

The Twitterverse has conveyed shock, outrage, and - true to form - a few witticisms after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe failed to resign in an address to the nation.

Mugabe 'agrees to terms of resignation' – report

2017-11-20 10:50

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, a CNN report says, citing sources with direct knowledge of negotiations.

Grace Mugabe 'lacks grooming and true motherhood', Zanu-PF youths say

2017-11-20 10:04

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly slammed First Lady Grace Mugabe, saying that she lacks "grooming and true motherhood as shown by her foul language during interface rallies".

Mnangagwa 'has engineered a remarkable comeback '

2017-11-20 09:21

Emmerson Mnagagwa, elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.

Noon deadline looms for defiant Mugabe as Zimbabwe crisis deepens

2017-11-20 09:05

President Robert Mugabe faces the threat of impeachment by his own part after his shock insistence he still holds power despite a military takeover and a noon deadline to end his 37-year autocratic rule.

AS IT HAPPENED: Mugabe doesn't resign in much-anticipated address to nation

2017-11-19 15:15

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has not resigned in his much-anticipated address to nation. He said he will preside over the next Zanu-PF congress. Follow the live updates.

Mugabe defies resignation expectations in TV speech

2017-11-19 21:43

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has, in a much-expected TV address, stressed he was still in power after his authoritarian 37-year reign was rocked by a military takeover.

Mugabe's political support was a 'facade' - analyst

2017-11-19 20:02

Alex Magaisa says developments show 'what Mugabe believed to be popular support was facade created' by ZANU-PF members.

Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's 'Comeback Crocodile'

2017-11-19 17:35

Emmerson Mnangagwa is well-placed to become the next leader of Zimbabwe, after his sacking as vice president triggered the military's intervention and the fall of Robert Mugabe.

Zanu-PF: Mugabe 'out or impeachment starts'

2017-11-19 15:44

Zimbabwe's ruling party Central Committee says longtime President Robert Mugabe must resign as president by noon Monday or impeachment proceedings will start.

END OF AN ERA: Zanu-PF kicks out Mugabe as leader

2017-11-19 14:07

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party sacked President Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place, a BBC report says.

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