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Zimbabwe opposition 'cautiously optimistic'

26 minutes ago

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."

Zimbabwe has 'phantom-like' acting president

26 minutes ago

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.

 
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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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