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LIVE: 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 'agrees to resign', says presidency source

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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 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.

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.

 
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MUGABE MUST GO:   Protesters hold posters asking President Mugabe to step down at a demonstration at Zimbabwe Grounds in Harare, Zimbabwe. (AP)

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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.

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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.

Mugabe must leave office 'today': war veterans' leader

2017-11-19 12:59

President Robert Mugabe must leave office on Sunday, the head of Zimbabwe's war veterans association says, as pressure builds on the authoritarian leader to resign after a military takeover.

LATEST: Zimbabwe party members urge Mugabe to 'rest'

2017-11-19 10:58

The youth league of Zimbabwe's ruling party says President Robert Mugabe should resign and take a rest as an "elder statesman", while his wife, Grace, should be expelled from the party "forever".

LATEST: Zimbabwe lawmakers 'definitely' seek impeachment

2017-11-19 09:32

Zimbabwe's parliament will "definitely" put in motion a process to impeach President Robert Mugabe, the main opposition's parliamentary chief whip says, adding that they have been in discussions with the ruling Zanu-PF party to act jointly.

Mugabe, army chiefs to meet for crunch talks

2017-11-19 06:11

Embattled President Robert Mugabe is set to meet with the army chiefs who took over Zimbabwe in a bid to end the crisis that has gripped the nation, state TV says.

Analysis: More evil to come for Zim under Mnangagwa

2017-11-19 05:56

The ousting of President Robert Mugabe by political and military elites will result in more of the same abuse of Zimbabweans unless the SADC joins forces with world powers to effect real change, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Today we have won, Zimbabweans cheer during mass rally

2017-11-18 19:20

For the first time in nearly 40 years, Zimbabweans from all around the country gathered en masse without fear of violence from the police or reprisal.

Zuma says Zimbabwe situation is in 'early days'

2017-11-18 17:30

South African President Jacob Zuma two days ago said Zimbabwe's political situation "very shortly will be becoming clear". Now Zuma says the situation is in "early days."

UN envoy for Libya sets his sights on institutions

2017-11-18 17:53

Five months after he was appointed to lead UN peace efforts in Libya, Ghassan Salame says he is focused on building institutions as a way to unite the country.

Zim military urges marchers to be orderly, warns against 'agent provocateurs'

2017-11-18 16:07

Zimbabwe's military is urging the thousands upon thousands of people streaming through the capital to be orderly and "vigilant against agent provocateurs" who might wish to discredit the push to get longtime President Robert Mugabe to step aside.

'I never thought I would see this day,' says ex-Zim minister Coltart

2017-11-18 14:12

A former Zimbabwean Cabinet member says a "massive march" is being held in the country's second-largest city, adding that "I never thought I would see the day as we marched past central police station without being arrested".

African Union calls for Libya 'slave market' probe

2017-11-18 15:03

The African Union has called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men.

Numsa slams 'ugly military coup' in Zim, but says doesn't back Mugabe

2017-11-18 12:57

The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa has condemned what it describes as "a coup" against President Robert Mugabe's government in Zimbabwe. The union, however, says it doesn't back Mugabe.

In DRC, fight for sanitation is also a fight for dignity

2017-11-18 14:18

From crouching over a small hole with a sheet for privacy to defecating in the open air, for millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to the toilet is a daily act of misery.

Exuberant protesters remove, stomp on Mugabe signs

2017-11-18 12:16

Some of the several thousand exuberant demonstrators in Zimbabwe's capital are removing street signs with the name of President Robert Mugabe and stomping on them as pressure builds for the longtime leader to step aside.

Zimbabwe: A guide to what's happened so far in Mugabe drama

2017-11-18 11:51

A lot has happened in the past few days in Zimbabwe, where the world's oldest head of state tries to remain in power even under military house arrest. Here is what's happened so far.

Suspected jihadists kill at least 6 in northern Burkina Faso

2017-11-18 14:18

Local government and security officials say suspected jihadists have staged an attack in Burkina Faso's northern Soum province, killing at least six people.

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.

'He should have been long retired' - veteran on Mugabe

2017-11-19 12:01

Members of Zanu-PF have started arriving at the party's headquarters in Harare where they are expected to tell President Robert Mugabe that he has officially been recalled.

LATEST: Senior Zanu-PF figures gather ahead of meeting to discuss calls to expel Mugabe

2017-11-19 10:22

Senior figures in Zimbabwe's ruling party are gathering ahead of an emergency meeting to discuss calls to expel longtime President Robert Mugabe from the party.

AS IT HAPPENED: Mugabe, wife Grace 'ready to die for what is correct', says nephew

2017-11-18 20:20

Zimbabweans protesting against President Robert Mugabe and calling for a 'New Zimbabwe' have converged and were addressed in their numbers, with some now blocked from heading in the direction of Mugabe's private residence, Blue Roof.

'This is a great day': Zimbabweans revel in Mugabe's ruin

2017-11-18 18:06

President Robert Mugabe clings to office, the military is in power and the much-feared Zanu-PF party still rules - but Zimbabweans put such issues aside to happily embrace what they hope is a new era for the country.

Zimbabwe media call country 'free and liberated'

2017-11-18 16:30

Zimbabwe's state-run broadcaster is calling the country "free and liberated" as the bulk of the capital's population seems to be streaming toward the official residence of longtime President Robert Mugabe in a call for him to leave.

Progress on balanced food goals 'poor' in Africa: FAO

2017-11-18 16:32

Africa is making only faltering progress towards food and nutrition security, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned.

Protesters march to Mugabe's official residence, 'want to see him out '

2017-11-18 14:33

Zimbabwe's state-run media are showing previously unthinkable images of demonstrations against President Robert Mugabe as several thousand exuberant people march toward his official residence, the State House.

UN seeks to put human rights experts into new Sahel force

2017-11-18 15:03

The United Nations is seeking to put human rights advisers and monitors into the 5 000-troop African force from five nations that in charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region

GALLERY: Zimbabweans march against Mugabe

2017-11-18 13:55

Blacks, whites, young and the old have come together in Harare to send a message to President Robert Mugabe that he "must go". Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years.

Togo faces calls to end political crisis

2017-11-18 14:18

Togo's authorities have been urged to end their crackdown on anti-government protests and open talks to end a months-long political crisis.

5 killed as Kenya police clash with Odinga supporters

2017-11-18 14:18

At least five people have been killed in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions over the disputed presidential election continued.

Zimbabwe: Developments since the military takeover

2017-11-18 11:17

Here is a timeline of the developing political crisis in Zimbabwe, where the military has taken control of the country but President Robert Mugabe is clinging to power.

#AntiMugabeRally 'an opportunity for a fresh start', says Zim pastor Mawarire

2017-11-18 11:02

Zimbabwe activist pastor Evan Mawarire has described the the anti-Mugabe rally as "a momentous occasion" and an opportunity for a "fresh start" to advance democratic change in the country.

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