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LIVE: #Zimbabwe stock exchange hammered amid Mugabe ousting

2017-11-21 06:02

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF is set to begin moves to impeach President Robert Mugabe, 93, with an official saying that a motion to strip the nonagenarian of the presidency would be presented to parliament. Follow the Live updates.

Zuma joins other regional leaders in Angola to discuss Zim crisis

39 minutes ago

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.

Tsvangirai 'not working with any Zanu-PF faction to oust Mugabe,' MDC claims

59 minutes ago

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".

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

 
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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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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.

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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.

Army chief calls for 'calm,' 'patience' to solve Zimbabwe crisis

2017-11-20 21:39

Zimbabwe's army chief called in a televised statement Monday for the public to remain "calm and patient" while the political crisis engulfing the nation is resolved.

Egyptian singer detained over racy video clip

2017-11-20 21:39

Security officials say prosecutors have ordered an Egyptian female pop singer detained for a week on accusations of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip

Guinea schoolchildren protest in support of teachers' strike

2017-11-20 20:31

Thousands of schoolchildren in Guinea have descended onto the streets of the west African country on Monday to support a walkout by their teachers against the government.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, facing impeachment, calls Cabinet meeting

2017-11-20 18:56

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.

Grace Mugabe close ally reappears on Twitter

2017-11-20 18:38

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

2017-11-20 18:38

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.

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.

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.

AS IT HAPPENED: Mugabe in talks with ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa

2017-11-20 15:13

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is in contact with ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is set to return to the country soon, says the army chief .

Boko Haram kills six in NE Nigeria: militia, local

2017-11-20 21:39

Boko Haram fighters killed six farmers outside the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the civilian militia and the brother of one of the victims have said

Ousted VP in contact with Mugabe, expected in Zimbabwe soon: army chief

2017-11-20 20:48

Ousted Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is in contact with President Robert Mugabe and will return to the country soon, the army chief has said in a televised statement.

Two killed in protests after Kenya's top court upholds election

2017-11-20 20:31

Kenya's Supreme Court has validated the election victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta, sparking opposition protests that left two dead, according to police.

Overwhelming support for Mugabe impeachment - Zanu-PF chief whip

2017-11-20 20:00

Zanu-PF's chief whip says it has support, pledged from 230 of about 260 of its members, to go ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe.

US urges action on rights abuse for closer Nigerian ties

2017-11-20 18:56

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.

South Sudan says ex-military chief freed from house arrest

2017-11-20 18:38

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.

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.

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