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People in Zimbabwe are awaiting the swearing-in of a new president following Tuesday's resignation of Robert Mugabe, ending 37 years in power. The United States responded to Mugabe's departure with a call for free and fair elections, while on the streets of Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, people danced and cheered in [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
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Zimbabwe's state-run broadcaster says Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as the country's new president on Friday, taking over following the resignation of longtime leader Robert Mugabe. The announcement Wednesday came as Mnangagwa was due to return to Zimbabwe. The former vice president abruptly fled the country November 6 after Mugabe [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
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Zimbabweans celebrate late into the night after Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule. [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
Celebrations continued into the night after Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign as president came to an end. [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
AFOTY nominee Victor Moses lost his parents at 11 and arrived in London with no English before finding success in football. [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
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People in Zimbabwe react to news of Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power, Nov. 21, 2017. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
The U.S. military has launched new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya, officials tell VOA. U.S. Africa Command spokesperson Robyn Mack said the strikes occurred on November 17 and 19 near Fuqaha “in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).” Another military official confirmed that [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he hopes the president's resignation will put Zimbabwe on a "new trajectory". [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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A U.S. military drone strike has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants in Somalia, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said. Military officials told VOA that Tuesday's strike hit an al-Shabab training camp in the country's Bay region, about 200 kilometers northwest of the capital, Mogadishu. “It's obvious from what we were seeing that [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: VOA Africa News
The United States is urging Zimbabwean leaders to move the country towards a “genuine transition” and allow political space for the country's opposition and its people to determine their future. During a small roundtable with State Department reporters late Monday, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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A look at the career of Robert Mugabe, who has resigned as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years in power. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe, ending a 37-year rule. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
Additional remains of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson were found in Niger on November 12, an unnamed U.S. official said Tuesday. Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers were killed on October 4 when their convoy was ambushed as it left the village of Tongo Tongo. The official said medical examiners had [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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We are live. In Extra Time Shaka answers your questions about politics in Africa. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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The announcement from parliament's speaker sparks celebrations in the streets. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
For 37 years, Emmerson Mnangagwa was Robert Mugabe's right-hand man and one of his staunchest defenders. “Zanu-PF is a sacred party,” he told a crowd at a ZANU-PF rally earlier this year in central Zimbabwe. “It will rule and rule. Those barking will continue doing that while Zanu-PF remains in power. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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Activist and political candidate Vimbaishe Musvaburi cries as she describes her emotions following Robert Mugabe's resignation. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
People dance in the streets as the resignation of Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe is announced. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: BBC Africa News
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has stepped down, according to the speaker of the country's parliament. Speaker Jacob Mudenda read out what he said was a resignation letter from Mugabe as lawmakers met Tuesday to begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The letter said in part, "I, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, in terms of [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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