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There were scenes of celebration on the streets of the capital, Harare. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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Zimbabwean MPs erupt with cheers as the speaker reads out Robert Mugabe's resignation letter. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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President Lourenco, known as "JLo", sacks his police boss, spy chief and Africa's richest woman. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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The Zanu-PF ruling party in Zimbabwe are set to impeach the country's president, Robert Mugabe. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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Everton striker Oumar Niasse becomes the first Premier League player to be charged by the FA for "successful deception of a match official". [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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The bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers in eastern Adamawa state. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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A suicide bombing early Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 50 people. The attack happened as people arrived for morning prayers at the mosque in the town of Mubi, located in Adamawa state. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the bombing resembled numerous prior suicide attacks [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation's "insatiable desire'' for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old leader said Tuesday. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was dismissed earlier this month, also said in a statement that he will not return to Zimbabwe [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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The Trump administration is considering whether or not to allow imports of some African elephant hunting trophies into the United States. Initial reports that the administration might lift an existing ban on these imports sparked widespread outrage, with the President tweeting on Friday that a decision would be put on [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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Lawmakers in Zimbabwe plan to begin impeachment proceedings Tuesday against longtime President Robert Mugabe after he ignored a deadline to step down. Members of the ruling ZANU-PF party expressed hope the process could be completed within a week. The impeachment motion includes charges of abusing his authority to name his wife, [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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Many women in Yei River state say they have been the victims of sexual violence but say it is nearly impossible to get justice in Yei since violence broke out in July 2016. "Many of these cases are happening in Yei and once you approach the police to help, someone asks [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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The bribery scheme was hatched in the halls of the United Nations in New York and spanned several continents. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, a Chinese national, and Cheikh Gadio, a one-time foreign minister of Senegal, plotted to bribe high-level African officials to secure business rights for a Shanghai-based energy and financial [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
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Conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Monday over a plan to allow hunters to bring home elephant and lion trophies from Zimbabwe, following changing statements about the possible move by President Donald Trump's administration. The lawsuit in federal court in Washington was the latest move in a saga that began [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
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Mon, Nov 20, 2017
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When Zimbabwe's military sent tanks into the capital, Harare, and took President Robert Mugabe into custody nearly a week ago, it was clear they wanted a quick resolution to the growing discontent with the longtime president. But now, with Mugabe refusing to resign despite repeated attempts at persuasion, and with parliament [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
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Under Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of the African nation's biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies. Now, as Zimbabwe appears on the verge of its first transition of power since independence, Beijing is poised to be among the biggest winners. A look at the [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
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Kenya's Supreme Court has upheld the October election victory of incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta who won just over 98 percent of the vote. The election was boycotted by the opposition. Turnout for the poll was just under 39 percent of the 19.6 million registered voters, according to the head of the [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addressed the nation in a televised speech Sunday after being sacked as the ruling party leader. Reading his statement in a hesitant manner, the 93-year-old leader said “the pillars of state remained functional” during the most recent political turmoil and made it known he would preside [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
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Zimbabwe's longtime president Robert Mugabe is facing impeachment after making it clear in a televised speech he will not resign. Millions tuned in to radio and television Sunday expecting to celebrate the end of what has been 37 years of Mugabe's autocratic rule. They were bitterly disappointed - some to the point [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
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A stampede in a southern Moroccan village left at least 15 people dead and five others injured Sunday as food aid was being distributed, the Interior Ministry said. The crush took place in Sidi Boulalam, in the province of Essaouira, as a local association was distributing food aid in a local [...]
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
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