Africa

Welcome, President Mnangagwa

6 minutes ago | Africa

Zimbabwe's incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa told crowds who turned out in Harare to greet him on Wednesday night that "all patriotic Zimbabweans (should) come together" to ensure prosperity”."We want to grow our economy, we want...

Car horns and wild cheers in Harare

2 days ago - 21 November 2017 | Africa

Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the Zimbabwean capital Harare Tuesday as news spread that President Robert Mugabe, 93, had resigned after 37 years in power. "We are just so...

Robert Mugabe resigns

2 days ago - 21 November 2017 | Africa

Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda told lawmakers, ending a 37-year rule defined by brutality and economic collapse."I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution...

Mugabe impeachment

3 days ago - 21 November 2017 | Africa

By late yesterday afternoon, Zanu-PF party had reportedly summoned its members of parliament "as the former liberation movement moved to trigger a process to impeach beleaguered President Robert Mugabe".Mugabe, according to a number of officials,...

Zim embassy says all is well in Harare

6 days ago - 17 November 2017 | Africa

The Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe in Windhoek has released a statement in which it said that all military personnel will be off the streets of the country's capital and surrounding areas today. According...

Zim unrest a concern – govt

1 week ago - 15 November 2017 | Africa

The Namibian government has released a statement on the unfolding events in neighbouring Zimbabwe where the army has taken over the state broadcaster and detained...

Zuma tells Zimbabwe that army rule is a...

1 week ago - 15 November 2017 | Africa

President Jacob Zuma‚ on behalf of the Southern African Development Community‚ has "noted with great concern" the unfolding political situation in neighbouring Zimbabwe.Calling for restraint...

Zimbabwe is on the edge

1 week ago - 15 November 2017 | Africa

Zimbabwe's army has urged other security services to "co-operate for the good of our country," warning that "any provocation will be met with an appropriate...

Rising tension in Zim

1 week ago - 14 November 2017 | Africa

Zimbabwe is on edge as army tanks are seen outside the capital a day after the army commander threatened to "step in" to calm political...

Mnangagwa still mum

2 weeks ago - 09 November 2017 | Africa

Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is free to join the opposition after he was sacked from his position by President Robert Mugabe on Monday,...

One and the same

3 weeks ago - 03 November 2017 | Africa

Zanu-PF is engulfed in a fierce succession battle and it has never been this weak since its formation in 1963. On the other hand, the...

Kenya in limbo

3 weeks ago - 30 October 2017 | Africa

Kenya was stuck in limbo Saturday as a repeat election remained on hold in flashpoint opposition areas, while some picked up the pieces from violent...

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Kenya votes amidst violence

4 weeks ago - 27 October 2017 | Africa

At least three people were shot dead Thursday as opposition protests sparked violence during Kenya's presidential re-run, according to police and hospital sources.One man died...

Tanzania to demolish houses

1 month - 24 October 2017 | Africa

The Tanzanian government is to launch a countrywide demolition targeting houses built in unplanned areas, a senior official announced on Sunday. William Lukuvi, Minister...

Uganda monitors Marburg

1 month - 24 October 2017 | Africa

Uganda's ministry of health on Sunday said it is following up 55 people suspected to have had contact with the Marburg cases.Jane Aceng, minister of...

All eyes on Kenya

1 month - 24 October 2017 | Africa

Pope Francis on Sunday called for constructive dialogue in Kenya where he said he was following the situation with “close attention” over disputed elections.“I am...

WHO reverses Mugabe position

1 month - 23 October 2017 | Africa

The head of the World Health Organisation says he has reversed his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador”.In a tweet, Tedros...

Boko Haram victims will need...

1 month - 13 October 2017 | Africa

People made homeless by Boko Haram's brutal insurgency will need years of support to help rebuild their lives, even if security improves, the head of...

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