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‘Mugabe Must Go’: Thousands in Zimbabwe Rally Against Leader

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:01:28 GMT

Protesters in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Saturday demanding that President Robert Mugabe step down after a military intervention.Tens of thousands of people marched alongside soldiers on tanks and called for President Robert Mugabe to step down after a military takeover.

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The Look: What War Can’t Destroy

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:00:57 GMT

Before the South Sudanese Civil War broke out, Akuja de Garang, 41, would organize fashion shows and markets. But even in wartime, she believes that style is essential. “We all have to wake up in the morning and get dressed," she said. "Whatever is happening, life has to go on."Years of conflict have torn at the seams of Juba, South Sudan. But the city’s people hold their heads high.

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Coups: What Goes Into Toppling a Government?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:20:06 GMT

The military takeover in Zimbabwe is just the latest in a long history of government overthrows. Here are several types of coups perpetrated by rogue operators.

Political Clashes in Kenya Leave Several Dead

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:15:02 GMT

Supporters of the opposition leader Raila Odinga accompanied his convoy in Nairobi, Kenya, on Friday.The opposition politician Raila Odinga returned from abroad, and his supporters fought with the police.

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After Coup, Even Mugabe’s Own Party Is Dumping Him

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:40:52 GMT

President Robert Mugabe, center, appeared on Friday, under tight security, at a graduation ceremony at a university in Harare.The military allowed him to address a university graduation, while negotiations aimed at a peaceful and face-saving exit continued.

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A Strongman Nicknamed ‘Crocodile’ Is Poised to Replace Mugabe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:55:36 GMT

Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, at a funeral in Harare, Zimbabwe, in January. Mr. Mnangagwa, the vice president of Zimbabwe until he was fired last week, could soon become the country’s next leader.Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, was vice president until his abrupt dismissal last week. He has close ties to the military. Observers fear he is as ruthless as the man he is set to succeed.

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Trump Administration to Lift Ban on ‘Trophy’ Elephant Imports

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:59:49 GMT

An elephant in Zimbabwe in 2012.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it planned to reverse a ban on the imports from Zimbabwe, following its earlier move to allow them from Zambia.

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U.S. Is Open to Removing Sudan From Terrorism List, Diplomat Says

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:13:24 GMT

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, third from left, met with Sudan’s foreign minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, fourth from right, in Khartoum on Thursday.As relations thaw, a State Department official said the Trump administration wanted to see more progress on human rights.

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Zimbabwe, With Mugabe in Custody, Ventures Into Uncharted Territory

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:32:40 GMT

The streets of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, seemed calm on Thursday, but soldiers in camouflage rode on armored personnel carriers, and a lone fighter jet roared above.Representatives of South Africa and of the Roman Catholic Church tried to defuse the crisis after the president was placed under house arrest by the army.

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Grace Mugabe’s Fierce Battle for Power in Zimbabwe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:59:54 GMT

Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first lady, is in the middle of the fight for the country’s presidency. Her rising power may have prompted the military to take over.

With Mugabe’s Era Ending in Zimbabwe, a Warning Echoes in Africa

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:05:25 GMT

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his wife, Grace, celebrated Zimbabwe’s Independence Day in 2012 in Harare, the capital. On Wednesday, the military placed Mr. Mugabe under house arrest.Robert Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since 1980, but he underestimated his nation’s anger over his son’s unrestrained spending and his wife’s political ambitions.

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Angolan Leader Ousts Predecessor’s Daughter as Oil Chief

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:32:36 GMT

Isabel dos Santos, as head of Angola’s state oil company, speaking at a London event last month.The move shakes up the country’s political calculus and its economy, which has been plagued by corruption.

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Grace Mugabe Became a Target of Zimbabwe’s Anger

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:51:43 GMT

Supporters of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe gathered at his party headquarters to show support to his wife, Grace Mugabe, in becoming the party’s next vice president after the dismissal of Emerson Mnangagwa.Robert Mugabe’s wife helped oust two successive vice presidents who rivaled her as potential successors to her ailing husband.

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Robert Mugabe’s Long Reign in Zimbabwe: A Timeline

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:32:12 GMT

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his wife, Grace, during an election rally in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2013.Here’s a look at the leader’s public life over the past half century.

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In Zimbabwe Crisis, Is Mugabe’s Reign Over?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:30:23 GMT

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old president who has ruled for almost four decades, has been put under house arrest by the military.

Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest as Rule Over Zimbabwe Teeters

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:13:17 GMT

Zimbabwean soldiers in Harare on Wednesday, hours after the military took President Robert Mugabe into custody.The nearly 40-year reign of one of Africa’s last liberation leaders appeared to be coming to a close as tanks were deployed in the streets of the capital.

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The ‘Lion King’ Effect: How a Broadway Smash Changed South African Lives

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:31:59 GMT

Clockwise from top left: Lindiwe Mkhize, Gugwana Dlamini, Ntsepa Pitjeng and Brenda Mhlongo, South African Rafikis in productions around the world.Over 20 years, hundreds of performers have joined the show in cities around the globe. These are some of their stories — laced with hope, tragedy, homesickness and triumph.

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Zimbabwe’s Apparent Coup: What We Know

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:15:31 GMT

President Robert Mugabe, right, and his wife, Grace Mugabe, in Harare in November.The military has taken President Robert Mugabe into custody, but says it only plans on “targeting criminals” around the 93-year-old leader.

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Zimbabwe’s Military, in Apparent Takeover, Says It Has Custody of Mugabe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:22:07 GMT

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his wife, Grace, last year. Zimbabwe’s military said Wednesday that Mr. Mugabe and his family “are safe and sound, and their security is guaranteed.”President Robert G. Mugabe was in custody, military officials said, adding that they would be “targeting criminals around him” as “the situation in our country has moved to another level.”

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In Implicit Rebuke to Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s Military Says It May ‘Step In’

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:24:30 GMT

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, center, and his wife, Grace, left, arrived at party headquarters last week.Infighting within the governing party threatens the achievements of the struggle that won Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980, the army chief said.

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