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Anger in home village as girls remain missing after Boko Haram kidnapping

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The governor of Nigeria's Yobe state told residents of the village of Dapchi that 76 of their schoolgirls who were reported to have been rescued from Islamist Boko Haram kidnappers are still missing.

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British couple kidnapped from popular tourist spot in South Africa

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:01:24 +0000

South African police have launched an investigation to find a British couple kidnapped more than a week ago from a popular tourist spot in southern KwaZulu-Natal province.

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100 girls feared kidnapped

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

More than 100 Nigerian school girls are feared to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram in the terror group's largest mass abduction since the notorious 2014 Chibok kidnappings.

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Some 50 girls missing after an attack by Boko Haram extremists

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:23:15 +0000

About 50 girls remain missing several days after an attack on a village in Nigeria by Boko Haram extremists.

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Diary: South Africans can once again declare their love of country

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:00:57 +0000

The sun had gone and along with it the last of the tourists. All day we had camped outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the place where I'd watched Nelson Mandela sworn in as president of the first non-racial democratic South Africa back in 1994.

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Ethiopia says state of emergency after PM resigned will last six months

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:30:01 +0000

A state of emergency imposed by Ethiopia after the prime minister resigned will last six months, the defence minister said on Saturday.

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South African president to 'turn the tide' on corruption

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his first state of the nation address yesterday, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn the tide" on corruption.

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Ramaphosa takes helm as new South African president

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

South Africa's parliament elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the country's new president yesterday, after Jacob Zuma resigned in a late-night television address.

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Cyril Ramaphosa elected new president of South Africa

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:49:09 +0000

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected by South Africa's parliament as the country's new president following Jacob Zuma's resignation.

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Besieged Zuma's reign as SA president over after nine years

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

It began with an early morning police raid and ended with the resignation of the president, who finally bowed to pressure in front of the cameras.

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South Africa is 'watching' as former Mandela ally promises 'new beginning'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

For Cyril Ramaphosa, the powerful African National Congress (ANC) negotiator who helped bring an end to apartheid in the 1990s, the last week may have been the fight of his political life.

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Zuma 'recalled' after refusing to go immediately

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

South Africa's ruling party says the scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma must leave office.

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ANC decides to remove Jacob Zuma as South African president

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:35:41 +0000

The ANC has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, a senior official said on Tuesday, after a marathon meeting to determine the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's 'Rainbow Nation'.

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Suspected poacher killed and partially eaten by pack of lions

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:15:15 +0000

A suspected poacher has been killed and partially eaten by a pack of lions near a South African national Park.

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South African President Jacob Zuma's fate to be decided by ANC today

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:07:20 +0000

The ANC will decide President Jacob Zuma's fate at a special meeting on Monday, the party's new chief said, in what could be the most serious bid yet to unseat a leader damaged by corruption allegations.

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Jacob Zuma's deputy poised to take power in South Africa

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:46:55 +0000

South Africa's deputy president has promised to conclude a power transition in which he would succeed Jacob Zuma, who faces widespread calls to resign because of corruption allegations.

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ANC pressure for Zuma to stand down grows

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) met yesterday to discuss President Jacob Zuma's future amid growing pressure on the 75-year-old leader to step down as head of state over corruption allegations and a weakened economy.

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90 migrants feared drowned

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Up to 90 migrants are believed to have drowned off the coast of Libya after their boat capsized, the UN's migration agency has said.

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Car bombs kill dozens in Libya

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:44:53 +0000

Twin car bombs exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding more than 30, Libyan authorities said.

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Ex-football hero Weah vows to end corruption in Liberia at swearing-in

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

George Weah, the former international soccer star who won the presidency of Liberia last month, promised a crackdown on endemic corruption as he was sworn in yesterday.

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Army takes to streets to halt Tunisia anti-austerity riots

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Tunisia's military has been deployed on the streets of several cities after three nights of protests over the government's new austerity measures.

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13 people killed by gunmen in Senegal's Casamance region, military confirms

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 21:08:10 +0000

The Senegalese military says 13 people have been killed by gunmen in the southern Casamance region.

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Collision leaves 36 people dead in Kenya

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 10:29:33 +0000

A collision between a truck and a bus in western Kenya has killed at least 36 people, police said.

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'They gave me my life back' - Inside look at the hospital saving the lives of Africa's child brides

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

At 15-years-old, Mameye was abandoned by her husband and left cradling a stillborn baby that she laboured with for three days.

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Retirement Mugabe-style: A house, cars, air travel, and at least 20 staff

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Robert Mugabe will get a house, a fleet of private cars and guaranteed first-class air travel as part of a retirement package funded by the Zimbabwean government.

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Former football star George Weah set to win Liberian presidential election

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:26:16 +0000

Former international footballer George Weah will win Liberia's presidency, according to provisional results released by the National Elections Commission.

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The faces behind the Yellow Movement: How Ethiopia’s young women are vowing to change culture of sexual harassment, rape and domestic violence

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 02:30:23 +0000

The young, educated and empowered women of Ethiopia have vowed to make a change to their country’s culture of sexual harassment, rape and domestic violence.

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'We do it for our own country too' - Irish priest helping hundreds of 'cursed' children

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 18:11:26 +0000

AN IRISH priest who helps some of Ethiopia's most vulnerable children says they are often seen as a "curse".

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'The hardest thing is turning deaf children away because we don't have enough funds'

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

An Irish priest who helps some of Ethiopia's most vulnerable children says they are often seen as a curse.

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Egyptian court adjourns case against 'upset' Briton accused of smuggling drugs

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 16:39:50 +0000

A BRITISH woman who appeared in court accused of smuggling drugs into Egypt became so upset that the judge adjourned the case against her, her sister said.

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Nigeria troops arrest 400 Boko Haram fighters and families

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:23:22 +0000

Military authorities say Nigerian soldiers have arrested more than 400 people associated with the Boko Haram extremist group hiding on the islands of Lake Chad, including fighters, wives and children.

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Egypt hopes discovery of ancient tombs will spark tourism revival

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Egypt yesterday announced the discovery of two small tombs in the southern city of Luxor that date back some 3,500 years amid hopes it will help the country's efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector.

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Tánaiste expresses 'shock' as 14 peacekeepers killed in rebel attack in DR Congo

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:06:35 +0000

The Tánaiste has expressed his sadness at the deaths of UN peacekeeping troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Final death toll in Somalia truck blast hits 512

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 14:14:47 +0000

The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country's worst-ever attack.

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World AIDS Day: 'I have never seen anyone as sick survive without an intensive care unit'

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:51:59 +0000

With a wave from the back of a motorbike, Florence put a wide and enduring smile on my face.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa names senior military officials to cabinet posts

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:00:10 +0000

Zimbabwe's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, appointed senior military officials to top posts in his new cabinet and chose a veteran cabinet minister to head the finance ministry.

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Russians expand their military presence with Egyptian airbase deal

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Russia has approved a draft agreement with Egypt for Russian warplanes to use Egyptian military bases, according to a document released yesterday.

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The EU and Africa must unite to end abuse: Tusk

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Europe and Africa have joint responsibility for making migration more humane and orderly so they can end horrifying abuses being committed against African migrants by people smugglers, European Council President Donald Tusk said yesterday.

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Three die in Kenya violence as Kenyatta sworn in again

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second term in what some hoped would be the end of months of election turmoil, but violence continued with at least three people killed as police opened fire at a large opposition gathering.

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‘Something has been awakened in them...the people of Zimbabwe have lost their fear’

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 23:03:07 +0000

I've just come back from walking around Africa Unity Square. A few overnighters lay sprawled under the jacaranda. They were revellers from the endless party of the last week. There were still some purple blossoms sprinkled on the footpaths. Harare was still mostly asleep. Across from the cathedral, the soldiers sitting on the armoured personnel carrier smiled when I walked past. "How are you, my brother?" one called out.

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Air strikes as death toll in Egypt mosque atrocity rises to 305

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:18:29 +0000

Egypt’s air force has conducted air strikes against suspected terrorists after the country’s president vowed to respond with the “utmost force” against militants who killed 305 worshippers at a mosque in the Sinai village of Bir al-Abed.

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Military action against Mugabe was legal, Zimbabwean judge rules

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:19:29 +0000

A Zimbabwean High Court judge has ruled that the military action leading to Robert Mugabe's resignation was legal.

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Militants kill 235 in attack on mosque

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Egypt was last night reeling from the bloodiest terror attack in its history after suspected Isil jihadists slaughtered 235 people during prayers by detonating explosives inside a Sinai mosque and then killing fleeing worshippers in a hail of gunfire.

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'Shockingly lenient' Pistorius sentence more than doubled

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

South Africa's Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius's murder sentence yesterday, accepting prosecutors' argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "shockingly lenient".

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Mnangagwa vows a 'new start' in appeal for unity to move on from Mugabe era

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Emmerson Mnangagwa appealed for national unity and promised compensation for dispossessed white farmers as he sought to draw a line under the Robert Mugabe era in his inaugural speech as president of Zimbabwe.

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Death toll in bombing and shooting attack on Egypt mosque rises to 235

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:10:31 +0000

The death toll in a militant attack on a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai region has risen to 235, Egyptian state television reported, quoting the public prosecutor

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Oscar Pistorius has sentence increased to 13 years for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:57:05 +0000

Oscar Pistorius's prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp has been increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal.

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Libya probing migrant ‘slave market’

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Libya’s UN-backed government said yesterday it was investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Mugabe given immunity as part of his resignation deal

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said yesterday.

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Mugabe given immunity as part of his resignation deal

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said yesterday.

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'Euphoric' Zimbabweans now wait for Mugabe's deputy to replace him

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The morning after ecstatic celebrations over the resignation of the long-ruling president Robert Mugabe, the people of Zimbabwe yesterday awaited the arrival of his former vice president, expected now to become the interim leader.

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Zimbabwe's former vice president Mnangagwa to return home today, expected to be sworn in as president

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:49:40 +0000

Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, ruling party ZANU-PF official Larry Mavhima told Reuters.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in mosque

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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'Welcome to the new Zimbabwe' - Jubilation on the streets as Robert Mugabe resigns

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:38:46 +0000

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe has resigned as president after 37 years in power, as parliament began impeachment proceedings against him.

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Zimbabwe's fired vice president has said Robert Mugabe should resign immediately

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:45:55 +0000

Zimbabwe's recently fired vice president and likely successor to President Robert Mugabe has said the 93-year-old leader should resign immediately.

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Expect more twists before Zimbabwe's drama ends

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The army may no longer be totally united: some middle ranking officers are said to be muttering that the chief, General Constantino Chiwenga, had sold out to Robert Mugabe.

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Mugabe agrees to stand down, drafts resignation letter - reports

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:24:11 +0000

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down and his resignation letter has been drafted, CNN said on Monday, citing a source familiar with his negotiations with the generals who seized power in Harare last week.

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Mugabe clings on after baffling live TV address

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Robert Mugabe stunned the world last night by refusing to step aside as president of Zimbabwe, leaving him clinging to power despite being dismissed as leader of his own party.

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Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe baffles country after ending rambling TV speech without resigning

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:18:05 +0000

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has baffled the country by ending his address on national television without announcing his resignation.

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Robert Mugabe sacked as Zimbabwe leader

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:03:27 +0000

Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF has sacked Robert Mugabe as its leader.

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Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future as Zimbabweans call for him to quit

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:35:47 +0000

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe is to meet with the military commanders who put him under house arrest as their talks continue on the longtime leader's expected departure.

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'The Crocodile' is now tipped to lead Zimbabwe

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

For those who spent decades fighting the dictatorship of Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, the news of his downfall is bittersweet as his likely successor could potentially be just as brutal. Known as "the Crocodile", Emmerson Mnangagwa is likely to replace the 93-year-old Mugabe.

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Uncle Bob won't give up power, says nephew

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The nephew of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe claimed yesterday that his uncle has no intention of giving up power.

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Crowds cheer the fall of Mugabe

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party is today set to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice-president he fired, two party sources told reporters yesterday, as ecstatic crowds celebrated the expected downfall.

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Former supporters of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe demand his resignation

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:04:43 +0000

Former supporters of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe have demanded that he resign after nearly four decades in power.

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Five killed as police open fire on Kenyan protesters

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Police opened fire on protesters escorting Raila Odinga, Kenya's opposition leader, from Nairobi's international airport yesterday, killing at least five people in an ominous escalation of the country's political crisis.

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'There is no going back' - party leaders drawing up plans to dismiss Mugabe

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:26:07 +0000

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's fate hansg in the balance as he apparently resists efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army, until this week a key pillar of his 37-year-rule.

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Public frustration mounts as army remains silent on its plans for handover of power

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Zimbabwe's ruling party and military must not exclude the public from the "incredible change" taking place as Robert Mugabe relinquishes power, a pastor who led the largest anti-government protests in decades has warned.

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President’s fall offers hope to Zimbabwe – but it must abandon its ruinous past

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Since independence from Britain in 1980, the story of Zimbabwe has been one of gross economic mismanagement, the misery of its people and complete disregard for human rights. In recent years, however, attention has turned towards succession, and manoeuvring to replace its 93-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, has increasingly come to dominate its political landscape.

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Mugabe told his fate is sealed with deal done

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Robert Mugabe was last night believed to be on the verge of resignation after he was presented with plans to unseat him via a vote of no confidence in Zimbabwe's parliament, sources in Harare said.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit - senior source

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:40:03 +0000

President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup.

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Zimbabwe: Military calculates next move after Mugabe loses iron grip on country after 37 years

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:48:09 +0000

Zimbabwe is on a knife edge as negotiations continue between military commanders to find a new leader after the army put President Robert Mugabe and his family under house arrest in what could be a dramatic end to the veteran ruler’s reign.

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Military intervention offers chance for peaceful transition

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

For every dictator who does not die in office, there eventually comes a point of no return - some unpredictable moment when one's iron grip on power evaporates overnight.

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The tyrant chosen to guide Zimbabwe to democracy who ruled with an iron fist

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Robert Mugabe's legacy as one of the most ruthless tyrants of modern times will remain long after his days as notorious statesman of Zimbabwe are over.

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Arrests celebrated by citizens who fled country

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Zimbabweans living in South Africa hope the move by the military to seize power from President Robert Mugabe will end corruption, abuse of power and economic hardships, even though uncertainty remained as to who was in charge.

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Zimbabwe leader Mugabe is 'fine' but confined to his home as military takes control of country

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:34:09 +0000

Zimbabwe's military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting "criminals" in the entourage of the man who has ruled the nation since independence 37 years ago.

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Explainer: What is happening in Zimbabwe - is it a coup?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:13:40 +0000

There is growing uncertainty in Zimbabwe as soldiers take over the state broadcaster and block access to government offices.

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Full statement: Military address Zimbabwe in live address on state TV

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:24:30 +0000

Following is the text of an address made by Zimbabwe Major General SB Moyo, Chief of Staff Logistics, on national television after the military seized power:

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Zimbabwe army denies coup as they take control of Harare, says President Mugabe is 'safe'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:22:46 +0000

Zimbabwe's military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound".

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'Famine will kill millions in Yemen if blockade not lifted' - UN

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:30:00 +0000

The UN humanitarian chief has warned that unless the Saudi-led military coalition lifts its blockade on Yemen, the war-torn nation will face "the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims".

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Tourist facing death penalty in Egypt for carrying painkillers 'made mistake'

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:21:24 +0000

A British woman who faces the death penalty for bringing hundreds of painkiller tablets into Egypt made a "mistake", according to her brother.

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Zimbabwe police charge US citizen with trying to overthrow government

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 12:08:37 +0000

A U.S. citizen was charged on Friday with attempting to overthrow the Zimbabwean government, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in jail, after police earlier accused her of insulting 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

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TV presenter who spoke about single motherhood jailed for 'outraging public decency'

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:32:40 +0000

An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to three years in prison for discussing women having children outside wedlock on air.

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Judge 'overemphasised' Oscar Pistorius's disability and was too lenient when sentencing him, appeal told

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:02:56 +0000

A judge "overemphasised" Oscar Pistorius's disability and was far too lenient on him, prosecutors said as they tried to convince a South African court to more than double his prison sentence for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Mysterious void in Great Pyramid of Giza could finally reveal how pyramids were built

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:18:27 +0000

A mysterious void has been discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza and Egyptologists believe it could finally shed light on how the ancient tombs were constructed.

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Kenyatta wins 98pc of vote in election rerun

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0000

Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98pc of the vote in a repeat election in Kenya, although only 39pc of voters turned out due to an opposition boycott, the electoral commission said.

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Islamist gunmen kill at least 29 in 12-hour siege after storming hotel

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0000

An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended yesterday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said.

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23 dead as Somalia police end night-long siege of hotel

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 10:40:20 +0000

Somali security forces have ended a night-long siege by at a Mogadishu hotel by five extremists who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate, killing 23 people.

At least 13 killed as suicide bombers and gunmen launch Somalia attack

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 18:13:33 +0100

A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 16, and gunfire continued inside as security forces pursued the attackers, police said.

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Police shoot three dead as crisis grips Kenya's elections

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0100

Police in Kenya shot dead at least three people yesterday as a country divided as rarely before floundered through a presidential election that threatens to entrench a bitter political crisis engulfing the former British colony.

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Zimbabwean President Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador after outcry

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:48:02 +0100

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a WHO goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment.

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African rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunes

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:19:50 +0100

A rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it.

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Somali President to declare war on al-Shabab after deadly truck blast

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:08:26 +0100

Somalia's president is to announce a "state of war" against al-Shabab extremists as the death toll from last week's truck bombing in Mogadishu rose to 358, with dozens more people still missing.

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Militants kill at least 30 police officers in ambush

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0100

Armed militants killed at least 30 police officers in a shootout during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert, security sources said yesterday.

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Death toll in Somalia terror attack rises to 358

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:00:43 +0100

The death toll in Somalia's worst ever terror attack has risen to 358.

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Thousands march over 'Somalia's '9/11'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0100

Somali intelligence officials have shared an account of the country's deadliest attack, while thousands marched yesterday in a show of defiance against the extremist group blamed for a truck bombing that left more than 300 dead.

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Mogadishu bomb blast toll soars to at least 276

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0100

The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital has soared to at least 276, with more than 300 injured.

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Three killed as wild elephants attack Rohingya refugee camp

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:08:10 +0100

WILD elephants have attacked a new camp where Rohingya refugees were sleeping, killing a woman and her three children in southern Bangladesh.

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