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Zimbabwe awaits new leader after Mugabe’s shock exit

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabweans waited Wednesday to discover when their new leader would be appointed after president Robert Mugabe’s resignation brought a sudden end to a 37-year reign of authoritarian rule. Mugabe’s tenure ended in an announcement at a special joint session of parliament where MPs had convened …

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Free speech in Zimbabwe parliament after 37 years of oppression

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The Zimbabwean parliament did not have time to vote for Robert Mugabe’s dismissal — because the president had already resigned. But this extraordinary session served as an outlet for elected officials, who took the opportunity to denounce the excesses of his authoritarian regime. On this …

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What now after Mugabe resignation?

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Robert Mugabe shocked Zimbabwe and the world when he resigned as president on Tuesday, ending his 37-year grip on power. It also plunged the nation into uncertainty, raising institutional questions over succession although the military will likely retain power for now. Speaking to AFP, Derek …

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Mnangagwa to take charge of Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking as vice president sparked the crisis that led to Robert Mugabe’s resignation, could be named as the country’s new leader on Wednesday, a ruling party spokesman told AFP. “I believe that the fired vice president Mnangagwa, who the party central committee …

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After Mugabe: the oldest world leaders

Paris, France | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, 93, was until his resignation on Tuesday the oldest serving head of state in the world. He leaves behind around a dozen world leaders who are in power in their eighties and nineties. – Two rulers over 90 – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth …

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Robert Mugabe resigns

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda announced, bringing the curtain down on a 37-year reign. Mugabe was swept from power as his autocratic rule crumbled within days of a military takeover. “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 …

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Zimbabwe crisis: What we know

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe is locked in one of its worst political crises since independence with strongman Robert Mugabe refusing to resign despite a military takeover, mass street protests and possible impeachment. Here is a snapshot of the ongoing turmoil: – Vice president sacked – November 6: Mugabe …

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Zimbabwe lawmakers begin historic debate on Mugabe impeachment

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s parliament on Tuesday began debating impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe, the country’s sole leader since independence 37 years ago. As the 93-year-old autocrat faced intensifying pressure to quit, southern Africa’s regional bloc announced it was dispatching the presidents of Angola and South Africa …

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Zimbabwe war veterans call for immediate anti-Mugabe protests

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s influential war veterans on Tuesday called for immediate protests against President Robert Mugabe as parliament moved to impeach the veteran leader. “All the people must leave what they are doing, come to Harare… we just want to see the back of Mugabe immediately. The …

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