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ZANU-PF picks ousted VP Mnangagwa for 2018 polls

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party said on Sunday that former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking sparked a military takeover earlier this week, would be its candidate for president in elections scheduled for 2018. “Mnangagwa was elected as president and first secretary of ZANU-PF… and was nominated …

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Elated Zimbabweans celebrate as Mugabe era fades

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters flooded Zimbabwe’s streets Saturday celebrating President Robert Mugabe’s slipping power on the eve of crunch talks with the military to determine the veteran leader’s fate. In scenes of public euphoria not seen since independence in 1980, huge crowds marched, danced …

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Crunch talks as Mugabe and generals thrash out his exit

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean army generals will pile further pressure on President Robert Mugabe to resign Sunday after tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters celebrated the apparent end of his 37-year regime. Mugabe’s hold on power was broken this week when the military took over in a dispute …

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Mugabe to meet army chiefs Sunday: state TV

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Embattled President Robert Mugabe will meet on Sunday with the army chiefs who took over Zimbabwe in a bid to end the crisis that has gripped the nation, state TV said. “President Robert Mugabe will meet the commander-elect of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (on Sunday),” said …

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This is a great day’: Zimbabweans revel in Mugabe’s ruin

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | President Robert Mugabe clings to office, the military is in power and the much-feared ZANU-PF party still rules — but Zimbabweans put such issues aside Saturday to happily embrace what they hope is a new era for the country. Many protesters welcomed the army’s takeover …

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Zimbabweans flood streets as Mugabe’s future in balance

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Thousands of protesters flooded Zimbabwe’s streets demanding Robert Mugabe’s resignation on Saturday in a movement organised by independence war veterans and backed by ruling party barons and the army. The mass turnout came after an unprecedented week which saw the army’s top brass seizing power …

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Mugabe defiant despite mounting pressure

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe appeared publicly Friday for the first time since the military takeover in a defiant gesture, but faces pressure to step down from his party ahead of weekend protests. Leaders of eight of ten regional branches of the 93-year-old’s ruling ZANU-PF party …

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Zimbabwe military take-over: what next for Mugabe?

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe was facing an uncertain future Friday after President Robert Mugabe made a defiant public appearance and the army said negotiations with the 93-year-old head of state were continuing. AFP asked Anthoni van Nieuwkerk, a politics professor at Wits University in Johannesburg, to analyse the …

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Zimbabwe: Developments since the military takeover

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Here is a timeline of the developing political crisis in Zimbabwe, where the military has taken control of the country but President Robert Mugabe is clinging to power. – Army takes control – – November 14: Tanks are seen moving on the outskirts of the …

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