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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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Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe’s ‘Comeback Crocodile’?

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Emmerson Mnangagwa appeared well-placed to reprise his leading role in Zimbabwe after returning to the country in the wake of the army’s takeover, prompted by his sacking by President Robert Mugabe. Nicknamed “Ngwena” (The Crocodile) because of his fearsome power and ruthlessness, the 75-year-old has …

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Calls for anti-Mugabe street protests on Saturday

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The leader of Zimbabwe’s war veterans association, an influential voice in national politics, on Friday said President Robert Mugabe must step down at once and urged people to protest against the veteran leader. Christopher Mutsvangwa told a press conference the “game was up” for Mugabe …

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US to allow Zimbabwe elephant trophy imports

Washington, United States | AFP | Animal rights groups on Thursday strongly criticized President Donald Trump’s administration for allowing the import of Zimbabwean elephant hunting trophies. The move reverses a prohibition imposed under former president Barack Obama and is the latest rollback of Obama-era controls on a number of fronts. …

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