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ZIMBABWE: The end of the Robert Mugabe era?

Mugabe: Liberation hero turned despot Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s veteran leader Robert Mugabe once quipped that he’d rule his country until he turned 100. But the 93-year-old’s decades-long grip on power was slipped on Sunday after his own party told him to resign or face impeachment.  Sources close to …

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Mugabe to make statement tonight on State TV

BREAKING: Mugabe to make live TV address tonight: Zimbabwe state TV Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is to make a live television address on Sunday evening, state television announced, as the veteran leader faced the apparent end of his 37-year rule. “President RG Mugabe to address …

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Mugabe must resign or be impeached

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party said on Sunday that Robert Mugabe must resign as the country’s president or face impeachment, as it also resolved to expel his wife Grace. A party meeting in Harare agreed that “Mugabe resign forthwith from his position as president of Zimbabwe” …

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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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