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Mugabe Could Be Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign

Mugabe Could Be Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe could be impeached if he doesn’t bow to pressure to resign, according to four officials close to mediation efforts aimed at ending a political standoff in the southern African nation. The military placed the Mugabe, 93, under house arrest on Wednesday and detained top officials who’d backed his wife, Grace, to […]

Zimbabwe’s Military Seizes Power, Threatening Mugabe’s Rule

Zimbabwe’s Military Seizes Power, Threatening Mugabe’s Rule

  The armed forces seized power in Zimbabwe after a week of confrontation with President Robert Mugabe’s government and said the action was needed to stave off violent conflict in the southern African nation that he’s ruled since 1980. The Zimbabwe Defense Forces will guarantee the safety of Mugabe, 93, and his family and is […]

Zuma Says He Has No Plans To Announce Free Education Programme

Zuma  Says He Has No Plans To Announce Free Education Programme

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has no plans to announce a programme for free higher education until he reviews the report of a commission studying the feasibility of such a programme, his office said in a statement on Sunday. The rand slipped to a one-year low on Friday amid reports Zuma was preparing to introduce […]

Zimbabwe’s Ousted Vice President Flees After Death Threats

Zimbabwe’s Ousted Vice President Flees After Death Threats

Former Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa fled the southern African nation because of “incessant threats” against him and his family two days after he was fired by President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, 75, said Wednesday in a statement that he never planned to harm Mugabe, who he’s been supporting for more than four decades, and pledged […]

Mugabe Sacks VP Seen As Top Succession Candidate

Mugabe Sacks VP Seen As Top Succession Candidate

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president after he showed “traits of disloyalty”, his information minister said on Monday, removing a favourite to succeed the 93-year-old leader. Mnangagwa’s removal provides a boost for Mugabe’s wife, Grace, who has been a vocal critic of the vice president and is also seen as […]

Opposition MPs Walk Out On South Africa’s Zuma Over Corruption

Opposition MPs Walk Out On South Africa’s Zuma Over Corruption

Jacob Zuma told South Africa’s parliament on Thursday he had received no payments from private companies or individuals during his time as president, as opposition lawmakers walked out in protest over the cost to the state of his legal fees. Allegations by government and opposition politicians that the wealthy Gupta family of businessmen used a […]

Liberia’s Supreme Court Halts Presidential Run-off Over Fraud Allegations

Liberia’s Supreme Court Halts Presidential Run-off Over Fraud Allegations

Third-place finisher Charles Brumskine’s Liberty Party contested the results of last month’s vote, which set up a Nov. 7 run-off between former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai. The election is meant to usher in Liberia’s first democratic transition since 1944, after periods of military rule and civil war that ended in […]

Kenyans Demand End to Political Crisis With Prayers and Protests

Kenyans Demand End to Political Crisis With Prayers and Protests

Reverend David Mwinamo spent Sunday praying with his congregation for a speedy end to Kenya’s protracted presidential election that’s cast the East African nation into crisis. Two votes since August have failed to produce consensus on who should lead the East African economic powerhouse of about 47 million people. President Uhuru Kenyatta claims a mandate […]

Low Turnout Taints Kenyatta Victory In Kenya Election Re-Run

Low Turnout Taints Kenyatta Victory In Kenya Election Re-Run

Results of Kenya’s presidential election re-run started to trickle in on Friday, with early estimates of the turnout at below 35 percent, dealing a blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s hopes for a decisive second-term mandate. With nearly all followers of opposition leader Raila Odinga heeding the veteran’s call for a boycott, Kenyatta’s victory is not […]

Kenyans Vote in Election Rerun Boycotted by Main Opposition

Kenyans Vote in Election Rerun Boycotted by Main Opposition

Kenyans voted in a presidential-election rerun that President Uhuru Kenyatta is guaranteed of winning after his main rival withdrew, as protests erupted in some opposition strongholds. Early turnout was much lower than the previous election on Aug. 8, with only handfuls of people arriving at polling stations in the capital, Nairobi, when they opened at […]