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The Terror In Sinai

The Terror In Sinai

His family village of Rawda was supposed to be a sanctuary for Suleiman after he fled fighting between security forces and Islamic extremists elsewhere in Egypt’s northern Sinai region.  On Friday, he was shot and left for dead in the country’s bloodiest terrorist attack in memory. He lost a son, two brothers, nephews and cousins in the […]

Ousted Zimbabwe Finance Minister Chombo In Court To Face Corruption Charges

Ousted Zimbabwe Finance Minister Chombo In Court To Face Corruption Charges

Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who was among those detained by the military when they seized power before Robert Mugabe resigned this week, appeared in court on Saturday to face corruption charges. This was Chombo’s first public appearance since he was detained almost two weeks ago. He had no visible injuries and appeared calm, […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa To Return Home After Mugabe Resignation

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa To Return Home After Mugabe Resignation

Zimbabwe’s former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, a ruling party ZANU-PF official said. Mnangagwa, whose sacking this month prompted the military takeover that forced Mugabe out, was expected to land in Zimbabwe at 1130 GMT, Larry […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Told To Resign Ahead Of Impeachment Proceedings

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe Told To Resign Ahead Of Impeachment Proceedings

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe faced the start of an impeachment process on Tuesday and should heed his people’s call to resign, said Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ruling party’s candidate to replace him. ZANU-PF plans to bring the motion in parliament after a Monday noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old leader to step down to end nearly […]

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 […]