Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Media captionEmmerson Mnangagwa addresses supporters in Harare Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to create jobs after returning from exile to take over from Robert Mugabe. “We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, jobs, jobs,” he told a cheering crowd in Harare. Some estimates say 90% of Zimbabweans are […]

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

Media captionRatko Mladic began shouting at the judges before his sentence was read out Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and other atrocities in the 1990s Bosnian war. Known as the “Butcher of Bosnia”, Mladic led forces during the massacre of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) in Srebrenica and the […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa returns as Mugabe’s likely successor

Media captionHow news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation was greeted across Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking sparked events leading to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, state TV says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, had arrived back in […]

US Navy aircraft crash: Eight rescued off Japanese coast

Image copyright EPA Image caption The aircraft was ferrying passengers to the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea Eight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan, the defence ministry has said. It says that preliminary US military reports indicated that engine […]

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘suspends’ resignation

Media captionWhat happened to Lebanese PM Saad Hariri? Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has “suspended” his resignation, which sparked a crisis when he announced it while in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Mr Hariri said President Michel Aoun had asked him to “put it on hold ahead of further consultations”. The two men held talks […]

Nelly will perform men-only concert in Saudi Arabia

It’s a collaboration which should unite the East and West through music but instead it’s dividing men and women in Saudi Arabia. US hip hop artist Nelly and Algerian singer Cheb Khaled are scheduled to perform a concert in Jeddah on 14 December. But the event is open to men only and although the response […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return as Mugabe’s likely successor

Media captionHow news of Robert Mugabe’s resignation was greeted across Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, the state broadcaster says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, would also fly home on […]

Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Media captionZimbabwe’s day of celebration Jubilant Zimbabweans have celebrated late into the night after Robert Mugabe resigned as president. He held power for 37 years and once said “only God” could remove him. His ally turned rival, former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to return from neighbouring South Africa and could be appointed as the […]

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule

Media captionMPs cheered and celebrated as the resignation was announced Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said the decision was voluntary and he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against […]

MPs begin Mugabe impeachment hearing

MPs begin Mugabe impeachment hearing

The Zimbabwean parliament has started impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, who has been in power since independence in 1980, is accused of allowing his wife to “usurp constitutional power” by trying to position her as his successor. The motion to remove him is supported by Mr Mugabe’s own Zanu-PF party. Mr Mugabe […]

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