Zimbabwe’s Mugabe urged to quit now by ex-VP Mnangagwa

Image copyright EPA / The Herald Image caption President Mugabe is under pressure from the public and his own Zanu-PF party Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week’s army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot […]

Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, police say. A bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in the town of Mubi. Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appeared the bomber was part of the congregation. No-one […]

Angola purge ‘hailed by rapper Luaty Beirao’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Angolan President Joao Lourenco is known by his nickname “JLo” A purge of high-level officials in Angola by new President Joao Lourenco has been hailed as a victory by those campaigning for change in the country. His sacking this week of the police boss and intelligence chief follows the dismissal […]

Zimbabwe latest: Emmerson Mnangagwa urges Mugabe to quit now

Image copyright EPA / The Herald Image caption President Mugabe is under pressure from the public and his own Zanu-PF party Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week’s army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot […]

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe faces impeachment by parliament

Image copyright EPA / The Herald Image caption President Mugabe is under pressure from the public and his own Zanu-PF party The party of Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is to begin moves to impeach him. A Zanu-PF official said a motion to strip him of the presidency would be presented to parliament on Tuesday, […]

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Mugabe’s party said his wife “has no right to run government” Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on charges that include allowing his wife “to usurp constitutional power”. The motion is now due to be presented to parliament on Tuesday. […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe ignores party deadline to quit

Media captionZimbabwe’s week of upheaval in under two minutes Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has summoned its MPs to discuss the future of its leader, President Robert Mugabe, after a deadline for his resignation came and went on Monday. The deadline was set by Mr Mugabe’s own party, Zanu-PF. The embattled leader surprised Zimbabweans on Sunday, […]

Kenya Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta poll win

Image copyright AFP Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s election re-run, which was boycotted by the main opposition. Judges dismissed two petitions challenging the poll, opening the way for Mr Kenyatta to be inaugurated for a second term next week. The opposition said the ruling had been given under […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is facing a deadline set by his own party to resign, after a surprise speech in which he refused to quit. Zanu-PF, which has stripped Mr Mugabe of the party’s leadership, says it will impeach him if […]

Morocco food stampede kills 15

Morocco food stampede kills 15

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most of the victims were women and elderly people At least 15 people have been killed and five others wounded in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was distributed. The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province. The aid was being handed out by a […]