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Mnangagwa takes over power in Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa takes over power in Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in as President of Zimbabwe on Friday to loud cheers from a packed national stadium in Harare, a Reuters report said. Mnangagwa, 75, was nominated for president by the ruling ZANU-PF party after Robert Mugabe resigned following an intervention by the military last week. He was Mugabe’s...... more

Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal

Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe from independence in 1980, stepped down...... more

Notorious gang beheads man near Washington •How he was stabbed more than 100 times, heart ripped out

Notorious gang beheads man near Washington •How he was stabbed more than 100 times, heart ripped out An ultra-violent Latino street gang that President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe out beheaded a man and cut out his heart before burying him in a park near the US capital, reports said Wednesday. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was stabbed more than 100 times in Wheaton,...... more

Lawmaker offers $1.6m to behead actress

Lawmaker offers $1.6m to behead actress A lawmaker in India has placed a hefty bounty of $1.6 million on a star actress for her lead role in a movie that has generated much controversy in the world’s second most populous country. The quasi-historical movie, entitled Padmavati has ignited anger among right-wing Hindu groups owing to its rumoured depiction of...... more

Mugabe’s successor to be sworn in on Friday

Mugabe’s successor to be sworn in on Friday Zimbabwe’s ousted Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as successor to Robert Mugabe at a ceremony on Friday, state media said Wednesday, a day after the 93-year-old’s shock resignation. “The former vice president, who had been out of the country after he was sacked from both party and government,...... more

BREAKING: Mugabe throws in the towel

BREAKING: Mugabe throws in the towel Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, shortly after parliament began an impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of rule. The 93-year old clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party, which also told him to leave power.Wild celebrations...... more

US busts Africa bribery schemes, nabs ringleaders

US busts Africa bribery schemes, nabs ringleaders  The bribery scheme was hatched in the halls of the United Nations in New York and spanned several continents. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, Hong Kong’s former Home Secretary, and Cheikh Gadio, a one-time foreign minister of Senegal, plotted to bribe high-level African officials to secure business rights for a Shanghai-based energy...... more

All set for Mugabe’s impeachment •Summons cabinet meeting

All set for Mugabe’s impeachment •Summons cabinet meeting 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 today, Tuesday, November 21, 2017, and the process could take just two days. The motion accuses the 93-year-old of...... more

U.S. trains 27,000 African peacekeepers

U.S. trains 27,000 African peacekeepers The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, said on Monday that his government has supported the training of over 27,000 African peacekeepers for the UN and African Union (AU) missions in 2017. Tillerson said that the U.S. had this year supported 20 African nations in training their peacekeepers for both...... more

Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe

Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup. Mugabe, the only leader the...... more

Mugabe sacked as party leader, days as Zimbabwe’s President numbered

Mugabe sacked as party leader, days as Zimbabwe’s President numbered Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, has voted to sack President Robert Mugabe as its leader. Members also voted to name sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who Mugabe fired on November 6, as new party leader. “They were determined to fire Mugabe as leader of the party,” said Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa, reporting...... more

Billion-dollar Bible Museum opens amid controversy

Billion-dollar Bible Museum opens amid controversy It took four years and half a billion dollars to build, a mammoth initiative focused on highlighting and exploring a single book. The Museum of the Bible finally opened on Saturday – 430,000 square feet spanning eight floors, with exhibits on the history, narrative and the impact of the Holy Book....... more

Ruling party set to sack Mugabe, end Zimbabwe’s political crisis

Ruling party set to sack Mugabe, end Zimbabwe’s political crisis The sources said a party central committee meeting scheduled for 10:30 a.m. (0830 GMT) would also dismiss 93-year-old Mugabe’s preferred successor, his wife Grace, from her role as head of the ZANU-PF Women’s League. Mugabe’s 37-year rule has been effectively at an end since the army seized control on Wednesday, confining...... more

Mugabe adamant as protests rock Zimbabwe

Mugabe adamant as protests rock Zimbabwe  Thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare on Saturday to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, in what could spell the political end for the 93-year-old leader who has ruled the country for nearly four decades. Waving placards with slogans like “Go, Go, Our General” and “No to...... more

Trump to refocus U.S. relationship with Africa

Trump to refocus U.S. relationship with Africa Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the Trump administration wanted to refocus the U.S. relationship with Africa squarely on trade and investment, to help unlock the tremendous potential of what is expected to become the world’s most populous continent in coming decades. “By 2050, the population of the continent...... more

Governorship aspirant boasts of bedding 50 women

Governorship aspirant boasts of bedding 50 women An Ohio Supreme Court justice in the United States of America who is campaigning to become governor of the state took to Facebook on Friday to reveal that he has been “sexually intimate” with 50 “very attractive females.” It was a startling campaign strategy in the wake of a burgeoning number...... more

Mugabe bounces back

Mugabe bounces back Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has appeared in public for the first time since the army’s takeover earlier this week. Mugabe, who was believed to be under house arrest, attended a graduation ceremony at the Zimbabwe Open University in the capital, Harare, on Friday, where he was welcomed by a cheering crowd...... more

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson’s can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement. “My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Jackson wrote in a...... more

Teenage schoolgirl electrocuted while charging iPhone, dies

Teenage schoolgirl electrocuted while charging iPhone, dies  A teenage girl reportedly died after being electrocuted while charging her iPhone 6. Le Thi Xoan was found unconscious by her parents with the white device by her side in the Vietnamese region of Ha Tinh, according to The Independent of Britain, quoting local media. The report quoted the police as...... more

224 million Africans hungry, says UN

224 million Africans hungry, says UN The number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa rose by 10 percent to 224 million in 2016, largely due to conflict and climate change, the United Nations said on Thursday. Swathes of Africa have been hit by prolonged droughts and floods over the last year, worsened by lower commodity prices and...... more

Global finance summit kicks off in Istanbul

Global finance summit kicks off in Istanbul The Global Participation Finance Summit (GPAS) kicked off on Thursday in Istanbul bringing together at least 10,000 participants from 50 countries. In addition, 1,000 institutional investors, 100 venture funds, and the Turkey Wealth Fund are joining the event. The event held at Halic Congress Center is supported by the Turkish Presidency...... more

Painting of Christ sells for record $450m

Painting of Christ sells for record $450m A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci has been sold in New York for a record $450m (£341m). The painting is known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World). It is the highest auction price for any work of art and brought cheers and...... more

BREAKING: Heavy gunfire as Army takes control of Zimbabwe’s capital

BREAKING: Heavy gunfire as Army takes control of Zimbabwe’s capital Zimbabwe’s military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to “target criminals”. However, it said this was not “a military takeover of government” and President Robert Mugabe was safe. Heavy gunfire and artillery were heard in northern suburbs of the capital,...... more

Coup in the making?: Military tanks seen heading toward Zimbabwe’s capital

Coup in the making?: Military tanks seen heading toward Zimbabwe’s capital Four tanks were seen heading towards the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa. A Reuters witness saw two other tanks parked beside the...... more

More than 400 American millionaires and billionaires reject tax cut

More than 400 American millionaires and billionaires reject tax cut  More than 400 wealthy Americans have asked Congress to reject the Republican tax plan that is predicted to decrease their taxes. “As you consider changes to the tax code, we urge you to oppose any legislation that further exacerbates inequality,” says a letter signed by billionaire financier George Soros, former American...... more

Military intervention likely in Zimbabwe

Military intervention likely in Zimbabwe  Zimbabwe’s army chief has warned those responsible for “purging” the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party to stop, or the military will step in. The rare intervention comes just a week after President Robert Mugabe sacked his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa. General Constantino Chiwenga, who appeared at a news conference with another 90 senior...... more

452 perish in deadliest earthquake of 2017

452 perish in deadliest earthquake of 2017 At least 452 people were killed and thousands injured after a powerful earthquake struck near the border of Iran and Iraq late Sunday. The earthquake is the deadliest of the year, eclipsing the one that hit Mexico City in September, and was felt as far away as Turkey and Pakistan. Around...... more

Former UN Under-Secretary-General wins presidential nomination

Former UN Under-Secretary-General wins presidential nomination The Interim Trustee National Council (INTC) of Sierra Leone’s National Grand Coalition (NGC) has officially nominated Kandeh Yumkella as their standard-bearer for the 2018 presidential elections in the country. He emerged during the party’s first convention held in Bo City. The jam-packed hall erupted in cheers and songs as Yumkella was...... more

Deadly earthquake kills 135 in Iraq-Iran, injuring hundreds

Deadly earthquake kills 135 in Iraq-Iran, injuring hundreds A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 135 people and injuring hundreds more. At least 129 people died in western Iran’s Kermanshah province, officials told state media. Six more were reported dead in Iraq. The death toll is likely to rise. The...... more

Tensions over Muslim street prayers north of Paris

Tensions over Muslim street prayers north of Paris Around 100 local French lawmakers attempted to block Muslims praying in a street north of Paris on Friday and called on the government to ban what they see as an unacceptable use of public space. The lawmakers, led by the head of the regional government of the Paris area, Valerie Pecresse,...... more

 

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