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Saturday, November 18, 2017
Zimbabwe appears to be in the last days of Robert Mugabe. The 93-year-old president was put under house arrest on Wednesday after the country’s military took over the state broadcaster and arrested allies of Mugabe’s wife, Grace, in the ruling ZANU-PF party. While Mugabe is still president of Zimbabwe,...
Zimbabweans are waiting to see what steps the military will take next after seizing control of the country. President Robert Mugabe is said to be confined to his home in Harare but unconfirmed reports says his wife Grace, who was bidding to succeed him as president, has fled to...
Zimbabwe’s military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says. Mr Mugabe told Mr Zuma in a phone call that he was fine, the South African leader’s office said. Troops are patrolling the capital, Harare, after they seized state...
Australians have overwhelmingly voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a historic poll. The non-binding postal vote showed 61.6% of people favour allowing same-sex couples to wed, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said. Jubilant supporters have been celebrating in public spaces, waving rainbow flags and singing and dancing. ...
French President Emmanuel Macron says Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are threatening Western values of openness and tolerance, but isolating them from Europe would be counterproductive. “If you decide just to push them back from Europe and our values, saying ‘you’re betraying our values’, you lose them,” he told...
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...
South Africa’s notorious snake pastor Penuel Mnguni has fed cockroaches to two brothers in his congregation, alleging that the insects turned into cheese for the one and spices for the other. The incident comes about five months after Mr Mnguni appeared at a service hosted by popular Nigerian televangelist TB...
Theresa May has launched her strongest attack on Russia yet, accusing Moscow of meddling in elections and carrying out cyber espionage. Speaking at the Lord Mayor’s banquet in London, the prime minister said Vladimir Putin’s government was trying to “undermine free societies”. Mrs May said they were “planting fake...
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...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that African journalists have a duty to help change the image about Africa, and establish a narrative, which is more positive. According to President Akufo-Addo, African media practitioners have faced many challenges, ranging from a highly polarised media environment, lack of technological...