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Mnangagwa: More of the same for suffering Zimbabwe?

Even before Robert Mugabe’s resignation, many Zimbabweans tempered their yearning for his downfall with the knowledge that his likely successor has a similar reputation for brutality and corruption. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who until recently was one of Mugabe’s longest-serving and closest allies, will be sworn in as the new president on …

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BREAKING NEWS: Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe ‘resigns

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda says. The surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against the 93-year-old leader in a joint sitting of parliament. Mr Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover, and days of protests against his rule. …

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Most ministers boycott cabinet meeting called by Mugabe

Most Zimbabwean ministers stayed away from a cabinet meeting on Tuesday called by embattled President Robert Mugabe, who is facing impeachment proceedings, state media reported. “Cabinet meeting called this morning by President Mugabe failed to take off after Ministers snubbed the sitting,” the state-run Herald news site reported. Lawmakers of …

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Robert Mugabe sacked as leader of ZANU-PF

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 …

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Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe’s ‘Comeback Crocodile’?

Emmerson Mnangagwa appeared well-placed to reprise his leading role in Zimbabwe after returning to the country in the wake of the army’s takeover, prompted by his sacking by President Robert Mugabe. Nicknamed “Ngwena” (The Crocodile) because of his fearsome power and ruthlessness, the 75-year-old has a reputation for taking no …

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