After Mugabe, African leaders wonder what next

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, Nov 22 : Hours after Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda’s president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews. Supporters of long-serving African leaders dismiss parallels […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE, Nov 21 : Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved to end four decades of rule by a man once feted as an independence hero who became feared as a despot. His former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE, Nov 21 : Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe faces the start of impeachment proceedings on Tuesday that could see him ousted within the week, against the backdrop of a military takeover dubbed “Operation Restore Legacy”. The ruling ZANU-PF party plans to bring the impeachment motion in parliament, after a Monday noon deadline […]

Zimbabwe’s ruling party set to sack Mugabe, sources say

By MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock HARARE, Nov 19 : The leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said. An extraordinary meeting of the party’s central […]

Selfies with soldiers as Zimbabweans hail “second independence”

By Joe Brock HARARE, Nov 18 : Helen Kwambana has lived in fear of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his security forces her whole life. On Saturday she chanted on the streets of the capital for the 93-year-old to step down and took a selfie with a soldier. Kwambana and tens of thousands of others […]