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 […]

Mexico’s leftist presidential front-runner urges NAFTA talks suspension

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY, Nov 21 : Mexico’s leftist presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador vowed on Monday to boost infrastructure spending but guard economic stability, while reiterating calls for ongoing NAFTA talks to be put off until after next year’s election. Lopez Obrador, the front-runner in most polls ahead of the July […]

Angels or demons? Political shadow hangs over Victoria’s Secret China show

By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI, Nov 20 : Victoria’s Secret’s glitzy annual fashion show hits the stage in China on Monday night for the first time, but will do so without several of its “angels” and star names who had been expected to attend, including model Gigi Hadid and pop singer Katy Perry. Hadid has confirmed […]

President Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by defying pressure to resign

By Cris Chinaka, MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock HARARE, Nov 19 : President Robert Mugabe stunned Zimbabwe on Sunday by making no mention of resignation in a television address, defying his own ZANU-PF party, which had sacked him hours earlier, and hundreds of thousands of protesters who had already hailed his downfall. Two sources – […]

Mugabe defies demands to quit as Zimbabwe’s leader after party fires him

By Cris Chinaka, MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock HARARE, Nov 19 : Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied his own ZANU-PF party and hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation by pledging in a television address to preside over the party’s next congress in December. Two sources – one a senior member of […]

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 […]