Zimbabwe crisis: Deadline passes for Mugabe to quit as party leader

Zimbabwe crisis: Deadline passes for Mugabe to quit as party leader

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Members of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party are preparing to meet to discuss the possible impeachment of President Robert Mugabe, after a deadline for his resignation came and went on Monday. The deadline was set by Mr Mugabe’s own party, Zanu-PF. The embattled […]

Kenya court upholds Kenyatta poll win

Kenya court upholds Kenyatta poll win

Image copyright AFP Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s election re-run, which was boycotted by the main opposition. Judges dismissed two petitions challenging the poll, opening the way for Mr Kenyatta to be inaugurated for a second term next week. The opposition said the ruling had been given under […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is facing a deadline set by his own party to resign after his surprise speech where he refused to quit. Zanu-PF, which has stripped Mr Mugabe of the party’s leadership, says it will impeach him if he […]

Morocco food stampede kills 15

Morocco food stampede kills 15

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most of the victims were women and elderly people At least 15 people have been killed and five others wounded in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was distributed. The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province. The aid was being handed out by a […]

Argentina missing submarine: Search hampered by bad weather

Argentina missing submarine: Search hampered by bad weather

Image copyright EPA Image caption The vessel is the newest of the three submarines in the Argentine navy’s fleet The search for an Argentine naval submarine that went missing with 44 crew on board is being hampered by bad weather conditions, officials say. Teams from several countries have intensified their efforts in the South Atlantic […]

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite army pressure

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite army pressure

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Robert Mugabe defied expectations by not resigning on Sunday night Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite intense pressure on him to stand down now. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in […]

Morocco food stampede ‘kills 15 and wounds five’

Morocco food stampede ‘kills 15 and wounds five’

At least 15 people have been killed and at least five injured in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was being handed out. The incident happened in the village of Sidi Boualem, about 150km (90 miles) south-west of Casablanca. It is not yet clear who was distributing the aid but it is reported to […]

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF leaders meeting to decide Mugabe future

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF leaders meeting to decide Mugabe future

Media captionZimbabweans rallied to celebrate the army’s takeover of the country President Robert Mugabe’s closest allies in the party he founded are calling on him to step down, as pressure on him intensifies following a military intervention and protests. Senior party officials have started arriving for a meeting of Zanu-PF in which they will discuss […]

Zimbabwe latest: Crowds outside Mugabe office to force him out

Zimbabwe latest: Crowds outside Mugabe office to force him out

Media captionTens of thousands of people have turned up for the rally Protesters in Zimbabwe have headed towards the office of President Robert Mugabe to urge him to step down. The march came on a day of widespread jubilation in the capital Harare and other cities following the army’s takeover on Wednesday. Soldiers are gently […]

Libya migrant ‘slave market’ footage sparks outrage

Libya migrant ‘slave market’ footage sparks outrage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The International Migration Organization says it has gathered evidence of slavery in Libya The African Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya. On the video, released by CNN this week, young men are seen being auctioned […]

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