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Emmerson due from exile to succeed Mugabe

Zimbabwe's former vice-president, whose sacking led to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, the state broadcaster says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two…

Mugabe’s ending sad – Mahama

Ghana’s former president John Dramani Mahama has been sympathizing with Robert Mugabe, the outgoing leader of Zimbabwe. Mugabe was forced to resign on Tuesday following a house arrest and internal wrangling within the ZANU-PF ruling…

Robert Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power, the Reuters news agency…

Suicide bombing kills 50 in Nigeria

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi, police say. A bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in Adamawa State. Witness Abubakar Sule told…

Mugabe faces impeachment by parliament

The party of Zimbabwe's embattled President Robert Mugabe is to begin moves to impeach him. A Zanu-PF official said a motion to strip him of the presidency would be presented to parliament on Tuesday, and the process could take just two…