Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe resigns

Media captionMPs cheered and celebrated as the resignation was announced 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 transition of power. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had […]

Zimbabwe ex-Vice-President Mnangagwa urges Mugabe to quit now

Image copyright EPA / The Herald Image caption President Mugabe is under pressure from the public and his own Zanu-PF party Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week’s army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot […]

Nigeria suicide bombing kills 50 in Adamawa state

At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, police say. A bomber struck inside a mosque packed with worshippers during morning prayers in the town of Mubi. Witness Abubakar Sule told AFP news agency that it appeared the bomber was part of the congregation. No-one […]

Charlie Rose, US TV host, suspended amid sexual harassment allegations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The allegations made against Charlie Rose span from the 1990s to 2011 US talk show host Charlie Rose has been suspended by several television networks following allegations of sexual harassment. Eight women accused the veteran TV interviewer of inappropriate behaviour in a report by the Washington Post. “These allegations […]

Egypt singer held for ‘inciting debauchery’ in music video

Image copyright Shyma Image caption Shyma wrote that she had not anticipated the backlash against her video An Egyptian singer has reportedly been detained for a week after she appeared in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana. Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old known professionally as Shyma, was arrested by Egyptian police […]

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe faces impeachment by parliament

Image copyright EPA / The Herald Image caption President Mugabe is under pressure from the public and his own Zanu-PF party 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, […]

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Mugabe’s party said his wife “has no right to run government” Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on charges that include allowing his wife “to usurp constitutional power”. The motion is now due to be presented to parliament on Tuesday. […]

Trump declares North Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Media captionTrump: “N Korea supported acts of international terrorism” President Trump has announced that the US is re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, nine years after it was removed from the list. In a cabinet meeting, he said the move would trigger “very large” additional sanctions to be announced on Tuesday. Mr Trump […]

Argentina navy: Missing sub ‘had called to report breakdown’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The vessel is the newest of the three submarines in the Argentine navy’s fleet Argentina’s navy says its ARA San Juan submarine, which has been missing since Wednesday, reported a mechanical breakdown in its last communication. The submarine, with 44 crew on board, disappeared 430km (270 miles) off the Argentine […]

Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Media captionGerman chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said it was a day of “deep reflection” for Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government, after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis. She also said she did not see any reason to […]

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