Robert Mugabe’s rule in Zimbabwe went unchallenged for 37 years, but in just a few days, he was largely stripped of power. The chain of events leading to his fall started with firing a vice president.
CNN footage of migrants being auctioned off in the Libyan capital prompted a protest in Paris, condemnation by the African Union and an official inquiry.
Morocco has generally fared better than other countries in the region, but poverty is high in rural areas like the town where the stampede took place.
In a 20-minute speech to the African nation on Sunday night, President Robert G. Mugabe, flanked by members of the military, refused to say whether he would resign after nearly 40 years in power.
A young woman who grew up in Zimbabwe now sits thousands of miles away, glued to Twitter. “We have yet to see what this new day brings, but we are ready for change,” she says.
The embattled president was also set to meet with the military commander who placed him under house arrest to negotiate his departure.
Tens of thousands of people marched alongside soldiers on tanks and called for President Robert Mugabe to step down after a military takeover.
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The opposition politician Raila Odinga returned from abroad, and his supporters clashed with the police.
Military leaders temporarily released the strongman to attend a college graduation, a sign that the country’s upheaval was no ordinary attempt to oust a despot.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, was vice president until his abrupt dismissal last week. He has close ties to the military. Observers fear he is as ruthless as the man he is set to succeed.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it planned to reverse a ban on the imports from Zimbabwe, following its earlier move to allow them from Zambia.
As relations thaw, a State Department official said the Trump administration wanted to see more progress on human rights.
The streets appear calm after the longtime leader’s detention, but the military action sent shock waves around the region.
Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first lady, is in the middle of the fight for the country’s presidency. Her rising power may have prompted the military to take over.
Robert Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since 1980, but he underestimated his nation’s anger over his son’s unrestrained spending and his wife’s political ambitions.
The move shakes up the country’s political calculus and its economy, which has been plagued by corruption.
The singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab has been charged with incitement and harming the public interest after joking about a waterborne disease transmitted by parasitic worms.
Robert Mugabe’s wife helped oust two successive vice presidents who rivaled her as potential successors to her ailing husband.