The spectacular climb of David Mabuza, the country’s new deputy president, included siphoning off money from schools and other public services to amass enormous power, officials say.
Street violence subsided but political clashes continued. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory became official, but his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, still insists he won.
The latest outbreak of the virus is believed to have killed more than 20 people, but the danger of the disease spreading worldwide was said to be low.
Unlike the earlier outbreaks, the epicenter this time is in a part of the Democratic Republic of Congo that is plagued by armed conflict.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita failed to get enough votes to win a second term outright, according to preliminary figures.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, who seized power after the end of Mugabe’s 37-year rule, was on track to win a full term, over his chief challenger, Nelson Chamisa.
On Monday, Zimbabwe held an election that was intended to project stability and attract global investors. By Wednesday, protesters and tanks were dueling in the streets. Our video journalists were on the ground to speak to voters.
The plan by the head of Africa Command, which follows an ambush in Niger that killed four Americans, is a response to the Trump administration’s strategy to focus on threats from China and Russia.
At least 20 people have died as the Ebola virus struck the Democratic Republic of Congo again.
Police officers fired live bullets into the air to disperse the protesters, who fought back with stones — prompting fears that the government would declare a state of emergency.
The journalists were making a documentary about the activities of a private Russian paramilitary group with murky connections to the Kremlin.
Researchers hadn’t visited the remote island in 30 years when there were 500,000 breeding pairs. Satellite images now indicate perhaps as few as 60,000 pairs.
Some irregularities were reported in the first vote since Robert Mugabe’s ouster, but it was unclear whether fraud was to blame.
Turnout was high. Fears of fraud remain, but the violence and intimidation that marred previous campaigns have not returned.
The 94-year-old former president said he would not back his party’s candidate, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who ousted him with the army’s help in November.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, with a flush campaign fund and a raft of challengers, is likely to be re-elected, in part because violence could keep people from the polls.
Spain’s Civil Guard said 600 crossed into Ceuta, adding a pressure on the country’s authorities in dealing with a wave of migration.
The man overseeing an ambitious $4 billion dam project was found dead in Ethiopia’s capital early Thursday. The police said he had been shot in the head.
A graphic video that appears to show soldiers in Cameroon executing two women, a child and a baby for being linked to Boko Haram has drawn outrage from human rights groups.
The outbreak, the first in which a new vaccine was quickly rolled out, was extinguished in less than three months, with 33 deaths.