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Angry Attackers Burn Down Farmhouse Belonging to President Kabila

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Attackers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo burned down a farmhouse belonging to President Joseph Kabila Monday, killing a policeman. Kabila was not at the house near the village of Musienene. It is unclear how the officer was killed. “We firmly condemn this barbarous act and call on the population…to disassociate from […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa Sworn-in As New Zimbabwe’s President

Photo: Zimbabwe’s new leader,  Emmerson Mnangagwa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The new Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn-in with the pledge to serve all citizens. Mnangagwa made the vow Friday at a fully packed stadium. He said he felt “deeply humbled” to take the role. He also indicated he was “not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans […]

Mugabe’s Deputy, Mnangagwa to take Oath of Office as New Zimbabwe’s President

Photo: Mr. Emmerson Mnangagwa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President Robert Mugabe’s Vice who has allegedly been on self-exile Mr. Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as the new Zimbabwean President this Friday.  This followed Mugabe’s resignation Tuesday after being overthrown by the Military and pressured to step down. Mnangagwa who reportedly fled to South […]

BREAKING NEWS: At Last, Defiant Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – 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 reports. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against […]

Zimbabwe Parliament Begins Impeachment Proceedings Against Stubborn Mugabe

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Finally, the Zimbabwean Parliament recommended by the Zanu-PF party Monday has started impeachment proceedings against the embattled President Robert Mugabe. The motion for Mugabe’s impeachment was moved and seconded at parliament but the lawmakers have adjourned and moved to a hotel conference centre to debate the motion in a joint […]

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Moves to Impeach ‘Stubborn’ Mugabe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After failing to comply with the Monday resignation deadline, members of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party are preparing to meet to discuss the possible impeachment of the embattled President Robert Mugabe, who has refused to resign from office. The deadline was set by Mr Mugabe’s own party, Zanu-PF. The embattled leader shocked Zimbabweans […]

 Zimbabwe: Mugabe is Removed From his Ruling Party, Faces Impeachment

Photo: Zimbabweans celebrate the fall of President Robert Mugabe’s 37 years of autocratic regime (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Robert Mugabe’s own party voted to oust him as its leader on Sunday, a day after thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets to celebrate his stunning fall from power after a military takeover. The governing ZANU-PF party, […]

Zimbabwe: Embattled Robert Mugabe Makes First Public Appearance after House Arrest

Photo: Robert Mugabe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Since Wednesday he and his wife have been put under house arrest due to Military takeover, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Friday made his first public appearance. Mugabe amidst the top government functionaries was seen attending a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. The military confirmed Friday it was “engaging” […]

African Union Expresses Worry Over Military Action in Zimbabwe

Photo: Zimbabwe’s military’s commander, General Constantine Chiwenga (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Union AU has expressed concern on the present political situation in Zimbabwe, suspecting it appears like a coup against the sitting Government.    Consequently, the body Wednesday called on the military to halt their actions and restore constitutional order. Guinea’s President and Head […]

BREAKING: Mugabe, Wife in Custody as Military Takes Over Zimbabwe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The military has taken control in Zimbabwe but said President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, was safe. After seizing state TV, an army spokesman announced it was targeting people close to Mr Mugabe. South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma later said he had spoken to Mr Mugabewho had indicated that he “was […]

Corruption Allegations: Opposition Asks Court to Force Zuma to Disclose Legal Cost

AFRICAN EXAMINER — South Africa’s main opposition party said on Sunday it had asked the High Court to force President Jacob Zuma to disclose how much the state has spent on legal fees to fight corruption allegations against him. Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Council Chairperson James Selfe said in a statement the opposition party had […]

Racism: Two South African White Farmers Jailed Over Attempted Murder

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two white farmers in South Africa who forced a black man into a coffin have been convicted and sentenced to over 10 years in jail each. The convicted, Theo Martins Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen were first convicted in August for attempted murder and kidnapping. The two men accused Victor Mlotshwa […]

WHO Revokes Mugabe’s Goodwill Ambassador Appointment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following alleged widespread outcry, the World Health Organization WHO has revoked its appointment of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as a goodwill Ambassador. While giving reasons for the decision, WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement “I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns,” Ghebreyesus had previously praised Zimbabwe […]

South Africa Supreme Court Orders President Zuma to Face Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that embattled South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The court agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 counts of corruption relating to a 1999 arms deal. The charges had […]

South African Chair-throwing Politicians Shameful, Says SA Deputy President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit out at brawling, chair-throwing ANC politicians, describing their behaviour as shameful. He made the remarks at the close of an African National Congress meeting in Eastern Cape province that descended into chaos. “I saw chairs flying – a festival of chairs… It’s something we […]

Zimbabwe Businesses Defy Mugabe’s Order to Slash Prices

Photo: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe AFRICAN EXAMINER — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is lashing out against businesses that he believes are defying his orders to reverse price hikes for basic commodities. Mugabe is accusing those who defy his order of being “saboteurs” against his government, some of whom he said were from within his own ruling […]

Museveni: Critics Describe Uganda’s Anti-pornography Law as Diversion from  Govt Corruption

KAMPALA — Uganda is launching a drive against online pornography that critics condemn as a diversion from deeper problems of graft, unemployment and crumbling social services facing President Yoweri Museveni. The campaign is the latest salvo in a culture war between conservatives fighting what they see as foreign moral influences promoting criminality and a more […]

Zimbabwe Vice President Hospitalised in South Africa

Photo caption: Emmerson Mnangagwa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe says one of his deputies is in a South African hospital, as local media reported he was poisoned at a political rally. Mugabe did not address the poisoning claims Monday. He told thousands at a national ceremony to honor independence heroes that Vice President Emmerson […]

Corruption: South Africa Lawmakers Vote to Determine President Zuma’s Fate

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South African MPs will Tuesday vote in secret, following a motion of no-confidence on the embattled President Jacob Zuma. Parliament’s Speaker Baleka Mbete who announced this made the ruling after opposition parties took the case to the Constitutional Court. The calculation is that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) […]

US Provides Additional $169 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday it will provide an additional $169 million in humanitarian aid to the drought-stricken African countries of Ethiopia and Kenya. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said the funds, over $136 million for Ethiopia and almost $33 million for Kenya, would be used […]

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