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. […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe ignores party deadline to quit

Media captionZimbabwe’s week of upheaval in under two minutes Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has summoned its MPs to discuss the future of its leader, President Robert Mugabe, after a deadline for his resignation came and went on Monday. The deadline was set by Mr Mugabe’s own party, Zanu-PF. The embattled leader surprised Zimbabweans on Sunday, […]

Kenya Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta poll win

Image copyright AFP Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s election re-run, which was boycotted by the main opposition. Judges dismissed two petitions challenging the poll, opening the way for Mr Kenyatta to be inaugurated for a second term next week. The opposition said the ruling had been given under […]

Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison

Media captionCharles Manson’s followers carried out murders on his orders Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who directed his followers to commit a string of brutal murders, and who became a symbol of the dark side of 1960s counterculture, has died aged 83. Manson was admitted to Bakersfield hospital, California earlier this month and died […]

Okinawa car crash sparks US troops alcohol ban in Japan

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US base in Okinawa houses tens of thousands of troops The US military has banned all soldiers stationed in Japan from drinking alcohol after one of its servicemen was involved in a deadly crash on Okinawa island linked to drink driving. US troops on Okinawa have also been told […]

Jeffrey Tambor signals Transparent departure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tambor has starred in Transparent since 2014 The star of Transparent has signalled he is leaving the show after being accused of inappropriate behaviour. “I don’t see how I can return,” Jeffrey Tambor said in a statement. Last week the Emmy-winning actor said he was “not a predator” after […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is facing a deadline set by his own party to resign, after a surprise speech in which he refused to quit. Zanu-PF, which has stripped Mr Mugabe of the party’s leadership, says it will impeach him if […]

Morocco food stampede kills 15

Morocco food stampede kills 15

Image copyright AFP Image caption Most of the victims were women and elderly people At least 15 people have been killed and five others wounded in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was distributed. The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province. The aid was being handed out by a […]

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite party pressure

Media captionRobert Mugabe: “The congress is due… I will preside over its processes” Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite mounting calls for him to stand down now. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. Zanu-PF […]

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many

Morocco food stampede kills 15 and wounds many

At least 15 people have been killed and several others wounded in a stampede in Morocco while food aid was distributed. The incident occurred in the town of Sidi Boulaalam in Essaouira province. The aid was being handed out by a private local charity. Some reports indicate that up to 40 people were injured in […]

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