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News24.com | Egypt's president condemns mosque attack

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has condemned the extremist attack on a mosque in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, calling it "criminal" and "cowardly".

News24.com | Nigeria former VP quits ruling party

Nigeria's former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has quit the country's ruling party, in a clear sign he wants to challenge Muhammadu Buhari for the presidency in 2019.

News24.com | PICS: Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president

Zimbabwe's newly sworn-in President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed during his inauguration speech that he will work to improve the economy to reduce unemployment and return the country to prosperity.

News24.com | LIVE: Mugabe ally 'severely beaten' by army, says report

Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to be sworn in as president, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover. Follow the live updates

News24.com | 'Jailing Mugabe would bring Zimbabwe bad luck', says survivor of Mugabe's torture

A survivor of atrocities committed by former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's regime, has called for a truth and reconciliation commission instead of jailing the former long time ruler.

News24.com | LIVE: Zimbabwe's new leader Mnangagwa to be sworn in

Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to be sworn in as president, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover. Follow the live updates

News24.com | Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to be sworn in as president, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover.

News24.com | On disputed land, Zimbabweans see hope after Mugabe's exit

For years, a group of Zimbabwean villagers has resisted efforts by the wife of former President Robert Mugabe to force them off a farm near the capital, enduring police raids and the demolition of their homes.

News24.com | 500 trafficking victims rescued in west Africa: Interpol

Forty people are facing prosecution after police raids in west and central Africa rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking,says Interpol.

News24.com | EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya

The EU has said it is working without "letup" for a durable solution to the plight of migrants in Libya, adding it shared French President Emmanuel Macron's anger over slave markets there.

News24.com | Under protocol, Mugabe would attend swearing-in

Zimbabwe's state-run broadcaster says that according to protocol, the country's outgoing leader would attend Friday's swearing-in of incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

News24.com | Zimbabwe opposition not invited to inauguration

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T party says it has not been invited to Friday's inauguration of the country's new leader.

News24.com | Eight Uganda tabloid staff members charged with treason

Eight editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspaper groups have been charged with "treason" over an article implicating President Yoweri Museveni in a plot to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart, a defence lawyer has said

News24.com | Zimbabweans relish bribe-free roads after Mugabe's fall

As Robert Mugabe's regime tottered and fell, one immediate benefit that Zimbabweans celebrated with glee was the sudden absence of bribe-extracting police who were a symbol of life under his rule.

News24.com | Somali pirates caught at sea, transferred to Seychelles

Six suspected Somali pirates have been transferred to the Seychelles following their arrest for attacks earlier this month off southern Somalia, a Seychelles prisons official has said.

News24.com | Mugabe 'will be remembered as a fearless pan-Africanist liberation fighter', says AU

The AU has welcomed Robert Mugabe's decision to step down as president of Zimbabwe, saying the people have expressed their will for a "peaceful transfer of power".

News24.com | Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa: key dates

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is set to be inaugurated as Zimbabwe's next president, is a political veteran and party hardliner who for decades worked closely with Robert Mugabe.

News24.com | Repeal draconian laws, Mnangagwa urged

Zimbabwean activists have urged incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa to "repeal draconian laws" and push for the opening of "lines of direct foreign investment to revive the economy", a report says.

News24.com | Zimbabwe's new leader Mnangagwa still under US sanctions

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa remains under United States sanctions for his activities as Robert Mugabe's deputy and enforcer.

News24.com | UN condemns rise in DRC rights violations

The United Nations has said it regretted a new spike in human rights violations being committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, citing a report blaming the bulk of the violence on the police and army.

News24.com | Zimbabwe opposition 'cautiously optimistic'

Zimbabwe's opposition party MDC-T, which supported Robert Mugabe's removal from office, says it is "cautiously optimistic" that incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa "will not mimic and replicate the evil, corrupt, decadent and incompetent Mugabe regime."

News24.com | Zimbabwe has 'phantom-like' acting president

A Zimbabwe legal think tank says the country currently has an acting president who is neither Robert Mugabe nor the incoming Emmerson Mnangagwa, even if his whereabouts are unknown.

News24.com | Ethiopia says massive dam is 'a matter of life and death'

Ethiopia says the construction of its massive Grand Renaissance Dam is a "matter of life or death" for its people, too.

News24.com | Britain sends envoy to Zimbabwe ahead of inauguration

Britain's Africa minister Rory Stewart has arrived in Zimbabwe for wide-ranging talks, ahead of the inauguration of a new president following Robert Mugabe's dramatic departure.

News24.com | Egypt PM leaves country for medical treatment

Egypt's Prime Minister Sharif Ismail has left the country for a three-week course of medical treatment and surgery in Germany amid speculation he would be permanently replaced in a cabinet shuffle.

News24.com | Zimbabwe crisis: What we know

Zimbabwe was thrown into its worst political crisis since independence when strongman Robert Mugabe refused to resign despite a military takeover, mass street protests and an impeachment bid. Here is a snapshot of the turmoil of the past two weeks.

News24.com | Algerians elect local leaders as oil-reliant economy falters

Algerian voters are choosing new local leaders in an election marred by frustration over growing poverty caused by low oil prices.

News24.com | Uganda's foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe

Uganda's foreign minister is being urged to resign following allegations in the US that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as president of the UN General Assembly.

News24.com | 'Where is Mugabe?,' Zimbabwe wonders

As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader after 37 years, attention is turning to the fate of former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace.

News24.com | Egypt destroys 10 SUVs carrying arms on Libya border: army

The Egyptian army has destroyed 10 sports utility vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition on the Libyan border, a statement says.

News24.com | Rwanda offers to take in Africans abused in Libya

Rwanda is willing to provide refuge to as many as 30 000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign minister says.

News24.com | Zimbabweans must draw on years of democratic struggle to stop a repeat of Mugabe's militarism

Countries - including many in Africa - have moved towards democracy incrementally. They have zig-zagged and sometimes regressed. Events in Zimbabwe should be seen in this light, writes The Conversation.

News24.com | Angola's new leader shakes up old order, visits SA

Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa

News24.com | Egypt detains 29 on charges they spied for Turkey

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for two weeks of 29 suspected members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood on charges they spied for Turkey.

News24.com | N Korean workers leave Angola after sanctions boost

More than 150 North Korean labourers have left Angola following tightened sanctions against the pariah state, the southern African country has said.

News24.com | AS IT HAPPENED: Today we're witnessing the beginning of a new democracy, says Mnangagwa

Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived in Zimbabwe and is set to address Zanu-PF supporters at the party headquarters in the capital Harare.Follow the live updates.

News24.com | 'The will of the people will always succeed,' says Mnangagwa

In his first public appearance since fleeing the country after his dismissal as vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe was witnessing the beginning of a new democracy.

News24.com | Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa announces 'unfolding full democracy'

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country is witnessing a "new and unfolding democracy" in his first public speech in his new role.

News24.com | Ugandan tabloid editors detained over 'fake' story

The editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspapers have been detained over what authorities called a fake news story about a political plot implicating the president.

News24.com | Rights activists warn about Zimbabwe's future

Human rights activists are warning that it will take more than replacing Robert Mugabe to change Zimbabwe's fortunes.

News24.com | Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'

Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a "total hell" that they wouldn't wish on their "worst enemy" as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country.

News24.com | Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe, meets officials: aide

Zimbabwe's ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has met with top government and ruling party officials ahead of his inauguration as president on Friday, says an aide.

News24.com | Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has emerged from hiding, departing from neighbouring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert Mugabe's stunning resignation.

News24.com | World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago

A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago

News24.com | Mnangagwa flies to Zimbabwe after meeting Zuma in SA

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has just departed from an airport in neighbouring South Africa to make his return to his country.

News24.com | US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters

US forces conducted an air strike against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia, killing more than 100 jihadists, military officials have said.

News24.com | UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says terrorist groups and criminals are capitalising on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically, which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

News24.com | At least 30 killed in farmer-herder violence in Nigeria: police

At least 30 people were killed when farmers attacked herdsmen in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, police has told AFP.

News24.com | Chad denies US claim its president took oil bribe

Chad's government has denied allegations by US investigators that President Idriss Deby received a $2m bribe for oil rights in the country.

News24.com | Mugabe's fall 'may help end Zim's isolation on the world stage' – US

The United States says President Robert Mugabe's resignation offers Zimbabwe's people a "historic opportunity" for change and could help end its isolation on the world stage.