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Posted On November 24, 2017By In Video

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Posted On November 24, 2017By In Video

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Harare (AFP) Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was inaugurated on Friday as Zimbabwe’s new president, is a political veteran and party hardliner who for decades worked closely with Robert Mugabe. Here are key dates in his career: – September 15, 1942: Born in the British colony of Southern Rhodesia but moves as a teenager with his family to Zambia, known at the time as Northern Rhodesia – 1960s: Joins the struggle for independence after military training in China and Egypt but is arrested and spends 10 years in prison – 1980: AfterRead More
Kutama (Zimbabwe) (AFP) Local residents in the rural Zimbabwean village where Robert Mugabe was born, got married, and has a house say he was a great leader — but express sorrowful acceptance rather than anger at his ousting. Kutama, 55 miles (90 kilometres) outside the capital Harare, has been a heartland of deeply personal support for Mugabe for decades, benefiting from his patronage and much-criticised land reforms. “When I heard the news (of his exit) and seeing what was now happening in the country, and things not going right, IRead More
Paris (AFP) The revelation that migrants are being sold as slaves in Libya is not an isolated case: more than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016. The figure includes some 25 million people who were in forced labour — made to work under threat or coercion — and 15 million people in forced marriage, according to a report. But the number of people in slavery is probably even higher, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) andRead More
Harare (AFP) On August 17, the Zimbabwean government issued an official denial that Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was vice president at the time, had eaten ice cream at a political rally. “For the record, the Vice President did not eat ice cream,” Information Minister Chris Mushohwe said. “Yes, there was ice cream. I ate it, many people ate the ice cream, but he did not eat the ice cream himself.” The denial was an attempt to quash reports that Mnangagwa had been poisoned by ice cream made at the large GushungoRead More
Harare (AFP) Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken over as Zimbabwe’s new leader, ending strongman Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign and the country’s worst political crisis since independence. Here is a snapshot of two weeks of turmoil, from a military takeover to mass street protests and an impeachment bid: – Vice president sacked – November 6: Mugabe fires Mnangagwa in an apparent bid to clear the way for his wife Grace, 52, to take over as president. But the move angers the military, which has close ties to Mnangagwa. –Read More
Bamako (AFP) At least three peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed in an attack in northeast Mali, the UN’s MINUSMA mission to the country said on Friday. Besides an initial toll of four dead it said saying another Malian soldier and several other peacekeepers were wounded, some critically, a MINUSMA statement said. “This morning, a detachment of the MINUSMA force repelled an attack during a coordinated operation with FAMAS (Malian armed forces) in the Menaka region,” the statement said. It did not give the nationalities of the UN troopsRead More
Paris (AFP) World leaders may have been quick to voice outrage over video footage of Libyan slave auctions, but activists raised the alarm months ago — and their warnings fell on deaf ears. Aid workers, rights groups and analysts say they had been shouting about rape, torture and forced work for thousands of black Africans in the war-torn north African country until they were blue in the face. But it took CNN’s footage of young Africans being auctioned off near Tripoli, filmed on a hidden camera and aired on NovemberRead More
Johannesburg (AFP) A South African appeals court increased paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius’ sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to 13 years and five months on Friday. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein more than doubled his original sentence of six years after the state argued that it was unduly lenient. Pistorius, 31, was not in court for the hearing. Prosecutors argued earlier this month that Oscar Pistorius failed to show genuine remorse after killing his girlfriend. “One of the essential ingredients of a balanced sentence is that itRead More