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Zanu-PF warns Robert Mugabe not to “rock the boat”

Zimbabwe's ruling party and its allies have warned former president Robert Mugabe not to "rock the boat", a day after he was reported to have met with the country’s newest opposition leader.

Tanzania withdraws from UN refugee programme

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced his country will pull out of the UN’s “comprehensive refugee response framework”, which provides lasting solutions for refugees, including integration into host communities.

Expelled ex-Zanu-PF heavyweights say they’re ‘ready to rejoin party’ – report

Former Zanu-PF heavyweights, Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo, who were sacked from the ruling party some few years ago, have reportedly expressed their willingness to rejoin the party.

Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai rejects reports he has ‘three months to live’

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has rejected reports that he is battling for his life in South Africa where he is receiving medical attention.

Zimbabwean Army warned Robert Mugabe he may end up like Muammar Gaddafi – aide

An aide to former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has revealed how generals warned him to step aside as protests against him grew, or face being “lynched” like Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi.

We feared Muammar Gaddafi’s scenario during anti-Robert Mugabe protests – ex-spokesman

An aide to Zimbabwe's former president, Robert Mugabe, has said he feared civilians could "drag out and lynch" the leader in a "Libyan scenario".

Kim Jong Un’s buddy Dennis Rodman arrested for drunk-driving

Dennis Rodman, a five-time NBA champion and sometime buddy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was released from jail on Sunday after being detained overnight on suspicion of drunk driving, police said.

Emmerson Mnangagwa’s govt is ill-treating my uncle – Robert Mugabe’s nephew

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao has reportedly claimed that his uncle is being "ill-treated" by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.

My wife played key role in toppling Robert Mugabe – Emmerson Mnangagwa’s adviser

A top official in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government in Zimbabwe says his wife played a key role in ousting Robert Mugabe from power.

Emmerson Mnangagwa ‘to keep’ ex-Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Hailemariam in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe will not force former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Hailemariam to return home despite the fall of his ally and Robert Mugabe, official said.

Grace Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa bust-up was over plans to honour Robert Mugabe – spokesperson

Robert Mugabe's former spokesperson has told a private newspaper in Zimbabwe that relations between Grace Mugabe and then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa broke down irreparably over plans to honour his 93-year-old ex-boss.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe orders clean-up of capital Harare

President Robert Mugabe's government has threatened a blitz on Harare’s street vendors, similar to one that left hundreds of thousands of people without homes or jobs 12 years ago.

Six jailed 20 years for chopping hand of albino boy

A Tanzanian court has sentenced six men to 20 years in jail each for chopping off the hand of an albino boy in the hope of selling it as a witchcraft charm.

Zimbabwe confirms clash between soldiers and police

Zimbabwean security forces confirmed Friday that soldiers and police fought on the streets of Harare earlier this week, as nationwide tensions grow under 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.


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Minister Muhammad Bello urges herders, farmers to eschew violence

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Vice President Osinbajo contracts media coverage of daughter’s wedding to private firm

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has contracted out media coverage of the marriage of his eldest daughter Damilola.

Senate confirms N13.5m monthly allowance to Senators

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House of Reps postpones hearing on law school hijab saga indefinitely

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