Political Unrest
Associated Press

Mugabe misses resignation deadline

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/20/17, 10:38 am

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Monday missed a midday deadline to step down after failing to tender his resignation during a Sunday televised address. After the deadline passed, the central committee of Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party held a meeting to discuss its next step. The party on Sunday fired the 93-year-old president as its leader and asked him to step down during his address later in the day.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ben Curtis

Mugabe makes first public appearance since military takeover

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/17/17, 10:50 am

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Friday made his first public appearance since the military took control of the government earlier this week. The 93-year-old president donned a cap and gown to announce the beginning of a graduation ceremony in Harare, the capital city. Mugabe’s appearance comes as military and regional leaders continue negotiations that could end the president’s 37-year rule.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ludovic Marin (pool)

France wades in to Saudi-Iranian conflict over Lebanon

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/16/17, 11:21 am

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Thursday accepted an invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron to come to Paris for a respite from the ongoing regional tension created by his surprise resignation nearly two weeks ago. Macron said the Wednesday invite to Hariri and his family was for a few days and not an offer of political exile. Hariri caused shockwaves throughout the region Nov. 4 when he announced his resignation during a trip to Saudi Arabia, where he has remained ever since.

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