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Zimbabwe army takes control but denies coup

Military spokesperson says army seeks to 'pacify a degenerating, social, and economic situation' in the country.

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UN calls DRC to allow peaceful anti-Kabila protests

MONUSCO statement comes on the eve of expected anti-government demonstrations called by opposition and rights groups.

President Joseph Kabila

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Zimbabwe: ZANU-PF youth wing 'ready to die' for Mugabe

Ruling party's youth league 'ready to die' for Mugabe after army threatens to step in if purge of war veterans goes on.

Robert Mugabe [R] dismissed his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa

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Zimbabwe army ready 'to step in' to end ZANU-PF purge

General Constantino Chiwenga says military could intervene if ruling party infighting does not come to an end.

Mnanggwe

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Grenade attack on peace concert in CAR

Seven killed, 20 others injured in attack on concert and reprisal violence in Central African Republic capital, Bangui.

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South Sudan lifts siege on ex-military chief's house

South Sudan has withdrawn troops and armoured vehicles surrounding the former army chief’s house, a military spokesman said, ending a weeklong standoff that raised fears of clashes in the war-torn country’s capital.

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Zuma's legal costs a new dispute in South Africa

South Africa's High Court reinstated the 783 charges last year and the Supreme Court upheld that decision in October.

Jacob Zuma

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Martha O'Donovan released from Zimbabwe jail on bail

Martha O'Donovan leaves maximum security prison in embassy vehicle, a day after she was granted bail in subversion case.

Martha O'Donovan

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Western armies face uphill battle in Africa's Sahel

Africa's Sahel region

Snipers from a new West African force lie prone on a rooftop in central Mali, scanning the horizon for Islamist fighters who have infiltrated this sparsely populated region south of the Sahara and made it a Launchpad for deadly attacks.

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Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sacks Emmerson Mnangagwa

Emmerson Mnangagwa's removal for 'disloyalty' clears the decks for Grace Mugabe to succeed her husband as president.

Mnangagwa, Mugabe and Mphoko

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Zimbabwe's army chief says ex-vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, expected to return to the country 'shortly'.

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