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Latest update : 2017-04-13

Zambian opposition leader Hichilema charged with treason

In tonight's edition: Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is charged with treason for allegedly refusing to give way to President Edgar Lungu's motorcade, and in South Africa tens of thousands of protesters call for President Jacob Zuma to quit. Also, Jews in Egypt are sad to see the local demise of their culture.

Zambia's police chief has announced that opposition leader Hichilema will be charged with treason for allegedly obstructing President Lungu's motorcade. Hichilema's arrest has infuriated his UPND party which accuses the government of political persecution. Police, however, say they are not under any kind of political pressure.

And in South Africa, a 30,000-strong rally descended on Pretoria on Wednesday with demonstrators demanding that president Zuma quits. Public anger against him has been stoked by the economic damage done by Zuma's recent cabinet reshuffle that saw finance minister Pravin Gordhan being ousted.

Around half a century ago, Egypt's Jewish population numbered over one hundred thousand, but today only a handful remain. Now numbering less than two dozen, many struggle to come to terms with the local demise of their culture.
 

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2017-11-22 Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Friday

In this edition: Zimbabweans have spent their first day in 37 years without Robert Mugabe as president. Also, we talk to an expert on female genital mutilation in Africa. And we...

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2017-11-23 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai says he hasn't been asked to be part of new government

In this edition: Zimbabwe's opposition is already concerned about just how democratic Emmerson Mnangagwa's presidency will be; Algerians vote to elect mayors and council members...

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2017-11-21 Robert Mugabe

Celebrations erupt in the streets of Harare as Mugabe resigns

After vowing to stay in power until death, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe has resigned as president, ending his 37-year rule one week after a military takeover. In this special edition...

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2017-11-20 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean MPs set to start impeachment proceedings against Mugabe

In tonight's edition: Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party prepares impeachment proceedings against President Mugabe; Kenya's Supreme Court upholds the re-election of President...

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2017-11-17 Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe emerges from house arrest

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe emerges in public for the first time since the military took control of the country. Also, at least five people are killed in Kenya's capital as clashes...

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