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Latest update : 2017-11-21

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 on the rise and fall of Mugabe, we speak to our correspondent in Harare and a Zimbabwean Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University.

After 37 years in power, Robert Mugabe has resigned as Zimbabwe's president. The speaker of parliament delivered the news, halting an impeachment hearing against the 93-year-old leader.

In a letter, the world's oldest head of state said he was stepping down voluntarily to pave the way for a peaceful transfer of power. Celebrations erupted in the streets of Harare on news of Mugabe's resignation.

Mugabe's former deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to be sworn in as interim president later this week, after being sacked by Mugabe earlier this month.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Laura DI BIASIO , Mariam SAAB

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2018-02-22 Nigeria

Officials say missing Nigerian schoolgirls not rescued after all

There's anger in the north-eastern Nigerian village of Dapchi, where dozens of schoolgirls are still missing after a Boko Haram raid. The government has been giving contradictory...

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2018-02-21 Nigeria

More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls still missing after Boko Haram attack

In Nigeria, more than 100 girls are still missing after their school was attacked by Boko Haram extremists earlier this week. The raid has echoes of the notorious Chibok...

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2018-02-20 Zimbabwe

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2018-02-19 Madagascar

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2018-02-16 EYE ON AFRICA

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