Zimbabwe takeover: Five things you should know

Zimbabwe takeover: Five things you should know

Image copyright AFP/getty As the world waits to see what Zimbabwe’s military will do next after seizing control of the country and detaining President Robert Mugabe, we look at some of the key things you should know about the country and its current situation. 1. The economy is in a mess Zimbabwe has gone from […]

Zimbabwe awaits news on Mugabe’s future

Zimbabwe awaits news on Mugabe’s future

Media captionRobert Mugabe: From war hero to president of Zimbabwe Zimbabweans are waiting to see what steps the military will take next after seizing control of the country. President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest. A Roman Catholic priest known to him for years is trying to mediate a deal on his future with the […]

Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup, African Union says

Zimbabwe takeover seems like a coup, African Union says

Media captionZimbabweans react to the news that troops have taken control The Zimbabwean military’s takeover of power and detention of President Robert Mugabe “seems like a coup”, key regional bloc the African Union says. Its head, Alpha Conde, said the AU demanded an immediate return to constitutional order. The military denies staging a coup, saying […]

Zimbabwe: Did Robert Mugabe finally go too far?

Zimbabwe: Did Robert Mugabe finally go too far?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption President Mugabe’s ties to the military date from the liberation struggle Zimbabwe’s military says its actions do not amount to a takeover. It still refers to Robert Mugabe as the commander-in-chief of the country’s defence forces. But practically speaking, Mr Mugabe is not in charge if his forces can […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe ‘under house arrest’ after army takeover

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe ‘under house arrest’ after army takeover

Media captionWhat has happened so far in Zimbabwe? Zimbabwe’s military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says. Mr Mugabe told Mr Zuma in a phone call that he was fine, the South African leader’s office said. Troops are patrolling the capital, Harare, after they […]

Zimbabwe: Has Robert Mugabe finally gone too far?

Zimbabwe: Has Robert Mugabe finally gone too far?

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption President Mugabe’s ties to the military date from the liberation struggle Zimbabwe’s military says its actions do not amount to a takeover. It still refers to Robert Mugabe as the commander-in-chief of the country’s defence forces. But practically speaking, Mr Mugabe is not in charge if his forces can […]

Zimbabwe latest: Key players in power struggle

Zimbabwe latest: Key players in power struggle

Image copyright AFP/Reuters/EPA Image caption The Mugabes have clashed with recently sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa (second from right) and armed forces chief Gen Constantino Chiwenga Zimbabwean military generals say they are seizing control to take power away from “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe. The crisis comes a week after Mr Mugabe sacked his deputy, […]

SA lose out on hosting 2023 Rugby World Cup

SA lose out on hosting 2023 Rugby World Cup

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont announced the decision in London on Wednesday France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating rival bids from South Africa and Ireland. South Africa had been expected to win the vote after an independent review recommended they stage the tournament. However, at a World Rugby Council meeting in […]

‘My boss threatened me with acid’

‘My boss threatened me with acid’

Image copyright HRW Tanzanian women working as maids in Oman and the United Arab Emirates have been subjected to rape, torture and poor pay by their employers, a report by Human Rights Watch says. More than 50 women interviewed during the research said they had their passports confiscated by their employers and were made to […]