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Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Deal to allow return of Muslim refugees

Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown. A statement from the Bangladesh foreign ministry said displaced people could begin to return within two months. The two sides say they are working on the details. The crisis has been called ethnic cleansing by the UN and the ...

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Mugabe’s long career in pictures

As Zimbabwe looks forward to a new dawn, these pictures give a snapshot of ousted President, Robert Mugabe’s career over the last four decades. -Source: BBC

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Argentina missing submarine: Russia joins search operation

Argentina has accepted help from Russia in the search for a military submarine that went missing with 44 crew in the southern Atlantic a week ago. President Mauricio Macri said the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, had phoned him to offer to deploy a survey vessel and crew with experience of similar operations. More than a dozen countries, including the US, ...

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Zimbabweans ‘attack’ Mahama for hailing Mugabe

Ghana’s former President, John Dramani Mahama’s Twitter comment sympathizing with Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and praising his role in pan Africanism, has triggered harsh criticisms from some Zimbabweans. The former Ghanaian President had suggested that Mugabe will be remembered kindly by history. Mr. Mugabe resigned on Tuesday after an impeachment process was triggered in the country’s Parliament to have him removed from office. ...

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Mugabe’s successor back from exile

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking sparked events leading to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, state TV says. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, had arrived back in the country, it added. His dismissal led the ruling party and the military to intervene and ...

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Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM ‘suspends’ resignation

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has “suspended” his resignation, which sparked a crisis when he announced it while in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Mr Hariri said President Michel Aoun had asked him to “put it on hold ahead of further consultations”. The two men held talks in Beirut a day after Mr Hariri flew back to Lebanon. Mr Hariri ...

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Zimbabwe: Ex-Vice expected to be named new president today

Former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa will, later today (Wednesday) be officially announced as the new president of that country following his nomination by the governing party, Zanu-PF to continue the unexpired term of Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Mnangagwa’s swearing-in ceremony will be held on Friday and he is expected to stay in power until August 2018, when fresh elections will ...

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to create jobs after returning from exile to take over from Robert Mugabe. “We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, jobs, jobs,” he told a cheering crowd in Harare. Some estimates say 90% of Zimbabweans are unemployed. Nearly three-quarters live on less than $5.50 (£4.15) a day. Mr ...

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History will remember heroic Mugabe kindly – Mahama

It seems former President John Mahama is not enthused about the turn of events in Zimbabwe after the president of that country, Robert Mugabe, resigned from the position, ending his 37-year-long leadership. Mugabe resigned on Tuesday after an impeachment process was triggered in the country’s Parliament to have him removed from office. In a Facebook post commenting on the matter, John ...

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Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda says. The surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against the 93-year-old leader in a joint sitting of parliament. Lawmakers roared in jubilation and people have begun celebrating in the streets. Mr. Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover and days of protests. REUTERS: Celebrations ...

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