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Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe: sources

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

Zimbabwe needs immediate economic reforms, warns IMF

Government spending and foreign debt are too high and Zimbabwe needs structural reform, the IMF says.

Farouk Chothia: Will South Africa learn from Mugabe’s fall?

South Africa's governing African National Congress has lessons to learn from the fall of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe.

Analysis: Will South Africa’s ANC learn from Mugabe’s fall?

South Africa's governing African National Congress has lessons to learn from the fall of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe.

“The people have spoken,” says Zimbabwe’s new leader

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa told a cheering crowd in Harare on Wednesday that the country was entering a new stage of democracy following Robert Mugabe's removal as president after nearly four decades in power.

Zimbabwe: Mysteries remain about Mugabe’s downfall

After a dramatic week in Zimbabwe, questions remain unanswered about Robert Mugabe's downfall.

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa promises jobs in ‘new democracy’

Emmerson Mnangagwa vows to grow the economy, which some estimates say has a jobless rate of 90%.

Zanu-PF purges itself to win back trust

Zimbabwe's ruling party is intent on retaining power after the earthquake of Robert Mugabe's overthrow.

After Mugabe, African leaders wonder what next

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hours after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews.

South Africa’s Ramaphosa leads in nominations for ANC leader: poll

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a lead in party nominations for the next leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), securing the support of 65 percent of branches tallied so far, a poll showed.

South Africa’s Zuma appoints permanent police commissioner

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa appointed General Khehla Sitole as national police commissioner, the presidency said on Wednesday, following nearly three years of the post being filled on acting basis.

Italian left’s efforts to stop migrants may backfire at election

ROME (Reuters) - A deal with Libya that has slashed the number of migrants reaching Italy could scupper the ruling centre-left Democratic Party's (PD) already dwindling hopes of staying in power next year as it is opposed by the PD's potential coalition partners.

Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis.

Somalia says it requested US air strike which killed 100 militants

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's government said on Wednesday it had requested the U.S. air strike which killed more than 100 suspected militants on the previous day to help pave the way for an upcoming ground offensive against Islamist militant group al Shabaab.

Five ways to revive Zimbabwe’s economy

The measures needed to get the country's finances off life-support and into recovery mode.

Mnangagwa to be sworn in on Friday as president – Zimbabwe’s speaker

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, the parliament speaker said on Wednesday.

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

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, state broadcaster ZBC reported on Wednesday.

Fergal Keane: Mugabe has gone, but will Zimbabwe change?

Zimbabweans are celebrating change, but is the old regime just getting a new face?

U.S. says air strike kills over 100 militants in Somalia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government.

Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe celebrates end of an era

Zimbabweans celebrate late into the night after Robert Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year rule.

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