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Military take over: Grace Mugabe flees Zimbabwe for Namibia

Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, is reported to have fled the country for neighbouring Namibia. Her husband is thought to be under house arrest in the southern African country’s capital, Harare, after the Zimbabwean military took control of the government. It is unclear how Ms Mugabe was able to make her

We’ll never accept coup in Zimbabwe – African Union

The head of the African Union said Thursday that the body “will never accept the military coup d’etat” in Zimbabwe. “We demand respect for the constitution, a return to the constitutional order and we will never accept the military coup d’etat,” Alpha Conde said in an interview with French journalists in Paris. “We know there

FG following investigations on death of 2 Nigerians in S/Africa

The Federal Government says it is following police investigations on the death of two Nigerians in South Africa.   A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja on Wednesday, signed by the Spokesperson, Mr Tope Elias-Fatile, said their death occurred in two separate incidents.   “The mission informs that the first incident involved

Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit: senior source

President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday. The source said Mugabe is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup. The priest, Fidelis Mukonori, is acting as a middle-man between Mugabe and the generals,

President Buhari Tells Zimbabwe Defence Forces, To Respect Constitution

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in Zimbabwe. The President also urged all political and military stakeholders in the country to avoid any action that may plunge Zimbabwe into unnecessary conflict and impact negatively on the region. “Every attempt must be made to resolve all contentious issues by