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Emmerson Mnangagwa: Who is the man known as the ‘crocodile’?

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, following the resignation of Robert Mugabe. But who is the man who ousted his predecessor? And how did he get the nickname “the crocodile”?

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November 24th, 2017

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Zimbabwe still faces an economic struggle

After nearly four decades in power, the reins of power were pulled away from Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe. But what next for the country’s battered economy? From the capital Harare, the BBC’s Taurai Maduna explains the economic problems facing a post-Mugabe ...

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November 24th, 2017

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Zimbabweans share hopes under President Emmerson Mnangagwa

As Emmerson Mnangawa is sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, a pensioner, an activist and a white farmer share their hopes for the future under the new leader. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42111668

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November 24th, 2017

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Egypt attack: Gunmen kill 235 in Sinai mosque

Image copyright EPA Image caption The militants targeted a mosque near al-Arish Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. The al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed was targeted ...

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November 24th, 2017

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Zimbabwe’s new president Mnangagwa vows to ‘re-engage’ with world

Media captionPresident Mnangagwa called Robert Mugabe “a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader” Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to re-engage the country with the world, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe. In ...

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November 24th, 2017

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Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa: Mugabe ‘a father and mentor’

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens. He paid tribute to his predecessor Robert Mugabe – to muted applause – calling him “a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader”. ...

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November 24th, 2017

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‘Indiana Joan’, 95, faces Egypt looting probe

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least one of Mrs Howard’s digs was at the Saqqara necropolis, south of Cairo A 95-year-old Australian woman has found herself at the centre of an international row over her collection of ancient Middle Eastern artefacts. Joan ...

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November 24th, 2017

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Oscar Pistorius jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pistorius shot Ms Steenkamp in 2013 A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months. Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for ...

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November 24th, 2017

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Egypt attack: More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque

Image copyright EPA Image caption The militants targeted a mosque near al-Arish Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed,

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November 24th, 2017

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens

Media captionPresident Mnangagwa called Robert Mugabe “a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader” Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens. He said he felt “deeply humbled” to

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November 24th, 2017

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