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93-year-old ex-Zambian president sent to Mugabe amid political impasse

The Zambian government has officially waded into the political crisis in next door Zimbabwe after stating last week that it was monitoring the situation. President Edgar Lungu on Monday sent former president Kenneth Kaunda to Harare to try to convince President Robert Mugabe to step down after his widely expected resignation on Sunday did not come on in a 20-minutes address …

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Germany coalition talks collapse

Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the free-market liberal FDP pulled out. FDP leader Christian Lindner said there was no “basis of trust” with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens. What happens next is unclear, but Mrs Merkel is due to meet …

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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe ‘resisting calls to resign’

Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on Wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him. The military said on Friday it was “engaging” with Mr …

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Soldiers ‘take over Zimbabwe broadcaster’

Soldiers are reported to have taken over the headquarters of Zimbabwe’s national broadcaster, ZBC, amid a growing political crisis. Explosions have also been reported in the capital, Harare, but the cause is unclear. Earlier, the country’s ambassador in South Africa denied talk of a coup. Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the …

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