• Published on 17 Nov 2017 Sections

    Elliott Pfebve, an EU envoy for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, Acie Lumumba, co-ordinator of tomorrow’s Mugabe “send-off” march and a former Zanu PF politician, and Nick Mangwana, Zanu PF’s representative in the UK, discuss Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe’s future.

  • Published on 17 Nov 2017 Sections

    A funeral has been held in Salerno, Italy, for 26 young Nigerian women who died at sea, but only two of the women have so far been identified. They died when the boats they were travelling in sank off the coast of Libya. Salerno’s prosecutor’s office said that around 100 migrants died when the boats…

  • Published on 17 Nov 2017 Sections

    A system intent on “breaking” rather than “rehabilitating” the children in its care. That’s the damning conclusion of a report published today into youth detention centres in the north of Australia. It found widespread mistreatment by some staff – including the use of spit hoods, tear gas and solitary confinement – and called for the…

  • Published on 17 Nov 2017 Sections

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the army took charge on Wednesday. Clad in a university gown and mortar board, the 93-year-old attended a graduation ceremony, while across town the leader of Zimbabwe’s influential war veterans declared the game was up for the president and called on Zimbabweans to take…

  • Published on 16 Nov 2017 Sections

    We spoke to Pastor Evan Mawarire – a Zimbabwean religious leader and leader of the ‘This Flag Movement ‘ – an anti-Mugabe protest movement. He has been jailed several times.

  • Published on 16 Nov 2017 Sections

    Last-ditch talks have been taking place in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to try to find a way to end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule. Photographs have emerged of Mr Mugabe meeting the army commander who put him under house arrest. The photos did not show first lady Grace Mugabe whose attempts to secure greater powers for herself…

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections Iran, Politics

    Nineteen months after the British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in Tehran, her husband has managed to meet the Foreign Secretary for the first time. Richard Ratcliffe said his talks with Boris Johnson had been “positive and constructive”, but revealed that his wife’s mental state had suffered since Mr Johnson wrongly suggested that she had…

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections Politics, Yemen

    Journalist Iona Craig is just back from five weeks in Yemen.

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections Yemen

    Fifty thousand children expected to die by the end of this year from starvation and disease, seven million people on the brink of famine, the world’s worst cholera epidemic ever. The state of Yemen today. All of it made even worse by Saudi Arabia’s blockade, which is stopping aid agencies from getting vital relief supplies…

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections Italy, Politics, UK

    Italy’s Finance Minister, Pier Carlo Padoan, is asked what he makes of one of today’s front pages, parading what it called the UK’s “Brexit mutineers”.

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections Politics, Zimbabwe

    Africa Minister Rory Stewart discusses Zimbabwe without Mugabe.

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections Zimbabwe

    Former Zimbabwean MP Bright Matonga, who served in Mugabe’s government, human rights activist Mary Ndoro, who supports the main opposition party, and the Zimbabwean lawyer Lloyd Msipa, who is executive director of the Africa Public Policy Research Institute, discuss the military takeover.

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections Zimbabwe

    Robert Mugabe is under house arrest as the Zimbabwe army staged a de facto military coup. Troops have been posted outside government buildings and are patrolling the streets of the capital Harare. The former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked just last week, could now be on his way back to Zimbabwe to take…

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections Politics, Zimbabwe

    At 93, Robert Mugabe is the world’s oldest serving head of state. He’s been in power for almost 40 years. Most Zimbabweans have never known rule by anyone else. Who is the man who’s led Zimbabwe since its independence from white minority rule?

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections Zimbabwe

    Welcome to the new Zimbabwe!

    It’s a lot like the old one from before – so said a friend in Harare as news spread that what is called a “bloodless correction” has restored Zimbabwe’s Chimurenga – struggle or war vet generation to supremacy.