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I won’t vote for those who tormented me, ex-Zimbabwe president Mugabe vows

I won’t vote for those who tormented me, ex-Zimbabwe president Mugabe vows

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted by the military last November, made a surprise intervention Sunday on the eve of key elections, calling for voters to throw his old party out of office. He also vowed to never vote for his erstwhile associate and successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in the presidential election. “For the first time […] …

Unless democrats cooperate, I’ll shut down government, Trump threatens

CHAN: Coach invites 30 players to camp

President Donald Trump has urged the Congress to cooperate in effecting the immigration laws, tweeting a demand for Democratic cooperation, warning that otherwise, he will allow the federal government to shut down. Trump had tweeted: I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, […] …

Secret papers suggest Trump’s aide conspired with Russia

Secret papers suggest Trump’s aide conspired with Russia

The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was “collaborating” with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations have revealed. The US president hit back Sunday, portraying the wiretapping of his ex-aide as part of a partisan and “illegal” conspiracy because […] …

Ex-President Zuma dumps lawyer as fresh corruption charges loom

Ex-President Zuma dumps lawyer as fresh corruption charges loom

Former SoPresident Jacob Zuma has fired his long-time attorney, Michael Hulley‚ weeks before he is due back in court to face corruption and racketeering charges. “I can confirm that former President Zuma terminated my mandate two weeks ago‚” Hulley confirmed to TimesLIVE. “I am no longer acting for him in any of his current matters.” […] …

Erdogan takes oath as Turkey’s first executive president with vast powers

Erdogan takes oath as Turkey’s first executive president with vast powers

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to be sworn in as Turkey’s First Executive President with vastly expanded powers on Monday, when he also plans to announce his cabinet. Erdogan is scheduled to take the oath of office at the Grand National Assembly in Ankara at 4:30 pm (1330 GMT), as Turkey completes its transition from […] …

Egypt sentences ex-President Morsi’s adviser, 13 others to life jail

Egypt sentences ex-President Morsi’s adviser, 13 others to life jail

A Cairo Criminal Court on Thursday sentenced an adviser to ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi and 14 others to life in prison for plotting attacks on security forces and vital sites. Abdallah Shehata, an economic adviser to Morsi, and the other defendants were convicted of plotting attacks on security forces and vital sites, including power […] …

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