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Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings and a population that surged into the streets to say 37 years in power was enough....

The Latest: 'I can't stop crying,' Zimbabwe activist says
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):...

AP Was There: Mugabe sworn in as Zimbabwe's prime minister
SALISBURY, Zimbabwe (AP) -- On April 17, 1980, Robert Mugabe was sworn in as prime minister of the new and independent Zimbabwe. Thirty-seven years later, he is resigning after a week of immense pressure from the military, the ruling party and the people....

US attacks militants in Somalia and Libya
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier....

UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday....

A look at Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's long rule
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Africa has been riveted by the drama that led to longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years in power. He had resisted growing calls to step down after the military put him under house arrest a week ago. Many across the continent have known no other leader of the once-prosperous southern African nation but the 93-year-old Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state. Here is a look at his more than three decades in power....

Zimbabwe's political drama: What just happened? A timeline
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's longtime President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state at 93, has resigned. Placed under military house arrest amid fears he was positioning his wife to succeed him, and facing impeachment, he at first stunned the country by remaining defiant in a national address. Now he says he wants a smooth transfer of power. Here's a timeline of events in a whirlwind drama many Zimbabweans after Mugabe's 37 years in charge never thought they'd see:...

Figure known as 'Crocodile' set to replace Zimbabwe's Mugabe
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and now poised to take over as the country's president within hours, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, the newly resigned President Robert Mugabe....

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese firms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies Tuesday in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue....

Russia confirms spike in radioactivity in the Urals
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains while the suspected culprit, a nuclear fuel processing plant, denied it was the source of contamination....

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The Latest: 'I can't stop crying,' Zimbabwe activist says

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