Category: president

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Whine orders arrest of ex-Argentine president Kirchner

A judge has ordered the arrest of former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for allegedly covering up Iranian involvement in a 1994 bombing that killed 85 people at a Jewish community centre. Judge Carlos Bonadio ordered on Thursday that Kirchner, who led the country from 2007-2015, be placed in pre-trial detention and stripped of…

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Kenyatta sworn in as president of Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been sworn in for a second and final five-year term, a month after winning a bitterly disputed election rerun marked by delays and boycott. Several heads of states and tens of thousands of his supporters attended the inauguration at a stadium in the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday. Kenyatta, 55, won…

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Zimbabwe: What electorate desire from President Mnangagwa

Harare, Zimbabwe – Thousands of Zimbabweans from all walks of life have celebrated the inauguration of the country’s third president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, a man in whom many are placing their hopes for the future. Mnangagwa is taking over from Robert Mugabe, the 93-year-old longstanding leader who resigned as the country’s president on Tuesday after 37…

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Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe president

Harare, Zimbabwe – Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s new president, marking the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign over the country. Thousands of people are expected to stream into the capital’s National Sports Stadium to witness Mnangagwa, a former vice president, take the oath of office. Many ordinary Zimbabweans seem optimistic at…

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Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday, according to Zimbabwe’s state broadcaster. The report by the government-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) said Mnangagwa will arrive in the capital Harare later on Wednesday. Mnangagwa, 75, had not been in the country since November 6 when he was sacked by Robert…

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Who will likely be Zimbabwe’s subsequent president?

Thousands poured out into the streets of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, after Robert Mugabe stood down following days of political turmoil. The former president ruled the country for nearly 37 years, first as prime minister and later as president, after a career spent leading the struggle for independence from Britain, which saw him both imprisoned…

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Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has submitted his resignation after nearly four decades as the country’s leader. Mugabe defied demands to step down for almost a week after a military takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party but stepped down on Tuesday, hours after parliament started an impeachment process. Cheers broke out in the…