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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to stay on despite army pressure

Robert Mugabe defies his own party and army in a TV speech by clinging on to Zimbabwe’s presidency. BBC News – Africa

Libya migrant ‘slave market’ footage sparks outrage

The African Union voices anger after a CNN report appears to show African men being sold at auction. BBC News – Africa

A Strongman Nicknamed ‘Crocodile’ Is Poised to Replace Mugabe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, was vice president until his abrupt dismissal last week. He has close ties to the military. Observers fear he is as ruthless as the man he is

With Mugabe’s Era Ending in Zimbabwe, a Warning Echoes in Africa

Robert Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since 1980, but he underestimated his nation’s anger over his son’s unrestrained spending and his wife’s political ambitions. NYT > Africa

Sold: ‘Big strong boys for farm work’

Smugglers in Libya are auctioning migrants off as slaves. At a property outside Tripoli, CNN witnessed a dozen men go under the hammer in the space of minutes. CNN.com –

Brussels riot after Morocco World Cup qualifier win

Football fans smash glass and loot shops after their team qualifies for the World Cup. BBC News – Africa

U.S. and Somali Strikes on Shabab Said to Kill Nearly 100 Militants

More than a dozen militants were killed in a U.S. airstrike on Friday; in a separate strike on Saturday, the Somali government said it had killed 81 militants in an

DR Congo’s Kavumu child rape trial opens

Militiamen allegedly attacked children and infants believing their blood would give them protection. BBC News – Africa

Tech We’re Using: Smartphones in Egypt Bring Biting Humor but Also Scrutiny

As connectivity has improved, political talk on social media and digital picture-taking can provoke suspicion, or worse, our Cairo bureau chief says. NYT > Africa

Togo Rallies for Change After 50 Years of Rule by One Family

Protests calling for the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbé have drawn thousands and the demonstrations are increasingly turning deadly. NYT > Africa

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