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zvimba: mugabe's homeland calls for a dignified exit | zimbabwe


zvimba, zimbabwe - far from the marching crowds and parliamentarians baying for frail president robert mugabe's impeachment, lies a rural heartland west of the capital, harare, where the fate befalling the world's oldest sitting president is discussed in parables about dignity and legacy.in zvimba, mugabe's rural homeland, some villagers say the leader's seniority entitles him to continue ruling, while others have humbly accepted the nation's call.many never imagined mugabe would be chased out of power, and they call for a dignified exit, rather than what they believe is a callous and hasty attempt to remove him.a day after sacking him as first secretary, zanu-pf's central committee moved to impeach the 93-year-old after he failed to tender his resignation by monday's noon deadline.some of






the latest: zimbabwe's tsvangirai says mugabe must resign


harare, zimbabwe — the latest on zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):3:50 p.m.zimbabwe opposition leader morgan tsvangirai says president robert mugabe must resign. he calls for a negotiated, inclusive transitional mechanism as well as comprehensive reforms before elections.tsvangirai is telling reporters in zimbabwe's capital that a post-election framework is needed to guarantee stability and that the southern african regional bloc and the african union should be "underwriters" of it.he also says he hasn't been approached to be part of any transitional mechanism but "if we are approached to negotiate such a process we will participate."tsvangirai shared power with mugabe between 2009 and 2013 before losing disputed elections. he has been receiving treatment for cancer.___3:25 p






zimbabwe’s president robert mugabe in exit speech: ‘we cannot be guided by bitte


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressharare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe’s president robert mugabe in exit speech: ‘we cannot be guided by bitterness’the associated press






2nd round of mugabe exit talks as party poised to oust him


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — clinging to his now-powerless post, longtime zimbabwe president robert mugabe is set to discuss his expected exit with the army commander who put him under house arrest.and a day after huge crowds rallied in the capital for mugabe to go, the ruling party’s central committee is expected to meet sunday on demands by provincial branches to recall mugabe as party leader.the meeting also is expected to reinstate the vice president whose firing nearly two weeks ago led the military to step in.mugabe’s talks with army commander constantino chiwenga are the second round of negotiations on an exit with a veneer of dignity as the military tries to avoid accusations of a coup.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksthis time, the talks do not appear to include






regional summit expected to formalize terms of mugabe exit


harare, zimbabwe — in the first round of negotiations over how president robert mugabe will leave power, the zimbabwean leader met thursday with the army commander who put him under house arrest and mediators, including south african cabinet ministers and a catholic priest.meanwhile, an emergency summit of heads of state of regional countries was called by the 16-nation southern african development community and is expected to formalize the terms of mugabe's exit.the summit puts regional leaders who have worked with the 93-year-old mugabe for decades into the difficult position of either supporting what appears to be a coup or keeping the unpopular president, the world's oldest head of state, in office.in the first images of mugabe after the military moved in earlier this week, zimbabwe's






zimbabwe’s ruling party holds talks on mugabe’s future


harare, zimbabwe—president robert mugabe faced mounting pressure to resign as zimbabwe’s head of state sunday as senior figures from his ruling zanu-pf met to discuss his future as party leader.five days after tanks rolled into zimbabwe’s capital to take control of the southern african country, mr. mugabe has resisted calls to step down as president, even as the support from his party crumbles. analysts said that unless the 93-year-old agrees to step aside, parliament would likely move to impeach him in the coming days....






zimbabwe latest: mugabe 'resisting calls to resign'


image copyrightafp / zbc image caption mr mugabe (second right) under house arrest, posing alongside zimbabwe defence forces commander general constantino chiwenga (right) zimbabwe's long-time president robert mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation.the 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him.the military said on friday it was "engaging" with mr mugabe.it also said it had been arresting "criminals" around the president, but gave no names.several senior officials are said to have been detained since wednesday."others are still at large," the military said.in a televised statement, the military said it would advise the nation on the outcome of tal






zimbabwe military says progress in talks for mugabe’s exit


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — zimbabwe’s military said friday it was making “significant progress” in talks with president robert mugabe for his departure while it pursues and arrests some allies of the leader and his wife.talks with mugabe continued, the military said in a statement reported by the state-run herald newspaper and zimbabwe broadcasting corporation.zimbabwe’s military is “currently engaging with the commander-in-chief president robert mugabe on the way forward and will advise the nation of the outcome as soon as possible,” the statement said.“significant progress has been made in their operation to weed out criminals around president mugabe,” it said, adding that the military had already arrested some although others remained at large. those sought had been “committing crimes that






zimbabwe military says progress in talks for mugabe's exit


harare, zimbabwe — zimbabwe's military said friday it was making "significant progress" in talks with president robert mugabe for his departure while it pursues and arrests some allies of the leader and his wife.talks with mugabe continued, the military said in a statement reported by the state-run herald newspaper and zimbabwe broadcasting corporation.zimbabwe's military is "currently engaging with the commander-in-chief president robert mugabe on the way forward and will advise the nation of the outcome as soon as possible," the statement said."significant progress has been made in their operation to weed out criminals around president mugabe," it said, adding that the military had already arrested some although others remained at large. those sought had been "committing crimes that were






the latest: zimbabwe's mugabe makes first public appearance


harare, zimbabwe — the latest on zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):11:35 a.m.zimbabwean president robert mugabe's first public appearance since a military takeover is at a university graduation ceremony on the outskirts of harare.clad in academic gown and hat, mugabe walked slowly in a procession on a red carpet to a podium as a marching band played.several thousand graduates of the zimbabwe open university and guests stood as mugabe and other dignitaries entered a tent set up for the event.once on the podium, mugabe joined the crowd in singing zimbabwe's national anthem. he announced the opening of the graduation ceremony, and the crowd applauded.mugabe's presidential security detail was present.___11:30 a.m.zimbabwe president robert mugabe is making his first public appearan






zimbabwe latest: mugabe 'resisting calls to resign'


image copyrightafp / zbc image caption mr mugabe (second right) under house arrest, posing alongside zimbabwe defence forces commander general constantino chiwenga (right) zimbabwe's long-time president robert mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation.the 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him.there has been no official word on the outcome of talks he had with regional envoys and the army chief earlier.but sources say he has so far refused to agree to move aside. opposition leader morgan tsvangirai said earlier it was "in the interests of the people" that mr mugabe "resign... immediately".the army moved in after mr mugabe last week sacked vice-pr






zimbabwe: what's happening? | zimbabwe news


there is growing uncertainty in zimbabwe.soldiers on wednesday took over the headquarters of the state broadcaster zbc and blocked access to government offices, but the army says this is not a military take over.president robert mugabe, who leads the ruling zanu-pf party, is safe, an army spokesman has said.but as yet, there is no official word from the government or the mugabe family as to their whereabouts.south african president jacob zuma says he talked to his close ally mugabe, who told him he is safe but confined to his house.the unfolding crisis comes amid an apparent bid to expand the mugabe dynasty.first lady grace mugabe is said to be eyeing the vice presidency after president mugabe sacked emmerson mnangagwa, an ally of the army, on november 8. who are the key players in the zim






military, mediators talk to mugabe on zimbabwe’s future


harare, zimbabwe—president robert mugabe met with the country’s top general and international mediators in closed-door talks at zimbabwe’s state house on thursday, but there was no sign of an imminent deal to end his 37-year rule.two senior security officials said mr. mugabe had agreed to leave power eventually but was playing for time and wanted regional powers to be more involved. “he’s trying to move the goalposts,” one of the officials said....






zimbabwe's mugabe may face impeachment after failing to meet resignation deadlin


zimbabwe’s ruling party expects to start impeachment proceedings against longtime president robert mugabe in parliament tuesday, after he failed to meet a deadline set by the party for him to step down.mugabe has clung to the presidency amid increasing pressure from party leaders, much of the public and the military, which took control of the country last week and arrested most of his allies. party officials wanted him to resign by noon monday.advertisementthe president has been stripped of executive power and confined to his house. the generals who took control hoped that by offering mugabe safety for his family and a dignified exit, he would step down once it became clear he lacked the support to remain as leader, but he has rebuffed the offer.the zanu-pf party will move for impeachment






zimbabwe: what's happening? | zimbabwe news


zimbabweans woke up to uncertainty on friday amid reports that president robert mugabe has refused to step down.earlier this week, south african state media reported that "it has reliably learnt that zimbabwe is likely to have a transitional government" in the wake of a military takeover.this came after soldiers on wednesday took control of the headquarters of the state broadcaster zbc and blocked access to government offices, but the army says this is not a military takeover.president robert mugabe, who leads the ruling zanu-pf party, is safe, an army spokesman said.but as yet, there is no official word from the government or the mugabe family as to their whereabouts.south african president jacob zuma said he talked to his close ally mugabe, who told him he is safe but confined to his hom






mugabe insists zimbabwe not fragile despite plunging economy


johannesburg — zimbabwe president robert mugabe is denying his country is in a fragile state and insists it is one of africa's most developed despite its plunging economy.the 93-year-old was speaking thursday at the africa leg of the world economic forum.mugabe, whose health has been weakening, declared that the country he has ruled since 1980 is the most developed on the continent after south africa.the once-prosperous zimbabwe now has a cash crunch so severe that livestock in some cases is being accepted instead of currency."yes, we have problems. but we have resources," mugabe said.zimbabwe's economy grew just 0.7 percent last year, and the government has struggled to pay salaries for civil servants.mugabe is running again in next year's elections even as concerns about his health grow.






zimbabwe: what's happening? | zimbabwe news


there is growing uncertainty in zimbabwe.soldiers on wednesday took over the headquarters of the state broadcaster zbc and blocked access to government offices, but the army says this is not a military takeover.president robert mugabe, who leads the ruling zanu-pf party, is safe, an army spokesman said.but as yet, there is no official word from the government or the mugabe family as to their whereabouts.south african president jacob zuma said he talked to his close ally mugabe, who told him he is safe but confined to his home.the unfolding crisis comes amid an apparent bid to expand the mugabe dynasty.first lady grace mugabe is said to be eyeing the vice presidency after president mugabe sacked emmerson mnangagwa, an ally of the army, on november 8. opinion: mugabe - between the wife and t






the latest: zimbabwe ruling party meets on expelling mugabe


harare, zimbabwe — the latest on zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):9:50 a.m.senior figures in zimbabwe's ruling party are gathering ahead of an emergency meeting to discuss calls to expel longtime president robert mugabe from the party.a zanu-pf party committee is meeting at headquarters in the capital, harare. soldiers are checking vehicles at the gate and a military vehicle is parked inside the grounds. the military has mugabe under house arrest after moving in last week, angered by mugabe's firing of his longtime deputy.at the edge of the party's compound, a ruling party banner that showed mugabe's face has been partly torn down, possibly by demonstrators who surged through harare on saturday to demand that the president resign.___9:10 a.m.zimbabwe's parliament will "defini






zimbabweans gather in harare to march against mugabe


harare, zimbabwe (ap) — opponents of zimbabwean president robert mugabe are preparing to demonstrate for the ouster of the 93-year-old leader who is virtually powerless and deserted by most of his allies.zimbabwe’s generals have placed mugabe under house arrest and have allowed him limited movement while talks on his exit from office unfold. but many zimbabweans are growing impatient and want him to leave immediately.protesters hope a big turnout on saturday will speed up the official end of mugabe’s rule, which is widely blamed for the collapse of an economy that was once one of africa’s wealthiest.euphoric crowds are gathering on some main streets in downtown harare and motorists are honking their horns and people are whistling and cheering even as many go about their daily business.most






zimbabwe: what's happening? | news


having ruled the country for 37 years, zimbabwe's president robert mugabe is under increasing pressure to quit.soldiers on november 15 took control of the headquarters of the state broadcaster zbc and blocked access to government offices, but the army - despite putting mugabe under house arrest - says this is not a military takeover.the unfolding crisis comes amid an apparent bid to expand the mugabe dynasty. first lady grace mugabe was said to be eyeing the vice presidency after mugabe sacked emmerson mnangagwa, an ally of the army, on november 6. opinion: mugabe - between the wife and the loyal lieutenanthave mugabe's own words come back to haunt him?could mnangagwa be zimbabwe's comeback crocodile?tuesday, november 21: the latestsadc extraordinary meetingregional dignitaries from the so






fired zimbabwe vice president, possible mugabe successor says mugabe should resi


share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressharare, zimbabwe (ap) — fired zimbabwe vice president, possible mugabe successor says mugabe should resign immediately.the associated press






zimbabwe latest: mugabe 'resisting calls to resign'


image copyrightreutersimage caption the meeting took place at the president's official residence in harare, state house zimbabwe's long-time president robert mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation.the 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him.there has been no official word on the outcome of talks he had with regional envoys and the army chief earlier.but sources say he has so far refused to agree to move aside. opposition leader morgan tsvangirai said earlier it was "in the interests of the people" that mr mugabe "resign... immediately".the army moved in after mr mugabe last week sacked vice-president emmerson mnangagwa, signalling that he favou






zimbabwe latest: mugabe 'resisting calls to resign'


image copyrightreutersimage caption the meeting took place at the president's official residence in harare, state house zimbabwe's long-time president robert mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation.the 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him.there has been no official word on the outcome of talks he had with regional envoys and the army chief earlier.but sources say he has so far refused to agree to move aside. opposition leader morgan tsvangirai said earlier it was "in the interests of the people" that mr mugabe "resign... immediately".the army moved in after mr mugabe last week sacked vice-president emmerson mnangagwa, signalling that he favou






military, mediators talk to mugabe on zimbabwe’s future


harare, zimbabwe—president robert mugabe met with the country’s top general and international mediators in closed-door talks at zimbabwe’s state house on thursday, but there was no sign of an imminent deal to end his 37-year rule.two senior security officials said mr. mugabe had signaled he was prepared to step down but was playing for time and wanted regional powers to be more involved. “he’s trying to move the goalposts,” one of the officials said. military leaders, meanwhile, were pushing for his quick relinquishment of...






zimbabwe: what's happening? | news


having ruled the country for 37 years, zimbabwe's president robert mugabe is under increasing pressure to quit.soldiers on november 15 took control of the headquarters of the state broadcaster zbc and blocked access to government offices, but the army - despite putting mugabe under house arrest - says this is not a military takeover.the unfolding crisis comes amid an apparent bid to expand the mugabe dynasty. first lady grace mugabe was said to be eyeing the vice presidency after mugabe sacked emmerson mnangagwa, an ally of the army, on november 6. opinion: mugabe - between the wife and the loyal lieutenanthave mugabe's own words come back to haunt him?could mnangagwa be zimbabwe's comeback crocodile?tuesday, november 21: the latestsacked vp says mugabe should resignemmerson mnangagwa, the






zimbabwe: what's happening? | news


there is growing uncertainty in zimbabwe.soldiers on wednesday took over the headquarters of the state broadcaster zbc and blocked access to government offices, but the army says this is not a military takeover.president robert mugabe, who leads the ruling zanu-pf party, is safe, an army spokesman said.but as yet, there is no official word from the government or the mugabe family as to their whereabouts.south african president jacob zuma said he talked to his close ally mugabe, who told him he is safe but confined to his home.the unfolding crisis comes amid an apparent bid to expand the mugabe dynasty.first lady grace mugabe is said to be eyeing the vice presidency after president mugabe sacked emmerson mnangagwa, an ally of the army, on november 8. opinion: mugabe - between the wife and t






zimbabwe military warns it will act against those who do not cooperate – la time


zimbabwean president robert mugabe, whose 37 years in power make him one of africa’s longest-serving leaders, faced his end game wednesday, after the military placed him under house arrest and seized control of the country to end a prolonged succession crisis.the 93-year-old ruler was being held with his wife, grace, whose own presidential ambition and insistence that he fire his vice president, emmerson mnangagwa, angered military leaders to the point at which they decided to take charge.advertisementsouth african president jacob zuma confirmed mugabe was being detained at home by the military and sent two senior officials as envoys to zimbabwe to negotiate with the country's generals.the southern african development community was also involved in the talks, which zuma said will probably






zimbabwe's 1st lady speaks out, but not on assault claim


gweru, zimbabwe — zimbabwe's first lady has made her first public statement since being accused of assaulting a young model in neighboring south africa, but she steered clear of the incident in her comments.grace mugabe appeared with her 93-year-old husband friday at a political rally ahead of next year's elections.zimbabwe's government and state media have kept silence on the accusations against the first lady. she returned to zimbabwe last month after south africa granted her diplomatic immunity.mugabe used her appearance at the rally to criticize ruling party members who publicly declare loyalty to president robert mugabe but insult his family behind his back.she says that "if you insult mugabe, you will not be blessed."the ruling party's youth leader urged the first lady to discipline






zimbabwe: who is saying what? | news


zimbabwe's army seized control of the country on tuesday night, claiming it was removing "criminals" around robert mugabe.an army spokesman said on wednesday that the army is holding mugabe for his own safety. there is no official word from the mugabe family as to their whereabouts.among this unexpected series of events, the following are the latest reactions:  from zimbabwe: war veterans call for mugabe to be removed: "zimbabwe's president robert mugabe should be removed as the country's leader and as first secretary of the ruling zanu-pf party," the secretary-general of zimbabwe's war veterans association, victor matemadanda, said on wednesday.army statement:mugabe 'safe and sound': "comrade r g mugabe and his family, are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed. we are only targe






zimbabwe: what's happening? | news


having ruled the country for 37 years, zimbabwe's president robert mugabe is under increasing pressure to quit.soldiers on november 15 took control of the headquarters of the state broadcaster zbc and blocked access to government offices, but the army - despite putting mugabe under house arrest - says this is not a military takeover.the unfolding crisis comes amid an apparent bid to expand the mugabe dynasty. first lady grace mugabe was said to be eyeing the vice presidency after mugabe sacked emmerson mnangagwa, an ally of the army, on november 6. opinion: mugabe - between the wife and the loyal lieutenanthave mugabe's own words come back to haunt him?could mnangagwa be zimbabwe's comeback crocodile?monday, november 20: the latestmugabe ignores deadline to quit as presidenta deadline impo






zimbabwe: what's happening? | zimbabwe news


thousands of zimbabweans are protesting against president robert mugabe to seek his resignation, days after military seized power from the 93-year-old leader.earlier this week, south african state media reported that "it has reliably learnt that zimbabwe is likely to have a transitional government" in the wake of a military takeover.this came after soldiers on wednesday took control of the headquarters of the state broadcaster zbc and blocked access to government offices, but the army says this is not a military takeover.mugabe, who leads the ruling zanu-pf party, is safe, an army spokesman said. the leader appeared in public for the first time on friday, at a graduation ceremony.the unfolding crisis comes amid an apparent bid to expand the mugabe dynasty.first lady grace mugabe is said to






zimbabwe’s robert mugabe, long all-powerful, now forsaken by allies


harare, zimbabwe—president robert mugabe, who led the fight to topple white rule and then held zimbabwe under his sway for almost four decades, was confined on wednesday to one of his presidential palaces, as his former military allies tightened control of his government. as dusk descended on the capital of this southern african country, the 93-year-old mr. mugabe—the world’s most elderly head of state—and his 52-year old wife, grace, hadn’t been heard from since military vehicles deployed onto the streets on tuesday. in...






the latest: zimbabwe ministers snub mugabe's cabinet meeting


harare, zimbabwe — the latest on zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):12:50 p.m.a zimbabwean ruling party senior official says cabinet ministers have snubbed a call by president robert mugabe to attend a meeting.lovemore matuke says "all" ministers heeded a party directive to skip the cabinet meeting and instead attend a party caucus to discuss impeaching mugabe.the party's central committee has voted to strip mugabe of his party leadership post amid nationwide calls for the 93-year-old leader to resign. mugabe, however, says he plans to preside over a ruling party congress next month.the ruling party is poised to begin impeachment proceedings against mugabe on tuesday.___10:25 a.m.four regional countries are meeting on zimbabwe's political crisis.south africa's president is join






the latest: s african airways to resume flights to zimbabwe


harare, zimbabwe — the latest on grace mugabe returning to zimbabwe (all times local):10:30 a.m.south african airways says it will resume flights between south africa and zimbabwe after they were blocked by zimbabwe, which imposed restrictions amid a scandal over an assault claim against the wife of president robert mugabe.the announcement by south africa's state-owned airline came hours after zimbabwe's state broadcaster reported that grace mugabe had returned home with her husband on an air zimbabwe flight sunday morning. there was no immediate comment from the south african government, which had been deliberating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to her at zimbabwe's request.south african airways said it has clearance to fly to and from zimbabwe on sunday after the lifting of restric






zimbabweans say mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned


harare, zimbabwe — giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned zimbabwe's capital into a carnival ground on saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for president robert mugabe and calls for him to quit immediately. still clinging to his now-powerless post, the longtime leader was scheduled on sunday to discuss his expected exit with the military command that put him under house arrest.people in harare, meanwhile, clambered onto tanks and other military vehicles moving slowly through the crowds, danced around soldiers walking in city streets and surged in the thousands toward the building where mugabe held official functions, a symbol of the rule of the 93-year-old man who took power after independence from white minority rule in 1980. there, in a






zimbabwe: who is saying what? | news


zimbabwe's army seized control of the country on tuesday night, claiming it was removing "criminals" around robert mugabe.an army spokesman said on wednesday that the army is holding mugabe for his own safety. there is no official word from the mugabe family as to their whereabouts.among this unexpected series of events, the following are the latest reactions:  from zimbabwe: zimbabwe war veterans call for mugabe to removed: "zimbabwe's president robert mugabe should be removed as the country's leader and as first secretary of the ruling zanu-pf party," the secretary-general of zimbabwe's war veterans association, victor matemadanda, said on wednesday.victor matemadanda, recently told al jazeera the ongoing expulsions were a strong indication that mugabe was acting in his own interests and






the most common terminal commands worth knowing for the raspberry pi


while the raspberry pi’s operating system is linux, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go out and memorize every linux command. the pi is a different type of computer that’s used for different kinds of projects, so the most useful commands differ from what you’d use on an everyday linux machine. over at circuit basics, they tallied up their 42 most used commands.advertisementwhile just a few of these commands are raspberry pi specific, like raspi-config , most are just normal linux commands. still, some of these are commands you’ll be running all the time on a raspberry pi, like ifconfig which shows you the status of your network connect, or hostname -i which grabs your pi’s ip address. these are the kinds of commands you’ll be using a lot when setting up a new pi, so it’s useful to