Political resignations

Zimbabwean military parade during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Zimbabwe on Thursday is making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37 years. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 3:28 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's ruling party assured Robert Mugabe that he wouldn't be prosecuted if he resigned, a party official said Thursday, as the fate of the 93-year-old became clearer and the country prepared to move on. "Prosecuting him was never part of the plan," ZANU-PF chief whip...
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A Zimbabwean soldier stands to attention during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Zimbabwe on Thursday was making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37-years of Robert Mugabe rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 2:56 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 9:55 p.m. A Zimbabwe ruling party official says prosecuting Robert Mugabe was never part of the plan in his removal. Ruling party chief whip Lovemore Matuke tells The Associated Press that party officials assured...
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A Zimbabwean soldier stands to attention during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Zimbabwe on Thursday was making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37-years of Robert Mugabe rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 11:44 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T party says it has not been invited to Friday's inauguration of the country's new leader. Spokesman Obert Guru says party leader and former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirari...
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Zimbabwean military parade during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Zimbabwe on Thursday is making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37 years. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 11:35 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, questions remain on the future of Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years, and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him. The 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday as lawmakers began impeaching...
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A Zimbabwean soldier stands to attention during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Zimbabwe on Thursday was making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37-years of Robert Mugabe rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 11:25 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Zimbabwe's incoming leader is urging people to "remain patient and peaceful and desist from any form of vengeful retribution" on the eve of his swearing-in. Emmerson Mnangagwa in a new statement calls...
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A Zimbabwean soldier stands to attention during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Zimbabwe on Thursday was making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37-years of Robert Mugabe rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 10:46 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Zimbabwe's state-run broadcaster says that according to protocol, the country's outgoing leader would attend Friday's swearing-in of incoming President Emmerson Mnangagwa. But while Robert Mugabe remains...
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Zimbabwean military parade during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Zimbabwe on Thursday is making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37 years. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 9:17 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe on Thursday prepared to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, after 37 years, attention turned to the fate of Robert Mugabe and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him. The 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday as lawmakers began...
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A Zimbabwean soldier stands to attention during a dress rehearsal ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. Zimbabwe on Thursday was making preparations to swear in a new leader after 37-years of Robert Mugabe rule. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 8:51 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe on Thursday prepared to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, after 37 years, attention turned to the fate of Robert Mugabe and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him. The 93-year-old Mugabe, who resigned on Tuesday as lawmakers began...
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Supporters of Zimbabwe's President in waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa, known as "The Crocodile", raise a stuffed crocodile in the air as they await his arrival at the Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Mnangagwa has emerged from hiding and returned home ahead of his swearing-in Friday. Crowds have gathered at the ruling party's headquarters for his first public remarks. Mnangagwa will replace Robert Mugabe, who resigned after 37 years in power when the military and ruling party turned on him for firing Mnangagwa and positioning his wife to take power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 8:03 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 3 p.m. Britain's minister for Africa, Rory Stewart, is visiting Zimbabwe to meet with political leaders and others from business and civil society groups. In a statement, Stewart calls this "an absolutely critical...
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Supporters of Zimbabwe's President in waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa, known as "The Crocodile", raise a stuffed crocodile in the air as they await his arrival at the Zanu-PF party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Mnangagwa has emerged from hiding and returned home ahead of his swearing-in Friday. Crowds have gathered at the ruling party's headquarters for his first public remarks. Mnangagwa will replace Robert Mugabe, who resigned after 37 years in power when the military and ruling party turned on him for firing Mnangagwa and positioning his wife to take power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 23, 2017 - 7:24 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A Zimbabwe legal think tank says the country currently has an acting president who is neither Robert Mugabe nor the incoming Emmerson Mnangagwa, even if his whereabouts are unknown. Veritas says Vice...
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