Robert Mugabe has resigned as Zimbabwe's president a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African strongman.
The 93-year-old had clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party, but resigned shortly after parliament began an impeachment process seen as the only legal way to force him out.
Well this new leader who was in tight with Mugabe be that much different
The BBC has a good print article on the new President and I don't even see any video attached!
BBC wrote: However, like Mr Mugabe, he has a reputation for ruthlessness. He was in charge of state security during the Matabeleland massacres of the 1980s, in which some 20,000 people were killed on suspicion of being part of a rebellion.
And human rights groups accuse him of being behind a violent crackdown on opposition supporters after the disputed 2008 election.
So one key question facing Zimbabwe, is whether he will allow the next election to be free and fair.
ABC News Australia wrote: ...One cannot understate the widespread jubilation at the demise of Mr Mugabe and his desire to create a dynasty for himself through his wife Grace.
But the optimism is misplaced because it doesn't deal directly with the dearth of democracy in Zimbabwe.
First, contrary to popular sentiment that the coup was meant to usher in a new era of political liberalisation and democracy, the takeover is actually meant to deal with a succession crisis in ZANU-PF....
Interesting development, but I'd like to see more news on Christian groups like Revival Movement Association and their work in providing huge amounts of gospel literature free to countries within Africa, and supporting national evangelists there.