To his followers and faithful, Robert Mugabe is an African nationalist hero who defied the might of white rule, and won. To his many enemies and detractors, he is a brutal tyrant who ruled by fear and ruined his country. On Wednesday, Zimbabwe's military vehemently denied a coup to topple the Mugabe, but said he and his wife were in custody. From the outside, in spite of the denials, it looked a lot like a coup had toppled Africa's last dictator.
CBS News has learned one of the four American soldiers killed in the ambush in Niger may have been kidnapped by Islamic militants who opened fire on a group of U.S. and Nigerien troops in early October. The Pentagon has not said how Sgt. La David Johnson became separated from the other soldiers. Hundreds of bullet casings and bushes stained with blood are evidence of just how intense the fighting was at the site where the group of American and Nigerien soldiers came under heavy fire.
CBS News travelled to the remote scene of a deadly attack on U.S. troops and their allies in Niger. Correspondent Debora Patta met locals who witnessed the ambush last month, which left four American soldiers dead. Patta filed the following story from the Nigerien capital. NIAMEY -- The journey to the ambush site was a round trip of 12 hours. Our Nigerien military escort was still jittery after last month's attack and not keen to linger, giving us less than half an hour on the ground.
#Zimbabwe Speaker of the House says Robert Mugabe has resigned as president with immediate effect - he has received a letter from him. Impeachment debate suspended - wild jubilation in streets of Zimbabwe
#Zimbabwe I have witnessed many Mugabe moments but that was surreal - from the opening music to the uncomfortable looking generals, the long rambling speech, no hint of a resignation and Mugabe thinking he is still in charge
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