President of Zimbabwe defies a nation: BBC News Review reviews

February 16, 2023

Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, refuses to step down. Dan and Catherine teach you how to use language in the news in your everyday English.

The story:
Zimbabwe’s ruling party says it will begin impeachment proceedings today against President Robert Mugabe.

The 93-year-old leader has defied demands from his party ZANU-PF to resign, and has insisted that a regular cabinet meeting will take place later.

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Key words and phrases

an ultimatum
a threat of punishment if someone does not do something

ebbing away
becoming weaker

buying it
believing it

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    đông nguyễn hải February 16, 2023 at 5:07 am

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    Karla Canahuati Raudales February 16, 2023 at 5:07 am


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  15. Reply
    International Students for Medicine UK February 16, 2023 at 5:07 am

    breaking news: Mugabe has just resigned as impeachment proceedings began. XD

  16. Reply
    International Students for Medicine UK February 16, 2023 at 5:07 am

    first floor here

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    Caio Matheus Souza Lopes February 16, 2023 at 5:07 am

    Who is Michel Temer?

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