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Donald Trump says women who accuse him of sexual assault are lying.

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Donald Trump says the accusations of sexual misconduct leveled against him yesterday by three women are false.

The US president addressed this in a tweet today. He said the women’s attempts to have Congress investigate the allegations are based on “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met”.

In the same tweet, Trump accused Democrats of “thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent” over the Mueller investigation that has been “unable to show any collusion with Russia”.

Donald Trump says women who accuse him of sexual assault are lying

In all, Trump has been accused by 16 women of sexual misconduct. Three of them shared their first-hand experiences of Trump at the press conference which held on Monday. Samantha Holvey, a former beauty queen claimed Trump ogled her and other Miss USA pageant contestants in their dressing room in 2006. She said electing him as the president was “heartbreaking”.

Donald Trump says women who accuse him of sexual assault are lying

Another woman alleged that Trump tried to kiss and put his hand up her skirt during a flight in the 1970s.  Rachel Crooks, a former Trump Tower receptionist who said the billionaire kissed her on the mouth without consent in 2006, called for Congress to “put aside party affiliations and investigate Trump’s history of sexual misconduct”.

Donald Trump says women who accuse him of sexual assault are lying

Several Democratic senators have seized the moment and called for Trump to step down.  New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was one of those who called for the president’s resignation. She told CNN on Monday that the allegations against Trump are credible, heartbreaking and numerous and Trump should resign.  Trump responded on Twitter, accusing Ms Gillibrand of “begging” for campaign contributions from him “not so long ago”.

Donald Trump says women who accuse him of sexual assault are lying

24 Hours Across Africa

Thousands bid fare well to Mugabe..

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Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe was honored as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mugabe led Zimbabwe for 37 years, from independence until he was ousted by the army in November 2017, by which time he was viewed by many at home and abroad as a power-obsessed autocrat who unleashed death squads, rigged elections and ruined the economy to keep control.

He died in a Singapore hospital on Sept. 6 aged 95, far away from a country he left polarized by a raging political rivalry between its two largest political parties, ZANU-PF and the opposition MDC.

His remains will be interred in a mausoleum at the National Heroes Acre in the capital Harare in about 30 days, his nephew said on Friday, contradicting earlier comments that a burial would be held on Sunday.

On Saturday, Mnangagwa walked behind the casket carrying Mugabe’s body as it was wheeled into the center of Harare’s National Sports Stadium and placed on a podium decorated with flowers so that heads of state could say their farewells. Senior army generals and Mugabe’s wife and children followed, as a brass band played.

The 60,000 seater stadium was only half-filled.

In a tribute to his predecessor, Mnangagwa said Mugabe stood in defense of Africans. He urged the West to remove sanctions that were imposed during Mugabe’s rule.

“We who remain shall continue to hear his rich, brave, defiant and inspiring voice … encouraging and warning us to be vigilant and astute,” Mnangagwa said in a speech.

“A giant tree of Africa has fallen. Today Africa weeps.”

Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU-PF party wanted Mugabe buried at the national shrine to heroes of the 15-year liberation war against white minority rule. But some relatives, expressing bitterness at the way former comrades ousted Mugabe, had pushed for him to be buried in his home village.

Walter Chidhakwa, who spoke on behalf of Mugabe’s family, said Mugabe was an icon who was determined and unflinching in pursuing policies like land reform and later the black economic empowerment program.

Mugabe left behind a country wrecked by hyperinflation, dollarization and deeply entrenched corruption.

But many Zimbabweans also remember Mugabe as their country’s liberator from white minority rule and for broadening people’s access to education and land

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