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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa urges unity to end post-election violence

Zimbabwe’s President-elect and leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, Emmerson Mnangagwa last weekend, called for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections. Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old former spy chief and Zanu-PF party stalwart, won with 50.8% of the vote, avoiding a runoff with the 40-year-old MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa. The […]

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa wins first post-Mugabe vote

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, according to the country’s electoral commission. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who seized power from President Robert Mugabe in a coup, last year, won 50.8 percent of votes to 44.3 percent for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. Police removed opposition officials from the electoral commission stage when they rejected the results. […]

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Zimbabwe: Ruling Zanu-PF party wins majority of seats in parliament

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly won a majority of seats in parliament, according to the Southern African nation’s electoral commission. Preliminary results show President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ZANU-PF picked up 109 seats of the 210-seat parliament against 41 for the opposition. With final results yet to be declared, the ruling party has a chance of […]

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Post Mugabe’s vote kicks off in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans began voting on Monday in the first election since the removal of former President Robert Mugabe. The election pits 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time Mugabe ally, against 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, a lawyer and pastor vying to become Zimbabwe’s youngest head of state. The contest could bring international legitimacy and investment or signal more […]

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UN body warns of voter intimidation in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s election campaign has been marred by a growing number of reports of voter intimidation and threats of violence, a UN body has said. Voter intimidation, threats of violence and coercion including people forced to attend political rallies are being increasingly reported ahead of the southern African nation’s elections on July 30, Liz Throssell, spokesperson […]

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Zimbabwe: Attempted assassination of President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has survived a bomb explosion as he was leaving a stage at a rally on Saturday. Mnangagwa was speaking at his first rally in Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold where the ruling ZANU-PF has not won in national elections since 2000. The President and his deputies Constantino Chiwenga were not injured. Authorities […]

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Zimbabwe’s parliament drops Mugabe’s $15 billion diamond probe

Zimbabwe’s parliament on Monday backed down from its decision to demand former president Robert Mugabe to answer questions related to the looting and loss of diamond revenue amounting to $15 billion. Temba Mliswa, the Zimbabwean lawmaker leading the inquiry made the announcement without further details. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, the 94-year-old former president […]

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ZANU-PF will remain in power—Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to investors

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday told foreign investors that his ruling ZANU-PF party would still be in power after the July elections. General elections are scheduled to be held in Zimbabwe on 30 July 2018 to elect the President and members of both houses of Parliament. The vote is seen is a major test […]

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Single African Air Transport Market agreement signed by 26 countries

Twenty-six African countries out of the 55 members of the African Union have committed to the establishment of the concept of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday during a meeting of the working group in the Togolese capital, Lome. According to the list […]

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Ethiopia to adopt visa-free policy for all African visitors—PM

Ethiopia will soon allow all Africans to visit the country without visas, according to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The announcement follows Rwanda’s decision allowing Africans to enter the country without visas. The issuance of visa-on-arrival for all countries was widely applauded by many across the continent. Speaking during a state banquet for Paul Kagame last […]

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