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Mnangagwa sworn-in, promises brighter tomorrow

670 Views Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed a “brighter tomorrow” for Zimbabwe after being sworn in as president, reports the BBC. He also announced an inquiry into the deaths of six people in clashes between the army and opposition supporters after the July vote. The violence was “unacceptable”, he said. The opposition MDC Alliance continues to […]

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Zimbabwe ConCourt dismisses presidential election petition

767 ViewsThe Zimbabwe Constitutional Court has dismissed the election petition by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa challenging the declaration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as winner of the July 30 polls. Passing the verdict today, Chief Justice said the application had no primary evidence and based his case on hear say on social media. The application has […]

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Zimbabwe: Court upholds Mnangagwa’s election

1164 ViewsEmmerson Mnangagwa is the legitimate president-elect of Zimbabwe, the country’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday, dismissing the main opposition party’s challenge that the July election was rigged. The application was dismissed with costs. The election, in which Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa were the main contenders, was touted as a crucial step towards economic […]

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Threat of expropriation arising from South Africa’s land reform legislation likely to deter investment

910 ViewsThe South African parliament began its five-week-long third term on 14 August. During this period, it is expected to redraft the Expropriation Bill in line with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party’s decision on 31 July to amend the property clause in the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. […]

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Live: Zimbabwe Constitutional Court hears Presidential election petition

2516 Views The Constitutional Court in Zimbabwe has heard the presidential election petition 2018 brought by the opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa. The petition is challenging the election of ZANU-PF president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Video courtesy of Punchline Africa TV.

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Ex-UN Secretary General Kofi Annan dies

973 ViewsFormer UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has died aged 80, his aides have confirmed. The acclaimed diplomat died in the Swiss city of Geneva today after a short illness. Annan, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, […]

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Africa loses US$140m to corruption and US$2tn in money laundering a year

615 ViewsBy Martin Ewi financial crime in developing countries, particularly Africa, is on the rise, undermining gains in economic growth and negatively affecting development. This is particularly worrying on a continent whose countries are among the most resource-rich worldwide, but whose people are among the poorest. Quantifying the cost of financial crime in Africa is […]

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Journalists to pay US$8,600 for reporting in Mozambique

538 ViewsForeign Journalists will now have to pay over US$8,600 per year for accreditation to work in Mozambique. While local freelance Journalists accreditation fees have been raised to  US$500 per year. And Amnesty International has charged that the fees are exorbitant saying the decision is an assault on freedom of the press and a blatant attempt to […]

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Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

1406 ViewsBy David A. Andelman Look out Donald Trump, while you’re not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind. Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia’s two superpowers — China and India — and, for […]

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Chamisa’s case opens can of worms: ‘From results announced by ZEC, 700 000 votes cannot be accounted for’ (FRESH DETAILS)

2155 ViewsMDC Alliance candidate Nelson Chamisa claims that at least 700 000 votes cast in the July 30 presidential elections cannot be accounted for and believes the anomaly is an indication the polls were manipulated to ensure President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory. According to Chamisa’s petition filed at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Friday challenging Mnangagwa’s […]

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