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Video: Soldiers takeover streets in Zimbabwe

Video: Soldiers takeover streets in Zimbabwe

232 ViewsSoldiers are busy trying to stop riots in the streets of Zimbabwe as protests over hike in fuel and economic melt down intensify.

Zimbabwe: More human rights violations reported, as SADC is called upon to act

638 ViewsLatest reports indicate that at least 10 people have been killed by Zimbabwean security forces, while more than 600 people including civil society leader Pastor Evan Mawirire have been arrested as part of a clampdown on violent protests triggered by a 150 percent fuel hike. And Internet services have been restored in Zimbabwe following […]

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Social media shutdown in Zimbabwe after protests over fuel hike

1,156 ViewsZimbabwe’s government shut down the internet after fuel price protests turned deadly. After five people were killed in widespread protests against record high fuel prices in Zimbabwe, the country’s government responded by deploying the military and shutting down the internet. Hundreds more were arrested as demonstrators took to the streets in the cities of […]

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ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Gbagbo

808 ViewsTHE HAGUE, Netherlands — Judges at the International Criminal Court have acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of crimes committed following disputed elections in 2010, saying prosecutors failed to prove their case. In a stunning blow to prosecutors, Presiding Judge Cuno Tarfusser ordered the immediate release […]

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SADC calls for government of national unity in the DRC

1,070 Views The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has called on political leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo to consider a negotiated political settlement for an all-inclusive government. Zambian President Edgar Lungu, in his capacity as chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, says given the strong objections to the provisional […]

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Soccer legend Phil Masinga dies

2,404 ViewsJOHANNESBURG – Bafana Bafana legend Phil Masinga has died. Masinga died at 49, after a short illness. He is remembered for scoring the goal that helped Bafana qualify for their first World Cup. Masinga played in the English Premier League with Leeds United, alongside fellow Bafana legend Lucas Radebe and also had spells in the Italian Serie A for Salernitana and Bari. He started […]

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DRC elections: Opposition leader files petition

1,066 ViewsAn opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has filed an appeal in the constitutional court against last month’s poll result. Martin Fayulu insists he won the vote and has demanded a manual recount, but the electoral commission declared rival Felix Tshisekedi the winner. Troops have deployed near Mr Fayulu’s residence and […]

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Don’t resort to guns, SADC urges parties in DRC

1,452 ViewsC The regional block in Southern Africa (SADC) organ for security and politics has urged parties in the Congo DR to resolve their differences amicably. Organ Chair Edgar Lungu PF Zambia says legal means should be used to settle in differences that has arisen following the December 30 polls which has been won by […]

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Lessons from the DRC elections

1,335 ViewsThey have created a momentum in the region. Parties to stop allowing presidents handpick candidates but allow the Democratic process take its course. More lessons are that opinions polls in Africa are still unreliable but good experiments to continue trying. Further, Africa needs to invest more in efficiency and timely result management systems to […]

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Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi named presidential winner

1,976 ViewsCongo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has been declared the winner of the long-delayed presidential election, the electoral commission announced early Thursday to the surprise of many, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging. Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes, or 38 percent, had not been widely considered the […]

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