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15 August 2018 9:28 AM Zim: Mnangagwa files opposing papers to MDC's election challenge

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly filed his opposing papers to the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's petition challenging his victory in the just ended elections. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Mnangagwa's lead defence counsel, Advocate Lewis Uriri confirmed on Monday that the opposing 25

13 August 2018 7:06 PM Zim opposition, civil groups dismiss AU, SADC as 'toothless bulldogs'

Zimbabwean civil society organisations (CSOs) and opposition political parties have reportedly described the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) observer missions as "toothless bulldogs" following their endorsement of the just ended disputed elections as free, fair and credible. According to NewsDay, the CSOs and the opposition 28

09 August 2018 5:36 AM WATCH: Top 3 world news videos today

1. NY Congressman charged with insider trading New York Representative Chris Collins, an early supporter of President Trump, was indicted Monday for insider trading. The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended speculation that he would seek re-election, now well beyond his original term limit. Joseph Kabila's decision to step down eases 20

08 August 2018 6:32 PM Zambia denies Zimbabwe opposition figure asylum

Human Rights Watch says Zimbabwe senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been denied asylum in Zambia and is being deported to Zimbabwe shortly. Southern Africa director Dewa Mavhinga says Biti told him that "It looks like they have made a decision to hand us back to the Junta. We are truly in God's hands." Biti was detained on Wednesday morning while 95

08 August 2018 2:12 PM Zimbabwe opposition official freed, lawyer says

A lawyer says Zimbabwe senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been released after being arrested while trying to enter Zambia and is now seeking asylum. Denford Halimani says details are not immediately clear on the circumstances around Biti's release but the lawyer can confirm that he is now on Zambian soil. Biti is part of the opposition Movement 20

06 August 2018 7:26 PM Three Burundi soldiers killed in ambush: police

At least three Burundian soldiers were killed and five others injured in an attack outside of the capital Bujumbura at the weekend, police and media sources said on Monday. According to SOS Medias Burundi, a collective of independent journalists, an army truck was ambushed on Sunday night in the town of Gihanga, 15km from the capital. "A truck with about 63

06 August 2018 10:19 AM Brazil's right-wing candidate picks general as running mate

Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro picked an army reserve general on Sunday to be his running mate for Brazil's October elections. Bolsonaro, who is the candidate of the Social Liberal Party, announced his choice of reserve Gen. Hamilton Mourao, who belongs to the right-wing Brazilian Labuor Renewal Party. Brazilian political parties are small 76

03 August 2018 1:39 PM Zimbabwe riot police leave opposition briefing

Zimbabwean riot police with batons and shields are leaving after breaking up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has alleged rigging of the presidential election. Police chased away reporters without explanation but ruling party officials are now urging reporters to attend the briefing. There is no sign of Chamisa 49

03 August 2018 12:41 PM Zimbabwe police break up opposition event

Zimbabwean police with batons and shields have broken up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has alleged rigging of the presidential election. Police have chased away reporters without explanation. There is no sign of Chamisa. The electoral commission overnight announced that President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former enforcer of longtime 47

03 August 2018 11:27 AM Zimbabwe observers urge transparency in results

An independent election observers group is urging the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to urgently release results from individual polling stations to allay concerns about possible irregularities in Monday's vote. The local Zimbabwe Election Support Network says the commission should post the information on its website "to enhance transparency and accountability 49