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Zimbabwe president takes oath of office following disputed win.

Zimbabwe president takes oath of office following disputed win.

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in following an election victory disputed by the opposition and amid questions raised over the country’s democratic credentials by United States observers. Mnangagwa, who won the presidential election on July 30, took the oath of office before Chief Justice Luke Malaba on Sunday. Thousands of people gathered at [&hellip

Ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba’s presidential candidacy ‘inadmissible’.

Ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba’s presidential candidacy ‘inadmissible’.

Former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba’s candidacy in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s upcoming presidential elections was deemed “inadmissible” by the country’s election commission on Friday, as opposition groups cried foul. The commission rejected the candidacy of Bemba, a rival to DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, on the basis that he had been “convicted by the International [&hellip

Top Zimbabwe court confirms Mnangagwa’s election victory.

Top Zimbabwe court confirms Mnangagwa’s election victory.

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court confirmed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s disputed July 30 election victory on Friday, dismissing an opposition challenge that had held up his inauguration, which will now be held on Sunday. Before the vote, Mnangagwa had said a credible election could pull Zimbabwe out of its diplomatic isolation under former president Robert Mugabe, ending international [&hellip

Makambo Shines As Yanga Win.

Makambo Shines As Yanga Win.

Record Mainland Premier League winners, Young Africans opened their 2018/19 season perfectly with a 2-1 win over Mtibwa Sugar in a tense match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Congolese import, Heritier Makambo put Yanga ahead before skipper Kelvin Yondani stretched the lead from a well taken spot kick in the first [&hellip

Ebola Cases Not In Our Region, RC Assures Rukwa Residents.

Ebola Cases Not In Our Region, RC Assures Rukwa Residents.

The Rukwa Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Joachim Wangabo has assured residents in the region that there are no Ebola cases in the area after previous reports, saying that preventive measures have been taken in all border areas. Since the disease was reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in northern Kivu province recently, 91 [&hellip

Decision Day… Zimbabwe court to rule on bid to annul election result.

Decision Day… Zimbabwe court to rule on bid to annul election result.

Zimbabwe’s top court was set to rule on Friday on an opposition bid to have presidential election results thrown out over alleged rigging in favour of Robert Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa. The Constitutional Court in Harare said it would hand down its verdict at 14:00 after considering arguments put before judges on Wednesday, with analysts [&hellip

At least 31 civilians, mostly children, killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen’s Hudaydah.

At least 31 civilians, mostly children, killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen’s Hudaydah.

At least 31 civilians, mostly children, have been killed after a Saudi-led airstrike hit their vehicle in Yemen’s Hudaydah province, only two weeks after a strike by the invading military coalition hit a school bus in the impoverished country and killed scores of Yemeni children. Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network, citing a spokesperson of [&hellip

Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of Freedom of Edinburgh award.

Aung San Suu Kyi is set to be stripped of her Freedom of Edinburgh award for her refusal to condemn the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. This will be the seventh honour that the former Nobel peace prize winner has been stripped of over the past year, with Edinburgh following the example of Oxford, [&hellip

Saudi Arabia: Appalling plan to execute female activist must be stopped.

Saudi Arabia: Appalling plan to execute female activist must be stopped.

Responding to news that Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty for five individuals who face trial before Saudi Arabia’s counter-terror court, including Israa al-Ghomgham, who would be the first woman ever to face the death penalty simply for participating in protests, Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns, said: “Israa al-Ghomgam and [&hellip

Tanzania, Uganda Savour Joint Permanent Commissions Success.

Tanzania and Uganda have gained great success in the Joint Permanent Commissions (JPC), which took place in Arusha in April, 2017 and the ongoing meeting in Kampala, Uganda. Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga and his Ugandan counterpart, Sam Kutesa said during the opening of JPC in Kampala that the [&hellip