Zimbabwe arrests Journalist over tweet on President

Before his arrest Monday, ZimLive editor Mduduzi Mathuthu had been in hiding for about two weeks. He got worried after unidentified people had come to his home in the city of Bulawayo, saying police were looking for him. But Mathuthu,…

Re-election: Saudi King, Emir of Qatar congratulate Buhari, Russia hails polls

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election for a new presidential term. In a telephone conversation with President Buhari on Thursday, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques wished the…

Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa skips Davos over protests (BBC)

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has broken off a trip to Europe after violent protests in his home country. Mr Mnangagwa had been due to attend the Davos economic summit where he was expected to seek investment for Zimbabwe. Ministers say…

Boko Haram kills 13 people in fresh Borno attack (Nation) * Fraudsters collecting death benefits of living workers — PenCom (Punch)

Boko Haram kills 13 people in fresh Borno attack (Nation) Boko Haram insurgents have killed 13 people and sacked two villages overnight in the restive town of Konduga in Borno State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Acting…

Lagos gov ticket: Ambode’s wife fails to change Tinubu’s mind (Punch) * APC reviews timetable, presidential primary now September 25 (Punch)

Lagos gov ticket: Ambode’s wife fails to change Tinubu’s mind (Punch) A last-minute effort by the wife of the Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode, to save her husband’s job was said to have hit a brick wall on Tuesday. It…

Zimbabwe court rejects opposition bid to annul election results (Aljazeera)

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has unanimously dismissed a bid by the largest opposition coalition to annul the results of last month’s presidential election, which gave a victory to incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa. Chief Justice Luke Malaba said on Friday that the Movement for Democratic…

Mnangagwa critic charged over facebook comments (Thezimbabwean)

Zimbabwean authorities have arrested Munyaradzi Shoko, the leader of the Children of Zimbabwe War Veterans’ Association (Cozwa), a known critic of President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa and charged him with criminal nuisance for allegedly posting some offensive statements on Facebook against the…

Getting rid of Robert Mugabe wasn’t enough to change Zimbabwe’s election habits (QZ)

This week, Zimbabweans voted in an election deemed historic because for the first time since independence in 1980, Robert Mugabe would not be on the ballot. It was meant to be a watershed moment for the country, and yet this…

Zimbabwe election underway as polls open in first Mugabe-free vote (CNN)

Zimbabweans are voting in what many hope will be something the country has never seen before: a free and fair election, without the interference of former leader Robert Mugabe. The landmark vote has been touted as the first time the…

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