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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa announces election in four to five months

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve Robert Mugabe. The vote, a litmus test of Mnangagwa's

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 16:38:03

Zimbabwe to hold first post-Mugabe vote in summer

Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that the country will hold elections in in five months, the first poll the southern African state since independence that does not involve former President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa said that he had no doubt that the vote would

MSN.COM - 2018-01-18 14:38:31

Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, center in military uniform, with senior government officers and prison wardens pose for a photograph during a graduation ceremony in the capital Kampala Thursday Jan. 18, 2018.Uganda's president says he will sign the death warrants of "a few" prisoners to create fea

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-01-18 16:40:00

Zimbabwe's leader: 1st post-Mugabe elections in May or June

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his wife Auxillia, right, leave after the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe Mnangagwa was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-18 11:09:05

Zimbabwe's new president seeks to build bridges with the west

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's president, has signalled a clean break with the past and a desire to re-engage with the west by inviting the UN, the EU and the Commonwealth to send missions to monitor this year's elections. Mr Mnangagwa also held out the prospect of swiftly re-establishing good relat

FINANCIAL TIMES - 2018-01-18 12:28:18

Zimbabwe Considers Compensation Tribunal for Former White Farmers: Government Document

HARARE - Zimbabwe is considering establishing a special tribunal to determine the value of compensation and how to pay former white commercial farmers who lost their land since 2000, according to a government document. Under former president Robert Mugabe, the southern African nation grabbed world h

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 13:12:50

Zimbabwe President Announces First Post-Mugabe Elections

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe says the country will hold elections in four to five months, the first since the ouster of longtime ruler Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa made the pledge Wednesday during an official trip to neighboring Mozambique, according to a report in the state-owned Herald new

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-18 10:15:43

Zimbabwe president says his nation is 'open for business' ahead of Davos

Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa attends a meeting of the ZANU-PF central committee in downtown Harare HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe is "open for business" and foreign investment in the southern African country is safe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday at a fu

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-18 10:50:56

VOA Interview: African Union Ambassador to US Chihombori-Quao

VOA's Cindy Saine talks with African Union Ambassador to the U.S. Arikana Chihombori-Quao. Saine: "Ambassador, what kind of reaction has there been in Africa to the derogatory comments on immigrants from Africa attributed to President (Donald) Trump?" African Union Ambassador to the U.S. Arikana Chi

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-18 03:31:20

Ready to safari? Africa is for nature-lovers

If you love nature, travel and adventure - then consider a summer safari trip to Africa! The group tour - organized, escorted and led by Susan Drew, owner of Sangha Tours in Vero Beach since 1989 - begins in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls. Then it's on to Kenya for the Great Migration, plus T

TCPALM - 2018-01-17 21:11:38

South African President-in-Waiting Wants to 'Confiscate White Farms Without Compensation'

The newly elected leader of South Africa's ruling ANC (African National Congress), Cyril Ramaphosa, has come out strongly in favour of a Zimbabwe-style land grab in the country, promising to confiscate white-owned farms without compensation. In recent speeches Ramaphosa has also vowed to change the

AMREN.COM - 2018-01-17 21:40:14

Chatara grabs four as Zimbabwe edge Sri Lanka

Dhaka (AFP) - Fast bowler Tendai Chatara claimed four wickets to help Zimbabwe edge Sri Lanka by 12 runs in the second one-day international of the tri-nation tournament in Dhaka on Wednesday. Chasing 291 for victory, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 278 in 48.1 overs despite a fighting 37-ball 64 by T

YAHOO SPORTS - 2018-01-17 17:01:22

Zimbabwe beat Si Lanka in ODI

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Zimbabwe survived a Thisara Perera scare to beat Sri Lanka by 12 runs and secure their first victory in the tri-nation series Wednesday. Tendai Chatara claimed his career best 4-33, including the prized scalp of Perera, to script the victory. Sikandar Raza steered Zimbabwe t

YAHOO! - 2018-01-17 15:19:15

American Sh*thole

Some African countries are in a foul state - and it's because they're governed by men like Donald Trump. (L-R) Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, Guinea's President Alpha Conde, US President Donald Trump, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo a

FOREIGN POLICY - 2018-01-17 15:41:06

'World of Zulu' reveals ties between New Orleans, South Africa

Penny Siopis is a South African artist whose work addresses themes of identity, history and memory. Across her practice, Siopis has highlighted the intersections between national, cultural and familial narratives, a theme that comes to the fore in her latest work, "World of Zulu,'' 2017, currently o

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-17 15:52:04

Equatorial Guinea Will Seek French Help to Probe Foiled Coup

Equatorial Guinea will ask the French government to help investigate a foiled coup which it says was plotted by mercenaries from Chad, Sudan and Central African Republic and financed by "personalities" in France. Authorities in the oil-producing nation arrested some mercenaries as they tried to cros

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-17 16:18:44

Trump 'Shithole' Controversy

Editor - Pretoria - Ever the divisive figure, the gaffe-prone United States (US) President Donald Trump has incurred the wrath of some African activists, and at the same time earned some praise, for his alleged "shithole" utterances regarding the continent's Diasporans coming to his country. While o


Here's Why Conflict-Free Diamonds Are a Hoax

I Went to Ohio to Track Down Chipotle's Secret Burger Lab There's no denying the beauty of a diamond, but some of these stones have ugly origins. Conflict diamond sales can be used to finance violence, and human rights abuses can run rampant in diamond mines. Of course shoppers don't want this shad

MSN.COM - 2018-01-17 12:28:12

Zimbabwe search for fresh talent ahead of Sevens WC

The Zimbabwe Sevens rugby team have started preparations for this year's World Cup in San Francisco, with coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba lining up a series of training camps aimed at identifying fresh talent to broaden their player base. The Zambezi Cheetahs confirmed their fifth appearance at the Rugby


CMCC now a passport facility

AUBURN - Central Maine Community College is taking on a more-global feeling with the announcement Tuesday that the college is now a place where citizens can get passports. Becoming a passport facility approved by the U.S. State Department is in response to the college's growing number of students fr