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October 30, 2017 1:57 PM Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai's Health Woes Cast Doubt On Anti-Mugabe Coalition

A picture of Morgan Tsvangirai, Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti holding hands after addressing a joint rally for the first time in over a decade seemed to re-energise those pushing for an end to President Robert Mugabe's 37-year long rule. The rally at the iconic Zimbabwe Grounds in Harare raised hopes that the splintered opposition had finally seen the light 172

October 30, 2017 6:52 AM Zimbabwe: Nkosana Moyo Says Mugabe As Unwell As Tsvangirai, in the U.S. Both Wouldn't Be Allowed to Contest

Former Industry and International Trade Minister Nkosana Moyo Friday dismissed President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai as unsuitable for the 2018 Presidential race because of their poor state of health. Moyo, who has declared his bid to challenge for presidency in 2018, was speaking to a group of Harare youths who had invited him to address them on his election 159

October 25, 2017 5:56 AM Will Zanu PF infighting end cult politics, hero-worshipping?

Although, much to the pride of African dignity, there have been a few bright examples of what leadership and governance is all about, such as in Botswana and Namibia, the vast majority of states have been nothing, but an embarrassment to politics on the continent. In fact, this may possibly be a typically African people’s flaw, as it transcends the political 155

October 11, 2017 2:00 AM Zec voter education lacks in motivating the electorate

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) recently launched a voter education campaign through a planned five-day national blitz, reaching out to potential eligible voters. Similarly, civic society groups and some political parties invariably embarked on last-minute initiatives to educate sections of the electorate. The foregoing efforts were a precursor 126

October 11, 2017 12:26 AM Voter registration off to a slow start in Byo

Bulawayo provincial elections officer Mr Innocent Ncube said a few people visited registration centres yesterday. He said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is ready to assist people with the registration. Zec is also distributing fliers and conducting door-to-door campaigns for the electorate to register as voters as part of the registration blitz 152

October 8, 2017 10:04 PM FREDERICK MUTEBI: The region’s political turmoil is a part of the Africa rising story

KAMPALA – Recently a friend from a neighbouring country, with whom I have been discussing public affairs in the region for some years, got in touch. He had heard about the brawls in the chamber of parliament in Uganda, as the two sides in the debate on whether to lift the age limit from the country’s Constitution. The physical altercations have left a number 142

October 8, 2017 2:05 PM Zanu-PF to buy election vehicles worth US$3,6 million

Zanu-PF will purchase service vehicles worth US$3,6 million for the youth and women"s leagues ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections, President Mugabe has said. Speaking at the Zanu-PF Youth League National Assembly meeting in Harare yesterday, the President said the youth will get 50 vehicles in keeping with their executive"s earlier request. The cars will be delivered 127

October 8, 2017 6:50 AM Corrupt power that has placed East African region in constant anarchy

Politics in the Eastern Africa region, stretching from Addis Ababa to Dar es Salaam, Nairobi to Kigali and Mogadishu to Bujumbura, seems to be in a state of paralysis. Not a single country in the region is enjoying political stability. This has been worsened by the state of flux that the East African Community (EAC) finds itself in 17 years after its revival 156

October 7, 2017 2:54 AM African Delegates Press for Greater Regional Cooperation in Efforts to Resolve Western Sahara Question, as Fourth Committee Continues Decolonization Debate

Delegates from several African countries called for greater regional cooperation in the peaceful resolution of the Western Sahara question today, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its general debate on decolonization. Senegal’s representative said that Security Council resolution 2351 (2017) had established a correlation 152

October 5, 2017 7:08 PM Communist Party: Mugabe lost chance to join Rand Union in SA

The Communist Party of Zimbabwe believes President Robert Mugabe missed an opportunity to solve the cash crunch crippling his country when he met President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria this week for the second session of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission (BNC). On Thursday, the party's secretary-general, Nqabutho Mabhena, said it was disappointing 124