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Zimbabwe opposition calls for African blocs to protect poll » Capital News


Chamisa has urged two African blocs to ensure that the July 30 ballot is fair/AFP

, HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jul 17 – Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa called on Tuesday for associations of African states to ensure that the country’s historic election later this month is fair, adding his party would not boycott the vote.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and African Union (AU) have both sent observer teams to the election – the first since long-time ruler Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.

Previous elections under Mugabe were marred by fraud and intimidation, and Chamisa, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, said the vote on July 30 was threatened by similar problems.

“I have already sent a signal to SADC. I have sent a…

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South Africa farm attacks: ‘Plan to seize white land like Zimbabwe 2.0’


The country’s economy and food production system will soon be on the brink of collapse if the “land redistribution” policy goes ahead, the South African Institute of Race Relations.

The warning comes amid statistics showing 74 murders and 638 attacks on white farmers had taken place in just one year.

White farmers have also be subjected to brutal attacks in their homes by mobs who are being encouraged by South African authorities.

The current ruling party, African National Congress (ANC), announced a plan to redistribute wealth to black people, saying it would implement a “radical” plan.


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WRECKED: Despot leader Robert Mugabe (left) wrecked Zimbabwe’s economy

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Zimbabwe 2.0? Land confiscation will damage South Africa’s food production, says rights group — RT Business News


The South African economy and the nation’s food production could collapse if the government seizes land from white farmers and redistributes it to black citizens, a local race relations organization has told RT.

The move, approved by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) earlier this year, is aimed at redistribution of wealth and “radical economic transformation.” The government is reportedly planning to put an end to what they call the legacy of apartheid, where nearly 95 percent of the South African wealth was kept in the hands of 10 percent of its white population.

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Some organizations have claimed the initiative incites violence against white farmers. According to statistics from minority rights group AfriForum, 74 murders and…

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Rugby World Cup African Qualifiers: Kenya defeats Zimbabwe today in Nairobi during the Rugby Africa Gold Cup


On Saturday June 30, the Kenya Simbas played against the Zimbabwe Sables during the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup, a qualifier for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. In a hotly-contested game, Kenya beat its opponent Zimbabwe 45-36.

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Zimbabwe scored five tries and one penalty try as well as two conversions against Kenya’s five tries, a penalty try and four conversions.

Captain Davies Chenge gave Kenya a perfect start with a try that was converted by Darwin Mukidza before Zimbabwe replied through lock Fortunate Chipendo after good hands but their conversion was wide.

Chenge was at it again after a break from back-rowers George Nyambua and Elkeans Musonye who set up Tony Onyango to clear Chenge for his second before…

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South Sudan cease-fire, Zimbabwe politics, and Mercedes-Benz’s South African investment


South Sudan leaders agree to permanent cease-fire

On Wednesday, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar announced a permanent cease-fire. The agreement, which is set to take effect on Saturday, is the latest attempt to put an end to the four-year civil war in South Sudan, which killed tens of thousands of people and displaced more than 4.2 million. The agreement calls for the opening of humanitarian aid routes, the release of political prisoners, and the disengagement of armed forces. Moreover, the agreement states that a unity government is to be formed within four months and elections held within the next three years. This is not the first ceasefire signed—the one signed last December only lasted one day.

In other resolution news, on Tuesday,

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No stopping Zimbabwe poll – The East African


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Zimbabwe’s Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, who was injured by a bomb blast in the city of Bulawayo, on Sunday vowed the July 30 election will go ahead despite the attack.

“Let me be very clear, nothing will stop the election in Zimbabwe, nothing at all,” Mr Chiwenga told supporters in Chitungwiza town near Harare, a day after he sustained slight bruises on his face in the attack.

“That act of terrorism in Bulawayo is nothing.”

Mr Chiwenga spoke a day after a bomb went off at the ruling party campaign rally in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped unharmed.

However, 49 other people were injured, including the country’s two vice-presidents.

Plumes of smoke engulfed the presidential entourage as he descended down stairs from the podium at the White City…

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