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Violent protests hit Zimbabwe’s capital Harare

HARARE, September 29 – Hundreds of protesters clashed with illegal street money dealers and the Zimbabwean police on Friday, in Harare demonstrating against the illegal money-changing business which they blamed for further straining the economy which is already on a free-fall. The protesters, under Tajamuka/Sesijikile, clashed with the police, as the law enforcers tried to […]

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Robert Mugabe to visit SA next week

JOHANNESBURG, September 29  – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, whose wife Grace remains at the centre of a legal storm over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old local model, is heading for South Africa next week.   Zimbabwe’s first lady, who was granted immunity from prosecution by the SA government for allegedly whipping Gabriella Engels with an electric […]

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Nigeria to hold presidential elections February next year

JOHANNESBURG, September 29 – Nigeria’s next presidential and parliamentary elections will be on February 16, 2019,  the Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission announced on its official Twitter account on Thursday. The elections will herald the end of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term and it remains uncertain if he will run again. Buhari came to power […]

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Kenyan elections talks going nowhere fast

JOHANNESBURG, September 29 – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has announced that he will organise fresh protests to push for electoral commission reforms after talks on new elections collapsed on Thursday, AP reported on Friday.   Odinga added that the protests were also aimed at preventing the ruling party from removing safeguards against electoral fraud […]

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Hotels shut in Mozambique prostitution clampdown

MAPUTO, September 28 – Industry regulators have closed down seven hotels in southern Mozambique as the country cracks down on prostitution. The Inspection of Economic Activities (INAE) shut the facilities in Inhambane Province following indications they were abusing their licences by making bookings for hookers. Authorities said some of these hotels were located near schools […]