Zimbabwe’s opposition leader promises a year of action on the streets
25 January 2020 | 3:51 pm
Zimbabwe's opposition leader promises a year of action on the streets
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Zimbabwe’s merged president and parliamentary elections are five months away. Ongoing registration is giving young people, especially first-time voters, a chance to get involved in choosing the next leader.
Prominent politician Rahul Gandhi has been pushed out of parliament after a court convicted him of defamation. Gandhi's party, the Indian National Congress, now seems to be gearing up for a decisive political battle.
The "Patriotic Bill" criminalizes comments that damage "the national interest of Zimbabwe." The move comes just months before the next election.
Senegalese leading opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko has been sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday for “corrupting youth”. The court acquitted Sonko, a candidate in the 2024 presidential election, of rape charges and issuing death threats, but jailed him for corrupting the country's young people.
Maria Corina Machado was set to run for the president of Venezuela against Nicolas Maduro in 2024. Officials said the ban was triggered by her support for US sanctions and Maduro's rival Juan Guaido.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday Africa 'must take a stand' on the Russia Ukraine war. He was speaking as African leaders prepared to head to St Petersburg to attend the Russia-Africa summit on July 27-29, as Moscow and the West compete for influence in Africa.
Senegal's opposition leader Ousmane Sonko has been mired in a flurry of legal woes, which he says are a bid to keep him out of politics.
Zimbabwe is set to hold its general election on August 23. A dozen candidates are vying for the presidency, but the main contest is between incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa and leading opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa.
Eleven candiadates are hoping to unseat President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Wednesday's election. Zimbabwe's electorate is skeptical of the opposition's ability to defeat his repressive regime.
Young people in Zimbabwe, including many first-time voters, could determine the election winner. But is Jamaican dancehall music enough to win them over?
As Zimbabweans head to the polls this Wednesday, we take a look at the dire economic straits the country finds itself in. Inflation has gone from the single digits in 2017 to 77 percent this month, the currency has crashed against the US dollar, and high unemployment has led many to emigrate. While incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa has played up improved infrastructure on the campaign trail, his opponent Nelson Chamisa detailed a plan that he says will build Zimbabwe into a $100 billion economy.
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