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Five years ago, in March of 2008, Zimbabwe seemed on the precipice of transformational change. After the most democratic elections in the country’s history, it was widely assumed that dictatorial leader Robert Mugabe had lost to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, with mutliple international m...
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Morgan Tsvangirai claims he is heading for a “resounding” victory against president Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe’s presidential election. Casting his vote in the capital, Harare, Mr Tsvangirai said he believed he had the support to oust his old rival. “It’s not if but when,”...
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HARARE, Zimbabwe — Thousands of Zimbabweans went to the polls Wednesday in what many here are calling the most pivotal election since Zimbabwe voted out white rule in 1980. Despite frigid predawn temperatures, people lined up before the polling stations opened, eager to cast their votes. In Harare, t...
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Few Zimbabweans expect to be surprised by the result of the election – but their 89-year-old president can’t cling on for ever. Bloodshed has always accompanied political change in Zimbabwe, so elections should not be hopeful events in this country. And yet, somehow, they always are. Tens of thousand...
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Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has dismissed allegations of election vote rigging, saying the claims are “politicking”, as the country went to the polls. When asked about accusations of vote-rigging, Mr Mugabe said as he cast his vote: “That’s politicking, they want ...
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By: ABUBAKAR SA’AD BAKORI Nigerians have a propensity for attributing motives to every action and it is not, therefore, surprising why some people are linking the freedom of Major Hamza Al-Mustapha to the 2015 ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan. These theories are rather too far- fetched conside...
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What does Zimbabwe’s election mean; from North America? As the whole world reviews with bated breath on the results of the 31st of July Zimbabwe national elections, within Canada the common question being asked by non-Zimbabweans is whether this was finally President Mugabe’s final curtain call. Due ...
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by Obinna Akukwe The processes of gaining admission into Nigerian universities have been bastardized by the trio of JAMB, respective universities and desperate parents. The once transparent admission process into Nigerian universities has degenerated into a cash and carry fraudulent system devoid of ...
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by Alemu Tafesse The Ethiopian Muslims’ movement, an activism that took too many an observer by surprise when it started, is getting even more promising day by day. It has kept amazing some for its unmatched persistence, size, and visibility. It has startled others for forcefully injecting into the o...
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From GEORGE ONYEJIUWA, Owerri Residents of Nekede, Eziobodo and Ihiagwa communities in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State have threatened to go naked in protest over the terrible condition of roads in the area. The aggrieved villagers, who were mostly women, said they would take to the st...