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Zanu-PF sweeps 72% of Zimbabwe’s National Assembly.

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Zimbabwe’s ruling party since 1980, Zanu-PF, won an absolute majority of seats in the National Assembly in Monday’s parliamentary elections, according to official partial results announced Wednesday.

Out of 153 constituencies whose results have been compiled, “Zanu-PF gets 110 seats, while the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) gets 41 seats,” announced the state broadcaster ZBC, citing the results of the election commission.



The National Assembly has a total of 210 seats. The Zanu-PF is therefore already guaranteed an absolute majority in the lower house.

None of the parties reacted immediately to these results.

But the day before, the MDC had claimed victory in Monday’s general election.

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The information obtained by my representatives on the ground is extremely positive ,The presidential results have not yet been announced. The ZEC has warned that they may only be available on Friday or Saturday, raising the MDC’s worst concerns that the commission is trying to rig the presidential results.

Voters turned out en masse on Monday for the first post-Mugabe general elections.

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Nigerian President Buhari Warns Ballot box snatchers to value their lives

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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned those planning to snatch ballot boxes during the elections to desist or pay with his or her life if caught.



President Buhari who stated this at the opening session of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caucus meeting in Abuja, on Monday, said that such act would be the last unlawful act the person will be brought to book.

Meanwhile, the governors of Imo, Rochas Okorocha and Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun were conspicuously absent at the meeting.

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Buhari who said he is confident that he has garnered enough supporters having gone round the country to campaign, urged party members to reassure their constituents to come out and vote on the rescheduled dates.

While urging party agents to watch out for the party interests at the polling units the president said that he has directed security agencies to identify hot spots and be ready to move should they suspect any attempts to cause problems by thugs across the country irrespective of party affiliations.

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DR Congo blame Unending Ebola Outbreak on Violence , Community Mistrust.

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DR Congo Ministry of Health spokesperson Jessica Ilunga has declared that violence and community mistrust have continued to hamper all efforts to control and end the fresh Ebola outbreak, which started Aug. 1.



Though according to the World Health Organization the number of new Ebola cases has dropped slightly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as there are 33% fewer cases to date in February compared with the same time period in December per STAT’s Helen Branswell, but some experts warn Axios that there remain signs that this outbreak is far from over.

Meanwhile, some experts warn that, that doesn’t mean the world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is yet under control, and in fact it could simply be moving to new areas of the sprawling country.

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Johns Hopkins’ public health expert Jennifer Nuzzo maintains there are several reasons people should continue to view this outbreak as a cause for concern.

However, Nuzzo said Congo needs more than money from the international community and the U.S. in particular. Safety concerns have largely caused the CDC to limit its Ebola experts to the capital city of Kinshasa, where some have returned after being evacuated during an uptick in election-related violence, Nuzzo added that Now is the time for the U.S. to send them into the field.

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