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A journey into Zimbabwe 2018 poll, post election crisis.

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Taking a look back at the July 30 harmonized election in Zimbabwe, the first after the over three decade reign of the revolutiobary turned Prime Mister; Robert Mugabe.

The election date was announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa who took over from the deposed president Mugabe in a November 2017 military take over.



Aside the election of a president, voters were also to vote for lawmakers and for councillors. At the end of proceedings: Emmerson Mnangagwa secured a five-year term in a pool of over twenty candidates whiles Zanu-PF got a two-thirds majority in the legislature.

Tension was however building in the case of presidential results. ZEC, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s failure to release results coupled with opposition claims of tampering built up tension in opposition strongholds.

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A subsequent protest in the capital, Harare, threatened to get out of hand amid burning of tyres and the destruction of property. The police eventually called on the army to help bring the situation under control.

After the initial results declaration, and in the face of an opposition challenge, government agreed to postpone the swearing in of Mnangagwa. The Constitutional Court’s judgment being the final appeal stage of poll petition cleared the way for a swearing in ceremony.

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa was sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on August 26 for his first of possible two five-year tenures. He takes over officially from Robert Gabriel Mugabe, his former boss. It remains to be seen what Mugabe’s future is with the ruling Zanu-PF.

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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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