Ruling Party Primaries Precursor to Bloody General Election – Watchdog

[New Zimbabwe] Claims of vote rigging, violence and intimidation that rocked Zanu PF’s primary elections could be a precursor to a bloody general election, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has said.

[New Zimbabwe] Claims of vote rigging, violence and intimidation that rocked Zanu PF's primary elections could be a precursor to a bloody general election, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa Condemns Use of Police in Party Poll

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday described the use of police officers and other security agencies in the management of zanu-pf primary elections by some aspiring candidates as a violation of law and said the practice must stop forthwith. The …

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday described the use of police officers and other security agencies in the management of zanu-pf primary elections by some aspiring candidates as a violation of law and said the practice must stop forthwith. The Head of State and Government, who is also the zanu-pf First Secretary and President, said the conflation of party and State institutions had no room in the new dispensation.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Journalist Undeterred by Threats to Press Freedom

[VOA] Ethiopian authorities have arrested journalist Eskinder Nega nine times on charges that include treason, terrorism, and genocide. But Nega tells VOA the abuse won’t stop him from writing critically about the government.

[VOA] Ethiopian authorities have arrested journalist Eskinder Nega nine times on charges that include treason, terrorism, and genocide. But Nega tells VOA the abuse won't stop him from writing critically about the government.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Scandal Hits Anglican Church as Priest Accused of Rape

[Monitor] The devil is rumoured to be at work as the Anglican Church leaders in Luweero Diocese try to deal with a sex scandal which has left a high ranking priest and a lay reader charged with aggravated defilement.

[Monitor] The devil is rumoured to be at work as the Anglican Church leaders in Luweero Diocese try to deal with a sex scandal which has left a high ranking priest and a lay reader charged with aggravated defilement.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Militants Attack Libyan Election Commission, 12 Killed

[VOA] Libyan officials say an attack on the country’s electoral commission in the capital Tripoli has killed at least 12 people. At least one of the attackers blew himself up inside while other militants stormed the building. Islamic State has claimed …

[VOA] Libyan officials say an attack on the country's electoral commission in the capital Tripoli has killed at least 12 people. At least one of the attackers blew himself up inside while other militants stormed the building. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Amisom Courts Somalis With ‘Soft Power’ Tactics

[Monitor] Mogadishu -The African Union Peace-keeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has shifted operational tactic from military engagement to talking with communities in order to win hearts of Somalis.

[Monitor] Mogadishu -The African Union Peace-keeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has shifted operational tactic from military engagement to talking with communities in order to win hearts of Somalis.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

EU to Assist 7,831 Nigerian Returnees From Libya

[Premium Times] The European Union (EU) says it has so far facilitated the safe return of about 7,720 Nigerians who voluntary accepted the opportunity to be ferried back home last month from Libya and other places abroad.

[Premium Times] The European Union (EU) says it has so far facilitated the safe return of about 7,720 Nigerians who voluntary accepted the opportunity to be ferried back home last month from Libya and other places abroad.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya