Top Africa stories: Chamisa falls on stage, Mali's Spiderman

2018-06-19 08:17

WATCH: Video of MDC's Chamisa falling on stage goes viral on social media

A video of a stage collapsing on the Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa during a rally in Hwange, has gone viral on social media.

According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, the poorly constructed platform of about a metre high succumbed to the weight of at least 10 party members on stage.

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Chamisa managed to hold his balance as the rest toppled over off their feet.  

Nelson Chamisa

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Zim war vets: MDC's Chamisa 'is slowly turning himself into little Mugabe'

Zimbabwe's war veterans’ leader, Victor Matemadanda, has reportedly claimed that the opposition Movement for democratic Change (MDC) Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa's political approaches are turning him into a "smaller version of former president Robert Mugabe".

According to the state-owned Sunday Mail, Matemadanda blasted Chamisa saying he was becoming a younger version of Mugabe as he was trying to bribe the 1970s freedom fighters in "exchange for political support".

He said the ex-liberation fighters were not for sale and would never be a personal force of any leader as they were not "mercenaries".

Nelson Chamisa

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WATCH: Hong Kong student explores Tanzania's wildlife

Watch this travel video by Victor from Hong Kong. He was with friends on a student exchange in Tanzania. After their English class, he went on a trip with a camera - to discover the local African wildlife.

According to, various kind of animals are founbf in Tanzania. These include zebras, elephants, wildebeests, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, dik-diks, gazelles, elands and kudus.


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Mali's 'real life Spiderman' returns home to a hero's welcome... set to meet president – report

The Malian migrant dubbed "Spiderman" following his heroic action in saving a small boy hanging in a balcony in Paris is expected to meet with Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Monday.

According to BBC, Mamadou Gassam returned to a hero's welcome when he landed at his home country over the weekend.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

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Zimbabwe's split opposition helping Mugabe's successor to victory

Zimbabwe's divided opposition could bolster the long ruling party's chances of victory after failing to forge a solid coalition for the country's first elections without Robert Mugabe.

Twenty-three candidates - the highest number in the country's election history - are in the running for the presidential race after haggling over the allocation of parliamentary seats, scuttling a plan by the opposition to form a united front in general elections due on July 30.

But the real battle is seen to be between the ruling Zanu-PF and the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the party which has posed the most formidable challenge to Zanu-PF's grip on power.

Robert Mugabe

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'Zanu-PF is a peaceful party but don't dare us… we'll finish you,' Mnangagwa warns opposition

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly promised to stick to his pledge for a peaceful election, but has also said that his party would not take lightly to provocation by opposition parties.

According to New, Mnangagwa said this while speaking to his supporters in Masvingo over the weekend. 

"We (Zanu-PF) are people who are humble. We have humility, we have respect, but our respect and warmness should not be regarded as a weakness because if you dare us, we will finish with you.

"And you will know that we cannot be messed around with. When things go bad, we are equal to the task," Mnangagwa was quoted as saying.

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