Top Africa stories: MDC members plot to oust Chamisa, Kenyan mom 'kills self'

2018-08-15 08:04

MDC members plot to topple Nelson Chamisa: report

Some members of the opposition MDC Alliance are plotting to topple leader Nelson Chamisa at the party’s next congress in 2019, a newspaper has reported.

Chamisa narrowly lost the July 30 presidential polls to Emmerson Mnangagwa but has challenged the result, alleging vote rigging.

Chamisa is blamed by some insiders for failing to unite the party, which saw more than one MDC Alliance candidate fielded in some parliamentary constituencies, NewsDay said. 

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Zim won't bow to demand by British MP to remove Chiwenga as VP: minister

Zimbabwe says it won't yield to demands by a prominent British opposition MP for Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to step down.

Writing on Twitter last week Labour MP Kate Hoey said Chiwenga’s removal as vice president and defence minister should be “the very minimum” for Britain, the US and the EU to change their policies on Zimbabwe.

In response Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo said: “Kate is a member of parliament in Britain and she has her liberty and freedom of expression, but that does not mean that is the official position of Britain.”

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Mom 'hangs self', leaves baby crying

A Kenyan woman was reportedly found dead in her house after her one-year-old baby's endless cries alerted neighbours that something might have gone wrong.

According to Daily Nation, the body of Jackline Ngugi, 28, was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her room, in a case of suspected suicide.

The report said that police investigations were under way.

Ngugi had been living alone for the past three years in her house at Fisheries in Kisauni Sub County in Mombasa.

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WATCH: Tunisian fishermen call the EU to rescue migrants like they did

Tunisian fishermen in the coastal town of Zarzi have been rescuing migrants and retrieving the bodies of dead for years. 

Thousands of migrants die yearly trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy as they are crowded onto boats that end up sinking. 

The fisherman rescuing migrants are in constant fear of their lives as they are targeted by Libyan militia groups controlling the trafficking of migrants across this section of the ocean.

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Boy, 14, killed by crocodile while swimming with friends - report

A 14-year-old boy was reportedly killed by a crocodile while swimming with his four friends in Zimbabwe's Midlands province.

According to New, Ali Phiri's uncle confirmed the tragic death

The boy met his untimely death while having a casual swim with his friends, who escaped the jaws of the crocodile by a whisker


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