Top Africa stories: MDC warns govt over Chamisa arrest, Kenyan priest

2018-11-23 07:39

'Arresting Chamisa would be the biggest mistake,' MDC warns Mnangagwa's govt

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) youth leader has reportedly warned that the southern African country would be turned into a war zone if party president Nelson Chamisa is arrested.

Happymore Chidziva said this after acting officer commanding (crime) Harare, Detective Chief Inspector Edmore Runganga told the commission of inquiry into the August 1 shootings last week that they were now close to arresting Chamisa for inciting violence that led to the deadly military crackdown, which left six people dead.

On August 1, armed soldiers were deployed in the capital, Harare, to suppress a protest against delays in announcing results of the country's first elections without former ruler Robert Mugabe.

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Mnangagwa takes first 'thank you' rally to Mugabe's home area – report

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reportedly planning to take his first "thank you" rally to former president Robert Mugabe's home area in Mashonaland West, three days after the first anniversary of the nonagenarian's resignation.

Mugabe stepped down as the southern African nation's leader on November 21 last year, following a brief military intervention.

According to NewsDay, Mashonaland West provincial chairperson and Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told a provincial co-ordinating committee meeting last week that the rally would be a celebration of the demise of Generation 40 (G40) cabal, which was a faction within the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Emmerson Mnangagwa

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Gunmen attack western Libya oil site, production unchanged

Libya's oil company says eight gunmen attacked a substation of its southwestern Sharara oilfield but no employees were hurt and production was unaffected.

Wednesday's statement from the National Oil Corporation says the attackers stole three company vehicles and mobile phones in the assault, which took place on Tuesday. Management of the subsidiary running the site, Akakus, along with security teams and regional authorities are seeking out the perpetrators.

The company says the attack "serves to show the ongoing need for heightened security at NOC and subsidiary facilities," adding that oil sector remains a plush target for thieves.


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Kenyan priest killed in Cameroon's anglophone region: church

A Kenyan priest was killed in francophone Cameroon's volatile English-speaking Southwest region where violence has surged after separatists declared an independent state, church sources told AFP on Thursday.

"A Kenyan priest was shot dead in Kembong yesterday," one source said.

"There was no fighting, he was in the... church in Kembong when he was killed," another official said in Buea, capital of the Southwest.

The church suggested the priest may have been killed by the military.


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 Zim war vets power struggles 'weakening Mnangagwa's power base' - report

Power struggles within the Zimbabwe National Libertaion War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) are reportedly weakening President Emmerson Mnangagwa's power base, as they played a key role to his political ascendancy last year. 

According to Daily News, tensions within the 1970s freedom fighters were over resources.

An unnamed official within ZNLWVA said that there were donations, which were given to the former combatants towards the removal of ex-president Robert Mugabe last year.

The resources, however, had not reached all the war veterans, hence the infighting.

Emmerson Mnangagwa

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