Top Africa stories: Zanu-PF marches for peace, Ebola, Uganda

2018-06-07 08:12
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PICS: Zimbabwe ruling party backers march for peace ahead of vote

A small crowd of supporters of Zimbabwe's ruling party have marched for peace in the capital, a day after the opposition rallied thousands to demand electoral reforms.

Zimbabwe holds presidential elections on July 30. It will be the first vote without the participation of former leader Robert Mugabe since independence from white minority rule in 1980.

The ruling Zanu-PF party, which has been accused of using violence and fraud in previous elections, called the march a departure from the past.

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Zanu-PF supporters to march for President Mnangagwa – report

Supporters of Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party are reportedly expected to march in the capital Harare on Wednesday, in solidarity with President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

According to NewsDay, Harare provincial chairperson, Godwin Gomwe, said that everything was set for the march.

"We are going ahead as planned, nothing has changed in terms of the message for the solidarity march...," Gomwe was quoted a saying.

This comes a day after the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance held its hugely-attended peaceful march demanding the implementation of electoral reforms.

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Woman, 23, sentenced for faking own kidnap to test husband's love – report

A 23-year-old woman has been found guilty by a court in Kampala, Uganda after she staged her own kidnapping to test her husband's love for her.

According to Daily Monitor, Aminah Mirembe was ordered to pay a fine of Shs 300 000 ($80) or serve a prison sentence of one year.

"…the convict is hereby sentenced to a fine of Shs 300 000 and in defaulting, she should be imprisoned for one-year," magistrate Patrick Talisuna was quoted as saying.

The report said that Mirembe on May 26 gave police in Kampala false information that she had been kidnapped and that her abductors were demanding ransom of Shs 500 000.

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At least 5.5 million register to vote in Zim – report

At least 5.5 million people have registered to vote in the forthcoming general elections in Zimbabwe, the country's electoral body has reportedly said.

According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said that more than 200 000 new voters were registered during the voters' inspection period.   

ZEC chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba said that the electoral body was now collating information from provinces after the registration closed last Friday, to come up with a final voters roll.

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Nigerian lawmakers warn Buhari over security, corruption

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday faced a threat of impeachment after lawmakers issued a raft of demands over security and corruption in a deepening rift with the executive.

Both chambers of parliament said the National Assembly "will not hesitate to (invoke) its constitutional powers if nothing is done," in a clear warning to the 75-year-old leader.

Buhari, elected in 2015 on pledges of defeating Boko Haram insurgents and fighting endemic corruption, is under pressure on both fronts as he looks towards re-election next February.

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2 new Ebola deaths in DRC, bringing total to 27

Two more people have died of Ebola in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the toll to 27 in nearly a month, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Of the two deaths, one occurred in the remote area of Bikoro, where the first cases were declared on May 8, and was confirmed by lab tests, it said.

The other was reported from the area of Iboko, but the family were refusing to allow doctors to take a blood sample to test for Ebola, it said.

Fifty-eight Ebola cases have been recorded as of June 4, it said.

Ebola, a type of haemorrhagic fever, is notorious for its high fatality rate and extreme symptoms, which can include internal and external bleeding.

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