Top Africa stories: Zim war veterans, Chamisa vows mass protests

2018-10-30 08:02

War veterans besiege Zim ruling party HQ: report

War veterans besieged Zimbabwe's ruling party headquarters at the weekend, demanding the sacking of top officials recently given full-time posts there after they were retired from cabinet, a newspaper said.

The war veterans on Saturday tried to confiscate keys to the offices of some of the officials, reports the private Daily News

The war veterans accused the officials, including former home affairs minister, Obert Mpofu, former health minister David Parirenyatwa and former defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi of trying to undermine President Emmerson Mnangagwa "and engaging in corrupt activities".

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'We'll show Mnangagwa the power that people have,' says Chamisa as he vows mass protests against Zim govt

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has reportedly said that his party is planning mass protests to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa out of power.

According to The Standard newspaper, Chamisa said this during his party's 19th anniversary celebrations in Harare over the weekend.

"We are going to be organising ourselves internally, then we go to programmes that we want to do throughout the country from next week.

"I will be going to every area where I will be setting out the plan, something big in this country — hold your cards on the intended march to State House from this venue.

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WATCH: Woman, 21, fights malaria with soap in Uganda

As a child, Joan Nalubega, 21, was frequently ill from malaria - prompting her to tackle Uganda's number one infectious disease killer through a long-lasting mosquito-repellent soap.

"As a I was a child, I used ti face malaria a lot as a disease. So I grew up with this inspiration to come up with an intervention to prevent malaria," said Nalubega.

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Experts warn of 'coming turbulence' as Africa fails to create jobs for booming youth

A new report says African nations are failing to create enough jobs for a booming young population even as some countries have seen strong economic growth.

The latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance sounds a warning for a continent where the sub-Saharan population is projected to double by 2050.

The report released on Monday says Africa's overall GDP has risen nearly 40% over the past decade but the continent's average score for sustainable economic opportunity has increased just a fraction of 1 percent.

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Gabon official websites hacked: Anonymous group

The Anonymous hackers collective on Sunday claimed it hacked into more than 70 Gabon government websites, as part of what it called a campaign against dictatorships.

Government sites including the ministries of communications and the civil service were inaccessible on Sunday, as were the websites of at least 30 other institutions.

The presidency website continued to function as normal.

"Huge surprise attack against the government of Gabon today," read a message on a Twitter account close to the Anonymous group.

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