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WORLD VIEWS: Zimbabwe’s Elections to Save Robert Mugabe’s Legacy

WORLD VIEWS: Zimbabwe’s Elections to Save Robert Mugabe’s Legacy

  By Blessing Vava | The AfricaPaper Zimbabwe’s veteran leader Robert Mugabe seeks a fresh five-year mandate in today’s elections. Mugabe held campaign rallies in almost all the country’s 10 provinces to drum up support for himself and his party, which has been in power since independence from the British in 1980. Lessons But this […]

Zimbabwe Ends Voting

Zimbabwe  Ends Voting

By Brian Latham, Franz Wild and Godfrey Marawanyika | Harare Harare – Most Zimbabwean polling stations closed in an election that will decide whether President Robert Mugabe will extend his 33-year rule amid claims by his opponents that a flawed electoral roll threatened a free vote. Both Mugabe, 89, and his main challenger, Morgan Tsvangirai, […]

The more things change… Sierra Leone’s 2012 elections

The more things change… Sierra Leone’s 2012 elections

By Jonathan Bhalla and Sareta Ashraph “…Electricity!” London & Freetown – In the late 1980s, a common joke told on the streets of Freetown was: “What did Sierra Leoneans read by before they had candles? … Electricity!” By then, life expectancy in Sierra Leone was one of the lowest in the world. Infant mortality was […]

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