UK and US express concern on post-election violence in Zimbabwe. The US has gone a step further, stating that it was reviewing Zimbabwe’s election results.
Zimbabwe’s incumbent Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, popularly known as the ‘Crocodile’ for his leadership of the “crocodile gang” back in the 60s and eventually for his political shrewdness, has won presidential polls.
Zimbabweans vote in first post-coup elections. The general elections mark a turning point in the country’s political history. The spectre of Mugabe’s rule hovers over all.
African Heads of State, who are currently all male, have an average age of 64.32 years. This situation appears to be at odds with the demographics in Africa as the continent’s population is youthful.
Abiy Ahmed stands as a new dawn for Ethiopia’s democracy. He is beginning to be seen as a beacon of hope for the future of democracy, peace and stability in Africa and beyond.
The amount of lives lost because of third-termist drives is appalling. Africans cannot keep losing their lives so that a few can enjoy power. Africa’s development cannot continue to be held hostage by these few.
It is an open secret that France is still the colonial master of its former colonies. It has never wished for its former colonies to be independent as it totally relies on their resources to remain relevant.
The evidence we uncovered in this study showed that patrimonialism as the style of politics, the types of elections, the type of electoral system and election administration are the main causes of election violence in Africa.
It is glaring that President Ramaphosa declined to mention South Africa reaching out to the rest of Africa. South Africa’s internal problems are clearly the ONLY priority. Charity begins at home.
Zuma showed some political maturity in his speech. He recognised the supremacy of the people of South Africa whose interest all holders of public office must defend and submitted himself to the supreme law of the land.