[New Zimbabwe] While the MDC-T appears to be trapped in a succession wrangle pitying the party’s three vice presidents (VPs) as they fight to succeed Morgan Tsvangirai whose health has deteriorated as a result of cancer officials insist the veteran opposition leader is the party’s candidate for 2018 elections.
[HRW] Today, Ethiopia’s ruling coalition announced it would release political prisoners and close the infamous Maekelawi detention center in the capital, Addis Ababa.
[New Zimbabwe] People must “not steal” while those who externalised money must take advantage of the ultimatum to bring the loot back into the country before the window closes, first lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa, has said.
[Vanguard] Ex-football superstar George Weah was announced the winner on Thursday of Liberia’s presidential run-off, beating Vice President Joseph Boakai in the first democratic transfer of power in decades following two devastating civil wars.
[News24Wire] The deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit his fresh representations to the National Prosecuting Authority has been extended to the end of January.
[The Source] Britain could extend financial support to Zimbabwe to help stabilize its economy and clear its debts with international lenders but such support will be linked to ‘democratic progress, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said.
[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe has a new leader. Robert Mugabe is out. His former ally turned rival, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is in
[Kubatana.net] We, the undersigned civil society organisations based and working in Zimbabwe welcome the peaceful and smooth transition in the presidium currently underway in Zimbabwe.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberian government has issued a stinging rebuke of Mr. Allan White, the former chief prosecutor of former President Charles Ghankay Taylor, linking the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf-led government to support to the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change and football legend George Manneh Weah.
[African Arguments] Keeping the incumbent party in office may be difficult to bear, but hope that the opposition will bring change may also be misplaced.