[The Herald] A record 23 people yesterday successfully filed nomination papers to contest as presidential candidates in the July 30 harmonised elections. The record figure, the highest since independence in 1980, has been described by political analysts as a sign of mature democracy and the opening up of political space by President Mnangagwa’s new dispensation.
[The Herald] The forthcoming elections offer an opportunity to redefine and rebuild the country with Zanu-PF as the only party of hope, President Mnangagwa said yesterday. President Mnangagwa, who is also Zanu-PF First Secretary, said this while addressing the ruling party’s Central Committee at Zanu-PF Headquarters in Harare.
[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia has been rocked by a series of protests over the past four years These rallied against public corruption, the economic marginalisation of some ethnic groups, and youth unemployment.
[Guardian] Jalingo -The outcome of the just concluded congresses of the Taraba State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which was characterised by pockets of controversies, is threatening the party’s dream for the state.
[The Herald] CHIEF Justice Luke Malaba said the formation of a political party is not an income generating project hence upstart political outfits must not burden the courts with claims of a share from the election campaign fund awarded in terms of the Political Parties (Finance) Act.
[Premium Times] Members of the nPDP bloc in the All Progressives Congress (APC), have said they will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari before deciding whether to leave or stay in the party.
[The Herald] THE President is obliged by the law to proclaim dates for the harmonised election within the prescribed period and neither a court of law nor any individual, for whatever reason, can stop him from performing such a mandatory function, Chief Justice Luke Malaba has ruled.
[The Herald] Former Zanu-PF national political commissar and G40 kingpin Mr Saviour Kasukuwere returned home yesterday after spending six months and six days in self-imposed exile. He fled the country last November alongside other G40 cabalists, Professor Jonathan Moyo and Mr Patrick Zhuwao, who remain in exile.
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has retaliated that he will contest in the 2019 presidential elections, snubbing his critics who say he is old to continue ruling the country.
[New Zimbabwe] FORMER ZBC presenter Eric Knight recently joined Zanu PF’s structures in the United Kingdom, the ruling party confirmed this week, adding that “don’t be surprised to see him deployed publicly soon”.