Zimbabwe:Election Budget U.S.$50 Million Short – But Commission Says It’s Ready

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Elections Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba told legislators this Thursday that the poll agency is ready for elections despite having a $50 million funding shortfall.

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Kenya:U.S. Gravely Concerned About Odinga’s ‘Self-Inauguration’

[VOA] The United States expressed grave concerns Thursday about Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga’s “self-inauguration” and rejected actions that undermine Kenya’s Constitution and the rule of law, while urging the government to respect freedom of expression and implement court orders calling for restoration of television broadcasts.

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