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Nigeria parliament blockade condemned

Nigeria parliament blockadeA blockade of Nigeria’s parliament by security forces preventing lawmakers from entering for up to an hour was done without the presidency’s knowledge, said the acting president who sacked the head of the security agency.

Top Zimbabwe opposition politician arrested

Tendai Biti arrestedFormer Zimabwean finance minister and opposition politician Tendai Biti was detained by police as he tried to cross the border and seek asylum in neighbouring Zambia, his lawyer said.

ISS: Manufacturing dissent – the cost of election propaganda in Zimbabwe

Nelson Chamisa.The response of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, to the defeat of their presidential candidate suggests that its supporters might be victims of their own propaganda. Nelson Chamisa lost with 44.3% of the vote to Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), who garnered 50.8%.


Access to Nigerian parliament temporarily blocked

Nigerian parliament blockedSecurity forces temporarily blocked the entrance to Nigeria’s parliament on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers and others from entering for up to an hour, witnesses said.


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