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Church offers to mediate Zimbabwe election dispute

CAPE TOWN (CNS): “We have offered to mediate any election disputes as well as broader concerns,” Father Frederick Chiromba, secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference said on August 6 after six people were killed in violence that followed a disputed presidential election.
 
Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner on July 30, but opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, disputed the result and said he will challenge it in court.
 

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Africa is not a media image

HONG KONG (SE): The world spent the days following November 15 with the international media fixated on the silent coup in Zimbabwe, in which the military took control of the government and set in motion a process that quickly saw the man regarded as the great liberationist when he became the first prime minister of the newly independent country in 1980, threatened with impeachment to the cheering of his own political party and huge crowds in the street.
 

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