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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa moves to stop Chamisa's election court challenge

Zimbabwean President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference in Harare, Friday, Aug, 3, 2018. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has filed submissions in the country's highest court opposing a court challenge to his victory by main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, one of Mnangagwa's lawyers said on Wednesday (August 15).

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S.Africa’s Ramaphosa proposes new sovereign wealth fund: party officials

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a media conference at the end of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 27, 2018. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPASouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has proposed setting up a sovereign wealth fund to help boost economic growth, and his ruling African National Congress (ANC) backs the plan, two senior party officials said on Tuesday.

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South Africa's Eskom reaches "in principle" wage deal with unions

A street light burns daytime outside a glass office building in Johannesburg Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. Photo: AP Photo/Denis FarrellSouth African power utility Eskom and trade unions reached an "in principle" wage deal, the company said late on Wednesday, potentially ending weeks of tense negotiations that have lead to power outages in Africa's most industrialised economy.

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Zimbabwe wakes to Mnangagwa victory after presidential election

Supporters of Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa celebrate in Harare, Friday, Aug, 3, 2018. Photo: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAOn the streets of Zimbabwe's capital Harare opposition supporters said on Friday (August 3) they were disappointed with the victory of Emmerson Mnangagwa the morning after the country's election results were announced.

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Zimbabwe's voters stick with Mugabe's old party

Police block dozens of opposition party supporters from entering the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission offices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Zimbabwe's ruling party has won a majority of seats in Parliament, the electoral commission announced Wednesday, as the country braced for the first official results of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)/XTM101/18213349901145/1808011204 Authors: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPA

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF has won a majority of seats in parliament, official results say, setting the stage for Emmerson Mnangagwa to win the presidency. 

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Zimbabweans optimistic of change after elections

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa leaves the polling station after casting his vote for the presidential elections at the Sherwood Primary School in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, Monday July 30, 2018. Photo:Jerome Delay/AP/SIPAAs vote counting continued in Zimbabwe this morning following a peaceful election day, residents expressed optimism about the pending results and said they hoped to see real change.

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