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Zimbabwe election: Mugabe successor ‘would only serve one term’, daughter says, as country prepares for vote

Zimbabwe election: Mugabe successor ‘would only serve one term’, daughter says, as country prepares for vote

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s acting president, will only serve one term in office if he wins in the impending election, his daughter has revealed, as the rival candidates held their last round of rallies before the country goes to the historic polls on Monday. “He knows that mistakes were made in the past and in …

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Ex-Catalan Chief Back in Belgium, Meets Successor

Ex-Catalan Chief Back in Belgium, Meets Successor

BRUSSELS —  Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has returned to Belgium to drum up support for Catalonia’s separatist movement after Spain’s bid to extradite him on rebellion charges from Germany failed. Puigdemont arrived in Brussels Saturday morning and shook hands with the current regional president of Catalonia, Quim Torra, who …

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As Cambodia’s Election Nears, Ruling Party Seeks to Win War for Legitimacy

As Cambodia’s Election Nears, Ruling Party Seeks to Win War for Legitimacy

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA —  Despite the absence of Cambodia’s main opposition party from Sunday’s elections, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party has not rested on its laurels, maintaining a strong presence during the campaign, both on social media and in the streets. Unlike the scenes in 2013, when tens of thousands …

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Zimbabwe election: Mugabe successor vies for power with young rival who modelled campaign on Trump

Zimbabwe election: Mugabe successor vies for power with young rival who modelled campaign on Trump

More than 4,500 observers from 42 countries are set to watch Zimbabwe’s historic elections, being held on Monday, in which the outcome will have widespread repercussions not just for this fractured country but across the region. The international dimension is very much in evidence in the run-up to the first polls, …

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Mr President, I am renouncing my Nigerian citizenship and this is why

Mr President, I am renouncing my Nigerian citizenship and this is why

Biafra has, say its supporters, an incontrovertible claim to self-determination. Today it sits within the south-east of modern Nigeria. Previously, it was an independent nation but was subsumed into the Nigerian state when the British amalgamated a number of their West African colonies, largely for administrative convenience. On Nigerian independence …

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Khan Wins Pakistan Election, Will Have to Form Coalition

Khan Wins Pakistan Election, Will Have to Form Coalition

Pakistan’s Election Commission said Friday former sports-celebrity-turned politician, Imran Khan, is the winner of the parliamentary election, but his party failed to win enough votes for an outright majority and will have to form a coalition government. The announcement came hours after Khan had declared his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PT) party …

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