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There has been an outrage over a statement by Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangagwa has sparked outrage after he gave a stark warning to opposition figures and human rights campaigners amid growing uproar over corruption and economic mismanagement.

In a televised address on Tuesday, the president said those who promote hate and disharmony will never win. He said bad apples that have attempted to divide the people and weaken Zimbabawe systems will be flushed out. The president also condemned what he called, the machinations of destructive, terrorist opposition groupings.

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His speech has raised concerns about repression. Mnangagwa said “security services will continue to carry out their duties with appropriate astuteness and resolve.

Mnagawa has been facing growing global criticism following arrests of opposition members. Many have already been arrested during protests.

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Zimbabwe’s economy has been on the slide, the government blaming that on acts of economic aggression, currency manipulation and western sanctions.

More than 100 prominent African writers have signed a petition calling for Zimbabwe to be suspended from the African Union and the southern African regional bloc.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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