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As DRC Prepares for Historic Election, Voters Remain Skeptical of Voting Machines

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Elections

As a long-awaited presidential election looms in DRC, voters speculate about the country’s new electronic voting machines: Can a change in technology bring change to the system?

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First Came the Vote, Then the Bullets

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ConflictElections

Doubts about Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections drove many opposition supporters into the streets to protest, and the military promptly cracked down on the unrest. The bullets fired on those days have left lasting damage.

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Ugandan Presidential Hopeful Faces Uphill Battle After 32 Years of Museveni’s Rule

Region: Uganda

Topics: ElectionsPolitics

Fear of change, as well as a legendarily corrupt political system, will challenge Sam Lyomoki, a member of the nation’s ruling party. His proposals include a streamlining of Parliament and assurances of public access to health, education and utilities.

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Zimbabwe’s Elections Have Many New Parties, but Parties Have Little Money

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Elections

Zimbabwe is readying for the country’s first post-Mugabe elections, and plenty of new parties have sprung up to compete. There’s just one problem: The parties are having trouble finding money to join the race.

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Nelson Chamisa: The Challenger

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Elections

At 40 years old and head of the main opposition bloc, Nelson Chamisa is the face of the Movement For Democratic Change Alliance in Zimbabwe. But he has called into question whether the country’s electoral commission has correctly prepared the ballot for the July 30 presidential election – and he says he won’t participate until his concerns are addressed.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa: The Winner

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Elections

Sitting President Emmerson Mnangagwa led a military intervention against longtime President Robert Mugabe, but he also served for years as Mugabe’s top deputy. Now, Zimbabweans going to the polls wonder which Mnangagwa they’re voting for.

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With Election Days Away, Zimbabweans Hope New President Will Bring New Jobs

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Elections

Under former President Robert Mugabe, who was ousted from office in November after nearly four decades of authoritarian rule, Zimbabwe’s economy fell apart so badly that economists today are challenged even to calculate the country’s astronomical unemployment rate. With structural problems and long-standing friction between the country’s major population groups, presidential candidates and citizens alike are wondering how to address the persistent lack of jobs.

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Joice Mujuru: The Fighter

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Elections

She fought in Zimbabwe’s war for independence and served as vice president for a decade, but her checkered past leads some to doubt her fitness for the highest office.

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Presidential Candidates Zero in on Zimbabwe’s Faltering Education System

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EducationElections

Former President Robert Mugabe promised radical change and improvement for education in Zimbabwe, but his 37-year rule bequeathed a system that still leaves most students unable to pass state exams. Candidates in the July 30 presidential election are offering a broad spectrum of policies to raise the quality of education in Zimbabwe.

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Noah Manyika: The Expat

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Elections

Pastor Noah Manyika has lived most of his adult life in the United States, but he has come home to Zimbabwe to run for president in July’s elections. Reminding his compatriots that he went to school shoeless, Manyika is putting Zimbabwe’s poor at the center of his campaign.

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