Hours before Mnangagwa’s inauguration, the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute said the country lacked a “tolerant democratic culture” in which political parties were treated equally and citizens allowed to vote freely.
“When he was made president after Mugabe was ousted I thought he did a lot of the right things – reaching out to mend relations with Botswana, approaching the commonwealth for readmission ... But the rhetoric has to be backed up concrete actions.”
"To all my colleagues (losing presidential candidates) and other political parties who contested in the just-ended harmonized elections, especially those represented in parliament, I exhort us to commit ourselves collectively to develop out motherland ..."
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed also said the World Bank "soon" plans to provide $1 billion in direct budgetary assistance, a sign of confidence after years of unrest in Africa's second most populous nation. Such assistance stopped after the disputed 2005 elections.
McCain’s plane was shot down during a combat mission over Vietnam in 1967. He spent 5½ years in captivity, including two years in solitary confinement, and was subjected to frequent beatings and torture that left a permanent disability.
While the ruling Zanu-PF party celebrated its court victory, the opposition MDC Alliance which lodged the formal challenge to President Mnangagwa’s July 30th election victory, alleging that the election was rigged, was not.
In his tweet, which claimed that some white farmers are being killed as happened in Zimbabwe, President Trump wrote: “I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers.