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    01-Sep-2014 to 15:46

    Mozambique’s political rivals to have face-to-face meeting

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambican President Armando Guebuza is expected to meet his bitter rival Afonso Dhlakama this week for a first face-to-face in years in a move meant to cement a peace deal to end two years of hostilities and clear the way for elections, according to media reports monitored here Monday.

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    01-Sep-2014 to 10:58

    Namibia: Defence minister surprised by Swapo election verdict

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Defence Minister Nahas Angula, who is also a veteran in Namibia’s governing Swapo, said Monday he was shocked by the outcome of the party’s Electoral College that saw several heavyweights being sidelined.

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    01-Sep-2014 to 09:27

    Namibian press zooms in on Swapo electoral college outcome

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The Namibian press was Monday dominated by the outcome of the ruling Swapo party’s Electoral College that met at the weekend to draw up a list of 96 candidates for National Assembly elections set for October.

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    01-Sep-2014 to 09:19

    Mozambique election campaigns off to a slow start

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique´s 45-day election campaign period began at the weekend with only three contestants unveiling their activities in the run-up to polls set for October 15, APA learns here on Monday.

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    01-Sep-2014 to 08:24

    Mugabe calls emergency meeting to discuss ZANU PF crisis

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called for an emergency meeting this week of the Politburo of his ZANU PF to deal with widening fissures triggered by reports of irregularities during last month’s elections for the party’s youth and women’s wings, state media reported Monday.

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