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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa urges unity, pledges post-election violence probe

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa urges unity, pledges post-election violence probeBy MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock HARARE (Reuters) – President Emmerson Mnangagwa called on Friday for Zimbabwe to unite behind him after he was declared winner of national elections, but the opposition leader insisted he had won and said he would use all means necessary to challenge the result. Attempting to sound a conciliatory note, Mnangagwa vowed to be president for all Zimbabweans and declared his rival Nelson Chamisa would have a vital role to play in Zimbabwe’s future. “To Nelson Chamisa, I want to say: you have a crucial role to play in Zimbabwe’s present and its unfolding future.



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Post-election clashes in Zimbabwe turn deadly

Post-election clashes in Zimbabwe turn deadlyProtests in Zimbabwe’s historic elections turned bloody on Wednesday as a man was shot dead during demonstrations over alleged vote fraud and President Emmerson Mnangagwa appealed for calm.



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India's Modi and Pakistan's Khan discuss regional peace in post-election call

India's Modi and Pakistan's Khan discuss regional peace in post-election callBy Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Imran Khan on Monday to congratulate him on his party’s victory in the Pakistan general election, with both men discussing regional peace. It was their first call since Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged victorious from last week’s vote that has been marred by claims of pre-election rigging and irregularities on the day. Khan, widely seen as Pakistan’s prime minister-in-waiting, is now courting independent candidates and minor parties to form a coalition government in a nation that has fought three wars with India.



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At least eleven dead as post-election unrest erupts in Kenya

At least eleven dead as post-election unrest erupts in KenyaBy Katharine Houreld and Maggie Fick NAIROBI/KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan police have killed at least 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums surrounding the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday. Odinga has rejected the poll and its result as “massive” fraud. The eruption of violence has revived memories of a decade ago, when Odinga, now 72, lost an election in controversial circumstances that sparked a wave of political and ethnic unrest in which 1,200 people were killed and 600,000 displaced.



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Kenyan girl shot dead as post-election anger boils

Kenyan girl shot dead as post-election anger boilsBy Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s main monitoring group backed the official result of this week’s ballot on Saturday as opposition anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, leading to two deaths. In Nairobi, a young girl was shot dead by police firing “sporadic shots” at protesters in Mathare, a witness said. The run-down neighbourhood is loyal to opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose party has rejected the results of Tuesday’s vote as a “charade”.



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Kenya since 2007-2008 post-election violence

Kenya since 2007-2008 post-election violenceOn December 27, 2007, outgoing president Mwai Kibaki is proclaimed winner again but his challenger Raila Odinga says the vote was rigged. The epicentre of the violence is the Rift Valley, pitting members of the Kalenjin and Luo ethnic communities, who mainly back Odinga, against their Kikuyu neighbours, to which Kibaki belongs. On February 28, 2008 an internationally-brokered power-sharing agreement is signed under which Kibaki keeps his job and Odinga becomes prime minister.



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