Nairobi: Emmerson Mnangwagwa, whose political obituary was being written a fortnight ago, was preparing to return to Zimbabwe on Tuesday night to take over as the country's president. Having served the briefest of exiles in South Africa, Mnangagwa will be sworn in as leader of an interim unity government as early as today, said Zanu-PF, the ruling party.
Boris Johnson was thrust into a political storm in Kenya on Tuesday after he appeared to become the first senior foreign official to endorse President Uhuru Kenyatta’s controversial re-election. The Foreign Secretary handed the Kenyan government a diplomatic coup after he broke ranks with his western counterparts by offering Mr Kenyatta his congratulations in a telephone call on Monday, according to officials in Nairobi.
Since Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963 it has faced moments of crisis that have threatened its reputation as one of Africa’s most stable countries. An attempted coup, terrorist attacks and a low-level Islamist insurgency in the northeast have unsteadied the state in recent decades. Sporadic outbursts of ethnic violence, usually connected to Kenya’s penchant for dubious presidential elections, have proved harder to navigate.
Out of the mouths of babes. #kenya. Before people jump on me I would also add: great athletes, great wildlife, a sense of humour, the friendliness of rural Kenyans, the side-hustle and mandazi. https://t.co/pbMaF4hdhy
Jonathan Moyo is tweeting again. There are suggestions that he and other G40 leaders, including Kasukuwere, flew out to Mozambique today, presumably into exile. Perhaps part of the deal to get Mugabe to go. https://t.co/CiDDRhkUW0
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