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  • Zimbabwe opposition tries to form united front to oust Mugabe

    Zimbabwe opposition tries to form united front to oust Mugabe

    Zimbabwe’s bishops have called on the government to honor the nation’s constitution and allow full media access to the country’s opposition parties in the buildup to the 2018 elections, in which President Robert Mugabe will seek to extend his 37-year rule over the country. The bishops also urged all Zimbabweans to reject violence ahead of the poll, adding it was necessary for the state and the citizenry to “promote national unity, peace and stability.”

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  • Term limits battle in Uganda draws ambiguous line from religious leaders

    Term limits battle in Uganda draws ambiguous line from religious leaders

    Proposals to scrap a presidential age limit in Uganda, and allow President Yoweri Museveni – who has ruled since 1986 – to seek re-election in 2021. The issue has divided the nation, including religious leaders.

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  • Burundi bishops call for national dialogue to avert renewed civil war

    Burundi bishops call for national dialogue to avert renewed civil war

    Earlier this month, a United Nations inquiry claimed that crimes against humanity are being committed in Burundi. The report said killings, torture, sexual violence, degrading treatment, enforced disappearances and arbitrary arrests have been taking place since the controversial 2015 election. The bishops said in a statement, “We want to once again insist on the inclusive dialogue that must be prioritized for the greater interest of the nation and with a view to blocking the way to all those who choose the path of war.”

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