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Africa: The only continent where political violence increased in 2020

Militias have increased in numbers and strength, and now outnumber state security forces by four to one

​South Sudanese journalists face threats as political violence escalates

Editorial calling for the resignation of the president and vice-president led to journalist’s arrest.

SADC alarmed by reports of political violence ahead of Zim polls

The increased political violence in Zimbabwe could force the SADC to convene a special summit ahead of the country’s elections.

Code to stem political violence in Zim hailed

A new code of conduct for Zimbabwe's political parties will bar perpetrators of political violence from taking part in electoral processes.

Mugabe calls for an end to political violence

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has asked that political violence be "buried in the past", surprising people at Zimbabwe's independence celebrations.

Political violence ‘remains a serious problem in Zim’

Zimbabwe is not ready for elections, and will not be ready until it has dealt with present and past human rights violations, says Human Rights Watch.

Zimbabwe group reports surge in political violence

Zimbabwe has seen a surge in political violence and intimidation as the government prepares for national elections, an advocacy group said.

Political violence casts pall over Rwanda election

Campaigning for Rwanda's August 9 presidential election begins on Tuesday in a tense atmosphere following a string of attacks.

Mugabe calls for end to political violence

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Friday called for an end to political violence, at the start of a weekend of national prayer.

‘IFP the victim of political violence’

The IFP is the victim of political violence rather than the perpetrator, member of KwaZulu-Natal parliament Blessed Gwala said on Tuesday.

Mantashe blames IFP for political violence

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe on Tuesday laid the blame for violence in northern KwaZulu-Natal at the feet of the Inkatha Freedom Party.

Parties point fingers after political violence

The ANC has denounced incidents of political violence which left several of their members injured after they were shot at and pelted with stones.

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