SWAPO leader Hage Geingob, former dentist and lawyer Panduleni Itula, PDM member McHenry Venaani, and Esther Muinjangue, the first woman to run for president, are the candidates for Wednesday’s election.
Chadema, the main opposition party, as well as five other smaller parties are boycotting the local government elections.
An official said no survivors were expected from a small plane believed to have been carrying 19 passengers and crew.
Our neighbour to the northwest goes to the polls on Wednesday.
This is the latest arrest amid a wider crackdown on dissent in the country.
Chiwenga, who led the ousting of late Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe last year, is suffering from an undisclosed ailment.

At least 24 killed in landslide following torrential rains in Kenya

Rescue efforts have been delayed because roads have been cut and bridges closed after streams turned into raging torrents.

Zimbabweans outraged as pres wants to name 8 roads after himself

Twitterati didn’t hold back in universal condemnation of the planned move, calling it the work of a ‘despot’ and an ’emperor of dust’.

Zim police beat opposition supporters after rally ban

The violence came as Zimbabweans grow more frustrated over their country’s shattered economy and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s failure to deliver on promises.

24 Mali soldiers and 17 jihadists die in clashes in east

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to take decisions “in the coming weeks” on how France can help tackle jihadist violence in the Sahel.

Zim on China aid: We are working on establishing a ‘common accounting position’

It seems the difference in the figures is due to the two countries using different accounting methods.

Zim transgender woman wins compensation for illegal detention

Homosexuality and transgender are generally frowned upon in Zimbabwe.

SA banks clear Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe in Botswana saga but she still fears for her life

The businesswoman had been accused of being a signatory on bank accounts valued at more than $10 billion.

Violence feared as Nigerians vote in state elections

Bayelsa has been ruled by the main opposition since 1999.

Mozambique’s top court rejects Renamo’s poll challenge

Last week, the European Union also cast doubt on the credibility on the results, saying its observers detected several ‘irregularities and malpractices’.

Zimbabwe issues fresh banknotes to ease cash shortages

‘As long as we have inflation in triple digits and still going up, the new currency will not hold,’ an independent economic analyst says.

Drought-hit Zimbabwe to move thousands of animals

At least 120 elephants have already died over the past two months as the country grapples with one of the worst droughts in its history.

EU casts doubt on credibility of Mozambique election

Among the irregularities were ‘ballot-box stuffing, multiple voting…and altering of polling station results with the fraudulent addition of extra votes’.

WATCH: King Mswati slammed for showing Swazis ‘middle finger’ as 79 BMWs delivered to eSwatini

The country’s main opposition party says it’s time Swazis fight for what is rightfully theirs.

Botswana lifts Prophet Bushiri’s visa restrictions

The restriction meant that, unlike other citizens of Malawi, Bushiri would have to apply for a visa every time he entered the country.

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