Old Threats to New Leaders in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe
Jun 29, 2018 | 07:59 GMT
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- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived separate grenade attacks on June 23, but the failed assassination attempts are unlikely to slow down either leader.
- Abiy will continue to shake up Ethiopia’s status quo through moves such as overtures to archrival Eritrea.
- Mnangagwa will likely move against supporters of former first lady Grace Mugabe’s G40 movement faction as he closes in on victory in July 30 polls.