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>> There have been two explosive attacks at separate political rallies across Africa. One an apparent assassination attempt on the president of Zimbabwe.>> Yes, it exploded a few inches away from me, but it is not my time.>> And the other blast hit a crowd near the Ethiopian prime minister.
Both leaders are unhurt, but there are scores of casualties. The attack in Ethiopia wounded at least 154 people and killed 1. It happened when a man threw a grenade just after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had finished speaking.>> This is a day that Ethiopia has become proud!
>> This footage shows confusion ensuing. You can see some people fleeing while others seem not to realize what's happened. The second attack happened at a Zimbabwe sports stadium where President Emmerson Mnangagwa had made an address. The explosion occurred near the president as he waved to supporters. It's not yet clear how many were injured, but several of his staff are reported among the wounded.
There's no evidence that the two incidents are linked, and the motives are still unknown, but both men are facing sweeping changes to their countries. In Ethiopia, the new prime minister has only been in office for two months, but he's pressed big reforms, including a sudden move towards peace with their neighbor and rival Eritrea.
They've been locked in a military buildup for two decades following a war that killed tens of thousands. Meanwhile in Zimbabwe, President Mnangagwa is getting ready for the first election his country's had without his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, at the top. Mugabe had ruled for 30 years before he was forced from office last year.