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Zimbabwe Opposition Lawmakers Walk Out Of Mnangagwa Address

Zimbabwe Opposition Lawmakers Walk Out Of Mnangagwa Address

Zimbabwean opposition lawmakers walked out of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s state of the nation address to parliament on Tuesday, signalling their lingering bitterness after losing a disputed July 30 presidential and parliamentary election. Members of Parliament from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) that is led by Nelson Chamisa heckled Mnangagwa when he started reading his […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Names Team to Probe Soldiers Role in Post-election Violence

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Names Team to Probe Soldiers Role in Post-election Violence

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday named a commission including a South African ex-president and a British human rights lawyer to investigate the death of six people in an army crackdown on post-election protests early this month. In keeping with his earlier promise to get to the bottom of the much criticised army action after […]

Zimbabwe’s President Takes Oath As U.S Censure Hangs Over Vote

Zimbabwe’s President Takes Oath As U.S Censure Hangs Over Vote

Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabwe to unite behind his presidency on Sunday, as he took the oath of office following a divisive election that U.S. observers said had called the country’s democratic credentials into question. The Constitutional Court confirmed Mnangagwa as president on Friday, dismissing a challenge by the man he beat in the July 30 […]

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa Challenges Election Result; Inauguration Halted

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa Challenges Election Result; Inauguration Halted

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, filed a court challenge on Friday against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory, halting Mnangagwa’s planned Sunday inauguration. The first election since Robert Mugabe was forced to resign after a coup in November had been expected to end Zimbabwe’s pariah status and launch an economic recovery but post-election unrest has […]

Bullet-Train Pledge, Splits Cost Zimbabwe Opposition in Vote

Bullet-Train Pledge, Splits Cost Zimbabwe Opposition in Vote

As Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa considers mounting a legal challenge to last week’s election results, he’s also counting the cost of fissures within his alliance and campaign pledges that made him appear out of touch with voters. Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the parliamentary and presidential ballots has left Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change without […]

EU Observers Offer Mixed Picture Of First Zimbabwe Vote Since Mugabe’s Fall

EU Observers Offer Mixed Picture Of First Zimbabwe Vote Since Mugabe’s Fall

Zimbabwe held its first election on Monday since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup and European Union observers said the vote was “very smooth” in some places and “totally disorganised” in others.   President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time ally of Mugabe, faces opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in the vote. Mnangagwa […]

Police Search For Motive After 49 Hurt in Zimbabwe Election Blast

Police Search For Motive After 49 Hurt in Zimbabwe Election Blast

Police said on Sunday 49 people were hurt in the explosion at Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s weekend election rally, with the number expected to rise, but they were still searching for a motive for the blast. Mnangagwa came to power in November after a de facto army coup forced his longtime mentor Robert Mugabe to […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa, Main Rival Sign Up For First Post-Mugabe Election

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa, Main Rival Sign Up For First Post-Mugabe Election

President Emmerson Mnangagwa registered on Thursday for Zimbabwe’s first national elections of the post-Mugabe era, with his main rival Nelson Chamisa hoping to rally younger voters against the generation that won independence. Western governments and investors will be closely watching the July 30 presidential and parliamentary ballots, for which monitors got clearance to deploy for […]

Zimbabwe’s Opposition MDC Party Vows To Revive Economy If It Wins July Election

Zimbabwe’s Opposition MDC Party Vows To Revive Economy If It Wins July Election

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party promised on Thursday to revive the economy if it wins an election in July by cutting taxes, abolishing a quasi-currency “bond note”, joining a regional monetary union and seeking debt relief. The country holds its first vote since Robert Mugabe’s downfall in November after nearly 40 years in power. New President […]

Zimbabwe Grants Some Prisoners Amnesty, Which May Ease Overcrowded Jails

Zimbabwe Grants Some Prisoners Amnesty, Which May Ease Overcrowded Jails

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa ordered an amnesty for prisoners including women who’re not serving life sentences and juveniles, potentially easing overcrowding in the southern African nation’s jails.  

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