African observer missions have endorsed Monday’s elections as complying with regional standards, but urged more reforms to end suspicion and improve transparency.  Four observer teams - the SADC Election Observer Mission, the AU Observer Mission, Comesa and the SADC Parliamentary...
Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the July 30 election, dismissing opposition leader Nelson Chamisa’s application to overturn the poll. An inauguration will now be held on Sunday, as required by law. A detailed ruling will be...
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe police on Wednesday arrested former finance minister and opposition politician Tendai Biti as he tried to cross the border and seek asylum in neighbouring Zambia, his lawyer said. Biti, whose party formed an election alliance with...
THREE people died in Harare on Wednesday as post-election violence erupted in the capital, which escalated with the intervention of the military. “The Zimbabwe Republic Police would like to confirm the unfortunate death of three people during the riots which...
WHILE President Emmerson Mnangagwa just squeaked through in the July 30 election, securing 50.67% of the vote, his ZANU-PF party took a commanding 69% of the contested 210 parliamentary seats. This immediately raised questions. Is the president considerably less popular...
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) must deliver a credible election as it is key to economic recovery, a grouping of Zimbabwean CEOs has said. ZEC, under fire from the opposition for its handling of preparations for Monday’s election, must work...
FORMER South African President Kgalema Motlanthe will chair a seven-member commission of inquiry into Zimbabwe’s post-election violence. Seven people were left dead following a military crackdown on opposition protesters in Harare on August 1, tainting an election that had been...
THE police say they will not allow any public gatherings in Harare following an outbreak of cholera in the capital, throwing into doubt a major opposition rally planned for Saturday, where Nelson Chamisa was to be installed as the...
The Americans may not have been too pleased with Zimbabwe’s 2018 election, but one American company profited from it. Ipsidy, a New York-based firm that specialises in biometric identification technology, earned the majority of its revenue from a controversial deal...
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