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Zimbabwe elections: Emerson Mnangagwa declared winner

Incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe's presidential election, according to official results, in a poll marred by deadly violence and opposition allegations of vote rigging. Mnangagwa, of the ruling ZANU-PF party, won 50.8 percent of the votes cast, with his closest rival Nelson Chamisa, of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) alliance,

Zimbabwe elections: death toll rises in post election violence

Electoral commission pressured to release results The number of people killed in Zimbabwe's post-election violence has risen to six, according to the police. The situation in the capital, Harare, remained tense on Thursday, as police raised the death toll in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters from three to six. The electoral

ZANU-PF arty coasts to victory in Zimbabwe polls

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party has won the parliamentary election with 109 seats, gaining a clear majority, according to the Electoral Commission. Al-Jazeera reports that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party managed to win only 41 seats with results for 58 seats still to be announced, the election body said on Wednesday. The

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, dies at 65

Zimbabwe opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who remained an opposition to Robert Mugabe's regime, has died aged 65 after a battle with cancer, party official says. His death on Wednesday night throws uncertainty over his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party less than three months after the army ousted 93-year-old foe from the

The troubled democratic transitions of African liberation movements

By Paul Nantulya Zimbabwe's recent political crisis has provided a lens into the challenges many African countries face in transitioning from their founding liberation movement political structures to genuine, participatory democracies. Zimbabwe’s recent political crisis has provided a lens into the ongoing challenges many African countries face in transitioning from their founding

Breaking: Mugabe falls…

Fired by ZANU-PF party Given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe's ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end

THE FALL: Military chiefs, ZANU-PF may seal Mugabe’s fate today

To reinstate ousted Vice President Mnangagwa Jude Johnson with agency report   The Zimbabwean military chiefs and top hierarchy of the ruling African National Union– Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) will today meet to decide the fate of the embattled President of Robert Mugabe. This may end the leadership impasse that has crippled the South

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