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Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland massacre haunts Monday’s elections

Thirty-four years later, Ellis Ndlovu still cannot bear to look at the tree in the schoolyard where Zimbabwean soldiers killed her son.
Smoke fills the stage following an explosion at a Zanu pf rally in Bulawayo, Saturday, June, 23, 2018. An explosion rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe’s president was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying he was not hurt and was evacuated from the scene. Witnesses said several people were injured, including a vice president. (Associated Press)

Minister: At least 15 injured in Zimbabwe explosion

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Saturday he narrowly survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally that injured two of his vice-presidents and several party officials.
Injured people are evacuated after an explosion at the stadium in Bulawayo where Zimbabwe President just addressed a rally on June 23, 2018.An AFP correspondent reported multiple injuries but could not immediately give a precise toll after a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally today. Images broadcast on Zimbabwean TV showed scenes of chaos and medics fighting to save those wounded by the blast at the White City stadium in the country's second city Bulawayo. / AFP PHOTO / KEN MAUR / Zimbabwe OUT / DO NOT USE ON TWITTER

Blast rocks Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa’s rally

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally Saturday, while one of his vice-presidents and several other party officials were wounded.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa is ‘afraid of elections’ – ex-minister

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was ousted by a "military coup" that forced his resignation, former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo said in an interview with the BBC broadcast on Thursday.

Zimbabwe’s former VP Phelekezela Mphoko returns home after Robert Mugabe ouster

Zimbabwe's former vice president, who was on a trip abroad during last month's military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's resignation, has returned home, local media reported Saturday.

Emmerson Mnangagwa: The ruthless Crocodile now ruling Zimbabwe

Nicknamed “the Crocodile” for his ruthlessness, Emmerson Mnangagwa who took over Friday as Zimbabwe’s president, is a hardliner with ties to the military who could prove as authoritarian as his mentor Robert Mugabe.

South Africa ‘dangerous’ for Robert Mugabe and wife Grace – report

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace could face serious trouble if they seek refuge in South Africa, as some rights activists could "hound them for crimes" they allegedly committed in both countries.

Emmerson Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe’s ‘Crocodile’ to snap up the top job

Nicknamed "the Crocodile" for his ruthlessness, Emmerson Mnangagwa who will take over as Zimbabwe's next president, is a hardliner with ties to the military who could prove as authoritarian as his mentor Robert Mugabe.

How China helped remove ‘dozing despot’ Robert Mugabe

As he was driven back to his opulent palace in Harare on Tuesday, surrounded by bodyguards in military fatigues and wearing motorcycle helmets, Robert Mugabe had no reason to suspect that his 37-year rule was about to end.

Robert Mugabe’s grip on power tested by sacking of VP Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Robert Mugabe has exerted almost total authority over Zimbabwean politics for decades -- but the sacking of his most senior long-time confidante could spark repercussions beyond his control.

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