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Morgan Tsvangirai’s daughter dies

The daughter of late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, 36, died on Monday following a car crash about a month ago.
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Amnesty suspends Zimbabwe branch after fraud probe

Amnesty International on Thursday suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, in the first ever such move by the rights advocacy group.
Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change at a Sunday church service in Harare, Zimbabwe, before polling day. Jerome Delay-AP

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC backs Nelson Chamisa

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has elected Nelson Chamisa unopposed to remain as leader at its first congress since the death of its founder, Morgan Tsvangirai, the party announced Monday.

Zimbabwe president struggles to draw line under brutal crackdown

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed on Tuesday to investigate security forces over their deadly crackdown on protesters, as he has returned to the country and scrambled to fend off a barrage of criticism.
Zimbabwe police fired teargas to disperse a crowd queuing for bread at a shopping centre near central Harare [Philimon Bulawayo-Reuters]

Zimbabwe troops accused of ‘systematic torture’ of protesters

A government-appointed human rights group in Zimbabwe has accused soldiers of using "systematic torture" in a crackdown on protests.
Several people have been killed during protests in Zimbabwe after the government more than doubled the price of fuel overnight.

One confirmed dead, 200 arrested in Zimbabwe riots

One person was killed and over 200 arrested during protests in Harare over fuel price hike and worsening economic conditions, Zimbabwe’s security minister, Owen Ncube, has said.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference at State House in Harare, on August 3, 2018. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. MARCO LONGARI / AFP

Anger as President Mnangagwa raises gas prices in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans reacted with outrage Sunday to a sharp rise in the price of fuel announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a move to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst gasoline shortages in a decade.
Kgalema Motlanthe

Report: Kgalema Motlanthe ‘offers to help end Zimbabwe’s political impasse’

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe - who headed the post election violence probe in Zimbabwe - has reportedly offered to mediate between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa in attempts to remedy a political impasse in that country.
Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change at a Sunday church service in Harare, Zimbabwe, before polling day. Jerome Delay-AP

Zimbabwe opposition leader denies involvement in post election violence

Zimbabwe's opposition leader distanced his party Monday from post-election protests on August 1 in which six people were killed and several others wounded after soldiers opened fire.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference at State House in Harare, on August 3, 2018. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. MARCO LONGARI / AFP

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony by two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections.

Zimbabwe crisis: Opposition lawmaker calls for Emmerson Mnangagwa’s impeachment

A Zimbabwean opposition lawmaker has reportedly called for the impeachment of President Emmerson Mnangagwa amid a worsening economic crisis facing the southern African country.

Emmerson Mnangagwa begs the west to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly urged the west to lift sanctions against his country while the United States government continued to set stringent terms for their removal.
Zimbabwean opposition lawmakers on Tuesday walked out on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s State of the Nation address to parliament

Zimbabwe’s opposition lawmakers walk out on President Mnangagwa address

Zimbabwean opposition lawmakers on Tuesday walked out on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s State of the Nation address to parliament.

Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe

The death toll in Zimbabwe’s cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media said Sunday, as the health minister announced new antibiotics were being used after the disease strain was found to be resistant to some drugs.
Chief Justice Luke Malaba

Zimbabwe parliament ‘apologises’ to chief justice after being booed by opposition lawmakers

Zimbabwe's national assembly has apologised to Chief Justice Luke Malaba after he was reportedly "heckled and booed" by opposition party lawmakers as he entered the national assembly this week to swear-in parliamentary speaker Jacob Mudenda and other presiding officers.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa (C,L) of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC) speaks during a press conference at the MDC headquarters in Harare, on July 25, 2018 ahead of Zimbabwe's presidential election. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on July 25 said Zimbabwe's presidential election was set to be fraudulent and accused election authorities of bias, but said his MDC party would not boycott the vote. The vote on July 30 is "on path to be determined as a fraud election," he said, adding that the Zimbabwe Election Commission was "biased and has lost the confidence of the people of Zimbabwe./ AFP PHOTO / Zinyange AUNTONY

Zimbabwe opposition to call off ‘inauguration’ due to cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC party on Friday called off plans to hold a mock inauguration to name its leader Nelson Chamisa as the country’s president after public gatherings were banned due to a cholera outbreak.
Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change at a Sunday church service in Harare, Zimbabwe, before polling day. Jerome Delay-AP

Zimbabwe’s MDC postpones Nelson Chamisa’s ‘inauguration’ following police ban

Zimbabwean police have blocked the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change party from holding its 19th anniversary celebrations this Saturday due to a cholera outbreak that authorities say has claimed at least 25 lives in the southern African country.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 21, 2018 Zimbabwe main opposition party Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa gestures as he addresses a crowd of supporters during an election campaign rally at White City stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court on August 22, 2018 began to hear an opposition petition seeking to overturn the presidential election result, in a legal challenge seen as unlikely to succeed despite allegations of vote fraud. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has accused the ruling ZANU-PF party and the election commission of rigging the July 30 vote, Zimbabwe's first poll since the ousting of Robert Mugabe last year./ AFP PHOTO / ZINYANGE AUNTONY

Zimbabwe opposition leader to be inaugurated as ‘people’s president’

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change says its leader Nelson Chamisa will be symbolically inaugurated on Saturday as the “People’s President,” in spite of the fact he lost the July election.

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