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Zimbabwe opposition chief eyes ‘Obama effect’ in historic poll

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader and presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa believes he will ride a wave of youthful optimism to election victory, emulating Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau.

Zimbabwe’s contested voter roll a key battleground

Padded out with babies, dead people and phantom voters, Zimbabwe's electoral roll has long been a contentious feature of its elections and is accused of being the rotten core of vote rigging.

General Chiwenga: President Mnangagwa has achieved ‘a lot’ in a short space of time

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has urged Zimbabweans to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the forthcoming elections, saying he is the only one capable of turning around the country's moribund economy.

Tendai Biti: Zimbabwe elections critical for economic growth

Zimbabwe’s elections scheduled to take place this year will be the most important in a generation and critical to restoring democracy and economic growth in the southern African nation that has been dominated by one party since independence in 1980, said opposition politician Tendai Biti.

Festus Keyamo: Why I accepted President Buhari’s campaign appointment

Festus Keyamo, Lagos-based lawyer, says he accepted the appointment to be spokesman of the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari because the president is “an approximation” of the values he cherishes and has fought for in his life”.

Zimbabwe opposition fires deputy leader ahead of key polls

Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Friday fired its deputy president and two other senior officials on misconduct charges, stoking fears of a split in the party ahead of key elections in July, a month after the death of founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Zimbabwe: ‘Charismatic’ lawyer and pastor Nelson Chamisa to challenge military-backed Emmerson Mnangagwa

Ahead of Zimbabwe's crucial elections this year, the biggest opposition party has selected a charismatic lawyer and pastor to challenge the military-backed president in the first vote without former leader Robert Mugabe in decades.

Reports: Zimbabwe’s opposition applauds Emmerson Mnangagwa ‘in a rare tribute’

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has reportedly paid tribute to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government for its role in burying the late Morgan Tsvangirai last month.

‘Panic’ as Robert Mugabe appears to back new Zimbabwe opposition

Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling Zanu-PF in this year's election.

Nelson Chamisa to fight Zimbabwe polls for opposition party

Zimbabwe's main opposition on Thursday named a former youth activist, Nelson Chamisa, as its candidate for upcoming presidential polls, the party's first major test since the death of its charismatic leader and the ouster of Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe’s MDC spokesperson quits amid mounting succession battles after Morgan Tsvangirai’s death

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party's spokesperson Obert Gutu, has reportedly quit amid growing succession battles.

Evan Mawarire: Zimbabwe elections may be rigged

A prominent Zimbabwean activist voiced doubt on Tuesday that upcoming elections - the first since Robert Mugabe's ouster - will be credible, as the new president's commitment to basic rights was still unclear.

Zimbabwean opposition leader buried in rural home

Thousands of people in Zimbabwe have gathered for the burial of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death from cancer exacerbated divisions within a movement preparing for elections this year.

Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai to be laid to rest in his rural home

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to be laid to rest on Tuesday in his rural home village of Buhera.

Zimbabwe remembers Morgan Tsvangirai, the ‘doyen of democracy’

Thousands of Zimbabweans and foreign mourners took to the streets of Harare on Monday to pay tribute to Zimbabwe's iconic opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died after a battle with cancer.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa praises late Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe´s president on Sunday praised opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai who died last week as an outstanding political figure in the country.

Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa sees deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s family

Zimbabwe's president Sunday visited the home of deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pay condolences to his family and to urge unity as power struggles within the opposition have heightened tensions.

Morgan Tsvangirai’s body arrives in Zimbabwe to a rapturous welcome

Hundreds thronged Zimbabwe’s main airport on Saturday as the body of opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai, who died of cancer in neighbouring South Africa, arrived home for burial.

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