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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 31, 2018 Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister and MDC Alliance member Tendai Biti (C) greets supporters outside the MDC Alliance's headquarters in Harare. Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was arrested as he tried to flee to neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, his lawyer said on August 8, 2018. Biti allegedly faces charges for inciting violence over the disputed result of last week's elections. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe opposition official Tendai Biti convicted of false declaration

A Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party's leader won disputed elections held in July.
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.
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Report: Zimbabwe’s former finance minister Biti implicated in $30 million scam

Zimbabwe's former finance minister Tendai Biti is reportedly under investigation by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) for allegedly instructing the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) to deposit over $30m into two banks which have since collapsed.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa smiles in the garden of The State House in Harare on August 3, 2018, at the end of a press conference. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Zimbabwe president challenges opposition petition against his election victory

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has filed submissions in the country’s highest court opposing a court challenge to his victory by main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, one of Mnangagwa’s lawyers said on Wednesday.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a rally in Bulawayo 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 / ZINYANGE AUNTONY

Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa’s scarf feature in MDC election results court challenge

Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results of the country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging "gross mathematical errors" and calling for a fresh vote or a declaration that their candidate Nelson Chamisa was the winner.
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 lodges appeal against election result

Zimbabwe’s MDC opposition party lodged a court bid Friday to overturn the results of presidential elections that it alleges were rigged to ensure victory for Robert Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 31, 2018 Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister and MDC Alliance member Tendai Biti (C) greets supporters outside the MDC Alliance's headquarters in Harare. Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was arrested as he tried to flee to neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, his lawyer said on August 8, 2018. Biti allegedly faces charges for inciting violence over the disputed result of last week's elections. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Top Zimbabwe opponent bailed after Zambia asylum bid

Western governments and the UN expressed alarm Thursday as top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti appeared in court after a dramatic attempt to flee to neighbouring Zambia and claim asylum.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 31, 2018 Former Zimbabwean Finance Minister and MDC Alliance member Tendai Biti (C) greets supporters outside the MDC Alliance's headquarters in Harare. Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was arrested as he tried to flee to neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, his lawyer said on August 8, 2018. Biti allegedly faces charges for inciting violence over the disputed result of last week's elections. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

US condemns Zambia’s repatriation of Zimbabwe’s asylum-seeker

The U.S. has said it was deeply concerned that Zambia chose to hand over former Minister of Finance, Tendai Biti, to the Zimbabwean authorities and in the face of a reported Zambian court order blocking his expulsion from Zambia.

Zambia deports MDC’s Tendai Biti to Zimbabwe

Zambia has deported senior Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti to Zimbabwe in defiance of a court order, his lawyer has said.
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Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti denied asylum, being deported

A top Zimbabwean opposition official fled to Zambia on Wednesday but was denied asylum and is expected to face arrest at home as concerns rise over a government crackdown after last week's disputed presidential election.

Zambia denies Zimbabwe opposition figure asylum

Human Rights Watch says Zimbabwe senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been denied asylum in Zambia and is being deported to Zimbabwe shortly.
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Senior Zimbabwe opposition leader Tendai Biti arrested at border

Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was arrested as he tried to flee to neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, his lawyer said Wednesday, allegedly on charges of inciting violence over the disputed election result.
Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change at a Sunday church service in Harare, Zimbabwe, before polling day. Jerome Delay-AP

Zimbabwe police investigate opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, others

A lawyer in Zimbabwe says police are investigating opposition presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and others for allegedly inciting violence.
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

Tensions brew in Zimbabwe as opposition disputes election results

Tension is growing in Zimbabwe after the country’s main opposition party said it will dispute official election results showing that the ruling Zanu-PF party is headed for a two-thirds majority in parliament.
Elmar Brok

EU to report on Zimbabwe election as country awaits results

EU observers are expected to give their report on Zimbabwe's presidential election Wednesday as the country waits impatiently for results of the first vote since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power.
Election officials tally presidential candidates ballots during counting operations for Zimbabwe's general election at the David Livingston Primary school in central Harare on July 30, 2018. Voting closed in Zimbabwe's first election since the former president was ousted after 37 years in power as observers warned of possible shortcomings in July 30's landmark poll. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARI

Tense count as Zimbabwe opposition claim election victory

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC party on Tuesday claimed victory in the country's historic elections, setting the scene for a showdown with the ruling ZANU-PF that has held power since independence in 1980.

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.

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