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Report: 24 bodies retrieved from flooded Zimbabwe gold mine

Rescue workers retrieved 24 bodies and eight survivors on Saturday from two flooded gold mines in Zimbabwe where officials fear dozens more illegal miners are still trapped, state television reported.
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Gas tank explosion kills 42 passengers

At least 42 passengers have been confirmed dead, Zimbabwe police said on Friday, after a suspected gas tank exploded on a bus, with pictures showing the burnt-out wreckage of the vehicle.

Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law granted $30 bail on kidnapping charge

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe's son-in-law Simba Chikore, who is facing kidnapping charges, has reportedly been granted $30 bail by a Harare magistrate and ordered not to interfere with witnesses.
John Mahama

Commonwealth observers urge Zimbabwe electoral commission to release full results

The Commonwealth Observer Group for Zimbabwe’s general elections has urged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to release the elections results as soon as possible.

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa calls for independent investigation of violent crackdown on protesters

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe said on Thursday he has been talking to opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to try to defuse tension over the Monday presidential election after violent clashes on the streets of Harare.
John Mahama

Commonwealth accuses Zimbabwe security of using excessive force to break up protests

The Commonwealth’s observer mission on Thursday accused Zimbabwe’s security services of using excessive force to break up protests in Harare over Monday’s presidential election.

Nelson Chamisa: It’s impossible for Zanu-PF to change its vote rigging tradition

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa, has criticised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for "failing" to address electoral reforms less than three months before a watershed election.

Zimbabwe truck accident kills 21 – state media

At least 21 people were killed at the weekend when a truck overturned in western Zimbabwe, state media reported on Sunday.

The inside story of Robert Mugabe’s downfall

Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the state broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe.

Morgan Tsvangirai ‘not working with any Zanu-PF faction to oust Robert Mugabe’ – MDC

Zimbabwe's main opposition the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party says it remains "vigilant and consistent", adding that it is not concerned about the ruling Zanu-PF party infighting.

Twitter is still freaking out over Robert Mugabe’s refusal to resign

After seven long terms in office, it seemed over the weekend that the Zimbabwean dictator was finally on his way out.

Zimbabwean army says they’re making ‘significant progress’ in talks for Robert Mugabe’s departure

Zimbabwe's military said on Friday it was making "significant progress" in talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure while it pursues and arrests some allies of the leader and his wife.

Military cordons off presidential seat of power in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean army cordoned off the Presidential seat of power and Parliament Building in the capital while helicopters circled the city centre, after the military announced it had taken over control of all government institutions.

Zimbabwe police on leave told to return to posts

In the wake of the military takeover in Zimbabwe, the national police force has recalled all officers on leave.

Zimbabwe army detains Robert Mugabe, wife Grace

The Zimbabwe army's takeover of the state broadcaster and action against some members of President Robert Mugabe's government has been praised as a "bloodless correction" by the country's war veterans' association.

Zimbabwe military statement in full

Firstly we wish to assure our nation, His Excellency, the president of the republic of Zimbabwe and commander in chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, comrade R G Mugabe and his family, are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed.

Four military tanks seen headed toward Harare

Four military tanks have been spotted heading toward Zimbabwe's capital a day after the military chief warned President Robert Mugabe over purge in the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Ousted Zimbabwe VP Emmerson Mnangagwa ‘may be charged with treason’ – report

Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa could be charged with treason following his expulsion this week on allegations of undermining President Robert Mugabe, 93, a report says.

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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

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Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.