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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

Report: Zimbabwean leader Mnangagwa to embark on ‘thank you’ rallies

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly lined up nationwide "thank you" tours after being voted the country’s president in the just ended disputed polls.

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa vows post-vote violence probe

Zimbabwe’s newly sworn-in President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed Sunday to open a probe into violence which followed the country’s first election since strongman Robert Mugabe was ousted from power.

US urges all Zimbabwe’s parties to respect constitution

The United States has urged all parties in Zimbabwe’s electoral dispute to respect the country’s constitution and the rule of law.
A supporter of Zimbabwean opposition MDC Alliance push a barrel in front of a fire in Harare on August 1, 2018, as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country's election. Protests in Zimbabwe's historic elections turned bloody on August 1 as a man was shot dead during demonstrations over alleged vote fraud and the president appealed for calm. The man died after soldiers fired live ammunition during opposition protests in downtown Harare, AFP reporters saw./ AFP PHOTO / Luis TATO

US regrets Zimbabwe post elections’ violence

The U.S. has expressed regret over Zimbabwe’s general election and what it termed the disproportionate use of force by the security forces in responding to the violence.
International journalists and observers were ordered to leave a press conference for Nelson Chamisa. MARCO LONGARI- AFP

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa condemns riot police interruption of press event

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who narrowly won re-election as the president of Zimbabwe in a poll followed by violence and political tension, has condemned a move by riot police to break up a news conference held by his unsuccessful challenger, Nelson Chamisa.
Paul Mangwana - Zanu-PF

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF signals presidential win

Zimbabwe's ruling party is signaling victory in the presidential election and telling the opposition that "we should all lose graciously."

China calls Zimbabwe’s election ‘orderly’

China is calling Zimbabwe's election "orderly" and urges Zimbabweans to maintain peace and stability after Wednesday's violence in the capital left three people dead.
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General

Post-election violence: UN warns Zimbabwe to exercise restraint

The UN has called on Zimbabwe’s leaders to reject any form of violence after reported attacks on demonstrators protesting election results in the country, which have left three people dead.
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

EU mission notes flaws in Zimbabwe election

The European Union observer mission says "a truly level playing field was not achieved" in Zimbabwe's election as the country awaits the results of the presidential vote.
Zimbabwe - Election - Emmeson Mnangagwa - Reuters

Zimbabwe counts votes after historic post-Robert Mugabe polls

Counting was under way Tuesday in Zimbabwe after a strong turnout in the first election since long-ruling leader Robert Mugabe was ousted from power.
Elmar Brok

EU: Zimbabwe election ‘totally disorganised’

Zimbabwe’s election, the first since the removal of Robert Mugabe in a de facto coup last year, has in some cases been “very smooth”, in others “totally disorganised”, the European Union chief observer said on Monday, with voting still under way.
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 warns urban vote blocked

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader warns that "there seems to be a deliberate attempt to suppress and frustrate the urban vote."
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 votes to cheers

Piercing whistles and cheers have greeted Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa as he votes in the country's historic election.

Zimbabwe’s tainted election authority under fire again

Nothing would demonstrate that Zimbabwe has entered a new era since Robert Mugabe's ousting more than a clean election.

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.

Zimbabwe opposition chief warns of flawed vote

Zimbabwe's historic election on Monday is likely to be flawed and the opposition will launch peaceful protests if President Emmerson Mnangagwa wins in a disputed vote, the country's main opposition leader said on Friday in an interview with The Associated Press.
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 leader says poll threatened by fraud

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Wednesday said Zimbabwe's election was threatened by fraud and accused electoral authorities of bias, but said his MDC party would not boycott the vote.
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba

Report hints at 900 000 ghost-voters in Zim election

With less than two weeks to go until Zimbabweans head to the polls, a further analysis of the voter's roll has shown that as many as 900 000 records may have been tampered with, to influence the results, according to a report by TeamPachedu.

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Adams Oshiomhole: Nobody had clue elections won’t go on

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