Politics

2018 Election: Zimbabwe opposition parties want UN to handle 2018 election

2018 Election: Zimbabwe opposition parties want UN to handle 2018 election

Zimbabwe’s opposition parties are demanding United Nations involvement in next year’s presidential election after a preparatory meeting fell apart amid an argument with election officials. Zimbabwe Elections Commission chairperson Rita Makarau walked out Tuesday after accusing the opposition of unfairly targeting her. The opposition parties have demanded her resignation, saying […]

Mugabe’s Travels Draw Criticism at Home

Mugabe’s Travels Draw Criticism at Home

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s continued travel has been drawing criticism. Reports say he is on the move again, this time he’s flown to a conference in Mauritius. This is the fourth international trip the president has made in just 19 days and it’s getting some Zimbabweans upset. On social media, […]

2018 Election: More Thumbs Down for Biometric Voting

2018 Election: More Thumbs Down for Biometric Voting

Opposition political parties have added their voice to growing calls for the abandonment of biometric voter registration (BVR) amid concerns the system could be prone to manipulation by hostile nations and untenable due to the country’s low Internet penetration. Lawyers and academics were the first to raise the red flag […]

Mugabe gives more land to ex-freedom fighters ahead of 2018 vote

Mugabe gives more land to ex-freedom fighters ahead of 2018 vote

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is promising to give more land to the country’s former freedom fighters, telling those who have not yet benefitted from his land programme to “indicate” which farms they prefer, ahead of next year’s elections. War collaborators, former political detainees and restrictees are also set to benefit. […]