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Violence Flares in Zimbabwe as Mugabe Readies Election Bid

Political violence has flared in Zimbabwe as the southern African nation gears up for elections next year that may see a united opposition seek to end President Robert Mugabe’s near four-decade rule. The Zimbabwe Peace Project recorded attacks on 745 people last month, up from 435 in July. The ruling […]

Zimbabwe dares to dream of life after Mugabe

Robert Mugabe is 93 years old, and ailing. What might happen after he dies is a source of hope but also deep anxiety in his troubled country Daniel Mugabe was waiting for his first customers of the day amid the 1,000-year-old ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the former capital of one […]

Mugabe’s health ‘may derail 2018 elections’

Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe‘s health and the ongoing factional fights within his ruling Zanu-PF party may derail the country’s 2018 elections, a political analyst Ibbo Mandaza has reportedly said. According to New Zimbabwe, Mandaza, who is also a published, said this while opening a two day media stakeholders’ […]

Zimbabwe opposition rejects post-Mugabe coalition deal-making

HARARE, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said on Wednesday it had no plans to join factions of the ruling ZANU-PF party to form a national unity coalition after the eventual death of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. A Reuters investigation this week revealed that Vice-President […]