Tag: 2018 Election

Zimbabwe minister vows upcoming elections will be free and fair

Zimbabwe minister vows upcoming elections will be free and fair

The highly-anticipated Zimbabwe’s first presidential elections in the post-Robert Mugabe era will be credible, free and fair, the country’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo said on Monday. “Zimbabwe is preparing for harmonised elections around July or August, and we believe that the election is going to be free […]

Zimbabwe will use fingerprint ID technology for its 2018 general elections

Zimbabwe will use fingerprint ID technology for its 2018 general elections

Zimbabwe’s government has announced that it has awarded and signed the contract for the supply of the fingerprint biometric identity solution with American company, Ipsidy. The de-duplication hardware and software solution to be supplied by Ipsidy will include an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (“AFIS”) which will be used in Zimbabwe’s upcoming […]

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

UN throws its support behind Zimbabwe elections

The United Nations on Saturday threw its support behind new elections in Zimbabwe set for July and urged the government to kickstart the African nation’s economy as an “urgent priority”. Achim Steiner, administrator for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was in Harare as part of a three-day trip that […]

Zimbabwe opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) acting President Nelson Chamisa delivers a speech outside the party headquarters Harvest House in Harare, on February 18, 2018.
Zimbabwe’s president on Sunday praised opposition icon Morgan Tsvangirai who died last week as an outstanding political figure who had endured political hardship and deserved his place in the country's history. / AFP PHOTO / ZINYANGE AUNTONY

Chamisa to challenge Mnangagwa in Zim polls

Zimbabwe’s main opposition on Thursday named a former youth activist, Nelson Chamisa, as its candidate for upcoming presidential polls, the party’s first major test since the death of its charismatic leader. Chamisa, 40, becomes the Movement for Democratic Change’s electoral champion after veteran leader Morgan Tsvangirai died of cancer on 14 […]