Zimbabwe opposition leader rejects ruling upholding election result

Zimbabwe opposition leader rejects ruling upholding election result

Nelson Chamisa insisted “change is coming”, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa prepared for his inauguration.

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Zimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in court

Zimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in court

The Movement for Democratic Change is alleging irregularities and calling for a fresh vote or for Nelson Chamisa to be declared the winner.

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Zimbabwe opposition politician seeking asylum following arrest

Zimbabwe opposition politician seeking asylum following arrest

Tendai Biti, a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party, has since been released and is on Zambian soil seeking asylum.

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Zimbabwe opposition politician arrested; Opposition still to file court challenge against election result

Zimbabwe opposition politician arrested; Opposition still to file court challenge against election result

Tendai Biti is a leading member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party.

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Zimbabwe opposition leader says vote was stolen by Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe opposition leader says vote was stolen by Mnangagwa

Nelson Chamisa declared a ‘day of mourning for democracy’ and claimed the vote was rigged.

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Zimbabwe police break up opposition event amid election turmoil

Zimbabwe police break up opposition event amid election turmoil

The electoral commission declared Emmerson Mnangagwa was the winner of this week’s poll.

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Harare calm as Zimbabwe opposition claims their election agents were denied access to verify ‘fake' election results

Harare calm as Zimbabwe opposition claims their election agents were denied access to verify ‘fake' election results

President Emmerson Mnangagwa urged Zimbabweans to stay peaceful after being declared the winner of a tight election.

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Zimbabwe rivals both claim election victory as death toll mounts

Zimbabwe rivals both claim election victory as death toll mounts

Six people were killed when police and army fired live rounds to disperse a protest.

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Zimbabwe leaders urges opposition to ‘lose graciously’ as frustrated voters say Zanu-PF 'have to go'

Zimbabwe leaders urges opposition to ‘lose graciously’ as frustrated voters say Zanu-PF 'have to go'

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said his government was in touch with main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa in an attempt to ease tensions.

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Zimbabwean leader contacts opposition in bid to ease tensions after election violence

Zimbabwean leader contacts opposition in bid to ease tensions after election violence

Police said they requested the military’s help because they were unable to cope.

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Zimbabwe’s president calls for peace amid riots linked to election

Zimbabwe’s president calls for peace amid riots linked to election

Troops had opened fire amid protests questioning the legitimacy of Monday’s vote.

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Zimbabwe’s opposition party will not boycott election despite worries

Zimbabwe’s opposition party will not boycott election despite worries

The MDC coalition’s leader Nelson Chamisa urged voters to embrace change in Monday’s historic vote.

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Two killed in Zimbabwe campaign rally explosion

Two killed in Zimbabwe campaign rally explosion

The explosion in Bulawayo on Saturday has been called an assassination attempt on the president.

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Growing calls for Robert Mugabe to step down and military retain control

Growing calls for Robert Mugabe to step down and military retain control

Robert Mugabe’s main rival have called on Zimbabwe’s president to step down - as the country remains in political limbo.

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Robert Mugabe talks to South African officials to bid to break Zimbabwe deadlock

Robert Mugabe talks to South African officials to bid to break Zimbabwe deadlock

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is meeting a South African delegation at his state house as negotiations pushed for a resolution to the political turmoil and the likely end to his decades-long rule.

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Robert Mugabe fires vice president seen as likely successor

Robert Mugabe fires vice president seen as likely successor

Zimbabwe's vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has been fired in a major government shake-up, the country's information minister has said.

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WHO chief rescinds appointment of Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

WHO chief rescinds appointment of Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador

The head of the World Health Organisation has today rescinded his previous decision to appoint of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador".

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Mugabe: I have mandate to take over white-owned assets

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe claims his party won “a resounding mandate” from voters to complete a sweeping black empowerment programme to take over foreign and white-owned assets.

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Mugabe: Rivals 'can commit suicide if they wish'

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has declared his party will not yield its victory in disputed elections and proclaimed he has disposed of his main political rivals “like garbage.”

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Voting starts in Zimbabwe elections

Voting starts in Zimbabwe elections

Zimbabweans are voting in elections that will determine the future of long-time President Robert Mugabe, who has denied allegations of vote-rigging despite concerns about the credibility of the polls.

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Mugabe leaves for UN amid chaos at home

President Robert Mugabe headed for the UN General Assembly today, leaving Zimbabwe in limbo over a new power-sharing agreement with his political rivals.

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Zimbabwe's power-sharing deal signed

Zimbabwe's power-sharing deal signed

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe and opposition leaders today signed a power-sharing deal that will see him lose some of his all-encompassing pow

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Zimbabwe power-sharing deal to be signed

On paper – and it’s a paper he has yet to sign or even publicly admit exists - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe appears to be acknowledging at last that he cannot rule the African country alone.

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Mugabe monopoly on the line in power-sharing deal

Zimbabwe today looked to be on the brink of an historic power-sharing deal that could finally end Robert Mugabe’s 28-year monopoly on power in the country.

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Mugabe 'should hold new election'

The main opposition leader in Zimbabwe has said that if Robert Mugabe cannot agree at the negotiating table to surrender most of his powers, he should put the decision to his people in a new election, the main opposition leader said.

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Mugabe to convene Zimbabwe parliament

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe intends to open parliament next week for the first time since MPs were elected four months ago, threatening to undermine power-sharing talks.

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Mugabe 'agrees to power-sharing talks'

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe and his fiercest rival opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai are expected to sign an agreement to hold power-sharing talks today.

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Russia and China destroy Mugabe sanctions bid

Russia and China delivered a massive blow to western plans for sanctions against Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian regime, vetoing efforts to step up punitive measures on Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwe: Opposition claims 113 supporters have been killed

Zimbabwe’s opposition party reported today that at least 113 of its members have been killed in political violence since the country held its first round of presidential voting in March.

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Zimbabwe opposition sets conditions for more talks

Zimbabwean government and opposition officials met in South Africa in a bid to find a way out of their country’s troubles following the recent presidential election run-off.

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Talks between Zimbabwean factions 'have resumed'

Zimbabwe’s ruling party and the opposition resumed talks today aimed at resolving the country’s violent political crisis, an official said.

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Mugabe 'ready to form unity govt'

Zimbabwe’s foreign minister says President Robert Mugabe is ready to form a unity government with opposition party members.

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Opposition denies Mugabe party talks

Zimbabwe’s opposition party today denied state media reports that it will hold talks with Robert Mugabe’s ruling party.

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Mugabe back in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has arrived back in Zimbabwe having attended the African Union Summit in Egypt.

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Zimbabwe: 200 seek refuge at US embassy

About 200 opposition supporters have sought refuge at the US embassy in Zimbabwe, the US ambassador said today.

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Tsvangirai demands new mediator for unity talks

Zimbabwe’s political leaders clashed today over whether to talk about how to resolve the country’s crisis as the US called for UN sanctions against President Robert Mugabe and his officials.

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US calls for Mugabe sanctions

The US has called for sanctions against Robert Mugabe's regime in Zimbabwe and demanded that his government immediately begin talks with the opposition to peacefully resolve the country's political crisis.

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EU makes Tsvangirai call

European Union officials today called for Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to be named head of government in any unity government with President Robert Mugabe.

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Mugabe's aide tells critics to 'go hang'

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe shrugged off calls for his resignation today as his chief spokesman told Western critics to “go hang”.

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Mugabe's aide shrugs off poll criticism

A spokesman for Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe today dismissed Western criticism of its widely disputed elections.

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Tsvangirai leaves Dutch Embassy

The Netherlands’ Foreign Ministry said Zimbabwe’s opposition leader has left the Dutch Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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African leaders greet Mugabe with hugs

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was greeted with hugs at an African summit today, a sign that African leaders won’t shun him despite Western demands they take a tough stance over his re-election in a tainted vote.

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Mugabe supporters attack farmers

White farmers protesting over their land being seized were attacked by Robert Mugabe’s supporters the same day he was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president, it emerged today.

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Mugabe seeks credibility at African summit

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe joined an African summit today looking for some political legitimacy after his presidential re-election was condemned around the world.

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Mugabe under pressure to agree power-sharing deal

Robert Mugabe will face pressure from African leaders to agree a power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe today, after claiming victory in an internationally-condemned unopposed election.

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Mugabe to be inaugurated

Robert Mugabe is to be inaugurated as president of Zimbabwe today.

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South Africa sends refugees back to Zimbabwe

The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said South Africa has deported about 450 Zimbabweans from a detention centre on the border.

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Brown: 'Mugabe must be rejected by the world'

Robert Mugabe’s “illegitimate” regime must be rejected by the world, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged today as votes were counted in Zimbabwe’s “sham” election.

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Zimbabwe community calling for action

Zimbabwean people living in Ireland are calling for less talk and more action from the international community.

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Voters intimidated in Zimbabwe election

Roaming bands of government supporters heckled, harassed and threatened people into voting in a run-off election in which Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate, ensuring he will remain in power despite international condemnation of the balloting as a sham.

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G8 leaders refusing to accept result of Zimbabwe election

Foreign ministers from the world's wealthiest nations said today they would not recognise the outcome of the run-off presidential election in Zimbabwe.

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Diplomat to check on Irish in Zimbabwe

Ireland is sending a top diplomat to Zimbabwe to check the welfare of Irish citizens as voters go to the polls in tomorrow’s re-election of president Robert Mugabe.

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Mandela condemns Zimbabwe's 'tragic failure of leadership'

Mandela condemns Zimbabwe's 'tragic failure of leadership'

Robert Mugabe was more isolated than ever today after Nelson Mandela condemned the “tragic failure of leadership” in Zimbabwe.

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Tsvangirai leaves safety of embassy

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai today left his refuge in the Dutch Embassy after fleeing there over the weekend.

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Africa tries to find solution to Zimbabwe impasse

African leaders met today in hope of finding a solution to Zimbabwe, but without one of their most influential members.

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Zimbabwe: UN 'duped' into condemnation of violence

Zimbabwe’s UN ambassador says a US and British-led conspiracy fooled the UN Security Council into concluding the violence gripping his nation has made it impossible to hold a fair presidential election.

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Tsvangirai 'forced to seek refuge from Mugabe's troops'

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was fleeing troops when he took refuge in the Dutch Embassy in Harare, it emerged today.

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UN condemns Zimbabwe violence

Outraged at the turmoil in Zimbabwe, the UN Security Council declared this morning that a fair presidential vote is impossible because of the “campaign of violence” waged by President Robert Mugabe’s government.

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Tsvangirai poll withdrawal 'understandable'

The withdrawal of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai from the presidential run-off election in Zimbabwe is “understandable” as the poll was unlikely to be free and fair, European Union chiefs said today.

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UN chief hits out at Zimbabwe government

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has accused Zimbabwe’s government of preventing free and fair elections and called for an end to “the campaign of violence and intimidation”.

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