Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe | A subdued Zimbabwe inaugurates Mnangagwa again after vote

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe on Sunday inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as a country recently jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. The military-backed President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who again took the oath of … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | A subdued Zimbabwe inaugurates Mnangagwa again after vote

HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: Zimbabwe president’s inauguration set for Sunday

HARARE, Zimbabwe— The Latest on Zimbabwe’s disputed presidential election (all times local): 6 p.m. A spokesman for Zimbabwe’s ruling party says the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be on Sunday after the constitutional court upheld his election win. Paul Mangwana says the daylong event at the National Sports Stadium in the capital, Harare, will … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | The Latest: Zimbabwe president’s inauguration set for Sunday

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe court unanimously upholds president’s election win

HARARE, Zimbabwe  — Zimbabwe’s constitutional court on Friday unanimously upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s narrow victory in last month’s historic election after the opposition alleged vote-rigging, saying “sufficient and credible evidence” had not been produced. That means the inauguration will be held within 48 hours as Zimbabwe moves into a new era after Robert Mugabe’s 37-year … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe court unanimously upholds president’s election win

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe court to rule Friday on opposition’s vote challenge

HARARE, Zimbabwe  — Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court said it will rule on Friday after hearing the main opposition party’s challenge to the results of last month’s presidential election, the first without longtime leader Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Police barricaded streets in the capital, Harare, on Wednesday amid high tensions over the case which will decide … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe court to rule Friday on opposition’s vote challenge

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in court

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s main opposition party on Friday was filing a legal challenge to the results of the country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Lawyers for the Movement for Democratic Change party arrived at court less than an hour before the deadline to submit papers alleging the July 30 vote was … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in court

U.S. Department of State News: Recent Events in Zimbabwe

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States government is gravely concerned by credible reports of numerous detentions, beatings, and other abuses of Zimbabweans over the past week, particularly targeting opposition activists.  There should be no role for violence, intimidation, or harassment in the new Zimbabwe. We are also deeply … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Recent Events in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe opposition leader charged after asylum bid fails

HARARE, Zimbabwe— Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti on Thursday was charged with inciting public violence and declaring unofficial election results as fears grew about a government crackdown following the disputed July 30 election. The court appearance followed dramatic events in which Biti fled to Zambia, was denied asylum and was handed over to Zimbabwean … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe opposition leader charged after asylum bid fails