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A Subdued Zimbabwe Inaugurates Emmerson Mnangagwa Again

A Subdued Zimbabwe Inaugurates Emmerson Mnangagwa Again

HARARE — 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 office, […]

EU, U.K. Broker Zim crisis talks Talks; Chamisa may be offered State salary?

EU, U.K. Broker Zim crisis talks Talks; Chamisa may be offered State salary?

European and British diplomats proposed the creation of a U.K.-style parliamentary opposition structure in Zimbabwe to reduce political tensions after last month’s disputed presidential election. EU and U.K. emissaries met senior members of the ruling party and the opposition in the past 10 days to discuss the proposals, according to three people familiar with the […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa wants the Con-Court to declare him the winner

Emmerson Mnangagwa wants the Con-Court to declare him the winner

HARARE – President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa wants the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) to declare him the winner of the hotly-disputed July 30 poll, and to disregard opposition leader Nelson Chamisa’s legal action which he says is merely intended to delay his inauguration. This comes as the Con-Court will tomorrow hold a televised hearing to determine whether Chamisa […]

African states give Zimbabwe Electoral Commission thumbs up

African states give Zimbabwe Electoral Commission thumbs up

Barely three weeks after the July 30 harmonised elections, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and Zimbabwe at large, are already receiving accolades from fellow African countries for conducting the recent polls in a professional manner. Further, the countries are keen to learn from ZEC with a view to implementing the experiences in their own electoral […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa blocks live ConCourt internet streaming

Emmerson Mnangagwa blocks live ConCourt internet streaming

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Zimbabwe Judicial Services Commission and ZBC TV have successfully filed papers to block an application by the Media Institute of Southern Africa(MISA) to have the Presidential Election petition streamed live on the internet. This happened days after the state-run TV broadcaster, ZBC TV, was granted sole rights to beam live the […]

Prophet Makandiwa says, ‘Danger knocking on Zimbabwe doors’

Prophet Makandiwa says, ‘Danger knocking on Zimbabwe doors’

Popular United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa yesterday, called on Zimbabweans to exercise the highest level of restraint and continue praying for peace to prevail in the coming days saying ‘danger’ is knocking on the nation’s door steps. Speaking to thousands of congregants at the UFI church in Chitungwiza, in a candid […]

Arrests of Lawmakers Spark Deadly Riots in Uganda

Arrests of Lawmakers Spark Deadly Riots in Uganda

One person died and five others were injured when police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse a demonstration. The protesters were angry at the alleged torture of detained lawmakers, including pop star Bobi Wine. Ugandan police said on Sunday one person was killed in riots over the arrests of opposition lawmakers near capital Kampala. […]

Zanu-PF powerful in parliament, but not absolute

Zanu-PF powerful in parliament, but not absolute

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has published the list of elected Members of Parliament (MPs) from the just ended polls, with ZANU PF emerging strong in the country’s ninth House of Assembly since independence. Of the 270 total seats, ZANU PF has the total of 180 seats translating to two-thirds, followed by MDC-Alliance with 87 […]

ED Mnangagwa threatens judges, Chamisa, ahead of Constitutional Court hearing

ED Mnangagwa threatens judges, Chamisa, ahead of Constitutional Court hearing

Zimbabwe’s President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has indirectly threatened his contestant, and the judges who are to rule in the court application made by MDC-Alliance president Nelson Chamisa challenging his win. Through a clause in his heads of arguments Mnangagwa said people must be aware of the consequences of having anything to do with the petition challenging […]

Did Ziyambi use non-existent law to bar Advocate Gauntlett?

Did Ziyambi use non-existent law to bar Advocate Gauntlett?

Nelson Chamisa was dealt a body blow on Monday when Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi declined his request to draft-in top South African lawyer, Advocate Jeremy Gauntlett, to join his legal team for his Presidential Election petition being heard starting on Wednesday. Ziyambi had earlier stated that “we will not block anyone… We don’t want to […]

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