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MDC in trouble as Zim nears political crossroads

2014-05-07 09:47

Bitter infighting within Zimbabwe’s opposition risks fatally weakening President Robert Mugabe’s political foes just as the sun has begun to set on his 33-year rule.

Tsvangirai battles to retain control of MDC

2014-04-29 21:02

Loyalists of long-time Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have voted to oust members of a rival faction from their party.

MDC faction suspends Tsvangirai

2014-04-26 19:25

Infighting in Zimbabwe's main opposition party has intensified with a splinter group announcing it has suspended leader Morgan Tsvangirai for violence and violating the party's constitution.

Zim: MDC youths to stage nationwide demos

2014-04-17 14:58

Movement for Democratic Change youths are reportedly planning to stage nationwide demonstrations to demand jobs, as Zimbabwe's economy continues to dwindle.

Zanu-PF 'worse than Smith regime'

2014-04-14 12:52

Zimbabwean opposition parties have reportedly taken a swipe at the ruling Zanu-PF party and described it as “worse than the Smith regime”.

"Happy Harare" video goes viral

2014-04-09 12:36

A video that shows Zimbabweans in Harare dancing and swinging happily as they go about their daily chores has gone viral.

Zanu-PF calls for Tsvangirai's arrest - report

2014-04-01 16:13

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly called for the arrest of opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai over remarks he made at a rally about President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe 'turning Zim into a monarch'

2014-03-22 14:05

A prominent Zimbabwean publisher and academic has reportedly criticised President Robert Mugabe for his continued cling to power and reducing the country into a "monarch".

Forget about returning to govt, Zanu-PF tells MDC

2014-03-11 12:26

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has rubbished former PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s call for new inter-party talks, saying the MDC should forget about returning to government through negotiations, a report says.

Tendai Biti home petrol bombed

2014-02-25 18:12

A petrol bomb has hit the home of top Zimbabwe opposition official and former finance minister Tendai Biti.

Zim cost Mbeki his presidency - Zanu-PF MP

2014-02-17 15:12

Former president Thabo Mbeki lost his presidency for helping Zimbabwe come out of its difficulties following the 2008 disputed polls when "the regime change agenda was at play", a Zanu-PF legislator has reportedly said.

Zim pay scandal: Call for VP Mujuru to resign

2014-02-11 12:27

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the MDC, has reportedly called for the resignation of the country’s vice president Joice Mujuru for "condoning corruption in government and state-owned enterprises".

Zanu-PF says no to MDC's call for dialogue

2014-02-05 12:29

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has rejected opposition MDC’s call for dialogue between the two parties to help rescue the country’s ailing economy.

Tsvangirai 'damaged by sex scandals'

2014-01-31 13:33

Zimbabwe’s MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is facing more pressure to quit, as party chiefs debate whether to call an early party congress to decide his future after losing three presidential polls.

Mugabe is unpunishable - analyst

2014-01-14 11:56
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A Zimbabwean political analyst has told News24 that President Robert Mugabe is unlikely to ever retire or face punishment, but the country can thrive without him, as South Africa can without Nelson Mandela.

Whites in Zim politically burnt out, says MP

2013-12-03 09:11

A white Zimbabwean legislator from former PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC party has claimed that most white people pulled out of the country’s politics because they felt victimised.

Zim's rusting factories put Mugabe in a bind

2013-11-15 10:01

Across Zimbabwe, dozens of factories lie idle with peeling paint and rusting machines, symbols of the huge economic challenge facing President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party.

Tsvangirai aide guilty after reporting vote fraud

2013-11-08 07:30

A court in Zimbabwe has found an opposition official guilty of fraud and breaching electoral laws after he reported finding dumped ballot papers during the July general election.

SCA to hear Zim prosecutions appeal

2013-11-01 09:40

The Supreme Court of Appeal is set to hear an application for leave to appeal a ruling that SA must prosecute Zimbabwean officials accused of crimes against humanity.

US donates $10m more for Zimbabwe's hungry

2013-10-22 13:58
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The US has reportedly donated an additional $10m towards addressing looming food shortages in Zimbabwe, bringing its total hunger relief assistance to Zimbabwe this year to $25m.

Zimbabwe's MDC admits it 'blundered'

2013-10-15 09:56

Former Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change has finally admitted it made a blunder by agreeing to participate in the 31 July elections without key reforms.

Zim economy 'stagnant under Zanu-PF govt'

2013-10-03 13:28

Zimbabwean analysts say the country's economy has remained stagnant since Zanu-PF's overwhelming victory in the July elections, according to a report.

Tsvangirai in a sea of troubles - report

2013-09-20 12:36

Zimbabwe's former prime minister, MDC party leader Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly "swimming in a sea of troubles" as calls for him to resign swirl, a report says.

Tsvangirai scoffs calls for him to step down

2013-09-18 15:11

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has batted away calls for his to resign and announced a shadow cabinet, vowing to keep veteran President Robert Mugabe's regime in check.

MDC slams 'deadwood' Mugabe cabinet

2013-09-12 07:48

Zimbabwe’s opposition has dismissed President Robert Mugabe’s new cabinet as political "deadwood" as the veteran leader swore in new ministers after disputed elections.

 

I'm not clinging to power, says Tsvangirai

2014-05-02 11:05

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change party leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly quashed accusations that he wants to cling to power.

Zim: MDC’s Biti says now in control

2014-04-29 12:26

Defiant MDC Secretary General Tendai Biti has reportedly declared he is the only person now in legal control of the opposition after he staged a daring attempt to oust party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Mugabe slams Europe's 'homosexual nonsense'

2014-04-19 10:00
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at Europe's "homosexual nonsense" and has condemned the refusal of its leaders to accept his grip on power in his latest marathon tirade.

MDC threatens 'war' against Mugabe

2014-04-14 14:57

Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change party has reportedly threatened to take the streets to dislodge President Robert Mugabe’s regime.

MDC expels official who asked leader to quit

2014-04-11 07:40

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has expelled a senior official who recently called on the party leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai to step down.

Zim may face rebellion, says MDC's Biti

2014-04-08 14:48

Zimbabwean opposition MDC has warned the country could face a rebellion because of failure by ruling leaders to act on the worsening economic situation.

Tsvangirai: MDC united again

2014-03-25 20:21

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said there was renewed unity within the party following talks aimed at bringing an end to months of infighting.

Tsvangirai tries to allay split fears

2014-03-13 15:49

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has tried to allay fears of a split in his party after last week's suspension of a key senior official.

MDC suspends official who urged Tsvangirai to quit

2014-03-10 07:38

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has suspended a top official after he publicly called on party leader and former PM Morgan Tsvangirai to resign over his defeat at the polls last year.

Mugabe slams leaders who 'stay too long'

2014-02-24 15:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly slammed some of his Zanu-PF party provincial officials whom he says have over stayed in their positions of leadership and "produced no result".

MDC official beaten after asking leader to resign

2014-02-16 05:30

A senior official of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change who has urged its leader Morgan Tsvangirai to step down, says he was beaten up by party youths.

Mugabe urged to act over economic crisis

2014-02-06 10:04
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Zimbabwe's ex-finance minister has reportedly called on President Robert Mugabe to “come out of his closet” and provide direction on the crisis gripping the country.

Zimbabwe takes aim at corruption

2014-02-04 22:43

Directors across Zimbabwe's public sector are allegedly on the take, receiving huge salaries while most Zimbabweans struggle to get by.

Zim court frees activists jailed for over 2 years

2014-01-30 08:44

Zimbabwe’s High Court has released on bail three opposition activists who have been detained for two and a half years over the death of a police officer, their lawyers say.

Mugabe 'needs prayers'

2013-12-11 12:39

Former Zimbabwean PM and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has taken a swipe at President Robert Mugabe, saying the veteran leader is “losing it” and that he needs payers.

Mbeki: UK wanted Mugabe out by military force

2013-11-27 15:16
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Former SA president Thabo Mbeki has made startling revelations about how the UK government was determined to depose Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe using military force.

Zim's MDC leader Tsvangirai 'grounded'

2013-11-11 12:26

Squabbles within Zimbabwe's MDC party have reportedly intensified, with reports that the party is refusing to finance its leader Morgan Tsvangirai's trips.

Tsvangirai could be 'Mandela' if he steps down

2013-11-05 11:28

A senior MDC party official has come out in the open to propose and suggest that the leader Morgan Tsvangirai should step down or risk having the Zanu-PF party rule Zimbabwe "until the cows come home".

Zim 'would crumble if any other party rules'

2013-10-29 12:42
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An aide to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe would crumble if any other party came into power, according to a report.

Zim MPs clash over food, as millions face hunger

2013-10-16 09:54
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Zimbabwe's lawmakers have reportedly gone into a heated exchange of words with Zanu-PF blaming sanctions for the looming food shortages in the country.

Zanu-PF blames MDC as 2.2m face hunger

2013-10-09 14:13
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At least 2.2 million Zimbabweans will need food assistance early next year, a report reveals, as Zanu-PF party blames the country’s poor harvests on the former finance minister Tendai Biti.

Stability sees Zimbabwe poverty decline

2013-10-01 14:57

Zimbabwe has seen the greatest reduction in poverty among the 35 African countries surveyed as part of the latest Afrobarometer poverty survey.

Zimbabwe court frees 21 opposition activists

2013-09-19 17:11

Zimbabwe's high court has ordered the release of 21 opposition activists detained for over two years in connection with the death of a police officer.

Mugabe to redouble indigenisation efforts

2013-09-18 07:53

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has vowed to pursue controversial indigenisation policies with "renewed vigour", in a speech to parliament that was boycotted by the opposition after disputed elections.

Tsvangirai to reveal how Zanu-PF 'rigged' polls

2013-09-09 11:52

The Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to reveal to his party supporters how the 31 July elections were "stolen", a report says.

 
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