Botswana's Khama re-affirms SADC pull-out

2014-04-15 10:10

Botswana President Ian Khama has re-affirmed his decision to not send his country's officials to participate in future SADC election observer missions.

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.

Zim 'would crumble if any other party rules'

2013-10-29 12:42

An aide to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says Zimbabwe would crumble if any other party came into power, according to a report.

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.

West unprincipled, dishonest – Mugabe

2013-09-16 10:38

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe remains frustrated by the West's refusal to accept the outcome of the 31 July polls in which he emerged victorious, a report says.

300 Zanu-PF farm invaders evicted - report

2013-09-10 11:13

At least 300 Zanu-PF supporters are reportedly homeless after Zimbabwean "armed" police allegedly demolished their makeshift homes at a farm they had "invaded" near Masvingo town.

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.

SADC queries fairness of Zim polls

2013-09-02 15:58

The fairness of Zimbabwe's election is questionable, the Southern African Development Community says, stating that the voters' roll was distributed by the national electoral commission too late.

Aus takes 'wait and see' stance on Zim

2013-08-29 14:02

Australia is in a "wait and see" mode over developments in Zimbabwe following recent elections, but believes the country at this stage is a "very risky place for people to invest", a report says.

Man uses Mugabe poster as toilet paper

2013-08-28 10:07

A Zimbabwean man recently landed himself in trouble after he allegedly used President Robert Mugabe’s campaign material as toilet paper, a report says.

Zimbabwe's MDC to boycott parly opening

2013-08-27 09:54

Zimbabwe's MDC party says its newly-elected lawmakers will not be in the chamber when President Robert Mugabe officially opens parliament.

'Mugabe not in a hurry to leave office'

2013-08-26 10:11

Strong indications are that the recently inaugurated Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is not in a hurry to leave office despite his advanced age and ill-health, a report says.

Mugabe threatens revenge on US, UK firms

2013-08-25 15:20

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has threatened to retaliate "tit for tat" against companies from Britain and the US if these countries persist with sanctions.


Mugabe inaugurated

2013-08-22 13:03

See all the pictures as 89-year-old Robert Mugabe is sworn in for a further five years as President of Zimbabwe.

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Mugabe's full inauguration

2013-08-22 12:30

Watch Robert Mugabe's full presidential inauguration ceremony from Zimbabwe.

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UK wants independent probe into Zim vote

2013-08-22 11:19

UK says the result of the Zimbabwe election was not credible without an independent investigation of alleged vote-rigging, as Robert Mugabe prepares to be sworn in for another term as president.

Inauguration 'may be farewell event for Mugabe'

2013-08-22 08:36

A Zimbabwean political scientist says President Robert Mugabe's inauguration after emerging victorious in a 31 July disputed election "can be read as a farewell event" for the veteran leader.

Motlanthe to attend Mugabe inauguration

2013-08-21 16:04

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will represent South Africa at Robert Mugabe's inauguration as president of Zimbabwe.

80 000 expected at Mugabe's inauguration

2013-08-21 10:10

At least 80 000 people are expected to attend Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's inauguration following his landslide victory in the 31 July elections, a report says.

Mugabe to become next SADC leader

2013-08-20 09:32

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has scored a major diplomatic comeback after Southern African leaders selected him the next chairperson of SADC, according to a report.

Zim court to rule on election challenge

2013-08-19 15:23

Zimbabwe’s highest court says it is set to rule on a legal battle over disputed elections that gave President Robert Mugabe a landslide victory.

Robert Mugabe set to be sworn in

2013-08-19 09:52

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to be sworn in after he emerged victorious in last month’s disputed elections.

SADC calls on West to end Zim sanctions

2013-08-19 07:34

Southern African leaders have called on the West to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe as they rubber stamped President Robert Mugabe’s victory in last month’s disputed elections.

SADC endorses Zimbabwe's elections

2013-08-17 17:23

Southern African leaders have opened an annual summit by endorsing disputed elections in Zimbabwe, offering congratulations and continued support to President Robert Mugabe.

Tsvangirai 'rejects' talks with Mugabe

2013-08-15 08:31

Zimbabwe's defeated opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai claims that President Robert Mugabe made an attempt to talk to him after last month's disputed elections.


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".

Zimbabwe shuts door on West - report

2013-10-07 11:28

Zimbabwe says it will no longer pursue re-engagement with Western countries until they lift their "illegal sanctions" that continue to affect the country’s economy, a report says.

'Shame, shame, shame' Mugabe tells US, UK

2013-09-27 08:07

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has berated the US and former colonial power UK and its allies for trying to control his nation and its resources, telling them to remove their "illegal and filthy sanctions".

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.

Mugabe's cabinet delay 'affecting economy'

2013-09-09 13:00

Zimbabwean analysts have criticised President Robert Mugabe's delay in announcing a new cabinet, saying the development has intensified economic stagnation.

MDC rejects SADC's 'inaccurate' report

2013-09-05 22:24

Zimbabwe's main opposition party has criticised an African development organisation's final report that partly endorsed the country's disputed elections.

New cabinet 'a challenge for Mugabe'

2013-09-02 12:04

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to name his cabinet this week, with the veteran leader facing a challenge of striking a balance between the young and the old, a report says.

Mugabe 'toilet paper' charges deferred

2013-08-29 07:52

Zimbabwean court officials say a case against a man who allegedly intended to use an election poster of President Robert Mugabe as toilet paper has been indefinitely deferred.

Tsvangirai aide pleads not guilty

2013-08-27 20:48

An aide to Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has pleaded not guilty to charges arising from his reporting of election irregularities in the disputed vote won by President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe ridicules 'ignoramus' Tsvangirai

2013-08-26 11:29

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has launched a scathing attack on bitter rival and outgoing PM Morgan Tsvangirai saying he is "an ignoramus" and a "lone stray locust".

EU's Mugabe sanctions depend on poll verdict

2013-08-26 07:50

The EU's verdict on Zimbabwe's July poll will decide whether it relaxes sanctions against Mugabe, while Britain wants a probe and the US has no plans to ease sanctions.

Mugabe dismisses 'vile' Western critics

2013-08-22 14:00

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has slammed critical Western nations as "vile" in an inauguration address after being sworn as president for another five years.

Few African leaders at Mugabe's inauguration

2013-08-22 12:52

Few serving African leaders have attended Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's inauguration ceremony in Harare where thousands of his supporters filled the 60 000-seater venue.

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sworn in

2013-08-22 12:06

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been sworn in for a new five-year term in the face of criticism from opponents and the West that the election he won in July was deeply flawed.

Will Mugabe serve his full term?

2013-08-22 10:09

The issue of succession and health doubts are hanging uncomfortably over President Robert Mugabe, 89, as the veteran leader gets installed for another term as Zimbabwe's head of state.

Mugabe eyes 'grand' inauguration

2013-08-22 07:33

Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe is set to be sworn in for a new five-year term in a massive stadium inauguration that will be boycotted by his election rival.

Tsvangirai to boycott Mugabe inauguration

2013-08-21 11:12

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will not attend President Robert Mugabe’s inauguration, aides say, insisting the vote which handed the 89-year-old another five-year term was rigged.

Zimbabwe court rules election 'fair'

2013-08-20 17:17

Zimbabwe's constitutional court has ruled that disputed elections which handed Robert Mugabe five more years in power were free and fair, dismissing allegations of vote-rigging.

US says Zim vote flawed, won't lift sanctions

2013-08-20 08:00

The US believes Zimbabwe's recent election was flawed and it doesn’t plan to loosen sanctions against President Robert Mugabe’s government until there are signs of change in the country.

SA's Zulu gets 'love letter' from Mugabe

2013-08-19 10:56

Zimbabwe's president-elect Robert Mugabe has swallowed his pride by apologising to SADC over the spat with President Jacob Zuma's international adviser Lindiwe Zulu during the facilitation process, a report says.

Zimbabweans must work together – Banda

2013-08-19 08:36

The incoming head of SADC Malawian President Joyce Banda has urged Zimbabweans to work together to move the country forward after the bloc endorsed Robert Mugabe's victory in last month’s polls.

Banda sees 'peaceful, stable' SADC region

2013-08-17 22:50

President Joyce Banda of Malawi has opened the two-day SADC summit, saying that despite trouble spots, she foresees "a region that is peaceful and stable".

Path paved for Mugabe's inauguration

2013-08-17 16:11

A decision by Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change party to drop a legal challenge to the presidential election victory of Robert Mugabe has cleared the way for his inauguration for another five-year term.

Zuma not done in Zim - presidency

2013-08-14 22:44

The presidency has dismissed a report that President Jacob Zuma is expected to tell leaders at an SADC summit, that he had accomplished his mission in Zimbabwe.

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