Top Africa stories: Zim elections, Africa Day, Mugabe

2018-05-26 07:30

A South African firm will provide paper for the ballots in this year’s election in Zimbabwe, and Africans are becoming more aware of the importance of Africa Day, as they are slowly taking an interest in continental affairs, says ISS.

Magufuli hails Zim's 'peaceful transition', invites Mnangagwa to Tanzania

2018-05-25 12:00

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has reportedly commended Zimbabwe for its "peaceful transition" that took place last year, as he invited his counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa to visit his east African country.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, DRC, Chiwenga

2018-05-21 14:44

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe 'on track to regain its bread basket status', and World agencies and neighbouring countries have hiked their response to an Ebola outbreak in the DRC.

Zim VP Chiwenga's mother-in-law takes ruling Zanu-PF to court – report

2018-05-19 12:01

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's mother-in-law, Helga Mubaiwa, has reportedly taken the ruling Zanu-PF party and its national commissar Engelbert Rugeje to court contesting her defeat in the just-ended primary elections.

Mugabe to explain missing $15bn diamond revenue, 'whether he likes it or not'

2018-05-12 15:41

The chairperson of a Zimbabwean parliamentary committee investigating the looting and loss of diamond revenue that amounted to $15 billion has reportedly said that ex-president Robert Mugabe would be forced to appear before the committee "whether he likes it or not".

Zim elections: At least 3 000 'seek to contest for public office under MDC-T ticket'

2018-05-11 14:05

At least 3 000 party "members have applied to contest for public office under the Movement for Democratic Change ticket", party officials have reportedly said.

EXCLUSIVE: It's impossible for Zanu-PF to change its long held tradition of vote rigging, says MDC leader

2018-05-10 11:17

Zimbabwe's MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa, has criticised President Emmerson Mnangagwa for "failing" to address electoral reforms less than three months before a watershed election.

ISS: Zanu-PF primaries 'won't have major impact on presidential vote'

2018-05-07 19:02

The Institute for Security Studies says the recently held Zanu-PF primary elections would likely have no major impact on the forthcoming general polls expected before the end of August.

'No-one is bigger than Zanu-PF,' Zim leader warns 'ill-disciplined' top adviser – report

2018-05-07 12:45

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly blasted the country's war veterans chief, who doubles as his top adviser, Christopher Mutsvangwa, following the recently held Zanu-PF primaries.

PICS: Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa launches election campaign

2018-05-04 19:14

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for his ruling Zanu-PF party to "humbly" appeal for votes as he launched his campaign ahead of elections expected in July.


Equatorial Guinea leader Nguema to hold 'secret talks' with Mugabe – report

2018-05-25 15:00

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema is reportedly in Zimbabwe on a two day state visit, and is also expected to hold "secret talks" with ousted president Robert Mugabe.

Zim readies for crunch election... over 100 political parties set to contest - report

2018-05-22 06:00

More than 100 political parties have reportedly registered to contest Zimbabwe's crunch elections which are scheduled to take place before the end of August.

Ex-Grace Mugabe ally vows to return to Zim after 6-month exile

2018-05-21 06:00

A key ally of Grace Mugabe is set to return to Zimbabwe six months after he fled into exile in the wake of the military takeover, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Mnangagwa has achieved 'a lot' in a short space of time... vote for him, VP Chiwenga tells Zimbabweans

2018-05-18 08:00

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has urged Zimbabweans to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the forthcoming elections, saying he is the only one capable of turning around the country's moribund economy.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa rallies war veterans ahead of vote

2018-05-11 17:53

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged war veterans to play a central role in campaigning for the ruling Zanu-PF party ahead of elections due in July or August.

Why are we experiencing cash shortages?, Zim MPs demand answers from finance minister

2018-05-11 10:25

Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF MPs reportedly grilled Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa during a parliamentary discussion this week for skirting questions over the on-going cash crisis and the failure to restrain illegal currency dealers.

Top Africa stories: Zim couple, Malema, Mugabe

2018-05-08 09:02

A Zimbabwe woman got married in hospital this weekend - days after her arm was bitten off in a crocodile attack and EFF leader Julius Malema is among five south Africans who have been sworn into the Pan African Parliament.

'I'll serve only one term if elected president,' says Joice Mujuru

2018-05-07 16:30

Zimbabwean National People's Party leader Joice Mujuru has reportedly pledged to serve only one term if she is elected president in the upcoming elections.

Is Chiwenga on a path to transform Zimbabwe into Sisi's Egypt?

2018-05-05 08:03

The primary beneficiary of the post-Mugabe order seems to be Zimbabwe's military complex led by General Chiwenga.

Mnangagwa risks losing Zim polls: adviser

2018-05-04 06:01

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa risks losing the support of war veterans and could lose elections scheduled for later this year, a top adviser says.

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