ARTICLES RELATING TO ZIMBABWE 2018 ELECTIONS

Zim soldiers, gunmen, 'beating and harassing' opposition, group claims

2018-08-07 14:08

Zimbabwean security forces and unidentified gunmen have beaten and harassed dozens of people in a crackdown on the political opposition following a disputed election, Human Rights Watch has said.

Zimbabwe's reviled election authority back under pressure

2018-08-03 17:01

Just before announcing the results, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chief Priscilla Chigumba made a passionate plea for the country to remember the upbeat and peaceful atmosphere of polling day.

Zimbabwe leader criticises riot police action

2018-08-03 15:25

Zimbabwe's president says the scenes of riot police dispersing journalists waiting for an opposition briefing "have no place in our society."

Zimbabwe observers urge transparency in results

2018-08-03 13:27

An independent election observers group is urging the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to urgently release results from individual polling stations to allay concerns about possible irregularities in Monday's vote.

Anxious Zimbabweans await to see what happens next after Mnangagwa's victory

2018-08-03 11:40

A Zimbabwean citizen says newly elected president Emmerson Mnangagwa is "the right man" as "he knows where the weaknesses are".

Streets quiet in Zimbabwe capital after results

2018-08-03 09:40

The streets of Zimbabwe's capital are quiet with a heavy presence of military and police after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of Monday's election.

Zimbabwe police investigate opposition leader

2018-08-02 17:31

A lawyer in Zimbabwe says police are investigating opposition presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and others for allegedly inciting violence.

Zimbabwe presidential results 'from 22:00'

2018-08-02 17:12

Zimbabwe's electoral commission says it will start announcing the results of the presidential election "from 22:00"

Britain wants Zimbabwe military off the streets

2018-08-02 16:45

Britain says its ambassador to Zimbabwe has met with government ministers and "made clear that the military should be removed from the streets of Harare."

Angry soldiers wielding sjamboks, guns: 'It felt like war in Harare', says eye-witness

2018-08-02 14:20

This is an eye-witness account of the military crackdown on people in Harare, which the author, who is too afraid to be identified, describes as the most disturbing event witnessed.

 

Zim poll clashes: Court frees 27 opposition backers on $50 bail

2018-08-07 12:02

Twenty-seven supporters of Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party have been released on bail over alleged violence at last week's post-election protests that triggered a security crackdown.

Zimbabwe riot police leave opposition briefing

2018-08-03 15:39

Zimbabwean riot police with batons and shields are leaving after breaking up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has alleged rigging of the presidential election.

Zimbabwe police break up opposition event

2018-08-03 14:41

Zimbabwean police with batons and shields have broken up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has alleged rigging of the presidential election.

China urges Zimbabweans to 'respect' vote result

2018-08-03 12:02

China has urged all sides in Zimbabwe to respect the result of the presidential election which was won by a long-time Beijing ally but contested as "fake" by the opposition.

Mnangagwa’s victory 'means our suffering will continue,’ says opposition supporter

2018-08-03 10:48

A Zimbabwean opposition supporter says the newly elected president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory means nothing but a continuation of the “suffering” of the people of Zimbabwe.

'ZEC scandal of releasing unverified fake results is regrettable,' says MDC leader

2018-08-03 09:09

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has dismissed what he called the "unverified fake results" of the election which handed victory to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Defiant Zimbabwe opposition chief maintains election victory claim

2018-08-02 17:23

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has ratcheted up pressure over the country's election count, saying he had won the presidential vote and that the result was being rigged.

Zimbabwe's Chamisa hasn't heard from president

2018-08-02 16:55

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is harshly criticising what he calls the "violent government" after a military crackdown on his supporters, some of whom were rioting during protests.

Zimbabwe: from Mugabe's ouster to a bloody election

2018-08-02 15:42

Zimbabwe's first elections since the removal of long-standing president Robert Mugabe turned violent when troops opened fire on protests against alleged voting fraud, killing at least three people.

Britain, US express concern over Zimbabwe chaos

2018-08-02 13:28

Britain's minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, says she is "deeply concerned" about the deadly violence in Zimbabwe's capital and she calls on political leaders to ensure calm and restraint "at this critical moment."

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