Zimbabwe poll: The bar for success is low, the stakes are high and it’s a close race

2018-07-21 19:44

A new survey suggests opposition Zimbabwean leader Nelson Chamisa is closing in on the ruling Zanu-PF's President Emmerson Mnangagwa, writes The Conversation.

Zim election race tightens: Poll puts Mnangagwa on 40%, Chamisa on 37%

2018-07-20 15:13

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has only a narrow lead over opposition leader Nelson Chamisa ahead of Zimbabwe's landmark elections on July 30, according to a latest poll.

Zimbabwe defends electoral roll over 'ghost voters'

2018-07-19 19:09

Zimbabwean authorities have defended a new electoral roll after allegations that thousands of fake names, duplicates and dead people are registered to cast ballots in a July 30 vote.

Zimbabwe election: Chamisa calls for SADC, AU to protect election

2018-07-17 15:33

Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has called for associations of African states to ensure that the country's historic election is fair, adding his party would not boycott the vote.

Zim name is 'cursed', needs a new one: MDC leader Chamisa

2018-07-16 06:05

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed to rename Zimbabwe, saying the current name is "cursed" and is responsible for the nation's poor showing in international sporting events.

Top Africa stories: Zim instability, Rhinos, Zim VP still in SA hospital

2018-07-14 07:05

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa against causing instability in the country, and a Kenyan wildlife official says seven critically endangered black rhinos are dead following a failed relocation bid.

PICS: Zimbabwe early voting stirs up fraud dispute

2018-07-13 20:30

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) head Priscilla Chigumba says they have processed 7 600 applications for postal votes from police and defence personnel who will be on duty on election day and diplomats working abroad.

Top Africa stories: Zim opposition on elections, Africa baobab tree

2018-07-13 07:32

Zimbabwe's main opposition vows to press on with demands for fair elections, and Amnesty International has urged the government of Botswana not to force Namibian refugees to return home.

MDC women 'fast' for Chamisa's election victory - report

2018-07-12 08:42

Members of the opposition MDC Alliance women's assembly are reportedly fasting "to ensure their presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa emerges victorious" in the forthcoming elections.

'We're tired of Zanu-PF machinations,' Zim opposition supporters say

2018-07-11 15:03

Thousands of Zimbabwean opposition supporters have taken to the streets of Harare on demanding fair elections following alleged irregularities in the electoral roll ahead of the July 30 vote.


Top Africa stories: Beauty queen sentenced to death, Mnangagwa's medication at rally

2018-07-21 07:22

A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend, and a picture of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa taking medication in front of his Zanu-PF supporters at a rally has gone viral.

Zimbabwe is heading to the polls on July 30 - the first vote after the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe, who ruled the country for 37 years. See pictures of all 23 presidential candidates participating in the election.

Zimbabwe is heading to the polls on July 30 - the first vote after the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe, who ruled the country for 37 years. See pictures of all 23 presidential candidates participating in the election.

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Mnangagwa, Chamisa 'likely to meet face-to face for the first time' ahead of Zim polls - reports

2018-07-18 10:38

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his rival, opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, are reportedly likely to meet face-to-face – for the first time - before the upcoming elections.

Zim teachers angry over army pay hike, warn of 'serious consequences'

2018-07-16 10:32

Teachers in Zimbabwe are angry that soldiers and police this month got a higher pay rise than they did.

'Don't lose sleep over demos... opposition is making unnecessary noise', says Zim president

2018-07-15 12:02

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly told the country's war collaborators this week that they "should not lose sleep" over demonstrations by opposition parties, whom he claimed were already sensing defeat in the forthcoming polls".

Mugabes 'offered opposition MDC leader Chamisa $24m, 12 cars' for campaign - report

2018-07-14 07:05

The Mugabe family offered the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Nelson Chamisa 24 million US dollars and a dozen vehicles to oil its election campaign, a report says.

'You're causing instability in Zimbabwe,' opposition leader warns Mnangagwa

2018-07-13 07:32

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has reportedly claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants to cause instability in the southern African country.

Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Moz albino boy, Zim opposition march

2018-07-12 08:42

Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa maintains he'll never appoint Grace Mugabe as his deputy, and a 10-year-old albino boy has reportedly been kidnapped from his home in northern Mozambique.

PICS: 'We are tired of having stolen elections,' says Zim opposition

2018-07-12 06:03

Zimbabwe's main opposition has vowed to press on with demands for fair elections as thousands took to the streets to petition the electoral commission with a slew of grievances.

The case of the 141-year-old voter: Zimbabwe ballot at risk

2018-07-11 12:50

The world's oldest person is 141 years of age and lives in Zimbabwe. Not far behind is a 134-year-old, also in Zimbabwe. At least that's according to the country's voters' roll, which has come under sharp scrutiny ahead of the July 30 election.

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