ARTICLES RELATING TO SOUTHERN AFRICA

Guess who's still a factor in Zimbabwe's election? Mugabe

2018-07-23 08:29

Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe has been forced out but he's hardly faded away. Ahead of this month's historic election, dozens of people in T-shirts with his image danced to anti-government songs while vowing revenge.

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Zimbabwean President has met with white farmers and assured them that the era of land grabs is over, as the country prepares for landmark elections on July 30.

Zimbabwean President has met with white farmers and assured them that the era of land grabs is over, as the country prepares for landmark elections on July 30.

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Zim white farmer: Mnangagwa 'has given us a lot of encouragement'

2018-07-22 10:30

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has assured Zimbabwe's white farmers that their land will not be taken, calling on them to work together with the government ahead of landmark elections on July 30.

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.

Swazi political party 'challenges electoral system in court'

2018-07-21 14:00

A Swaziland political party has challenged the country's political system a month before Africa's last absolute monarch goes to the polls.

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 jails Mugabe's ex-minister for graft

2018-07-20 19:30

A Zimbabwe court has handed a four-year jail term to a former energy minister who served in Robert Mugabe's last cabinet after he was found guilty of corruption, a report says.

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.

Ramaphosa to meet high level Lesotho mediation team

2018-07-20 06:17

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the Southern African Development Community facilitator to Lesotho, is expected to meet with a high level mediation team at his official home in Pretoria.

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.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Zimbabweans in SA hope for 'free, fair' elections

2018-07-23 06:30

Zimbabwe is set to go to the polls to elect the country's next president on July 30. News24 spoke to some Zimbabweans living in South Africa, and they expressed hope for free and fair elections.

Zim's president has 'bad cold': spokesperson

2018-07-22 16:36

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been fighting off "a bad cold", hence his use of medication, his spokesperson says, after pictures of the president taking pills at a rally went viral last week.

'We'll respect the will of the people,' Zim war vets assure opposition

2018-07-22 07:08

Zimbabwean war veterans have assured opposition parties that they would respect the outcomes of the coming polls, a report says.

WATCH: Era of land seizures is over, Mnangagwa tells whites at a rally in Harare

2018-07-21 16:06

Zimbabwe's president is trying to rally white minority voters as the race in this month's historic election becomes too close to call.

Zimbabweans in South Africa fear elections won't be free and fair

2018-07-21 12:00

A handful of Zimbabweans living in SA picketed outside the Zimbabwe Consulate in Cape Town this week, demanding that the country's electoral body respect the SADC principles and guidelines governing democratic elections, GroundUp says.

Mnangagwa takes vote campaign to Mugabe's hometown… says nothing about the nonagenarian

2018-07-20 20:54

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa this week took his election campaign to his predecessor Robert Mugabe's hometown, Chinhoyi, but he completely did not mention his name, says a report.

Mozambique passes election reforms in peace progress

2018-07-20 17:03

The Mozambican parliament has passed electoral reforms putting back on track municipal voting due to be held on October 10, in the latest step of peace negotiations.

Picture of Zim president taking medication in front of his supporters goes viral

2018-07-20 10:18

A picture of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa taking medication in front of his Zanu-PF supporters at a rally has kept social media abuzz.

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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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Two women drown after hippo attack causes their fishing boat to capsize - report

2018-07-19 12:46

Two Zimbabwean women reportedly drowned in the Zambezi River after a hippo attack caused their fishing boat to capsize.

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