• 31 Jul 2018

    As the first official results begin coming in, Zimbabwe’s election commission chief has said the outcome of the country’s landmark election may not be known till Saturday. The incumbent president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his rival, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, are both confident about their chances. Supporters on both sides are already celebrating, but the final tally…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    For the first time ever, Robert Mugabe has not been an election candidate in Zimbabwe. Polls have just closed there in the first full presidential and parliamentary contest since the country’s long serving ruler was ousted. Mr Mugabe – who was in power for 37 years – has announced he would not be voting for…

  • 23 Jun 2018

    Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa has survived an explosion which went off “inches away” from where he’d been speaking at a campaign rally. However several people were injured as the blast rocked a stadium in Bulawayo City – ahead of next month’s election. A warning – there are images which some may find distressing from the…

  • 23 Nov 2017

    Robert Mugabe is due to attend tomorrow’s swearing in of his rival Emmerson Mnangagwa as president, Zimbabwean state TV has said. Preparations are under way at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, where the inauguration will be held. Government sources have confirmed the former President was given immunity from prosecution as part of a deal…

  • 22 Nov 2017

    If it took two decades for Mladic to account for his crimes, many are wondering if Robert Mugabe will ever be called to defend the alleged atrocities of his time in office in Zimbabwe. The deputy he sacked is also accused of involvement in those abuses, but Emmerson Mnangagwa, also known as “the crocodile”, is…

  • 20 Nov 2017

    Refusing all demands to step down, Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe has summoned his cabinet to meet first thing tomorrow, even as the country’s ruling party begins moves to impeach him, and the army has been on television talking of a roadmap to get rid of him. Mugabe, who’s accused of “allowing his wife to usurp government powers”, is still under…

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Former Zimbabwean MP Bright Matonga, who served in Mugabe’s government, human rights activist Mary Ndoro, who supports the main opposition party, and the Zimbabwean lawyer Lloyd Msipa, who is executive director of the Africa Public Policy Research Institute, discuss the military takeover.

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Robert Mugabe is under house arrest as the Zimbabwe army staged a de facto military coup. Troops have been posted outside government buildings and are patrolling the streets of the capital Harare. The former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked just last week, could now be on his way back to Zimbabwe to take…

  • 15 Nov 2017

    At 93, Robert Mugabe is the world’s oldest serving head of state. He’s been in power for almost 40 years. Most Zimbabweans have never known rule by anyone else. Who is the man who’s led Zimbabwe since its independence from white minority rule?