The Movement for Democratic Change vote to oust Morgan Tsvangirai  as leader prompted political analysts to say it was impossible to see how a split in the opposition could be averted. Photograph: Reuters/Howard Burditt

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is in disarray after a faction in the Movement for Democratic Change said at the weekend it had suspended the part(...)

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe delivers a speech following his inauguration in Harare today. Mr Mugabe (89) was sworn in for a five-year term after Zimbabwe’s highest court day threw out a legal challenge that alleged the July 31 elections won by President Robert Mugabe were marred by fraud. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, Africa’s oldest leader at 89, began a new five-year term today by calling the West “vile” for questioning his re-e(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe addresses the crowd gathered to commemorate Heroes Day in Harare today. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters.

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe told critics of his disputed re-election to “go hang” today, dismissing his rivals as “Western-sponsored stooges” a(...)

Zimbabweans wait to cast their vote in Mbare township outside Harare yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has vowed to serve a full five-year term in office if elected the country’s leader again by the electorate, which (...)

Heavily armed riot police deployed in potential election flashpoints in Zimbabwe today on the eve of a showdown between president Robert Mugabe and p(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace (R) arrive to address the final campaign rally of his ZANU-PF party in Harare. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters.

Zimbabwe’s prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai vowed to pack entrenched president Robert Mugabe off into retirement at a thunderous final campaign rally (...)

A member of the Zimbabwean police force casts her vote in the capital, Harare today. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters.

Police officers and soldiers who will be on duty during Zimbabwe’s July 31st election began voting today, the eve of a court hearing to stop the proce(...)

Crowds cheer Zimbabwe opposition Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai at the launch of his party’s election campaign in Marondera, about 70km east of Harare, at the weekend. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwean prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has forged a coalition with former allies of president Robert Mugabe as part of his bid to unseat his poli(...)