Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe (right): Opposition parties are said to believe the 2018 election may be the best chance in decades they have to oust Mugabe’s party from power. Photograph: Jakesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

Secret high-level talks between opposition parties on forming a grand coalition to challenge President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party at the next gene(...)

Movement for Democratic Change supporters hold up a portrait of MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of tomorrow’s voting. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Photo

Tensions between Zimbabwe’s two largest political parties have increased dramatically in the days leading up to tomorrow’s general election, with each(...)

President Robert Mugabe clenches his fists as he delivers his speech at his party’s 13th annual conference last year. Photograph: AP

Barack Obama’s praise of Africa’s democratic progress during his recent three-nation tour visit reflects the fact that governance has improved in m(...)

People take cover from an afternoon rain storm in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe. Photograph: Pete Muller/The New York Times

Zimbabwe’s government has withdrawn its request to the United Nations for election funding because the organisation insisted on meeting civic g(...)