Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s government has given mixed signals on plans to seize majority stakes in foreign-owned companies as part of its indigenisation policy. Photograph: EPA/Aaron Ufumeli

It is one year since Zimbabwe’s general elections and the political stability and economic development the country’s citizens hoped would emerge fo(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe. Critics of the country’s business indigenisation law accuse his Zanu-PF party of using it as a way to keep intact the patronage system that enriches the president’s allies. Photograph: Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo

In a bid to turn Zimbabwe’s ailing economy around, President Robert Mugabe’s government has ordered amendments to its controversial indigenisation la(...)

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(...)

Movement For Democtratic Change (president Morgan Tsvangirai at his house in Harare last Saturday. He will not attend the inauguration of Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabew. Photograph: AP

Zimbabwe’s long-standing leader, Robert Mugabe, will once again be inaugurated as the country’s president today, after two legal challenges by the mai(...)

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(...)

Supporters of Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party celebrate their victory in Zimbabwe’s election last weekend. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s electoral commission has confirmed that hundreds of thousands of voters were disenfranchised in last week’s disputed election, but the figu(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe addressing a meeting of his Zanu-PF party’s supreme decision making body in Harare this week. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) challenged President Robert Mugabe’s landslide re-election in the country’s top court today, calling f(...)

Locals read newspapers in Mbare township outside Harare yesterday. Zimbabwe’s electoral commission announced on Saturday that Robert Mugabe had won 61 per cent of the vote in the disputed July 31st presidential election, compared with the 34 per cent secured by his main rival, Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Photograph:  Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Western and African nations appear at odds over the outcome of Zimbabwe’s presidential election, which saw Zanu-PF leader Robert Mugabe re-elected as (...)

A child walks past an election billboard for Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party in the capital Harare. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Africa’s oldest leader Robert Mugabe was declared winner of Zimbabwe’s disputed election today, while his main rival Morgan Tsvangirai dismissed the r(...)