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The attempted assassination of Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, last week has underscored the fragility. Photograph: Ahmed Ould Mohamed Ould Elhadj/AFP/Getty Images

Compared with previous years, Zimbabwe’s electoral environment has improved ahead of this month’s crucial general election, but civil society fears it(...)

Supporters of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF party march for non-violent, fair elections, in Harare, earlier this month. File photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Members of a ruling party faction linked to Zimbabwe’s former first lady, Grace Mugabe, are suspected of causing the explosion that killed two body gu(...)

Zimbabwe Republic Police senior assistant commissioner Charity Charamba speaking at a press conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Sunday. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/PA

Zimbabwe’s government has offered security to all 23 candidates contesting the July 30th presidential election following the apparent attempted assass(...)

Supporters of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu-PF party march for non-violent, free and fair general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

With less than two months to go to Zimbabwe’s crucial general election, opposition parties and rights organisations are warning that the ruling party (...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has repeatedly said this year’s general election will be held in a “free and fair” manner. Photograph: Luc Gnago/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s new government has set aside its long-standing ban on western observers’ involvement in the country’s polls, inviting the European Union an(...)

 Robert Mugabe at his residence in Harare last week. Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, has spoken out in public after he resigned under pressure last November. Photograph: Aron Ufumeli/EPA

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe appears to have no intention of going quietly into retirement following his removal from power last November(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa: has repeatedly stated he wants to build a new Zimbabwe but  much of the oppressive legislation introduced by Mugabe remains. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty

With only months to go to a general election in Zimbabwe that citizens hope will mark the beginning of a new democratic era, social justice activists (...)

Zimbabwe’s then president, Robert Mugabe, and his wife, Grace. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/File/AP Photo

It was not until the military openly supported nationwide anti-Mugabe street protests that Zimbabweans began to really believe their president’s final(...)

Zimbabwe’s former minister of finance Ignatius Chombo  leaves Harare Magistrate Court shackled to former Zanu-PF Youth League chairperson Kudzai Chipanga. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has withdrawn five senior parliamentarians who were linked to a faction in the movement that had backed ousted president Rober(...)

Emmerson Mnangagwa pictured after he was sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president in Harare on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

A Zimbabwean high court judge has ruled that the military action leading to Robert Mugabe’s resignation was legal. High Court judge George Chiweshe r(...)

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