Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwe, at a press conference in Harare on Friday following his election. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Emmerson Mnangagwa’s tenure as Zimbabwe’s newly elected president has got off to a rocky start. He narrowly secured a five-year term in an election (...)

Supporters celebrate after Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner in the country’s landmark election, in the Harare suburb of Mbare on Friday. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s opposition alliance vowed on Friday to legally challenge the disputed election results that saw the ruling Zanu-PF party hold on to power(...)

Citizens hide from Zimbabwean soldiers in the streets of Harare, on August 1st, 2018 after protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country’s election. Photograph: Alex McBride/AFP/Getty Images

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s president and the leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party, appears on track to achieve a narrow win and avoid a run-off in t(...)

A soldier fires shots towards demonstrators in Harare, as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country’s election. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s general election descended into bloodshed on Wednesday when police used live ammunition on opposition party supporters protesting in the st(...)

Supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change  (MDC) alliance claim victory for presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa  following general elections in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s government increased security on the streets of Harare on Tuesday after tensions rose in the capital in the wake of claims by the main oppo(...)

Voters celebrate outside a polling station in Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe, on Monday.  Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

Change: the word tumbled from Mabel Maponga’s lips when she was asked what she hoped to achieve by voting in Zimbabwe’s general election on Monday. A(...)

People line-up  to vote in Zimbabwe’s election in Kwekwe early on Monday. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

European Union observers have said the vote in Zimbabwe’s general election was “very smooth” in some places and “totally disorganised” in others. Pr(...)

Supporters cheer as they attend the last campaign rally of Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s  presidential candidate for the Zanu-PF party, at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

The prospect of losing Monday’s presidential election seems inconceivable to supporters of the leading candidates vying to become Zimbabwe’s first ele(...)

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe speaks during a press conference held at his “Blue Roof” residence, in Harare. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has delivered a stinging blow to the ruling party ahead of Monday’s general election, saying he will not vote(...)

Supporters of Zanu-PF cheer after a rally at Ebenezer Primary School,  Caledonia, an informal settlement in Harare. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/Getty Images

Reports of voter intimidation and threats of violence are on the increase in the final days before Zimbabwe’s first general election since former pres(...)

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