Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa (left) and vice-president Constantino Chiwenga in November 2018. Mr Chiwenga has suffered a serious disease of the oesophagus, which makes eating difficult and has required months of hospital treatment. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

The wife of Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwe’s powerful vice-president, has been accused of attempting to kill her husband by disconnecting his life sup(...)

 Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks at a media conference at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 3, 2018. File photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has called for a “national dialogue” and promised an investigation into widespread violence by security forc(...)

A supporter of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party  wears a cone as they block a street in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Soldiers and police fought running battles with hundreds of protesters in Harare on Wednesday, firing live ammunition, teargas and water cannon as ris(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Zimbabwe’s president-designate Emmerson Mnangagwa addressing supporters and the media at the Zanu-PF headquarters in Harare on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to the country on Wednesday to assume the presidency, beginning a new era for the souther(...)

Mugabe resigns: Zimbabweans celebrate in Harare. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, the speaker of the country’s parliament has said. T(...)

People watch at a bar in Harare as Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe addresses the nation on television. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe defied expectations he would resign on Sunday, pledging to preside over a Zanu-PF congress next month even though t(...)

Zimbabwean coup: President Mugabe at a university graduation ceremony on Friday. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

When the Zimbabwean army rolled into Harare in the early hours of Wednesday, in what turned out to be a military takeover, most of the residents of Zi(...)

Robert Mugabe: The military leaders who have taken over have not yet deposed him from the presidency and have promised to keep him and his family safe. Photograph: Reuters

Robert Mugabe President Robert Mugabe, at 93, is the oldest head of state in the world. Once thought of as a liberation hero and potential nation bu(...)

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