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, 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 (...)

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(...)