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Demonstrators take to Harare streets earlier in August. The country’s main opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change, called for protests against President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government’s management of the economy. Photograph: Getty

As Zimbabwe marks the anniversary on Monday of Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first year as its elected president, recent developments in the troubled nation su(...)

Protesters hold a poster of opposition Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa during an anti-government protest at Unity Square in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said his party backed down from a planned anti-government protest on Friday to avoid bloodshed and signalled the MDC(...)

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(...)

Emmerson Mnangagwa (left), then vice-president of Zimbabwe, with Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe in December 2014. The two men were side by side as Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle raged in the 1970s. Photograph:  Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Two days after Emmerson Mnangagwa was sacked as Zimbabwe’s vice-president, he fled the country saying there were “incessant threats” to his life, his (...)

Zimbabwe main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai (left) and former vice-president Joice Mujuru (right) sign a memorandum of understanding to negotiate a coalition ahead of the 2018 general election in Harare. Photograph: Jekesai Nijikizana/AFP/Getty Images

The leaders of Zimbabwe’s two main opposition political parties have forged an alliance to take on President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party in th(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe (right): Opposition parties are said to believe the 2018 election may be the best chance in decades they have to oust Mugabe’s party from power. Photograph: Jakesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

Secret high-level talks between opposition parties on forming a grand coalition to challenge President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party at the next gene(...)

Movement for Democratic Change supporters hold up a portrait of MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai ahead of tomorrow’s voting. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Photo

Tensions between Zimbabwe’s two largest political parties have increased dramatically in the days leading up to tomorrow’s general election, with each(...)

President Robert Mugabe clenches his fists as he delivers his speech at his party’s 13th annual conference last year. Photograph: AP

Barack Obama’s praise of Africa’s democratic progress during his recent three-nation tour visit reflects the fact that governance has improved in m(...)

People take cover from an afternoon rain storm in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe. Photograph: Pete Muller/The New York Times

Zimbabwe’s government has withdrawn its request to the United Nations for election funding because the organisation insisted on meeting civic g(...)