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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(...)

President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses an election rally of his ruling Zanu-PF party in Mhondoro, Zimbabwe, on July 24th. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s first general election since the country’s former president Robert Mugabe was ousted from power last year will be as much about how the pol(...)

Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa shakes hands after addressing a meeting attended by white farmers and business people. Photograph: Wilfred Kajese/AFP/Getty Images

Zimbabwe’s ruling party, Zanu-PF, is trying to rally support from white communities it has oppressed for nearly two decades ahead of this month’s gene(...)

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 (...)

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