Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe: Traders threaten class suit against opposition, MDC-T planning Zanu-PF business boycott

Several protestors and journalists were assaulted as demonstrators marched peacefully to the capital's main police station in a demonstration dubbed Zimbabwe's former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai could face an unlikely class action lawsuit from informal traders in Harare, who claim their businesses were looted and destroyed by protesters following protests fronted by the National Electoral Reform Agenda.

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Zimbabwe opposition leaders in joint anti-Mugabe protest agreement

A man carries a poster with a message for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during demonstrations in Harare, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAZimbabwe's opposition parties are planning a 200,000-man march in the capital Harare on August 26, as part of growing measures to force veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe to step down.

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Zimbabwe: Thousands hit the streets in anti-Mugabe protest

Opposition party supporters march during a protest aimed at President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe, Thursday, March, 14, 2016. Photo©AP Photo/Tsvangirayi MukwazhiZimbabwe's main opposition party MDC on Thursday staged an unlikely demonstration, attracting close to 10,000 people in the capital, Harare demanding an end to President Robert Mugabe's rule.

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Zimbabwe Country Profile 2015: Desperation leads to Russian roulette


The year 2015 is unlikely to hold major improvements to the weak Zimbabwean economy.

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Trapped by the past as they fight for the future

Hard-core Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) supporters are not what they used to be. They sulk around, pretending to be indifferent to the political storm that has turned them from vociferous cheerleaders into powerless spectators.

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Zimbabwe's parallel power plays

A cat amongst the pigeons: The entry of Mugabe’s wife into the political scene has ruffled feathers. Photo©AARON UFUMELI/EPA/CORBISZimbabwe's two main political parties are more focused on succession than fixing the economy.

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Mugabe's govt warned over brewing electoral promise unrest

During the 2013 presidential campaign, Mugabe (90) made a raft of enticing pledges to create 2.2 million jobs and stem the economic collapse. Photo©ReutersZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe must make good on his election campaign promises or risk civil unrest from an increasingly restive public service, the speaker of the country's national service has warned.

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Pessimism over Mugabe's SADC and future AU roles

Photo©ReutersZimbabwe's veteran ruler, President Robert Mugabe this week assumes the role of Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairman amid grumblings from his local rivals that his leadership will be a burden to the country and the region. He 

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Zimbabwe's endless succession battles for Mugabe's seat

Indigenisation is the elephant in the room. Photo©Alexander Joe/AFPPolitics and economics clash as the need for investment weighs heavily.

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Britain-Zimbabwe Relations: A Tale of Demonisation

Robert Mugabe Diplomatic relations between the governments of Britain and Zimbabwe have been fractious for over a decade now.

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Zimbabwe's MDC in crisis

Tsvangirai announces Biti’s expulsion – but is he too late? Photo©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPATsvangirai and Biti are fighting for the name and assets of the opposition party.

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Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai in trouble

Morgan Tsvangirai. Photo©JEKESAI NIJIKIZANA/AFPThe country's leading opposition party is fighting calls for its leader to step down.

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Zimbabwe: MDC on the verge of another split

Former Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was suspended by his party on Saturday, setting the stage for a split in the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

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Zimbabwe: Former Zimbabwe PM, Tsvangirai scolded by international partners

Former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai. Photo©ReutersFormer Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has been rebuked by its long-time allies –Australia and the United States – for political violence.

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Zimbabwe: Violent MDC attacks blamed on Tsvangirai

Former Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has been accused of condoning a violent attack on a party memberFormer Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's leadership of the opposition MDC is coming under increased scrutiny after two senior party leaders were at the weekend assaulted at the weekend for demanding he step down.

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Zimbabwe's ruling party rejects economic dialogue with MDC

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ruling party has rejected calls for dialogue by the main opposition to resolve the country's worsening economic problems saying its rivals were rejected by the electorate.

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Zimbabwe: Reading between the political lines

Time for a change? The MDC did not offer much to contrast with the ‘tried and tested’ formula. Photo©ALEXANDER JOE/AFPThe big questions – leadership succession in the two main parties, economic strategy and foreign policy – remain unanswered despite the peak of international interest in the elections. But many voters wanted little more than to avoid the murderous violence of 2008.

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Zimbabwe: MDC unable to prove election rigging - MDC-T official

A top MDC-T official has admitted that her party lost the July 31 elections to rival President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and they were still to find evidence to back their rigging claims.

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He Who Cannot Be Allowed to Lose

They voted as a people who wanted to live, although on Facebook only dead people were known to have voted ZANU-PF.

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Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai fights for political survival in MDC

Former Zimbabwean Prime Minister and leader of MDC-T, Morgan Tsvangirai/Photo©ReutersFormer Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) turned 14 Wednesday amid calls for President Robert Mugabe's longtime rival to give way for fresh blood.

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