Zimbabwe security forces killed seven unarmed protesters in Harare just after the Southern African country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Nearly two months later, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF government continues to persecute the opposition while proposing a post-Mugabe economy that favours unfettered global capitalism.
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Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court hears opposition’s historic petition against 2018 presidential election resultsZimbabwe’s Constitutional Court hears opposition’s historic petition against 2018 presidential election results
This week, Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court heard the opposition MDC Alliance's historic petition against the questionable results of the 2018 presidential election. In his challenge, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa argued that "gross irregularities" effectively invalidated the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's declaration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner of the election.
Tendai Biti’s forced return to Zimbabwe “a serious violation of international refugee law”, says UNHCRTendai Biti’s forced return to Zimbabwe “a serious violation of international refugee law”, says UNHCR
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says opposition figure Tendai Biti's forced return to Zimbabwe after he'd sought asylum in neighboring Zambia was "a serious violation of international refugee law".
A false new dawn for Zimbabwe: what I got right, and wrong, about the moodA false new dawn for Zimbabwe: what I got right, and wrong, about the mood
The ruling Zanu PF party's new parliamentary majority and the military's post-2018 election killings in Harare cast doubt on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's promise of a new dawn for Zimbabwe after Mugabe.
Zimbabwe’s 2018 elections failed to pass the credibility testZimbabwe’s 2018 elections failed to pass the credibility test
A coalition of Zimbabwean civic society organizations convening under the banner of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition says Zimbabwe's 2018 harmonized elections failed to pass the credibility test and "seem to have betrayed the national aspiration".