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Zimbabwe lacks funds to organize elections: Finance Minister


April 27th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Apr 27(ANI): Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said the country does not have the funds to organize elections that President Robert Mugabe plans to hold this year."The economy cannot sustain ... Read more...

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Mugabe sworn in as president (Lead)


June 29th, 2008 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Harare, June 29 (DPA) Incumbent Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was sworn as president for another five years Sunday at a ceremony in Harare after sweeping the polls in a go-it-alone presidential election ... Read more...

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Preparations on for Mugabe’s swearing-in ceremony


June 29th, 2008 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, June 28 (DPA) Preparations were under way in Zimbabwe Saturday for the swearing-in of Robert Mugabe as president just a few hours after the controversial run-off vote in which he was ... Read more...

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Tsvangirai formally delivers withdrawal letter


June 24th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Harare, June 24 (DPA) Morgan Tsvangirai, the major contender in Zimbabwe's bloody presidential run-off election, Tuesday formally notified electoral authorities of his withdrawal from the race, officials of the Movement for Democratic ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe presidential run-off set for June 27


May 16th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare/Johannesburg, May 16 (DPA) Zimbabwe's presidential run-off election between President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai will take place June 27, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission head George Chiweshe said Friday. The date ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition leader to meet African leaders in Belfast


May 16th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg, May 16 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose supporters are awaiting his return to his troubled country after more than a month's absence, was thousands ... Read more...

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Violence in Zimbabwe continues amid arrest


May 12th, 2008 - 3:29 am ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, May 12 (DPA) Post-election violence in Zimbabwe continued unabated Sunday as the country headed for a presidential run-off, with more than 50 opposition members arrested in the past days for allegedly ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition says 24 killled in post-poll violence


May 7th, 2008 - 12:10 am ICT by admin
DPA Harare/Johannesburg, May 6 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said Tuesday that four more of its members had been killed by supporters of President Robert Mugabe in nearly a month ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe issues 250 bn dollar banknote to tackle price spiral


May 6th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare, May 6 (DPA) In a sign of the growing worthlessness of Zimbabwe's currency, the country's central bank Tuesday introduced two new banknotes - a 100 million Zimbabwe dollar note and a ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s opposition rejects presidential run-off


May 4th, 2008 - 12:29 am ICT by admin
DPA Harare, May 3 (DPA) The opposition in Zimbabwe Saturday said it would not participate in a presidential run-off claiming it won the March 29 poll with an outright majority. The Zimbabwe Electoral ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s election verification process enters second day


May 2nd, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, May 2 (DPA) The verification process of the Zimbabwe presidential election entered its second day Friday amid reports that the parties were deadlocked with the opposition continuing to say it ... Read more...

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Zimbabway’s ruling party says presidential run-off vote necessary


May 1st, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, May 1 (DPA) President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF Thursday reportedly said a run-off was needed between him and his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai, as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission started verifying the results of ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe Army in new wave of violence, says rights group


April 30th, 2008 - 11:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Zimbabwe, April 30 (DPA) The Zimbabwean Army is responsible for a new wave of brutal attacks against opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) members and supporters throughout Zimbabwe, Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

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US says Zimbabwe in humanitarian crisis, calls for justice


April 30th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare, April 30 (DPA) The US has said delay in releasing results of Zimbabwe's March elections has created a humanitarian crisis because of violence. Washington's envoy to Zimbabwe, James McGee, told reporters ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe’s opposition to brief UN Security Council


April 28th, 2008 - 4:02 am ICT by admin
DPA Harare/Lusaka, April 28 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) will take its claim of victory in last month's election over President Robert Mugabe to the UN Security Council this week, ... Read more...

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US confers with Zambia over Zimbabwe election results


April 27th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare/Lusaka, April 27 (DPA) Top US official for Africa, Jendayi Frazer, held talks Sunday with Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa over the post-election crisis in Zimbabwe, where the opposition appeared to have ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition poised to retain assembly in vote recount


April 26th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare/Johannesburg, April 26 (DPA) Partial results from a recount of votes cast in Zimbabwe's general elections showed the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) poised to retain its majority in the lower ... Read more...

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Head of Zimbabwe poll survey group arrested


April 15th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare, April 15 (DPA) Police in Zimbabwe Tuesday arrested the director of a non-profit election observation organization that had placed President Robert Mugabe second in last month's presidential elections. Zimbabwe Election Support ... Read more...

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Neighbours urge Zimbabwe to release poll results


April 14th, 2008 - 2:08 am ICT by admin
DPA Lusaka/Harare, April 14 (DPA) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Sunday called on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to quickly release the results of presidential elections held two weeks ago as the ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe court halts recounting of votes: MDC


April 13th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Harare, April 13 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change said Sunday the country's high court has ordered the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to stop it from recounting the results of March ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe election commission says hands tied by court case


April 11th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, April 11 (DPA) The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has dodged calls to release results of presidential elections held nearly two weeks ago saying the results are the subject of a court case, ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe election officials charged with ‘deflating Mugabe vote’


April 8th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, April 8 (DPA) Seven employees of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission were due to appear in court on charges of fraud and criminal abuse of duty for allegedly deflating the vote of ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe opposition leader warns of state ‘war’ against people


April 6th, 2008 - 3:51 am ICT by admin
DPA Harare, April 6 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai Saturday warned of a state-sponsored "war" against the people in the event of a runoff presidential vote against ... Read more...

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Mugabe accused of plotting rule by decree in Zimbabwe


April 4th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg, April 4 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition Friday accused embattled President Robert Mugabe of trying to rule "illegally" by extending the time-frame for an expected presidential run-off vote by over two months. In ... Read more...

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Mugabe ‘to fight on’ says party amid calls for his exit


April 4th, 2008 - 10:48 am ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, April 4 (DPA) A Zimbabwean government spokesman has said that embattled President Robert Mugabe would fight tooth and nail to retain the presidency despite his party's defeat in parliamentary elections and ... Read more...

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Mugabe to fight on amid new calls for his exit


April 4th, 2008 - 1:01 am ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Johannesburg/Harare, April 3 (DPA) A Zimbabwean government spokesman Thursday vowed that embattled President Robert Mugabe would fight tooth and nail to retain the presidency despite his Zanu-PF party's defeat in parliamentary elections ... Read more...

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Mugabe under pressure after losing parliamentary vote


April 3rd, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare, April 3 (DPA) Zimbabweans were eagerly awaiting the results of last weekend's presidential vote Thursday after results of parliamentary elections showed incumbent President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party soundly beaten by the ... Read more...

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Zimbabweans wait for final election results


April 2nd, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by admin
DPA Harare/Johannesburg, April 2 (DPA) The final results in Zimbabwe's weekend elections were being eagerly awaited Wednesday amid diplomatic pressure on longtime President Robert Mugabe to concede defeat. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission was ... Read more...

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Opposition claims victory in Zimbabwe, vote-counting plods on


March 30th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by admin
DPA Johannesburg/Harare, March 30 (DPA) The counting of votes in Zimbabwe's presidential and parliamentary elections, in which President Robert Mugabe is battling to retain power, was under way Sunday with the opposition Movement ... Read more...

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