Zimbabwe’s merged president and parliamentary elections are five months away. Ongoing registration is giving first-time voters, a chance to pick a leader.
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Zimbabwe Opposition Warns Of Regime Election Violence
The leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has warned of…repression by the ruling Zanu-PF party to ensure victory in elections.
Towards Communist Party Congress In China, Focus On Africa
The independent nations of modern Africa have not declared themselves to be within particular helm of either East or West “spheres of influence”.
Acclaimed Zimbabwe Author Slapped With Arrest Warrant
The warrant of arrest for Tsitsi came after she failed to appear in court over charges of inciting violence. Her lawyer said she was ill.
The Necessary Reforms for Zimbabwe Today
The absence of electoral, institutional, and security sector reform frameworks with universal support are some of Zimbabwe’s challenges.
Has Zimbabwe Set Up Team for Monitoring Social Media Posts?
According to a privately owned newspaper, the Zimbabwean government has created a squad to monitor social media posts.
Zimbabwe to Outlaw Private Voluntary Organizations ‘Dabbling’ in Politics
Zimbabwe is working on legislation that would make it illegal for PVOs to support or campaign for politicians in any election in the country.
Zimbabwe Civil Society Protests Bill Broadening President’s Power
Zimbabwe’s civil society is dissatisfied with a new law giving the President broad political power including judiciary appointments.
Zimbabwe’s President Using Legal Changes to Grab Power
Zimbabwe’s Senate has approved contentious constitutional changes that strengthen President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s power grab.
Zimbabwean Democracy Activist Jailed For 14 Months
A pro-democracy protester in Zimbabwe has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for causing violence and resisting arrest.