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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The leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has warned of…repression by the ruling Zanu-PF party to ensure victory in elections.
The independent nations of modern Africa have not declared themselves to be within particular helm of either East or West “spheres of influence”.
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 absence of electoral, institutional, and security sector reform frameworks with universal support are some of Zimbabwe’s challenges.
According to a privately owned newspaper, the Zimbabwean government has created a squad to monitor social media posts.
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’s civil society is dissatisfied with a new law giving the President broad political power including judiciary appointments.
Zimbabwe’s Senate has approved contentious constitutional changes that strengthen President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s power grab.
A pro-democracy protester in Zimbabwe has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for causing violence and resisting arrest.