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Zimbabwe opposition risks split after leader’s death

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits just months before a historic election, as feuding erupts after the death on Wednesday of its leader Morgan Tsvangirai. Tsvangirai’s final months were accompanied by increasingly public quarrelling between his three deputies over who would …

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Grief as Zimbabwe opposition icon Tsvangirai dies

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe was plunged into grief Thursday following the death of veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, roundly praised as a hero, champion of democracy and symbol of resistance who will be hard to replace. The former trade union stalwart who posed the most formidable challenge to …

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies: party official

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Morgan Tsvangirai, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who fought Robert Mugabe’s regime for many years, died on Wednesday after battling against cancer, a party official said. Tsvangirai, who founded the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) in 1999, was among the most prominent critics of Mugabe, …

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Zimbabwe won’t return land to white farmers: Mnangagwa

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday said the country will not return land seized from former white commercial farmers almost two decades ago. “It will never happen,” Mnangagwa said in a speech to his ZANU-PF party supporters in central Zimbabwe, broadcast on television. His statement …

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Zimbabwe opposition quarrel as leader lies in hospital

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s main opposition was embroiled in a power struggle on Friday over who is in charge of the party months before key elections, as leader Morgan Tsvangirai receives cancer treatment in hospital. Two vice presidents of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party clashed openly over …

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WHO chief defends short-lived Mugabe ambassador appointment

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization’s chief lamented Wednesday the “emotional” response to his short-lived appointment last year of Robert Mugabe as the WHO’s goodwill ambassador, insisting the decision had been “in good faith”. “There was no judgement problem,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva, acknowledging …

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Zimbabwe’s ailing opposition chief appoints acting leader

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Ailing Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday appointed one of his three deputies to take charge of the party while he undergoes cancer treatment in neighbouring South Africa. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Tsvangirai’s spokesman Luke Tamborinyoka said in a statement the former …

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After Mugabe, Zimbabwe opposition stumbles before vote

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | With Zimbabwe holding elections this year, the opposition had been feeling cautiously optimistic — until its arch-enemy, Robert Mugabe, was ousted from power. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, now faces the threat of a revived ZANU-PF party at polls that …

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Zimbabwe elections expected before July: president

Davos, Switzerland | AFP | Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said Wednesday that the country would go to the polls before July, in the first elections since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power. Mnangagwa, who took office in November after a shock military takeover led to Mugabe’s ousting, …

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Zimbabwean president wants UN to observe vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants international observers including UN officials to watch over the country’s upcoming elections, he said in a Financial Times interview. Mnangagwa has adopted a more diplomatic tone since taking over as leader in November, after the ousting of the authoritarian …

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