Zimbabwe national dialogue begins without Chamisa

Zimbabwe national dialogue begins without Chamisa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa proudly kicked off a Zimbabwean national dialogue process on Wednesday, amid the country’s ongoing political and economic crisis – but opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was among those staying away. Mnangagwa said the dialogue launch marked the fulfillment of a pledge made at his inauguration to advance the…

Zimbabwe denies use of expired meds amid doctor strike

Zimbabwe’s government said Friday that medical patients are not receiving expired medications, in a statement that counters claims from the country’s striking doctors and pharmacists who say otherwise. The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), addressing a range of issues facing the country’s medical sector, said it saw the expired medications…

Zimbabwe raids ministry over claims of HIV miracle cure

Authorities in Zimbabwe raided the offices of a Christian ministry in Harare on Wednesday after its leader planned to launch sales of an herbal supplement he claims will cure HIV/AIDS and cancer.  Walter Magaya, right, the high-profile head of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries, said he had discovered a breakthrough…

Mnangagwa, Mohadi try to calm Zimbabwe’s economic fears

Zimbabwe’s deteriorating economic situation has led to another round of panic buying and price spikes on food, fuel and other necessities, with the government announcing price controls to try and curb the outcry. Vice President Kembo Mohadi said Tuesday that the government will enforce laws against hoarding supplies to inflate…

Zimbabwe cholera crisis surpasses 5,000 cases

City official in Harare are implementing emergency measures to contain the cholera outbreak that has claimed 30 lives in less than two weeks. The reported cholera cases now exceed 5,000, with typhoid also reported in Zimbabwe. The actions include suspension of street vendors, which have numbered to 20,000 in the…

Zimbabwe court set to hear Chamisa election challenge

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court will hear on Wednesday the presidential election results challenge filed by opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa and his Movement for Democratic Change Alliance party. The hearing moves forward in a nation on edge, following the initial July 30 election that gave Zanu PF President Emmerson Mnangagwa the slimmest…

Mnangagwa inauguration on hold as MDC files legal challenge

In Zimbabwe, the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been postponed following a legal challenge to the July 30 election that gave Mnangagwa a narrow win. “Our legal team successfully filed our court papers,” said Nelson Chamisa, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance candidate who has consistently refused to…

Chamisa steadfast on refusing election results amid Zimbabwe crackdown

The incidents of attacks on Zimbabwe’s political opposition and their supporters are mounting, and Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to act quickly and put an end to the crackdown. “With soldiers unleashing violence against ruling party opponents, the veneer of respect for human rights…

Zimbabwe election updates: Mnangagwa declared winner

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared the victor in Zimbabwe’s presidential election, after results released late Thursday showed him with 50.8 of the votes – just enough above the required threshold to avoid a September 8 runoff. Mnangagwa received 2,460,463 votes compared with challenger Nelson Chamisa, the MDC Alliance candidate who received 2,147,436…