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Zimbabwe Calls in Military as Protests Erupt Over Vote Counting

The Zimbabwe military harshly dispersed protesters from the streets of the capital after the main opposition presidential candidate accused officials of trying to rig this week’s election in favor of the party of former President Robert Mugabe......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 1st, 2018

Tensions Flare as Zimbabwe Opposition Accuses Officials of Rigging Election

The Zimbabwe military harshly dispersed protesters from the streets of the capital after the main opposition presidential candidate accused officials of trying to rig this week’s election in favor of the party of former President Robert Mugabe......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 1st, 2018

Incumbent Wins Zimbabwe Presidential Election

President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who deposed Robert Mugabe in November after serving him for decades, was declared the winner of Zimbabwe’s presidential election, extending the ruling party’s nearly-four-decade hold on power......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 2nd, 2018

Tensions Mount as Zimbabwe"s Ruling Party Declared Winner of Parliamentary Vote

The party of former President Robert Mugabe took the majority of seats in Zimbabwe’s parliamentary elections, officials said, but European and U.S. observers expressed reservations about the vote and tensions on the streets of the capital mounted......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 1st, 2018

Zimbabwe"s Ruling Party Declared Winner of Parliamentary Vote

The party of former President Robert Mugabe swept to victory in Zimbabwe’s parliamentary elections, according to the country’s electoral commission, as voters awaited results in a tense presidential race......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 1st, 2018

Zimbabwe is having its first-ever election without Robert Mugabe, after a wild campaign with fake promises about Trump and a bomb at a campaign rally

Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters Millions of Zimbabweans voted for a new president and parliament on Monday. It is the first election in the country's 38-year history which hasn't featured Robert Mugabe.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 31st, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Tight race as battered Zimbabwe goes the polls in first post-Mugabe election

Both leading candidates — President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe ally who was installed by the military in November, and the opposition’s Nelson Chamisa — staked their campaigns on bringing in foreign investment and creating jobs......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 30th, 2018

Zimbabwe"s President Blames Group Linked to Former President"s Wife For Assassination Attempt

Mnangagwa and Grace Mugabe have been seen as political rivals since he was removed from his post as vice president prior to the coup that led to her husband’s resignation......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 27th, 2018

Zimbabwe to Hold First Post-Mugabe Elections in July

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the country’s first national elections since Robert Mugabe’s ouster will be held on July 30, posing a major test of its efforts to re-engage with the international community......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMay 30th, 2018

Rodrigo Duterte Claims Someone Is Plotting to Kill Him

The Philippine president criticized the military and claimed he had evidence of an assassination plot against him, after the Supreme Court declined to intervene in a tense political standoff with his most vocal critic......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 11th, 2018

Duterte Criticizes Military, Claims Evidence of Assassination Plot

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sharply criticized the military and claimed he had evidence of an assassination plot against him, hours after the Supreme Court declined to intervene in a tense political standoff with his most vocal critic......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 11th, 2018

Zimbabwe Court Confirms Mnangagwa"s Victory

Zimbabwe’s constitutional court confirmed Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in last month’s presidential election, batting away opposition allegations of rigging in the first vote since the ouster of Robert Mugabe......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 24th, 2018

The New York Post: ‘Truth isn’t truth,’ Rudy Giuliani claims

Rudy Giuliani declared “truth isn’t truth” on Sunday while expressing his concerns over having President Donald Trump sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 19th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Venezuela’s Maduro says suspects are in custody after drone-borne explosives attack

Seven soldiers were injured as blast disrupts Saturday military parade in Caracas while President Vincent Maduro was speaking......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 5th, 2018

Zimbabwe declares Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner in first presidential election since Robert Mugabe was deposed after 4 decades in power

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner in Zimbabwe's first presidential election since Rober.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 2nd, 2018

Zimbabwe Votes in Hope of Reviving a Tattered Economy

Zimbabweans lined up to vote in a tight election that many hope will be the first step toward healing an economy battered during the 37-year rule of ousted strongman Robert Mugabe......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 30th, 2018

On Eve of Zimbabwe"s Election, Mugabe Rails Against an Old Friend

Zimbabwe’s ousted longtime leader Robert Mugabe endorsed the opposition in Monday’s presidential election, his first intervention in a tight vote that—for the first time since 1980—doesn’t feature his name on the ballot......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 29th, 2018

Doubts Hang Over Zimbabwe"s Post-Mugabe Vote

Whether Monday’s presidential election will be spared the violence and alleged rigging that marred polls in Zimbabwe under ousted strongman Robert Mugabe has become the central question of the vote......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 27th, 2018

Democracy in Egypt: Five Years After the Military Coup, Opposition Has Been Silenced

A crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has been shockingly successful, and now Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is turning to his remaining critics......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJul 7th, 2018

Zimbabwe"s New President Seeks to Escape Mugabe"s Shadow

As Zimbabweans get set for July’s election, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to stem a crippling economic crisis, but the question is whether voters believe their new leader’s message of change......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJun 15th, 2018