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Why courts can’t save democracy in Africa

Recent judgments in Kenya and Malawi are encouraging. But democratic reform is impossible unless presidents and electoral commissions play their part

Chamisa snubs Mnangagwa dialogue call

Chamisa, who insists he won last July's presidential elections, says he's in favour of dialogue but only talks are called by a neutral party

Security forces to blame for Zim post-election fatalities

Motlanthe commission of inquiry into the post-election violence in Zimbabwe blames ‘overwhelmed’ army and police

Privileged people don’t need politics

It is the poor people of Zimbabwe who cannot escape into well-lined fortresses or go abroad

Zim to probe post-election violence

The seven member team comprising local, regional and international individuals, will look into events preceding the violence on August 1

Zambia deports Biti, defying court order

Tendai Biti fled to Zambia on Wednesday, reportedly facing charges at home of inciting post-election violence

Senior Zimbabwe opposition figure Biti arrested at border: lawyer

Biti was arrested as he tried to flee to neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum

Zim opposition in court over post-election violence

At least six people died after troops in the capital Harare opened fire on demonstrators on Wednesday

Uncertainty hangs in Harare’s air

​By Thursday the dust had settled in Harare’s city centre. There was little evidence of the violence that had erupted the night before

Mnangagwa ahead after 9 of 10 Zimbabwe provinces counted: official

Zimbabwe has been bracing itself for the release of results in the landmark presidential elections — the first since the ousting of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe decides: Mnangagwa claims victory in tense poll

Under pressure from escalating tensions, Zimbabwe's electoral commission released the results of the presidential poll on Friday morning

Harare violence is yet another wake up call for SADC

It should have been clear to all observers that some form of post-election mediation effort would be necessary for such a polarised eventuality

‘Election was rigged’ says opposition, police confirm three dead

A credible and peaceful vote was meant to end Zimbabwe's international isolation and draw in foreign investment to revive the shattered economy

Zimbabwe rivals both say on course for election victory

​Zimbabwe's two rival presidential candidates on Tuesday both claimed they were heading for victory as votes were counted

Even before the vote, Zimbabwe’s election is not credible

Eight ways in which the election has already been rigged

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