Simba Makoni

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Mugabe Battles Fraud Claims in National Vote

Opposition charges prez with inflating voter roles

(Newser) - Zimbabwe is voting in a national ballot today as opponents accuse Africa’s longest-serving ruler of rigging the vote, Reuters reports. “We will succeed. We will conquer,” declared a characteristically confident President Robert Mugabe, 84, who dismissed talk of corrupted voting. “We don't rig elections. I cannot... More »

Mugabe to Face Rare Challenger

Ex-minister seeks to end 28 years of brutal rule in Zimbabwe

(Newser) - A deposed finance minister has announced he will run for president of Zimbabwe in elections next month, a rare challenge to Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the country since 1980. Simba Makoni tried to push through reforms to slow Zimbabwe's economic collapse, the Times of London reports, but was sacked... More »

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