Emmerson Mnangagwa

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A New President Is 'Humbled,' Opponent Cries Fraud

Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly won the election in Zimbabwe

(Newser) - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly won the election there Friday as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the fall of Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa received 50.8% of the vote, while main opposition challenger Nelson Chamisa received 44.3%, but the opposition is... More »

On Eve of Big Election, Mugabe Has a Surprise

Ousted Zimbabwe leader won't back his own ruling party in tight race

(Newser) - Zimbabweans are voting Monday for president, and the name Robert Mugabe is not on the ballot. But that doesn't mean the 94-year-old former ruler, who was ousted in a military coup last year, won't have a say in the outcome. At a surprise news conference Sunday, Mugabe announced... More »

On a New Continent, Accusations of 'Fake News'

Challenger Nelson Chamisa has familiar words ahead of Zimbabwe election; Mugabe re-emerges

(Newser) - "Fake news" is at it again, this time on a different continent, reports the AP . Zimbabwe's main opposition leader says the ruling party has conducted a "fake news" campaign against him with the help of foreign technicians ahead of Monday's elections. Nelson Chamisa, head of the... More »

Zimbabwe Gives Land Back to White Farmer

He could be the first of many

(Newser) - A white Zimbabwean farmer evicted by gun-wielding police and a mob associated with the ruling party has returned to a hero's welcome, in a sign that new President Emmerson Mnangagwa is charting a path away from predecessor Robert Mugabe on an issue that had hastened the country's international... More »

Robert Mugabe Knew It Was Over: Mediator

Longtime dictator appeared relieved when he signed resignation letter, says priest

(Newser) - Zimbabwe's former President Robert Mugabe knew it was "the end of the road" days before he quit , and appeared relieved when he signed his resignation letter after 37 years in power, a Catholic priest who mediated his ouster said Sunday. Fidelis Mukonori, who has known Mugabe for decades,... More »

Robert Mugabe Gets Immunity From Prosecution

The former Zimbabwe despot will also get a healthy retirement package

(Newser) - After ruling Zimbabwe with an iron fist for 37 years, Robert Mugabe will be able to live out the rest of his days free of the threat of prosecution. Military authorities, who put the former president under house arrest a little more than a week ago, have granted him immunity... More »

He Was Set to Resign. Then Plans Changed

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe flipped the script; military appears to be leaning toward impeachment

(Newser) - Robert Mugabe, already known as the Energizer Bunny of southern African strongman leaders, stunned Zimbabwe Sunday by failing to deliver a widely expected resignation . Instead, the 93-year-old, speaking after his own ZANU-PF party fired him as leader, promised to preside over a party congress set for next month, Reuters reports.... More »

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