Emmerson Mnangagwa

U.S. and Japan Battle China for Influence in Zimbabwe

The United States on Thursday opened a remarkably large and expensive embassy in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, a structure described by the U.S. ambassador as a symbol of America’s commitment to the people of Zimbabwe after decades of sanctions intended to weaken the heinous regime of longtime dictator Robert Mugabe. With help from Japan, the U.S. is competing with China for influence in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe.

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China Launches Belt and Road ‘Tourism’ Project in Zimbabwe amid Deadly Chaos

Beijing reportedly launched a tourism project Tuesday as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) expected to bring at least 350 Chinese tourists each month into chaos-ridden Zimbabwe, a nation gripped by bloody unrest triggered by the government raising fuel prices to the highest in the world.

Angry protesters gesture as they block the main route to Zimbabwe's capital Harare from Epworth township on January 14 2019 after announced a more than hundred percent hike in fuel prices. - Angry protesters barricaded roads with burning tyres and rocks in Zimbabwe on January 14 after the government more …

Zimbabwe: Police Block Survivors of Mugabe Genocide from Bringing Murders to Court

Police in Zimbabwe blocked activists representing the estimated 20,000 Ndebele tribe people killed in a 1980s genocide known as “Gukurahundi” from bringing a case to court against the current government for its role in the event on Tuesday, claiming their attempt to request a permit for their assembly was illegal.

People gather at the Joshua Nkomo statue ahead of Unity Day commemorations on Decmber 22, 2017 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe to commemorate the killing that happened in Matebeleland in the early 80's. Troops from the notorious Fifth Brigade, trained by North Korean advisers, committed mass atrocities during the crackdown on a …

Zimbabwe: President Cancels Davos Trip Amid Riots, Impeachment Rumors

President Emmerson Mnangagwa canceled a scheduled appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week after a week of rioting against his government that resulted in hundreds imprisoned and rumors of an impeachment attempt potentially organized by his own party.

Zimbabwe court dismisses opposition bid to annul election

Zimbabwe: Deadly Fuel Protests Prompt Food Shortages, Looting, Internet Blockade

Protests against the economic crisis in Zimbabwe, which erupted Monday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa more than doubled fuel prices, reportedly prompted the government to restrict the internet over the alleged use of the social media to incite the demonstrations and sparked rampant looting in the impoverished African nation.

TOPSHOT - A police officer removes tyres set by protesters during a 'stay-away' demonstration against the doubling of fuel prices on January 14, 2019 in Emakhandeni township, Bulawayo. - Zimbabwe's President on January 12 announced a more than 100 percent rise in the price of petrol and diesel in a …

Mnangagwa at the U.N.: ‘Zimbabwe Is Open for Business’

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, eager to promote the most urgent theme of the first administration after the fall of dictator Robert Mugabe: “Zimbabwe is open for business.” He also addressed allegations of skulduggery in the recent election that secured his full term in office.

Zimbabwe court dismisses opposition bid to annul election

Zimbabwe Pays for Robert Mugabe’s 5,000-Mile Flight to Singapore

The impoverished government of Zimbabwe reportedly chartered a medical flight to Singapore on Sunday for deposed dictator Robert Mugabe, the kleptocrat and crackpot socialist responsible for impoverishing the country. Meanwhile, Zimbabweans are told their government lacks the funds to deal with an outbreak of cholera.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe accepts disputed election result

Zimbabwe Opposition Fears Crackdown as MDC Party Leader Arrested

Tendai Biti, former finance minister of Zimbabwe and a leader in the opposition Movement for Democrat Change (MDC) party, was arrested on the Zambian border Wednesday. Biti is one of the MDC officials who has declared challenger Nelson Chamisa the true winner of the recent presidential election, which secured a full term in office for interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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Mnangagwa Declared Winner in Zimbabwe, Opposition Calls Election ‘Coup’

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission released the results of the presidential election late on Thursday and declared incumbent interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner by just enough to avoid a runoff against challenger Nelson Chamisa. Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party immediately rejected the results as “fraudulent” and accused Mnangagwa of staging a “coup.”

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's 'crocodile' president

Violence in Zimbabwe as Presidential Election Results Delayed

The air of cautious optimism surrounding Zimbabwe’s first presidential election since the fall of dictator Robert Mugabe was shattered with violence on Wednesday as allegations of vote rigging flew, property was vandalized, riot police and military forces were deployed, and gunshots rang out in the streets of the capital.

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Zimbabwe Holds First Post-Mugabe Election; Opposition Claims Voter Suppression

Monday marks the first presidential election in Zimbabwe since longtime dictator Robert Mugabe was ousted in a surprisingly soft November 2017 coup. The primary challenger to incumbent interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Nelson Chamisa of the Movement for Democrat Change (MDC), claims his party’s voters are being suppressed and Mnangagwa can only win if the election is rigged.

People queue early morning on July 30, 2018 at a polling station in the Harare suburb of Chitungwiza during Zimbabwe's 2018 general elections to elect the president and members of Parliament. (Photo by ALEX MCBRIDE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALEX MCBRIDE/AFP/Getty Images)