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In this July, 18, 2012 file photo Tendai Biti, stands outside the Parliament Building in Harare, Zimbabwe. A Zimbabwean lawyer says that senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been arrested. Nqobizitha Mlilo, the lawyer, said Biti was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 while trying to cross into Zambia. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi …

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.

Emmerson Mnangagwa was once a right-hand man to Mugabe -- he replaced his boss after a brief military takeover

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.”

The Latest: Zimbabwe's president blames opposition for chaos

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.

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)

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.

Betting on youth: Nelson Chamisa, president of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)

Zimbabwe: Opposition Candidate Alleges Russian Interference in Election

As Zimbabwe prepares for its first Mugabe-free election in four decades at the end of July, opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa and his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party are already alleging election fraud by incumbent interim president Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Injured people are attended to as they lay on the ground following an explosion at a Zanu pf rally in Bulawayo, Saturday, June, 23, 2018. An explosion rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe's president was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying …

Suspects Arrested in Grenade Attack on Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean police on Wednesday announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with the June 23 grenade attack on an election rally held by the ruling Zanu-PF party. The bombing has been described as an attempt to assassinate interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is running for a full term in the July 30 election.

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Zimbabwe: Prison Guard Charged with ‘Disloyal’ Tweeting

A human rights group in Zimbabwe sounded the alarm this week on the case of 36-year-old prison guard John Mahlabera, facing a disciplinary hearing for allegedly expressing “disloyalty” to President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a tweet.

Mnangagwa unveiled his party manifesto on May 4 -- the election will be a crucial test of his legitimacy

Zimbabwe Sets July 30 for First Election After the Fall of Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s interim President Emmerson “the Crocodile” Mnangagwa announced on Wednesday that elections will be held on Monday, July 30 for both the presidency and legislature. It will be the first time in four decades an election has been held without dictator Robert Mugabe on the ballot.

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) stands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 3, 2018

Mnangagwa Pledges to Bring Xi Jinping’s Communist Ideas to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa traveled to Beijing this week for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mnangagwa thanked Xi for his support, promised to strengthen Zimbabwe’s ties with China, and pledged to implement ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ in Zimbabwe as quickly as possible.

Zimbabwe's former first lady Grace Mugabe allegedly "spirited large consignments of ivory to China, the United Arab Emirates and the United States"

Hundreds of Locals Invade Grace Mugabe’s Zimbabwe Estate to Dig for Gold

Grace Mugabe, the 52-year-old wife of 94-year-old deposed dictator Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, reported on Thursday that a swarm of some illegal miners overran her estate north of Harare to dig for gold and vandalize her property. She claimed the mob verbally abused her when she confronted them and demanded they leave. On Sunday, the Zimbabwean government accused Mugabe of fabricating the incident and said she was actually involved in a legal dispute with several mining syndicates.

Mugabe said he did not hate his successor but insisted he would not work with him

Mugabe Calls His Ouster an Illegal Coup, Says Successor Mnangagwa Is a ‘Disgrace’

94-year-old dictator Robert Mugabe returned to the spotlight on Thursday, four months after he was removed from the office he held for four decades. Despite an extravagant exit package that guaranteed Mugabe a lifetime of luxury in exchange for his graceful departure, he bitterly criticized the “coup” that swept him from power, denounced his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa as a “disgrace,” and suggested his ouster should be reversed.

Julius Malema (Mujahid Safodien / AFP / Getty)

South Africa’s Parliament Passes Motion to Take Land ‘Without Compensation’

South Africa’s National Assembly passed a motion Tuesday to allow the government to expropriate land without compensation, fulfilling the wishes of radicals and black nationalists, but raising fears for the fate of the country’s white minority, as well as the future of its agricultural sector.

Zimbabwe's new interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa says huge sums of money and other assets have been taken out of the country

Zimbabwe to Offer White Farmers 99-Year Land Leases

In a hopeful sign for post-Mugabe Zimbabwe, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa has decided to stop seizing land from white farmers, offering them 99-year leases on their property instead.

Chinese tourists take photos of North Korea from the Broken Bridge at the Chinese border city of Dandong in China's northeast Liaoning province, opposite the North Korean town of Sinuiju on September 4, 2017. China said on September 4 it had lodged an official protest with its ally North Korea …

Martel: The Value of Calling a Shithole a ‘Shithole’

In a news cycle full of poverty, war, political intrigue, and all the usual torment, America’s media have wasted valuable time this week debating the value of President Donald Trump’s use of a bad word.