Politics - Elections
  • Voting in Zimbabwe uncertain as polling booths remain shut
    11 march 2002 10:53:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Polling centres in Zimbabwe's presidential election re-opened Monday in the capital Harare, but voting at most of the stations was suspended pending instructions from the government, which appeared reluctant to re-open voting booths in spite of a high court order to do so for Monday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe voting extended to Monday
    10 march 2002 20:03:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The High Court in Zimbabwe Sunday extended voting in a two-day weekend presidential poll by another day, due to a massive turnout throughout the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean government refuses to extend polling days
    10 march 2002 17:03:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party Sunday petitioned the High Court after the Zimbabwe government rebuffed its pleas for voting in a two-day weekend presidential election to be extended due to a massive voter turnout. Full text...

  • Unique birthday present await presidential hopefuls
    10 march 2002 16:37:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- What's the most exciting birthday present can anyone wish to receive? A Mercedes Benz? A house? Two of the five politicians contesting in Zimbabwe's two-day weekend presidential election are hoping the nation's electorate will hand them the country's top political job as a birthday gift. Full text...

  • Two million cast ballots Saturday in Zimbabwe
    10 march 2002 16:18:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Figures released by election officials in Zimbabwe Sunday showed that nearly two million people voted on the first day of voting Saturday in a two-day weekend presidential poll. Full text...

  • Conflicting reports on fairness of Zimbabwean poll
    10 march 2002 14:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The leader of the South African Observer Mission to this weekend's presidential election in Zimbabwe, Samuel Motsuenyane, has expressed general satisfaction with the peaceful way in which the first day of voting took place. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Beefs Up Polling Staff
    10 march 2002 13:14:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Election officials in Zimbabwe Sunday increased polling staff at voting centres in a weekend presidential poll, particularly in Harare, to ease congestion. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Allows Journalists into Polling Stations
    10 march 2002 13:03:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe election officials said Sunday they would allow journalists inside voting stations of a weekend presidential poll to witness proceedings and take photographs. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Votes, Predicts Victory
    10 march 2002 12:12:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai cast his ballot Sunday in a two-day presidential election and predicted victory over incumbent President Robert Mugabe. Full text...

  • Voting In Zimbabwe Presidential Poll Continues
    10 march 2002 09:53:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Voting in Zimbabwe's two-day presidential election re-opened Sunday with growing calls for an extension of balloting to allow all registered voters to take part. Full text...

  • FIDH dismisses Congo Brazzaville's presidential polls
    09 march 2002 17:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Paris-based International Federation of Human Rights' League (FIDH, has described Sunday's presidential poll in Congo Brazzaville as a "smokescreen". Full text...

  • Zimbabwe voters keep politicians guessing
    09 march 2002 15:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean voters Saturday kept the country's politicians guessing about the likely outcome of a two- day weekend presidential poll by turning out in large numbers to cast their ballots in both rural and urban areas. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe poll winner faces huge task reviving economy (Analysis)
    09 march 2002 12:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabweans across the country poured to polling stations in large numbers Saturday to elect a president, but the winner of the two-day poll will face a huge task reviving the economy, battered by political instability which accompanied the election. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean leader votes, predicts victory in election
    09 march 2002 11:29:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Saturday cast his vote in a weekend presidential poll in which he is facing a serious challenge, and predicted he would romp to victory. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe VP suffers stroke on election eve
    09 march 2002 10:46:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's second vice president, Simon Muzenda (79), suffered a stroke on the eve of the country's elections, sources in that country said Saturday. Full text...

  • Mugabe, Tsvangirai to be responsible for any election violence
    09 march 2002 10:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela says Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai will both be responsible if there is bloodshed during or after this weekend's elections in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Voting begins in Zimbabwe poll, turnout high
    09 march 2002 09:31:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Voting began Saturday in Zimbabwe's two-day weekend presidential poll, and election officials reported a high voter turnout throughout the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Hunting Down UK, US Spies
    08 march 2002 14:05:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe authorities said Friday they had launched a hunt for hordes of British and United States spies they suspect to have entered the country under the guise of tourists in recent days to cause political havoc after this weekend's presidential poll. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's contending parties accept electoral code
    08 march 2002 13:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- All five political parties contesting in Zimbabwe's weekend presidential election Friday agreed an electoral code of conduct to ensure a free and fair poll. Full text...

  • Zambians brace for odds as Zimbabweans vote
    08 march 2002 11:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Hundreds of Zambian volunteers were Friday winding up training in refugee management skills at the border with Zimbabwe as the neighbouring country prepares to hold presidential election Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • UN experts criticise Mugabe over judicial defiance
    08 march 2002 10:48:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's actions defying the independence of the judiciary have drawn the ire of the UN which has characterised the acts as indicative that Zimbabwe is not a land of laws, but of men. Full text...

  • Soyinka declares solidarity for Zimbabwean opposition
    08 march 2002 10:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Renowned Nigerian Writer and Social critic, Wole Soyinka, has lambasted President Robert Mugabe for hanging on to power for too long, saying he is in full support of the opposition in its bid to bring political change in the southern African country. Full text...

  • Candidates in Congo asked to commit themselves to peace
    07 march 2002 23:44:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's National Commission for the Organisation of Elections (CONEL) has appealed to the country's presidential candidates to commit themselves to peace to stop post-electoral violence, according to an official of one candidate Thursday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe leader's rally grinds hometown to standstill
    07 march 2002 22:23:00
    Chinhoyi- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Thursday ground his hometown of Chinhoyi in the north of the country to a halt when about 70,000 people turned up for his election campaign rally for a weekend presidential poll. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe opposition considers forming coalition govt after poll
    07 march 2002 22:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Thursday he was prepared to form a government of national unity if he won a presidential poll due at the weekend to end three years of political polarisation in the country which had led to scores of deaths. Full text...

  • Algerian parties start campaigning for parliamentary poll
    07 march 2002 22:05:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria's political parties have started their campaign for the parliamentary polls slated for 30 May. Full text...

  • Mali has a new presidential candidate
    07 march 2002 20:36:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- President of the Rally for Democracy (RDP), Almamy Sylla, has entered the race for the 28 April presidential election. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe President Awards Himself Pay Rise
    07 march 2002 17:53:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- In an act of scorn of his opponents in next weekend's presidential election, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Thursday awarded himself a pay increase. Full text...

  • Mugabe Accuses Zimbabwean Whites of Political Sabotage
    07 march 2002 16:19:00
    Kadoma- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, continuing with his whirlwind election campaign rallies, has accused whites of hoarding food, and closing down businesses to sabotage his re-election bid. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe increases polling centres
    07 march 2002 13:37:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A senior Zimbabwean election official said Thursday the government was increasing polling centres for this coming weekend's presidential poll to avoid congestion and ensure all registered voters cast their ballots. Full text...

  • High Commission confirms Zimbabweans in the UK will not vote
    07 march 2002 13:35:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Zimbabweans in the United Kingdom will not vote in the March 9-10 presidential election in their country as no arrangement has been made to that effect, an official at the country's High Commission here has confirmed. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's opposition MDC loses petitions
    07 march 2002 13:23:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party Thursday suffered a huge blow when the High Court in Harare threw out its petitions against the results of parliamentary elections in three constituencies. Full text...

  • Assassination plot against Zimbabwe leader takes new twist
    07 march 2002 13:18:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- An alleged plot by a Zimbabwean opposition party to assassinate President Robert Mugabe took a new twist Thursday, with two parliamentarians of the party claiming a top military officer wanted to join the Movement for Democratic Change. Full text...

  • COMESA sends monitors to Zimbabwe
    07 march 2002 13:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has finally sent observers to monitor Zimbabwe's presidential election due Saturday and Sunday. Full text...

  • ZANU-PF militant youths harass journalists
    07 march 2002 11:24:00
    Mutare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Militant youths of the ruling ZANU-PF Wednesday ejected journalists from Zimbabwe's sole independent daily covering a campaign rally of President Robert Mugabe, accusing the paper of "anti-government stance. Full text...

  • Presidential poll in Zimbabwe cost $90.9 million
    07 march 2002 10:22:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Electoral officials in Zimbabwe on Thursday said the government was spending 5 billion Zimbabwean dollars (over 90. Full text...

  • Britain still grieves over CHOGM's decision on Zimbabwe
    06 march 2002 19:53:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has again expressed regrets that a Commonwealth member State, Zimbabwe, has a leadership that "clearly violates democracy and good governance," the core values of the British-led Organisation. Full text...

  • ICFTU/AFRO election observer team arrives in Zimbabwe
    06 march 2002 16:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At a time of rapidly increasing tension in Zimbabwe, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) African regional bureau (AFRO) has sent an observer team to Harare ahead of the March 9-10 presidential election. Full text...

  • Mugabe: An inescapable day of reckoning
    06 march 2002 15:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ordinarily, the indecision of Commonwealth leaders on Zimbabwe at their just-ended Coolum Summit in Australia, ought to have provided President Robert Mugabe a window of opportunity for change, but from all indications, the day of reckoning appears inevitable for the embattled veteran freedom fighter. Full text...

  • 28 Burkinabe parties for April parliamentary polls
    06 march 2002 13:19:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Twenty-eight of Burkina Faso's 66 political parties have submitted listings for the 2002 parliamentary elections, Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) chairman, Moussa Michel Tapsoba announced in Ougadougou. Full text...

  • Mozambique ready to receive Zimbabwean farmers
    06 march 2002 13:08:00
    Mutare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Mozambique said on Wednesday it was ready to accommodate 60 Zimbabwean commercial farmers seeking to flee an uncertain political future after this coming weekend's critical presidential poll. Full text...

  • Pretoria welcomes confirmation of Lesotho elections
    06 march 2002 10:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- In welcoming the announcement that general elections will be held in Lesotho 25 May 2002, the South African government has urged the Southern African region to support Lesotho in the democratic process. Full text...

  • Togolese government again puts parliamentary polls on hold
    05 march 2002 23:24:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Togolese government Tuesday announced that parliamentary elections initially billed for next Sunday would be deferred, explaining the latest postponement on the absence of the New Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). Full text...

  • Court hears petitions on Gabonese general elections
    05 march 2002 23:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Constitutional Court in Libreville would on Wednesday begin hearing petitions on parliamentary elections held 9 and 23 December 2001 in Gabon, informed sources said. Full text...

  • Five million registered to vote in presidential poll
    05 march 2002 18:50:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's election officials said Tuesday more than 5. Full text...

  • Can ageing Mugabe Floor His Opponents in Zimbabwe Poll?
    05 march 2002 16:21:00
    Mutare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- "I am 77 years old, but I am still going strong. Full text...

  • South Africa Says Free and Fair Poll Possible in Zimbabwe
    04 march 2002 12:34:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The head of South African election observers to Zimbabwe said Monday a free and fair presidential poll in the country next weekend was still possible in spite of cases of violence. Full text...

  • OAU to send a military team to the Comoros
    03 march 2002 16:24:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Ahead of the country's presidential polls due 10 March, the OAU would on 7 March despatch a 39-strong military team to the Comoros for a 60-day mission, official sources affirmed Saturday in Moroni, citing a release from the continental body. Full text...

  • Abubakar Says Media Blowing Up Zimbabwe Poll Violence
    02 march 2002 14:07:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The head of Commonwealth election observers to Zimbabwe's March 9-10 presidential poll said Saturday the media was exaggerating election violence in the country. Full text...

  • Britain still optimistic Zimbabwe may be suspended
    02 march 2002 13:44:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair remains optimistic Zimbabwe would be suspended from the Commonwealth if President Robert Mugabe wins the March 9-10 presidential election in the southern African country through intimidation. Full text...

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