Zimbabwe
  • UPDATE: Zimbabwe election petition fixed for 22 August
    16 august 2018 12:00:58
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court will next Wednesday commence hearing the case in which the leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance Nelson Chamisa is contesting the victory of President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the 30 July presidential poll. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe president raises preliminary objections to opposition's election petition
    16 august 2018 07:49:05
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is challenging opposition leader Nelson Chamisa's election petition against him, says there is no valid petition against his victory in the 30 July election. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe ruling party challenges opposition leader's election petition
    15 august 2018 12:10:50
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The legal team of Zimbabwe's ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) has filed papers against the challenge of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance of the 20 July election results that gave victory to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Full text...
  • 'Let's put election behind us,' President Mnangagwa urges Zimbabweans
    13 august 2018 13:24:06
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday urged Zimbabweans to put the 30 July election behind them, forge ahead and work for economic development. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe's ruling party prepares to contest opposition party's election petition
    13 august 2018 11:00:32
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's ruling party, Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) says it will on Monday file its papers to contest the election petition filed by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, which that claims that its leader Nelson Chamisa and not President Emmerson Mnangagwa won the 30 July elections. Full text...
  • UPDATE: Zimbabwe opposition party challenges election result in court
    10 august 2018 18:07:07
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's main opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, on Friday filed papers at the Constitutional Court challenging the results of the 30 July presidential election with its candidate, Nelson Chamisa, tweeting that they have a "good case and cause". Full text...
  • President Trump signs bill setting tough conditions for Zimbabwe's engagement with US
    10 august 2018 12:13:12
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - US President Donald Trump has signed into law the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Bill of 2018 (ZEDERA), the White House has said. Full text...
  • US 'gravely concerned' about detentions, beatings in Zimbabwe post-election violence
    10 august 2018 11:48:58
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The United States government says it is "gravely concerned" by credible reports of numerous detentions, beatings, and other abuses of Zimbabweans over the past week, particularly targeting opposition activists. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe opposition MDC Alliance faces Friday deadline to challenge election results in court
    10 august 2018 06:36:04
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance faces a Friday deadline to challenge the 30 July controversial presidential election that gave victory to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Full text...
  • 2ND UPDATE: Court grants Zimbabwe opposition leader Biti US$5,000 bail
    09 august 2018 19:36:28
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe opposition leader Tendai Biti was on Thursday granted US$5,000 bail when he appeared before Harare magistrate, Mr Francis Mapfumo, the local media reported. Full text...
  • UPDATE: Zimbabwe police confirm arrest of opposition leader, Biti
    09 august 2018 14:12:08
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe police have confirmed the arrest of opposition leader, Mr Tendai Biti, after he was handed over to Zimbabwean officials by the Zambian authorities on Thursday morning. Full text...
  • UNHCR expresses concern about forced return of Zimbabwean opposition leader
    09 august 2018 11:44:12
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says it is gravely concerned about reports of the forced return of a Zimbabwean asylum-seeker by Zambia to his country of origin and asked the Zambian government to investigate the incident "urgently".Full text...
  • Zambia denies asylum claims by six Zimbabwe opposition leaders
    09 august 2018 06:41:49
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambian immigration authorities on Wednesday rejected a claim of asylum by Tendai Biti, a leading figure in the Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance who fled post-election violence and certain arrest in his country. Full text...
  • Kenyatta congratulates Zimbabwean President on election outcome
    06 august 2018 09:22:39
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent congratulatory messages to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa following the elections which took place in the Southern Africa nation. Full text...
  • US urges Zimbabwe stakeholders to pursue election grievances peacefully
    04 august 2018 09:38:39
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - The US has urged all stakeholders and citizens in Zimbabwe to pursue any grievances in connection with last Monday's elections peacefully and through established legal channels. Full text...
  • 2ND UPDATE: Mnangagwa pledges to serve all Zimbabweans
    03 august 2018 18:22:32
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday pledged to serve all Zimbabweans irrespective of political affiliation following his election that has been drowned in controversy as the opposition has refused to accept the results. Full text...
  • UPDATE: Mnangagwa's supporters celebrate double victory, Chamisa prepares to challenge results of Zim polls
    03 august 2018 13:48:23
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Supporters of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) have on Friday been celebrating their double victory in last Monday's presidential and parliamentary elections.Full text...
  • International observers condemn Zimbabwe's post-election violence
    03 august 2018 11:45:04
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - International Election Observer Missions to Zimbabwe have condemned the bloody post-election violence that rocked the capital, Harare, on Wednesday and extended their sympathies to all those affected when police cracked down on the opposition demonstrators. Full text...
  • HRW calls for 'immediate, impartial' investigation of Harare post-election protests
    03 august 2018 06:12:07
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) – The Zimbabwe government should immediately and impartially investigate the use of force by security forces to clamp down on post-election protests in Harare last Wednesday, Human Rights Watch has said. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa wins presidential election
    03 august 2018 00:06:46
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Monday's controversial presidential election, beating the main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, according to official results released by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Full text...
  • Zimbabwe Electoral Commission announces final parliamentary election results
    02 august 2018 11:25:23
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Thursday declared the results of the final three constituencies in last Monday's parliamentary elections with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance winning 2 seats and the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) winning the third one. Full text...
  • South Africa opposition party condemns Harare bloodshed
    02 august 2018 10:10:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday condemned the use of live ammunition on unarmed civilians in Zimbabwe. Full text...
  • UPDATE: Uneasy calm in Harare after bloody crackdown on opposition demonstrators
    02 august 2018 10:03:34
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - There is uneasy calm on Thursday in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, after Wednesday's bloody crackdown on opposition demonstrators who claimed their victory in Monday's elections had been stolen.Full text...
  • UN calls for restraint in Zimbabwe; presidential election results expected to be announced
    02 august 2018 05:04:39
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The United Nations is calling for restraint in Zimbabwe where deadly clashes in Harare on Wednesday between demonstrators of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance protesting Monday's election results claimed three lives. Full text...
  • 3RD UPDATE: 3 killed in Zimbabwe election violence; President Mnangagwa blames opposition MDC Alliance
    01 august 2018 20:10:37
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Three people have died in Wednesday's violence in the Zimbabwe capital, Harare, after supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance protested against results of Monday's elections in the Southern African country, police said. Full text...
  • 2ND UPDATE: Violence breaks out in Zimbabwe as poll results show ruling party wins two-thirds of parliamentary seats
    01 august 2018 15:25:44
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Violence erupted in Zimbabwe on Wednesday as parliamentary results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) showed that the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) has won a landslide victory in Monday's vote. Full text...
  • UPDATE: Election observer missions approve Zimbabwe's elections
    01 august 2018 11:12:54
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Several observer missions to Zimbabwe’s elections on Wednesday approved the vote and made recommendations on how the country can improve the process in the future, the state-owned Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) reported. Full text...
  • Ruling ZANU-PF in clear lead in parliamentary vote; presidential results yet to be released
    01 august 2018 06:09:18
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) has taken a commanding lead in Monday's parliamentary election, winning more than 70 per cent of seats so far declared, the state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) reported on Wednesday. Full text...
  • UPDATE: 'Disregard unofficial results', urges Zimbabwe electoral commissioner
    31 july 2018 10:29:07
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Priscilla Chigumba, has urged Zimbabweans to disregard results not announced by the commission, the state broadcaster, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, (ZBC) reported on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe opposition leader Chamisa claims victory
    31 july 2018 06:28:29
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is claiming victory in Monday's historic presidential elections saying his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance is ready to form the next government. Full text...
  • Counting of votes continues in Zimbabwe elections
    31 july 2018 05:35:43
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Counting of votes in Zimbabwe's historic presidential, parliamentary and local government elections is continuing on Tuesday as the Electoral Commission put the provisional voter turnout at 75 per cent. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe's historic elections conclude peacefully
    30 july 2018 17:30:12
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's historic presidential, parliamentary and local government elections concluded officially at 7 pm (1700 GMT) on Monday with reports indicating that there was a high turnout throughout the Southern African nation. Full text...
  • UPDATE: High turn-out as Zimbabweans vote in historic elections
    30 july 2018 12:57:40
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - There is a high turn-out as Zimbabweans vote in historic presidential, parliamentary and local government elections on Monday. Full text...
  • Polls open in Zimbabwe's historic elections
    30 july 2018 05:50:02
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Polls have opened in Zimbabwe where voters are casting their ballots in their historic presidential, parliamentary and local government elections. Full text...
  • UN rights office appeals for peaceful Zimbabwe elections amid reports of intimidation
    25 july 2018 06:38:27
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Zimbabwe’s upcoming presidential elections must be peaceful and credible, the UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, amid increasing reports of voter intimidation and coercion linked to the ruling ZANU-PF party. Full text...
  • Head of Commonwealth Observer Mission arrives for Zimbabwe vote
    24 july 2018 09:43:23
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The Head of Commonwealth Observer Mission for Zimbabwe's 30 July elections, former Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama, has arrived in the country to carry out his assignment, the state broadcaster, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) reported. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe's elections offer chance to break with gross human rights violations - Rights group
    10 july 2018 06:55:35
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's election at the end of this month will take place in the context of decades of politically motivated gross human rights violations, including mass killings, the forced disappearance of critics and suppression of peaceful protesters, human rights group, Amnesty International, said in a new briefing published on Tuesday. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe military stresses neutrality in upcoming 30 July elections
    04 july 2018 12:42:13
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) on Wednesday stressed their neutrality in the upcoming 30 July presidential and parliamentary elections refuting claims that members of the security forces have been deployed in rural areas to intimidate villagers. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa in Nouakchott for AU Summit
    30 june 2018 10:44:52
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived here Saturday for the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government officially opening on Sunday. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa visits Tanzania
    28 june 2018 11:24:22
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa arrived in Dar es Salaam on Thursday for a two-day state visit and he was received at Julius Kambarage Nyerere International Airport by his host, President John Pombe Magufuli. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe political parties sign peace pledge
    26 june 2018 12:47:48
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe political parties taking part in the 30 July presidential and general elections on Tuesday signed a peace pledge in Harare in which they made a public commitment to say no violence, force or intimidation, hate speech and inducing fear. Full text...
  • Two victims of Zimbabwe ruling party rally explosion die
    25 june 2018 19:57:18
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Two victims of Saturday's explosion at a ruling party rally addressed by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo, the second largest city, have died, Minister of State for Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Angeline Masuku has said. Full text...
  • Zimbabwe president says 30 July elections to ahead despite election rally explosion
    25 june 2018 13:48:23
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared that the country's 30 July elections will go ahead despite an explosion that rocked a rally he addressed in opposition stronghold Bulawayo last Saturday. Full text...
  • UN chief condemns explosion at Zimbabwe ruling party rally
    24 june 2018 21:04:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General has condemned an explosion which took place at an election rally in Zimbabwe on Saturday, not long after President Emmerson Mnangagwa left the stage after addressing the crowd. Full text...
  • President Mnangagwa condemns 'senseless' explosion at ruling party rally
    24 june 2018 06:53:27
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa has condemned Saturday's explosion that targeted his rally at the country's opposition stronghold, Bulawayo, as "a senseless act of violence." Full text...
  • LEAD: Zimbabwe rally explosion 'assassination attempt' on President Mnangagwa - says state broadcaster
    23 june 2018 17:12:58
    Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwe's state broadcaster says the explosion on Saturday at a rally in Bulawayo was an "assassination attempt" on President Emmerson Mnangagwa.Full text...
  • Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa's rally hit by explosion
    23 june 2018 15:07:01
    Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been evacuated from White City Stadium in Bulawayo following an explosion which took place on Saturday just as a rally by his ZANU-PF to campaign for the 30 July elections ended, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) reported. Full text...
  • Twenty-three candidates file papers to contest Zimbabwe's presidential election
    15 june 2018 11:36:11
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Twenty-three candidates filed their nomination papers at the High Court on Thursday to contest for president in next month's election in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) announced on Friday. The election is scheduled for 30 July 2018. Full text...
  • Rights group says lack of reform risks credible elections in Zimbabwe
    08 june 2018 05:29:10
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) – The Zimbabwe government’s failure to carry out legal and electoral reforms threatens the credibility of national elections scheduled for 30 July, 2018, a human rights group has said. Full text...
  • Zimbabweans to vote for president, MPs, councillors on 30 July
    30 may 2018 11:25:00
    Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabweans will hold elections on 30 July, 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced in a proclamation on Wednesday.Full text...

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