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Zimbabwe opposition lodges appeal against election result

Harare - Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party lodged a court bid Friday to overturn the results of presidential elections that it alleges were rigged to ensure victory for Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Zimbabwe opposition on deadline to appeal election result

Harare - Zimbabwe's defeated opposition faced a deadline Friday to file its legal challenge to try to overturn the July 30 election result, which has been mired in fraud allegations and a government crackdown on opponents.

Top Zimbabwe opponent bailed after Zambia asylum bid

Harare - Western governments and the UN expressed alarm Thursday as top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti appeared in court after a dramatic attempt to flee to neighbouring Zambia and claim asylum.

Zimbabwe opposition confirms court challenge to election results

Harare - Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party on Wednesday confirmed it would launch a legal challenge to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow election victory, which it says was due to fraud.

Zimbabwe opposition figure flees as party vows court appeal

Harare - Zimbabwe's defeated opposition vowed Wednesday to go to court to overturn the results of the country's elections, as one of its senior members fled to neighbouring Zambia to evade arrest.

Senior Zimbabwe opposition figure Biti arrested at border: lawyer

Harare - Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti was arrested as he tried to flee to neighbouring Zambia to seek asylum, his lawyer said Wednesday, allegedly on charges of inciting violence over the disputed election result.

Zimbabwe bails opposition backers held over poll clashes

Harare - Twenty-seven supporters of Zimbabwe's MDC opposition party were released on bail Tuesday over alleged violence at last week's post-election protests that triggered a security crackdown.

Zimbabwe opposition fears growing post-election crackdown

Harare - Zimbabwe authorities are abducting opposition activists and launching court cases to suppress protests, the opposition MDC party said Monday, despite the president's boast of introducing new freedoms to criticise his government.

Zimbabwe opposition members in court over election violence

Harare - Twenty-seven members of Zimbabwe's MDC opposition appeared in court Monday on violence charges after post-election protests that triggered a security crackdown.

Post-Mugabe euphoria fades with Zimbabwe's elections

Harare - When Robert Mugabe's brutal rule finally came to an end, millions in Zimbabwe dreamed of a brighter future -- but many fear his freshly elected former ally Emmerson Mnangagwa will simply offer more of the same.

'Shot like a dog': Zimbabwe buries its post-election dead

Redcliff - The four children of a fruit-seller gunned down by Zimbabwean soldiers in post-election violence wept uncontrollably at the sight of their father lying in a casket under a baking sun.

Zimbabwe opposition in court over post-vote violence

Harare - Members of Zimbabwe's defeated opposition party appeared in court Saturday on violence charges, a day after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared winner of the historic first elections following the downfall of Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe president defends 'free, fair and credible election'

Harare - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging."Here was a celebration of Zimbabwean democracy, a festival of unfettered freedom.

Zimbabwe opposition stronghold hushed after election loss

Bulawayo - In the opposition stronghold of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second city, the election results were greeted with resignation rather than protests despite allegations that the ruling party had won by fraud.

Zimbabwe election result 'fraudulent, illegal, illegitimate': opposition chief

Harare - Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday lashed the results of the country's landmark presidential elections as "fraudulent" and "illegitimate" but signalled he would take the path of law to contest the outcome.

Zimbabwe's reviled election authority back under pressure

Harare - Just before announcing the results, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chief Priscilla Chigumba made a passionate plea for the country to remember the upbeat and peaceful atmosphere of polling day.

Zimbabwe: from Mugabe's ousting to election dispute

Harare - A timeline of developments since the ousting of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe last November to the rejection by the opposition of the election victory of his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa elected Zimbabwe president: official result

Harare - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country's landmark election, results showed early Friday, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests.

Zimbabwe army clears streets as election panel begs for 'patience'

Harare - Soldiers and police cleared the streets of central Harare on Thursday a day after a deadly crackdown on protestors as the Zimbabwean authorities begged for patience over the release of the results from landmark presidential elections.

Opposition march turns to bloodshed after Zimbabwe vote

Harare - The sound of automatic gunfire reverberated through Harare on Wednesday as armoured military vehicles rolled through the Zimbabwean capital and soldiers fired on opposition activists protesting against alleged electoral fraud.
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