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Cholera death toll climbs to 28 in Zimbabwe

Harare - The death toll in Zimbabwe's cholera outbreak has risen to 28, state media said Sunday, as the health minister announced new antibiotics were being used after the disease strain was found to be resistant to some drugs.

Zimbabwe cholera deaths at 24, drugs resistant: WHO

Harare - The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to 24 with first-line antibiotics struggling to treat the disease which has spread from the capital, a World Health Organisation report said Thursday.

Public gatherings banned in Zimbabwe capital over cholera

Harare - Zimbabwe on Wednesday banned public gatherings in the capital Harare following a cholera outbreak which has claimed at least 21 lives and left hundreds of people ill over the past week.

Zimbabwe seeks return to dollar as new govt sworn in

Harare - Zimbabwe's newly sworn-in finance minister on Monday said he planned to reintroduce the Zimbabwe dollar and accelerate plans to repay the country's debt, in a bid to revive the battered economy.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe accepts disputed election result

Harare - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, who had vowed not to vote for his old party in elections in July, on Thursday said he accepted the outcome of the disputed poll.

Zimbabwe parliament sworn in after ZANU-PF victory

Harare - Zimbabwe on Wednesday swore in new members of parliament after July elections, with the ruling ZANU-PF party commanding a majority of over two-thirds, enough to amend the constitution.

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president of Zimbabwe

Harare - Emmerson Mnangagwa was officially sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on Sunday after winning a bitterly-contested election which was the country's first since the ousting of strongman Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe court to rule on bid to annul election result

Harare - Zimbabwe's top court was set to rule Friday on an opposition bid to have presidential election results thrown out over alleged rigging in favour of Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Zimbabwe opposition asks court to annul election result

Harare - Zimbabwe's opposition argued in the country's top court Wednesday that the presidential election results should be thrown out, alleging that only "massive doctoring" of the vote had kept Emmerson Mnangagwa in office.

Zimbabwe top court hears appeal against election result

Harare - Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court will Wednesday hear an opposition petition seeking to overturn the presidential election result, in a legal challenge seen as unlikely to succeed despite allegations of vote fraud.

Zimbabwe court to hear election challenge on August 22

Harare - Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court will hear the opposition's legal challenge to the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa on August 22, the ruling party said on Thursday.

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.

Zambia deports top Zimbabwe opponent Biti, defying court order: lawyer

Lusaka - Zambian authorities on Thursday defied a court order stopping them from deporting top Zimbabwe opposition figure Tendai Biti, handing him to police across the border, his lawyer said.

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.

UN chief tells Zimbabwe's leaders to resolve election crisis

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a telephone conversation that he must rein in his security forces after six people were killed in election violence, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

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 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.
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