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2008-06-23 12:00:20

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is urging his supporters to vote for him in Friday's presidential elections even though his main challenger has dropped out. Mugabe called the decision by Movement for Democratic Change candidate Morgan Tsvangirai to withdraw from the race amid escalating violence a ruse, while Zimbabwe's justice minister predicted the ruling ZANU-PF party would romp to victory, The Telegraph reported Monday. Tsvangirai withdrew from the Zimbabwean presidential race...

2008-06-20 09:00:08

Leaders of Zimbabwe's opposition party, faced with reports of escalating violence against its supporters, said they may pull out of next week's runoff election. Senior Movement for Democratic Change leaders met in Harare to discuss whether to participate in the election June 27 between MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and President Robert Mugabe, the BBC reported Friday. Tsvangirai reportedly is being pressured to abandon his bid. The MDC accused loyalists to Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party of...

2008-06-15 03:00:07

Reporters were barred Saturday when Tendai Biti, secretary-general of the Movement for Democratic Change, was brought into a Zimbabwean court in chains. Biti's lawyer said he is charged with treason and making malicious statements detrimental to the interests of the state, The New York Times reported. Police only brought Biti to court when a judge ordered it, CNN said. Biti was arrested Thursday at the airport in Harare as he returned from a two-month stay in South Africa. The charges...

2008-06-14 18:00:07

Text of report by South African Radio 702 website on 14 June It remains to be seen whether Zimbabwean police will follow the orders of a High Court judge to bring the secretary-general of the main opposition to court today. Lawyers for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) went to the High Court to obtain an order after police refused to release Tendai Biti. Biti was taken into custody after touching down in Harare from South Africa on Thursday. His whereabouts are unknown, raising...

2008-06-14 09:00:13

The whereabouts of arrested Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti were unknown Saturday as police failed to produce him for a court appearance in Harare. CNN reported that a journalist present in the Harare courtroom where Biti was scheduled to make an initial appearance on treason charges said national police agents failed to produce the Movement for Democratic Change party leader, arguing they couldn't authenticate the order from the Zimbabwe High Court demanding his presence. When...

2008-06-14 09:00:13

By Alex Duval Smith Amid mounting fears that the senior Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti is being tortured in custody, his lawyers obtained a high court order yesterday that he be brought before a judge today. Mr Biti, 41, secretary general of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was last seen on Thursday by fellow passengers disembarking from a flight from Johannesburg. They saw him being led away in handcuffs by 10 men in suits before he had even reached the immigration...

2008-06-14 00:00:09

By The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - President Robert Mugabe's regime struck at his rivals Thursday only two weeks before Zimbabwe's presidential runoff, twice detaining his challenger and jailing the No. 2 opposition leader to face treason charges.The U.S. ambassador, meanwhile, said 20 tons of American food aid heading to impoverished Zimbabwean children had been seized by authorities last week and given to Mugabe supporters at a rally.The repeated detentions, coupled with...

2006-02-17 03:20:10

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe has urged Britain's new envoy in Harare to report "true facts" on Zimbabwe to help mend bridges with the southern African nation's former colonial ruler, state media reported on Friday. Relations between Mugabe's government and that of British Prime Minister Tony Blair have been frosty in the last six years mainly over charges that Harare has violated human rights and rigged polls since 2000. Mugabe denies the charges and says London has...

2006-02-06 05:13:03

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe is probing a secret meeting between opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and a U.S.-funded organization it says is linked to the CIA, the official Herald newspaper said on Monday. Tsvangirai and eight members of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) were expelled from neighboring Zambia last week for violating its immigration laws. Zimbabwe's state media has reported that the group was deported after they secretly met officials from a U.S.-funded...

2005-07-31 07:18:09

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will not invite back white farmers whose land was seized by President Robert Mugabe's government despite calls by the central bank chief to allow them to help the struggling agriculture sector, state media reported. "The land here is for the black people and we are not going to give it back to anybody. We are not inviting any white farmers back," Security Minister Didymus Mutasa, also in charge of Lands, Land Reform and Resettlement, told the state-owned Sunday...