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2008-06-24 02:29:27

By From news reports The main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, said Sunday that he was pulling out of the runoff election set for Friday against President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai said he would quit the race because of rising violence and intimidation against the opposition during the campaign. "We can no longer participate," Nelson Chamisa, a spokesman for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, said in an interview by telephone. "We will not ask people to sacrifice their...

2008-06-23 15:00:43

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 23 June [Report by Wayne Mafaro: "Zim Police Raid Opposition Head Office"] HARARE - Heavily armed police raided the headquarters of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party, where hundreds of victims of political violence have sought temporary shelter, party spokesman Nelson Chamisa said. He said police arrested scores of party members including some critically injured and took them away to an unknown...

2008-06-23 15:00:24

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 23 June Johannesburg - Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has sought refuge at the Dutch embassy in Harare, the Dutch government said on Monday. A Dutch foreign ministry spokesman Rob Dekker said Tsvangirai, who pulled out of Zimbabwe's presidential election run-off on Friday because of political violence, had not sought political asylum but came to the embassy because he feared for his safety. "He asked to come and...

2008-06-23 12:00:42

By Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of Zimbabwe's violence-wracked presidential runoff Sunday, declaring that the election was no longer credible and the loss of life among his supporters was simply too high. The announcement cleared the way for President Robert Mugabe to continue his 28-year rule, despite mounting condemnation from even loyal African allies that the former independence hero has become a despot who has bankrupted the...

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...

2008-06-23 03:00:02

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 23 June [Report by Wayne Mafaro:"Zim Govt Eager To Claim Easy Victory"] HARARE - Zimbabwe's government appeared eager on Sunday to claim an easy victory, urging opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to notify electoral authorities of his decision to withdraw from next Friday's presidential run-off election so that President Robert Mugabe could be declared winner. Tsvangirai, who defeated Mugabe in the first round voting in March...

2006-03-06 03:48:59

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ruling party won back a handful of urban seats from the fractured main opposition in polls at the weekend, state media reported on Monday. Analysts say a damaging split within the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leaves the party weaker to challenge the ruling ZANU-PF's 26 year grip on power, and results from council elections showed the opposition losing ground in its traditional urban strongholds. State radio said the MDC...

2005-12-10 14:33:10

By Stella Mapenzauswa ESIGODINI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party has recommended a crackdown on Western-sponsored groups hostile to President Robert Mugabe and asked security forces to make a list of people whose passports should be seized. On the last day of its annual conference on Saturday, Mugabe's ZANU-PF party adopted a central committee report that recommended government action against non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civic groups allied to the...

2005-11-28 02:33:33

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe's ruling party has sealed its victory in polls for Zimbabwe's new Senate, winning at least 21 out of 31 seats up for grabs in elections marked by apathy and a split opposition, results said on Monday. Mugabe's ZANU-PF party was guaranteed a further 35 of the 66 seats on the new Senate thanks to an opposition boycott in many constituencies and electoral laws that reserve seats for Mugabe loyalists such as tribal chiefs. Official figures from...

2005-11-27 02:26:13

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's main opposition party took an early lead in an election for the Senate, early results showed, despite a split over whether it should contest the poll that has thrown the party into crisis. In results announced on state television on Sunday, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) swept all five seats in the Bulawayo metropolitan province although figures showed a majority had stayed at home. MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai called for a boycott...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'