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Zimbabweans seek refuge in US embassy

Zimbabwe: Some 200 people are seeking refuge at the US embassy in the Zimbabwe capital, Harare, says the US ambassador, James Mcgee. According to the Associated Press, riot police were seen at the embassy as well as people with bundles of possessions. Mr McGee said embassy officials were working with humanitarian organisations to find...

Zimbabwe opposition denies to join unity government

Harare (Zimbabwe): Zimbabwe's opposition leader on Wednesday rejected calls to form a national unity government, saying it would not solve the country's crisis after Robert Mugabe's widely condemned one-man election. Speaking the day after an African Union summit called for a unity government, Morgan Tsvangirai said it would merely...

Rice urges tough action on Zimbabwe

Beijing: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday urged China and other powers to back strong steps against Zimbabwe, while China's foreign minister was non-committal on possible U.N.-authorised sanctions. Zimbabwe has been among the international hotspots up for discussion during Rice's tour through Asia, along with Iran and...

AU summit likely to focus on water, food crisis in Zimbabwe

Egypt: Water and sanitation, soaring food prices and Zimbabwe's political situation are likely to top the agenda of the upcoming 11th African Union (AU) summit, which will open Monday in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.   Holding under the theme of "Meeting the Millennium Development Goals on Water and Sanitation,"...

Mugabe sworn as Zimbabwe president after criticized run off

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe has been sworn in for a new five-year term as Zimbabwe's president after election officials declared a landslide victory for him.   Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was sworn in on Sunday after being declared the landslide winner of a widely condemned election which African observers said was scarred by violence and...

Zimbabwe presidential runoff held with voter led to polls

Harare (Zimbabwe): Marshals led voters to polling stations and bands of government supporters harassed people in the street Friday as Zimbabwe held an internationally discredited, one-candidate presidential runoff marked by intimidation.    Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who withdrew from the runoff against longtime President...

West should stop propaganda about Zimbabwe- says Mugabe

Zimbabwe: Britain and its allies should stop commenting on Zimbabwean issues because the country is no longer under colonial rule, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said. Addressing thousands of Zanu-PF supporters at rallies in Rushinga, Centenary and Mahuwe in Mashonaland Central on Wednesday, Mugabe said Zimbabwe was facing economic...

Zimbabwe votes in presidential run-off polls

Zimbabwe: Polls opened on Friday in Zimbabwe's presidential election days after opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew from the rac.e. The people of the violence torn Zimbabwe are going to the polls in the second round of a presidential election in which Robert Mugabe is the only candidate. The opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai,...

Tsvangirai agrees for talks with Zimbabwe govt

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has called for a "negotiated political settlement" which would allow the country to begin "healing". He also called for the immediate release of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) deputy Tendai Biti, held on treason charges. He spoke after briefly leaving the Dutch...

Zimbabwe Opposition leader calls for AU role

Zimbabwe: Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai called on Wednesday for the African Union, backed by the United Nations, to lead a transition in Zimbabwe following disputed elections and a wave of political violence.   He spoke at his home shortly after leaving the Dutch embassy, where he took refuge on Sunday when he pulled out of Friday's run...

Zimbabwe president says-Negotiations after election!

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe said he is open to negotiations after this week's runoff presidential election.   "We are open, open to discussion, but we have our own principles," The Herald newspaper quoted Mugabe as saying at two rallies on Tuesday, state media report said. "If they (the opposition) have...

Zimbabwe opposition formally pull out from polls

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's opposition MDC announced it was pulling out of the presidential runoff scheduled for June 27, but the election body said they have not received the letter so far, local media reported on Tuesday.   According to some media reports, the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has officially pulled out of this week's...

Zimbabwe vice president calls for refraining from violence

Harare (Zimbabwe): Zimbabwe Vice President Joyce Mujuru has called for abstaining from violence for the June 27 presidential run-off elections. Mujuru said true cadres were supposed to espouse discipline and nonviolence to appease the spirit of fallen freedom fighters and would never drag the name of the ruling party into disrepute by engaging...

Zimbabwe ruling party to go ahead with run off poll

Harare (Zimbabwe): Zimbabwe ruling Zano-PF has said it would however not treat seriously threats by the opposition MDC to boycott the elections until the MDC had notified the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission on its position, the state media New Ziana reported on Monday. Zano-PF said on Sunday the opposition Movement for Democratic Change had pulled...

Zimbabwe Opposition leader seeks embassy refuge

Zimababwe: Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has taken refuge in the Dutch embassy in Harare. A Dutch foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Mr Tsvangirai had spent the night at the embassy as he feared for his safety but had not requested asylum. On Sunday, he announced he was withdrawing from the 27 June presidential elections in...