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Opinion

What next for Zimbabwe's opposition?

Going forward, Zimbabwe's opposition must unite and create a brand that resonates with both urban and rural voters.

Chipo Dendere

by Chipo Dendere

Chipo Dendere

Elections

Why Muslim Americans are running for office in record numbers

Unprecedented number of Muslim Americans candidates includes Abdul El-Sayed who's vying to be the first Muslim governor.

Why Muslim Americans are running for office in record numbers

Opinion

How did Mnangagwa win Zimbabwe's landmark July 30 election?

The factors that led to Mnangagwa's victory signal a grim future for Zimbabwe's democracy.

Tafi Mhaka

by Tafi Mhaka

Tafi Mhaka

Mali

Mali opposition candidate goes to court over vote fraud

In advance of runoff, opposition leader files complaints of ballot box stuffing and other violations, says spokesman.

Mali: Candidate Soumaila Cisse goes to court alleging vote fraud

Africa

After polls, Zimbabweans anxiously hope for a new era

On the brink of a new chapter, Zimbabwe may struggle to find its feet as yet another election dispute unfolds.

After polls, Zimbabweans anxiously hope for a new era

Latin America

Brazil: Jailed Lula named as presidential candidate

Lula, a 72-year-old former president, is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.

Latin America

Brazil's ex-president Lula widely popular despite imprisonment

The former president, jailed for corruption, has been part of Brazil's political scene for 40 years and many of his supporters believe he is responsible for raising millions out of poverty.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Chamisa: We are not accepting fake results

Nelson Chamisa says will pursue 'legal and constitutional' means, but Emmerson Mnangagwa hails 'free and fair' election.

Zimbabwe: Chamisa rejects Mnangagwa's poll win, vows legal action

US & Canada

US: Efforts ramped up against interference in midterm election

US officials say that they are not seeing the same level of interference as the 2016 presidential election, but there are worries more groups may target the US midterm elections.

Inside Story

Is a peaceful resolution to Zimbabwe's political crisis possible?

At least six people were killed on Wednesday when police in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, opened fire on protesters.

Africa

Prison to Polls: DR Congo's ex-rebel leader aims for presidency

Jean-Pierre Bemba is filing a bid for the presidency after spending 10 years in prison for war crimes, before winning appeal at The Hague.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe ruling party wins majority in parliament

Results show President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ZANU-PF picking up 145 seats against 60 for the opposition.

Zimbabwe's ZANU-PF wins majority in parliament: Electoral body

Africa

Opposition leader says he's winning as Zimbabwe awaits results

Opposition leader says ready to form government as the election commission urges candidates to wait for final results.

Opposition leader says he's winning as Zimbabwe awaits results

Africa

Vote counting under way in historic Zimbabwe elections

High turnout in presidential poll seen as two-horse race between Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa.

Vote counting under way in historic Zimbabwe elections

Elections

Polls close in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

More than five million have registered to vote in first poll since 1980 without Robert Mugabe on the ballot.

Zimbabwe elections: Voters cast ballots in landmark polls