Mugabe set to call for early elections

The 87-year-old Zimbabwean leader could end the fragile coalition with Morgan Tsvangirai as Zimbabwe is still unsettled.

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe opens the annual conference of his ZANU-PF party on Thursday with the veteran leader seeking to extend his more than three-decade dominance of the country.  

    Mugabe is expected to push for early elections, confident he can defeat his current coalition partner, Morgan Tsvangirai, the prime minister who came to power in 2009 as part of a power-sharing deal.

    But Mugabe's party, and his country, remain deeply divided.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Bulawayo.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.