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The Attorney General of Zimbabwe filed an appeal Monday with the nation’s Supreme Court after the High Court’s recent ruling against the government. On May 15, the High Court held that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s five-year extension of Chief Justice Luke Malaba’s tenure was illegal. Mnangagwa exercised his executive power to grant Justice Malaba an extension on [...]

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The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe declared Nelson Chasima, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), illegitimate on Tuesday. The MDC is the largest opposition party in Zimbabwe. Thokozani Khuphe brought the lawsuit against the MDC and Chasima in 2018. Khuphe served as the MDC’s Deputy President for several years after the MDC’s Congress elected [...]

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Research and advocacy group Freedom House found in a report published Monday that global internet freedom has declined for the ninth consecutive year. Freedom House found that political leaders employed individuals to shape online opinions in 38 out of the 65 countries covered in the report. Cross-border influence, in which authorities in a growing number [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe ruled  on Friday that the July presidential election results, which saw President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first election victory, were valid. The challenge to the results was brought by the opposition MDC Alliance who nominated Nelson Chamisa for the presidency. The court ruled that it could not change the presidential election results because [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated on Tuesday that Zimbabwean police forces, soldiers, and a number of unidentified armed men violently attacked and harassed dozens of supporters of the Movement for Democratic Chance Alliance (MDCA) in a crackdown on political opposition. Political unrest erupted in Zimbabwe following the election held in the country last week when [...]

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The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe ruled Wednesday that citizens of Zimbabwe living outside of the country would be ineligible to vote in the nation’s upcoming July election. Zimbabweans living in the diaspora, or scattered around the world, and represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights filed suit arguing that the new constitution, which Zimbabwe adopted [...]

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