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Zimbabwe opposition leader calls for negotiated settlement, UN intervention
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], presidential candidate of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) , Wednesday called for the United Nations and African leaders to lead a settlement process aimed at e (More)
UN condemns Zimbabwe violence after politician takes refuge at Dutch embassy
The UN Security Council condemned the increasing violence against opposition activists and politicians in Zimbabwe in a presidential statement issued Monday. The statement calls on the government of Zimbabwe to "stop the violence, to cease po (More)
Zimbabwe expels UN rights envoy
A UN observer who arrived in Zimbabwe Sunday to monitor the human rights situation has been ejected from the country after only two days, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour [official profile; statement, recorded audio] said Wednesda (More)
Returning Zimbabwe opposition official arrested on treason charges
Zimbabwean police arrested opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Secretary General Tendai Biti Thursday on suspicion of treason. Biti left Zimbabwe after the disputed March 29 elections in which MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai challenged (More)
Zimbabwe police detain US, UK diplomats
Zimbabwean police detained US and UK diplomatic envoys for several hours at a roadblock Thursday, threatening them and beating one of their drivers, according to US Ambassador to Zimbabwe James McGee, who described the incident as an "illegal a (More)
Zimbabwe refuses to extradite ex-Ethiopia leader Mengistu to face death penalty
Zimbabwe will not return former Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to Ethiopia to face a death sentence, a Zimbabwean Information Ministry official said Tuesday. The Ethiopian Supreme Court sentenced Mengistu (More)
Zimbabwe parties launch legal challenges to parliamentary vote results
The ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) both filed legal challenges to the parliamentary results of Zimbabwe's March 29 general election Wednesday. ZA (More)
Zimbabwe election commission says run-off needed in contested presidential race
Opposition Movement for Democratic Change candidate Morgan Tsvangirai won a slim majority in Zimbabwe's contested March presidential election but not enough to avoid a run-off vote against current Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile (More)
Zimbabwe police probing at least 100 cases of alleged vote fraud in disputed election
Zimbabwean police have launched investigations into at least 100 cases of alleged fraud in the March 29 contested presidential election , officials said Wednesday. Police have arrested voters accused of voting multiple times in the election, as well (More)
Zimbabwe police release opposition activists detained after raids
Zimbabwean police Tuesday released several hundred opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) supporters detained after police raids last week. Twenty-nine women and children were released almost immediately last week, while the rest were rel (More)
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