August 21, 2013
by G. Redd
The constitutional court of Zimbabwe ruled Tuesday that July's presidential elections were fair, effectively allowing President Robert Mugabe to continue his 33-year rule. This ruling is controversial because the complaint by presidential hopeful Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Zimbabwe's High Court on Monday ordered the immediate release of Beatrice Mtetwa, a prominent human rights lawyer who was detained for eight days for obstructing the course of justice. Mtetwa was arrested on March 17 along with four officials from the party of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and the country's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai reached an agreement on Thursday on a new constitution. Details of the agreement have not yet been made public. Tsvangirai previously stated that the passage of the constitution was a condition for the ...[read more]
May 10, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
Zimbabwe's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed terrorism and other charges against Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett. Bennett, a close ally of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai ally and opponent of President Robert Mugabe, ...[read more]
March 26, 2010
by Steve Dotterer
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and President Robert Mugabe agreed at belated International Women's Day Celebrations on Friday that gay rights should not be constitutionally protected. While Zimbabwean sexual deviancy laws prohibit homosexual acts, some lawmakers have su... ...[read more]
January 22, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
Zimbabwean state-run media on Thursday announced the suspension of governmental efforts to collect public opinions on a new constitution for the country. Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana, co-chairman of the committee charged with drafting the document, cited financial and logistical concerns, as well as ...[read more]
October 29, 2009
by Steve Dotterer
Zimbabwe deported UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak Thursday, citing concerns over a meeting of Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders in the capital city of Harare. Nowak was detained Wednesday evening and placed on a flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, the following ...[read more]
May 5, 2009
by Adrienne Lester
A court in Zimbabwe on Tuesday ordered back into custody 18 human rights activists, including activist and journalist Jestina Mukoko and freelance journalist Andrison Manyere. Mukoko is the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), and Manyere is a former aid to Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan ...[read more]
April 13, 2009
by Jay Carmella
The Zimbabwean House Speaker announced Sunday the formation of a committee to draft a new constitution. The drafting of a new constitution was part of the power sharing agreement signed last September by President Robert Mugabe and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader and now-Prime Minister ...[read more]
March 12, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Zimbabwean authorities on Thursday released jailed Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer general and opposition cabinet member-designate Roy Bennett, one day after the nation's Supreme Court denied a state appeal to keep him in prison. Bennett, a top aide to MDC head Morgan ...[read more]

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