Prime Minister Tsvangirai rejects reports of a ZANU-PF victory in the elections, claiming the party had engineered a ‘monumental fraud’
The stage is set for days, perhaps weeks, of confrontation following claims by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
and local monitoring groups of extensive rigging in the 31 July elections. The worsening dispute will put great pressure on the Southern African Development Community to broker a resolution. Neither of the two main parties looks prepared to accept a power-sharing deal, which was SADC’s remedy for the political crisis after the disputed and violent elections of 2008. This will give the key role to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma
who – beset by political ructions at home – has shown little energy or interest in urging the Zimbabwean parties to follow the electoral rules set out in the 2008 SADC agreement.
An investigation by Africa Confidential, The Telegraph and Global Witness has revealed suspicious payments to central bank governor Gideon Gono’s children
The business affairs of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Gideon Gono, are back in the headlines since evidence emerged that three of his children had received US...
The turnout was the highest ever. Shortcomings should not prevent the new leader from restoring some credibility to government
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK) had always looked the man to beat in the Malian presidential race and as Africa Confidential went to press, it was clear that he had made a big im...