Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sworn in as president of Zimbabwe on Sunday, faces the challenges of a worsening economy and a divided nation after a disputed vote.
Nelson Chamisa, the main opposition leader, rejected President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory as Zimbabwe moves into a new era after Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule.
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court is hearing a petition filed by opposition MDC party that accuses the ruling ZANU PF party and the election commission of vote fraud and election rigging. The court is likely to announce the verdict on Friday.
In his first public address since winning disputed elections, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa called on the troubled country to unite and "put the election period behind us and embrace the future."
Inauguration of Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa, which was due on Sunday, has been halted after the country's main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, filed a court challenge against the last month's vote results.
Tendai Biti, a former finance minister and newly elected member of parliament for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, is wanted in Zimbabwe for allegedly inciting violence after urging opposition supporters to defend their votes.
What was expected to solve a big problem in Zimbabwe’s election ended up creating a bigger one.
Twenty-seven Movement for Democratic Change members face charges for deadly disturbance that killed six people after elections swept the ruling ZANU PF to power.
As riot police circulated in the capital, supporters of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa urged him to keep fighting a day after he forcefully rejected President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory and alleged manipulation.
Nelson Chamisa, who lost to ruling ZANU PF's Emmerson Mnangagwa by a narrow margin, vows to challenge what he says is a "fraudulent" and "illegitimate" election.
Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change has rejected the results of the presidential election. Nelson Chamisa's party's challenge is expected to play out either in the courts or in the streets.
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he seeks to "peacefully" end election crisis while his government vowed to enforce a security crackdown to prevent further unrest in Harare.
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