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The leading contenders in the Presidential race, Nelson Chamisa and Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s presidential campaign tightens in the last 10 days

By Farai Chirimumimba Zimbabwe’s presidential race is tightening in its final 10 days with opposition MDC Alliance candidate Nelson Chamisa narrowing the gap on front...

The Director of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Affairs in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Mrs. Gülfem Veziroğlu Sevgili addressing journalists

Change methodology of negotiation in the Cyprus question: UN urged

The Director of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Affairs in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Mrs. Gülfem Veziroğlu Sevgili has urged the United...

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) running elections

Some questions answered ahead of 30 July harmonised elections

By Farai Chirimumimba How important is ethnicity in the election? The Zimbabwe’s political landscape as largely been devoid from backing on grounds of ethnic group...

Nelson Chamisa, MDC Alliance President

Do election manifestos matter in Zimbabwe?

By Harry Ruka Mazhindu The two main political parties ruling ZANU-PF and MDC Alliance a few weeks ago released their manifestos after months of agonising over what to...

Emmerson Mnangagwa's presidency to be tested on 30 July 2018

WHO WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS? Dark Horses, Spoilers and Kingmakers

By Dumisani O. Nkomo In last week’s instalment, I analysed the chances of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Nelson Chamisa’s prospects in the 30 July Presidential...

Priscilla Chigumba, ZEC Chairperson, overseeing elections in Zimbabwe

The 30 July people’s decision

By Harry Ruka Mazhindu How Zimbabweans are going to vote is not clear. But the result will matter both to the future of their country and the region. A casual visitor to...

Tawanda Chimhini (L), CEO of Election Resource Centre calling for independent audit of the voters' roll

The politics of voters’ roll audit in Zimbabwe

By Farai Chirimumimba Most countries rarely undertake independent voters’ roll audits to correct any irregularities noted, and when they do there are always...

Dumisani O. Nkomo, CEO of Habakkuk Trust

Is Zimbabwe Open For Business? Service Delivery Failure Costly

By Dumisani O. Nkomo The new government administration has adopted the term “Zimbabwe is open for business “ as its official policy statement . I would like to argue...

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Democratic integrity of Zimbabwe’s upcoming harmonised elections

By Farai Chirimumimba The current ruling ZANU-PF government has in recent years been accused of rigging elections or unfair conduct. This is not a phenomenon unique to...

The ZEC logo

Questions around voters’ roll, polling centres and audit in Zimbabwe

By Farai Chirimumimba Once again, Zimbabwe is witnessing an intense period stemming from the availability of the voters’ roll that has been a subject of debate in...