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Zimbabwe election: 'No pressure on anyone' says Robert Mugabe amid vote rigging allegations

The 89-year-old casts his ballot at a polling booth in Harare, and says he is "sure that people will vote freely and fairly" amid accusations his Zanu-PF party is trying to impede voting by supporters of the Movement For Democratic Change (MDC).<p>Asked about accusations by <b>Morgan Tsvangirai</b>'s MDC …

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Robert Mugabe in fighting form ahead of Zimbabwe election

The 89-year-old president told The Telegraph that it is "up to the West to decide what nature of relations they desire" with Zimbabwe and hits out at Tony Blair's conduct towards the country during his time as prime minister.<p>As Zimbabwe prepares to go to the polls, its veteran strongman told <i>The</i> …

South Africa

Morgan Tsvangirai attacks African Union leader in Zimbabwe election row

Morgan Tsvangirai, the principal challenger to Robert Mugabe for the presidency of Zimbabwe, has said a credible election next week is all but impossible and lashed out at the head of the African Union for backing his rival.<p>The prime minister said Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was perpetuating the …

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe vows to behead gays.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is once again speaking about his hatred of homosexuality as he campaigns ahead of the July 31 election. At a rally …

Familiar faces, fears as Zimbabwe votes in key poll

Zimbabwe goes to the polls on Wednesday in the first election since the violently contested 2008 vote. President Robert Mugabe once again faces off against Morgan Tsvangirai amid fresh fears of another post-electoral crisis.<p>Five years after the violent and disputed 2008 elections, Zimbabwe goes to …

South Africa

Zimbabwe: 'nobody expects a fair presidential election'

The Telegraph's Chief Foreign Correspondent, David Blair explains why despite little violence in Zimbabwe, prospects for a fair election are slim.<p><b>Zimbabwe</b>has been making preparations for Presidential elections, which will be held on Wednesday.<p>The Telegraph's <b>Chief Foreign Correspondent David Blair</b><b>,</b> …

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