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  Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority  Election Commission: Zanu-PF party has taken 94 of the 207 contested seats, while opposition parties have won 105 Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis Recount shows opposition ahead Officials: rivals face runoff Tsvangirai returns home Tsvangirai arrested ahead of runoff vote Biti ordered to face treason trial Opposition pulls out of election   Morgan Tsvangirai is pulling out of presidential run-off as there was no point running when elections would not be free and fair Vote under threat of violence Mugabe sworn in after disputed election African call for Zimbabwe unity Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe   Rivals sign deal on talks  President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have signed an agreement for formal talks Summit ends in Zimbabwe stalemate Rivals agree unity deal   Rivals sign power-share deal  President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai set aside deep differences to sign a deal intended to end the violent crisis Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote Cholera kills 300 Government rejects Carter and Annan   Cholera deaths near 500
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Opposition cries foul as Zimbabwe votes First results of elections announced   Mugabe's Zanu-PF loses majority


March 2008 ... more > Top ^
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April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Rivals neck and neck
 'No deal' for Mugabe to step down
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  Election Commission: Zanu-PF party has taken 94 of the 207 contested seats, while opposition parties have won 105
 The MDC said its leader Morgan Tsvangirai had won the presidential election. The official election results have not yet been declared
 Opposition wins assembly Apr.3 Raids target opposition party  Zanu-PF meets to discuss strategy Apr.4 Zanu-PF backs Mugabe for run-off  MDC bids to end poll silence Apr.5 Opposition: Runoff risks violence Apr.7  Election officials arrested Apr.9  Court mulls vote decision Apr.10  Opposition rejects run-off vote Apr.11  Mugabe pulls out of election crisis summit  Ban on Harare rallies Summit to tackle Zimbabwe Apr.12   Summit opens to end Zimbabwe vote crisis   Leaders from southern Africa convened for a meeting aimed at trying to resolve a dispute over the release of March 29 presidential election results Zimbabwe to hold partial recount Apr.14  Opposition fail in legal bid Apr.15  Opposition warns of genocide Apr.16  Police clamp down on strikers Apr.17  Opposition party 'was offered deal' Apr.18  Mugabe attacks opposition and UK  Zimbabwe to begin ballot recount Apr.19  Zimbabwe weapons ship heads to Anglola  Annan demands action on Zimbabwe Apr.20  Opposition claims mass arrests Apr.21  Opposition turns to UN Apr.22  Churches: Stop the murder, torture  Official: Expect election result in days Apr.24  Zuma: Zimbabwe crisis at critical level  U.S.: Mugabe trying to steal election Apr.26   Recount shows opposition ahead  Ruling party has failed to gain the seats needed to hold onto control of parliament in a recount of ballots in last month's controversial elections

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Mugabe opponents face vote ultimatum May.2   Officials: rivals face runoff  A runoff has been declared in presidential election after officials said main Tsvangirai won 47.9% of votes, compared to 43.2% for Mugabe Mugabe rivals reject poll result
May.3  Run-off remains in doubt  Opposition holds firm against runoff May.4  Tsvangirai delays runoff decision May.8  Journalists, lawyer arrested May.10  Tsvangirai to run in second round May.11  Official: runoff must be delayed May.16  Run-off announced for end of June May.19  'Anti-foreigner' violence kills 22 May.24   Tsvangirai returns home  Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai returned to Zimbabwe for the first time since leaving the country after the controversial March 29 elect... May.25  At funeral, Tsvangirai criticizes Mugabe May.30  Challenger blasts Mugabe's rule

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4   Tsvangirai arrested ahead of runoff vote  Police have detained presidential contender, just weeks before the June 27 runoff election against President Mugabe  Opposition leader freed Jun.5 Police 'attack U.S. diplomats'
Zimbabwe suspends aid operations Jun.6 Zimbabwe halts opposition rallies  Aid ban 'puts millions at risk' Jun.7  Court lifts rally ban Jun.12 Mugabe critic on treason charge  Zimbabwe is worsening, UN warns Jun.14  Mugabe vows to fight 'traitors' Jun.19  Harare mayor's wife bludgeoned to death  Africa turns up heat on Zimbabwe Jun.20   Biti ordered to face treason trial  A magistrate ruled that Tendai Biti, the secretary-general of the opposition party, must face trial on charges that include treason  Mugabe defiant as MDC mulls poll Jun.21  Judge okays opposition rally Jun.22   Opposition pulls out of election
  Morgan Tsvangirai is pulling out of presidential run-off as there was no point running when elections would not be free and fair.    Tsvangirai called on the global commu...
 Criticism mounts on Zimbabwe poll Jun.23 Mugabe rival seeks refuge in embassy UN: Free Zimbabwe poll impossible Jun.24  ANC 'dismayed' by Zimbabwe crisis Mugabe defiant as criticism grows  US to ignore Zimbabwe poll result Jun.25  Tsvangirai leaves embassy refuge  Mandela condemns Mugabe 'failure'  Tsvangirai denies peacekeepers request Jun.26  Mugabe rivals plead for end to 'genocide'  Mugabe rejects poll delay calls Jun.27   Vote under threat of violence   Zimbabweans have been going to the polls in presidential runoff election amid reports of intimidation by Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party  UN 'regrets' Zimbabwe election Jun.28  Bush calls for Zimbabwe sanctions  Mugabe 'preparing to be sworn in'  Election results delay  Tutu urges Zimbabwe intervention Jun.29     Mugabe sworn in after disputed election
  President Robert Mugabe was sworn in after the Electoral Commission declared he overwhelmingly won the disputed runoff election  Observers denounce vote  Zimbabwe looms over Africa summit Jun.30  Kenya urges AU to suspend Mugabe

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1  Mugabe aide tells West: 'Go hang'     African call for Zimbabwe unity  African leaders have called for a government of national unity, where President Mugabe was re-elected unopposed last week Jul.2  U.S. may push UN sanctions on Zimbabwe Jul.3  220 seek refuge in U.S. Embassy Jul.4  Film of 'vote-rigging' Jul.5   Mbeki in Harare for crisis talks  Thabo Mbeki has held talks with President Robert Mugabe and members of a breakaway opposition faction. Tsvangirai declined to meet Mbeki Jul.8 G8 to seek sanctions on Zimbabwe
Jul.10 Zimbabwe rival parties hold talks Jul.11     Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe   Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government Jul.19 $100 billion banknotes introduced Jul.21     Rivals sign deal on talks
  President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have signed an agreement for formal talks.    The deal provides the groundwork to end political violence and establish some sort of coalition government. President stressed that the coming negotiations would involve ...


August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.15 Summit to target Zimbabwe crisis Aug.16  Protesters greet Mugabe at summit Aug.17   Summit ends in Zimbabwe stalemate   Zimbabwe's ruling party and opposition have been unable to reach a power-sharing agreement at a summit of Southern African leaders Aug.26 Mugabe heckled at parliament opening

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.11     Rivals agree unity deal
  The opposition leader Tsvangirai and President Mugabe to share power. Tsvangirai would be prime minister with Mugabe president Sep.15     Rivals sign power-share deal
  President Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai set aside deep differences to sign a deal intended to end the violent crisis
Sep.17   Zimbabwe replaces $10 trillion banknote  The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced a $1,000 note, $10 trillion in the old value, as the country battles to end cash shortages

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.11 Fury as Mugabe party gets key ministries Oct.12 Tsvangirai in threat to quit deal

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.9 Zimbabwe rivals 'must compromise'
 Tsvangirai rejects compromise offer Nov.20  Mom, tot among 12 'seized' Nov.21     Cholera kills 300  WHO: Nearly 300 people have died from an outbreak in Zimbabwe that is compounded by the country's collapsing health-care system Nov.22     Government rejects Carter and Annan  A group including former UN chief and former U.S. President postponed a visit to Zimbabwe meant to highlight the country's humanitarian cris...

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2     Cholera deaths near 500
  More than 11,700 cases of cholera have been recorded since August
 Cholera spread has been aided by the collapse of Zimbabwe's health and sanitation systems amid a economic and political crisis
Dec.4  Kenya PM calls for Mugabe removal  Cholera national emergency declared Dec.5  PM urges Zimbabwe cholera action Dec.6 Zimbabwe 'set for cholera jump' Dec.13 Mugabe takes step toward power-sharing Dec.18     Cholera deaths pass 1,000  The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said 1,111 people have died in the in Zimbabwe outbreak Dec.19 Tsvangirai threatens to halt unity talks Dec.21     U.S. no longer supports Zimbabwe deal  A top U.S. diplomat: The United States no longer supports a power-sharing deal between President Mugabe and the country's opposition Dec.27 Children 'wasting away' - aid group