Search for Movement for Democratic Change and
    1. August 22, 2013

      Robert Mugabe sworn in for five-year term as Zimbabwe president

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran leader, was sworn in for a new five-year term as president in front of more than 60,000...

    2. August 20, 2013

      Court backs Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe poll

      Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the country’s disputed presidential election that saw Robert Mugabe...

    Special Reports

    1. Southern Africa Mining 2012

      The region has not made the most of what should have been a rosy period...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. FT Photo Diary

      August 12, 2013

      Mugabe supporters celebrate

      Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters Supporters of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe at the Heroes Day commemorations in Harare, on...

    2. August 9, 2013

      Zimbabwe opposition challenges Mugabe landslide

      Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change filed a legal challenge to disputed elections at the Constitutional Court on...

    3. August 5, 2013

      Zimbabwe stocks plunge on Mugabe victory

      The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange plummeted on Monday in its first day of trading since Robert Mugabe, Africa’s oldest serving...

    4. August 3, 2013

      Mugabe declared winner in Zimbabwe election

      President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 33-years, was on Saturday declared the outright winner of a bitterly...

    5. August 2, 2013

      Mugabe, the ageing ‘master’, delivers knockout blow to rival

      On the eve of Zimbabwe’s crucial election this week, President Robert Mugabe was in jovial spirits as he joked about his...

    6. August 2, 2013

      Zimbabwe election: Mugabe heads for landslide victory

      African Union observers on Friday said they were reserving judgment on allegations of electoral fraud in Zimbabwe, as early...

    7. July 31, 2013

      Voters head to the polls in Zimbabwe amid allegations of fraud

      Zimbabwe elections Zimbabweans voted in a hotly contested election on Wednesday that will determine whether Robert Mugabe,...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      July 29, 2013

      Rally in Harare

      Jekesai Njikizana/AFP Supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai attend the...

    9. July 29, 2013

      Zimbabwe heads for fiercely contested poll

      As Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s prime minister, whipped up the crowd, a sea of hands sprung into the air gesticulating in...

    10. July 24, 2013

      Zimbabwe media jostle for freedom ahead of election

      A television presenter sits in a studio chatting with a guest over a crackly phone line as technicians try to improve the...

    11. July 23, 2013

      Blame the opposition for Mugabe’s grip on power

      Launching his presidential election campaign, Morgan Tsvangirai invoked the highest authority to support his promise that...

    12. July 9, 2013

      Zimbabwe campaign starts amid concern over electoral reforms

      After weeks of wrangling over the date of Zimbabwe’s presidential elections, parties have finally started to campaign amid...

    13. June 16, 2013

      Robert Mugabe bows to pressure and changes election date

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s veteran president, has agreed to push back the date for elections in his southern African nation...

    14. June 13, 2013

      Mugabe sets date for Zimbabwe election

      Zimbabwe could be heading for a constitutional crisis after Robert Mugabe, the president, used his powers to bypass...

    15. June 1, 2013

      Zimbabwe election ruling could spark political crisis

      Friday’s Zimbabwe Constitutional Court ruling ordering president Robert Mugabe to call presidential and parliamentary...

    16. April 9, 2013

      Zimbabwe PM to eschew further Mugabe pacts

      Zimbabwean prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has ruled out another unity government with Robert Mugabe, the president, and is...

    17. March 25, 2013

      EU eases some sanctions on Zimbabwe

      The EU has suspended sanctions against scores of Zimbabweans after the southern African country this month approved a new...

    18. March 19, 2013

      Zimbabweans back new constitution

      Zimbabwean voters have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution for the southern African nation in a referendum that...

    19. March 18, 2013

      Zimbabwe police defy order to free lawyer

      Zimbabwe police defied a court order to release a prominent human rights lawyer on Monday who was detained after a...

    20. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2012

      EU move on Zimbabwe sanctions won't help the economy or promote reform

      The EU’s proposal to suspend its targeted personal sanctions against 112 Zimbabweans is much ado about very little. The...

    21. July 23, 2012

      EU poised to suspend Zimbabwe sanctions

      The EU has promised to suspend sanctions against scores of Zimbabwean officials – but not Robert Mugabe, the veteran...

    22. beyondbrics

      April 12, 2012

      A post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

      Mugabe-watching has become as much of an art form as Kreminology used to be. When a little-known website reported that the...

    23. April 10, 2012

      Speculation over Mugabe’s health dismissed

      Zimbabwe officials on Tuesday dismissed speculation about the health of Robert Mugabe, the octogenarian president, saying he...

    24. April 6, 2012

      Zimbabwe PM contradicts minister over mines

      Morgan Tsvangerai, Zimbabwe’s prime minister, said that the state did not now own 51 per cent of all mining companies that...

    25. February 24, 2012

      Mugabe pushes for early elections

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, celebrated his 88th birthday this week, defiantly pledging to remain in power as he and...

    26. February 8, 2012

      Boom clouded by uncertainty

      When the first batch of coal from the Moatize mine in Mozambique’s remote Tete province was loaded on to the Orion Express...

    27. November 18, 2011

      At the Deep End

      As I embarked on the autobiography of Zimbabwe’s doughty opposition leader, I found myself thinking with some sympathy of...

    28. October 17, 2011

      How to take tea and turn the tables on Mugabe

      The invitation was for afternoon tea at the presidential state house. Irresistible, one might think, to sit down on a balmy...

    29. beyondbrics

      September 19, 2011

      Zimbabwe gets ready for 'indigenisation'

      In a country that needs foreign capital not to grow but to survive, Zimbabwe’s indigenisation law defies understanding....

    30. September 5, 2011

      Leaked cable claims Mugabe has cancer

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s octogenarian president, has prostate cancer and was advised by his doctor in 2008 that the illness...

    31. August 17, 2011

      Uncertainty threatens Zimbabwe’s recovery

      Political uncertainty, disputes within the ruling coalition and a liquidity squeeze together threaten to bring Zimbabwe’s...

    32. August 16, 2011

      General’s death opens Mugabe succession race

      The apparently accidental death in a fire of a retired general seen as a kingmaker in Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has...

    33. July 18, 2011

      All eyes on military ahead of Zimbabwe poll

      The role of the military has risen to the top of the political agenda as Zimbabwe’s fractious coalition debates the prospect...

    34. June 6, 2011

      Talk to Tsvangirai not a geriatric

      From Kate Hoey MP. Sir, Robert Mugabe is 87 and lives in the past, as his rants against British imperialism show. Michael...

    35. April 15, 2011

      Zimbabwe’s tough line on nationalisation

      The official in charge of implementing Robert Mugabe’s policy of nationalising foreign-owned banks and mines has a penchant...

    36. April 3, 2011

      Mugabe warns against interfering in Zimbabwe

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president, has warned other African states against interfering in his country following...

    37. March 11, 2011

      Dinner with the FT: Morgan Tsvangirai

      One moment all we can hear are the cicadas, the next the quiet Harare evening is broken by the sound of a rapidly...

    38. December 18, 2010

      Zimbabwe’s Mugabe warns of nationalisation

      Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe president, on Friday threatened to nationalise companies from western nations that had imposed...

    Search for Movement for Democratic Change and