Africa and West at Odds Over Zimbabwe Polls

The United States, Britain and Australia have stated their blunt disapproval of the Zimbabwean election process and results, whereas the outcome was endorsed by the African Union and Southern African Development Community.
  • Zimbabwe:  Western Backlash Rises Over Zimbabwe Vote

    Voice of America, 5 August 2013

    Zimbabwe's election is receiving wide criticism after longtime President Robert Mugabe swept the vote in an election the opposition says was rigged. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  A Chance to Make An Example

    KRL International LLC, 7 August 2013

    President Robert Mugabe won a commanding victory in last week's fundamentally flawed election, claiming 61 percent of the 3.5 million votes casts.Manipulation of the voter rolls, ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  U.S Says Poll Not Credible, UK Sounds Grave Concern

    New Zimbabwe, 4 August 2013

    THE United States and Britain, which imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe over claims of election fraud, expressed concern after President Robert Mugabe was declared the winner of ... read more »


  • Zimbabwe:  EU Statement on Zimbabwe's Elections

    Council of the European Union, 3 August 2013

    The European Union takes note of the announced results of elections in Zimbabwe and the assessments of the Southern African Development Community and the African Union. read more »

  • South Africa:  Zim Poll - Zuma Comments Undermine Democracy

    Democratic Alliance, 4 August 2013

    By congratulating Robert Mugabe on his stolen election, President Zuma has failed Zimbabwe, failed Zimbabweans and failed the Southern African Development Community by not ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zuma Urges 'Acceptance' of Poll Results As West Expresses Doubt

    SW Radio Africa, 4 August 2013

    South African President Jacob Zuma has endorsed the results of Zimbabwe's elections and called for 'acceptance' of the outcome from opposition parties. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  SA Opposition 'Rejects' SADC Endorsement of Zim Poll

    SW Radio Africa, 4 August 2013

    The main opposition party in South Africa has rejected the preliminary endorsement of Zimbabwe's elections by a regional observer mission, saying the polls were not free, fair or ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zuma Endorses Poll Outcome

    The Herald, 5 August 2013

    SADC facilitator Cde Jacob Zuma, Kenyan President Mr Uhuru Kenyatta and the Chinese government have congratulated President Mugabe and Zanu-PF on their landslide victory in the ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Kikwete Congratulates Mugabe After Zimbabwe Poll Victory

    Tanzania Daily News, 5 August 2013

    PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete on Sunday sent a message of congratulations to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe for his re-election to lead the southern African country for another ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  China Urges Parties to Accept Results

    Zimbabwe Standard, 4 August 2013

    China, considered by many to be a close ally of President Robert Mugabe, says it hopes Zimbabwe's political parties accept the results of last Wednesday's election. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Australia Joins UK, U.S, Urges Poll Re-Run

    New Zimbabwe, 4 August 2013

    AUSTRALIA, which suspended sanctions against Zimbabwe to help encourage "free and fair" elections, has added its voice to international concerns of vote rigging in last week's ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Elections Not Credible, Says U.S.

    United States Department of State, 3 August 2013

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE read more »

  • Southern Africa:  AU, SADC Must Meet Over Vote - PM

    New Zimbabwe, 4 August 2013

    MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has party totally rejected an election result giving victory to President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party and would exhaust all legal remedies to ... read more »

  • Southern Africa:  SADC's Preliminary Statement on Zimbabwe Elections

    Southern African Development Community, 2 August 2013


  • Zimbabwe:  Concern Over Zimbabwe Election Results That Reinstated President Mugabe

    Deutsche Welle, 4 August 2013

    The US and Europe have expressed concern about the results of Zimbabwe's election that re-elected incumbent and long-time leader President Robert Mugabe. The opposition has said it ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Uhuru, Zuma Congratulate Mugabe On Poll Win

    Capital FM, 4 August 2013

    President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated President Robert Mugabe on his re-election in the just concluded Zimbabwe polls. President Mugabe was declared winner by Zimbabwe's ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zimbabwe Election Losers Must Use 'Established Channels' - UN Chief

    New Zimbabwe, 3 August 2013

    PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai should use "established channels" if he is unhappy with his MDC-T party's election defeat by Zanu PF and send a "clear message of calm" to his ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Electoral Commissioner Resigns in Protest At Unfair Election

    SW Radio Africa, 3 August 2013

    The integrity of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has been called further into question by the resignation of one of its commissioners, Mkhululi Nyathi, on Wednesday. read more »

  • Southern Africa:  SADC Observation Mission Report

    The Herald, 3 August 2013

    SADC Election observation mission to the Republic of Zimbabwe Preliminary statement by Hon. Bernard Kamillius Membe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  DA Refuses to Sign SADC Report on Zimbabwe Elections

    Democratic Alliance, 3 August 2013

    I have today refused to sign the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADCPF) Mission's majority report on the Zimbabwe elections, when requested to do so. ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  African Union Says Zimbabwe Poll 'Free and Credible' Despite 'Incidents'

    Deutsche Welle, 2 August 2013

    The chief of the African Union observer mission at Zimbabwe's elections says the vote was free and credible. But the opposition and critics are pointing to numerous irregularities ... read more »

  • Southern Africa:  Zim Elections - SADC Must Take Into Consideration Irregularities

    Democratic Alliance, 2 August 2013

    The DA notes the preliminary reports on the Zimbabwean elections by the African Union and Southern African Development Community. Both missions have declared the elections free and ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  UN Chief Commends Zimbabweans On Peaceful Election

    UN News Service, 2 August 2013

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the people of Zimbabwe on an orderly election and urged them to remain calm during the vote counting and throughout the completion of ... read more »

Photo: IRIN

Election day in Mbare, harare