The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
By United Press International

Zimbabwean ambassador to Australia seeks asylum

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia is pushing ahead for political asylum when her term ends Tuesday despite her government's assurances she'll be safe at home.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Questions remain over Robert Mugabe's win

LONDON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The British government said an independent investigation is needed to assess the credibility of Zimbabwe's presidential elections handing Robert Mugabe a win.

EU to assess relationship with Zimbabwe

BRUSSELS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The European Union will review its relationship with Zimbabwe in light of concerns about the conduct of recent elections, the EU foreign policy chief said.
Robert Mugabe sworn in as Zimbabwe's president

Robert Mugabe sworn in as Zimbabwe's president

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Robert Mugabe was sworn in to his seventh term as Zimbabwe's president Thursday, which was declared a public holiday.
Mugabe delivers first speech after Zimbabwe's disputed election

Mugabe delivers first speech after Zimbabwe's disputed election

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe delivered his first speech since the recent disputed presidential election, addressing a national event his rival boycotted.

Zimbabwe high court asked to nullify vote that re-elected Mugabe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe's prime minister has asked the country's high court to nullify last week's voting in which President Robert Mugabe was elected to a seventh term.

EU wary of Zimbabwe election

BRUSSELS, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The European Union has concerns about alleged irregularities in recent presidential elections in Zimbabwe, foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.
Zimbabwe opposition supporters say they were attacked

Zimbabwe opposition supporters say they were attacked

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Members of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change said they were attacked by supporters of newly re-elected President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe wins seventh term as president of Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- More than 60 percent of Zimbabweans who voted this week cast their ballots to give President Robert Mugabe a seventh term, election officials said Saturday.

Mugabe's party claims victory in Zimbabwean parliamentary elections

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The party of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe won a two-thirds majority in parliament in this week's elections, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission officials said.
Tsvangirai : Zimbabwe's election 'huge farce'

Tsvangirai : Zimbabwe's election 'huge farce'

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai charged the presidential election was rigged by his rival, President Robert Mugabe, a charge Mugabe's party denies.
Zimbabweans vote in first presidential election since 2008

Zimbabweans vote in first presidential election since 2008

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 31 (UPI) -- Zimbabweans lined up at polling stations Wednesday to vote in the first presidential election since a violent and disputed one five years ago.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says he will step down if defeated in election

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 30 (UPI) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said he will quit after 33 years in power if he loses this week's national election.
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Morgan Tsvangirai
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai gives a press conference at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, November 18, 2008. Tsvangirai warned President Robert Mugabe today not to form a government without him, vowing to use his majority in parliament to render such a regime unworkable. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai (/ˈtʃæŋɡɪraɪ/, Shona: ; born 10 March 1952) is the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. He is the President of the Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai (MDC-T) and a key figure in the opposition to President Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe on 11 February 2009. He sustained non-life threatening injuries in a car crash on 6 March 2009 when heading towards his rural home in Buhera. His wife, Susan Tsvangirai, was killed in the head-on collision.

Tsvangirai was the MDC candidate in the controversial 2002 presidential election, losing to Mugabe. He later contested the first round of the 2008 presidential election as the MDC-T candidate, taking 47.8% of the vote according to official results, placing him ahead of Mugabe, who got 43.2%. Tsvangirai claimed to have won a majority and said that the results could have been altered in the month between the election and the reporting of official results. Tsvangirai initially planned to run in the second round against Mugabe, but withdrew shortly before it was held, arguing that the election would not be free and fair due to widespread violence and intimidation by government supporters.

Tsvangirai was born in the Gutu area in then-Southern Rhodesia, the eldest of nine children and the son of a carpenter and bricklayer. After leaving school early, in 1974 he started working for the Trojan Nickel Mine in Mashonaland Central. He spent ten years at the mine, rising from plant operator to plant supervisor. His current rural home is Buhera, which is 220 km south east of Harare.

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