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Zimbabwe deal on the verge of collapse

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's opposition leader, accused President Robert Mugabe of "power grabbing" and has threatened to pull out of a power share unless Cabinet posts were distributed fairly.

Mugabe: "Power sharing a humiliation"

President Robert Mugabe has told his party that sharing power with rivals was a "humiliation" that would have to be accepted because it lost March elections.

Zimbabwe rivals agree power-sharing deal

Zimbabwean leaders have clinched a historic power-sharing deal that will end five months of political stalemate between President Robert Mugabe and the opposition leader who defeated him in the first round of the presidential election.

Mbeki to meet Zimbabwe rivals

South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki has arrived in the Zimbabwean capital to revive powersharing talks. He will meet Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai as well as Arthur Mutambara, leader of a breakaway group from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change.

Tsvangirai takes Zimbabwe power talks to the brink

Opposition leader threatens to walk away from a deal as President Mugabe refuses to hand over majority control

Progress in Zimbabwe talks

South African President Thabo Mbeki, mediating in Zimbabwe's post-election crisis, will go to Harare today amid growing optimism a power-sharing deal can be reached between the ruling party and the opposition.

Leading article: A flicker of hope

Too many hopes have proved vain in Zimbabwe over the months and years for us to set much store by the agreement signed in Harare yesterday by President Mugabe and the opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai. Yet the fact that a meeting took place at all, that an agreement was signed, and that hands were shaken, if only for the benefit of the cameras, cannot but represent progress.

Brown bids to toughen European sanctions on Zimbabwean regime

Britain's Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, sought to toughen European Union sanctions against the Mugabe regime yesterday after a bruising diplomatic failure in New York, where China and Russia vetoed action on the Zimbabwe crisis from the UN Security Council.

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Northern Rock accused of seeking funds in Harare

The Government has been forced to scour Northern Rock's records for details of its dealings with Zimbabwe after it emerged that the newly nationalised bank had been touting for business in Robert Mugabe's pariah state.

Hundreds of Zimbabweans seek refuge at US embassy

About 200 Zimbabwean opposition supporters have sought refuge at the US embassy in Harare amid new reports of violence against dissenters.

Inside Mugabe's torture camps: beaten, maimed and poisoned with weedkiller

As Robert Mugabe sought recognition from African leaders yesterday, his police have been arresting the "dangerous" opposition agents that Mr Mugabe accuses of fomenting violence in the country.

Opposition fears for those who refused to back Zanu

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is braced for the second phase of a murderous campaign that it believes is an attempt by the government to find a "final solution" to its main opposition.

Zimbabwe: Big queues for bread, but little enthusiasm for election charade

Two lines of people at dawn yesterday told the story of an unwanted election in Zimbabwe. The first queue stretched in an L-shape, more than 200 strong, waiting for bread. In the adjacent lot four policemen guarded a polling station where three people waited to vote.

Mugabe's secret war - in Britain

Agents of Robert Mugabe's regime are harassing and intimidating Zimbabwean dissidents in Britain in an attempt to silence his political rivals and disrupt vital fundraising for Morgan Tsvangirai's opposition Movement for Democratic Change.

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