Southern Africa's liberation movements have been losing popularity and confronting a crisis of legitimacy.
What start is this for a regime promising Lazarus-like revival for the ruling party and its friends around the world -- not to mention ordinary Zimbabweans?
Winners and losers are both trying to win the West’s support for their view.
The government has won another term but voters have been clear that they want fresh faces and new ideas.
Zanu-PF's more than two-thirds majority win in the parliament poll gives it the power to change the constitution if it wishes.
If the MDC-Alliance claims Zanu-PF and Zimbabwe's electoral commission rigged the elections, the onus is on them to prove it.
Zimbabweans face a complicated array of choices at the polls.
Zimbabwe's upcoming elections potentially marks the start of a new order in the country, where the stakes are extremely high.
A new survey suggests opposition Zimbabwean leader Nelson Chamisa is closing in on the ruling Zanu-PF's President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
As Emmerson Mnangagwa blames Grace Mugabe for a failed bombing at a rally, his rivals try to find a way to close the gap.
The world waits to see if Zimbabwe will pass the democracy test as it holds its first election after Robert Mugabe next month.
Zimbabwe has high hopes for a post-Mugabe era, but it has some serious growing pains to deal with first.
Emmerson Mnangagwa has a struggle on his hands as president of Zimbabwe, but he doesn't face much of a challenge from the opposition.
No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job.
Despite spirited efforts to douse the flames of infighting within the MDC-T, matters came to a head at a recent rally in Chitungwiza.
But for ZANU-PF's coercion, Tsvangirai could well have ushered in a democratic era in Zimbabwe as the country's second president.
A new land administration system that responds to changed ownership patterns of Zimbabwe's agricultural land is needed if the country is to harness its farming potential.
Zimbabweans have every right to celebrate the end of Robert Mugabe's long and disastrous reign, but they would be wrong to assume that this is the end of their political problems.
Zimbabwe's new leader needs to shake off his infamous reputation and the suspicion that he is merely another Mugabe in a younger frame.