Zimbabwe | A clamp on election results and new land evictions have southern Africa fearful of a violent explosion to come
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/19/08, 12:00 am
The political mood in Zimbabwe turned ominous as the wait for voters to learn the outcome of the country's March 29 presidential elections stretched from days into weeks. Nearly two weeks after polls closed, long-time President Robert Mugabe had not announced election results. Opponents feared the leader would tamper with the outcome to retain his 28-year rule in the beleaguered nation, and warned of government-backed violence.