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    Zimbabwe Update: August 2013

    Saturday, August 31st, 2013

    This edition of the Zimbabwe Update focuses on the latest news following Zimbabwe’s elections. It covers Zanu PF’s landslide win, the main concerns about the credibility of the polls, the Constitutional Court’s ruling that elections were free and fair and SADC’s commendation of the polls. It also covers President Mugabe’s

    UK government: Zimbabwean Court ruling not credible without independent investigation

    Friday, August 23rd, 2013

    Foreign Secretary says Zimbabwean Court ruling is not credible without independent investigation. Strong evidence that elections fell short of SADC guidelines. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Following the announcement by the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court that the presidential election result should stand and President Mugabe can be inaugurated, the Foreign Secretary William Hague said: “I am extremely [...]

    Zimbabwe: Constitutional Court rules elections as in accord with law of Zimbabwe, free, fair and credible and President Mugabe is elected Head of State

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

    Although Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the MDC withdrew their legal challenge to the elections on Friday saying they would not get a fair hearing the court said the petition once lodged could not be withdrawn so it gave its ruling that the elections complied with the laws of Zimbabwe and were free and fair. The [...]

    SADC congratulates Zimbabwe on holding free and peaceful elections

    Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

    SADC congratulates Zimbabwe on holding fee and peaceful elections, congratulates Zanu PF and Mugabe who becomes Deputy President of SADC and will assume the Presidency of SADC next year. The next summit will be held in

    Zimbabwe: MDC drops election challenge

    Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

    BBC Zimbabwe’s MDC party has dropped its legal challenge to President Robert Mugabe’s re-election, saying it could not get a fair hearing. It had filed a separate case seeking access to full details of the results from the electoral commission. But the High Court has

    Zimbabwe Election: Update

    Thursday, August 15th, 2013

    The elections passed relatively peacefully but were undoubtedly flawed. Reforms agreed to by all parties in 2008/9 were not implemented.

    Marikana one year on

    Thursday, August 15th, 2013

    The 16 August marks the first anniversary of the massacre at the Marikana platinum mine near Rustenburg, north west of Johannesburg, when 34 people ( most were striking and protesting miners) were killed by the South African police. 

    Bristol Link with Beira

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

    Steve Strong’s diary from Bristol’s twin city of Beira, Mozambique Bristol and Beira have been twined for more than 20 years and one of the aims of this link was simply to get to know each other better.  Steve Strong, a member of ACTSA Bristol hoped that his series of short articles would help to [...]

    ACTSA Press Release: Zimbabwe elections deeply flawed says ACTSA

    Monday, August 5th, 2013

    ACTSA welcomes the relatively peaceful conduct of the general elections held in Zimbabwe on 31 July 2013. However, a peaceful election does not make an election free and fair or credible and the election process appears to be deeply flawed. Based on the (preliminary) reports by the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community [...]

    Zimbabwe Update: 2013 Election Special

    Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

    This special edition of the Zimbabwe Update focuses on the latest news on the presidential, parliamentary and local elections which took place on 31 July. Whilst election day itself was relatively peaceful, there are many serious doubts about the credibility of the election. This edition of the Zimbabwe Update covers

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