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  • Zimbabwe: After elections what next?

    By Mark | December 1, 2013

    Mcdonald Lewinika, Director, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition 

    For the better part of the last decade and a half, Zimbabwe seems to have been embroiled in an unending tragedy. From the economic crises of the late 90’s to the political dilemmas and tragedy of modern day Zimbabwean politics, it seems the land locked country is caught between the devil and the dark blue sea, with little indications for hope and a nation, filled with Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe Update: August 2013

    By Mark | August 31, 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 Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe Update: 2013 Election Special

    By Mark | August 3, 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 Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe elections: preliminary reports

    By Mark | August 3, 2013

    On 31 July 2013 Zimbabwe held presidential, parliamentary and local authority elections. The following statements have been released on the conduct of the elections by election observers, civil society organsiations and international bodies. Read the rest of this entry »

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    The EU Zimbabwe 18 February 2013

    By Mark | February 18, 2013

    The EU has lifted the travel ban on six members of the government of Zimbabwe. 21 people and one company have been removed from restrictive measures list (travel ban and asset freeze). A peaceful and credible referendum would be grounds for the removal of majority of remaining measures.

    Council of the European Union

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    Zimbabwe: Should targeted measures/sanctions stay or go?

    By Mark | July 20, 2012

    On 17 July the British Government announced that they want the EU to suspend their appropriate targeted measures/sanctions on all but a few individuals around President Mugabe. Alistair Burt, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs said that “if there is a peaceful and credible constitutional referendum, the EU should respond accordingly with a suspension of the ban on Read the rest of this entry »

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    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights statement at end of visit to Zimbabwe

    By Mark | May 28, 2012

    Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference during her mission to Zimbabwe Read the rest of this entry »

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    UN rights chief arrives in Zimbabwe

    By Mark | May 21, 2012

    Mail and Guardian

    SA’s Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, has arrived in Zimbabwe on her first mission to the troubled Southern African nation. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe: EU reduces number on list of targeted measures/sanctions

    By Mark | February 17, 2012

    European Union lifts more Zimbabwe sanctions

    BBC News

    The European Union has lifted some more of its sanctions against top officials and institutions in Zimbabwe.

    An EU diplomat said the bloc was ending measures against 20 entities and 51 people – including the justice and foreign ministers. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Mugabe and Tsvangirai slam violence in Zimbabwe

    By Mark | November 14, 2011

    SABC 11November 2011

    Zimbabwe’s political leaders have met in the capital Harare today to try to bring an end to the wave of political violence that has rocked the country over recent months. The meeting is the first of its kind since the coalition government’s formation and follows a week of clashes between Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and Zanu-PF supporters and the police. Read the rest of this entry »

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