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  • EU marks President Mugabe’s 93rd birthday with renewed measures

    By admin | February 23, 2017

    The European Union decided on 17 February several days before President Mugabe’s Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe Update: Opposition supporters under attack, how the hunger crisis is affecting Zimbabwe’s children and much more

    By admin | November 1, 2016

    This edition of the Zimbabwe Update looks at opposition supporters under attack Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe: Britain and Zimbabwe like quarrelling cousins says Minister of Finance

    By admin | July 4, 2016

    Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, the Honourable Patrick Chinamasa likened relations between the British and Zimbabwe government to Read the rest of this entry »

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    We will not forget Itai Dzamara

    By admin | December 8, 2015

    Human Rights Day will be celebrated on 10 December, as it has been every year since 1950. In a sad irony, this year, the day before will mark 9 months since the enforced disappearance of Zimbabwean human rights activist Itai Dzamara.

    Dzamara was at a barbershop in Harare when Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe: President Mugabe becomes Chair of the African Union – EU lifts travel ban

    By Tony | February 4, 2015

    President Mugabe, assumed the chair of the African Union on 30 January. The European Union (EU) announced on 2 February the travel ban it had imposed in Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe Update Issue 1/15

    By Mark | January 9, 2015

    This edition of the Zimbabwe Update focuses on the ongoing struggle for the leadership of Zanu PF, the merger of two of the three MDC parties, and the release of the 2002 Khampepe Report in South Africa, concluding that the elections cannot be considered free and fair. It also covers the resumption of EU government to government aid, the latest UK trade delegation to Zimbabwe, the establishment of the Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund, the abduction and beatings of human rights activists and protestors, the bulldozing of hundreds of homes near Harare and heavy rains cause flooding in many areas. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe Update: Issue 3/2014

    By Mark | August 7, 2014

    Zimbabwe one year on

    This special edition of the Zimbabwe Update, a year after the 2013 elections, focuses on Zanu PF being seen as ‘the only game in town’, the Catholic Commission of Justice and Peace’s report on the 2013 elections, and who will succeed Robert Mugabe as leader of Zanu PF? It also looks at division in the MDC, the US Africa Summit, Mugabe’s promotion to chair of SADC, EU and UK relations with Zimbabwe, fears of another recession and uncertainty in Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe Update: Issue 2/ 2014

    By Mark | June 3, 2014

    This edition of the Zimbabwe Update focuses on the split in Zimbabwe’s largest opposition party, the MDC-T; the European Union- Africa summit, which was boycotted by President Mugabe; Zimbabwe’s increasing debt and worsening economic situation; government challenges to pay its own workers; a new military loan from China; the new electoral amendment bill; police blocking a World Media Day rally, and a report from Chatham House on the west re-engaging with Zimbabwe which has provoked criticism and comment. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe: lawyers apply to courts for release of voters roll

    By Mark | May 19, 2014

    Source: The Zimbabwean, by Tawanda Majoni

    A private citizen and constitutional lawyer, Justice Alfred Mavedzenge, on Monday filed a High Court application seeking to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to make the voters’ roll public.

    The roll has been kept under Read the rest of this entry »

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    Zimbabwe Update: Issue 1/2014

    By Mark | March 7, 2014

    This edition of the Zimbabwe Update focuses on the European Union suspending most of its measures on Zimbabwe, but not the travel ban on President Mugabe and preparing to resume bilateral development co-operation, as well as the view of civil society and British government policy on Zimbabwe.  It also covers the forthcoming EU Africa Summit, Tendai Biti’s comments that Zimbabwe’s economy is in a serious and deep crisis, President Mugabe’s 90th birthday, food shortages and news on Zimbabwe’s opposition.   Read the rest of this entry »

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