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  • International Women’s Day: Message from the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions Womens Committee

    By ACTSA | March 9, 2017

    The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Women’s Committee marked Read the rest of this entry »

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    International Women’s Day: Support the women of Southern Africa

    By ACTSA | March 7, 2017

    The theme for International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March is #BeBoldforChange.

    ACTSA believes that gender equality and  Read the rest of this entry »

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

    By ACTSA | 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 ACTSA | 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: Sad news of the death of Dr Cephas Zinhumwe

    By ACTSA | October 31, 2016

    ACTSA is saddened by the news of the death  of Dr Cephas Zinhumwe, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) in Zimbabwe. We send our Read the rest of this entry »

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

    By ACTSA | 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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    ACTSA calls on UN to tackle human rights abuses in Zimbabwe

    By ACTSA | April 1, 2016

    ACTSA has called on the UN to urge the Government of Zimbabwe to improve its human rights record in a submission to UN Human Rights Council for Zimbabwe’s forthcoming Universal Periodic Review (due to take place on 2 November 2016).

    The submission covers a range of issues, including: human rights defenders; freedoms Read the rest of this entry »

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    We will not forget Itai Dzamara

    By ACTSA | 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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    Britain Zimbabwe Society Research Day – 20 June, Oxford

    By ACTSA | June 11, 2015

    This year’s Britain Zimbabwe Society research day will be held on Saturday 20 June 2015 at St. Antony’s College in Oxford. The theme of the research day is ‘Religion, Education and Economy in Zimbabwe and the Diasporas’. For more information and to register, please see: http://www.britain-zimbabwe.org.uk.

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    EU Parliament condemns disappearance of human rights activist and urges Zimbabwe government to find him

    By Fiona | May 22, 2015

    The European Union (EU) parliament passed a resolution supported by all its political groupings on 21 May condemning the abduction of Itai Dzamara, a prominent human rights activist, on 9 March and urging the Zimbabwe government to take all necessary measures to find him.

    Itai Dzamara was a leader of the Occupy Africa Unity Square movement and critical of the Zimbabwe government. He was abducted by five unidentified men in broad daylight. The High Court ordered the Zimbabwean authorities on 13 March to search for Mr Dzamara and report progress to the court every two weeks until his whereabouts are determined. This has been ignored by the authorities.

    The resolution adopted by the EU parliament as well as condemning the disappearance of Itai Dzamara and calling for him to be found expressed deep concern of reports of increasing political violence, harassment of political opposition and that since the adoption of a new constitution and election in 2013 little progress has been made towards reforming the human rights environment.

    The EU has recently resumed its bilateral aid programme with the Zimbabwe government and has agreed an indicative programme of 234 million euros to reduce poverty, promote development and democracy.

    The EU parliament resolution asks the EU to step up its political dialogue on human rights on the basis of Article 8 of the Cotonou Agreement, and notably to encourage the government to repeal or appropriately amend the Public Order and Security Act and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, in order to bring an end to their abuse.


    See: http://zimbabweeurope.org/european-parliament-condemns-disappearance-of-itai-dzamara/



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