Violence and Transition in Post Settler-Colonial states

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By Brian Raftopoulos, Solomon Mungure, Nicky Rousseau and Masheti Masinjila. The authors are part of the Violence and Transition Project in Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa funded by the IDRC.   The recently concluded elections in Kenya against the background of the electoral violence of 2007, the anticipated election in Zimbabwe in 2013 with the […]

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Fri, July 19 2013 » 2013, Elections, Zimbabwe Review » No Comments

5 Reasons why this woman is voting “YES” in the Constitutional Referendum

Teresa Mugadza is the Deputy Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission. She is writing in her personal capacity and the views expressed in this article are her own. I want to start with a disclaimer. First, I do not represent anyone but myself and therefore my views are myopic to the extent that I represent […]

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Wed, March 6 2013 » Elections, Zimbabwe Review » No Comments

SPT – Zimbabwe Update No.4. March 2012: The Shadow of Elections

A great tragedy of the Mugabe regime has been the deconstruction of national institutions, which some analysts have mistaken for a ‘radicalised state.’ In effect Zimbabweans have witnessed a destructive form of vanguardist politics in which a particular party has claimed the right to speak for the majority and in so doing has turned its […]

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Fri, March 9 2012 » Elections, Zimbabwe Update » No Comments

Out for the Count: Democracy in Zimbabwe

Report Cover Photo: Archbishop Pius Ncube listens to an 83 year-old woman reporting denial of access to food in Insiza District

Two teams of Church observers from South Africa entered Zimbabwe ahead of the Election 2005, to observe the election process and also in order to absorb life of ordinary Zimbabweans.  The first, pre-election group consisted of four ordained priests, a church youth worker and a university professor. A seventh priest was denied entry to the […]

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Sun, May 15 2005 » 2005, Church commentators, Elections, Reports » No Comments

“The Suffering Church of Zimbabwe”: A summary of observations by ten South African Church leaders

Report Cover Photo: Procession with crosses to commemorate those who have died in political violence since 2000 in Zimbabwe: 29 June 2002, St Mary’s Cathedral, Bulawayo

The Solidarity Peace Trust has a Board consisting of church leaders of Southern Africa and is dedicated to promoting the rights of victims of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. The Trust was founded in 2003. The Chairperson is Catholic Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo, and the Vice Chairperson is Anglican Bishop Rubin Phillip of Kwazulu […]

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Mon, December 15 2003 » 2003, Church commentators, Elections, Human rights, Reports » No Comments