Re-engagement, renewal, and the death of Zimbabwe’s Real(e)st National Democrat.

Wilfred Mhanda

By way of an obituary for Wilfred Mhanda (aka Dzinashe “Dzino” Machingura): May 26 1950 – May 28 2014 By David Moore, University of Johannesburg  Zimbabwe’s Ides of April foretold the death of the Movement for Democratic Change as we know it. Morgan Tsvangirai dismissed the author of a letter from within the leadership circles asking […]

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Fri, June 6 2014 » Zimbabwe Review » 1 Comment

The Sanctions Debate on Zimbabwe

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By Brian Raftopoulos In the early 2000’s a series of ‘targeted measures’ were introduced by the EU, US, and later Australia, New Zealand and Canada, against the movement and assets of particular individuals in the Mugabe regime. The measures were introduced as a response to serious electoral irregularities and human rights abuses in the Parliamentary […]

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Fri, April 11 2014 » Zimbabwe Review » 1 Comment

Zimbabwe’s democrats: A luta perdido – e reinício

Robert Mugabe Inaugurated as President for the 7th time

By David Moore. David Moore’s 1990 York University (Canada) Phd examined the history of Zimbabwe’s liberation war: the contradictions continue still. Now Professor of Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg, while on sabbatical he is Visiting Scholar at UCT’s Centre for African Studies. This is an altered version of an August 9 OpenCanada.org publication. August 1 6:08: from […]

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Wed, September 4 2013 » 2013, Elections, Zimbabwe Review » No Comments

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