The Hard Road to Reform

Zimbabwe lawyers fail to gain access to their clients

Since the signing and initiation of the Global Political Agreement in Zimbabwe in September 2008 and February 2009 respectively, the politics of the country has been convulsed with a recurring set of problems even as it has allowed for a certain political and economic stabilization. The agreement, with its attendant Inclusive Government, was set up […]

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Wed, April 13 2011 » Global Political Agreement, Reports » 1 Comment

The Global Political Agreement as a ‘Passive Revolution’: Notes on Contemporary Politics in Zimbabwe

Signing of the GPA. From left to right: Arthur Mutambara, Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai and Thabo Mbeki

By Brian Raftopoulos – Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, and Solidarity Peace Trust. This article  has been published in ‘The Round Table‘ Introduction At the heart of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), mediation on the Zimbabwe crisis has been the role of the South African government, which in its position […]

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Wed, January 19 2011 » Global Political Agreement, Zimbabwe Review » 3 Comments

Media reform under the unity government. A critical assessment June 2010

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By Dr Wallace Chuma – Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Film & Media Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa. It’s been nearly 18 months since the formation of the unity government in Zimbabwe, ushering in a layered and complex transition whose prospects for greater democratisation remain a subject of profound debate. One sector […]

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Mon, July 12 2010 » Global Political Agreement, Zimbabwe Review » No Comments

Zimbabwe’s multi-layered crisis – CMI Brief; June 2010 Vol 9 No 3

CMI Brief- June2010

“The Zimbabwean crisis illustrates the complexity of attempting to defeat a party of liberation through elections in a region in which the legacies of anti-colonial struggles still have a great deal of resonance. Within this resonance, the demands for human rights and political democratisation can be constructed as an extension of a Western regime change […]

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Thu, June 17 2010 » Global Political Agreement, Zimbabwe Review » No Comments

The South African led Mediation on Zimbabwe: Can it help break the deadlock?

Signing of the Global Political Agreement

First published on the Nordic Africa Institute website Summary The South African led mediation on Zimbabwe has been received with mixed result both within in the country and internationally. Born out of the violent refusal of a party of the liberation movement to accept its first electoral defeat since independence in 1980, the regional mediation, […]

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Thu, June 17 2010 » Global Political Agreement, Zimbabwe Review » No Comments