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Zimbabwe: The Countdown for Mugabe’s Succession

Zimbabwe: The Countdown for Mugabe’s Succession

Who will succeed Robert Mugabe? Although many external observers such as the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) endorsed the results of Zimbabwe's last election, Robert Mugabe's 2013 victory was marred by accusations of manipulation and fraud....

Mugabe and ZANU-PF: Shadows of an Uncertain Future

Mugabe and ZANU-PF: Shadows of an Uncertain Future

What does the future hold for Zimbabwe after Mugabe’s re-election? The victory of Robert Mugabe and ZANU-PF — although challenged in court by MDC and marred by suspicions of fraud and illegal practice — represents a political step of extraordinary importance. It seems as if...

Zimbabwe: The Road to Stability?

Zimbabwe: The Road to Stability?

How will Mugabe’s re-election impact relations with South Africa? By Michael Kahn Robert Gabriel Mugabe of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), won a seventh term as leader of the government of Zimbabwe. In polls on July 31, ZANU-PF received around 61% of the...

Zimbabwe: Monumental Fraud or a Well Thought-Out Plan?

Zimbabwe: Monumental Fraud or a Well Thought-Out Plan?

Did Zimbabwe experience a moment of systematic fraud? The overwhelming victory of Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF came as a shock. Zimbabwe now has to deal with a Mugabe in full power and with a parliamentary majority that allows him to change the constitution at will. His reelection of a 61%...

Restauration and Dilemma in Zimbabwe

Restauration and Dilemma in Zimbabwe

In the aftermath of Mugabe's win, a level of uncertainty surrounds Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is back in the news. Amid allegations of fraud, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced the country's election results. Robert Mugabe of ZANU-PF won 61 percent of the vote, with Morgan...

Is Mugabe on the Road to Victory?

Is Mugabe on the Road to Victory?

The initial optimism surrounding Zimbabwe's election is now fading.  A new president and parliament are expected to be elected by Zimbabweans under the new constitution that was approved and ratified earlier this year. Wednesday's vote was monitored by...

Elections in Zimbabwe: A Day to Remember?

Elections in Zimbabwe: A Day to Remember?

The elections in Zimbabwe might mark the end of Mugabe. Zimbabwe is approaching the historic date that will mark a new era for the country. On July 31, the last chapter of the power sharing saga will come to an end with the long awaited presidential and parliamentary elections taking...

Zimbabwe: Under a Dark Shadow

Zimbabwe: Under a Dark Shadow

As July 31 draws near, Zimbabwe is marred by a rising fear of uncertainty. Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court, the highest court in the country, has ruled that presidential and parliamentary elections must be held by July 31. The announcement was rejected by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai,...

Could Zimbabwe’s Transition Be Headed for a Dead-end?

Could Zimbabwe’s Transition Be Headed for a Dead-end?

Without credible commitment of all political actors, a smooth transition to democracy will be hard to achieve.  Four years into the Inclusive Government (IG) formed amongst the disputant political parties to unlock the 2008 election deadlock, parties are now readying themselves for another...

Zimbabwe and Robert Mugabe: Change or Continuity?

Zimbabwe and Robert Mugabe: Change or Continuity?

Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 32 years running, will 2013 break the chain? Background In 1980 Robert Mugabe was voted into power as a hero of the liberation struggle, the war campaign which overthrew the white minority government in Zimbabwe. This image however soon became overshadowed by...

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