Women and the 2013 Zimbabwe Elections: A Voice from the Field

Editor’s Note: This digest, written by Ashley Rudo Chisamba, an Information and Membership Officer with the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe provides a local perspective and voice from the field on the day of this important national vote. African Futures wishes to highlight the work of this organization and the countless other civil society groups working to support a peaceful and representative electoral process.
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The Coming Elections in Zimbabwe: Hysterical Headlines and Happy Losers

Zimbabwe’s Government of National Unity (GNU) was formed three and a half years ago, a month after Barack Obama was sworn in. It is difficult to reach a thumbs up or down appraisal of the GNU before its final chapter is written. The brutal election of 2008 that preceded the GNU was the nadir in […]

When Mandela Dies and Mugabe Goes

This month sees the anniversaries both of the first free general elections in South Africa (27 April 1994) and independence from white minority rule in neighbouring Zimbabwe (18 April 1980). And in coming months the sun could likely set in each country on the lives of two major African leaders whom history will remember very […]