Can Zimbabwe Hold Peaceful Elections?

President Robert Mugabe has made a call to shun violence during elections as the country celebrates 33 years of independence, as reports emerge of high levels of politically motivated violence in some rural areas and crackdowns on both the judiciary and the media.


  • Zimbabwe:  No Zimbabwe Media Reforms, Just More Intimidation

    Inter Press Service, 17 April 2013

    As Zimbabwe heads to the polls later this year, media analysts and journalists are concerned about increasing crackdowns on both the judiciary and the media. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zimbabweans 'Cry Freedom' As the Country Marks 33 Years of Self-Rule

    SW Radio Africa, 18 April 2013

    Zimbabweans across the country were widely expected Thursday to take part in celebrations marking the country's 33 years of independence from white rule. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Forthcoming Polls Crucial: President

    The Herald, 18 April 2013

    THE forthcoming harmonised elections are crucial in determining sovereignty over the country and its natural resources, President Mugabe has said. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  We Are a Truly Independent Unitary State

    The Herald, 18 April 2013

    TODAY we celebrate 33 years of Independence at a time forces opposed to our total emancipation are ranged against us for daring to go beyond the façade of flag Independence. ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Violence Will Not Be Tolerated - Chihuri

    The Herald, 18 April 2013

    Police will descend with full force on malcontents bent on fanning violence during the forthcoming harmonised elections, Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri has said. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Will Not Allow Security Sector Reforms

    Zimbabwe Standard, 7 April 2013

    As the rhetoric and clamour for elections gathers momentum, it is convenient to warn fellow citizens of the challenges that lie ahead. The formation of the inclusive government in ... read more »

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