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Revolt and Repression in Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government’s decision to hike fuel prices has sparked fierce opposition. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Senior Consultant Piers Pigou explains how economic hardship is driving ordinary citizens to unprecedented acts of resistance. Piers Pigou Senior…

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News and Press Release
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ICG
Posted:
18 Jan 2019

Zimbabwe

After Elections, Zimbabwe Government’s Legitimacy in Limbo

Zimbabwe’s disputed elections have reinforced political divisions as the Constitutional Court hears an opposition challenge of the results. The military crackdown on opposition protesters highlights the urgency of reform if the government is to preserve stability…

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Analysis
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ICG
Posted:
21 Aug 2018

Zimbabwe

Tensions Rise Ahead of Zimbabwe’s Elections

On 30 July Zimbabwe will hold elections. For the first time since independence Robert Mugabe is not a candidate. His successor presents himself as a reformer – but many doubt the polls will be clean. The…

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News and Press Release
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ICG
Posted:
27 Jul 2018

Zimbabwe

Mugabe’s Brittle By-election Victory Bodes Ill for Zimbabwe’s 2018 Elections

By: Piers Pigou The ruling ZANU-PF is exploiting the many weaknesses of Zimbabwe’s electoral system to outpace the country’s divided opposition. Yet without a real change of policy, the country seems doomed to steeper decline. The landslide victory…

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News and Press Release
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ICG
Posted:
07 Feb 2017

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Stranded in Stasis

OVERVIEW Zimbabwe is floundering, with little sign of meaningful reform and sustainable, broad-based recovery. Political uncertainty and economic insecurity have worsened; the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) government has consolidated power, as the opposition…

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Analysis
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ICG
Posted:
04 Mar 2016
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Zimbabwe: Waiting for the Future (Africa Briefing N°103)

OVERVIEW The July 2013 election victory of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) failed to secure broad-based legitimacy for President Robert Mugabe, provide a foundation for fixing the economy, or normalise external relations. A year on,…

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Analysis
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ICG
Posted:
01 Oct 2014
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Zimbabwe’s Elections: Mugabe’s Last Stand

Africa Briefing N°95 A return to protracted political crisis, and possibly extensive violence, is likely as Zimbabwe holds elections on 31 July. Conditions for a free and fair vote do not exist. “Major political institutions will have to…

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Analysis
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ICG
Posted:
29 Jul 2013
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Zimbabwe: Election Scenarios

Africa Report N°202 6 May 2013 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS As the Global Political Agreement (GPA) staggers to an end, continued violations of the agreement, reform deficits, limited institutional credibility and the rejection of a UN election needs assessment…

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Analysis
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ICG
Posted:
06 May 2013
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Zimbabwe’s Sanctions Standoff

Johannesburg/Brussels | 6 Feb 2012 A bold approach to the sanctions issue is necessary to refocus efforts on the actions needed to break the political stalemate in Zimbabwe before elections are held that otherwise threaten to be…

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News and Press Release
Source:
ICG
Posted:
08 Feb 2012
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