Conflict in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe has struggled for much of its nearly three decades of independence. Under one ruler since 1980, Zimbabwe now faces vast economic and class gaps and an inflation rate that tops 100,000 percent. Only recently has President Robert Mugabe allowed opposition parties to take part in elections, implementing a power-sharing agreement in the dawning days of 2009, though he has shown little sign of loosening his grip on the troubled, poverty-stricken country.
As the absolute head of state for all of Zimbabwe’s independence, much of the blame and ... read more »
Facing advanced age and strong opposition from both inside and out of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has shown some signs of loosening his grip on power in the south African nation, though recent events have shown him willing to use violence and oppression against his critics.
The Zimbabwe Independent
is a U.K.-based weekly newspaper that acts as one of the few independent publications that is released inside of Zimbabwe as most media outlets have either been co-opted by the government or shut down for criticizing the Mugabe government.
Zimbabwe Studio 7
is the Voice of America’s radio program covering the latest news out of the country, including recent gains made by opposition forces and an agreement that has allowed Morgan Tsvangirai to become the prime minister-designee. However, Mugabe still retains the roles of head of state, the cabinet and the military.
BBC’s Zimbabwe Country Profile
acts as clearing house for background information and coverage of Zimbabwe under the rule of Robert Mugabe, including the challenges facing the elderly president and the opposition figures, including labor leader Morgan Tsvangirai, that threaten to bring his three decade reign to an end.
After 28 years under Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe now faces a host of threats to its stability and ... read more »
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