Will parliamentary and presidential elections, which must be held by late July, be free and fair?
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News about the struggle for democracy in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is not a functioning democracy thanks mostly to decades of misrule by dictator Robert Mugabe. According to Freedom House, "voting is marred by flawed voter registration and balloting, biased media and bribed and threatened voters". Also check out our section on World Democracy and our Africa archives.
Party and national constitutions must be seen as normative guideposts for multi-party democracy
A review of developments in 2017 shows that it was a fruitful year for those advocating change
African Union will provide financial and technical assistance to Zimbabwe to help ensure credible elections
The intellectual, social and cultural space of African women in formerly colonised nations had been restricted
Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is proving to be its own worst enemy as it bids to topple the ruling party in this year’s general elections, the first without Robert Mugabe in decades. The timing for the MDC’s woes is awful.
A strategic plan review workshop for the ministry held in Kadoma depicted appalling conditions for prisoners
Will their successors offer more of the same – they were all from the same ruling party as their predecessors?
President Mnangagwa recently said that he would announce the date of the harmonized elections anytime after 12 February. The big question is whether voters will choose the ruling ZANU-PF party or the opposition MDC.
The AU should act to strengthen the new government’s capacity to deliver credible, peaceful, free, and fair elections later this year