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Title   Zimbabwe: in search of a new strategy
Author International Crisis Group
Edition PDF
Published Brussels; Nairobi: ICG
Year 2004-04-19
Pages 30
Serial Africa report; nr.78
Abstract Getting Zimbabwe's March 2005 elections right may be the country's last chance to avoid becoming a failed state. The international community must act now to ensure that the parliamentary elections are free and fair, in line with the Southern African Development Community's own norms and standards. Zimbabwe's crisis has deepened over the first quarter of 2004. The ruling ZANU-PF has further isolated itself internationally and demonstrated its reliance on repression and force to maintain control. The economy is contracting at a record rate. To date, the international response to Zimbabwe's tragedy has been inadequate and ineffectual. If the electoral process is badly compromised, and state violence continues to be deployed against the opposition, Zimbabwe will reach the point of no return.

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Bestand icg20040419.pdf (489 Kb)
Country Internationaal , Europe , South-Africa , Zimbabwe
Themes
  • Conflict
  • Elections
  • Governments
  • International Relations
  • Political parties
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