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July 23, 2013  Zimbabwe: Voters' Roll Follies
    "The analysis also revealed a number of discrepancies between census data and registered voters across all age groups. For instance there are approximately 831,482 people in the age group 40-49 years. However it is worrying that the voters' roll reflects 1,250,989 registered voters in this age group. Of particular concern is the age group 80 years or more which according to census data has an estimated population of 155,653, while the registered voters of the same group are 343,187, some of whom are as old as 114 years old." - Zimbabwe Election Support Network (NESN), July 12, 2013

July 23, 2013  Zimbabwe: Slim Chances for Credible Elections
    "As things stand currently, the chances of having free, fair and credible elections are slim, particularly given the shortcomings of security sector reforms and reforms in other sectors." - Dewa Mavhinga, Senior Researcher, Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

Feb 26, 2013  Zimbabwe: New Narrative on Land Reform, 2
    "Under the fast track land reform, 169,000 farmers have received land since 2000. Most are small farmers under model A1, but the fast track also includes model A2 with land for wealthy people prepared to invest in largerscale commercial farming--maintaining the dual agriculture policy that had continued since the colonial era. The 146,000 A1 farmers moved quickly onto their land and are using more of the land than their white predecessors. A2 farm allocation was more competitive and politicized ... [nevertheless] The bulk of settlers are 'ordinary' people ... Undoubtedly some are political elites or what are sometimes called 'cronies,' which we guess to be 5% of farmers and 10% of land." - Hanlon, Mantengwa, and Smart, in Zimbabwe Takes Back the Land

Feb 26, 2013  Zimbabwe: New Narrative on Land Reform, 1
Jul   2, 2012  Zimbabwe: Diamonds Fund Parallel Government
Sep 12, 2011  Africa: Dead End for Diamond Monitoring?
Apr 14, 2011  Zimbabwe: Hard Road to Reform
Jan 26, 2011  Zimbabwe: Public Opinion Report
Jan 26, 2011  Zimbabwe: Not Ready for Elections
Dec 14, 2010  USA/Africa: Wikileaks Highlights, 2
Jun 18, 2010  Zimbabwe: Whose Diamonds?
Apr 18, 2010  Zimbabwe: Sanctions and Solidarity
Feb 16, 2010  Zimbabwe: Demystifying "Sanctions"
May 20, 2009  Zimbabwe: 100 Days Plus
Feb 10, 2009  Zimbabwe: Making a Bad Deal Work?
Jun 22, 2008  Africa: AfricaFocus Web Updates
Jun 14, 2008  Zimbabwe: African Leaders Speak Out
May 26 , 2008  Zimbabwe: "Democracy is Not a Privilege"
May 26, 2008  Zimbabwe: A Dream Deferred
Mar 31, 2008  Zimbabwe: Writing on the Wall
Sep 23, 2007  Zimbabwe: A Regional Solution?
Sep 23, 2007  Zimbabwe: Pan African Response
Jul   1, 2007  Zimbabwe: Call for SADC Action
Mar 26, 2007  Zimbabwe: The End of "Quiet Diplomacy"?
Dec 12, 2006  Zimbabwe: Symptoms of Decline
Aug   6, 2006  Zimbabwe: Displacement and Survival
Aug   6, 2006  Zimbabwe: Shadows and Lies
Oct 18, 2005  Southern Africa: Food Emergency Shortfall
Jul 28, 2005  Zimbabwe: Housing Tsunami Continues
Apr 18, 2005  Zimbabwe: Election Fraud Report
Mar   2, 2005  Zimbabwe: Solidarity Newsletter
Aug 14, 2004  Zimbabwe: Test for African Responsibility
Dec 10, 2003  Zimbabwe: "We Are Still Here Ambuya"
Dec   7, 2003  Zimbabwe: Civil Society Voices

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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2003-06-10 Zimbabwe: Human Rights Watch Report
2003-06-10 Zimbabwe: Statements on Crisis
2003-04-19 Zimbabwe: Civil Society on Crisis
2002-03-14 Zimbabwe: Election Reports
2002-02-25 Zimbabwe: Update / Analysis
2002-01-16 Zimbabwe: Press Freedom
2001-09-22 Zimbabwe: African Rights Letter
2000-10-05 Zimbabwe: Updates / Analysis
2000-05-14 Zimbabwe: Statements/Analysis, 2
2000-05-14 Zimbabwe: Statements/Analysis, 1
2000-03-14 Zimbabwe: Recent Documents
1999-07-14 Zimbabwe: Women's Rights
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