Zimbabwe: Sanctions and Solidarity

Zimbabwe: Sanctions and Solidarity

Zimbabwe is currently the subject of sanctions designed to pressure Robert Mugabe and his colleagues to cease human rights abuses and remove other barriers to democratization in the country. Yet despite some recent positive developments — such as the appointment...
Africa: C

Africa: C

Africans greeted Barack Obama’s presidential election with excitement and hope. Few ever imagined that a son of Africa would come to inhabit the most powerful office in the world. One year on, however, Obama’s legacy in Africa remains unclear. The new...

Zimbabwe and the Battle of Ideas

Cuban revolutionaries often point out the significance of what they call the “battle of ideas” and they explain how “ideas are worth more than weapons.” It stands to reason then that the goal in such battles is to win the hearts and minds of...

African Dictatorships and Double Standards

The Bush administration has justifiably criticized the Zimbabwean regime of liberator-turned-dictator Robert Mugabe. It has joined a unanimous UN Security Council resolution condemning the campaign of violence unleashed upon pro-democracy activists and calling for...

Zimbabwe Elections, News from Somalia

Listen to the interview. FARAI CHIDEYA, host: We’ve got more on the Zimbabwean elections and news from Somalia with Emira Woods, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. Who’s really responsible for counting the votes?...

Mugabe’s Role in Zimbabwe’s Downfall

Listen to the interview. ANDREA SEABROOK, host: Voters in Zimbabwe lined up before dawn to vote in elections that pose the biggest challenge to President Robert Mugabe in his 28 years of rule. To get a look behind the news, we’re turning to Emira Woods of the...