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Africa and West at odds over disputed Zimbabwe election

By Cris Chinaka HARARE, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Sunday congratulated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe on his re-election, in sharp contrast to Western governments which questioned the credibility of a rushed, disputed vote. African monitors broadly approved the conduct of the election but Mugabe’s main rival, Movement for Democratic Change … Continue reading

Zimbabwe’s elections may be peaceful – but fair?

HARARE, 30 July 2013 (IRIN) – Though civil society has reported isolated cases of intimidation and violence, particularly in rural areas, the general consensus is that Zimbabwe’s general elections, to be held tomorrow, on 31 July, will take place in relative peace.   “These will probably be the most peaceful elections in Zimbabwe in decades… … Continue reading

No consensus on implementation of cessation clause for Rwandan refugees

KAMPALA/JOHANNESBURG, 12 July 2013 (IRIN) – The future of tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees living in Africa remains uncertain nearly two weeks after the 30 June deadline recommended by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for the discontinuation of their refugee status. UNHCR has recommended countries invoke the “ceased circumstances” clause for Rwandans who fled … Continue reading

Zimbabwe’s circumcision drive fails to take off

HARARE, 8 July 2013 (IRIN) – Funds for the male circumcision programme in Zimbabwe are lying idle, as the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare says not enough men are coming forward to use the service, which was launched as part of an HIV-prevention package. Following the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), Zimbabwe … Continue reading