Africa must act on Zimbabwe's disaster (571 comments)

25 June 2008

By Michael Holman and Greg Mills

Something is stirring in Africa. Belatedly, often reluctantly, its leaders are speaking out on Zimbabwe. The rogue president in their ranks, they are coming to realise, poses a threat with the potential to destabilise their fragile continent, already caught in a growing storm. 

 

What next for Zimbabwe - Q&A with Michael Holman (377 comments)

2 April 2008

The opposition Movement for Democratic Change is claiming victory in Zimbabwe's elections. But the announcement of the official results is being delayed, amid allegations of vote-rigging by President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party. Journalist and author Michael Holman answers questions. 

A rescue package for the stricken of Zimbabwe

2 April 2008

If bravery shaped reality, Zimbabwe would be starting a new era. In the face of thuggery and in defiance of years of state intimidation, the country‘s opposition has swept the election board. But it would be premature to celebrate the political demise - and foolish to underestimate the resolve - of the 84-year-old Robert Mugabe, the man who has led Zimbabwe from independence in 1980 and who has since delivered it into the abyss.

A rescue package for Zimbabwe (158 comments)

1 April 2008

By Michael Holman

If bravey shaped reality, Zimbabwe would be starting a new era. In the face of thuggery and in defiance of years of state intimidation, the country's opposition has swept the election board. But it would be premature to celebrate the political demise - and foolish to underestimate the resolve - of the 84-year-old Robert Mugabe. 

The Commonwealth: punching below weight (49 comments)

3 December 2007

We punch above our weight, claimed Commonwealth leaders who held their biennial heads-of-government summit (CHOGM) in the Ugandan capital Kampala on 23-25 November 2007. Who did they think they were fooling?

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