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Mugabe May Be Evil, But Tsvangirai Is No Saint

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Originally published on, the citizen journalism platform that covers world news at the local level. By Charles Rukuni. Zimbabwean ...

Zimbabwe's Opposition Leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, Agrees To Meet Mugabe, Demands Activists' Release

Mail & Guardian Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, on Thursday demanded the unconditional release of detained party activists ...

Zimbabwe Allegedly Tortures 2 Year Old In Prison

Afrodissident | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There are no limits to the brutality that Zimbabwe's Zanu PF government is prepared to employ in ensuring its continued grip on power. Recently, human...

With Zimbabwe in Crisis, Children Are Locked Out of Schools

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Originally published on, the citizen journalism site covering world news at the local level. As conditions continue to deteriorate ...

"A Christmas Carol in Zimbabwe"

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michealene Cristini Risley

My husband and I have been reading the classic "A Christmas Carol" to our children.The book represents our countdown to Christmas. I can't help but get sidetracked in my mind to the situation in Zimbabwe.

US Abandons Zimbabwe Power-Sharing Deal, Calls Mugabe 'A Man Who's Lost It'

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRETORIA, South Africa — The U.S. can no longer support a proposed Zimbabwean power-sharing deal that would leave Robert Mugabe, "a man who's lo...

Time for global civil disobedience?: Five things to Advance the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kumi Naidoo

Today is day of celebration for the progress we have made in the 60 years since the Declaration was signed. However, the litany of abuses does not afford us a second of self-congratulation.

Soldiers, Civilians Riot Against Mugabe For First Time, Police Open Fire

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

POLICE shot at rioting soldiers in Harare on Monday as unpaid troops sided with the country's impoverished people for the first time in protest agains...

"Another Desperate Plea from a Trapped Zimbabwean"

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

How do we begin to change human behavior around the globe to convince our leaders to stop and help in Zimbabwe?

Thanksgiving reflections on my incarceration in Zimbabwe

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, and for me it always brings me back to my incarceration in Zimbabwe last year. Every day I am more thankful fo...

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

In addition to the AIDS epidemic, the mass starvation and increase of rape and abuse, Cholera has reared its head. Still, nothing is done by the rest of the world.

Or Supply Your Own Punchline...

Merrill Markoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merrill Markoe

Bush said, "no regime should ignore the will of its own people and calls from the international community without consequences."

Let's Stage a Non-Intervention

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Miller

The US and Europe's calls to intervene in Zimbabwe has far more to do with attempting to rehabilitate some sense of "good vs evil" than with empowering ordinary people to take control of their own lives.

Notes From Mandela's 90th Birthday in London

Roderick Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roderick Spencer

On the situation in Zimbabwe, Mandela made a deceptively simple, almost bland, statement, which has exerted great influence. He called it "A tragic failure of leadership."

I Want One of Those Suits!

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

As the world prepares to meet in Beijing for our quadrennial festival of sport, it seems clear that years of training and clean living will mean nothing without one of those terrific mega-swimsuits.

No Armed Interventions in Zimbabwe

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The opposition to the government of Mugabe just called for the African nations to send peacekeepers to Zimbabwe. Given that there is no peace there, the troops are in effect called to impose one.

Robert Mugabe and the Downfall of Liberal Interventionism

Simon Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Jenkins

Though Mugabe is hardly the worst dictator in the world, he is regarded as "our" dictator and therefore our business. The public asks "what is to be done about him?" Prudence tells us please to shut up.

The Estimated Cost of Human Life in Zimbabwe is Four Dollars!

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

The state-backed violence has reached a pinnacle in rural areas. Mugabe and his allies think the rural vote will decide the octogenarian's grip on power.

Human Wave Flees Violence In Zimbabwe

New York Times | By The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sarah Ngewerume was driven to the river by despair. She said she had seen gangs loyal to Zimbabwe's longtime president, Robert Mugabe, beating people...