As the regime meets demands for democracy with violence, activists and ordinary people affirm a resolute commitment to continuing resistance, even as they are murdered and injured.
The Southern African Development Community should intervene to forestall violence spiralling out of control.
Exploiting public office to win elections is common but Madagascar and Cabo Verde are making polls more fair.
Why doesn’t SADC intervene in dire political situations in the same way leaders in West Africa do?
Was it South Africa’s political opposition, rather than the plight of Zimbabweans, that pushed Pretoria to respond?
The time is long past that Pretoria’s admonitions of bad behaviour by Zimbabwe’s leaders are backed by a credible threat of sanction and punishment.
The president is denying his people recourse to the African Court at a time they need it most.
Rather than grandstanding, SADC should back a re-engagement process to negotiate a solution to sanctions.
After its 38th Ordinary Summit held in Windhoek, Namibia, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) endorsed the 23rd of March as a day to mark the Southern Africa Liberation Day. The date is a special day for the region, highly regarded as one of the turning points in southern Africa’s history.