Global News Journal

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Should West back Zimbabwe’s government?

June 1, 2009

The United Nations has joined Zimbabwe’s power-sharing government in appealing for more than $700 million in humanitarian aid for the ruined country.

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Sign of change in Zimbabwe?

March 10, 2009

President Robert Mugabe joined the mourning for Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's wife on Tuesday and called on Zimbabweans to end violence and support his old rival to help rebuild the country.

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Will Zimbabwe power-share work?

February 11, 2009

Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai became the new prime minister on Wednesday, sworn in by President Robert Mugabe -- his old political rival.

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Gaddafi keeps African leaders talking

February 4, 2009

Despite the extremely tight security at this week's African Union summit in Ethiopia, one brief lapse gave some journalists covering the meeting a very rare glimpse behind the scenes.

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New hope for Zimbabwe?

January 30, 2009

Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change has agreed to join a unity government with President Robert Mugabe, breaking a crippling deadlock four months after the political rivals reached a power-sharing deal.

Crunch time for Zimbabwe

January 27, 2009

Southern African leaders have decided at a summit that Zimbabwe should form a unity government next month but the opposition said it was disappointed with the outcome, raising doubts over chances for ending the crisis.

Cheers for Africa’s new military ruler. For now.

December 26, 2008

Fifteen years ago this month, Guinea’s late ruler Lansana Conte made clear what form democracy would take under his rule.

Where now for Zimbabwe?

November 10, 2008

It was not hard to see which of Zimbabwe’s rivals felt he had come out on top from the regional summit at the weekend.

Will Zimbabwe deal ever work?

October 13, 2008

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters at Harare airportZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has sworn in two vice-presidents ahead of talks on power-sharing. He has also allocated important ministries to his ZANU-PF parties.

Is Mbeki’s time up?

September 17, 2008

Thabo Mbeki, president of South Africa, speaks during a news conference at United Nations headquarters in New York

South African President Thabo Mbeki did not get to bask long in the success of securing Zimbabwe’s power-sharing deal before finding himself in the firing line again at home.