Zimbabwe Elections

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In 1980, white-ruled Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, and Robert Mugabe was elected as its first black President with the promise that white-owned land would be transferred back to the people. Since then, there has been economic decline and increased turbulence, and much of the black population has turned against him. This weekend Mugabe is standing for reelection, but he-s accused of rigging the outcome and intimidating likely voters with deadly violence. Can Zimbabwe-s election be free and fair? Tom Masland of Newsweek sets the scene. Then we hear from Mugabe-s ambassador to the US and leading opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangarai about the election with major implications for the rest of Africa.
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Los Angeles Times

Movement for Democratic Change


Organization for African Unity

Zimbabwe (government of)

Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front




Warren Olney