Zimbabwe, formerly the British colony of Rhodesia, has a long history of conflict. For the last
three decades, its fortunes have been tied to those of its president, Robert Mugabe, who
wrested control from a white minority government in 1980 to become the country’s first black
leader. President Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) has been the
dominant political party ever since.
At the start, Mugabe, a Marxist, ruled in a conciliatory manner, yet factional differences
continued between the ZANU Party and the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) Party.
ZAPU is led by Joshua Nkomo, M…
In This Issue
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Reports of Repression and International ResponseRead More
Ban Ki-moon Criticizes Run-off Election OutcomeRead More
Condemning and Sanctioning the Government of ZimbabweRead More
History, Foreign Relations, and Economic ConditionsRead More
Pro & Con
Should the United Nations Security Council Approve Economic Sanctions Against Zimbabwe?