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Cables reveal how US and UK sought to plunder Zimbabwe’s resources

By Ann Talbot, January 6, 2011

The US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks contain revealing details of how the United States and Britain sought to further their commercial interests in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: MDC proceeds with power-sharing fiasco

By Chris Talbot, Barry Mason, February 21, 2009

Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change has been sworn in as prime minister in a power-sharing government in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Cholera death toll rises

By Chris Talbot, December 30, 2008

The cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe has now infected up to 24,000 people with nearly 1,200 deaths, according to the official figures from UNICEF.

Half of the Zimbabwe population faces starvation

By Barry Mason, November 5, 2008

Aid charities and the UN estimate that 5 million people in Zimbabwe face starvation.

Letters and a reply on Zimbabwe

September 24, 2008

The following letters were received in response to the September 19 article, “Power-sharing deal signed in Zimbabwe.” They are followed by a reply by the article’s author, Ann Talbot.

Power-sharing deal signed in Zimbabwe

By Ann Talbot, September 19, 2008

The governing ZANU-PF party of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) signed a power-sharing deal on Monday.

Britain’s Guardian: An apologia for imperialist intervention in Zimbabwe

By Barbara Slaughter, April 3, 2002

On March 14, in the immediate aftermath President Robert Mugabe’s election victory in Zimbabwe, the Guardian newspaper published an editorial pronouncing its verdict on the result.

Zimbabwe election used to pressure African leaders

By Chris Talbot, March 30, 2002

Britain and the United States have demanded the leaders of African countries condemn the recent presidential elections in Zimbabwe or lose financial aid. Meeting in Abuja, Nigeria this week, leaders from 21 African states are discussing the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), an attempt to win Western investment that will be taken to the G8 economic summit in June.

British threats follow Mugabe’s re-election in Zimbabwe

By Ann Talbot, March 18, 2002

Zimbabwe faces the threat of further punishment from the British government after Robert Mugabe won a third term in the presidential elections that took place on 9-11 March.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair declares his hand on Zimbabwe

By Ann Talbot, March 9, 2002

Prime Minister Blair has threatened that countries across Africa will suffer the consequences, if Zimbabwe’s general election this weekend does not result in a victory for the western-backed Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

European Union takes united action against Zimbabwe

By Barbara Slaughter, February 27, 2002

The decision of the European Union (EU) to withdraw its team of election observers from Zimbabwe and impose sanctions marks a significant political shift. In the past the EU has been divided in its attitude towards Zimbabwe, whereas last week’s decision to pull out the observers shows a remarkable unanimity.

Why the MDC opposition in Zimbabwe fell for a transparent sting operation

By Barbara Slaughter, February 21, 2002

The Zimbabwean Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is contesting the forthcoming presidential elections with its candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai. Since its foundation three years ago the MDC has achieved widespread popular support, especially in the urban areas, because of the growing opposition to President Robert Mugabe’s autocratic rule through his Zanu-PF party.