Movement for Democratic Change

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 31st, 2013
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Morgan Tsvangirai claims he is heading for a “resounding” victory against president Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe’s presidential election. Casting his vote in the capital, Harare, Mr Tsvangirai said he believed he had the support to oust his old rival. “It’s not if but when,”...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2013
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BY SIMUKAI TINHU Fourteen years ago, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) launched itself onto Zimbabwe’s political scene with great local and international fanfare. The MDC was seen as having given rise to a new understanding of Zimbabwean politics, which sought...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 13th, 2013
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A version of this post ran on the author’s blog, Africa in Transition. The views expressed are the author’s own. The ‘heroic’ leaders who follow notorious African dictators to power frequently fall from grace themselves. If Morgan Tsvangirai replaces Robert Mugabe as president...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2013
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On 6 February 2013, the draft for the new constitution of Zimbabwe finally reached the country’s parliament, which will engage in further discussion of the document. As all major parties support the new constitution, over which the population will vote in April, it is unlikely that the legislative wi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Jan 28th, 2013
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HARARE — Robert Mugabe — who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence nearly 33 years ago — may stay in power for another decade if he is reelected according to a new draft constitution. The new basic law, seen by AFP Monday, would limit presidential terms to 10 years and strip away presiden...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Dec 15th, 2012
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BILL CORCORAN in Cape Town The controversial black economic empowerment policy of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be the cornerstone of his re-election campaign next year, according to an internal report by his Zanu-PF party. The southern African country’s stalled powersharing arrangement bet...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2012
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Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 32 years running, will 2013 break the chain? Background In 1980 Robert Mugabe was voted into power as a hero of the liberation struggle, the war campaign which overthrew the white minority government in Zimbabwe. This image however soon became overshadowed by viol...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Nov 19th, 2012
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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has come under fire after the government unveiled plans to relocate the capital city from Harare to his rural district, a move his coalition partners say they were not consulted on. Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo this week revealed that plans were underway ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Zimbabwe
Nov 10th, 2012
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So what was Morgan Tsvangirai doing in Botswana? Mmegi’s Zimbabwean correspondent BILLY MAGEDI looks at the Movement for Democratic Change-T (MDC-T) leader’s close relationship with Gaborone and its implications for Botswana-Zimbabwe relations and Zimbabwean politics. HARARE – Zimba...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 11th, 2012
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HARARE – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe wants to hold elections in March but is facing opposition from his coalition partners pressing for more political reforms to avoid a repeat of the 2008 poll violence. Even if Mugabe and his rivals manage to finally agree this month on a new nati...