Articles tagged 'au'

MDC youths commemorate Soweto uprising 17 June 2014 HARARE - Hundreds of MDC youths yesterday marched across Harare and later gathered in the Harare Gardens to commemorate the Day of the African Child. Held under the theme “Demanding Accessible, Affordable, Quality Education, Jobs and Equal opportunities for all,” the commemorations are a throw...
Zim wants 'popular uprisings' criminalised 2 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe has flatly refused to identify itself as an ally of the popular uprisings in North Africa, amid debate in the African Union (AU) that the putsch represented real democratic revolutions. Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's Justice and Legal Affairs minister, at the first meeting of...
Final AU report on Zim elections 3 November 2013 HARARE - While in the end, the ZEC was provided the necessary resources to conduct the 31 July, 2013 Harmonised Elections, the AUEOM observed with concern, that the funding was not consistent or timely at various stages and tended to generate undue anxieties. To this end, it is recommended tha...
Africa must quit ICC: Zim 11 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe is cheer-leading its African counterparts mulling disengaging from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The AU will hold an extraordinary summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, tomorrow to review Africa's continued participation in the court. This follows fierce lobbying by K...
'AU, Sadc have institutionalised failure' 13 August 2013 HARARE - Prominent academic Ibbo Mandaza has said the move by regional and continental observers to lend legitimacy to Zimbabwe's flawed election shows the bodies have institutionalised failure. The head of the AU Observer mission and a Nigerian former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, described t...
Observer missions grossly indecisive 13 August 2013 HARARE - After years of political turbulence, Zimbabwe is a country desperate for normalcy. It is, thus, unsurprising to hear people say, despite the suspicious conduct of the last election, we must move on. The “move on” brigade discourages current legal recourse over the election. It is, ...
AU cites poll flaws 3 August 2013 HARARE - The African Union yesterday reserved its verdict on the bitterly disputed Zimbabwe's elections amid mounting allegations of vote-rigging. The head of the AU's 70-member observer mission, Olusegun Obasanjo, said yesterday that the poll was held in a largely peaceful environment but qui...
AU statement on Zim polls 2 August 2013 HARARE - Below is the African Union's preliminary statement on Zimbabwe's July 31 harmonised elections. I. Introduction The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Her Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, deployed a 60 member African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to the...
We'll report electoral irregularities to Zec — Obasanjo 30 July 2013 HARARE - Head of the African Union (AU) observer mission Olusegun Obasanjo said yesterday his mission will be constantly alerting the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) on electoral irregularities to ensure Zimbabwe has a credible, free and fair election on July 31. In an address to journalist...
Sadc, AU must intervene after polls — ICG 30 July 2013 HARARE - Southern African Development Community (Sadc) and African Union (AU) diplomatic intervention will be required to manage the fragile and potentially explosive aftermath of the July 31 vote, an influential think tank warned yesterday. The International Crisis Group (ICG) said as the cou...
Observers must be honest 30 July 2013 HARARE - The practice of observing elections is aimed at ensuring the transparency of an election. Impartial observation of the electoral process can also help ensure the credibility of elections. Election observation is concerned with electoral outcomes only to the degree that they are reported ...
What is Nkosazana Zuma smoking? 29 July 2013 HARARE - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has understandably taken serious umbrage with African Union (AU) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma s declaration that all is well in Zimbabwe ahead of Wednesday s national polls. Dlamini-Zuma said on Friday, after meeting the country s warring political ...
They want to rig: Tsvangirai 26 July 2013 HARARE - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday raised alarm over the prospect of electoral fraud with observer missions from the African Union (AU) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa). Luke Tamborinyoka, Tsvangirai's spokesperson, told reporters after a meeting with...
'Sadc, AU must monitor security sector role in Zim's politics' 19 July 2013 While international actors use power-sharing to resolve a vast range of conflicts in Africa and view state security reform as critical to achieving durable peace, democratic scholars have argued that there is a distinct lack of studies that examine the relationship between power-sharing and secur...
Has AU seen the light? 10 July 2013 HARARE - Whatever its shortcomings, perceived or real the African Union (AU) has proven most people wrong by being very decisive on the Egyptian crisis. AU has been accused of trailing other foreign bodies on African issues that needed its quick reaction. It also stands accused of allowing the pa...
African Union deploys observers to Zim 19 June 2013 HARARE - African Union (AU) is deploying observers this week to troubled Zimbabwe to monitor the run-up to bitterly contested polls, the AU said yesterday. The AU s Democracy and Electoral Assistance Unit said the observers have been invited to monitor parliamentary and presidential elections. Th...
AU must act on sexual violence 28 May 2013 HARARE - Building an action plan to end sexual violence in conflict is a powerful way for the African Union to celebrate its 50th anniversary at the ongoing historic summit this week. But far from providing leadership, the African leaders are showing an appalling camaraderie to protect perpetrato...
'Step up pressure on Zim' 28 January 2013 ADDIS ABABA - Zimbabwe's civil society groups have asked African leaders to step up pressure on Harare to stage free and fair polls. In a petition presented to the 20th ordinary session of the assembly of heads of State and government of the African Union (AU) here, a coalition of over 300 Zimbab...