Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Excerpt from the International Crisis Group

Zimbabwe: An Opposition Strategy
24 August 2006

"To avoid an explosion in Zimbabwe that could cost thousands of lives and shatter Southern Africa, the opposition may need to launch a risky strategy of nationwide, non-violent protest. The country is more polarised today than ever, and in many ways, prospects for change seem to be slipping further away. Political reform is blocked, and nearly every economic indicator is heading downward. The political opposition and civil society organisations have yet to tap effectively into the dissatisfaction based on declining living standards, but they could become the spark that finally sets Zimbabwe toward change."

To read more, go to http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?l=1&id=4353&m=1

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Interesting article. Maybe this will finally be the time for change in Zimbabwe.

ASAP Africa said...

Only time will tell. Elections are only 18 months away!