· May, 2010

Stories about Zimbabwe from May, 2010

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Inclusive Government Watch

  21 May 2010

Zimbabwe Inclusive Government Watch from Sokwanene: “The results – from the month of April 2010 – are staggering. Twenty-two articles (27.8% of the total) detailed cases of violence, intimidation, hate speech and abductions, of which Zanu-PF were accountable for 90.9%.”

Zimbabwe: State appeals against Roy Bennet's acquittal

  13 May 2010

Zimbabwean Attorney General appeals against Senator Roy Bennett. Bennet, who had been on trial since last October on charges of insurgency, banditry, terrorism and sabotage, was acquitted on Monday after Justice Bhunu ruled that the State’s prosecution team had failed to establish a prima facie case against him.

Zimbabwe: Gender and homosexuality cloud constitution making process

  13 May 2010

On the constitution making process in Zimbabwe: “According to Arkmore Kori, a Kubatana subscriber, our Constitution making awareness programme is focusing on unimportant issues. He suggests that issues such as homosexuality and gender are clouding more major concerns relating to governance and leadership.”

Zimbabwe: Technology and the end of dictatorship

  11 May 2010

On technology and the end of dictatorship in Zimbabwe: “But China or no China, ZANU or no ZANU, the Internet has arrived and it will sooner or later cause havoc to dictatorships…In Zimbabwe we are teaching ordinary people how powerful that little mobile phone in your hand can be. Freedom...

Sub-Saharan Africa: Catching Up with Online Transparency Projects

  1 May 2010

The rise of multiparty democracy in Africa has led citizens and civil society to demand more transparency and accountability from their governments. New technologies can buoy their efforts, but such initiatives face major obstacles including infrastructure, lack of political will, and a shortage of techinical skills and personnel.

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