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'Elders' Refused Entry to Zimbabwe as Cholera Claims Lives
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>"Either they don't know or they don't care."</p> <p>-Gracia Machel, referring to the government attitude on the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Z ...

Deadly Delays as Zimbabwe's Talks Drag On
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

As the power sharing talks between political parties drag on and off, the delays have turned deadly -- literally. As the power sharing talks between political parties drag on and ...

Back to Square One in Zimbabwe and the 'Obama Effect' in South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Sunday, Nov. Sunday, Nov. 9, regional leaders (SADC) held an emergency meeting aimed at resolving the political crisis in Zimbabwe 'once and for all.' The meeting could ...

You Touch a Woman, You Touch a Rock
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote style="margin-right: 0px;" dir="ltr"><p align="left"><strong>"Wathinta abafazi, wathinta imbhokodo." (You touch a woman, you touch a rock.) ...

Mugabe's Unilateralism Obstructs Power-Sharing in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Last week, Robert Mugabe unilaterally appointed his own ministers to all key positions. Last week, Robert Mugabe unilaterally appointed his own ministers to all key positions. In ...

Power Struggles Continue in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

"When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers." - African proverb</p> "When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers." - African proverb ...

A Historic Week for South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The political events in South Africa over the last week have been historical The political events in South Africa over the last week have been historical Thank you so much ...

Loving Our Neighbors When Times are Hard
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Times are hard. I work at a homeless shelter for single men wit ...

Zimbabwe's Leaders Sign Compromise Agreement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote style="margin-right: 0px" dir="ltr"><p align="left">The agreement we sign today is a product of painful compromise. The agr ...

Police Raid Christian Organizations
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan On June 9, armed groups of Zimbabwe’s police, military ...

Cakes, Crumbs, and Surprises in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The "cake" vs. "crumbs" power-sharing struggle continues in Zimbabwe. The "cake" vs. "crumbs" power-sharing struggle continues in Zimbabwe. ...

Something is Brewing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The combined outcome of events happening at the moment is hard to predict, but something is brewing in the southern African region around the issue of Zimbabwe. The combined outco ...

Power-Sharing in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It is Tuesday, August 12, and the leaders of the political parties are still locked in talks of power sharing -- it was expected that a deal would be struck on Sunday, but to no avail, so the talks ...

Slicing the Cake of Power in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The latest development on talks between the opposition party -- the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) -- and ZANU-PF President Robert Mugabe is that they have produced a 50-page document as a wa ...

Diplomatic Progress, Continuing Violence in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I will begin with some positive news of growing international pressure on the Zimbabwean government. I will begin with some positive news of growing international pressure on the ...

Prophetic Lament and Glimmers of Hope for Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

How long, O Lord, must I call for help?<br /> But you do not listen!<br /> "Violence is everywhere!" I cry,<br /> but you do not come to save.<br /> Must I forever see these e ...

Danger and Opportunity in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I have heard that the Chinese symbol for crisis means both&#160;danger and opportunity. I have heard that the Chinese symbol for crisis means both danger and opportunity. The ...

Thabo Mbeki Must Intervene in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

In the back and forth concerning the role South Africa must play in the crisis of human rights abuses under the reign of Robert Mugabe and his cronies, it is my belief that we must see some form of ...

Things Fall Apart: Prayer Requests for South Africa and Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<blockquote dir="ltr"><p><em>Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;<br /> Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,<br /> The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywher ...

A Call for African Solidarity Against Xenophobic Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As a South African, it is a downright shame that brothers and sisters from other countries in Africa <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/05/zimbabweans-face-new-violence.html& ...

Zimbabweans Face New Violence - in South Africa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

This week has been marred by xenophobic violence in <st1:placename>Alexandra</st1:placename> <st1:placename>Township</st1:placename>, Johannesburg, South <st1:place>Africa</st1 ...

Failing "Elections 101" in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

This weekend Zimbabwe's opposition party announced that it would take part in the next round of presidential "elections." Violence, harassment, and intimidation of unarmed citizens continue as p ...

Democracy Deferred in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The Zimbabwean tragedy continues. Presidential results were released after a record five-week delay! The Zimbabwean tragedy continues. Presidential results were released a ...

Praying for a Real Liberation Army
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>A lot has happened this past week, starting with the international day of prayer for Zimbabwe on Sunday, April 27. A lot has happened this past week, starting with the int ...

A Vision for Freedom in Zimbabwe (interview with Dr. David Kaulemu)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><I>Catholic and Protestant church groups in Zimbabwe have <A title=http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/ASAZ-7DYFUR?OpenDocument href="http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/ ...

The Power of Conscience
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

This morning's newspaper headlines are about the comment on Zimbabwe made by Jendayi Frazer, U.S. assistant secretary for African Affairs. This morning's newspaper headlines ...

An Ominous Drama in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>It is difficult to make sense of the current ominous political drama surrounding the result of the presidential elections in Zimbabwe. It is difficult to make sense of the ...

Zimbabwe: A Nation Waits
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The patience of the people of Zimbabwe is absolutely incredible. The patience of the people of Zimbabwe is absolutely incredible. They've been living a nightmare for ...

A Dream for Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joy Kauffman Resisting a state at war with its people. Some of the most courageous Christian nonviolent direc ...

Foreign Relations
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Some readers have complained that this column has become too personal, too focused on my being a great father, an award-winn ...