Zimbabwe's Elections and beyond: Stay Tuned

By Elizabeth Palmberg 3-28-2008

Will Zimbabwe's parliamentary and presidential elections, coming up Saturday, be a complete sham, like their predecessors? The government of Zimbabwe, under Robert Mugabe, has left Zimbabwe's economy in ruins and permitted the HIV/AIDS crisis rise to catastrophic levels, prompting protests among people of faith.

Here are a few websites to check for perspectives and news:

This is Zimbabwe, a blog by the protest group Sokwanele, offers on-the-ground info, including a Google Maps-based schematic of places where the government has taken steps to rig the election. At the bottom right, there's a list of other Zimbabwe-themed blogs.

ZimOnline, a South Africa-based online newspaper about Zimbabwe.

ReliefWeb's roundup of news stories and nonprofit press releases about Zimbabwe (as assembled by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs).

Elizabeth Palmberg is an assistant editor of Sojourners.

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