The Zimbabwe authorities must stop harassing political opponents and government critics, Amnesty International said yesterday, following the acquittal of a critic of President Robert Mugabe accused of plotting to overthrow him.
While the world focuses on elections in South Africa, the terrible plight of people in Zimbabwe continues, says Oskar Wempter. He describes the stranglehold on the country and the impact on its starving population.
The only known functioning ecumenical church grouping in Zimbabwe says Mugabe's Zanu-PF party is showing "bad faith" in relation to a unity government formed with the Movement for Democratic Change party earlier in February 2009.
Africa's heads of state meeting on Sunday 1 February were greeted by hunger strikers calling for justice and democracy in Zimbabwe as the political leaders continue to seek an accommodation to end the country's crisis.