elections

  • April 20, 2009

    As South Africa prepares for its national elections on Wednesday 22 April, many grassroots organisations in South Africa plan to boycott it in protest, reports UK development agency War on Want.

  • April 19, 2009

    Religion has always played a part in South African elections say voters, but this year the voice of churches and their leaders at times has been strong during campaigning for the 22 April general election.

  • February 26, 2009

    Leading theologian Professor Russel Botman has declined to stand as a candidate in South Africa's forthcoming elections for a party that has broken away from the country's ruling ANC.

  • October 22, 2008

    The geopolitical dynamics and instability in the Middle East makes that region an important element of any US president’s foreign policy, says Timothy Seidel. But the major parties are still trading in stereotypes, not solutions.

  • September 7, 2008

    Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he will not be bullied into power sharing at any cost and has challenged President Robert Mugabe to hold new elections if he is not prepared to reach a genuine agreement.

  • August 26, 2008

    Christian leaders in Zimbabwe have called on parties to continuing power-sharing talks to shun partisan interests and urgently break the impasse that is holding back the conclusion of negotiations aimed at resolving the country's political and economic crisis.

  • June 29, 2008

    Robert Mugabe waved a Bible and made an oath of allegiance before God to Zimbabwe as he was sworn in as president following an election widely dismissed as meaningless. But anti-apartheid hero Archbishop Tutu says he must go.

  • June 26, 2008

    The tragic situation in Zimbabwe was being foretold as long as fifty years ago by the writer Frantz Fanon, whose theories about the end of colonialism have proved remarkably prophetic.

  • June 20, 2008

    Zambian and Zimbabwean Roman Catholic bishops have exhorted the government of Southern African to take much stronger action in pressuring the government in Harare to ensure a credible presidential election in Zimbabwe.

  • April 21, 2008

    The Methodist and United Reformed Churches have together voiced their concern about increasing levels of violence and political intimidation, linked to the delay in announcing the result of Zimbabwe’s presidential election.