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Peace Caravan to Continue Promoting Peace in Zimbabwe | VOA

A local civil society organization, Artists for Democracy Trust in Zimbabwe, says its peace-building project, dubbed the Peace Caravan, will continue to target troubled communities in a bid to stop politically-motivated violence. The project, launched ahead of the July 31 national elections, will now become a permanent feature as artists use musical shows and exhibitions to promote peace. Prompted by ...

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Zimbabwe churches urge peace | News24

Zimbabwean church leaders urged on Sunday worshipers to pray for peace after disputed elections gave longtime President Robert Mugabe a landslide victory in the presidential and parliamentary vote. The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe asked its followers on Sunday to wait for “dialogue to resolve outstanding issues with self-control and tolerance.” In pastoral messages given by priests, Roman Catholic churches, whose ...

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Zimbabwe launches overdue plan to assist drought-hit farmers | trust.org

Zimbabwe’s government, hit by worsening food insecurity, is moving to adopt more hands-on assistance to farmers, particularly those on small rain-fed plots of land. Last month, President Robert Mugabe launched the country’s first Food and Nutrition Security Policy, which aims to address climate change and other environmental problems that have vexed farmers. EXPORTER TURNED IMPORTER The launch comes as the ...

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Zimbabwe: Peace Call – Genuine or Grandstanding? | allAfrica.com

WHEN I heard President Robert Mugabe’s call for peaceful elections as he addressed the crowd gathered for Independence Day celebrations, I couldn’t help but reflect back on these incessant calls. Since about October 2012, President Mugabe has been vehemently calling for peaceful elections and for the need to restrain from intimidating the electorate. The only yawning irony has been how ...

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Zimbabwe High Court frees on bail prominent lawyer | GlobalPost

The High Court in Zimbabwe on Monday freed on bail Beatrice Mtetwa, a prominent human rights lawyer who was arrested last week while representing the prime minister’s staffers. Mtetwa was granted bail after an earlier bail attempt was thrown out by a lower court. She faces charges of obstructing the course of justice. For more on this story, visit: Zimbabwe ...

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SECURITY: New report on R2P challenges humanitarians | IRIN Global

LONDON, 10 February 2012 IRIN – The UN recognizes the international community’s Responsibility to Protect R2P civilians during conflict, and this philosophy has quickly become embedded in peacekeeping and peace enforcement missions, but a new report questions some basic humanitarian assumptions. R2P evolved in the 1990s in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide in realization that states could no longer ...

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ZIMBABWE: Desperate measures in times of hunger | IRIN Africa

“Between 220,000 and 250,000 rural households in Zimbabwe live in extreme poverty and are food insecure. These households include between 620,000 and 700,000 vulnerable children,” according to a joint report by UNICEF and the government called “A Situational Analysis on the State of Women’s and Children’s Rights in Zimbabwe: 2005-2010.” Nationwide about 3.5 million children were living below the poverty line. Read ...

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