“I Can Arrest You” – The Zimbabwe Republic Police and Your Rights, (Sokwanele, July 2012). The report focuses on the risk of arrest at the hands of the partisan Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) under the command of Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri, who has publicly acknowledged his allegiance to ZANU-PF.
Election Watch Zimbabwe, (Idasa & SITO, March 2012). The report provides an overview of Zimbabwe’s compliance with the “SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections”. Although Zimbabwe is a signatory to these principles, the country only lives up to one of 17 of the principles.
Resistance and Denial: Zimbabwe’s Stalled Reform Agenda (International Crisis Group, Africa Briefing N°82, November 2011). Slow and inadequate progress in implementing the compromise they reached three years ago threatens to push Zimbabwe’s contending forces into premature elections and undermine political and economic recovery.
SADC and Zimbabwe: Can they guarantee a free and fair election? (SITO, June 2011). This report focusses on Zimbabwe’s reactions to the regional dynamics and challenges that remain in terms of the nation completing a successful and peaceful transition to democracy. Particular attention is given to the changing power-dynamics in the aftermath of SADC’s Resolution in Zimbabwe in March 2011.
The Military Factor in Zimbabwe’s Political and Electoral Affairs (Crisis Coalition, June 2011), presents research and analysis on the role of the military in Zimbabwean politics, in particular elections, since independence in 1980. It looks at issues of militarisation of electoral institutions and corruption.
What is the Global Political Agreement (SITO, May 2011). John Makumbe reflects on the diverse views on the nature and purpose of the Global Political Agreement (GPA). Is it a political agreement, a ceasefire agreement or a power-sharing mechanism?
The Hard Road To Reform (Solidarity Peace Trust, April 2011), analyses the politics of Zimbabwe since the establishment of the Inclusive Government and discusses the opportunities and challenges as well as possibilities for the near future.
The Road to Reform or Another Dead End?, (International Crisis Group, Africa Report N°173, April 2011). The situation in Zimbabwe is deteriorating again under a new wave of political violence organised by Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party, and the country faces another illegitimate election and crisis unless credible, enforceable reforms can first be implemented.
Zimbabwe in 2011/2012: Political Scenario Mapping (Idasa & SITO, February 2011). This piece maps out four of the possible scenarios that Zimbabwe may be faced with in 2011/2012.
The Security-military Business Complex and the Transition in Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Institute, June 2008). In dept analysis of the role of the military in Zimbabwean politics and the power-dynamics in the military, political and economic elite.
Report on the Zimbabwe 29 March 2008 Harmonized Elections and 27 June Presidential Run-off (ZESN, 2008), is a report by a coalition of NGOs on the controversial 2008 elections, outlining the major challenges in terms of electoral processes and political environment surrounding the elections.