European Parliament condemns violence in Zimbabwe

The European Parliament has adopted a joint motion on Zimbabwe in which it expresses serious concern about the increase in violence against demonstrators in recent months. The motion, agreed by all groups in the European Parliament, states that the European Parliament is worried about the rise in the number of arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders and those engaging in …

Zimbabwe reports Chatham House & Institute for Security Studies

Chatham House and the Institute for Security Studies released reports on Zimbabwe this week. Both reports provide an update on recent developments, and focus on Zimbabwe’s reform agenda and its re-engagement with international actors. The reports signal that the Zimbabwe Government has taken advantage of ‘low hanging fruits’, but limited progress has been made in critical areas. Whereas the Chatham …

ZEN condemns violence and arrests

Amsterdam, 9 September 2016 ZEN condemns violence and arrests The Zimbabwe Europe Network (ZEN) joins Zimbabwean civil society in expressing serious concerns about the increase in violence during demonstrations in recent weeks. Of particular concern is the violent response of some elements within the Zimbabwe Republic Police in responding to these protests, and the decision of the Government to ban …