It remains to be seen whether MDC would have won the 2013 elections if no rigging had taken place. What would you have voted if you had been that communal dweller who had received a fertile piece of land; if your small mine claim had just been registered; if your small business was gradually getting off the ground; if you had just received U$1,500 dollars at the tobacco auction; if you had been struggling with corrupt MDC council officials about a plot for your house; if …?

Robert Mugabe is on a twin mission to challenge Western neo-colonial quests in Zimbabwe and to continue the indigenization of the country’s economy at all costs. For these reasons it is unlikely he will retire from politics in 2018

It is manifestly impossible to hold free and fair elections anywhere in Africa. And Nigerians should brace themselves for 2015. Progressive forces should vigorously demand fundamental electoral reforms


A Kenyan journalist’s harrowing experience in Zimbabwe where he had gone to cover the July elections provides clear evidence of the state of media freedom in Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe never ceases posing as a pan-Africanist and anti-imperialist icon

The rigging mechanism was set up long before the day of election. MDC was strategically advertised as a conspirator in league with the ‘enemy’