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Title: Zimbabwe's crisis: local and global contexts
Authors: Lyons, Tanya Julie
Keywords: Economics
African politics
Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe
Morgan Tsvangirai
Violence
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP)
Citation: Lyons, T.J., 2009. Zimbabwe's crisis: local and global contexts. The Australasian Review of African Studies, 30(1), 3-7.
Abstract: In this 29th year of Zimbabwe's independence, the Zimbabwean dollar is near worthless, with one hundred trillion buying only AUD$4. There is evidence that state sanctioned violence and killings continue in the country despite the progress of the new government of national unity, and Mugabe's calls for 'national healing.' Australia has only slightly downgraded its travel warning to the country while 254 Zimbabweans remain subjected to 'travel and financial sanctions' in Australia. The Australian government website on Zimbabwe has yet to update its list of Heads of Government for Zimbabwe to include Morgan Tsvangirai as Prime Minister (www.dfat.gov.au/geo/zimbabwe/index.html), while Mugabe is still saluted as "Your Excellency". When he was Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kevin Rudd once criticised the Howard government for achieving no gains in the Zimbabwean crisis. Now as Prime Minister, will Rudd be able to put Africa and indeed Zimbabwe onto Australia's agenda?
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26050
ISSN: 1447-8420
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