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  • Emmerson Mnangagwa, former First Vice President of Zimbabwe, during High Level Segment of the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council. 5 March 2014.

    Opinion Pool Indicates Increasing Risk of Atrocities in Zimbabwe after Apparent Coup

    The recent coup in Zimbabwe indicates an increase in the country's risk of mass killing, according to the Good Judgment Open opinion pool run by the Early Warning Project of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide and Dartmouth College’s Dickey Center for International Understanding.

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  • Zimbabwe Simmers

    This week, the International Crisis Group issued a new briefing on Zimbabwe that portrays a country on simmer. "Zimbabwe is an insolvent and failing state," writes ICG Africa Program director Comfort Ero, "its politics zero sum, its institutions hollowing out, and its once vibrant economy moribund." Without significant changes of course in economic policy and elite behavior, the report warns, the risk of a sharper crisis and deeper collapse will continue to grow.

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