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Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe

Freedom House issued the following statement following the re-election of President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to a new five year term. 

Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning

In Zimbabwe’s authoritarian system, court intrigue rather than open competition is dominating the contest to succeed 90-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe.

Freedom House and 17 other civil society organizations operating in southern Africa have petitioned SADC Heads of State and Government to express concern over a protocol for a new inter-state tribunal. After disbanding the SADC Tribunal in 2012 without consultation of critical stakeholders, the SADC has proposed a new tribunal but would bar citizens from accessing the court.

Southern Africa is facing a number of democracy challenges that SADC needs to take a leading role in addressing.

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Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning

Vukasin Petrovic serves as the Senior Director for Program Strategy and as the Technical Director for USAID funded Human Rights Support Mechanism.

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Change and ‘New’ Politics in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans are showing the evidence of having been torn in all directions in the transitional period, according to a new poll sponsored by Freedom House and conducted by South African political analyst Susan Booysen and the Mass Public Opinion Institute in Harare.

Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.

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