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Rhodesia: A Chronology of Developments Since the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) November 11, 1965

Description: This chronology of developments since Rhodesia's unilateral declaration of independence does not attempt to be all-inclusive. Rather the emphasis has been placed on an outline of major event which have played a part in Rhodesia's internal political and economic developments.
Date: November 11, 1965
Creator: Colwell, Carolyn K.
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Rhodesia: A Summary of Developments Since July 1969

Description: This report discusses Rhodesia's declaration of independence from Britain in 1969 and ensuing negotiations between Britain and Rhodesia to bring about a formal recognition of Rhodesian independence by Britain and to ensure the rights of the majority black population in the new government of Rhodesia.
Date: July 26, 1972
Creator: Cutter, Melissa
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Description: This report provides background on events leading up to and surrounding Zimbabwe's most recent elections, in March and June 2008.
Date: February 1, 2010
Creator: Ploch, Lauren
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Zimbabwe: Current Issues

Description: U.S. policy-makers once saw Zimbabwe as a source of political and economic stability in southern Africa, but with the failure of Zimbabwe’s economic reform program and mounting unrest in the 1990s, U.S. assistance levels fell sharply. Aid now focuses on programs to strengthen democracy, raise living standards among the poor, and fight the AIDS epidemic. In 2000, the United States strongly criticized pre-election violence and intimidation in Zimbabwe. In June 2001, the U.S. Assistant Secretary o… more
Date: October 17, 2001
Creator: Copson, Raymond W.
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Zimbabwe: Forthcoming Elections

Description: This report discusses the election players, electoral challenges, and U.S. role in the July 2018 Zimbabwe elections -- the first since the November 2017 resignation of President Robert Mugabe after 37 years in office. The election has raised hopes for the resolution of a persistent economic crisis and for a democratic transition ending a long pattern of human rights violations and undemocratic governance--and an end to the years of international condemnation, sanctions, and isolation generated … more
Date: July 26, 2018
Creator: Cook, Nicolas
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Zimbabwe's Political Transition: Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe after a military intervention and the installation of one of his former vice-presidents, Emmanuel Mnangagwa as interim President. Various possible outcomes of the change and possible actions by Congress to advance U.S. interests in the region are discussed.
Date: November 22, 2017
Creator: Cook, Nicolas & Terrell, Katherine Z.
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