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ZANU

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(Zimbabwe African National Union)

A Zimbabwean political party formed in 1963 by disenchanted members of Nkrumah's Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) in reaction to its...

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ZANU-PF’s Land Redistribution Gamble

Charles Laurie.

in The Land Reform Deception

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy; Politics. 15383 words.

Chapter 2 provides a detailed background of events preceding the land seizure era. It details how ZANU-PF found itself facing a rebellion from Liberation War veterans in the late 1990s as...

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BRIEFING: ZIMBABWE: LIFE AFTER ZANU-PF

Daniel Compagnon.

in African Affairs

July 2000; p ublished online July 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

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ZANU(PF) strategies in general elections, 1980–2000: Discourse and coercion

Norma Kriger.

in African Affairs

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

For many analysts, the general election campaign in 2000 showed a new face of the ruling party, ZANU(PF). Against the new opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, ZANU(PF)...

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Overview of the Land Seizure Era

Charles Laurie.

in The Land Reform Deception

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy; Politics. 7169 words.

This introductory chapter defines the political landscape that ultimately led Mugabe and ZANU-PF to target Zimbabwe’s productive, dominant, and economically vital agriculture industry in...

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Mugabe Targets Agriculture

Charles Laurie.

in The Land Reform Deception

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy; Politics. 11422 words.

Chapter 3 explores why Mugabe and ZANU-PF targeted the country’s dominant agriculture industry. It outlines the buildup to the planned seizure of commercial farms and, crucially, details...

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Suppressing the MDC

Charles Laurie.

in The Land Reform Deception

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy; Politics. 18398 words.

Chapter 5 assesses the first of two key objectives of farm invaders: suppressing the opposition MDC party by targeting farmworkers and farmers. It examines where ZANU-PF concentrated...

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The Land Reform Deception

Charles Laurie.

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Political Economy; Politics. 424 pages.

This book explores what is inarguably the most socially and economically transformative event in Zimbabwe since independence in 1980—the land seizure era. It explains why Mugabe risked the...

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Strategy behind Farm Seizures

Charles Laurie.

in The Land Reform Deception

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy; Politics. 14147 words.

Chapter 4 details the strategies deployed by war veterans as they moved onto farms. The chapter notes how many of the farm invaders’ tactics, such as pungwesand the targeting of purported...

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Conclusion

Charles Laurie.

in The Land Reform Deception

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy; Politics. 5035 words.

The conclusion summarizes the three major findings of The Land Reform Deception. First, Mugabe, and his ZANU-PF government, never intended mass large-scale farm takeovers. Planned...

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Corporatism in Zimbabwe

Adrienne LeBas.

in From Protest to Parties

April 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 11537 words.

The first of the book’s six empirical chapters examines the origins and character of the labor movement in Zimbabwe. The chapter first addresses the state of trade unions at independence,...

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