ACTSA press release, 15 October
The announcement on 14 October that the UK government plans to resume the enforced return of Zimbabweans makes UK policy on Zimbabwe inconsistent and incoherent, and could add weight to calls for the European Union to lift targeted measures against the country.
The Home Office Minister states that the change has come about as a result of improvements on the ground since the formation in of the Inclusive Government in September 2008.
Conversely, in talks with NGOs the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has many times expressed its view that there …
February 2010 will mark the anniversary of the formation of an inclusive government for Zimbabwe.
1. Welcomes the start that has been made by the Unity Government in Zimbabwe on resolving some of the country's desperate problems, but recognises that much more still needs to change; 2. Is deeply concerned about the harassment and other difficulties facing political, trade union and other civil society activists and organisations, and expresses its continuing solidarity with all those affected; 3.
Global warming is the greatest environmental challenge facing the world today. Increasing global temperatures are bringing about rapid changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather.
The following are among the articles contained
in this issue:
- Children and the HIV/AIDS epidemic
- Update on campaign to stop EPA's
- Challenges to trade unionism in Zimbabwe
- Focus: Staying positive about HIV/AIDS
- Children: The forgotten victims
Electoral legislation debated
On 20 April the Angolan parliament, the National Assembly, adopted several draft laws from the electoral legislative package that will form the foundations for national elections planned for September 2006. However, a major stumbling block is the draft Electoral Law, with neither side in the National Assembly agreeing on the central issue of who actually runs the elections.