Zimbabwe has been at the forefront of the debates and contestations concerning the intersection of Africa and the world since 2000, at least in the Anglophone media, academic, and policy discourses. Major continental institutions, such as the African Union and its African Commission on Human and People’s Rights; regional bodies, such as the Southern African Development Committee (SADC); significant pan-African initiatives to engage with the outside world, such as the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); multilateral institutions, such as United Nations and the Commonwealth; and the recent European Union-Africa Summit in Portugal (in December 2007) have seen recent meetings and initiatives founded on different interpretations of what has been happening in Zimbabwe.

Smallholder Farmer, Commercial Farmer, Land Reform, National Sovereignty, Domestic Government
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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