Zimbabwe: 2008 elections and their aftermath

Morgan Tsvangirai was sworn in as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe on
11 February, after many months of negotiations.

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier to coincide with the increased interest in the topic of the elections in Zimbabwe in March 2008, and the re-election on 27 June 2008.

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with the election in Zimbabwe. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links related to this topic are found in the link collection A Guide to Africa on the Internet.


AfricaFiles is a network of people committed to Africa through its promotion of human rights, economic justice, African perspectives and alternative analyses. 

The AfricaFocus Bulletin and website

An independent website that features high-quality analysis and progressive advocacy on African issues, with particular attention to priority issues affecting the entire continent.

African Political Resources

Listings of political sites sorted by country, with links to parties, organisations, governments, media and more.

allAfrica.com - Zimbabwe elections

Information on the Zimbabwe elections from allAfrica.com Global Media.

The Financial Gazette online edition - Zimbabwe

An independent business and political newspaper of Zimbabwe.

The Herald - Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe state controlled news online.


The Kubatana Trust and NGO Network Alliance Project. An online community for Zimbabwean activists.

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation of independent media in the SADC member states.

Movement for Democratic Change

The political party MDC of Zimbabwe.

New Zimbabwe.com

An independent news site updated 24/7 with all the latest news, sports and commentary.

Parliament of Zimbabwe

Provides current Bills, order paper, Hansard transcripts of debates, information on the Parliament plus details of committees and the constitution.

World leaders / Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Government

An online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments published and updated by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Zimbabwe elections news from Sokwanele

Sokwanele is a civic action support group in Zimbabwe, campaigning for freedom and democracy.

The Zimbabwe Independent

An independent business weekly.

The Zimbabwean

An independent newspaper from Zimbabwe. 

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue:

Zimbabwe, agrarian reform, agriculture, civil rights, civil society, conflicts, consciousness raising, constitutional reform, constitutions, democracy, democratization, economic conditions, economic recession, elections, electoral systems, environment, ethnic conflicts, ethnic factors, ethnic groups, ethnic identity, ethnicity, ethnography, government, government policy, government programmes, governance, human rights, human rights violations, human settlements, interethnic relations, land, mass media, multipartyism, nation-building, observation, race relations, parliament, political behaviour, political conflicts, political conditions, political crisis, political development, political history, political leadership, political opposition, political participation, political parties, political pluralism, political power, political systems, political violence, politicians, politics, presidency, resettlement, rural development, smallholders, violence, voting.

You can use the characters * or ? in order to modify your search, for instance, agrarian*, agricult*, farm*, land*. The ? character or * character can be placed at the left, right or middle of a portion of a word, but it can never be used more than once in a text string.

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