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The press is already heating up with stories about Zimbabwe in advance of the March 29th elections. The question is – are you getting the whole story? If you are tempted to go deeper than the mainstream press on this important issue, we invite you to journey with Africa Action and TransAfrica Forum to the region through our new blog JustZimbabwe.

You can follow the lead up to the Zimbabwean elections, read about Election Day and examine the aftermath of the elections with us through the blog. We hope that you will check in regularly and comment on the postings so that we can generate a national dialogue at this historic moment.

Africa Action has a long history in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe. In the 1970s this solidarity took the form of supporting the liberation struggle and standing with Zimbabweans against the human rights abuses of Ian Smith.

Today, Africa Action has joined with our ally TransAfrica Forum to revive into this legacy of solidarity and reach out to support Zimbabweans as they seek to continue the unfinished business of the liberation struggle in this historic election. Briggs Bomba, Africa Action’s Program Associate in our Department of Public Education and Mobilization and a citizen of Zimbabwe, is traveling to the region with two representatives of TransAfrica Forum.

The delegates will spend time meeting up with allied organizations in Zimbabwe and then split up to go to three regions of the country to reach out to ordinary Zimbabweans. Collecting stories and testimonies and analysis from the field, the delegates will absorb the full environment surrounding the March 29th elections. On Election Day, the three delegates will informally and un-officially observe the proceedings. Through the blog, they will be able to report directly
from Zimbabwe about the lead up to the elections, Election Day and the aftermath. When they return to Washington, DC, they will de-brief their journey at a reception on April 10th hosted by TransAfrica Forum. If you are in the area, we hope you will join us. Please visit Africa Action’s website for future details of this event.

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One Response to “About”

  1. Dace Willmott (New Yorker Films) Says:

    Mr. Bomba,

    Hello, my name’s Dace Willmott and I’m writing on behalf of New Yorker Films. I see that you’re going to participate in a panel discussion tomorrow evening following a screening of Bamako here in New York City. The film was released earlier this week on DVD through us.

    We feel as though we have an important film and would like to get the word out about the movie and the issues it addresses. We were wondering if it would it be possible to include a brief mention regarding the film in one of your future blog entries? I can forward you any information, as well as artwork and images pertaining to the film. Also, if you have any suggestions with regards to interested organizations or people who could send out emails to a list serve regarding the film, please let us know.

    Thank You.

    Best,
    Dace Willmott
    dace.willmott@newyorkerfilms.com

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