Zimbabwe’s opposition leader has withdrawn from Friday’s scheduled run-off election and taken refuge in the Dutch embassy as reports of the government’s violent crackdown intensify.


  • Ralph Black deputy chief representative in the United States for Zimbabwe's opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change.
  • Michelle Gavin adjunct fellow for Africa, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Robert Guest Washington correspondent for "The Economist;" covered Africa for the magazine from 1998-2005
  • Akwe Amosu Senior Policy Analyst for Africa, Open Society Institute
  • Assistant Secretary Jendayi Frazer assistant secretary of state for African affairs

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