Following Zimbabwe’s 31 March general election in which the ruling Zanu-PF party won a "landslide victory," President Robert Mugabe has unleashed armed police against street traders and shanty town dwellers.

For the third election in succession, the Robert Mugabe-led Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) has thwarted the will of the people and retained power through rigged elections. This time it obtained a ’landslide’ - 78 out of the 120 seats contested.

From the international theme, another world is possible, social movements and civil society organizations in Africa, its regions and countries have adopted same slogan. They say: another Africa is possible; another West Africa is possible. Or another Nigeria is possible, another Zimbabwe is possible etc.

50 years ago saw the outbreak of the Algerian revolution against French imperialism. But the fruits of that successful revolution have been stolen by the FLN regime and denied to the country’s workers and youth. Today’s conditions are preparing the ground for a new social explosion.

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