The Zimbabwe National Party (ZNP), an anti-colonial nationalist movement in Southern
Rhodesia, was a prominent force on the colony’s political scene for only a matter of months in 1961 before
collapsing entirely two years later. However, this brief existence belied the Party’s lasting institutional
contributions to Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle and Rhodesia’s broader political culture. First, the ZNP’s
emergence pushed the main wing of the nationalist movement away from a policy of limited co-operation
with the white settler regime which had made limited concessions to black political participation in a
constitutional dialogue earlier that year. Second, the ZNP exerted significant efforts to woo external
African leadership, inaugurating an era of competitive pan-African diplomacy within Zimbabwe’s
protracted and divided liberation struggle. Finally, the relentless and often violent attempts to derail the
ZNP solidified a culture of anti-colonial nationalism that rejected political pluralism.
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The article investigates the protection by the African regional human rights
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the scope of the protection afforded by the system, and draws upon ...