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Piers Pigou

Piers Pigou

Piers Pigou is Crisis Group's senior consultant for Southern Africa. Formerly he was Crisis Group’s Southern Africa project director, overseeing the organisation's research and advocacy activities in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Angola.
After disputed elections, Zimbabwe government’s credibility is in jeopardy
After disputed elections, Zimbabwe government’s credibility is in jeopardy
The Zimbabwean government posited that the first elections after the November 2017 ouster of Robert Mugabe would enhance the state’s credibility...
EXPLAINER: Everything you need to know about Zimbabwe’s election
EXPLAINER: Everything you need to know about Zimbabwe’s election
On July 30 2018 Zimbabweans will go to the polls to elect a president, parliamentarians and local councillors.
Democracies die behind closed doors: Battling for the right to know
Democracies die behind closed doors: Battling for the right to know
As information activists around the world mark International Right to Know Day on Sunday, there seems little to celebrate about the state of the...
Back to the future for Zimbabwe
Back to the future for Zimbabwe
Zanu-PF's announcement at its December 2010 congress that only an election could chart a way forward for Zimbabwe signalled the beginning of the...
Zim land-reform myths: Beyond false binaries
Zim land-reform myths: Beyond false binaries
Ben Cousins ("Time to ditch the 'disaster' scenarios", May...
Concern as violence renews in East Timor
Concern as violence renews in East Timor
Indictments leveled at the end of February at seven senior Indonesian military officers for their role in, and responsibility for, the carnage that...
Unfinished business
Unfinished business
Almost 16 months ago the amnesty committee was wrapping up its hearings after five-and-a-half years of difficult and often painful work. In the...
A peek behind the veil
A peek behind the veil
Unfinished Business: South Africa, Apartheid & Truth is the first publication on how South Africa has tried to deal with its past that does not...