WASHINGTON DC —
Many have noted the absence of Zimbabwe on discussions relating to countries in crisis.
Following its election victory in 2013, which officially ended the government of national unity between Zanu-PF and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change parties, many say the appearance of peace in the country has averted the world attention to areas of more open conflict, around the continent and the world.
Jeffrey Smith of the Robert F. Kennedy Centre of Justice and Human Rights, adds that President Robert Mugabe has managed to create the impression that Zimbabwe is a law-abiding country by utilizing the threat of legal courts actions as a means of silencing dissent.
Smith tells VOA Studio 7's Ndimyake Mwakalyelye that Zimbabwe is not a center of concern for the U.S, at present.