Tiseke Kasambala

Tiseke Kasambala has researched Zimbabwe for Human Rights Watch since 2004. She released several reports and briefing papers on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe, including state-sponsored repression and violence, economic, social and cultural rights such as HIV/AIDS, and the right to housing. She has covered the disputed presidential elections in 2008, marked by government-sponsored violence, the 2005 parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe and the displacement of 700, 000 Zimbabweans during mass evictions in 2005. Recently, Kasambala has begun to cover other African countries, such as Sudan, with a focus on international justice issues. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Kasambala worked as a campaigner and researcher on southern Africa for Amnesty International. She has a master's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. [+]