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Zacchaeus Chesoni -  Zacchaeus Chesoni (1936-1999) was a Kenyan jurist and elections official who served as Chief Justice of Kenya (1997-99) and Chairman of the Electoral Commission (1991-97). Justice Chesoni had been a member of the Kenyan High Court since 1974.
Zainah Anwar -  Zainah Anwar is a Malaysian political figure and activist who led the ‘Sisters in Islam’ NGO for two decades. Anwar was associated with the Institute of Strategic and International Studies think tank (1986-91, 94-96) and in the early 1990s was Chief Programme Officer in the Political Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.
Zakaria Ali -  Tan Sri Zakaria Ali was a Malaysian diplomat who served as his country’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York and concurrently as High Commissioner to Canada from 1970 to 1974. In 1984 he became Secretary General of Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and later served as High Commissioner to Australia before retiring in 1989. He is well known for his role as chief negotiator in efforts to normalize Malaysia’s relations with China in the mid-1970s.
ZANU -  Zimbabwe African National Union. A militant political organisation founded in 1963 to campaign against white minority rule in Rhodesia. It won power in 1980, and in 1987 merged with ZAPU to form ZANU-PF.
ZAPU -  Zimbabwe African People’s Union. A militant political organisation founded in 1961 that fought against white minority rule in Rhodesia. Merged with ZANU in 1987 to form ZANU-PF.
Zelman Cowen -  Sir Zelman Cowen (1919-2011) was an Australian educator, constitutional lawyer and university administrator who served as the 19th Governor-General of Australia from 1977 to 1982. From 1982 to 1990, he was Provost of Oriel College, Oxford.
Zena Daysh -  Zena Daysh (1914-2011) was a New Zealand-born environmental campaigner who founded the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC) in 1969. Daysh also worked for UN-HABITAT, which awarded her the Scroll of Honour Award in recognition of her life’s work.
Zeti Aziz -  Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz (b.1947) is a Malaysian economist who was appointed Governor of Bank Negara, Malaysia's central bank, in 2000.
Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army -  The Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) was formed in Tanzania in 1965 and based throughout the 1970s in camps around Lusaka, Zambia. As the military wing of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), ZANLA was a principal participant in the Rhodesian Bush War. It was led by Herbert Chitepo (1965-72), Josiah Tongogara (1973-79) and then Robert Mugabe in 1979.
- Synonyms: ZANLA
Zimbabwe Conference -  Negotiations held at Lancaster House in 1979 for the independence of Zimbabwe, then known as Rhodesia.
Zimbabwe Conference on Reconstruction and Development -  The Zimbabwe Conference on Reconstruction and Development (ZIMCORD) was convened in Salisbury, 23-27 March 1981, in an attempt to encourage investment and assistance from the international community to the newly-established country. At the conference, thirty-one countries and twenty-six international organisations pledged $1.45 billion in economic aid to Zimbabwe.
- Synonyms: ZIMCORD
Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army -  The Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) was established in 1964 by the nationalist leader Jason Moyo, functioning as the military arm of the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU). It was a Marxist-Leninist organisation and, prior to the creation of the Republic of Zimbabwe in 1980, included 20,000 combatants.
- Synonyms: ZIPRA
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto -  Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928-1979). Pakistani politician, served in various positions including President (1971-1973) and Prime Minister (1973-1977).