Zimbabwe: Is There an Opposition Urban Voter Problem?
Towns and cities used to be safe MDC strongholds. Not anymore. Read more »
Africa: Why Do Opposition Coalitions Succeed or Fail?
Some sweep to power. Many more crumble. Why? And which way will Zimbabwe's 2018 coalition go? Read more »
Zimbabwe: Opposition Coalition - Avengers Assemble or Suicide Squad?
If the coalition holds until the 2018 elections, it could lead the strongest challenge yet to Mugabe. But that's a big if. Read more »
Africa: Continent to Face Intense Political Contests in 2017
Electoral commissions, the battle for the control of social media, and a hesitant international community could define many of the political stories of the coming year. Read more »
August 04, 2016
Zimbabwe: The Role of the "Secret Police" in Zimbabwe's Deepening Poaching Crisis
There are many reasons poaching in Zimbabwe is on the rise. The involvement of influential government operatives appears to be one of them. Read more »
July 28, 2016
Zimbabwe: Fed Up, Unafraid, and Just Getting Started - What #ThisFlag Must Do Now
Through social media, Zimbabweans in the country and diaspora have been organising, debating and planning with great effect. But the movement must now evolve if it is to continue… Read more »
July 25, 2016
Zimbabwe: How Long Can Mugabe Survive Without War Veterans?
The war veterans and Emmerson Mnangagwa have been key pillars underpinning Mugabe's 36-year-long rule. Without them, it could quickly disintegrate beyond repair. Read more »
July 04, 2016
Zimbabwe: The Revolution Will Be Hashtagged
With traditional avenues of criticism being closed off, Zimbabweans have taken to protesting online. But don't mistake this for slacktivism. Read more »
February 11, 2016
Zimbabwe: The UK Needs to Stay Out of Nation's Succession Politics
Whether the UK favours Mnangagwa over Mugabe and Chamisa over Tsvangirai is immaterial. What matters is that it remains a disinterested bystander. Read more »
January 18, 2016
Zimbabwe: China and Zimbabwe's All-Weather Friendship
Despite its significant mineral wealth and economic opportunities, Zimbabwe may be more important to China as a symbolic friend. Read more »
December 16, 2015
Zimbabwe: Media Under Siege Again
Through arrests of journalists and threatening speeches, the government is signalling its intent to repress Zimbabwe's media. And it will likely get worse. Read more »
November 12, 2015
Africa: African Political Thought, Part 6 - Old Liberationalists, New Nationalisms, and Mugabe
Welcome to Part 6 of our ten-part ten-minute lecture series on African Political Thought, brought to you by Stephen Chan, Professor of World Politics at the School of Oriental… Read more »
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