Zimbabwe: Why Chamisa Should Change His Mind About the Boycott
The election is designed only to confer legitimacy on the pre-ordained victor. The opposition should refuse to play its part in this and shout about why. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Four Reasons Zimbabweans Don't Trust Their Electoral Body
In both its actions and responses to legitimate concerns, ZEC has failed to inspire trust days ahead of the election. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Only Boys Allowed - Seven Faces of Country's Political Patriarchy
At less than 15%, women make up a tiny fraction of candidates in the upcoming elections. Here's how society keeps it that way. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Six Issues That Must Be Fixed for Elections to Be Free and Fair
There is still time to ensure Zimbabwe's July election is credible, but the window is shutting fast. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Is Change a Real Option?
With Zimbabwe's main parties sounding different but looking the same, could a wave of local independent candidates bring some hope? Read more »
Zimbabwe: Reigning Men - Where Are All the Women in This New Zimbabwe?
In the top circles of both the ruling ZANU-PF and opposition MDC, women are now almost nowhere to be seen. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Why President Mnangagwa Never Takes Off His Scarf
Activists' use of #ThisFlag and the president's use of #ThisScarf look the same, but they couldn't be more different. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Three Years On, Activist Dzamara's Still Missing
Mugabe may have gone, but the young activist's family is still picking up the pieces after his disappearance and are still demanding answers. Read more »
November 20, 2017
Zimbabwe: How Impeachment Would Actually Work
Impeaching President Mugabe will not be a quick or a simple affair. Read more »
November 16, 2017
Zimbabwe: Only the Short-Sighted Would Say We've Been Liberated" - Life Continues Amid Zimbabwe's Political Limbo
Zimbabweans are on tenterhooks and social media is abuzz. But most are going about their daily business as they wait to see what happens next. Read more »
Zimbabwe: Power to the Party - Zimbabwe's Coup Isn't a Revolution but a Consolidation
President Mugabe's successor may make some economic reforms, but don't expect ZANU-PF to loosen its grip on power. Read more »
November 15, 2017
Zimbabwe: Coup or Not, This Is the End of an Era
The liberation generation has decided to maintain its power through the use of gun. What now? Read more »
November 18, 2017
Zimbabwe: Who Will Rule Next? Mnangagwa? Sekeramayi?
Many in Zimbabwe and beyond are talking about the events of the past 48 hours as if it marks the start of a profound political transformation. This is misjudged. Read more »
November 08, 2017
Zimbabwe: The UK's Misguided Role in the Rise and Fall of Mnangagwa
The UK's faith in the former VP taking over from Robert Mugabe revealed its deep misunderstanding of Zimbabwean politics and history. Read more »
July 27, 2017
Zimbabwe: Is There an Opposition Urban Voter Problem?
Towns and cities used to be safe MDC strongholds. Not anymore. Read more »
June 13, 2017
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 »
May 11, 2017
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 »
January 10, 2017
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 »
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