Zimbabwe: The Countdown for Mugabe’s Succession

March 09, 2014

Who will succeed Robert Mugabe? Although many external observers such as the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) endorsed the results of Zimbabwe's last election, Robert Mugabe's 2013 victory was marred by accusations of manipulation and fraud....

Mugabe and ZANU-PF: Shadows of an Uncertain Future

August 25, 2013

What does the future hold for Zimbabwe after Mugabe’s re-election? The victory of Robert Mugabe and ZANU-PF — although challenged in court by MDC and marred by suspicions of fraud and illegal practice — represents a political step of extraordinary importance. It seems as if...

Zimbabwe: Monumental Fraud or a Well Thought-Out Plan?

August 12, 2013

Did Zimbabwe experience a moment of systematic fraud? The overwhelming victory of Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF came as a shock. Zimbabwe now has to deal with a Mugabe in full power and with a parliamentary majority that allows him to change the constitution at will. His reelection of a 61%...

Is Mugabe on the Road to Victory?

August 01, 2013

The initial optimism surrounding Zimbabwe's election is now fading.  A new president and parliament are expected to be elected by Zimbabweans under the new constitution that was approved and ratified earlier this year. Wednesday's vote was monitored by...

Elections in Zimbabwe: A Day to Remember?

July 30, 2013

The elections in Zimbabwe might mark the end of Mugabe. Zimbabwe is approaching the historic date that will mark a new era for the country. On July 31, the last chapter of the power sharing saga will come to an end with the long awaited presidential and parliamentary elections taking...