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Robert Mugabe still presides over the chaotic country of Zimbabwe at the age of 90. Amid regular reports that his health is failing, political succession has become a major issue. The major opposition party, the MDC, was heavily defeated in the 2013 elections by Mr Mugabe’s Zanu-PF, in which two factions have emerged. They are led by vice president Joice Mujuru an...
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
The main obstacles to sustained economic growth in Zimbabwe are largely judged to be non-economic. The politics of President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party have dominated life in Zimbabwe for the past 30 years and are widely said to have contributed to its economic vulnerability. They are still likely to do so in the short term. But the forthcoming elections s...
Robert Mugabe, 89, is expected to be re-elected president after 33 years in power in elections due before the end of July 2013. But the focus this time will be as much on the choice of his main running mate for vice president as on him. If a president fails to complete his full term for any reason, the vice president automatically assumes the reins of power. In th...