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deepening economic crisis have led to protests of unprecedented intensity
against the regime of President Robert Mugabe. However, the opposition is
divided, and Mr. Mugabe still has plenty of tricks up his sleeve. If the
coalition of opposition parties can remain unified, it has a chance of
unseating the president in next year’s elections. But no matter the outcome,
unrest is likely to continue.
Anonymous GIS Expert
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
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...
Robert Mugabe has just bolstered his powerbase in Zimbabwe by unilaterally reappointing his military chiefs of staff despite promising otherwise. In doing this he has ignored the power-sharing agreement with his political rival Morgan Tsvangirai. But as his health fails is it the 88 year-old president or the military which exerts power?
The death of war hero and politician Solomon Mujuru in a mysterious fire has alerted conspiracy theorists in Zimbabwe. But what will it mean for who succeeds President Robert Mugabe asks a GIS expert in this briefing. CONSPIRACY theories are being floated following the suspicious death of one of Zimbabwe’s founding father...