Robert Mugabe makes a comeback

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s former president appears to be backing a new opposition political party, the National Patriotic Front. DiA’s Obert Hodzi analyses the impact...

Zimbabwe 2018: ‘new dispensation, new possibilities’?

Joe Devanny looks ahead at likely political events in Zimbabwe in 2018. The new year has seen a continuation of President Mnangagwa’s international charm offensive,...

Securing reform? Power sharing and civil-security relations in Kenya and Zimbabwe

 In this blog, Alexander Noyes tells us about his recent research, which explores the relationship between power sharing agreements  and Security Sector Reform (SSR)....

Mugabe’s rule: From Darling to Despot, and from Hope to Hunger

In this post Jeffrey Smith explores Robert Mugabe's time in office, and its impact on the politics and development of Zimbabwe. Jeffrey is an...

Zimbabwe’s Draft Constitution: history is made but what does the ‘yes’...

Following their insightful piece on the draft constitution, Zimbabwe Democracy Institute give us their opinion on the referendum in Zimbabwe in support of the...

Everything to play for? Party politics in Zimbabwe

In this blog, Nicole Beardsworth asks how the MDC and ZANU-PF are fairing in the run up to Zimbabwe's national election. Nicole is a former...

Soldiers in Revolt: Army mutinies in Africa

  In this article, Maggie Dwyer look at mutinies in Africa from those that were involved - essential reading in view of recent events in...

Young female political activists and the struggle for democracy in Zimbabwe

Simbarashe argues that young female political activists have injected new energy and reconfigured Zimbabwe’s political landscape. In Zimbabwe, politics is framed and viewed as a...

#thisflag and the power of nationalism in Zimbabwe

Sara Rich Dorman takes a look at the #thisflag movement in Zimbabwe and asks why the country's flag has been relatively absent from protest...

The politics of factionalism in a fractured Zimbabwe

In this blog, Elmond Bandauko from the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute looks at the divisions that are currently defining politics in Zimbabwe. The ZDI is...