Country meeting: A new era? Understanding Zimbabwe’s transition
- Thursday 1 March 2018
Pieter de la Court
2333 AK Leiden
Following the historical developments in November 2017, Mugabe’s 37 year long rule in Zimbabwe ended with his resignation.
Since his installation as Mugabe’s successor, President Mnangagwa has raised hopes for the ‘new Zimbabwe’ by advocating for policy reforms that should address Zimbabwe’s economic crisis, gaining domestic and international support. At the same time, the extent to which Mnangagwa and Zanu PF are willing to implement democratic reforms is questioned, especially in light of the upcoming elections.
To better understand the current transition, leading Zimbabwean political scientist Eldred Masunungure (to be confirmed) will outline the recent developments, provide an assessment of the changes, and consider the outlook for the elections later this year.
An expert panel will then further discuss post-Mugabe Zimbabwe and the prospects for economic and democratic reforms and the possible role of the Netherlands and the EU.
The African Studies Centre looks forward to welcoming you at this event!