Bonus: Zimbabwe's 2023 Elections

Ufahamu Africa

Nov 4 2023 • 10 mins

"Few were surprised as, near midnight on August 26, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission announced incumbent president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s reelection in yet another of Zimbabwe’s tendentious contests," writes David B. Moore. "His inauguration on September 4 sanctified his return to power."

In this article by Moore, first published in The Conversation Africa, he explains how the country's ruling party has clung to power for 43 years.

David B. Moore is research associate in the Department of Anthropology & Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg and fellow in Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge.

The article was read by Ami Tamakloe, our graduate podcast fellow. We are sharing the article here with the permission of a CC BY-ND 4.0 Deed license.

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