All posts tagged: Zimbabwe

The King is dead, long live the King – analysing Zimbabwe’s transition from Mugabe to Mnangagwa

‘The King is dead, long live the King!’, the traditional proclamation to announce the death of a monarch and herald the incoming replacement, could well have been used to announce the political demise of President Robert Mugabe on 21 November 2017, and the swift coronation of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, says Professor Keith Somerville.  

How did Zimbabwe get there?

How did Zimbabwe get here? What is going on? What is likely to happen? The short answer is a combination of short-term factors, and long-term trends, economic structural pressures, political policy choices, and personal power agenda. Read this extract from Robert Mugabe, a forthcoming book by Dr Sue Onslow and Martin Plaut of the Institute of […]

Amnesties, transitional justice and split personalities

Abe Ncube has just completed the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights degree offered by SAS’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) for which he was awarded the Albie Sachs Prize for best dissertation. He explains how he used Zimbabwe as a case study to explore the question ‘Do amnesties undermine human rights?’ by looking […]