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Zimbabwe: Beyond the Endgame

Thursday, July 17, 2008 (All day)

Time: 6pm

Venue: Old Theatre, The Old Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London, WC2

Speakers: Dr Martin Rupiya (Director of Research, Africa, Cranfield University), Patrick Smith (Editor, Africa Confidential), Knox Chitiyo (tbc, Head, Africa Programme, RUSI), Gugulethu Moyo (International Bar Association), Professor Welshman Ncube (leading constitutional lawyer in Zimbabwe, currently involved in talks between ZANU-PF and MDC) and Chengetai Mupara (MDC reprsentative)

Chair: Professor James Putzel, Director, Crisis States Research Centre, LSE


As talks between Mr Mugabe and both factions of the Movement for Democratic Change open in South Africa, the crisis in Zimbabwe continues. Western countries are pushing for more sanctions against Zimbabwe's rulers, while President Mbeki and the African Union oppose them. Meanwhile, the shrinking economy provides Mr Mugabe with less and less to pay the army, police and administrators. The June 27 presidential run-off was dubbed the endgame. It proved just another stage in Zimbabwe's unfolding catastrophe. What might happen next?

This event is free and open to all on a first come, first served basis.

For more information please email ras_research@soas.ac.uk or call 020 3073 8337.

Event hosted by the Crisis States Research Centre, the Royal African Society, the International Bar Association and the Institute for Public Policy Research.