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Zimbabwe: Prospects and Possibilities

Friday, September 19, 2008 (All day)

Time: 12.30 - 14.00


Venue: Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H OXG


Speaker: Brian Raftopoulos, leading Zimbabwean scholar, activist and political analyst

The prediction that Robert Mugabe would never give up power in Zimbabwe has been borne out. International pressure, elections, negotiations and the almost complete disintegration of the Zimbabwean economy do not appear to have weakened his resolve to stay in office. So what will happen next? One of Zimbabwe's leading political analysts gives his view of the future.

Brian Raftopoulous is a leading Zimbabwean scholar, activist and political analyst, and has co-authored many articles and books on the crisis in Zimbabwe including Zimbabwe: Injustice and Political Reconciliation (2005) and "Desperate Days in Zimbabwe" (2007, Review of African Political Economy). He is Director of Research at the Solidarity Peace Trust, Research Associate at the University of Cape Town's History Department, and Chaired the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (2001-2003). This event is hosted by the Royal African Society (RAS), the Centre of African Studies (CAS) and Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA).


Reservations and contact: Space is limited; RSVP ras_research@soas.ac.uk