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CrisisWatch Southern Africa

CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.

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20 Nov 2017
What the [President's speech] provides for [Zimbabwe's] generals is immediate legal cover because Mugabe made it very clear that this was not a coup, and this was the concern of many in the security establishment. CNN

Piers Pigou

Senior Consultant, Southern Africa
20 Nov 2017
The fact that [Zimbabwe's President Mugabe] thinks he still has a role to play is remarkable. He is not used to being tempered or being constrained by others. AFP

Piers Pigou

Senior Consultant, Southern Africa
19 Nov 2017
[Zimbabwe's President] Mugabe's non resignation speech. Masterpiece or mayhem? It's either choreographed or completely out of control. AP

Piers Pigou

Senior Consultant, Southern Africa
19 Nov 2017
[Zimbabwe's new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa] is smart and skillful, but will he be a panacea for Zimbabwe's problems? Will he bring good governance and economic management? AP

Piers Pigou

Senior Consultant, Southern Africa
19 Nov 2017
[The march through Zimbabwe’s cities calling for President Mugabe's resignation] suggests that ordinary Zimbabweans want an alternative to the centralising, controlling ­narrative. The Guardian

Piers Pigou

Senior Consultant, Southern Africa
16 Nov 2017
It is clearly a coup d’état, but typical of Zimbabwe, the military is trying to put a veneer of legality on the process. It's part of the theatre that Zimbabwe is so good at, to try to make things look democratic. Evening Standard

Piers Pigou

Senior Consultant, Southern Africa

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Commentary / Africa

Mugabe’s Brittle By-election Victory Bodes Ill for Zimbabwe’s 2018 Elections

The ruling ZANU-PF is exploiting the many weaknesses of Zimbabwe’s electoral system to outpace the country’s divided opposition. Yet without a real change of policy, the country seems doomed to steeper decline.

Op-Ed / Africa

Zimbabwe Deep in Limbo

Political infighting and a collapsed economy offer little light at the end of tunnel for the majority of Zimbabweans.

Originally published in Independent Online (South Africa)

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