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Douglas Yates Invited to Speak about the Zimbabwean Elections on France 24

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

yates_2017.jpgProfessor Douglas Yates, who teaches African politics at the American Graduate School in Paris, was invited to speak about the recent post-Robert Mugabe elections in Zimbabwe on the France 24 TV show "The World This Week", on August 3rd.

AGS Professor Douglas Yates on France 24The much anticipated elections, the first since Mugabe was ousted in November 2017, saw a face-off between Mugabe’s former chief of security and acting interim president Emerson Mnangagwa, who had staged the November coup, and his main opponant Nelson Chamisa, who had inherited the leadership of the opposition MDC after the death of long-time regime opponent Mirgan Tsvangirai. The MDC had been a party unified ideologically by its opposition to 37-year dictator Mugabe, and politically by its support for the charismatic leader Tsvangirai.

Professor Yates explained that the disappearance of both men from the equation left the opposition MDC splintered, a weakness of which the ruling ZANU took advantage to win both the presidential and legislative elections.
On August 15-16, Prof. Yates will be travelling to Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, for a panel on economic history at the annual conference of Africa Covening.

 


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