Is Zimbabwe a “Fragile State”?

  • Posted on: 6 May 2017
  • By: tony


Speaking at the World Economic Forum, President Mugabe stated that Zimbabwe is not a Fragile State: he argues that such claims can only be made by those that are misguided or ill-informed about the state of development in Zimbabwe. Apparently reacting to Anton du Plessis of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), this assertion of the President may not be shared by Zimbabweans as a whole, and certainly not by Tendai Biti, who disputed Mugabe’s statement in NewsDay.[1]

Get up and Dance: Women’s Political Participation

  • Posted on: 4 May 2017
  • By: tony

The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) has been working on a research programme on women’s agency, voice and participation over the last 5 years, and, more recently, has been looking at whether class plays a role in this.  This includes looking at whether rural and urban women, working class and middle class women view governance differently.