Revisiting Zimbabwe: How to Build an African Democracy

27th January, 2018

Following the soft military coup that led to the resignation of Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, African countries are grappling with what “democracy” means for them. Western political analysts and commentators pioneered the categories of “failed”, “weak”, “fragile”, and “collapsed” state. This widely accepted manner of categorising states, means most Westerners do not understand the different forms that a “strong” state takes in the diverse socio-political settings of the African continent. Click here to download the article