Who will succeed Mugabe?

Robert Mugabe is now the fifth-longest reigning leader in Africa. He came to power in 1980 as part of the Lancaster House agreement, in which the British government negotiated a peace settlement leading to the disbanding of the white-minority government and the end of racial segregation in the country. Rhodesia became Zimbabwe and indigenous languages and cultures were recognised. As in South Africa following the defeat of apartheid, the party of national liberation had no trouble maintaining its electoral position. Negative headlines about Mr. Mugabe in recent times belie the high regard in which he was once held in the … Continue reading