Zimbabwe Opposition Poses Little Threat to Mugabe

Zimbabwe Opposition Poses Little Threat to Mugabe
Morgan Tsvangirai at the World Economic Forum on Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 6, 2010 (World Economic Forum photo).

The main opposition party in Zimbabwe, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), is facing serious financial problems and infighting in the lead-up to its party congress next month. In an email interview, Stephen Chan, professor of international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, discussed the state of Zimbabwe’s opposition. WPR: What accounts for the emerging splits in the MDC party, and how likely is Morgan Tsvangirai to maintain his party leadership? Stephen Chan: The current splits in the MDC reflect fissures that have been building for a long time. Tendai Biti, the finance minister in the earlier […]

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