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2018: Elections in Africa

At least 5 sub-Saharan African nations are due to hold presidential or general elections in 2018. Check out our expert briefings and reading material on our interactive elections resource map.

The World Weekly, 16 November 2017

Senior Researcher Nick Branson provided context on the military intervention in Zimbabwe and discussed potential scenarios with the World Weekly.

Voice of America, 15 November 2017

Nick Branson discussed relations between the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe with the Voice of America.

International Business Times, 15 November 2017

Senior Researcher Nick Branson provided instant reaction to the armed forces’ intervention in Zimbabwe and background on Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice-president.

Altered landscape, changing livelihoods: missing urbanisation in Zimbabwe

Summary of an event with Dr Beacon Mbiba, Professor JoAnn McGregor, and Professor Ian Scoones, who discussed population distribution and migration, the reconfiguration of the rural economy, and the administration of new settlements in Zimbabwe.
10 things to watch in Africa in 2016 by Africa Research Institute

10 things to watch in Africa in 2016

Rising debt, the ever-growing prominence of social media and a battle for the soul of the ANC are just some of the things Jamie Hitchen and Nick Branson are expecting to see in Africa in the year ahead.