Zimbabwe's succession struggles - AAME's first seminar takes place on Wednesday 18 January, 5-6.30pm, FW101

January 7, 2017

With President Mugabe's health failing, succession battles within his own party continue, while the opposition parties remain in a state of disarray. Dr Tendi is a leading expert on Zimbabwe, will explore the complexities of Zimbabwe's politics of succession.

This is the first in AAME's new seminar series. Talks on the Middle East, China and India will follow later in the term. Details here.

Dr Miles Tendi is a Lecturer in African History and Politics in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford.


He is interested in intellectuals, society and the state; the political role of African militaries; Southern African politics (especially Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Madagascar, Swaziland); and the role of regional organisations in crisis resolution in Africa.


He has published two books, Making History in Mugabe's Zimbabwe: Politics, Intellectuals and the Media and Politics, Patronage and Violence in Zimbabwe (with JoAnn McGregor and Jocelyn Alexander). 


Dr Tendi is a regular contributor to the Guardian newspaper (UK) and has provided political commentary for the BBC, CNN, Sky News, Press TV, NPR Radio, amongst others.

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