The Zimbabwe Election And The Future Of Democracy In Africa
Millions of Zimbabweans lined up at the polls this week to elect a leader after nearly four decades of rule by Robert Mugabe. The results — expected later this week — will determine whether incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa or his main rival Nelson Chamisa will become the country’s next president. Many view the election as a chance for Zimbabwe to break free from its repressive past; however, some civil rights groups say the election has been marred by vote-buying and corruption. We’ll discuss the election and the future of democracy in Africa with Todd Moss, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. He’s an expert on development and democracy restoration in Zimbabwe.