Stuart Loory, Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, Missouri School of Journalism: Zimbabwe looked like it might be coming out of long years of dysfunctional totalitarian rule. After a disputed election last year in which President Robert Mugabe refused to give up power despite indications that he had lost to challenger Morgan Tsvangirai, the two formed a unity government with Mugabe remaining president and Tsvangirai becoming prime minister. For a time, it looked as if some stability had been brought to the country under supervision from a so-called Global Political Alliance of the nations belonging to the Southern Africa Development Community. Last week, Tsvangirai said he was suspending his membership in the coalition government and leaving the country for 10 days to visit with other countries of the GPA and try to get them to put pressure on Mugabe. Tsvangirai was in South Africa on Wednesday to speak with President (Jacob) Zuma about how to bring some stability in Zimbabwe. How is he making out?
Power sharing not working in Zimbabwe
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.