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Damned if you vote — damned if you don’t: Zimbabwean youth and political alienation
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Politics and Society Damned if you vote — damned if you don’t: Zimbabwean youth and political alienation

The 2023 election is considered by many Zimbabweans to be decisive. The economy is struggling and there is belief amongst many that only a change of government can stop the downturn. Key to this aspiration of change is the youth vote. However, the campaign to register young people to vote continues to move at a snail’s pace.

BSR: What happens when ZANU PF faces an existential threat
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Politics and Society BSR: What happens when ZANU PF faces an existential threat

As the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) basks in the glory of its early gains across the country, it is important to remember that they are dealing with an adversary that has no scruples. Even in ordinary times, ZANU PF goes for low blows. And when the tide is against it, ZANU PF bristles, ready to pounce on anything in its way

The Lamenting President
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Politics and Society The Lamenting President

Pres Uhuru Kenyatta retreated to Sagana State Lodge for the fourth time in February to explain the rift with his deputy William Ruto. The Sagana meetings have elicited mixed and jaundiced feelings from Kenyans. Kenyatta has lamented that Ruto is “too risky for the country,” but when did Kenyatta realise Ruto was dangerous for the country? What did he do about it? Apart from endless lamentations?