Alison speaks with Jeffrey Moyo, correspondent in Harare for the New York Times, about the mood on the ground in the country.
In 1980, Robert Mugabe is elected prime minister of the independent country of Zimbabwe. Under his rule, inflation reaches 1000% in 2006.
Jestina Mukoko is the director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project. She was taken from her home and beaten by state actors under Robert Mugabe’s regime.
Chipo Dendere, assistant professor of political science at Amherst College, talks to Alison about the political changes in Zimbabwe and what we can expect from new president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Harare resident David Mhambare shares some of his hopes for the future of Zimbabwe now that Robert Mugabe is no longer in power.
Alison speaks to David Pilling, Africa editor for the Financial Times, about the challenges for the Zimbabwean economy going forward.
Canada and Zimbabwe established diplomatic relations in 1980. In 2008, Canada imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe as a response to human rights violations, and state-led violence.
Claire Freeth is the chairman of the Mike Campbell Foundation. Her son, Ben was beaten and tortured along with his parents-in-law whose family farm was burned to the ground in Zimbabwe. The Foundation’s mission is to protect human rights and the rule of law in Zimbabwe.