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Expert Presents 'Road Map' for Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

September 14, 2006

The Voice of America quoted CGD Senor fellow Todd Moss on the current political crisis in Zimbabwe, while speaking at a Johns Hopkins event last week.

From the article:

Speaking at a recent forum at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, Moss said independent Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, had achieved political stability, despite lingering racial tensions. "Politically, it was sort of a model of racial reconciliation," he added.

"Obviously, there were racial tensions during the colonial period, but for the most part, the previous white Rhodesians - white Zimbabweans - largely withdrew from politics. But politically, it was also somewhat of a success story." All that good fortune began to erode.