News & Comment

2 April 2008

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What next for Zimbabwe - Q&A with Michael Holman

What next for Zimbabwe? - Q&A with Michael Holman

The opposition Movement for Democratic Change is claiming victory in Zimbabwe's elections. But the announcement of the official results is being delayed, amid allegations of vote-rigging by President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party.

Is this the end of President Mugabe's 28-year rule? And how can the country, suffering food shortages and economic meltdown, start to recover, whatever the outcome of the election? Journalist and author Michael Holman answers questions. He grew up in the town of Gwelo in Zimbabwe, at a time when the country was still known as Rhodesia. He was Africa editor of the Financial Times from 1984 to 2002 and has published two critically acclaimed Africa-set novels.