A New Zimbabwe? Assessing Continuity and Change After Mugabe
After 37 years in power, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was toppled via a military coup in 2017. His successor and former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, promised a break from Mugabe's authoritarian rule and economic mismanagement, declaring a "new Zimbabwe" that is "open for business." After two years in power, to what extent has Mnangagwa delivered on his promises? In this report, the author seeks to answer this pressing question.