YPFP Disruptor: A Historic Week In Zimbabwe


Robert Mugabe's speech to the nation on November 19 was his last speech in power. After 37 years, a coup that the military insisted was not a coup, a resignation speech that was not explicitly a resignation, today Mugabe looks to be making an exit, and Zimbabwe is having a deeply consequential end to 2017.

Guest speakers Mooya Nyaundi and Alexander Noyes join YPFP to reflect on the "past of the present," how the country got to this moment, and what to consider as the country's political space goes through a moment of rapid change.

When: Tuesday, November 21

Where: University of California Washington Center (UCDC), 1608 Rhode Island Ave NW - Auditorium

Check-in: 6:15-6:30

Discussion: 6:30-7:30

Alex Noyes (@alexhnoyes), Senior Associate at CSIS Africa Program


*Mooya Nyaundi (@mooyalynn), Zimbabwean human rights lawyer based in Washington, DC



Belinda O'Donnell (@brjodonnell), Chair of YPFP's Africa Discussion Group


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November 21, 2017 at 6:15pm - 7:30pm
University of California Washington Center (UCDC)
1608 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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