oa Africa Insight - Independent Zimbabwe

Volume 10, Issue 3-4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



After a devastating guerrilla war Zimbabwe's new government faces the task of rebuilding the country in accordance with the dictates of black nationalism. Richard Hodder-Williams of the Department of Politics at the University of Bristol, UK, a visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science, University of Cape Town, analyses the political situation after independence and discusses the difficulties of transition from guerrilla warfare to a stable parliamentary government.

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