Backstory: Zimbabwe

In the space of just seven years, Zimbabwe has managed to transform itself from one of Africa’s most stable and prosperous countries to one of its poorest and most chaotic. One estimate suggests that three million Zimbabweans have fled across the border in recent years. On this month's Backstory, we are joined by Isabella Matambanadzo, Zimbabwe Program Manager for the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, and Princeton N. Lyman, the Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, to explore the roots of Zimbabwe’s crisis.

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