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Title: On the brink of an Arab spring-style conflict: Zimbabwe’s quagmire and policy options
Authors: Torque Mude
Senior Lecturer of International Relations, Midlands State University
Keywords: Arab Spring
Issue Date: 3-Mar-2017
Publisher: Academic Journals (A J)
Abstract: The aim of this study is to examine the political and economic challenges facing Zimbabwe in relation to the potential of generating a violent uprising resembling the Arab Spring civil conflicts. Zimbabwe is in a quagmire due to security, political and economic upheavals that have bedeviled the Southern African country since the end of the Government of National Unity (GNU) in 2013. The government seems to be reluctant to acknowledge the magnitude of the situation and let alone address it. That is the most worrisome thing. If the situation continues unabated, these problems have a potential of generating a violent uprising whose course and effects could equate those that hit North African states since 2010. Data for this study was gathered from secondary data sources including desktop research, books, newspapers and journal articles.
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