Helen Morris is an Africa Researcher with ACLED. Her research focus is political elites and political violence in Zimbabwe and Uganda. She has an MSc in African Studies and is based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

What’s next for Mugabe?

After the ZANU-PF’s Central Committee’s unanimous vote on 19th November 2017, Mugabe is no longer First Secretary of the ZANU-PF party. But, Mugabe is not purged from the ZANU-PF party, and this decision has no bearing on Mugabe’s position as President of the State of Zimbabwe.…

Zambia – October 2017 Update

In the period between President Sata’s death in October 2014 and Lungu’s election in August 2016, Zambia saw an increase in political activity. Protest levels rose, as the declining copper prices and stalling economy affected workers across the country, and then became increasingly violent as the election approached (ACLED Trends Report, September 2016).…