Charles Mangongera

Charles Mangongera, a Zimbabwean human-rights and governance researcher, was a 2013–14 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. He has been a senior program officer at Freedom House; a program officer for human rights, democratization, ICT, and media at HIVOS; and Chief Research Fellow at the Mass Public Opinion Institute.

April 2014, Volume 25, Issue 2

A New Twilight in Zimbabwe? The Military vs. Democracy

By militarizing key state institutions and using violence against the opposition, Zimbabwe’s military elites have hindered the country’s transition to democracy. In return, they have been richly rewarded. Can the military’s tentacles be untangled from Zimbabwean politics?