If Africa has been expecting the post-Mugabe era in Zimbabwe to be one of healing, that doesn’t seem to be what is happening in that country if the pictorials and graphics from there are anything to go by. Not that it is exceptional. After all, DRC eventually had its elections and it wasn’t that smooth. South Sudan is not much of cheers. Nigeria is going to election later this week and the whole world is on the edge.
It is not a question of who is right or wrong but a question of where the persistence of violence across Africa comes from. Is it imperialism and neo-colonialism or elite failure or disastrous leadership or filthy governance or endemic catastrophe or just what? Is Africa still rising or has commenced falling again?