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Zimbabwe at 36: The Way Forward

On Monday, April 18th, Zimbabwe marks its 36th anniversary of independence. Colonized by the British in the 19th century, Zimbabwe achieved independence in 1980 from white minority rule, after a protracted guerrilla war. However, the euphoria for black majority rule was gradually eroded by mounting economic and social challenges.

What does the future hold for this nation? Join us as we delve into discussions with distinguished speakers and guests about the way forward.


Gregory B. Simpkins - Staff Director, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations, U.S. House of Representatives

Rev. Dr. Isaac Mwase - Baptist Minister/Educator/Zimbabwe Diaspora Network North America (ZDNNA)

Sibongile Sibanda - U.S. based Entrepreneur

Performance by Pan-African-Poet, Tsitsi Madzongwe and

Mbira players, Joy Shulman & Joseph Parks

Monday, April 18, 2016 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Voice of America - Cohen Building

Briefing Room #1528A

330 Independence Ave SW

Washington, D.C. 20237

(Enter through the C St. entrance)

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