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2018: Zimbabwe's Watershed Moment - Beyond Elections

2018 marks a critical juncture for Zimbabwe as it tests its democracy yet again in a defining election. What does the future hold for this nation?

Voice of America's Zimbabwe Service invites you to a panel discussion on the way forward for Zimbabwe.

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:30am

Please arrive at 9:30am as discussions will start promptly at 10:00 am.

Voice of America - Cohen Building

Briefing Room #1528A

330 C Street, SW

Washington, DC 20237

Welcoming remarks by:

Negussie Mengesha, VOA Africa Division Director

Opening remarks by:

Amanda Bennett, VOA Director

Moderated by:

Blessing Zulu, VOA Reporter, Zimbabwe Service


His Excellency, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Harry Thomas, Jr.

Dr. Chipo Dendere, Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College

Dr. Tawuya Katso, Developmental and Social Consultant

Dr. Rhoderick Machekano, Zimbabwe Diaspora Network North America (ZDNNA)

Please RSVP by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 12 to:

The event will be streamed live on the following websites and Facebook pages:

Use #zimbeyond2018 to join in on the discussion.

Photo ID is required. The Department of Homeland Security requires a U.S. issued driver's license or a U.S./foreign passport for entry to a federal facility.