The credibility of Zimbabwe's elections will depend on issues like political violence and media freedom.
The world waits to see if Zimbabwe will pass the democracy test as it holds its first election after Robert Mugabe next month.
Survey shows Zimbabwean policy makers need not fear a public backlash if they choose to abolition of the death penalty.
At first, the 2010s seemed full of hope for democracy. The picture today is rather more complicated.
If the allegations are true Zimbabwe intends to prosecute Grace Mugabe for ivory and rhino horn smuggling.
Authors Lutz and Klingholz explore how mass literacy became a revolution that changed the world.
Morgan Tsvangirai's unique power was that he made Zimbabweans excited about the idea of change.
But for ZANU-PF's coercion, Tsvangirai could well have ushered in a democratic era in Zimbabwe as the country's second president.
Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnagagwga has offered a glimmer of hope to LGBT people in the country.
A new land administration system that responds to changed ownership patterns of Zimbabwe's agricultural land is needed if the country is to harness its farming potential.
The unresolved compensation of Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers needs to be settled quickly, as it stands in the way of economic recovery.
Robert Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe is over. But the country's road to democracy remains a bumpy one as Zanu-PF, the new president and the military go about entrenching power.
Changing the South African system to allow for direct election would require the country to look carefully at how a directly elected president should be held accountable to parliament.
The past 12 months provided further evidence of the danger of democratic backsliding in Africa. But it also saw powerful presidents suffer embarrassing setbacks in a number of countries.
A narrow interest in whether Beijing actively pushed for Mugabe’s fall is based on the assumption that the China-Africa relationship is an isolated phenomenon.
Zimbabweans have every right to celebrate the end of Robert Mugabe's long and disastrous reign, but they would be wrong to assume that this is the end of their political problems.
Zimbabwe's new leader needs to shake off his infamous reputation and the suspicion that he is merely another Mugabe in a younger frame.
Maize production in Zimbabwe in 2017 is at its highest for decades.
It's still unclear whether Zimbabwe will manage an effective transition to participatory democracy and freedom. And the current signs are not encouraging.
The single greatest failure of current punditry is the refusal to recognise that context matters. A one-size-fits-all approach to solving Zimbabwe's complex set of problems simply won't help.