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Urgent crisis situation in Zimbabwe examined

05 February 2019

The International Development Committee takes evidence from the Minister for Africa on the recent violent crackdown by Zimbabwe security forces.

Witnesses

Tuesday 5 February 2019, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 10.00am

  • Jocelyn Alexander, Professor of Commonwealth Studies, University of Oxford
  • Stephen Chan, Professor of Politics and International Studies, SOAS
  • Simukai Chigudu, Associate Professor of African Politics, University of Oxford

At 10.45am

  • Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State for International Development
  • Annabel Gerry, Head of DFID South Africa and Zimbabwe, Department for International Development

Purpose of the Session

The International Development Committee is holding an urgent evidence session on the situation in Zimbabwe. Following the recent violent crackdown by Zimbabwe’s security forces, this session allows the Committee to explore how the UK, and DFID in particular, should respond. The Committee will first hear from a panel of academic experts before then questioning the Minister for Africa, Harriet Baldwin MP, and the head of DFID Zimbabwe.

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