Video On Demand

Online Event: The Fight for Democracy and Public Health

July 17, 2020 • 9:00 – 9:45 am EDT

Featuring Opposition Leaders from Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the political climate in several African countries. From restrictive media laws to prohibitions on political activities, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the opposition to contribute to policy debates or even assist their supporters in a time of need. Evidently, these continuous attacks on political leaders and civil society activists are most acute in countries experiencing democratic backsliding.

The CSIS Africa Program invites you to join us on July 17th for an interview convening opposition figures from Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The three leaders will discuss how Covid-19 is remaking politics and challenging democratic norms in their country. Join us online at 9 am EDT / 3 pm CAT for this exciting event. Follow @CSISAfrica on Twitter for live updates during the event. 

This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.

Judd Devermont

Member of Parliament, Harare East Constituency; Vice President, Movement for Democratic Change (Zimbabwe)
Party Leader, Alliance for Change and Transparency (Tanzania)
Multimedia Digital Journalist, Voice of America - Africa Division