The full title of Brian Raftopoulos's (University of the Free State, South Africa) presentation is "Walking amongst the Tombstones: Mugabe, the Military and Zimbabwean Politics."
Prof. Brian Raftopoulos is a Zimbabwean scholar and activist. Formally Professor of Development Studies at the University of Zimbabwe, he moved to Cape Town in 2006 and is currently the Director of Research and Advocacy in the Solidarity Peace Trust/Ukuthula Trust, an NGO dealing with human rights issues in Zimbabwe. He is also a Research Associate at the International Studies Group, University of the Free State. He has published widely on Zimbabwean history, labour history, historiography, politics, and economic issues.
Brian Raftopoulos' presence in Basel provides a timely opportunity to enhance our understanding and discuss developments crucial for the whole of southern Africa.
The Namibian & Southern African Research Colloquium, jointly organised by the Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel / Centre for African Studies Basel of the Universität Basel and the Basler
Afrika Bibliographien, aims at creating a forum for local and international scholars to engage in cross-disciplinary and methodological debates in Southern African Studies.
Giorgio Miescher (email@example.com / www.zasb.unibas.ch)
Dag Henrichsen (firstname.lastname@example.org / www.baslerafrika.ch)