*I will publish part 2 tomorrow on the comments of Shannon Smith, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. I took great exception to her diplomatic speak, so please indulge my venting in a dedicated post.
Alas, work commitments today meant that I missed most of the ‘Beyond the Elections in Zimbabwe‘ conference convened at the National Endowment for Democracy and co-sponsored by a variety of local organizations.
I arrived late, in the middle of the 2nd panel, and had to leave early (fortunately, I still got a delicious lunch). This meant that I missed the first panel, on civil society, which was what I most wanted to hear. Fortunately, Continue reading