The BBC’s flagship World Service radio debate programme, World Questions, comes to Zimbabwe at a crucial time in the country’s history. Zimbabwe's president has announced the country will hold its national elections on 30th July. It will be the first time in decades former leader Robert Mugabe is not standing for president. Zanu PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa - who took power after Mr Mugabe resigned in November last year – has promised that he will see over "free and fair elections"
Will the opposition be able to challenge the ruling Zanu PF party? Who offers the best solutions to the country’s economic problems? Should sanctions against Zimbabwe be lifted?
The BBC’s Allan Little will be joined by a panel of leading politicians and thinkers in a debate led entirely by questions from a public audience at the Meikles Hotel in Harare . Join them, and have your say in a debate that will be heard around the world. The event starts at 18.00 and will consist of a high tea reception, an artistic performance and the debate. Guests are kindly requested to arrive on time. For organisational reasons, we cannot guarantee entry after 18.45.
As a cultural relations and educational organisation and partner of the BBC World Service, the British Council helps to enable a platform where the general public can join a democratic debate on a global forum.
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Admission is free, but online registration is required. Whilst we hope to accommodate everyone, please arrive in good time to be sure of a seat. Please note admission is on a first-come first-served basis.