Enock T. Vera
Enock T. Vera, holds a Masters of Science in International Relations from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Previously he was a Parliamentary Assistant to the Shadow Minister for International Development, Kate Osamor. At present working as a Research Associate in a think tank called Vestra Sententia
In August 2016, amidst anti-government protest, President Robert Gabriel Mugabe made it inescapably clear that there will be no Arab Spring in Zimbabwe. The 92-year-old president has ruled Zimbabwe since its independence in 1980, a time when he was told he had “ the jewel of Africa” in his hands by Presidents Machel and Nyerere of Mozambique, and Tanzania, respectively.
The effects of the Skyes-Picot Agreement are still being felt today. It is true that the modern Middle East is a house built by the Europeans but it sits on the foundations of the Ottoman Empire. The history of the Middle East has been characterised by authoritarian regimes and religious zealots, however the Arab Spring has proved otherwise.