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Round-table discussion organised by Alexander Betts and Will Jones

Following last week's high profile clearance of the Central Methodist Church which for nearly a decade has hosted thousands of Zimbabwean refugees, Professor Alexander Betts and Dr Will Jones will take part in a round-table discussion titled “Zimbabwe’s Diaspora in 2015: Where Next?” on Wednesday 14 January, in Johannesburg, organised as part of the ‘Nation Outside the State’ project based at the Refugee Studies Centre.

The panelists at the event include former Bishop of the Central Methodist Church, Paul Verryn, and Godfrey Phiri, coordinator of the Global Zimbabwe Forum. It will be attended by academics, representatives of Zimbabwean diaspora organisations, South African human rights organisations, and media.

Location: the Women’s Lekgotla, Constitution Hill, 1 Kotze Street, Johannesburg

Time: 1pm to 5pm, Wednesday 14 January 

If you wish to attend, please contact Will Jones at, as space is limited.

The ‘Nation Outside the State’ project forms part of the Oxford Diasporas Programme (ODP), in which research is being undertaken on political mobilisation among African diasporas. In particular, it looks at the political history of the Zimbabwean and Rwandan diasporas.  

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