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Dr Knox Chitiyo

Associate Fellow, Africa Programme

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  • African Defence
  • Security and Diplomacy
  • African Diaspora
  • Security Sector Reform
  • Education and the Military

Recent Publications

  • Zimbabwe's Inconvenient Truth, The Guardian, August 2013
  • Zimbabwe Election: Voting for Progress, Expert Comment, July 2013
  • Mali will be a Milestone for Africa, The Guardian, January 2013
  • 'Reform of the Security Sector in Zimbabwe: Challenges and Opportunities' with Karoline Werner, in Hany Besada (ed) Zimbabwe: Picking Up the Pieces, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2011
  • Libya and Cote D'Ivoire: Lessons for African Security, RUSI Newsbrief, May 2011
  • Maritime Development in Africa: An Independent Specialists Framework, Brenthurst, 2010


2006 - 2011 Africa Fellow/Head, Africa Programme, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
2003 - 2005 Director of Studies, Zimbabwe Learning Centre, Harare
1992 - 2003 Senior Lecturer, History and War Studies, University of Zimbabwe; Deputy Director, Centre for Defence Studies, University of Zimbabwe

Broadcast Experience



English and Shona (broadcast standard); French and Ndebele (conversational)
Moore Wilson Digital Agency London