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MARTIN REVAYI RUPIYA is a Senior Lecturer in War and Strategic Studies, Department of History, University of Zimbabwe. He also is the Founding Director of the University’s Centre for Defence Studies. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Dr. Rupiya pursued a military career for 17 years, retiring from the Zimbabwe National Army in 1989 at the rank of lieutenant colonel. Dr. Rupiya was educated at King’s College (London) and the University of Zimbabwe, where his doctoral dissertation addressed the history of the Rhodesian armed forces between 1926 and 1963. In addition to his duties as University Lecturer, he holds a variety of senior administrative and committee appointments at the University of Zimbabwe. He edits a professional journal, a quarterly review, and an occasional paper series for the Centre for Defense Studies and is widely published. Dr. Rupiya also is very active in scholarly and outreach activities on security and conflict resolution issues. He is a visiting lecturer at the African University (Mutare, Zimbabwe) and at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa). He is a research fellow with the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford (United Kingdom) and the Centre for Defense Studies in London. He sits on the steering committee of the (Danish) DANIDA Project on the Network of Centers for Defense Management and Security in the Southern Africa. His role as director has resulted in his invitation to serve with the new, Geneva-based Non-State Actors organization.
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Authored by Dr. Martin Revayi Rupiya, COL Daniel W. Henk.
Martin Rupiya, Director of the University of Zimbabwe's Centre for Defence Studies, and Daniel Henk of the Air War College provide one of the first comprehensive studies of defense budgeting practices in Africa. They assess both the problems with these practices and fruitful avenues of reform. By doing so, they provide a solid roadmap both for African leaders and for Americans concerned with the development of greater security in the region.