On this edition of Straight Talk Africa, Zimbabwe and Gabon are holding critical elections in August. In Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangawa and main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa are both promising to tackle to the dire economic situation. In Gabon, longtime President Ali Bongo Ondimba says he "more ready than ever" for a third term. The opposition refers to him as a "dynastic power." Host Haydé Adams speaks to Blessing Zulu, VOA Zimbabwe reporter, Chipo Dendere, assistant professor of africana studies at Wellesley College and Idrissa Fall, VOA French to Africa reporter.