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Mugabe

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On September 6, 2019
The last surviving major leader of the anti-colonial movements of the twentieth century, Robert Mugabe is a prime example of how so many of those leaders went completely off the rails once they took power. Born in Southern Rhodesia to a poor family in 1924, Mugabe received an education, went to college, and became a […]

Elephants

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On November 16, 2017

Nice to see Trump create policy based on his boys’ love of killing large animals. The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to import trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zamb

The End of an Era

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On November 15, 2017

I will try to have more on this later, but it’s worth noting quickly the seeming end of Robert Mugabe’s reign in Zimbabwe. Obviously Mugabe was a complete disaster, as were all too many po

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Our Man in Africa

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On January 26, 2017
Trump really has a good model in Robert Mugabe. Mr. Mugabe’s annual holidays are one of the unusual aspects of the rhythms of political life in Harare, the capital of this southern African nation. Every year, from mid-December through the end of January, Mr. Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years with a tight […]

Rhodesia 1976

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On June 19, 2015

A friend of mine pointed me toward this 1976 Australian TV documentary about the nation of Rhodesia in its last years of trying to maintain its white nationalist government. Very sadly, this has taken

Cholera as Biological Weapon?

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On December 13, 2008
Zimbabwe, it is fair to say, is a nation poorly served by its government: The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe which has left hundreds dead was caused by the UK, an ally of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said. Information Minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu described the outbreak as a “genocidal onslaught on the people of Zimbabwe by […]

Russian Veto

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On July 12, 2008

This is kind of interesting. Neither China nor Russia have been shy about using their Security Council vetoes in defense of either regional interests, or in reference to particular issue areas (secess

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