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Monday, May 5, 2003
By Steven Taylor

Hmm, I wonder if part of the problem is that Mugabe is a murderous, selfish thug? My extensive study of politics has indicated that when greedy, egotistical dictators run countries for decades, bad things happen to citizens. Of course, that’s just a working hypothesis…

At the end of an afternoon of whirlwind diplomacy in Zimbabwe today, three of Africa’s most powerful presidents failed to break a stalemate between President Robert Mugabe and his leading opponents that has pushed the country to the brink of economic collapse.


Zimbabwe has been ravaged by soaring inflation and unemployment, shortages of food and fuel, and cycles of state-sponsored violence against those thought to be government opponents. Two weeks ago, the tensions gave way to mixed hope and confusion when Mr. Mugabe, 79, made veiled comments to news organizations that he could be ready to retire, ending 23 years in power.

Negotiations in Zimbabwe Fail to Break Political Crisis

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  1. Hmmm…that hypothesis could just land you in the APSR. With my colleagues gushing over Fidel and Hugo, methinks that they have never heard such a revolutionary idea as yours!

    Comment by John Lemon — Monday, May 5, 2003 @ 11:15 pm

  2. No kidding.

    I wonder if the group which signed the letter supporting Fidel last week will send one to Mugabe as well?

    Comment by PoliBlogger — Tuesday, May 6, 2003 @ 8:15 am

  3. Comment by Anonymous — Tuesday, August 10, 2004 @ 11:15 am

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