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Going nowhere: Zimbabwe will only recover when Robert Mugabe goes

February 27, 2007

The Economist.com writes about the parallel is sees between Mr. Mugabe’s refusal to leave office and Zimbabwe’s economic collapse.

 

From the Article:

By seizing commercial farms and handing them to political cronies, Mr. Mugabe may have staved off the end of his political career, but at the cost of ruining an economy dominated by agriculture.

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And though outsiders occasionally grumble about the misery in Zimbabwe - America has called it an "outpost of tyranny" - the West has broadly decided that ignoring Mr. Mugabe is the least bad strategy.