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Africa and Democracy: Debacle in Zimbabwe

Is there any future for whites in southern Africa? From the behavior of Robert Mugabe, the leader of Zimbabwe the answer would be no. He has defied the world by confiscating white-owned firms, suppressing the political opposition and censoring the press. His excuse is the defense of black rights. But the consequence is white flight from Zimbabwe and white fear in neighboring South Africa. Fellow African president have been reluctant to chastise him. Is the future of Africa government by chiefs?

Date: 05/30/2002

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