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In Zimbabwe, a free press is a luxury

...on the case. Along with some independent weeklies, it provides Zimbabwe's only alternative voice since President Robert Mugabe shut down independent radio and television late last year. "In the U.S., newspapers are taken for granted, but...
Outside editorial: Cholera on the move

...a grave risk of silently, but quickly, spreading cholera. South Africa's efforts to prop up Zimbabwe strongman Robert Mugabe has been disgraceful enough. Its treatment of Zimbabwean refugees now piles one shameful act on another. If South...
This Day in History

...N. Security Council for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the North. In 2000, President Robert Mugabe's ruling party was assured a majority in Zimbabwe's new parliament despite historic gains by the opposition. In...
This Day in History

...the Jewish state. In 2001, Typhoon Toraji churned through Taiwan, killing some 200 people. Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe's ruling party won a special parliamentary election.
This Day in History

...Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Three hotel workers later pleaded guilty in connection with the blaze.) In 1987, Robert Mugabe was sworn in as Zimbabwe's first executive president. In 1997, in Sorocaba, Brazil, riot troops stormed a prison...
Is this the age of autocrats?

...step down as president of Pakistan, that key U.S. client has been ruled dictatorially since 1999. In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe refuses to give way despite having lost an election. In the Andean region of Latin America, democratic freedoms are...
Outside editorial: Rogue democrat: South Africa's Mbeki sides with Mugabe

...immoral policy is reaching its nadir - in South Africa's neighbor Zimbabwe. The government of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is inarguably one of the world's worst: It has wrecked the economy, triggering food shortages that have driven...
Outside column: Fresh thinking for a connected world

...weapons program, and then as soon as the other nations fulfilled their parts of the bargain, Pyongyang reneged. Robert Mugabe apparently lost re-election, but rather than accept defeat he dragged his nation down with him - until conditions...
Outside editorial: A real rival in South Africa?

...especially one still finding its way in a region with little democratic tradition. The case of Zimbabwe, where Robert Mugabe clings brutally to the presidency 28 years after the end of white-minority rule, should stand as a cautionary tale...


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