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The Phony-Drug War

Cape Town, South Africa — Alice Ndlovu has tuberculosis but, relatively speaking, she is one of the lucky ones. Hers is a strain that responds to the best medicines available, which ...
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The Tyrants’ Best Friend

Stellenbosch, South Africa — Superficially, Zimbabwe is in much better shape than it was just a few years ago. Hotels are full of foreign businessmen, and luxury vehicles seem ubiquitous in ...
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Blood and Diamonds

It seems incredible, given the disaster befalling Zimbabwe, that for the ten thousand or so who hold positions of power and influence in Zimbabwe, rich pickings are still on offer. I ...
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State of Emergency

On December 2, the United Nations announced that over 12,500 Zimbabweans have cholera and at least 565 have died as a result. The normal fatality rate from cholera, even in ...
Politics & Policy

Hatred in the Time of Cholera

While Americans give thanks this holiday season, they warily contemplate what the partial collapse of financial institutions means for them. But for Zimbabweans, simply being alive is reason to give ...
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Mugabe’s Death Grip

The heralded power-sharing agreement signed in Zimbabwe two weeks ago is likely to collapse today as President Mugabe’s military backers refuse to give up any real power. The opposition Movement ...