In Zimbabwe, Mugabe’s Tyranny Has Made His Longevity the Enemy

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during celebrations for his 92nd birthday, Masvingo, Feb, 27, 2016 (AP photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi).
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during celebrations for his 92nd birthday, Masvingo, Feb, 27, 2016 (AP photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi).
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If ever there was a case study on the dangers of allowing unlimited presidential terms, it is Zimbabwe. The southern African country shows in stark relief the perils of allowing one man to helm the state indefinitely. It demonstrates how difficult it becomes to remove him the longer he stays in power. And, tragically, it reveals what a high price the people pay when a regime becomes immovably entrenched. In the event anyone doubted the plans of aging Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, he spelled them out as clearly as anyone could a few weeks ago at the African Union summit […]

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