The fall of Mugabe

Last updated 25 Jan 18 @ 18:05 |
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Anthony Tucker-Jones reports on the security ramifications of last year’s coup in Zimbabwe

The international media reported with great excitement the ‘surprise’ fall of President Mugabe on 14 November 2017, followed by his official resignation a week later. In reality his downfall had been a long time coming and the real surprise was that it did not happen much sooner. Ironically, over a decade and a half ago Mugabe had faced a very similar situation, but he successfully headed it off. In the wake of his poor Presidential election results in 2002 and the subsequent Hoogstraten . . .

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