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After Brexit, could Britain and Zimbabwe form a new special relationship?

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has suggested as much

By Christian Westerlind Wigstrom  

Photo: Chen Yaqin/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Britain is looking alone and bewildered. Ever since the end of World War II, its foreign policy has rested on two pillars: Europe and the “special relationship” with the US. With Trump in the White House and the convulsions of Brexit, both pillars have fallen over. But just as the old saying comforts us—that tough times reveal your true friends—so these difficulties seem to have revealed a most unlikely supporter: Zimbabwe.

In an interview last week, the new…

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