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Robert Mugabe has no way out

His government “has raided almost everything worth anything without allowing regrowth—and is now running on fumes”

By Christian Westerlind Wigstrom  

©Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/Press Association Images

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News outlets are once again showing images of smoke and fire in Zimbabwe, a country that has come to epitomise societal decline. At $800, Zimbabwean real GDP per capita is lower than in 1960, having dropped by more than a third since the late 1990s. The very landscape tells a story of demise: empty grain silos tower over abandoned fields, disused railway tracks lead to silent…

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