Heading for the Falls

When the going gets tough at the top in Zimbabwe, the top tough throws a party. Last week, as his government expelled two foreign journalists, President Robert Mugabe faced a new wave of international censure. His country bankrupt, its judiciary in tatters and the press and the opposition under increasing harassment, Mugabe threw himself a three-day 77th-birthday bash at Victoria Falls.

Ironically, the falls on the great Zambezi River, 600 km northwest of the capital Harare and one of Africa's great natural wonders, is also one of the last viable tourist venues in Zimbabwe, where the economy is...

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