Let's Make a Deal

Good news is like foreign exchange in Zimbabwe — both are in short supply. So there was understandable excitement about assurances from the Zimbabwe delegation to the Commonwealth ministerial meeting in Abuja, Nigeria last week that farm invasions will end, the rule of law will be strictly applied to the land-reform process and that firm action will be taken to halt violence and intimidation. Skeptics are saying wait and see, of course. But in fact, President Robert Mugabe is at last feeling the weight of censure, not just from his Commonwealth colleagues but, more significantly, from his fellow African...

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