Robert Mugabe: The Last of the Dinosaurs

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH: Mugabe hears from friends and critics at the A.U. summit

If Africa is to be truly free, if — decades after throwing off colonial rule — it is now to escape poverty, corruption and autocracy, it needs a second, quiet revolution. The repression and electoral theft in Zimbabwe, the riots and civilian coup in Kenya in January, both suggest that the worst standards of governance persist. On the other hand, the last few years have seen the rise of a new generation of leaders, subdued heroes who have replaced the titans of the past and emphasize self-reliance and good governance: men and women such as Rwanda's Paul Kagame, Liberia's Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...

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