Laughing Matters

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Under pressure: Robert Mugabe

If England's cricketers do play in a World Cup match here on Feb. 13, some mischievous opponents of President Robert Mugabe have an idea for a practical joke. They know most Zimbabweans, unlike South Africans, have never cared for the sport. And in these tough times, people are too busy playing other games — Spot the Shortest Petrol Queue, Pretend You're a Ruling Party Member to Get Food — to pay attention to this one. But there may be a way to get everyone out to the cricket ground. "We might spread a rumor that there's going to be free food,"...

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