Zimbabwe: Nkomo Goes into Exile

The government cracks down, and he flees in the night

During the past quarter-century most African countries have gained their independence, but few of their governments have found a democratic way to accommodate political opposition. In country after country, governments have grown wary of their political enemies, often for good reason, and have moved against them. At the same time, opposition parties have felt obliged to express dissent by unlawful means, and in the end many of their leaders have fled their countries. Last week that sorry chain of events was repeated...

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