Zimbabwe: The Plague of Tribal Enmity

As violence increases, whites flee and investors stay away

It was not an auspicious start for the coming year. On New Year's Eve, six people, all but one of them white, were killed in a spree of violence near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city. In an especially gruesome incident, the throat of a 71-year-old farmer was slit ear to ear. Only days earlier, a pack of 15 to 20 armed men wearing green camouflage uniforms and animal-skin caps had halted traffic on the Bulawayo-Gweru Highway, spraying buses and cars with gunfire and then...

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