Zimbabwe: back from the brink

As Zimbabwe works through a second year of power-sharing between long-time nemeses Morgan Tsvangirai and Robert Mugabe, the country appears to be functioning at some levels, but is it – as some claim – all a charade?

24th April, 2010

Morgan Tsvangirai is a remarkably relaxed man, especially when you consider the year he has had.

Sitting next to him in the garden at his house, while a team of bodyguards laugh and joke over a poker game nearby, it’s hard to believe that he’s the same person who lost his wife one year ago, in a car crash that many people believe was a failed plot to kill him, just weeks after he was...

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