Zimbabwe, Mugabe and the Irish connection

Zimbabwe, Mugabe and the Irish connection
Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since it declared independence from Britain in 1980 – but last week, the army took over Pic: Getty

Given the long years spent trying to establish democracy, it is ironic that now Zimbabwe's main supporter is a totalitarian state: China

And so another African dawn broke to find the tanks outside the president’s palace and the soldiers quietly taking up strategic positions at the airport and at government offices. Seemingly straight from post-colonial central casting, there was the general, splendid in military fatigues, spelling out the new political realities on television. Here we go again.

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