the president of zimbabwe

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Because the United Nations is completely impartial, for the past six months I have had to do my best to hold my tongue on matters of Zimbabwean politics. But now that I am no longer employed by the UN, I feel the need to share some of my thoughts on the notorious Uncle Bob.

In short, Robert Mugabe is terrible. This much is pretty well accepted universally. While I have heard some people defend him in some bizarre attempt to appear trendy and different, everyone else rightly sees Mugabe as the thug that he is. Still, I think it’s worth talking about him and the things that he has done.

What’s interesting about Mugabe is that he used to be held in high regard by the international community. He was considered for the Secretary-General of the UN the year that Kofi Annan was appointed instead. He also received many awards and honours (before they were…

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