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Vol 2 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2008


Zimbabwe

Go East, old man

The meltdown in Harare means that Beijing is no longer prepared to bail out President Robert Mugabe – diplomatically or politically

Asia is responding to President Robert Mugabe’s calls for solidarity in the time of cholera – but not in the way that Harare had envisaged. The economic meltdown and spread of cholera across Zimbabwe and into South Africa has emboldened China, India and Japan – which have been promoting the virtues of Asia’s non-intervention in African politics – to make increasingly direct criticisms of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) regime.

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