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Vol 48 No 18

Published 7th September 2007


He keeps on winning

Mugabe's cunning but ruinous regime is smarter than its quarrelsome critics

Zimbabwe defies political gravity. Almost nobody in Harare or Tshwane takes seriously the South African-mediated negotiations between government and opposition. Next year's elections will be held using a deeply flawed electoral register, amid wide-ranging threats of intimidation and violence against opposition politicians, and heavy rewards for loyalty to the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front.

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