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Vol 48 No 19

Published 21st September 2007


Zimbabwe

Turbulent priests

Just when President Robert Mugabe thought it was safe to go back to the altar, another troublesome priest has lambasted him for running an oppressive and corrupt regime. This time the accuser is the Anglican Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, a Ugandan-born prelate who was detained during the rule of President Idi Amin Dada. Calling Mugabe ‘the worst kind of racist dictator’, Sentamu likened him to Amin and demanded on 16 September that Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown lead a coalition of countries mounting tougher international sanctions against the Zimbabwean government.

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