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Vol 49 No 4

Published 15th February 2008


Zimbabwe

In the lion's den

Simba Makoni's decision to challenge President Robert Mugabe has surprised those who suspected he lacked the courage to see it through. The odds could hardly be higher for 58-year-old Makoni: supporters of the status quo will try almost anything, especially violence, to stop him; yet if he succeeds, he may be the man who rescues Zimbabwe from economic and political disaster.

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