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Zimbabwe: A new beginning?

Since the bitterly disputed elections of March 2008 the eyes of the world have been on Zimbabwe. Its economy has crashed into hyperinflation and widespread hunger. Few can understand how Mugabe's regime has clung onto power for so long. Of all the failed states the world is trying to rescue, Zimbabwe has probably the most to teach about the legacy of colonialism and the pitfalls of globalisation.

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