Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

International Herald Tribune: Robert Mugabe, the runaway winner in a one-horse race, was quickly inaugurated on Sunday as president of Zimbabwe after a runoff election on Friday. His opponent had already dropped out because state-sponsored enforcers were beating and murdering his followers.

“I, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, do swear that I will truly serve in the office of president, so help me God,” he said somberly as he stood before a white-wigged judge under a red-carpeted tent at his official residence in Harare.

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Fast Company: With its resource-hungry push into the sub-Sahara, Beijing puts the planet to the test.