Robert Mugabe and the Ruin of Zimbabwe

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In 1980, Robert Mugabe became the first black leader of Zimbabwe after a seven-year civil war against the rule of white settlers. Based on a solid economy, he made his country the envy of Africa for healthcare, education and per-capita income. That's according to a white reporter, born and raised in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe will hold a presidential election on Saturday, and 84-year old Mugabe is expected to be re-elected. But it won't be due to popularity or successful administration, says Peter Godwin, author of When a Crocodile Eats the Sun.

Credits

Guest:
Peter Godwin - author, 'When a Crocodile Eats the Sun'

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal