Peter Godwin

author, 'When a Crocodile Eats the Sun'

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Author of When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa, he grew up in Zimbabwe, but now lives in New York and travels frequently to southern Africa

Peter Godwin on KCRW

A military coup in Zimbabwe has placed its longtime president, Robert Mugabe, under house arrest. The 93-year-old Mugabe has dominated Zimbabwe politics for nearly four decades.

Poisoned ice cream and the coup against Africa’s oldest dictator

A military coup in Zimbabwe has placed its longtime president, Robert Mugabe, under house arrest. The 93-year-old Mugabe has dominated Zimbabwe politics for nearly four decades.

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Zimbabwe, which used to be called "the breadbasket of Africa," is now an economic basket case, with half the people depending on food aid and inflation pegged at nine million percent. …

How Will the World Respond to Mugabe's Re-Election?

Zimbabwe, which used to be called "the breadbasket of Africa," is now an economic basket case, with half the people depending on food aid and inflation pegged at nine million percent. …

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President Robert Mugabe has run  Zimbabwe  for 28 years, but it's reported today that his  advisors are negotiating  a way for him to resign.

President Mugabe's Advisors Discuss Ceding Power in Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe has run Zimbabwe for 28 years, but it's reported today that his advisors are negotiating a way for him to resign.

from To the Point

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