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Bolton on Africa | Zimbabwe anniversary

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Tuesday, 18 December 2018

 

Editor's note

The Trump administration has finally unveiled its Africa strategy. In setting out the strategy the US’s National Security Advisor John Bolton made clear that what really matters to Trump is not Africa but containing and countering China. This is a pity, argues John Stremlau, because Africa offers the US as well as China the opportunity to forge a trilateral relationship that would benefit all three parties.

To mark the first anniversary of the ousting of former president Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, two journalists have penned books on his nearly four decades of rule. At the time of the coup there was great hope that the country would find new life under Emmerson Mnangagwa. This hasn’t happened. In his review of the books, David B. Moore argues that neither does justice to the sheer scale of what’s required to rebuild the country.

Caroline Southey

Editor

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