Perspectives on Zimbabwe

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Perspectives on Zimbabwe
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April 17, 2011
Perspectives on Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is a sovereign, post-colonial nation in southern Africa, bordered by South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, and Botswana. For almost one century starting in the late 1800s, Zimbabwe was part of the colonial British Empire. During this time period the country was known as Rhodesia. In the mid-1960s, African agitation was eroding the British Empire. It was in 1965 that the Unilateral Declaration of Independence was declared by the British Rhodesian leader of the nation, Ian Smith. This declaration effectively rejected the notion that Rhodesia could become a multi-ethnic democracy, as suggested by the British government itself....
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.....orse. The elections of 2008 were a sign that the
people of Zimbabwe are ready for change. Hopefully for their sake, they are up to the challenge when their chance arrives.
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