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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is shown on Jan. 21, 2014. He turned 90 this February.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is shown on Jan. 21, 2014. He turned 90 this February.
(TSVANGIRAYI MUKWAZHI/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

On a milestone of misrule, Mugabe fumes as Zimbabwe falls apart

His voice is a little weaker and his words are a little slower these days, but Robert Mugabe at the age of 90 is still spitting his defiance at the world.

This weekend, as he celebrated the 34th anniversary of Zimbabwe’s independence (and his own autocratic rule), he hauled out his verbal cudgels to bash his usual enemies: the leaders of Britain and Europe, the West in general, homosexuals in particular and basically almost anyone except his old friend the Queen.