Mnangagwa is no born-again democrat. He was Mugabe’s hatchet man for 37 years, and now half of the country’s US$10 billion domestic debt has been run up under his administration.
Mnangagwa’s regime unlikely to clean up the fiscal mess because its principals continue to profit from Zimbabwe’s economic mayhem.
Today, both Sisi and the Egyptian people are in a considerably less jubilant mood. Food is more expensive than ever, and inflation still running at more than 20%
Human rights violations are “being committed in a more clandestine, but equally brutal, manner” than in the past. The UN predicts Burundian refugees will top 500,000 by the end of the year.
Even opposition veteran Tshisekedi’s body has become a source of political tension. The government has not agreed on a location to bury him in Congo and so it has remained in Brussels.
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