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April 30, 2004

The Paranoid Dictator

Dictators tend toward the paranoid (which is both understandable and a bit of an understatement), and Robert Mugabe is no exception. His growing fear of opposition media within Zimbabwe and his long-standing animosity toward media outside the country are well documented.

Because, you know, cricket is a highly guarded state secret.

President Robert Mugabe's government said a British television crew ignored media law requirements and illegally entered Zimbabwe this week to cover cricket matches.

A statement quoted by state media Friday said a Sky television news crew had flown into Zimbabwe without following accreditation procedures.

Robert Mugabe: Keeping third world dictatorships fun for the whole family.

Read the story.

Posted by zombyboy at April 30, 2004 10:31 AM

I mean, as far as two-bit tinpots, Mugabe's awful boring and predictable. His bit is straight out of the 60s.

Posted by: Brian at May 3, 2004 12:28 PM

I can't deny that. I guess I just take it personally with him.

Posted by: zombyboy at May 4, 2004 11:03 AM
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