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Monocle: Zimbabwe: State of Despair

January 2008


Monocle's Africa correspondent Steve Bloomfield and photographer Frédéric Courbet go undercover in troubled Zimbabwe, where international journalists are banned. They found a nation on the brink of economic collapse with out-of-control inflation, severe shortages of food and fuel, and life expectancy at an all-time low -- all a legacy of Mugabe's 28-year crippling regime.

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