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31,267. If ever there was a country founded on blood and greed Rhodesia was it. (England & Great Britain & Empire & Africa & Zimbabwe) Jeremy Paxman, Empire V: Doing Good, BBC 2012
31,268. Huge areas were governed by handfuls of white men thrown in at the deep end and told to get on with it. (England & Great Britain & Empire & Africa & Zimbabwe) ibid.
90,870. After months of talks at Lancaster House, a new constitution was agreed. Margaret Thatcher’s practical change of heart meant the Marxist Robert Mugabe became the first prime minister of independent Zimbabwe. (Thatcher & Zimbabwe) Thatcher: The Downing Street Years I: Woman at War, BBC 1993
94,362. Paul: Where is Zimbabwe?
Sam: I dunno. The Catherine Tate Show series I
94,363. I don’t believe in black majority rule in Rhodesia – not in a thousand years. Ian Smith, speech 20th March 1976
94,364. Zimbabwe targets all-white farms. BBC online article 6th July 2001
94,365. Mugabe rival charged with treason. BBC online headline 20th March 2002
94,366. Summit ends with African leaders siding with Mugabe. CNN online article March 2007
94,367. Tesco condemned for claiming Zimbabweans don’t want to eat the food they export. Telegraph online article 27th June 2008
94,368. Africa gives Mugabe its blessing to fight West’s sanctions. The Times online article 30th March 2007
94,369. Mark Thatcher: Tell me, Mr Mugabe, what exactly are your aims in Zimbabwe?
Mugabe: Outlaw the opposition. And achieve a smoothly functioning one-party state.
Mark Thatcher: Ah, just like mumsy. (Zimbabwe & Opposition) Spitting Image s1e2
68,847. Cricket civilises people and creates good gentlemen. I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe; I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen. (Cricket & Zimbabwe) Robert Mugabe
94,373. The white man is not indigenous to Africa. Africa is for Africans. Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans. Robert Mugabe
94,374. So, Blair, keep your England, and let me keep my Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe
94,379. Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy! Robert Mugabe, cited Irish Times 15th December 2000
94,380. I am still the Hitler of the time. This Hitler has only one objective, justice for his own people, sovereignty for his people, recognition of the independence of his people, and their right to their resources. If that is Hitler, then let me be a Hitler tenfold. Ten times, that is what we stand for. Robert Mugabe, funeral speech March 2003
93,381. We cannot have a situation where people decide to sit in places not allowed and when police remove them they say no. We can’t have that. That is a revolt to the system. Some are crying that they were beaten. Yes you will be thoroughly beaten. When the police say move you move. If you don’t move, you invite the police to use force. Robert Mugabe, speech Egypt 2006 re torture of fifteen trade union activists
94,370. President Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since it gained independence in 1980. In 2008 opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is heading towards a presidential win. To protect his rule, President Mugabe unleashes his military forces. Mugabe and the Democrats: Storyville, BBC 2015
94,371. Two men from the opposing parties will lead the constitution- making process. ibid.
94,372. In July 2013 President Mugabe won another highly contested election. He is still the president of Zimbabwe. ibid.
94,375. The economic dynamic in Zimbabwe is perversely robust: while ordinary people suffer, black-market dealers and people with foreign bank accounts prosper, making them powerful stakeholders in the perpetuation of devastating economic policies. Samantha Power
94,376. I strongly support European sanctions against Mugabe and his ruling clique. We must do all in our power to help the people of Zimbabwe achieve their freedom and prosperity once again. Peter Hain
94,377. In my part of Africa, death is never far away. With more Zimbabweans dying in their early thirties now, mortality has a seat at every table. The urgent, tugging winds themselves seem to whisper the message, memento mori, you too shall die. In Africa, you do not view death from the auditorium of life, as a spectator, but from the edge of the stage, waiting only for your cue. You feel perishable, temporary, transient. You feel mortal. Peter Godwin, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa
94,378. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the land question in Zimbabwe is the single most decisive one. (Zimbabwe & Land) Christopher Hitchens, Inequalities in Zimbabwe
94,383. I believe that Mugabe was ... driven into a permanent rage by the adulation heaped internationally on Nelson Mandela, an accolade of praise and recognition that he felt was more properly due to himself. And, harbouring this grievance, he decided to denude his own unhappy country of anything that might remind anybody of Mandela's legacy. Christopher Hitchens, Mandela Envy: Is Robert Mugabe's Lawless Misrule Founded in Jealousy? Slate 21st April 2008
94,382. Mugabe wasn’t human at all. You couldn’t warm to him as a person. You could admire his skills and intellect and so on, but he was an awfully slippery sort of person – reptilian, as I say. (Zimbabwe & Reptilian) Lord Carrington
94,384. With his poor childhood development record, even minor criticism would be experienced as a wound by Mugabe. He is a person who cannot tolerate difference. Being profoundly doubtful about himself, he is oversensitive to the idea that he is not as good as everyone else. People are either with him or against him. Differences of opinion are provocative and hurtful to Mugabe, who may think that compromise reduces him. The closer a compromise comes to his emotional self, the more he resists it. (Zimbabwe & Criticism & Difference) Heidi Holland, Dinner with Mugabe
112,318. In 1871 a German geologist exploring southern Africa stumbled across an extraordinary ruins. He was astonished by what he found. A vast stone city stranded in the empty savanah: Great Zimbawe. (Mozambique & Zimbawe) Gus Casely-Hayford, Lost Kingdoms of Africa s1e3, Greater Zimbabwe
112,319. This coast [Mozambique] was central to an international trade in gold. (Africa & Zimbabwe & Gold) ibid.
112,320. Great Zimbabwe was at its zenith in the 13th and 14th centuries. (Africa & Zimbabwe) ibid.
112,321. A wealth of trading goods … have been found here. (Africa & Zimbabwe) ibid.