Robert Mugabe, the longstanding president of Zimbabwe, celebrates his 90th birthday today. There is no question he has seen significant changes occur over his lifetime, from the end of colonialism to the rise of globalization. But being the only president Zimbabwe has ever had since its transition to majority rule in 1980 also means that no other person has defined the political and economic landscape of his country more than he has.
Looking at the state of Zimbabwe today, that is neither a positive legacy nor one that many in Zimbabwe hope continues.
Continue reading at UN Dispatch