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The talks about trade opportunities between Iran and Zimbabwe during a visit to Zimbabwe by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is all just bombast and hides other sinister political motives (like vote buying in Zimbabwe’s elections by Life President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF). Of course, they’re not hiding it very well.

Al Jazeera English

Further Reading

Mobilizing in disorder

Post the looting and failed insurrection, what would it mean for the South African left to undertake a populist political strategy? And should it look to South America for inspiration? A long read.