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Southern African Politics Roiled By Distortions, Junk Bonds and Road Rage

[Democracy Works] I was in Zimbabwe when news came through of a clash of motorcades in neighbouring Zambia. One motorcade was carrying the president, Edgar Lungu, and the other the opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema. It seemed neither would give way to the other. There is little love lost between the two men, and Hichilema still refuses to recognise Lungu's contentious election victory last year - but even so, no one expected that shortly after the standoff, security forces would storm Hichilema's home and teargas his fa

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