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The Media's Mugabe

Robert Gabriel Mugabe spent 40 years at the helm of the Zimbabwe African National Union ruling party. Many Africans, and indeed some Zimbabweans, honor him for leading the country to independence, building a formidable education system, and speaking with increasing vitriol against Western hegemony. Yet he was also responsible for building a complex state surveillance system, violently maintaining absolute political power, and overseeing the economic collapse of Zimbabwe. Join us for a conversation about how Mugabe was represented in the media over the course of his political career, and what his legacy may mean.