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Whites in Zimbabwe

by | 26th, January 2013

ZIMBABWE, formerly Rhodesia, was once ruled by a foreign-born white elite. After independence from Britain, President Robert Mugabe moved to grab the land from white farmers, some of whom had been there for generations. There was more bloodshed. These photos tell some of the story:

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Zimbabwean tobacco farmers line up their vehicles in a queue to sell their tobacco on the first day of the tobacco selling season in Harare, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. Zimbabwe thrived on tobacco and other farm exports until the government-instigated seizures, often violent, of white-owned commercial farms starting in 2000. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

 



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