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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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American pop star Paul Simon, second right, joins hands with South African musicians Joe Shabalala, left, Miriam Makeba, second left, who has been exiled for 27 years, and Ray Phiri, during the first day on a two-day concert entitled “Graceland in Concert,” in Harare, Zimbabwe on Feb. 14, 1987. Blacks and whites from as far away as New York, Nairobi and South Africa attended the concert, the first public performance in Africa of Simon whose latest songs blend African rhythms with American pop music. (AP Photo)

 



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