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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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Now equipped with Rhodesian army uniforms and weapons, a rank of former guerrillas from Robert Mugabe?s and Joshua Nkomo?s nationalist armies stand shoulder to shoulder with white and black airmen under command of a white army drill instructor in Salisbury on Monday, April, 14, 1980. They were rehearsing formations in a Salisbury stadium in preparation for a review of the new nation?s combined forces during a ceremony marking Independence. (AP Photo/Gubb)

 



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