What do Obama and Mugabe have in common?


Pretty little, apart from the fact that Barack Obama is the President of the United States and Robert Mugabe is the President of Zimbabwe. Both are black, but one heads the most powerful nation in the world while the other is a pariah that no one wants to be associated with.

Obama will be sworn in for his second and final term on 21 January. Mugabe who has been at the helm since 1980, but has been president since 1987, remains in office and is likely to stand again if elections are held this year.

Mugabe will be turning 89 next month making him one of the oldest Heads of State.

He has survived all along despite having two of the most powerful states in the world- the United States and Britain- as his “enemies”.

He was even considered the third most evil man in the world after Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Osama bin Laden of Al Qaeda.

Hussein and Osama are both dead, hunted down by United States troops. But Mugabe lives on.

How has be survived this onslaught?

Our kindle book: Can Obama Outlast Mugabe, gives the most plausible explanation.

You can buy it or borrow it from the Kindle library.


Don't be shellfish... Please SHARETweet about this on Twitter
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Email this to someone
Print this page

Like it? Share with your friends!

Charles Rukuni
The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *