New Zimbabwe constitution drawn up by Mugabe and opposition allows for dictator to remain: Powerful allies in military, security services ensure survival
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Mugabe dictatorship has yet to relinquish power or set Zimbabwe opposition supporters free
Nation has yet to emerge from era of dictatorship under Mugabe and many worry over coming Zimbabwe election fraud that will lead to extension of rule
The US will not lift sanctions and warns that Mugabe’s Zimbabwe must stop violence in election
Mugabe, Opposition Meet Over Differences Under South African Urging for Elections in Zimbabwe
Constitution Immediately Criticised as 88 Year Old Mugabe Continues Zimbabwe Power-Sharing