Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has again called on the West to lift sanctions against the crisis-hit nation, saying "neo-colonialist enemies" were trying to make land reform fail and the country dependent on food imports. That’s not a great way to go about making either friends or enemies. And Mugabe and his failed state need all the friends they can get. Speaking at the UN food summit in Rome, he denounced what he called the "punitive policies” of certain countries (read Britain and the US), whose interests were opposed to the success of his farm and food policies. While the EU has placed personal travel bans on Mugabe and his cronies, he pops up in Europe on a regular basis for international gatherings. Read more: Reuters, France24
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