U.S. and Zimbabwe NPR's Vicky O'Hara reports on accusations that Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe is distributing land seized from white farmers to his family and friends. U.S. officials say Mugabe is using food as a political weapon to reward supporters and to stifle opposition to the leadership he has held for over 2 decades. In the meantime, the U.S. insists that, despite its disapproval of Mugabe's rule, it will continue to ship food to Zimbabweans, who are in the midst of a drought.
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U.S. and Zimbabwe

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NPR's Vicky O'Hara reports on accusations that Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe is distributing land seized from white farmers to his family and friends. U.S. officials say Mugabe is using food as a political weapon to reward supporters and to stifle opposition to the leadership he has held for over 2 decades. In the meantime, the U.S. insists that, despite its disapproval of Mugabe's rule, it will continue to ship food to Zimbabweans, who are in the midst of a drought.