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.



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