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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Stripped of Knighthood

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Stripped of Knighthood

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe Stripped of Knighthood

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Stripped of Knighthood

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has stripped Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe of his knighthood. This highly unusual move is a protest by the queen over Mugabe's human rights abuses following complaints by Zimbabwe's opposition of intimidation.

ROBERT SIEGEL, host:

And on that last point, we wondered if any other world leader had lost an honorary title in that fashion. And according to the British Cabinet Office, it has only happened once before, in 1989, to the former leader of Romania, and the former honorary knight, Nicolae Ceausescu.

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