Beijing makes the most of Harare's isolation

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during the African leader's first visit to China on April 3, 2018.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during the African leader's first visit to China on April 3, 2018. © Parker Song/POOL/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
As one of the few southern African states to have been excluded by Washington from its Democracy Summit, Zimbabwe has been conducting an intense communication campaign in recent weeks, touting its proximity to Beijing, one of President Mnangagwa's few international allies. [...] (381 words)
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