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The State Of Zimbabwe Today

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Supporters cheer during celebrations for Zimbabwe's 35th independence anniversary on April 18, 2015 in the capital, Harare, where President Robert Mugabe condemned ongoing anti-foreigner attacks in neighboring South Africa. (Jekesai Nijikizana/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters cheer during celebrations for Zimbabwe's 35th independence anniversary on April 18, 2015 in the capital, Harare, where President Robert Mugabe condemned ongoing anti-foreigner attacks in neighboring South Africa. (Jekesai Nijikizana/AFP/Getty Images)

Zimbabwe was once considered the breadbasket of southern Africa, but then was plagued with drought and famine. The country's famed President Robert Mugabe has been in office for more than 30 years and just turned 91. What is the political and economic state of Zimbabwe today?

NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton has spent a lot of time in the country, and talks with Here & Now's Lisa Mullins about what what it's like there today, compared to yesteryear.

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This segment aired on May 29, 2015.

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