Using an African clichè for the Trump problem misses its US roots

08 November 2020 - 00:00
By Lindiwe Mazibuko

'He's going full Robert Mugabe," tweeted Samantha Power, the respected academic and former US ambassador to the UN, just after 2am on Friday in what was neither the first nor the cleverest "hot take" comparing US President Donald Trump's post-election conduct to that of an African dictator.

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