The news cycle is loud, but we need to hear those who can’t shout
Robert Mugabe, who led Zimbabwe’s independence fight and was forced out of office after three decades as president, died at age 95 on Sept. 6. He had been receiving medical care in Singapore. A former teacher, Mugabe led one of two guerrilla armies that fought the white colonial regime controlling what was then called Southern Rhodesia. But after winning that fight and gaining office, he began a tribal war that destroyed his rivals, a tribal minority, the Ndebele. He jailed political opponents, bullied the media, and led his country into devastating hyperinflation. A coup removed him from power in 2017.