Happy Birthday, Bob

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Robert Mugabe’s birthday.

Uncle Bob turned 3,113 last week (actually, 92). And, as usual, he celebrated in style. This year’s party cost $800,000 (note: the average Zimbabwean lives on approximately $3 per day) and involved a 203 lb “edible replica of the Great Zimbabwe ruins“.

It also involved this travesty of a birthday cake (photo screengrabbed from the NYT article linked above), which, as far as I can tell, doesn’t admit to the existence of South Sudan, and maybe also has some unorthodox ideas about where Eritrea and Djibouti are relative to Ethiopia?

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Thanks, everyone who sent this to me!

Kate Cronin-Furman

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