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Meet the Journalist: Joshua Hammer

Author, Smithsonian and Outside contributing editor, and Pulitzer Center grantee Joshua Hammer discusses his trip to Zimbabwe to report on the downfall of Africa's longest-ruling dictator, Robert Mugabe. Despite vows to remain in power until he died, Mugabe was pushed out by the military following a Shakespearian drama involving his wife, Grace, and his longtime hatchet man, Emmanuel Mnangagwa. Hammer unravels the plot and weighs the prospects for a less violent, more equitable future under Mnangagwa, aka "The Crocodile."