Mugabe loses knighthood

JOHNNY EGGITT/AFP/Getty Images Not that it will accomplish anything, but it’s still good news that the British Foreign Office has stripped Robert Mugabe of the honorary knighthood he received in 1996. Zimbabwe’s president has now joined Benito Mussolini, Emperor Hirohito, and Nicolae Ceausescu on the distinguished list of national leaders who received knighthood and subsequently ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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JOHNNY EGGITT/AFP/Getty Images

Not that it will accomplish anything, but it's still good news that the British Foreign Office has stripped Robert Mugabe of the honorary knighthood he received in 1996. Zimbabwe's president has now joined Benito Mussolini, Emperor Hirohito, and Nicolae Ceausescu on the distinguished list of national leaders who received knighthood and subsequently lost it. Appropriate company for him.

JOHNNY EGGITT/AFP/Getty Images

Not that it will accomplish anything, but it’s still good news that the British Foreign Office has stripped Robert Mugabe of the honorary knighthood he received in 1996. Zimbabwe’s president has now joined Benito Mussolini, Emperor Hirohito, and Nicolae Ceausescu on the distinguished list of national leaders who received knighthood and subsequently lost it. Appropriate company for him.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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