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Mugabe holds lavish birthday party as country endures food shortages

HARARE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 this week, celebrates his birthday on Saturday with a lavish party attended by thousands of loyalists outside the second city of Bulawayo. The ruling ZANU-PF party is hosting the event for Mugabe, who has held power since 1980 during a reign marked by repression of dissent, vote-rigging and the country's economic collapse. Now the world's oldest national leader, his actual birthday on Tuesday has been celebrated in a week-long extravaganza with state media…