I think the military action against Robert Mugabe warrants a thread here in the International section.
Half a lifetime ago, Mugabe was a hero. He and his forces brought down the racist regime of Ian Smith. In the West, many of us demonstrated against what was then Rhodesia and South Africa. Eventually white rule was ended in both countries.
On the surface, Zimbabwe appears to be a working democracy, with elections held more or less every 5 years since 1980, when Mugabe first gained power in the country. Mugabe's winning political party ZANU-PF was heavily involved in the resistance to and overthrow of the Ian Smith regime.
It is alleged that Mugabe started out very popular, and tightened his grip on power by being more authoritarian and by fixing elections.
There is also some evidence that Zimbabwe has become a client state of China.