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Mugabe Invites CGD’s MCA Monitor to “The Dictator” Screening

May 08, 2012
Washington policy wonks—and yours truly—got a little funny in the mail today: an invitation from Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe for a special screening of Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest film “The Dictator.”  The effort to punk Washington is well done. The spoof invite includes the presidential residence address in Harare and lists Zimbabwe Deputy Minister of Education, Sport and Culture Lazarus Dokora as the point of contact. The “Southwest Entrance” instruction on the bottom right is an added treat.
I love that the invite is addressed to me and the MCA Monitor Blog. Too bad Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) doesn’t use “sense of humor” as one of its new selection indicators for aid funding or Zimbabwe’s (er, Paramount’s?) scores might be looking a little better. The MCA Monitor regrets it will be unable to attend due to a prior engagement.

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