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Mugabe Turns 85

Cholera epidemic be damned! Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, turned 85 on Saturday and kicked off a week of parties with a sumptuous banquet, The Guardian reports. The $100-per-ticket gala dinner included musicians like Nigerian hip-hop star 2Face, and will culminate in a public feast on Saturday. Thanks to the recession, the 21 February Movement, a young scout's organization loyal to Mugabe, tried to raise $500,000 to last year's $1.2 million, although reportedly the organization has only raised $101,870. The world's oldest national leader may have kept his good looks by using Botox, although his rambling speeches and abnormally bloated ankles suggest he has dementia and heart, kidney or liver dysfunction.