This can’t suck:
Advisers to President Robert G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe are in talks with the opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, amid signs that Mr. Mugabe may be preparing to resign, a Western diplomatic source and a prominent Zimbabwe political analyst said Tuesday. The negotiations about a possible transfer of power away from Mr. Mugabe come after he apparently concluded that a runoff election would be demeaning, a diplomat said.
A decade and a half ago, South Africa’s apartheid regime dissolved in a peaceful election. Now Mugabe seems poised to do (almost) the same. It’s enough to give you some hope for one of the worst-governed parts of the world.