Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Mugabe makes a fool of himself, as usual

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said food aid "dumped" by developed nations had undermined food safety on the African continent, state radio reported on Monday.

The FAO and WHO are to be blamed for giving Mugabe such an opportunity. It is criminal to hold an international conference in Harare when Mugabe and many of his ministers are banned from traveling to Europe and the US.

Promoting tourism

Tourism minister Francis Nhema and Mashonaland West governor Nelson Samkange were a relieved lot at the weekend after timely intervention by government officials averted a disaster on the lake. Nhema, Samkange and several other invited guests, were stranded in the middle of the lake for more than three hours on Saturday night after their boat ran out of fuel. The trip was part of the government’s activities marking World Tourism Day.

Senate elections intimidation

ZIMBABWEAN police have arrested 14,706 people in a follow-up to this year's urban slum demolitions that left hundreds of thousands without homes or jobs, state media reported on Monday.


Owing to economic mismanagement, Harare was bestowed with the world's worst ranking (117) for the quality of its macroeconomic environment on the back of a worsening economic crisis that has reached catastrophic levels.

"Zimbabwe is a particularly sad case, whose quick descent to the bottom of the world's competitiveness rankings reflects the continued deterioration of the institutional climate, including the disappearance of property rights, the corruption of the rule of law, and the implications these and other factors have had for macroeconomic management," noted Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of WEF.

Congratulations, Comrade Mugabe.

Worth your while

Two interesting new sites, both in the States, cover Mugabe and his atrocities: one goes by the self-explaining name of abolishmugabe, the other, which has the honorable aim of having Mugabe’s honorary titles revoked, is www.mugabe.org.


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