Sunday, 28 December 2008

Zimbabwe a nation starving

The United nations say that 5.5 million Zimbabweans need urgent food aid. Zimbabwe now has the highest inflation rate in the world with a staggering 230 million percent. Zimbabwe is a country full of millionaires but uncomfortably every one seems to be starving.

Lacks of investment over the past decade have resulted in the health system now at breaking point. The recent cholera out break has affected 1100 people resulting in the deaths of scores more. These are the signs of; and a symptomatic of Zimbabwe’s crumbling health system.

Sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe have contributed to the economic imbalance now at pressure cooking point that face that once prosperous country. Mugabe has been a constant thorn in the side of the West; his controversial land reform policy has not won him many friends and this has affected his standing internationally.

Zimbabwe would be better off; if not burdened by sanctions. Mugabe has applied for aid and trade. The country and has been granted some aid, but the IMF and World Bank have refused Mugabe loans. Sanctions imposed on his regime have hurt him and the economy has suffered significantly as a result.

Life in Zimbabwe is hard and challenging for ordinary citizens. Life expectancy is at an all time low. There is no food in the shops and for those who can find food they have no money to spend. Zimbabwe for all intensive purpose is in trouble. Be it because of sanctions, corruption, incompetence or unwillingness for the government to act in the interest of the poor.

Zimbabwe has many problems, recent pressure from the International community targeted at Mugabe, to convince Zimbabweans that Mugabe in not the right person to rule them is a mistake.

Mugabe has been the leader of his Zanu-PF party for a long time, this has lead to calls from the international community; demanding that someone else take over the reigns of power.

Such calls can only resonate a strong-minded Mugabe; who somehow seems to thrive on all the attention and chaos surrounding his spectacle. It is not right for external elements to interfere in political and internal affairs of Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans are mature enough to choose their own leaders. Zimbabweans have the exclusive right to say who should go and who should stay.

Current power sharing talks between Mugabe and Tsvangarai brokered by former South African president Thambo Mbeki must succeed – preventing Zimbabwe from plunging further into the abyss.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Rwanda Genocide -- United Nations Court finds those responsible guilty

The United Nations war court for Rwanda has sentenced the brother in law of the forma Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana to 20 years in prison.

The court also sentenced to life imprisonment a former army colonel Theoneste Bagosora and two other ex-army officers to life imprisonment on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, acquitting a fourth officer, Gratien Kabiligi.

The Rwandan genocide of 1994 was one of the most atrocious, Africa had ever seen. Gruesome Crime was perpetrated by one tribe turning against another, resulting in the deaths of thousands.
The majority Hutus tribe deliberately set out to exterminate Tutsis, resulting in the deaths of nearly a million people over a 100 day period.

A sluggish United Nations Court has taken nearly 12 years to come to this just verdict. Rather late than never, the International Criminal court must be applauded for indicting the perpetrators of this maraca.



MSC Masters degree from South Bank University in International Development

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