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May 13, 2004

Hunger as a Weapon

Mugabe is looking to refuse international food aid, saying that his country's crops will be more than enough to feed his nation through the coming year. This is one Bishop's response:

Archbishop Pius Ncube told the BBC's Network Africa programme: "There's so much land lying fallow, some of the best farms are not even cultivated."

He said the government had failed to distribute seed and fertiliser, and that the rains had come two months late in some parts.

"So I fear - for instance in western Zimbabwe - many people will have enough food for three or four months, after which they will need food aid."

Pinching off food distribution is a wonderful way to control the citizens of a hungry nation, and an even better way to strip power from any opposition political powers.

Read the story.

Posted by zombyboy at May 13, 2004 01:20 PM

From all reports things are pretty rough in Zimbabwe at the moment. Once Mugabe is nothing but a relic of history and things slowly start improving, the past decade will prove to be nothing but a dark era in the building of a strong, prosperous country.

Keep up the courage to fight Mugabe at every turn. His actions are a crime against humanity, not just for his naked racism, but for the economic destruction of a country and the drop in living standards that no group of people should need to endure.

Stand strong.

Posted by: Ari at May 23, 2004 07:59 AM

I am all set to read what's comes next. keep up the good work!!

Posted by: fred at August 30, 2004 11:32 AM
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