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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6645715.stm

*Sigh* I was going to say something but I think I am going to go and cool off for a bit.
 
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Heard it on BBC World News at 5am. Argh!!!! Crazy, crazy, world?:
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Well we now know what standards are set in Africa and they are extremely low .....
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Seems perfectly reasonable to me, but then I am a teapot.

"I am the King of Democracee, so everybody bow down and pray to ME"

Now which leader of which country in a large equatorial continent sings that in his bath I wonder.

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Good One AL.:
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Unfortunately, the UN madness is the sum of all its members' madness .

Perhaps Mgabwe himself could give a lecture on slash and burn techniques, with a paragraph on necklacing? It would lend their tenure an air of authority.
 
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Can't blame people for not taking the UN seriously anymore.
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Like any "Democracy" the people elected are
the ones the organisation (or country) deserve.

 
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I don't know enough about this to comment fully...but if other nations voted for them what's the problem (atrocities aside!)?

I have no idea how those votes may or may not have been influence...

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It seems all the African Nations voted for him, presumably they see it as 'voting for their own'. So long as they have this type of attitude and vote for this type of tyrant, they will maintain the status quo and the majority of Africa will remain living in a sea of sh*t.
 
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Well said Max.

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nicely put max...its just so unbelievable ....
 
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How can nations sit back and let this happen ?If people in power in the West really cared then mugabe would be no longer in power
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Echos of Iraq in that last statement...look where that's got us.

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I was born and grew up there. Makes me sad.
But, I've worked in most southern African countries and been personally involved in the diamond trade there. Unfortunately there is a sinister factor to the involvement of huge foreign companies. It's in their interest to keep wars and strife going to avoid competition.
The bad side is that once attention like this risks the spotlight on them then they withdraw their capital to the detriment of the locals.

It's really a sad situation which won't be resolved by modern politics.
 
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Indeed, seems to be a conspiracy of fools...
 
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What a crazy crazy world we live in. Why are we trying to save humanity? Cull all humans I say.
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It seems all the African Nations voted for him, presumably they see it as 'voting for their own'. So long as they have this type of attitude and vote for this type of tyrant, they will maintain the status quo and the majority of Africa will remain living in a sea of sh*t.
I think African's were just sick of being ruled by whites, they saw it as the cause of their problems, which is why Zimbabwe and S. Africa now have 'black' governments. To be fair, us colonial power's were always just in it for ourselves but we still did a far better job of managing Africa than the Africans have done since.

But how can you expect a working democracy to form only 4 generations from when Africa was mostly still tribal, it took us two thousand years to move from being tribes throwing spears at each other to working democracies, you can't expect miracles overnight, and there have been some success stories in Africa, although these are few and far between.

My unfortunate prediction is that no matter what we do or don't do, the majority of Africans will stay living in a sea of proverbial sh*t.
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AFAIK, S. Africa is doing rather well, the changeover from White Rule under (bugger, can't remember his name, the last white Premier!) was very well managed, they had the truth and openness (?) commission which allowed people to come out in the open, admit the misdemeanours and atrocities they committed, meet the victims and for everyone to move on in a spirit of hope. Mandela of course, proved to be a giant of a man and was ultimately embraced by the outgoing and incoming regime, thank God. I know there are some S. Africans on here who will have their own (much better informed) views on this, but Zimbabwe has thrown the baby out with the bathwater in a spirit of revenge and we have all seen the result. They had working systems in place, they could have worked towards redistribution of wealth and a fairer society, but all Mgabe wanted to do was ***** the white man. He has ended up f*cking his country!
 
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